There were no surprises when two Cincinnati Hills League rivals faced off for the second time in three weeks. Wyoming kept its perfect season alive with a 25-0 win over CHL rival Indian Hill.
For the third straight week, Wyoming’s offense got off to a slow start. For the third straight game, the defense kept the Cowboys in control. After giving up 24 points to the Braves two weeks ago, the Cowboys defense played a nearly perfect game.
“The front seven on both sides really won this game, and most of our games for us,” said linebacker Hasan Black. “Our defensive backs had a great game. Our secondary shut them down this week.”
Two weeks after trailing the Braves 3-0 after the first quarter, Wyoming played Indian Hill to a scoreless first quarter. The defense and special teams did their parts by setting up short fields, and the Cowboys took advantage.
“We’re a team. Our guys, we come out, we want to set the tempo both offensively and defensively,” said Wyoming coach Aaron Hancock. “Our team wants to set the tempo of the football game.”
Pierson Rogers broke the seal by capping a 32-yard scoring drive with a one-yard plunge. On the Braves’ next snap, Black nearly came up with an interception. Fortunately for Wyoming, the ball bounced in the air as Black hit the ground and Moe Mitchell was there to corral the turnover. Another short field did not directly lead to a score, but set the Cowboys up for more points.
“It’s everybody together, making plays,” said Mitchell.
Rogers fumbled and the Braves recovered at their own three-yard line. Rather than playing conservative, quarterback Cole Dein took a shotgun snap in his own end zone. He was sacked and fumbled. The Braves were lucky that the ball bounced out of the back of the end zone for a safety, giving Wyoming a 9-0 lead.
“We pressured the quarterback, we had them in third-and-long situations, we brought some pressure, we mixed up some coverages and that caused some confusion for them,” said Hancock. “Our defensive coordinator, Chad Seymour, does a fantastic job with…