Winton Woods eliminates Anderson 52-21

West Chester, OH – The Winton Woods Warriors blew past the Anderson Redskins 52-21 Friday night at Firebird Stadium

Winton Woods dominated this second round matchup of the Ohio Division II Region eight state tournament and the entire second half was played with a running clock.

The Warriors were outstanding in all three phases of the game in the first half as they racked up 369 total yards before the intermission while forcing three turnovers and scoring on special teams twice.

Senior defensive back Gianni Gamble opened the game’s scoring with a one yard return of a blocked punt and senior wide receiver/kick returner Cornell Beachem Jr. returned a kickoff 95 yards for a score to end the first half.

“All year we felt like special teams would be a strength for us we want to continue to work really hard at it and we showed up again today,” said head coach Andre Parker.

When it was left up to the offense to take care of the scoring Winton Woods turned to sophomore running back Miyan Williams who carried the ball 16 times for 112 yards and three touchdowns.

“We know how important this game was we know how we have to move forward and the O-line got a push and Miyan did the rest of it,” said senior center/defensive lineman Maurice Chapman.

Senior quarterback Kenny Mayberry did his part as well with seven carries for 36 yards and 12 of 15 passing for 215 yards and two touchdowns for the Warriors.

Meanwhile the Winton Woods’ defense shut down a very prolific offense allowing just 14 rushing yards for Anderson.

Redskins’ senior quarterback Jay Volpenhein did throw for 316 yards and three touchdowns but completed just 19 of his 47 attempts and many of those yards came after the score was 45-7.

Senior linebacker Jayden Myles led the defense with eight tackles, two for a loss, a sack and a fumble recovery.

The Warrior win sets up a much anticipated rematch with La Salle who Winton Woods defeated 18-15 in late September in a game that was as close as the score would indicated.

“Thats a game where we’ll let our field work do the talking, and we need to come out and do what we do best which is execute and get the job done so we can move forward,” said Chapman.

Winton Woods RB Miyan Williams (photo by Mitchell Cooke/

Postgame Audio Interview: Miyan Williams, Winton Woods

Anderson 7-8-0-6-21
Winton Woods 21-31-0-0-52

W: Gamble 1 punt return (Velasquez kick)
A: Jones 18 pass from Volpenhein (Campbell kick)
W: Williams 1 run (Velazsquez kick)
W: Williams 35 run (Velasquez kick)
W: Velasquez 23 field goal
W: Brown 16 pass from Mayberry (Velasquez kick)
W: Williams 28 run (Velasquez kick)
W: Beachem 20 pass from Mayberry (Velasquez kick)
A: Blaha 23 pass from Volpenhein (Watt 2 pt pass from Volpenhein)
W: Beachem 95 kickoff return (Velasquez kick)
A: Blaha 51 pass from Volpenhein (2 point try failed)

RECORDS: Winton Woods (11-1); Anderson (10-2)
UP NEXT: Winton Woods vs La Salle (10-2)

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