6 thoughts from Week 4 of Frontier Athletic Conference football

It was such an exciting night at Richards Memorial Field last Friday night during Week 4 of the 2022 high school season, as records were set with junior Austin Barrett breaking Hillsboro High School’s run record for a game with a performance of 370 yards and five touchdowns.

To have the opportunity to see such a dominating rushing performance – plus the play from the offensive line and the rest of those who blocked on those runs was exceptional as well – was so much fun to watch, and the game itself was also exciting. , with Barrett scoring the game-winning touchdown on a 20-yard overtime run.

It was one of the greatest football games and games of any sport that I have had the good fortune to cover in the last 16 or so years in Highland County.

Congratulations to Austin Barrett and the rest of the Hillsboro team for such an outstanding performance in Week 4.

Now for 6 more thoughts on CAF Week 4:

1. The CAF as an entire conference was undefeated in Week 4, which is the first time this has happened all season.

Results included:

Hillsboro 48, Williamsburg 41 (OT)
McClain 42, East Clinton 7
Chillicothe 42, Waverly 12
Jackson 41, Western Brown 35
Miami Trace 56, Goshen 7
Washington 42, Minford 0.

What also stands out from these six results is that each AFC team scored no less than 41 points in their victory. It was a great night for the CAF, and with a week of non-conference games remaining on the schedule, it will be fun to see if a repeat performance can occur in Week 5 Friday night.

2. The McClain Tigers got back on track, and what a game junior Andrew Potts was, rushing for 175 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and the junior caught two passes for 47 yards. Plus, there was Kaden Penwell with 60 yards on six carries with two touchdowns, as well as 50 yards on three catches and a touchdown. It’s a great performance from those two, and a shout out to MHS quarterback Drake Stapleton with 167 passing yards and two touchdowns in the win as well.

Again, these numbers don’t happen without the Tigers offensive line and blockers, so they deserve praise as well. It seems like it was a great team effort all around McClain’s win over East Clinton.

3. Washington had another scoring game, this time in Week 4 beating Minford by 42 points in the shutout. Washington scored 14 points apiece in the first, second and fourth quarters. Their quarterback, Troy Thompson, was 20 of 24 for 266 yards with three touchdown passes, while the rushing leader was Tre Jackson with six carries for 69 yards and a touchdown run.

Also for the Blue Lions, Tanner Lemaster finished with six receptions for 70 yards and two touchdowns.

Washington appears to have a high-powered offense, and their defense can’t be overlooked with two straight shutouts under their belt. When the FAC game starts it will be fun to watch this team compete against the rest of the conference because from a distance they look like a really good football team.

4. Jackson had an impressive win over Western Brown on Friday and it’s a huge win for the Ironmen. Jackson is the team to watch in the CAF as they are better than their 2-2 record, and they have played a very solid schedule which has only made them a better team overall. When they also enter the FAC game, they will be very strong in the conference, because they are the defending champions.

5. Miami Trace scored the most points of any FAC team in Week 4 with their 56-point performance against Goshen.

The Panthers had a great game from running back Asher LeBeau with 19 carries for 192 yards and two touchdowns. They also had Garrett Guess finish with four receptions for 104 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Quarterback Trey Robinette was 7 of 9 for 176 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

I can’t wait to watch a Miami Trace game this season as they seem to have a balanced offense that would be fun to watch.

6. It was also a balanced performance for the Chillicothe Cavaliers in Week 4, with quarterback Mason Doughty going 11 of 17 for 109 yards with a touchdown, followed by Max Lee with 12 carries for 110 yards and three touchdowns. .

There was also Coen Butler in the lead with an 83-yard touchdown reception in the win over Waverly. In total, CHS totaled 344 yards of offense and their defense held WHS to 164 yards of offense.

This whole conference showed in Week 4 that they have the ability to score points and play defense as well. This last week of non-conference games should be entertaining, and then the second half of the season begins with FAC play, and that’s when the games will be even more competitive than they already have been.

Stephen Forsha is the sports editor for The Highland County Press. The statistics can be sent to him by e-mail at: [email protected]