The mountain was just too high to climb for Mingo Central at John P. Duda Stadium on Friday night.
Oak Hill, playing for the first time this season, built a 14-point, first quarter lead and held on to beat the Miners, 34-26.
It was Mingo Central’s second game in three days after opening the season at home to Man.
Quarterback Daylin Goad ran for one touchdown and passed for two others in the loss. Running Zion Martin had a third quarter rushing touchdown. Isa Scales and Connor Thacker hauled in receiving scores.
Martin’s nine-yard run in the third period pulled Central to within two at 20-18. The conversion run failed.
Mingo Central is scheduled to host Shady Spring (2-2) on Oct. 16.
At Oak Hill
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
MC (0-2)……6 6 6 8 – 24
OH (1-0)……20 0 0 14 – 32
OH – Logan Lawhorn, 1-yard run (kick failed)
MC – Isa Scales, 7-yard pass from Daylin Goad (kick blocked)
OH – Te’amo Shelton, 38-yard run (kick failed)
OH – Braxton Hall, 76-yard pass from Logan Lawhorn (Omar Lewis run)
MC – Connor Thacker, 19-yard pass from Daylin Goad (pass failed)
MC – Zion Martin, 9-yard run (run failed)
OH – Logan Lawhorn, 1-yard run (Ethan Vargo-Thomas kick)
OH – Braxton Hall, 43-yard pass from Logan Lawhorn (Ethan Vargo-Thomas kick)
MC – Daylin Goad, 2-yard run (Norman Kennedy pass from Daylin Goad)
Next up: Mingo Central (0-2) vs. Shady Spring (2-2), 7 pm, Oct. 16.