Maysville Uses Big Fourth Quarter To Put Away Philo 35-17 [Video]< < Back to
The Philo Electrics faced the tough test of containing their conference rival Maysville on Friday night, and kept them check until the second half. Both teams were tied at 14-14 at halftime, but Maysville pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 35-14 victory at the Maysville Athletic Complex.
Penalties haunted the Maysville (3-0, 3-0 MVL) in the first half, as a 15-yard personal foul on Maysville wiped out a third-and-long, instead giving the Electrics a first down. Philo capitalized off the drive with a touchdown to tie the score at 7-7 with 7:04 to go in the first half.
On Maysville’s ensuing possession, the drive stalled with another penalty, this time with a 15-yard illegal shift. Philo took advantage on their next drive as well, as quarterback Cody Wickham had a five-yard rushing touchdown to put Philo up 14-7 with 1:30 left the first half. Wickham finished with 54 passing yards while completing four out of his seven passes.
Maysville then answered the Philo score with a touchdown of their own on their next possession, as quarterback Jacob Miller rolled right and found Blake Wilson in the end zone to tie the game up 14-14 with 25 seconds left in the first half.
All was quiet in the third quarter, and then Maysville erupted with 21 points in the fourth quarter to take the lead for good. The Panthers kicked off the fourth quarter when Miller found Chase Himmelspach for a 23-yard touchdown pass to take a 21-14 lead over the Electrics. Miller then took matters into his own hands, as he scored the rest of the Panther’s points with two, one-yard rushing touchdowns. Miller finished the night 6-7 passing for 49 yards and two touchdowns.
Philo may have won the time of possession battle, but Maysville took better advantage of their time, as the Panthers outgained the Electrics 341 to 232 total yards of offense.
Maysville will travel to West Muskingum (0-3, 0-3 MVL) next week to face the tornadoes, while the Electrics play host to River View (0-3).
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