Lakers wipe out Warriors 49-15
Indian Lake set up a huge showdown with North Union next week by dismantling visiting Northwestern 49-15 on Friday in Central Buckeye Conference football action.
The Lakers are now 6-2 overall and 3-0 in the CBC. They are currently tied atop the Mad River division with North Union.
The Lakers and Wildcats meet Friday in Richwood with sole possession of the Mad River lead on the line.
Northwestern remains winless at 0-8, 0-3.
Indian Lake’s offense remained balanced Friday with 195 rushing yards and 162 passing yards.
The Lakers’ defense came up five interceptions.
Fast start propels Pirates past Vikings
Riverside pounced on Miami East early and did not let up en route to a 41-7 victory over the Vikings on Friday in a Three Rivers Conference football game.
The Pirates won for the third straight week to improve to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the TRC.
The Vikings tumble to 2-6, 1-4.
“I feel really good about the progress we’ve made since that loss to Northridge in Week 5,” said Riverside head coach Bryce Hodge. “I am very proud of the kids and our coaching staff. Sometimes you need to lose to figure out what you need to work on, and we kind of re-evaluated things after that loss. Since then, we have played well in all phases.”
Riverside continued its theme of balanced offense and stingy defense. The Pirates threw for 169 yards, ran for 156 and held the Vikings to 175 total yards.
Pioneers sprint past Chiefs 42-7
The Bellefontaine Chieftains got off to a rough start and could not find their footing Friday as they fell to Jonathan Alder 42-7 on the Pioneers’ homecoming night in Plain City.
“We just didn’t play with a ton of positive energy to start the game tonight, and in the end that falls on my shoulders,” said BHS head coach Jason Brown. “We didn’t start well, and we just didn’t have that juice to start this football game. Then once they hit a couple big plays they got momentum, we just fell behind, and we just weren’t able to pull back from that.”
Bellefontaine drops to 3-5 overall and 1-2 in the Central Buckeye Conference. Alder is now 4-4, 2-1.
Raiders pull away from Hillclimbers
Benjamin Logan used a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away from visiting Urbana for a 41-21 victory in a Central Buckeye Conference football game Friday night.
The Raiders stopped a five-game losing skid with the win. They are now 3-5 overall and 1-2 in the CBC. Urbana falls to 1-7, 1-2.
Ben Logan rolled up 558 yards of offense while limiting the Hillclimbers to 204 total yards.
Ben Logan junior quarterback Kam Allen was 27-of-40 passing for 340 yards and four touchdowns to power the Raiders.
Complete area football coverage in Saturday’s Examiner