The West Clermont Wolves got their first loss in 3 weeks against Mason High School in the first round of the play-offs. The Comets defeated the Wolves 26-0 at Mason High School last Friday, November 3rd. West Clermont had difficulty getting on the board after putting up 35 points against Milford in the previous week. However, the team was not expected to win and are 42 ranks behind in the state but this loss was nowhere near easy. That game made Mason’s fourth consecutive shutout and they will advance to the Division I Regional Semifinals, playing Colerain High School.
This defeat dropped West Clermont’s record 7-4 and boosted Mason 9-2. Mason remains undefeated at home. Comets senior, Matt Sora, had two touchdowns and 141 yards against the Wolves. Sora entered the game with 1,039 rushing yards. Adams helped set up Sora’s second-quarter touchdown with two runs, 26 and 14 yards. Sora continued his reign over West Clermont as he had eight carries for 62 yards in the third quarter. One of his eight carries went for a six-yard touchdown with a minute left in the quarter. West Clermont had 124 yards on 40 carries averaging 3.1 yards per carry. Wolves junior defensive lineman Joe Wahl, made a few plays against Sora including two tackles for loss.
“The last game on Dwire Field for all of us seniors is just something special. We’re one of the first teams to go 6-0 on this field, so… You just can’t explain it.” Sora states. Mason head coach Brian Castner shows his good sportsmanship toward the opposing team, “You have to be dumb not to say that’s a huge feat in year one,” head coach said about the Wolves’ first ever season. “They’ve done a phenomenal job, and their kids played hard. We knew, coming in here, we were going to get their best shot.”
West Clermont’s student section, also known as the ‘Wolfpack’, was never shy in attendance throughout the season. They packed the stands and cheered their team on to seven victories and supported them with their four losses, rain or shine. The school had the tradition of singing together, the team and the student section, after every single game and coming together to listen to the coaches talks.