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Pirates clinch share of SOC title

The Wheelersburg Pirates crushed the Northwest Mohawks 69-7 Friday night to clinch at least a share of the SOC Division II championship.

Saturday, October 16, 1999

The Wheelersburg Pirates crushed the Northwest Mohawks 69-7 Friday night to clinch at least a share of the SOC Division II championship.

Wheelersburg is now 5-0 in the SOC with only Portsmouth West at home next Friday the last hurdle to clear. The Pirates are 8-0 on the season.

The Pirates amassed 476 total yards led by Jason Schmidt with 145 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Gabe Klaiber’s 1-yard touchdown run started a collection of four scores the first quarter for the Pirates.

Mike Hall scored on a 1-yard run for Northwest to tie the game, but the avalanche began on the next series as Andy Gill threw a 64-yard pass to Schmidt for a touchdown at it was 14-7.

Luke Emnett had touchdown runs of 26 and 4 yards that pushed the lead to 28-7 at the end of the quarter.

The lead grew to 49-7 at the half as Wheelersburg scored three more times in the quarter.

Klaiber had a 4-yard TD run, Schmidt caught an 18-yard touchdown pass, and Klaiber added his third touchdown on a 3-yard run.

Northwest fell to 3-5 on the season and 0-3 in the SOC.

Wheelersburg 28 21 7 13 – 69

Northwest 7 0 0 0 – 7

First Quarter

Wh – Gabe Klaiber 1 run (Josh Tilley kick)

NW – Mike Hall 1 run (Jacob Stiverson kick)

Wh – Jason Schmidt 64 pass from Andy Gill (Josh Tilley kick)

Wh – Luke Emnett 26 run (Josh Tilley kick)

Wh – Luke Emnett 4 run (Josh Tilley kick)

Wh – Gabe Klaiber 4 run (Josh Tilley kick)

Wh – Jason Schmidt 18 pass from Andy Gill (Josh Tilley kick)

Wh – Gabe Klaiber 4 run (Josh Tilley kick)

Wh – Nick Broughton 34 run (Jared Chamberlin kick)

Wh – Lance Davis 3 run (kick failed)

Wh – Michael Perkins 4 run (Bryan Yelley kick)