KINGS MILL, Ohio – Cody Brown’s 90-yard touchdown return of the opening kickoff fueled the Waynesville Spartans to a 28-7 victory over the North College Hill Trojans at Kings High School in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown.
Waynesville (1-0) quarterback Troy Black threw a pair of first half touchdown passes to Brian Behymer. On the first scoring pass, Black scrambled out of the pocket to his right firing a bullet 28-yards to Behymer in the back of the end zone.
In the second quarter, Black and Behymer connected for a 32-yard touchdown on a fade pattern in the left front-corner of the end zone. Behymer ended the night with four receptions and 105 yards and the two scoring catches.
Black was a duel threat for Waynesville doing damage with both his arm and his feet. The senior signal caller was 7-for-13 passing with 178 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. On the ground Black carried the ball 12 times for 59 yards.
The Spartans also scored on the ground in the first half after forcing a North College Hill (0-1) fumble deep in Trojans territory. Ryder Caldwell recovered the fumble for the Spartans and Waynesville’s Eli Rains scored on a three-yard touchdown run, one play after the turnover.
Kiowa Whaley scored North College Hill’s only touchdown of the game with a three-yard scamper in the second quarter.
Waynesville defensive lineman Chase Stuewing and North College Hill quarterback Mikel Winkfield were named players-of-the-game for their respective teams.
Winkfield finished with 15 carries and 85 yards while going 12-for-23 and 197 yards passing.
Waynesville will play host to defending Division-IV state champion Clinton Massie next week. North College Hill will play next week on the road at Roger Bacon.