CINCINNATI - It was a tale of two halves as the Withrow Tigers scored 28 points after intermission in making a statement against the Western Hills Mustangs in a 42-13 win to lay claim to the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference title.
Withrow (6-2, 5-0) is now one step closer to finishing their 2012 CMAC season undefeated and they kept their slim playoff hopes alive as they avenged last season’s loss to the Mustangs.
Quarterback Mali Bland threw for 140 yards with two touchdowns and ran for another pair in the victory. The junior has now accounted for 21 touchdowns on the season (16 passing, five rushing). Classmate Tyrone Maye caught both of Bland’s scoring tosses. Maye now has eight touchdowns receptions on the year.
Senior running back Eric Beamon topped the century mark running the football for a second straight week. He ran for 130 yards on the night, all 116 of those yards and his two touchdowns in the affairs final 24 minutes.
Western Hills (4-4, 3-2) took their only lead of the game when DeShawn Sloan scored on a 1-yard run and Fred Nayou kicked the extra point to make it 14-13 with six seconds left in the second stanza.
Withrow hosts Chicago Marist next Saturday. Western Hills battles Taft and a win would secure a winning league record in 2012.
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