Tornadoes top Wahama, 13-6


By Gary Clark - For Ohio Valley Publishing



Wahama sophomore running back Colton Arrington (28) bursts through a hole during a first quarter run against Southern Friday night in a Week 3 TVC Hocking football contest at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field in Racine, Ohio.


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RACINE, Ohio — Tommy Ramthun led the Southern Tornadoes to a come-from-behind 13-6 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division football win over visiting Wahama Friday evening at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field in Meigs County.

Ramthun returned a punt 47 yards to set up a game-tying six-yard score by Dylan Smith before hauling in a 34-yard game-winning touchdown pass from Blake Johnson for the Tornadoes first win over the White Falcons since 1974.

The win improved the Southern record to 2-1 overall and 1-0 inside the TVC Hocking, while Wahama dropped its second consecutive contest to fall to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in league action.

After a scoreless first half, the visiting White Falcons gained a 6-0 advantage when Colton Arrington hauled in a 64-yard touchdown pass from Philip Hoffman.

Southern came back with Ramthun returning a Falcon punt 47 yards to the Wahama 18-yard line. Four plays later, Smith evened the score following a six-yard scamper.

The Tornadoes then scored the game winning touchdown with 2:06 remaining when quarterback Blake Johnson tossed a 34-yard touchdown pass to Ramthun to provide Southern the 13-6 gridiron triumph.

Due to the weekend editorial deadline, a complete recap of the Wahama at Southern contest will be available in the Tuesday sports edition of the Point Pleasant Register.

Gary Clark is a sports correspondent for Ohio Valley Publishing.

Wahama sophomore running back Colton Arrington (28) bursts through a hole during a first quarter run against Southern Friday night in a Week 3 TVC Hocking football contest at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field in Racine, Ohio.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.12-WAH-Arrington.jpgWahama sophomore running back Colton Arrington (28) bursts through a hole during a first quarter run against Southern Friday night in a Week 3 TVC Hocking football contest at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field in Racine, Ohio. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

By Gary Clark

For Ohio Valley Publishing

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