Red Raiders run past Chiefs
The Bellefontaine Chieftains dropped their final regular-season game against the London Red Raiders 35-14 at AcuSport Stadium on Friday in Bellefontaine.
London was able to pull away from what was a back-and-forth contest throughout the first half.
“Our kids showed great resiliency and toughness, showed a ton of grit, and fought like crazy tonight. But you just can’t make mistakes like we made against a good football team and win,” said Bellefontaine head coach Jason Brown.
The first quarter saw both teams drive the ball consistently on offense, but fail to score.
Tigers rough up Cardinals 61-28
There wasn’t a lot of joy for West Liberty-Salem’s football team this fall, but the Tigers finished the season on a good note Friday with a 61-28 rout of rival Triad in an Ohio Heritage Conference North division game.
The Tigers finish the season with a 2-7 overall record a 1-4 mark in the OHC. Triad ends its campaign at 2-8, 0-5.
The Tigers outgained Triad 371-305 in total yardage and WL-S also took advantage of four Cardinals’ turnovers.
Bulldogs fight off Pirates 37-14
Riverside’s football team on Friday could not find the magic to earn a piece of the Three Rivers Conference championship.
Visiting Milton-Union clinched the outright TRC crown with a 37-14 victory over the Pirates in the final regular-season game.
Riverside finishes the regular season with a record of 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the TRC.
Milton-Union is now 9-1, 7-0.
“We didn’t execute well tonight, but I am proud of my guys’ effort and proud of them for never giving up,” said Riverside head coach Bryce Hodge.
The Pirates still have some football left as they will likely earn a spot in the top eight of their region to earn a home playoff game next Friday.
Lakers lose to Graham, settle for MR co-title
Indian Lake was unable to wrap up the outright Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division football title Friday night.
Host Graham used a touchdown and two-point conversion with 1:30 left in the game to pull out a 42-41 victory over the Lakers in the regular-season finale.
The Lakers finish CBC play with a 4-1 mark and share the Mad River title with North Union, which beat Urbana on Friday.
Despite the loss, Indian Lake (7-3 overall) will play in the playoffs next Saturday. Final computer rankings and first-round matchups will be announced Sunday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
There was no shortage of offense Friday. The Lakers piled up 590 yards and Graham finished with 488 total yards.
Raiders blank Warriors in season finale
Benjamin Logan’s football team finished off the season with a 41-0 victory over host Northwestern in Central Buckeye Conference game Friday night.
The Raiders wrap up the campaign with a 4-6 overall record and a 2-3 mark in the CBC. Northwestern finishes winless at 0-10, 0-5.
Ben Logan registered 421 yards of offense, while holding the Warriors to 43 total yards.