By: David Wells
It was a long time coming.
Spring Hill High School won its first football game in nearly two years Thursday night, defeating Mt. Pleasant 26-12 at home.
The drought dated back to Oct. 28, 2011, the final game of a 3-7 season. The Raiders defeated Lewis County High School 35-34 in that game before going winless in their 2012 campaign and falling 28-6 in their 2013 season opener against Summit High School.
Thursday night, Spring Hill (1-1) was down 12-7 in the third quarter when it scored 19 unanswered points in the last 12 minutes of play. Spring Hill took the lead on a Malcolm Nicholson 34-yard run that made it 13-12. De’Andre Davis and Tylin Oden followed that up with two more rushing touchdowns, Davis for 23 yards and Oden for 35.
It was a turnover-heavy game, with both teams throwing multiple interceptions. Spring Hill also lost a fumble, while Mt. Pleasant lost three.
Oden and fellow quarterback Drew Gorman once again split time under center, but unlike last week, neither attempted many passes. Mt. Pleasant threw for 167 yards, while Spring Hill had 13 passing yards.
Spring Hill will make its first road trip of the year to Cascade High School Friday night. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.