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Colerain-48 Oak Hills-29

October 27, 2012
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3,824 fans showed up in the rain and wind for the final regular season for both Oak Hills and Colerain.  Colerain was looking to solidify its top seed in the playoffs and complete an undefeated regular season while Oak Hills was playing for the upset.  The game started with each offense stalling and it was the special teams of the Colerain Cardinals who helped the home team to the early lead.  A bad snap from around the 35 yard line over the punter from Oak Hills led to a scramble for the loose ball.  The Cardinals scooped up the loose ball and took it in for a TD.  A missed extra point gave the home team an early 6-0 lead with 6:42 left in the 1st quarter.  An INT stopped Colerain’s next drive and the 1st quarter would end with the Highlanders trailing 6-0.

Oak Hills couldn’t get a drive going and after punting back to Colerain the Cardinals got their offense moving and would score on a 22-yard TD run to take a 13-0 lead with 6:19 left in the 1st half.  Oak Hills would respond with a FG that was set up by a 46-yard run by RB #35.  Colerain appeared to be heading in for another TD late in the half but a fumble inside the Oak Hills 10 yard stopped the threat and the Cardinals took a 10 point lead in to the half over the Highlanders.

The 3rd quarter belonged to Colerain and after the second TD of the 3rd quarter the Cardinals led 27-3.  Oak Hills responded right back with a TD of their own and were looking to continue the momentum but the undefeated Colerain Cardinals weren’t about to let the Highlanders back in this game.  A long TD run gave the Cardinals a 34-9 lead with :22 seconds left in the 3rd quarter.  The two teams would trade two TD’s each, the final one coming with less than a minute in the game by Oak Hills to make the final score Colerain-48 Oak Hills-29.


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