Football Team Gets Homecoming Shutout Vs. Frankton

Posted on October 8, 2018 in Fall Sports, Football

BY KEVIN HELFRICH – ctreporter@indy.rr.com
MIER – We’re coming home, not just the Oak Hill alums in attendance on Friday night, but also the football team who spent the last six games on the road.

The Golden Eagles made up for lost time with a 35-0 homecoming victory over Frankton in Central Indiana Conference play.

“It was nice to finally be home,” Oak Hill coach Bud Ozmun said. “Our guys did a great job on that road streak, I’m glad we were able to perform pretty well in front of our crowd.”

Behind a dominant performance on both sides of the ball, the Golden Eagles seized control of the game in the second quarter. Four Golden Eagle drives to start the game began in Frankton territory. After a missed field goal and an interception, Oak Hill settled down and was finally able to capitalize on that field position advantage.

“We weren’t able to finish a few drives early,” Ozmun said. “We shot ourselves in the foot with penalties and those are the things that are frustrating and we have to fix.”

Sophomore quarterback Clay McCorkle got the Golden Eagles on the board with 10 minutes left to play in the second quarter, and they were well on their way to consecutive wins for the first time this season.

McCorkle finished 14-of-21 through the air for 151 yards, while also rushing for another 43.

“I thought we were very balanced,” McCorkle said. “Our line did a great job of blocking and created some big holes.”

Oak Hill marched 40 yard in 8 plays on their next possession with senior Jon Holz spinning out of a tackle at the 7-yard line then finding a seam for a score and a 14-0 lead with just 3:55 left in the opening half.

“We didn’t really get our blocks on that play,” Holz said. “There were two defenders in front of me and I was able to spin out of it and find a hole.”

The Golden Eagles opened the third quarter with an 8-play, 65 yard drive in which McCorkle ran his second touchdown in from 6 yards out. Holz would add touchdown runs of 7 and 74 yards, finishing the night with 20 carriers and 176 yards.

“(Jon) just keeps getting better and better,” Ozmun said. “He’s a strong kid.

Oak Hill outgained Frankton 410-100 for the game.

Frankton was led by quarterback Gavin Ward who completed seven passes for 79 yards. Landon Bouslog was the Eagles leading rusher with 38 yards.

“Our kids fought hard and are learning,” Frankton coach Bobby Ryan said. “We’re not generating anything, based on the plays we are calling.”

It was the fourth time that Oak Hill has shutout Frankton in the series.

“We felt good about what we were doing defensively,” Ozmun said. “To get any shutout is a big feather in your cap, proud of the defense.”

The back end of the unbalanced schedule has been a more favorable one for the young Golden Eagles who build momentum heading toward sectional action.

Oak Hill (3-5, 3-3 CIC) will finish the regular season and conference play at home on Friday against Alexandria (3-5, 1-5 CIC).

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