Backfield mates Kenny Davis and Kamree Maull each scored two rushing touchdowns as Walnut Hills (2-0) avenged last season's defeat to Western Hills (1-0). The duo was sensational. Davis was well over 150 yards on the evening as he turned the corner and got op field time and time again versus the Mustangs. His classmate battered and banged his way up the heart of the West High defense all night long. The duo highlighted an 89-yard scoring drive that ate up the last two plus minutes of the third quarter and over half of the final stanza which put the Mustangs away.
The offense was so good the Eagles never put quarterback Jake Desch in a situation where he had to throw a pass after intermission. Head coach George Kontsis was more than pleased with his line play.
--Postgame: Kenny Davis, Walnut Hills
--Postgame: George Kontsis, Walnut Hills
Led by Jason Stargelon the right end and inside tackle Isaiah Johnson the Eagles frustrated, swarmed and gang tackled their opponents with ferocity. It was a hungry group and Western Hills had no answers. The secondary held Josh Smith one of the most highly touted receivers in the Tri-State, in check. The Mustangs could not generate anything in the passing game with starter Cameron Washington out due to injury.
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It was a huge win for Walnut Hills who moved up to Division I this season. Western Hills is the biggest and only Division I school on their schedule. The Eagles have a four game stretch starting in Week 5 that includes Winton Woods, a very good defensive squad in Wilmington, Kings and Turpin. They have a real shot at being 4-0 before they become masters of their own destinies.
Hughes Center (1-1) visits Marx Stadium next Friday night as they try to knock off Walnut Hills. Western Hills will play at home for the first time in years. They host Roger Bacon (1-1) who just ended North College Hill's 23-game regular season winning streak.
*Written by: Greg Shoemaker, TriStateFootball.com