Prep football: ‘Fantastic comeback’ sparks Fenwick past CHCA

John Aregood

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John Aregood

John Aregood called it “a fantastic comeback and feeling.”

Fenwick High School’s football team won its first game in the Aregood era Friday night by knocking off highly regarded Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 35-27 on the road, overcoming a 21-0 deficit in the process.

“I think the kids just decided they didn’t want to lose,” Aregood said Saturday afternoon. “They just came storming back. CHCA is a very good team. I can see them winning the rest of their games.”

Keegan Corbett paved the road for the Falcons, rushing 37 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns while completing 4 of 9 passes for 46 yards.

Corbett started at quarterback, but moved to running back in the second period after Caleb Davis (nine carries, 54 yards) went down with an ankle injury.

Sully Janeck came in at quarterback and was 6 of 9 for 61 yards and a TD (to Mitchell Cain) and also ran for a score. Bradley Davenport added a rushing touchdown.

“We were going to play Janeck some at quarterback anyway, and he came in and did a nice job,” Aregood said. “But Corbett had an unbelievable night. He just put us on his shoulders and brought us back.”

What was he thinking at 21-0?

“I was thinking, ‘Is this another night like our scrimmages were?’ We didn’t score in our last two,” Aregood said. “Boy, the kids just decided to pick it up. They showed a lot of heart.”

Fenwick returns home to face Belmont on Friday. The Bison blanked Dunbar 42-0 on Thursday.

Rivalry will continue: Ross coach Kenyon Commins has been a vocal proponent of RHS playing Badin, and that's not changing.

Ross has still never beaten its Butler County rival after getting leveled 36-6 in front of a large crowd at Hamilton’s Virgil Schwarm Stadium on Friday night, but Commins said he’s looking forward to continuing the rivalry for years to come.

Friday’s game was the schools’ first meeting since 2010. Badin/Hamilton Catholic has a 13-0 advantage in the series, outscoring Ross by an average score of 35-9.

“At the end of the day, this is what high school is supposed to be all about,” Commins said after the game. “The atmosphere was great. The fans were great. I can’t say enough about our administration and students. They deserved a lot better than what we put out here on the field tonight. We’re going to keep working.”

Badin coach Nick Yordy and Commins are good friends, and Yordy is confident Commins will get things turned around.

“They’re going to be good here shortly,” Yordy said. “We had a great turnout tonight. To keep this going year after year, it just makes sense for both schools.”

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