Northmont, Wayne win Showdown openers
August 26, 2012Northmont High School Football
By Marc Pendleton
Greater Western Ohio Conference Central rivals Northmont and Wayne posted victories in Saturday’s four-game Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown high school football marathon at Welcome Stadium.
Northmont struck first, getting three short touchdown runs from senior running back Gaven Kenerly to pounce on Princeton, 24-14.
“This means a lot,” the senior said. “It means that we’re on the right track”
It didn’t take Wayne long to make an opening statement in a 30-20 defeat of Winton Woods. Sophomore Devin Reed, a transfer from Centerville, lofted a bomb to Jesse Bray that went for an 80-yard TD strike on the opening play from scrimmage.
In the opener, Springfield spotted Hamilton a 24-point advantage, then rallied but fell 31-28. The Wildcats scored the final 21 points as QB Chris Wallace completed nine passes for 201 yards and a TD.
“We challenged them at halftime,” assured Springfield coach Eric Gillespie about his Wildcats’ debut.
Valley View and Dunbar played in the nightcap. Today, Trotwood-Madison plays University (Fla.) at 3 p.m. at Kings (ESPN).