Saturday, September 04, 1999

Winton Woods 10, Purcell Marian 7

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Good things happen to athletes who don't quit when faced with adversity.

        That was the lesson a young Winton Woods football team learned Friday. The Warriors rallied for a 10-7 victory over the Purcell Marian Cavaliers before a crowd of 3,000 at Winton Woods.

        “We weren't about to quit,” junior quarterback Kenwood Lattimore said. “We stayed together and got it done.”

        Trailing 7-0 early in the fourth quarter, the Warriors defense forced a safety on a punt attempt, cutting the deficit to 7-2.

        Going to a no-huddle offense for the first time, the offense then followed with an eight-play, 65-yard yard drive, with tailback Corey Jones scoring on a 10-yard run.

        The two-point conversion pass from quarterback Lattimore to Cliff Thomas pushed Winton Woods into a 10-7 lead with 9:28 remaining.

        “These kids have been together every day since June, and they are a team,” Winton Woods coach Troy Everhart said.

        The victory means more considering the breaks that went against the Warriors during the first three quarters.

        • An inadvertent whistle by an apologetic official that nullified a 40-yard run in the third quarter.

        • A Warriors fumble at the Purcell Marian goal line.

        • A Purcell Marian fumble that bounced up to the trailing back, who went for a 40-yard pickup.

        • A blocked punt that was recovered in the end zone but nullified due to an illegal motion penalty against the Cavaliers.

        Jones, who played only defense in the first half, improvised on the TD run.

        “The play was designed to go to the outside, but Purcell Marian had it covered,” Jones said. “When I saw they were wide, I cut back and made it into the end zone.”

        During the drive, Jones carried the ball five times, picking up 50 of the 65 yards.

        “Corey got a lot of snaps last week, and we wanted to give our other running backs a chance tonight,” Everhart said.

        Everhart's success at Winton Woods started long before the season. Several days after accepting the job, he visited the home of every player.

        “I'm from the East Side (Silverton) and knew nothing about this area,” Everhart said. “And I was following a legend (Lou Cynkar).”

        Purcell Marian's only score came in the second quarter.

        Unable to run on the inside against the Warriors defense, the Cavaliers went to the outside, driving 83 yards in two plays.

        Winton Woods' defense was outstanding. Other than a two-play drive, the Warriors held the Cavaliers to 25 yards rushing and 36 passing.

        Purcell Marian ....... 0   7   0  0— 7

        Winton Woods ....... 0  0  0  10—10

        P—White 54 run (Johnson kick)

        W—Safety, Purcell Marian punter out of end zone

        W—Jones 4 run (Thomas pass from Lattimore)

        Records: PM 1-1, WW 2-0


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