Shermans pull away from Mustangs in second half

CHILLICOTHE — Caden Cutright scored three times Friday night as host Unioto beat Westfall 48-26.

Cutright scored on passes of 20 and 32 yards from Newton Hoops and had an 83-yard interception return as the Shermans held a 21-12 halftime lead. 

Westfall closed to within a point about three minutes into the second half when Bryce Wickline connected with Trent Walters on a 32-yard touchdown pass and then Wickline hit Jaden Towler for a two-point conversion. 

Jaden Towler had 13 receptions for 176 yards in a loss to Unioto. (photo courtesy Gary’s Images)

Unioto put a stop to the Mustangs’ comeback hopes when Ashton Crace made an interception giving the Shermans the ball at the Westfall 18. A short time later, Hoops ran it in from two yards out. 

The Shermans added another third quarter score on a run from Davis Long and Connor Dollison scored twice in the fourth to push the home team to a 48-20 lead with about three minutes left in the game. 

Westfall added one last score when Wickline connected with Walters on a 15-yard touchdown. 

Towler led the Mustangs in receiving with 176 yards on 13 receptions and he scored the game’s first touchdown. Wickline was 24-36 for 317 yards with three interceptions. 

Dollison led the Shermans with 140 yards on 16 carries. 

Tanner Schaal picks up 32 yards on a reception at Unioto Friday night. (photo courtesy Gary’s Images)

Up next 

Westfall (2-2, 0-1) is back on the road next week with a trip to Paint Valley (3-1, 1-0). Paint Valley beat Southeastern (1-3, 0-1) 49-9 Friday. Unioto (3-1, 1-0) goes to Huntington (0-4, 0-1) which lost 41-7 to Piketon (4-0, 1-0).

Unioto 48, Westfall 26

By Quarters 1 2 3 4 F
Westfall 12 0 8 6 26
Unioto 6 15 14 13 48

First Quarter
WF — Jaden Towler 14 pass from Bryce Wickline (PAT failed).
UN — Caden Cutright 20 pass from Newton Hoops (PAT failed).
WF — Trent Walters 33 pass from Bryce Wickline (PAT failed).
Second Quarter
UN — Caden Cutright 83 interception return (Newton Hoops run).
UN — Caden Cutright 32 pass from Newtown Hoops (Rocky Rinehart kick).
Third Quarter
WF — Trent Walters 32 pass from Bryce Wickline (Jaden Towler from Bryce Wickline).
UN — Newton Hoops 2 run (Rocky Rinehart kick).
UN — Davis Long 3 run (Rocky Rinehart kick).
Fourth Quarter
UN — Connor Dollison 26 run (run failed).
UN — Connor Dollison 9 run (Rocky Rinehart kick).
WF — Trent Walters 15 pass from Bryce Wickline (PAT failed).

TEAM STATISTICS

    WF UN
First downs 21 25
Rushing yards 21-69 40-262
Passing yards 317 131
Comp.-Att.-Int 24-36-3 13-21-0
Total yards 386 393
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties-Yards 11-77 8-101

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING Westfall — Joey Wright 13-77, Cade Hall 2-11, Bryce Wickline (6-(-19). Unioto — Newton Hoops 5-29, David Long 14-79, Ethan Summer 2-11, James Rinehart 1-3, Connor Dollison 16-140.
PASSING – Westfall — Bryce Wickline 24-36-3-317. Unioto — Newton Hoops 13-22-0-131
RECEIVINGWestfall— Jaden Towler 13-176, Trent Walters 5-73, Cade Hall 4-33, Tanner Scheel 1-32, Brydan Gall 1-3. Unioto — Blake Hoops 3-21, Jake Howard 2-15, Ashton Crace 1-7, Caden Cutright 6-79, Connor Dollison 1-9.

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