NEW CARLISLE — Bellefontaine’s football team got the result it needed here Friday after a deflating loss to London last week.
The Chiefs scored on their first six possessions and limited host Tecumseh to 129 yards of offense in a 42-0 romp in a Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division game.
Bellefontaine, coming off a 36-6 defeat against the Red Raiders, rolled up 443 yards on offense as it improved to 5-2 overall and 1-1 in the CBC.
“We talked all week about playing up to our standard,” said Bellefontaine head coach Jason Brown. “Our guys played with great effort and energy. I am very proud of our players and coaches for the bounce back. It was a great example of playing we over me football.”
Pirates overcome adversity to dispatch Cavaliers
Riverside suffered a big emotional blow early in Friday’s game at Lehman Catholic as four-year starting quarterback Myles Platfoot suffered an ankle injury that ended his evening.
However, Gavin Orsborne and the Pirates responded with an impressive performance to beat the Cavaliers 35-21 in a Three Rivers Conference football game at Sidney Memorial Stadium.
It was the sixth win in a row for the Pirates, who improve to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the TRC.
Lehman drops to 4-3, 2-2.
Roughriders outlast Tigers in shootout
West Liberty-Salem dropped its first game of the season Friday, losing in a shootout to the West Jefferson Roughriders, 62-47 in a showdown of two of the top eight teams in Division VI.
The Tigers drop to 6-1 (1-1). West Jefferson improves to 7-0 (2-0).
The game was back and forth throughout much of the contest until West Jefferson, ranked third in the most recent D-VI state poll, pulled away in the second half.
The teams traded punches in the first half, and WL-S trailed by just a point at halftime, but the Tigers defense was unable to stop the Roughriders down the stretch and the offense couldn’t quite put enough points on the board to keep pace.
Lakers rout Raiders in matchup of cross-county rivals
The annual Backyard Brawl between Indian Lake and Benjamin Logan became a one-sided affair early Friday as the Lakers bullied their cross-county rivals 48-0 in a CBC Mad River division game.
Indian Lake (5-2, 2-0) bookended the first half of play with touchdowns in the game’s opening minutes and in the waning seconds of the second quarter as the visiting
Lakers built a commanding halftime lead against the Raiders (1-6, 1-1).