MASON, W.Va. —In a battle of Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division leaders the host White Falcons reigned supreme yet again, topping Federal Hocking 24-6 for their 22 consecutive league win.
The Lancers (5-2, 4-1 TVC Hocking) began got the ball first and proved that their record was no fluke, scoring on a six yard from Kyle Jackson to Delbert Crum. Wahama (7-0, 6-0) blocked the extra point attempt and trailed 6-0.
The White Falcons tied the game up at the 3:08 mark of the first period on a three yard touchdown run by Zach Wamsley. The point after touchdown attempt failed and the score was knotted at six after the first period.
WHS senior Crandal Neal broke the tie at the 8:57 mark of the second period with an 18 yard rushing touchdown, putting Wahama up 12-6. The point after attempt again failed and WHS held the 12-6 advantage at halftime.
After the half Wamsley broke a 27 yard run for his second score of the game, and Wahama held the 18-6 lead with 5:40 remaining in the third period. Coaltan Neal returned an interception for a touchdown with 6:45 remaining in the game, giving WHS the 24-6 lead. The two point try failed but the White Falcons claimed victory 24-6.
Wamsley led Wahama with 102 yards on 23 carries with a pair of scores. Crandal Neal finished with 77 yards on nine carries and one score, while Kane Roush had 46 yards on seven tries. Trenton Gibbs gained 29 yards on 12 carries in the game.
Gibbs was 3-of-10 passing for 93 yards on the night. Crandal Neal was the leading receiver for Wahama with 48 yards on one catch. Roush caught two passes for 45 yards.
Crum led the Lancers with 17 yards rushing on eight carries. Jackson was 22-of-30 through the air with two interceptions and 222 yards. Alex Nichols was Federal Hocking’s leading receiver with six grabs for 94 yards, while Romie Casey had six grabs for 67 yards, and Ivan Santiago finished with six catches for 52 yards.
The White Falcons had 254 rushing yards on 51 attempts for a nearly five yards a carry average. The Lancers running game on the other had were stifled by the Wahama defense. Federal Hocking rushed for negative eight yards on 29 carries.
FHHS held the 222-93 advantage in passing yards, but the Lancers were intercepted twice whereas Wahama threw no interceptions. Wahama fumbled three times, losing possession on one, while Federal Hocking lost possession on its only fumble.
The Lancers were penalized five times for 45 yards, while the red and white were penalized just three times for 16 yards.
WHS out-gained Federal Hocking 347-214 in total yardage.
The White Falcons will look to maintain their stranglehold on the TVC Hocking next week as it hosts (0-7, 0-6) South Gallia. Federal Hocking will travel to face (1-6, 1-4) Miller next week, as both teams will be looking to bounce back after week seven losses.