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Stillwater Rolls Past G-W

By Keith Harrington

The Granville-Whitehall football team could not ride the wave of momentum they built a week ago with their first win in program history. G-W came out flat and Stillwater took advantage, rolling to a 48-0 win at Warrior Field.

The Warriors jumped out to a 27-0 first quarter lead, scoring on their first four possessions and led 34-0 at the half.

"I expected it to be a battle. Right from the get-go they manhandled us," Granville-Whitehall coach Darin Eggleston said. I didn't feel the energy like I felt last week."

Stillwater scored quickly, getting a 46 yard touchdown run from Lucas Lilac to take a 6-0 lead just 47 seconds into the game. Liam Brady's extra point kick made it 7-0.

On the Warrior's next possession Jaxon Mueller scored from 20 yards out to make it 13-0 with 7:56 to play in the stanza. The extra point kick was wide left.

Stillwater closed the quarter with a 16 yard strike from Cody Paffen to Mike Marinello and a Mueller 30 yard run to increase the lead to 27-0. Brady connected on both PAT kicks.

Mueller found the end zone for the third time on the evening in the second quarter on a six yard pass from Paffen. Brady's kick made it 34-0 at the half.

The Warriors finished the job with a pair of third quarter scores. Lilac hauled in a 23 yard touchdown pass from Paffen l, and Paffen scored himself on an eight yard keeper to complete the scoing.

Granville-Whitehall used the running of Matthew Barlow, Troy Austin and CJ Monty to put together a drive that took them inside the Stillwater 10 yard line in the fourth quarter, but the Warriors denied them a trip to the end zone.

Mueller ran for 110 yards on the night to lead Stillwater.

I feel like we didn't show who we are," Eggleston added. "We did not play to our ability. That is something happens sometimes I guess, but that's something you have to learn not to do."

Stillwater is 4-2. Granville-Whitehall is 1-5.

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