COLUMBUS — The third time was a charm for Fredericktown.
The Freddies fought a back-and-forth struggle with Oak Hill in the Region 19 final on Saturday, and came out victorious, 28-21.
It was sophomore Matt Smith who took over in the second half, scoring on three touchdown runs, including a 59-yard sprint with 6:37 to play that broke the tie for good.
Although the Freddies were outgained in yardage 379-348, they took advantage of four Oak Hill interceptions, three of which by Nathan Cubbage, including one with 2:11 to play to seal up the game.
Fredericktown will move on to face Coldwater in the Division V state semifinal, at a site to be determined.
For a complete wrap-up of Saturday’s game, check out Monday’s edition of the Mount Vernon News.