Colerain made a statement win Friday night at Nippert Stadium as they pounded Clayton-Northmont 35-6 in the nightcap of the Skyline Crosstown Showdown.
The Cardinals dominated offensively with their potent triple-option attack led by quarterback Tyler Williams who carried 18 times for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Colerain had 433 yards of total offense in the game with 384 of those coming on the ground.
They got out to an early lead when Williams found the endzone from 6-yards away. Northmont scored the next touchdown in the second quarter when Jeremy Campbell dove in from a yard out. Williams responded quickly for the Cardinals as he scored on a 50-yard scamper to give Colerain a 14-6 halftime lead.
That's all the Colerain defense would need as they shut the Thunderbolts out in the second half. Andrew Smith led the way for the Cardinals with four sacks but the entire defense was extremely fast.
Curtis Jester extended the Colerain lead midway through the third quarter when he picked up a fumble by Williams in the endzone. The Cardinals got the ball right back, courtesy of a Dylan Coombs interception, and pushed their lead out even farther when Williams hit sophomore Chris Davis in the endzone for a 23-yard touchdown.
Curtis Jester scored the final touchdown of the game on a 36-yard touchdown run of his own. Fullback Trayion Durham carried 18 times for 87 yards while Davis had nine carries for 78 yards.