Pointers get piece of OVC title
The South Point Pointers running game was on “point” to the tune of 408 yards in a 50-14 win over the Chesapeake Panthers.
The win coupled with a 41-6 Fairland win over Coal Grove clinched a share of the Ohio Valley Conference championship for the second straight year for South Point, and the third championship in a row.
South Point won the title outright in 2006.
“Coach (Phil) Davis does a good job, had a good scheme, and got us out of position some tonight. We were able to make some adjustments and execute on offense tonight,” South Point coach Doug Shilot said.
South Point jumped out to a 34-6 halftime lead and continued its scoring in the third quarter.
Jacob Seagraves took the fourth play of the second half for a 28-yard score. Clinton Pack ran in the two-point conversion, and the lead was 41-6 with 10:29 to go in the third.
Chesapeake faced a punting situation, and South Point’s Greg Taylor came off the edge to block the punt.
However, on the first play, South Point running back Adam Muncy was stripped at the Chesapeake 17-yard line. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty moved the ball out to the 32.
Chesapeake faced another punting situation, but a fumble on the punt return allowed Chesapeake to start at the South Point 44.
Six plays later, Chesapeake again faced a fourth down. The Panthers converted for a score when Colton Lindsey found Brandon Noble in the corner of the end zone. Jared Cornwell ran in the conversion, and the score was 42-14 with 1:31 to go in the third.
South Point would add a touchdown in the fourth when Clinton Pack scored from four yards out. Drew Lynd ran in the two-point conversion, and the final score was set at 50-14. On the drive, the Pointers faced a fourth and one, and Tevin Mitchell gained the first on a 28 yard gain.
Chesapeake got the ball to start the game, but a fumble on the kickoff allowed the Pointers to take over at the Panthers 20. Four plays later, Ryan Plants ran in from eight yards out. The two-point conversion was no good, and the Pointers led 6-0 with 10:11 to go in the first.
Chesapeake came right back, and used a nine-play, 65-yard drive that culminated with an Aaron Donahoe 7-yard run. The extra point was wide, and the score was tied 6-6 with 6:36 to go.
“We were pretty banged up coming in, but our kids played hard, but we just were not able to match up well for the last couple of weeks,” Chesapeake coach Phil Davis said.
South Point (6-4, 4-1) would continue to the back and fourth scoring when Ryan Plants scored from 54 yards out for his second score of the night. The two-point try was no good, and the score was 12-6 with 4:40 to go in the first. Plants finished with 134 yards on seven carries with two touchdowns.
After a Chesapeake punt, South Point looked to increase the lead. On the third play of the drive, Jacob Seagraves found the end zone from 28 yards out. Seagraves also ran in the conversion to give South Point a 20-6 after one.
South Point opened the second quarter after another Chesapeake punt, and on the third play of the quarter, Seagraves took the pitch to the right, and threw back to quarterback Chase Kratzenberg behind the Panthers defense on the left for an 18-yard score.
Drew Lynd added the extra point, and the Pointers lead was 27-6 with 10:27 to go in the half.
South Point would add one more score in the second after a Chesapeake punt. Seagraves found and opening on the second play of the drive, and raced 60 yards for the touchdown. Lynd added the extra point, and the lead was 34-6 at the half.
On the first play, Ryan Plants took the handoff and went 77 yards to the end zone. However, a penalty at midfield negated the score.
Seagraves finished with 163 yards on 12 carries with three touchdowns, and was one of one passing for 18 yards and a score.
“Anytime you start off a season slow like that, and you win six of your last seven games is a tribute to the kids working hard, being coachable, and believing in our scheme,” Shilot said.
Tevin Mitchell had 47 yards on three carries along with Adam Muncy’s 19 yards on four carries. Jaad Smith added 18 yards on two carries, and Clinton Pack had 8 yards on two carries with a touchdown.
Chesapeake (4-6, 2-3) was led by Peter Hintz who had 101 yards on 12 carries.
“It has been a tough year, but our kids have played hard all year,” Davis said. “We did a lot of good things this year, and things we can use for next year.”
Chesapeake 6 0 8 0 = 14
South Point 20 14 8 8 = 50
SP–Ryan Plants 8 run (run failed) 10:11
Ch–Aaron Donahoe 7 run (kick failed) 6:36
SP–Ryan Plants 54 run (run failed) 4:40
SP–Jacob Seagraves 28 run (Seagraves run) 1:50
SP–Chase Kratzenberg 18 pass from Jacob Seagraves (Drew Lynd kick) 10:27
SP–Jacob Seagraves 60 run (Drew Lynd kick) 6:58
SP–Jacob Seagraves 28 run (Clinton Pack run) 8:40
Ch–Brandon Noble 18 pass from Colton Lindsey (Jared Cornwell run) 1:31
SP–Clinton Pack 4 run (Drew Lynd run) 10:16
First downs 14 16
Rushes-yards 47-158 36-408
Passing yards 7 18
Total yards 165 426
Cmp-Att-Int 2-5-1 1-1-0
Penalties-yards 2-15 5-40
Punts-average 5-21.0 0-00.0
RUSHING–Chesapeake: Peter Hintz 12-101, Jared Cornwell 5-28, Trey West 7-23, Alex Wells 8-21, Tyler Edwards 2-1, Aaron Donahoe 8-minus 6, Drew Blake 5-minus 10. South Point: Jacob Seagraves 12-163, Ryan Plants 7-134, Tevin Mitchell 3-47, Adam Muncy 4-19, Jaad Smith 2-18, Chase Woodson 1-9, Clinton Pack 2-8, Austin Ross 2-8, Casey West 1-4, Chase Kratzenberg 1-minus 2.
PASSING–Chesapeake: Aaron Donahoe 1-1-0 minus 2, Colton Lindsey 1-1-0 9. South Point: Jacob Seagraves 1-1-0 18.
RECEIVING–Chesapeake: Brandon Noble 1-9, Peter Hintz 1-minus 2. South Point: Chase Kratzenberg 1-18.