RACINE, Ohio — Tommy Ramthun led the Southern Tornadoes to a come-from-behind 13-6 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division football win over visiting Wahama Friday evening at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field in Meigs County.
Ramthun returned a punt 47 yards to set up a game-tying six-yard score by Dylan Smith before hauling in a 34-yard game-winning touchdown pass from Blake Johnson for the Tornadoes first win over the White Falcons since 1974.
The win improved the Southern record to 2-1 overall and 1-0 inside the TVC Hocking, while Wahama dropped its second consecutive contest to fall to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in league action.
After a scoreless first half, the visiting White Falcons gained a 6-0 advantage when Colton Arrington hauled in a 64-yard touchdown pass from Philip Hoffman.
Southern came back with Ramthun returning a Falcon punt 47 yards to the Wahama 18-yard line. Four plays later, Smith evened the score following a six-yard scamper.
The Tornadoes then scored the game winning touchdown with 2:06 remaining when quarterback Blake Johnson tossed a 34-yard touchdown pass to Ramthun to provide Southern the 13-6 gridiron triumph.
Due to the weekend editorial deadline, a complete recap of the Wahama at Southern contest will be available in the Tuesday sports edition of the Point Pleasant Register.
Gary Clark is a sports correspondent for Ohio Valley Publishing.