On a night when both offenses were seemingly hitting one big play after another, Bellefontaine’s defense was able to come up with some crucial stops in the second half to allow the Chieftains to pull away from a scrappy Indian Lake team.
Tied 13-13 at halftime, host Bellefontaine (4-1) outscored the Lakers (3-2) 28-6 in the second half to win 41-19 Friday in a football matchup of Logan County rivals.
The two teams combined for 921 yards of offense and 34 first downs.
“They are a gritty, scrappy football team,” said Bellefontaine head coach Jason Brown. “Give them a lot of credit. They gave us a great football game.”
Pirates run roughshod over Polar Bears for fourth straight win
Riverside played complimentary football early on Friday, building a four-touchdown lead before cruising to a 48-20 victory over Northridge in a Three Rivers Conference game.
The Pirates improve to 4-1 on the season (2-0). Northridge drops to 1-4 (0-2).
The Pirates seized control seconds into the game Friday, as Dominik Stotler returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to give Riverside a 7-0 lead.
The Pirates defense got in on the act on the opening Northridge possession, when Michael Shockey intercepted a pass to set the Pirates offense up near midfield.
Raiders can’t overcome early deficit in loss to Jonathan Alder
Benjamin Logan found itself down big early Friday and never recovered in a 56-14 loss to Jonathan Alder in a Central Buckeye Conference crossover matchup.
Ben Logan drops to 0-5. Jonathan Alder improves to 4-1.
The Pioneers scored early and often Friday offensively and defensively, from distances long and short.
Jonathan Alder led 21-0 after the first quarter, and scored 28 more unanswered points in the second quarter on their way to a 49-0 halftime lead.