Week 5 Preview

Clarksville Clinton-Massie at DeSales

Falcons (4-0) <> Stallions (2-2)

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The football team will meet an opponent it never has faced before for the second consecutive week when it plays host to defending Division IV state champion Clarksville Clinton-Massie on Friday, Sept. 27.

The Stallions, who beat Toledo Rogers 41-20 on Sept. 20 to improve to 2-2, should be in for one of their toughest tests this season when they face Clinton-Massie. The Falcons, who were first in the Division IV state poll last week, defeated Greenfield McClain 62-0 on Sept. 20 to improve to 4-0.

DeSales' defense, which recovered two fumbles and intercepted three passes against Rogers, will be challenged by a Clinton-Massie running game featuring brothers Bayle Wolf and Chayse Wolf.

Bayle, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound senior, rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns in a 46-36 win over St. Clairsville in the state final last season.

In a 35-7 win over Jonathan Alder on Sept. 13, Bayle ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns and Chayse, a junior, had 88 yards rushing and two scores.

DeSales's offense, which was held to a combined seven points in its first two losses, had 265 total yards against Rogers, including 250 on the ground.

Running back Tucker Yinger rushed for 50 yards and quarterbacks Brandon Krietemeyer and Gage Righter and running backs Austin Andrews and Emmanuel Mawutor each scored a touchdown. Krietemeyer also threw a touchdown pass, connecting with wide receiver Luke Melsop for a 15-yard score.

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