West High Wins Fifth Straight Now In Playoff Mix

CINCINNATI, ohio – Down 19-6 heading into the fourth quarter, Western Hills reeled off 22 unanswered points to get past Woodward for its fifth straight victory. The Mustangs win sets up a showdown with Taft for sole possession of first place in the CMAC and the inside track on the league title. Western Hills also put themselves in a position to steal a playoff berth in Division I Region 4. They must win out to secure that spot.

This recent run of success for Western Hills has been amazing considering how this team started the year. The Mustangs were shutout in their first two contests and were outscored by a combined 69-0 at Middletown (1-6) and versus Roger Bacon (3-4). Since then, they are unblemished, out-scoring their foes by an average score of 29.0 to 5.4, with three shutouts.

Western Hills tailback Kayvon Britten had 21 carries for a season-high 197 yards and three touchdowns rushing as he wore down Woodward. The junior is averaging 115.8 yards, 8.7 yards/carry with all 10 of his touchdowns rushing during the Mustangs winning streak.

The Western Hills defense forced four turnovers. Jason Harrison recovered two fumbles and Jakobe Scott picked off a pair of Bulldogs passes. The Mustangs have 13 takeaways in their last five games.

Western Hills 0-6-0-22-28
Woodward 0-6-13-0-19

: Western Hills (5-2, 4-0): Woodward (2-5, 1-2)
UP NEXT: Western Hills host Taft (5-2, 2-0); Woodward travels to Hughes (3-3, 1-2)

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