WHEELERSBURG — From the opening kickoff on, it was all Wheelersburg during Friday night’s Southern Ohio Conference Division II meeting between the Pirates and visiting Oak Hill.
The 56-7 ‘Burg victory gave the Pirates (5-2, 2-0 SOC II) their second-straight win in SOC II play, following last week’s home win over Minford.
Wheelersburg more than doubled Oak Hill in total yardage (442-180), which was a major factor in the Pirates scoring the game’s first seven touchdowns.
Eric Lattimore’s lone carry of the game gave the Pirates a 7-0 lead — as the senior went 43 yards into the end zone followed by a Connor Estep made extra point with 10:26 left in the first quarter.
Estep went seven-for-seven on extra points, while Cooper Heimbach nailed the final kick — after Kain Stanley caught a 21-yard pass from Bryson Stamper for a touchdown with 1:53 left in the game.
Eli Jones found the end zone in the first half, carrying the ball for a score from two yards away to put ‘Burg up 14-0.
Two Derrick Lattimore runs in the first half on back-to-back Pirate drives put them up four touchdowns.
The senior running back rumbled for 58 yards with 9:30 to go in the second quarter, which gave his team a 21-0 edge.
Seniors Ethan Glover and Caleb Arthur both scored touchdowns in the final five minutes of the first half, which expanded the Pirates’ lead to 42-0 at the break.
Arthur ended the opening half with a 17-yard touchdown reception from Jones.
The two Pirate passers combined to go 12-of-16 for 186 yards and three touchdowns, with Kenyon Evans making three catches for 56 yards.
Wheelersburg will travel to Waverly (3-4, 1-1 SOC II) in week eight, while Oak Hill (1-6) will host Minford.
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Oak Hill 0 0 0 7—7
Wheelersburg 14 28 7 7 —56
W— Eric Lattimore, 43-yard run (Connor Estep kick), 10:26, 1st (7-0 W)
W— Eli Jones, 2-yard run (Connor Estep kick), 2:41, 1st (14-0 W)
W— Derrick Lattimore, 58-yard run (Connor Estep kick), 9:30, 2nd (21-0 W)
W— Derrick Lattimore, 4-yard run (Connor Estep kick), 7:11, 2nd (28-0 W)
W— Ethan Glover, 4-yard run (Connor Estep kick), 4:38, 2nd (35-0 W)
W— Caleb Arthur, 17-yard pass from Eli Jones (Connor Estep kick), 2:05, 2nd (42-0 W)
W— Landon McGraw, 5-yard pass from Bryson Stamper (Connor Estep kick), 5:40, 3rd (49-0 W)
OH— Mason Saunders, 18-yard run (Garrett McKinniss kick), 9:38, 4th (49-7 W)
W— Kain Stanley, 21-yard pass from Bryson Stamper (Cooper Heimbach kick), 1:53, 4th (56-7 W)
First downs 9 22
Scrimmage plays 46 37
Rushes-yards 27-60 21-256
Passing yards 120 186
Total yards 180 442
Cmp-Att-Int. 11-19-1 12-16-0
Fumbles-lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties-yards 1-15 4-35
RUSHING — Oak Hill: Mason Saunders 18-53 TD, Joseph Anteby 2-4, Nate Clutters 2-3, Eddie Abele 3-0, A.J. Harrison 2-0; Wheelersburg: Derrick Lattimore 3-81 2TD, Ethan Glover 4-69 TD, Eric Lattimore 1-43 TD, Riley Cunningham 4-37, Bryson Stamper 2-6, Jake Darling 1-5, Jackson Willoughby 1-5, Elijah Brown 1-4, Eli Jones 2-2, Braylon Rucker 1-2, Hunter Bivens 1-2
PASSING —Oak Hill: Eddie Abele 11-19-1-120; Wheelersburg: Eli Jones 6-9-0-79 TD, Bryson Stamper 6-7-0-107 2TD
RECEIVING —Oak Hill: Aidan Hall 2-34, Andy Meldick 3-28, A.J. Harrison 1-28, Nate Clutters 4-25, Garrett McKinniss 1-5; Wheelersburg: Kenyon Evans 3-56, Kain Stanley 2-36 TD, Caleb Arthur 2-28 TD, Creed Warren 1-24, Landon McGraw 2-18, Jake Darling 1-14, Hunter Bivens 1-10
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