Centerville High School Athletics


Elks Pull Away From Vikings In 4th Quarter, Move to 4-0


Rob Dement | 9/10/2022

PHOTO CREDIT: Barry Burtenshaw

The varsity football team traveled to Miamisburg for the first time since Miamisburg opened up their new stadium. There was an overflow crowd to watch this GWOC battle and the Elks fans came to support.

The first half saw the Elks offense struggle to move the ball consistently but the defense continued to make plays and keep the Elks in the game. The first quarter ended with the score tied at 0-0. The score remained that way through most of the 2nd quarter and the Elks were able to pin Miamisburg at their own 3 yard line but the Vikings hit 2 big pass plays to get the ball inside the Elk 5 yard line with a first and goal. However, JJ Jean-Louis intercepted a Miamisburg pass in the end zone and brought the ball out to the Elks 5 yard line. The Elks drove all the way down to the Miamisburg 4 yard line but had to settle for a 25 yard Jackson Courville FG to put he Elks up 3-0 with :21 left in the 1st half. The Elks took a 3-0 lead to the half.

Centerville had the ball to start the 2nd half and QB Drake Wells threw an interception during that first series and Miamisburg was in business at the Elk 41 yard line. Ross Coppock came up big and was able to intercept a Miamisburg pass deep in Elk territory and return it to the Elk 41 yard line to keep the Elks up 3-0. The offense was able to drive deep into Miamisburg territory but a holding call and an illegal procedure penalty forced the Elks to have Courville attempt a 42 yard FG which was no good. Each team finished off the 3rd quarter not being able to get any offense going and the score was still 3-0 heading to the 4th quarter.

The Elks defense continued to control the game in the 4th quarter and at the 9:23 mark QB Drake Wells made a great scramble throw to Quincy Robinson for a 52 yard TD to put the Elks up 10-0. JJ Jean-Louis intercepted a Miamisburg pass on the next possession and the Elks were in business at the Burg 33 yard line. QB Drake Wells threw a rope from 18 yards out and Bryce Cowgill made a terrific catch in the end zone for a TD and a 17-0 Elk lead. Ross Coppock ended the last Miamisburg drive with his 2nd interception of the game and the Elks ran out the clock to secure the 17-0 win.

The Elks are now 4-0 overall and will host Northmont on Friday September 16th at 7:00 pm for Homecoming. Tickets for this game are only available online at

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