Game Recaps

November 22, 2014
Contacts: Dan Wright, Stat/Film Coordinator (513) 439-6895,
Brian Wells, Head Coach, (513) 614-4507,

Short-handed Rams no match for Division 2 varsity squad in 44-0 loss

Five turnovers doomed Ohio Mid-Western College, as the Rams fell, 44-0, to Division II Kentucky Wesleyan’s varsity team Saturday night at Steele Stadium in Owensboro, Ky.

The Rams held the Panthers to 10 points over the first 20 minutes, but Kentucky Wesleyan scored three touchdowns on six offensive plays over the final 8:44 of the second quarter to break the game open.

Dalton Oliver hit Keelan Cole for a 63-yard touchdown on Kentucky Wesleyan’s first offensive snap, but the Rams stopped the Panthers on downs on their next possession and limited them to a 27-yard field goal on their third.

Kentucky Wesleyan intercepted two passes, however, with Oliver hitting Xavier Mitchell for a 63-yard touchdown pass immediate after the first and Roger Beets for a 19-yard score two plays after the second. 

In between, the Panthers scored on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Oliver to Beets that was set up by a 62-yard punt return by Mitchell.

Kentucky Wesleyan added two more scores in the third quarter, a 27-yard pass from Oliver to Cole, and a 6-yard run by Brian Thomas, before the game was called after three quarters by mutual agreement of both coaches.

The Rams best scoring threat came late in the second quarter, when freshman Lance Johnson returned a kickoff 48 yards and sophomore quarterback Sam Williams hit freshman receiver Semaj Steele with a 49-yard pass to the Wesleyan 3 yard line.  Cole Woodburn intercepted a pass to end the drive on third-and-goal.

Steele finished with 110 total yards, 65 on two catches and 45 on three kick returns.  He also recorded four tackles as a cornerback on defense with one pass breakup and one forced fumble.

Steele was one of several Rams to play both ways.  The game was added after the originally scheduled conclusion of the Ohio Mid-Western season, and several players missed the contest with other commitments.

Freshman linebacker Raphel Boyce led the defense with 10 tackles, six solo, with 2.5 tackles for a loss.  Senior linebacker Terrance Shipmon added eight tackles, 2.5 for a loss, senior defensive back DeMario Pleasant seven, and junior linebacker Howard Tidwell six.  Senior lineman Josh Davis and freshman lineman Quinton Smith shared in a sack.

Oliver completed 17 of 28 passes for 326 yards and five touchdowns for Kentucky Wesleyan.  Cole had six catches for 132 yards and two scores and Mitchell had five catches for 138 yards and one touchdown.

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November 3, 2014

Contacts: Dan Wright, Stat/Film Coordinator (513) 439-6895,
Brian Wells, Head Coach, (513) 614-4507,

Rams score 24 straight points in 38-22 win against Campbellsville

Ohio Mid-Western College (4-4) scored three touchdowns in a span of 3:02 on its way to winning its home opener, 38-22, against the Campbellsville JV team (2-4) Monday evening at Woodward High School in Cincinnati.

The Rams missed out on their first two opportunities to break a 14-14 tie, with the first half ending with OMW at the Campbellsville 1-yard line and OMW turning the ball over on downs at the Campbellsville 7 on the opening possession of the second half.

OMW finally broke the tie when senior running back Keyonta Hicks wiggled through the Tigers defense for a 13-yard touchdown run with 20 seconds left in the third quarter.

Sophomore defensive back Demetrius Harper’s sack on the first play of the fourth quarter forced a fumble that freshman lineman Quinton Smith recovered.  Sophomore quarterback Sam Williams found freshman receiver Tyrone Maye for a 21-yard touchdown on the next play from scrimmage, with Semaj Steele’s 2-point conversion run putting the Rams ahead, 30-14.

Harper recovered a fumble on Campbellsville’s next offensive snap and Williams found freshman receiver Lance Johnson for a 25-yard touchdown four plays later, with a 2-point pass to senior tight end Emmanuel Hill extending the Rams lead to 38-14 with 12:18 left in the game.

The turnovers were just two of the six forced by the Rams in the game, including fourth-quarter interceptions by freshmen defensive backs Rommel Thorpe, Thaddeus Brewster, Will Blevins and sophomore linebacker William Gover.

The Rams defense also held Campbellsville to minus-32 yards rushing, including four sacks for 32 yards in losses.  Of Campbellsville’s 16 carries in the game, only four resulted in a positive gain

Senior linebacker Terrance Shipmon, sophomore defensive end O’Shea Jackson, senior defensive back DeMario Pleasant, senior defensive lineman Josh Davis, and Harper all shared in the sacks.  Jackson, Smith and junior linebacker Howard Tidwell all had three tackles for a loss, and freshman defensive back Marquise Burks led the defense with nine tackles.

Hicks scored two touchdowns, including a 15-yard catch on a screen pass from freshman quarterback Jarrett Egenti to start the scoring in with 4:13 left in the first quarter. 

Egenti ran in a 13-yard touchdown in the second quarter, but the Tigers scored twice in the quarter to keep the score tied, 14-14, at halftime.

Egenti completed 6 of 14 passes for 126 yards in the first half while Williams completed 7 of 14 passes for 99 yards in the second half.  Aaron Harris was the leading receiver with three catches for 58 yards.  Dequon Smith ran six times for 65 yards as OMW enjoyed a 375 yard to 158 yard advantage in total offense. 

The game was a make-up for the scheduled contest on Oct. 6 in Campbellsville that was postponed by a lightning storm.

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The Rams are scheduled to conclude their regular season against Alfred State (NY) on Saturday,Nov. 15 at 1 pm.  For more information, visit


October 27, 2014
Contacts: Dan Wright, Stat/Film Coordinator (513) 439-6895,
Brian Wells, Head Coach, (513) 614-4507,

Fourth quarter TD gives Lindsey Wilson 15-12 win against Ohio Mid-Western

Ohio Mid-Western’s three-game winning streak came to an end as the Lindsey Wilson JV team (3-0) scored with 10:06 remaining to hand the Rams (3-4) a 15-12 loss Monday night at Blue Raider Stadium in Columbia, Ky.

Ohio Mid-Western had taken a 12-7 lead with two second-quarter touchdown passes by freshman quarterback Jarrett Egenti. 

After Lindsey Wilson opened the scoring with an 8-yard touchdown pass with 1:24 left in the first quarter, OMW went on a nine-play, 75-yard drive that ended when senior running back Keyonta Hicks took a screen pass from Egenti 31 yards for a touchdown.  The Rams failed to convert a two-point conversion afterward, leaving them behind, 7-6.

The Rams took the lead when Egenti hit freshman receiver Aaron Harris for a 7-yard touchdown with 52 seconds left in the half.  That score was set up by a juggling, 33-yard catch by Harris.

OMW nearly added a third touchdown just before halftime, but Lance Johnson’s 51-yard touchdown grab with 19 seconds left in the half was negated by an illegal touching penalty.

The Rams defense held on to the 12-7 lead in the third quarter, with DeMario Pleasant and Demetrius Harper stopping the Blue Raiders at the 1-yard line on a pass on fourth and goal.

Lindsey Wilson was able to score on its next drive, using a 5-yard touchdown run with 10:06 remaining and a two-point conversion pass to lead, 15-12.

The Rams were unable to advance past midfield on either of their final two possessions.

Egenti completed 13 of 27 passes for 166 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in one half of play.  Sophomore Sam Williams played under center in the second half, completing three of 12 passes for 46 yards with one interception.

Senior linebacker Terrance Shipmon paced the defense with 12 tackles, 2.5 for a loss, with two sacks and an interception.  Sophomore defensive end O’Shea Jackson added seven tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss and was in on three of the Rams six sacks.  Freshman defensive back Will Blevins had five tackles with an interception and one forced fumble.

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After two months of road games, the Rams finally make their home debut Monday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. at Landmark Christian Academy in Evendale.  Ohio Mid-Western will face Campbellsville in a make-up of the Oct. 6 game that was postponed by lightning.  For more information, visit


October 19, 2014
Contacts: Dan Wright, Stat/Film Coordinator (513) 439-6895,
Brian Wells, Head Coach, (513) 614-4507,

Rams defense gives up just 102 yards in 20-8 win

Senior running back Keyonta Hicks ran for 119 yards as Ohio Mid-Western (3-3) turned in a dominating effort for its third straight win, defeating the Thomas More JV team, 20-8, Sunday afternoon in Crestview Hills, Ky.

The Rams out-gained the Saints, 327 yards to 102, in the game, holding Thomas More to eight first downs, three of which came by penalty.

Ohio Mid-Western’s advantage in total offense was even more pronounced in the first half, 164 yards to 11, but four first-half turnovers by the Rams caused the score to remain 0-0 at halftime.

Sophomore quarterback Sam Williams led the Rams to a touchdown on OMW’s first drive of the second half, using a 38-yard pass to freshman receiver Aaron Harris to set up a 21-yard touchdown pass to freshman receiver Dion’te Riley.

Williams used another long strike, a 45-yard pass to Riley, to set up Semaj Steele’s 13-yard touchdown run on a reverse to extend Ohio Mid-Western’s lead to 12-0 with 28 seconds left in the third quarter.

Junior cornerback DeMario Pleasant completed the scoring for the Rams by intercepting his third pass of the season and returning it 91 yards for a touchdown with 9:10 left in the fourth quarter.

Thomas More’s only points came on a 2-yard touchdown run with 2:22 remaining in the game on a drive that was twice sustained by fourth-down penalties.

Hicks had five runs of at least 13 yards in gaining 119 yards on 13 carries, while Harris had two catches for 77 yards and Riley had two catches for 66 yards.  Freshman Jarrett Egenti completed 6 of 13 passes for 62 yards with two interceptions in the first half, and Williams completed 4 of 11 passes for 105 yards and one touchdown.

Senior lineman Josh Davis led the defense with nine tackles, five for a loss, and was in on three of the Rams five sacks in the game.  Junior linebacker Terrance Shipmon added six tackles with a sack and a fumble recovery and junior linebacker Howard Tidwell had five tackles with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.  Freshman defensive back Will Blevins added a one-handed interception as the Rams forced four turnovers in the game.

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Ohio Mid-Western plays its final road contest of the season next Monday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky.  For more information, visit


September 29, 2014

Contacts: Dan Wright, Stat/Film Coordinator (513) 439-6895,
Brian Wells, Head Coach, (513) 614-4507,

Ohio Mid-Western racks up 661 yards of offense in 62-7 victory

Frehsman quarterback Jarrett Egenti threw four first-half touchdown passes while Keyonta Hicks and Dequon Smith both surpassed 100 rushing yards as Ohio Mid-Western cruised to its first win of the season, 62-7, against the Wilmington JV team Monday evening in Wilmington, Ohio.

Egenti completed 8 of 15 passes for 270 yards and four scores, also rushing for a pair of touchdowns as the Rams built a 48-0 lead by halftime.

Hicks, a senior running back ran five times for 116 yards, a 23.2 yards per carry average, with a 48-yard touchdown run for the first touchdown of the game and a 66-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.  He also went 30 yards for a touchdown on his only reception of the game.

Smith, a sophomore running back, had nine carries for 161 yards and one touchdown, with runs of 64 and 60 yards.

Egenti’s four touchdowns all went to different receivers, with freshman Lance Johnson hauling in a 21-yard scoring pass to give OMW a 20-0 lead by the end of the first quarter, and freshman Aaron Harris, Hicks, and freshman Tyrone Maye catching touchdown passes in the second quarter.

Defensively, the Rams surrendered only 94 yards and five first downs.  Wilmington had minus-41 rushing yards for the game. 

Sophomore lineman Terrion Jackson and O’Shea Jackson each had two sacks while seniors Terrance Shipmon and Josh Davis shared in another.  Senior defensive back DeMario Pleasant picked off a pair of passes while sophomore lineman Alvin Waller recovered a fumble. 

Wilmington’s only points came on a fumble by the Rams that the Quakers recovered in the end zone in the third quarter. 

The Quakers were led by freshman receiver Corbin Starks, who had five catches for 135 yards.

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Ohio Mid-Western College’s next game with be at Campbellsville on Monday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.  For more information, visit


September 22, 2014

Contacts: Dan Wright, Stat/Film Coordinator (513) 439-6895,
Brian Wells, Head Coach, (513) 614-4507,

Nine sacks not enough to overcome three turnovers in 20-16 loss at Georgetown

Ohio Mid-Western College (0-3) scored 10 points in the final two minutes, but were unable to catch up to the Georgetown JV team (1-0), falling 20-16, Monday night at Toyota Stadium in Georgetown.

Special teams accounted for 10 of the Rams 16 points, with freshman Semaj Steele returning a kick 90 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter and Lance Johnson returning a blocked PAT for two points in the fourth quarter.

Steele accounted for the Rams other touchdown on a 29-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Sam Williams with 29 seconds left in the game, but the Tigers recovered an onside kick that followed and ran out the clock.

Defensively, the Rams recorded nine sacks, with seven different players sharing in at least one.  Sophomore defensive back Demetrius Harper, freshman linebacker Demetrius Mitchell and sophomore defensive lineman Alvin Waller each had two sacks.

DeMario Pleasant had one sack and led the defense with 11 tackles, also blocking the extra point that was returned for a score.

Georgetown dominated time of possession, 35:47 to 24:03, running 77 plays to 55 for Ohio Mid-Western, but the Rams stopped the Tigers on downs four times in OMW territory.

The Tigers broke through for the game’s first score on a 1-yard run by Scottie Campbell with 1:54 left in the first quarter, but the Rams immediately answered with Steele’s kick return touchdown. 

Georgetown scored twice more, first on a 9-yard run by Blake Hinkle with 4 seconds left in the third quarter and later on a 40-yard, fourth-down run by freshman quarterback Eric Eichler with 1:58 left in the game. 

Georgetown finished with a 308-to-240 yard advantage in total offense, rushing 53 times for 216 yards.

Steele led the Rams on offense with five catches for 74 yards.

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Ohio Mid-Western College travels to face Wilmington next Monday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. for their next contest.  For more information, visit


September 14, 2014

Contacts: Dan Wright, Stat/Film Coordinator (513) 439-6895,
Brian Wells, Head Coach, (513) 614-4507,

Ashland scores 14 points in final 4:41 to hand Rams 29-26 loss

The Ashland University JV squad (1-1) scored two touchdowns in the final 4:41 to deny Ohio Mid-Western (0-2) its first win of the season, 29-26, Sunday afternoon in Ashland.

Junior running back Michael Taylor’s 2-yard touchdown run cut OMW’s lead to 26-23 with 4:41 remaining in the game and the Eagles scored the game-winning touchdown when freshman Aaron Wilkerson returned a fumble 65 yards with 2:00 remaining.

The Rams advanced deep into Ashland territory on their final drive, but a 16-yard pass from sophomore Sam Williams to freshman Aaron Harris to the 2-yard line was one yard short on fourth down, giving possession back to the Eagles with 5 seconds remaining.

The Rams used a strong defensive effort to stymie the Eagles early before scoring three times in the span of 11:16 to take a 26-15 lead in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles started their first three drives of the game inside the OMW 40 yard line and advanced to at least the OMW 21 on each of their five first-half drives, but the Rams defense allowed only three points in that time.

Senior defensive tackle Terrance Shipmon blocked a 27-yard field goal on Ashland’s opening drive of the game. 

After a 24-yard field goal by sophomore Jeff Richardson put Ashland ahead, 3-0, with 6:15 remaining in the first quarter, Shipmon and freshman Quinton Smith recovered fumbles to end Ashland drives inside the 15 yard line.  The Eagles were also stopped on downs at the OMW 30 in the second quarter.

Meanwhile, the Rams were able to take a 6-3 halftime lead when Williams first hit freshman receiver Dion’te Riley with a 21-yard completion before finding freshman receiver Tyrone Maye for a 56-yard touchdown with 10:50 remaining in the second quarter.

Ashland regained the lead on a 3-yard touchdown run by Taylor on the opening drive of the second half, but OMW answered back with a 15-play, 77-yard drive to move back ahead, 14-9, on a 26-yard touchdown pass from freshman Jarrett Egenti to freshman Lance Johnson.

Ashland went back on top, 15-14, on freshman Austin Shaheen’s 1-yard touchdown run with 13:25 remaining in the game, but OMW scored consecutive touchdowns to build its 11-point lead.

The Rams took the lead when Smith sacked Ashland freshman Jake Matwiejczyk, causing a fumble that sophomore defensive lineman O’Shea Jackson returned 29 yards for a touchdown

After stopping the Eagles on downs, senior running back Keyonta Hicks broke a 47-yard touchdown run to put the Rams ahead, 26-15, setting up Ashland’s comeback.

Egenti completed 5 of 14 passes for 97 yards while Williams completed 5 of 10 passes for 133 yards.  Johnson, Riley, and Harris all had two catches, with Johnson leading the Rams with 70 receiving yards.  Hicks led OMW on the ground with 60 yards on 11 carries.

Matwiejczyk completed 10 of 13 passes for 159 yard for Ashland, with Bruns completing 4 of 11 for 27 yards.

Junior defensive back DeMario Pleasant led the Rams defense with 11 tackles, followed by 10 by freshman defensive back Marquise Burks.  Senior defensive lineman Josh Davis had one sack among his 3.5 tackles for loss while Quinton Smith had the Rams other sack and freshman defensive back Will Blevins had the Rams only interception.

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Ohio Mid-Western College travels to face the Georgetown (KY) Tigers next Monday, Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. for their next contest.  For more information, visit 


September 8, 2014

Contacts: Dan Wright, Stat/Film Coordinator (513) 439-6895,
Brian Wells, Head Coach, (513) 614-4507,

Mistakes cost OMW in 40-6 loss at Pikeville

Ohio Mid-Western College (0-1) suffered through five turnovers and 10 penalties in dropping its season-opener, 40-6, to the Pikeville JV (1-0) squad on Monday afternoon in Pikeville, Ky.

The Bears took advantage of the miscues to build a 34-0 lead after three quarters before senior running back Keyonta Hicks scored the Rams first points of the season on an 11-yard run with 6:25 remaining in the game.

Freshman receiver Joseph Foster caught touchdown passes of 14 yards from freshman quarterback Tyler Guffey in the first quarter and 46 yards from freshman Corey McPhetridge in the second quarter to stake Pikeville to a 14-0 halftime lead.

The Bears tacked on three touchdowns onto their lead in the third quarter, starting with a 1-yard pass from Guffey to senior receiver Shawntez Johnson on the opening drive of the second half. 

Freshman Jacob Smith hauled in a 13-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback R. J. Rosemond Jr. to extend Pikeville’s lead to 27-0, and sophomore defensive back Derek Harris followed with an 80-yard interception return for a score.

Freshman receiver Jaleel Bryant capped the scoring with a 15-yard touchdown pass from McPhetridge before play was halted with 3:29 remaining in the game.

Hicks led the Rams offensively, gaining 75 yards on offense.  Hicks had eight carries for 45 yards and three catches for 30 yards.

Freshman receiver Dion’te Riley added two catches for a team-high 38 yards, including the Rams longest gain of the day, a 33-yard reception from freshman quarterback Jarrett Egenti. 

Egenti finished 10 of 25 passing for 100 yards with three interceptions.

Freshman defensive back Marquise Burks led the defense with 11 tackles and one pass breakup, while freshman linebacker Raphael Boyce and freshman defensive lineman Justin Rutherford each had a sack.  Freshman defensive back Will Blevins blocked an extra point.

The Rams finished with 182 yards of offense, compared to 257 for the Bears, but were also penalized 10 times for 104 yards, compared to five penalties for 54 yards on Pikeville, and the Rams had five turnovers to none by the Bears.

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Ohio Mid-Western College travels to face the Ashland Eagles this Sunday at 2 p.m. for their next contest.  For more information, visit