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In a game that proved to be as good as advertised, the Trotwood-Madison Rams kept their hopes of a repeat alive by prevailing over Winton Wood 27-20 in overtime on Friday night at Edgewood High School’s Kumler Field.
The defending Ohio Division II champs, Trotwood-Madison (9-2) advanced after Demarcus Wilson pulled in a 9-yard TD pass from Messiah DeWeaver and had its defense come up with a big stop in overtime. It was the second time the duo connected on a scoring play in the game.
Running back Isreal Green carried most of the workload for the Rams’ offense on the evening. The senior finished with 144 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.
Despite decent numbers Trotwood-Madison wasn’t very statically impressive on offense. They were outgained in total yards by Winton Woods (7-4) 253 to 182. The Rams also went 0-for-15 on third and fourth-down conversions.
In the end it didn’t matter, they came up with big plays when they needed. One of the biggest of the night was a 7-yard fumble recovery for a TD by Austin Howell with just over six minutes left in the game. DeShawn Gay also returned a kickoff 39 yards to set up another scoring drive.
Nick Grissom scored two of the Warriors’ touchdown. One a 74-yard run and the other on a 32-yard pass from Shemar Hooks, the quarterback’s only completion in six tries on the night. Adrian Rankin and Torrez Curtis each had a pair of sacks as Winton Woods took the down the QB seven times in the loss.
Trotwood-Madison is now set to face undefeated Turpin next Friday night in the Region 8 finals. The Rams have won the region in each of the past two seasons.
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