Tigers make quick work of Huntsmen

Circleville erupted for four second-quarter touchdowns on Friday to seize control of a non-league game and blank host Huntington 47-0.

The Tigers averaged 9.8 yards per play as it took them just 33 plays to compile 324 yards of total offense.

After the Tigers forced a three-and-out, Jude Blair capped Circleville’s first possession of the season with a 29-yard touchdown run.

Circleville doubled its lead early in the second quarter when quarterback Scott Moats found Joe Streitenberger on a 25-yard connection.

The Tigers’ offense quickly went back to work following a takeaway on a Huntington fumble. Blair cashed in on the opportunity with a 19-yard run through the middle of the Huntington defense to make it 21-0.

Drew Thornsley figured prominently into the next two CHS touchdowns. The sophomore scored on a 15-yard run, then intercepted a pass and returned it back to the Huntington nine-yard line. Angelo Travis did the rest of the work, scoring from 14 yards out to make it 34-0 going into halftime.

The second half was played with a running clock. Circleville added two more scores with a 25-yard touchdown scamper courtesy of Blair and Thornsley picked off an attempted lateral by Huntington and ran it back 70 yards to pay dirt.

Blair needed just 13 carries to finish with 153 yards and three touchdowns to help power the Circleville offense.

Quarterback Scott Moats was an efficient 6 of 7 passing for 99 yards and a touchdown.

The Tigers (1-0) continue their non-league tour through the Scioto Valley Conference this Friday when they travel to Southeastern (0-1), which was blanked 33-0 by Northwest last week.

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