Williamsport Westfall continues to roll; Mustangs trounce Huntington Ross in SVC tilt, remain unbeaten

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Westfall 60, Huntington 7
Options are always nice. And the Westfall Mustangs have plenty on offense. D.J. Cain tossed three touchdown passes and Ben Cline added another as
the Mustangs thrashed Huntington 60-7 Friday in a Scioto Valley
Conference game. Westfall amassed 529 yards of total offense to just 133 for
Huntington. Cain completed 13-of-18 passes for 187 yards to pace the
Mustangs, while also gaining 40 rushing yards on six carries and
another score.


CHILLICOTHE — Options are always nice. And the Westfall Mustangs have plenty on offense.

D.J. Cain tossed three touchdown passes and Ben Cline added another as
the Mustangs thrashed Huntington 60-7 Friday in a Scioto Valley
Conference game.

“We wanted to be aggressive and get ahead
early,” Cain said. “You never know what can happen after Appalachian
State beat Michigan in college football.

“We also wanted to work on some things that we can use down the line. Overall, we played a good game.”

Westfall (8-0, 5-0) amassed 529 yards of total offense to just 133 for
Huntington. Cain completed 13-of-18 passes for 187 yards to pace the
Mustangs, while also gaining 40 rushing yards on six carries and
another score.

“They have a lot of experience,” Huntington head coach Ferdie Marquez said. “I was impressed with
their speed and intensity.”

The Mustangs opened the offensive floodgate with trick play against
Huntington (3-5, 3-2). Cline took a double reverse and found Tyler Cobb
wide open for a 49-yard touchdown strike just 25 seconds into the
contest.

“We ran that play last week and it didn’t work,”
Westfall head coach Scott Keller said. “With it not being on tape, we
decided to open the game with it and the pass provided us with a quick
score and momentum.”

Keller, who graduated from Huntington, saw the win as just another for the Mustangs.

“It definitely feels weird to be on the other sideline, but this was a
conference game and important for us,” he said. “This was just a win
for Westfall over Huntington.”

Westfall continued the pace by
scoring on its next three possessions. Seth Hardin made it 14-0 on a
nine-yard touchdown tote, Bryant Gibson caught a 16-yard strike from
Cain and Hardin brought in a Cain screen pass for a 21-yard play.

“It has been tough being out with my shoulder injury,” Gibson said.
“But the guys kept my spirits up and they got my involved tonight. It
felt good to get back to running and catching the football.”

Leading 28-0 at the of the first period, the Mustangs weren’t
satisfied. Cain continued his busy first half, taking a 15-yard tote to
pay dirt and connecting with Hardin on a 24-yard touchdown pass.

Meanwhile, the Huntsmen couldn’t do anything on offense. Huntington
only had two first downs in the first half and turned the ball over
twice on a Tyler Rogers interception of Josh Kellough and a Cobb fumble
recovery.

“Our defense is a brick wall at times,” Keller said. “We limited them to just two first downs in the first half.

“I thought we played as crisp as we have all season on both offense and
defense.”
Westfall added three more touchdowns in the second half, coming on a
14-yard run by Cline, a six-yard tote from Nathan Hock and a long
64-yard carry by Nick Hammond.

Huntington scored its only
touchdown against the Westfall second team defense. Josh Kellough hit
Justin Kellough on an 11-yard bubble screen.

Gibson had four
catches for 41 yards and also contributed three carries for 21 yards in
the Westfall win. Hock had five carries for 37 yards and Jack Gose
brought in four catches for 64 yards.

Huntington quarterback
Josh Kellough completed 9-of-17 passes for 82 yards, and also had 15
carries for 31 yards. Justin Kellough had five receptions for 37 yards.

Westfall can win at least a share of the conference championship at
home Friday against Piketon (6-2, 4-1). Adena and Piketon are both tied
for second place in the SVC at 4-1.

“We have to get after it
again this week,” Cain said. “This is a big game for the SVC and we’re
going to treat it like we did the Adena game.”

Huntington travels to Adena next week.

“We have a good group of guys, but we have to regroup,” Marquez said.

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