McDERMOTT - The Oak Hill Oaks overpowered the winless Northwest Mohawks Friday night at McDermott to the tune of 42-7 in SOC Division I play.
The Oaks improved to 5-2 on the season and 3-0 in the Southern Ohio Conference Division I. Northwest dropped to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in league play.
Oak Hill dominated on both sides of the ball, limiting the Mohawks to just 99 total yards of offense while the Oaks had 447 yards, nearly all on the ground.
Zach Fisher led Oak Hill and all rushers with 114 yards on 11 carries. Walker Smith added 64 yards on six carries and had the lone reception for 14 yards. Bayley Clutters added 43 yards on six totes. Andrew Howard led Northwest with 22 yards on nine attempts.
Oak Hill took full advantage of field position all evening, due to a poor kicking game by the Mohawks.
Zach Fisher opened the contest returning the opening kickoff to the Mohawks 18-yard line. It took the Oaks just two plays to score. Smith gained 11-yards on the first carry and Fisher followed with a 7 yard touchdown run. Ramsey Scites added the point-after kick and with just 34 seconds gone in the first quarter Oak Hill led 7-0.
Northwest went three and out on their first possession, giving the Oaks the ball near midfield. Oak Hill drove 53-yards in six-plays culminated by a 29-yard run by Fisher to take a 14-0 lead.
Walker Smith capped the three-play drive on a play where he swept the end and scored from 10 yards out. The Sites point after made it 21-0 with just over nine minutes remaining in the half.
The Mohawks were forced to punt on their next two possessions, which set up touchdown drives by the Oaks. On the first score, Bayley Clutters scored from 4-yards out and on the other Fisher scored on a 10-yard run to give the Oaks a 35-0 lead at halftime.
The second half of competition was taken over mainly by the second units. Oak Hill added one more score at the 7:36 mark of the fourth quarter when Noah Donley scampered in from 5 yards-out for the final Oak Hill touchdown of the game.
Northwest scored their loan touchdown of the game following the Oak Hill score by driving 64 yards in six plays. Quarterback Ashton Hall found wide receiver Braden Borens open behind the Oak Hill defense. Borens pulled out of the grasp of the Oak Hill defensive back and scampered 57 yards to the end zone. The point after made the final score 42-7.
Oak Hill will return home after a long three-game road trip to take on the Sciotoville East Tartans in what can only be defined as the SOC Division I championship. Game time is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Davis Stadium.