CINCINNATI - For one team, Friday night was full of power football, Homecoming festivities and even fireworks at halftime. To the other, it was a night of cold, rainy and the occasional gale-force winds.
Glen Este (3-4, 2-2) had a good start to their Homecoming weekend, when the Trojans took down the Walnut Hills Eagles 20-3, in a night where the running game was the only form of offense that could be established.
The Trojans were able to put two touchdowns up on the scoreboard early on in the game, and the Eagles were never able to recover from the deficit. The only points for Walnut Hills came from the leg of Adam Brown, and his 28-yard field goal.
Junior Robbie Cann enjoyed a big night for the home team as he rushed for 168 yards and touchdown on 25 carries. Classmate Jordan Harris contributed with 114 yards and a TD on 17 rushing attempts in the win.
Walnut Hills (3-4, 0-3) continued to have costly mistakes help dictate the result of the game. Once again, the special teams committed turnovers that turned into points for the opponent.
On one play in the fourth quarter on 4th-and-6, the punt coverage team ran out, only to be called back to the sideline so the offense could surprise the Trojans, and move the chains. Instead, they got a penalty and were forced to punt, this time, with no tricks up their sleeves.
The Eagles also struggled in terms of never establishing the running or passing game Friday night. Glen Este stuck with their ground game, and ultimately it put another tally in their win column.
If Walnut Hills cannot put up points on offense next Friday (five points on the last two games), it will be hard to expect anything but the same result.
Next week, Glen Este plays away at Anderson, while Walnut plays their final home game of the year against Loveland.
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