Created on Saturday, 02 November 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Chiefs shake off Indians for 42-21 victory
Stebbins was sloppy with the football Friday night and Bellefontaine took full advantage of it.
Bellefontaine’s Calieb Johnson tries to get away from a pair of Stebbins’ defenders during Friday night’s game at Dodd Stadium. (EXAMINER PHOTO | TONY BARRETT)
The host Chiefs benefited from six Indians turnovers, pulling away for a 42-21 victory in the season finale at Dodd Stadium.
Bellefontaine wrapped up its first season under head coach Toby Smith at 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division.
Lakers oust rival Raiders
A second-half burst of offense helped Indian Lake put away host Benjamin Logan for a 45-0 victory Friday in a Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division rivalry game.
After leading just 7-0 at halftime, the Lakers poured on 38 points in the second half. They used four big touchdown runs of 35 yards or more to pull away for a convincing victory over the Raiders.
Indian Lake won four of its last five games to finish the season at 5-5 overall and second in the CBC Mad River division with a 4-1 record.
The Raiders cap the fall at 1-9, 1-4.
West Liberty-Salem scorches Southeastern 55-7
The West Liberty-Salem Tigers entered their game against Southeastern in control of their own playoff destiny, and they used a fast start to defeat the Southeastern Trojans 55-7 to extend their season at least one more week.
Cordell led the Tigers on the ground with eight carries for 71 yards and two touchdowns. Upton finished the game 15-of-24 for 206 yards and two touchdowns through the air, and also added one rushing touchdown.
Williams led the Tigers in receiving with four catches for 122 yards and a score.
The Tigers’ defense was equally impressive as they forced five turnovers and held the Trojans to only 82 yards of total offense on the night.
The Tigers now must wait to see where and who they will be playing next week in the first round of the playoffs. The final computer points and playoff pairings will be released Sunday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
Cardinals capture outright OHC championship, school’s first 10-0 season
Triad’s football team recorded the school’s first undefeated season Friday, and, in the process, captured the outright Ohio Heritage Conference championship with a 43-6 win over host Springfield Catholic Central.
The Cardinals end the regular at 10-0 overall and 8-0 in the OHC. The last time Triad won a conference title was in 2003 when it shared it with Northeastern.
Triad has already clinched a home playoff game and the top seed in Region 26, according to www.joeeitel.com. The Cardinals will likely host a rematch with Cedarville on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the playoffs.
Pirates right the ship, finish season with .500 record this fall
Riverside’s football program could not contain a tough Ft. Loramie team Friday as the host Redskins ran away for a 50-0 win in a Northwest Central Conference season finale.
The Pirates finish the season at 5-5 overall and 3-3 in the NWCC, while the Redskins end their regular season at 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the league.
Riverside’s offense was led by Connor Cotterman with 90 rushing yards on 19 carries and Tanner Lane with 68 rushing yards on 16 carries.
Perry squeezes out 12-0 win against Ridgemont
Lima Perry slipped past host Ridgemont for a 12-0 win on Friday in Northwest Central Conference football action.
The Gophers finished the season at 2-8 overall and 0-6 in the NWCC, while the Commodores ended the fall at 4-6, 3-3.
Justice McGue led the Gophers on offense with 48 rushing yards and 21 passing yards.