Rangers rally in second half for 24-17 win over Vikings

Hamilton Township scored 17 straight points in the second half on Friday to rally from a halftime deficit and defeat visiting Teays Valley 24-17.

After opening scoring in the third quarter with a 31-yard field goal, the Rangers tied the game later in the period on an 84-yard touchdown strike from Josh Woods to Omarion Medley.

The Rangers took their first lead since the second quarter with 5:06 remaining on a 26-yard touchdown connection from Woods to AJ Cain-Jackson.

The night started off on a positive note for the Vikings with a 26-yard field goal from Cale Clifton to take a 3-0 lead.

Hamilton Township responded with only 13 ticks left in the opening quarter on an 11-yard touchdown run by Zak Dawson to take a 7-3 lead.

The Vikings scored twice in the second quarter on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Kaden Hines to Harrison Payne and a one-yard plunge over the goal line courtesy of Gavin Karshner to take a 17-7 advantage into halftime.

Woods threw a trio of interceptions – two to Richard Odum and one to Hayden Wells – but the HT signal-caller also had his moments completing 8 of 16 passes for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns. AJ Cain-Jackson caught three of those passes for 61 yards and a touchdown.

The Rangers outgained the Vikings 359-280. Dawson led the Rangers on the ground with 58 yards on 16 totes and a score.

Hines completed 11 of 18 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings. Payne caught four of those passes for 71 yards and a touchdown, and Trent Wolpert chipped in five receptions for 58 yards.

Karshner paced the Vikings on the ground with 25 carries for 120 yards and a touchdown.

The Vikings (3-3, 2-1) host Circleville (4-2, 1-2), a 50-19 winner last night over Amanda-Clearcreek next week, while the Rangers (3-2, 2-1) entertain Amanda-Clearcreek.

Hamilton Township 24,’
Teays Valley 17
Score By Quarters 1 2 3 4 F

Teays Valley 3 14 0 0 17

Hamilton Twp. 7 0 10 7 24

First Quarter

TV — Cale Clifton 26 field goal, 6:30

HT — Zak Dawson 11 run (kick good), 0:13.

Second Quarter

TV — Harrison Payne 21 pass from Kaden Hines (Cale Clifton kick), 9:39.

TV — Gavin Karshner 1 run (Cale Clifton kick), 2:06.

Third Quarter

HT — 31 field goal, 8:21.

HT — Omarion Medley 84 pass from Josh Woods (kick good), 4:19.

Fourth Quarter

HT — AJ Cain-Jackson 26 pass from Josh Woods (kick good), 5:06.

TEAM STATISTICS

TV HT

First downs 19 15

Rushing yards 45-144 33-157

Passing yards 136 202

Comp.-Att.-Int 11-20-1 8-16-3

Total yards 280 359

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0

Penalties-Yards 5-65 7-75

Punts-Ave. 4-33 2-30

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING – Teays Valley — Gavin Karshner 25-120, Richard Odum 12-46, Ethan Schwalbauch 3-9, Kaden Hines 3-(-6), Matt Farmer 1-(-9), Team 1-(-15). Hamilton Township — Zak Dawson 16-68, Jalen Townsend 5-30, Nadir Langston 9-29, Matthew Noel 1-26.

PASSING – Teays Valley — Kaden Hines 11-18-0-136, Matt Farmer 0-1-1-0. Hamilton Township — Josh Woods 8-15-3-202.

RECEIVING – Teays Valley — Harrison Payne 4-71, Trent Wolpert 5-58, Gavin Sparks 2-7. Hamilton Township — Omarion Medley 1-84, AJ Cain-Jackson 3-61, Jalen Townsend 4-57.

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