Oak Hill clinched itself at least a share of its first ever SOC I title with a 47-0 victory over Symmes Valley in Oak Hill.
"This feels really good for me,” Oak Hill head coach Greg Phillips said. "But, I am especially happy for our senior class... and the rest of the team who really put in the work to make this all possible. We have put our kids through a lot to get to this point and have done everything we have asked them to. They have come a long way, and now we want to finish it off the right way."
Phillips, a fourth-year coach at Oak Hill, inherited the team in 2006 after a winless 2005. He has the team in position to do a 180 in those four years as it now sits two games from perfection.
"In all my years of coaching, I have never been associated with a 10-0 football team," Phillips added. “I had some teams that went 8-2, but never undefeated. What we have to do now is make sure our team does not let down. We want to keep on doing what be been doing to get us where we are.”
The Oaks drove 90 yards in nine plays to score their first six on a 17-yard pass from Jesse Slone to Joey Maynard. Westen Hale ran 10 yards for the Oaks next score, which was backed by a conversion pass from Slone to Kyle Ondera. Slone threw for 285 yards and four scores, all in the first half to lead Oak Hill.
Hale led all rushers with 20 carries for 176 yards while Travis Bailey added 75 yards on seven carries.
Kyle Bowen led Symmes Valley, which amassed just 150 yards of total offense, running 10 times for 30 yards.
Oak Hill travels to South Gallia next week before returning home, and to SOC I play, to face Green in the finale.
A full box score was unavailable at press time.
Jackson Telegram sports writer Buzz Fisher contributed to this report.