Ashland kept its OCC title and slim playoff hopes alive defeating West Holmes 49-24 in front of their home fans at Ashland Community Stadium.
The Arrows (4-5) got on the board first with just over a minute remaining in the opening quarter on a Mitchell Heilman 1-yard QB keeper making it 7-0 after a quarter. The Knights (3-6) answered with a Nate Ginsburg 18-yard field goal cutting the lead to 7-3, but the Arrows would push its lead back out four minutes later on a Heilman to Cade McQuate 19-yard pass making it 14-3.
West Holmes Sophomore QB Noah Clark then responded with a 38-yard scoring strike to Garrett Eastep bringing the lead back down to four at 14-10, but it would be as close as the Knights would get as Heilman then added two more passing scores a minute and three seconds apart to Chase Dillow from 22 yards away and to Parker Henkel from 29 yards out making it 28-10 at the break.
Heilman added another touchdown run in the second half finishing the night with 312 passing yards and three scores while running for two more. Clark paced the Knights with 416 pass yards and a touchdown while also running for a score.
The Arrows will look to clinch a share of the OCC Title if they can defeat 6-3 Wooster at home in Week 10.