Published Sat, Oct 15, 2011 12:10 am Dateline
Looking into this game, South Gallia had a perfect chance to earn a three-way tie for first in the TVC Hocking with a win against Wahama. The only problem is that the White Falcons would have none of it as they routed the Rebels 28-6.
South Gallia’s defense proved strong early in the game by forcing two turnovers in the first half, one of which was capped off by a 19-yard touchdown run by Jacob White.
However, that was about all the Rebels could muster up against Wahama, while the Falcons would score four times in the first half, one of those drives starting from inside their own 10-yard line.
Austin Gibbs had two of those four first half touchdowns, one on the ground from six yards out and one through the air to Tyler Roush for 46 yards. Anthony Graham continued his dominant season performance with a touchdown run for 41 yards. Isaac Lee joined in the fun with a 25-yard touchdown run of his own.
Austin Gibbs struggled to start the second half as South Gallia forced back-to-back interceptions, one of which was inside the red zone. However, the Rebels were unable to take advantage of those turnovers on each of the ensuing drives. Gibbs threw a third interception later in the half.
The Rebel’s defense was stout during the second half but their offense couldn’t keep up with how well the defense was playing. South Gallia just couldn’t muster up any points to get back in the game, allowing Wahama to coast through the rest of the game.
With this big win, Wahama proved that they’re deserving of their #1 ranking in West Virginia.