Second Half Adjustments Aid Unioto Win Over Adena

posted by Mike Smith - 


Trailing 7-6 at halftime, Unioto Coach Jeff Metzler made a change at quarterback, which led to the Shermans scoring on four of their five second half possessions in a 33-15 win at home over Adena.


Running back Jamarcus Carroll replaced Aiden Loeffler and proceeded to rush for 212 yards and three second half TD's. 


The Shermans drew first blood with a game-opening drive of 59 yards in five plays, scoring on Chance Smith's 8 yard run. The PAT kick was blocked, leaving Unioto with a 6-0 lead at 10:18 in the first quarter.


That remained the score until 5:46 left in the second quarter, when Adena got the ball off a Shermans fumble, then drove 28 yards on five plays for a score on a one yard run by Preston Sykes. The PAT from Garrett Clark put the Warriors up 7-6 lead which held as the halftime lead.


Unioto got the lead back for good, scoring on their first three second half possessions on drives of 66, 52 and 58 yards. Chance Smith scored the first of those, and Carroll scored the third to make it 26-7 with 8:58 left in the fourth quarter. 


The Warriors cut that to 26-15 with 7:26 left in the game, when they went 58 yards in 4 plays when Dakota Cottrill scored from 4 yards out. A 2-point conversion made it 26-15.


The Shermans put the game on ice on a 59 yard scoring drive in five plays, when Carroll raced 45 yards for the TD.


Chance Smith, who was subbing in the backfield for an injured played, ran scored two TD's, one on an 8 yard run and another on a 30 yard pass play from Carroll. Jamarcus Carroll's three TD's were on runs of 32, 25 and 45 yards.


That was the lion's share of the 315 yard rushing game for Unioto, as they threw for another 52 for a total of 358 yards. 


Adena compiled 221 total yards, with 184 on the ground. Quarterback Preston Sykes ran 10 times for 58 yards and a TD. The Warriors had three turnovers to only two for Unioto.


The Shermans improved to (1-0/3-1) while the Warriors drop to (0-1/2-1). Unioto travels to Zane Trace next Friday in the Herrnstein Hyundai SVC Game of the Week on 94 Country WKKJ. 


Adena will host Westfall.


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