The undefeated Turpin Spartans football team is ranked No. 9 in the Division II state poll according to the Associated Press. LaSalle is ranked No. 1 overall, and Glen Este is the only other Greater Cincinnati team ranked at No. 10.
"When we were down, we weren't down." That's how Luke Bohenek summed up how Turpin was able to come from behind and pull out a gritty 20-16 win over Kings in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference opener for both teams Friday at Kings.
Jack Re got the ball rolling in the right direction for Turpin when the senior returned the game's opening kickoff at Taylor 90 yards for a touchdown in the rain Friday night. Capitalizing on its early momentum and the running game of junior Luke Bohenek, Turpin ran past the Yellow Jackets 35-13 in the first meeting between the two schools..
The Turpin Spartans ran their record to 2-0 with a 50-7 thrashing of the Western Hills Mustangs Saturday morning in football action that was delayed from Friday because of severe weather.