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Spartans Deserve All the Creditt

-Spartan QB Luke Creditt leads Waynesville.

Two proud programs stood toe to toe and battled for the SWBL Buckeye Division title on Friday in Waynesville, Ohio, and when all was said and done, the Spartans of Waynesville High School defeated the Milton-Union Bulldogs 49-21 before a standing room only crowd on Friday night.  M-U held dreams of another road victory, a league title, and a home playoff game, but even the most ardent Bulldog fan had to give the credit to Creditt… Waynesville quarterback Luke Creditt.  The senior accounted for six (four rushing, 2 passing) of Waynesville seven touchdowns on the evening and single-handedly destroyed the Bulldog dreams.

On the opening possession, the Spartans marched 80 yards in 5 plays to take an early 7-0 lead on a Creditt pass to Ty Black from 7-yards out.  Caleb Keeton kicked the point after, and the Bulldogs fell behind early.

After a Bulldog punt on its first possession, Waynesville again drove quickly to the M-U 10-yard line. Creditt found Black one more time, and Keeton’s PAT made it 14-0 with 5:33 left in the first quarter.

M-U found the rhythm on its next possession and drove 73 yards in 8 plays; the big play a Tyler Brown 40-yard draw play.  Nick Fields boomed the extra point, and the Bulldogs had answered to cut the score to 14-7.

Both team exchanged punts with the game slowing just a little, but Creditt went to work again on the Spartans ensuing possession driving them 71-yards in 4 plays.  This time he hit Matt Hussey with a 59-yard touchdown strike, and the Keeton extra point made the score 21-7.

Back came the Bulldogs. An 8 play, 59-yard drive culminated with the same exact draw play to Brown, who this time scampered 15 yards to pay dirt.  Fields again was true, and the score stood 21-14 with momentum switching to the Bulldogs.

That momentum quickly ran away on the shoes of Creditt.  An option read play turned into a one play, 80-yard run, and just 14 seconds after M-U had cut the lead in half, it doubled again to 28-14.

Again, the Bulldogs showed why this season has been special to watch.  A 66-yard, 5 play drive culminated with a Cody Hollon to Jake Finfrock 49-yard screen pass for a touchdown.  Fields hit again, and M-U entered halftime down 28-21 despite being outgained 345 yards to 212 in the
first half.

With the football to start the second half, M-U had a chance to tie the score and seize some serious momentum.  However, the Bulldogs were forced to punt.  The punt bounced and hit a Spartan player, and David Karns recovered the football for Milton.  After a Waynesville unsportsmanlike penalty, the Bulldogs were first and goal at the 7-yard line with a huge opportunity.  That opportunity never materialized, and after three plays netted just two yards, Field’s 23-yard field goal sailed wide right, and the Spartans had dodged a huge bullet.

From that point on, the game belonged to the Spartans. While Waynesville continued moving the football, the Bulldog offense was stifled.
Creditt scored twice on a 1-yard run and a 20-yard run, and Matt Lindsay added another score on a 5-yard run to make the final score 49-21.

Waynesville ended the evening with 571 yards total offense and 25 first downs.  M-U ended with 229 yards total offense with just 17 yards coming after intermission.

M-U now stands at 7-2 with senior night remaining next Friday evening against the Northridge Polar Bears.

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Mike McDermott is publisher of several web news properties, including this one. Long time resident, and local business owner, Mike McDermott lives in the downtown and fiercely defends Tipp City's honor at home and abroad.
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