London’s 2nd-half surge sinks Chiefs
Bellefontaine’s football team was forced to settle for a share of the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division title on Friday after losing to host London 28-14 in the regular-season finale.
The Chieftains could have secured the outright league title with a win, but they were outscored 14-0 in the second half by the Red Raiders.
Bellefontaine ends the regular season at 8-2 overall and 4-1 in league play.
The Chiefs will now refocus for the playoffs. They will likely be on the road in the first round next Friday. The final computer rankings and first-round matchups will be released Sunday.
Raiders jolt Warriors for 2nd straight win
Benjamin Logan closed the regular season with its second straight win Friday, blasting visiting Northwestern 48-12 in a Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division football game.
The Raiders finish the regular season with a 4-6 overall record and a 3-2 mark in the CBC.
Pirates can’t run with Bulldogs
Riverside head coach Bryce Hodge knew it would take a near perfect performance to knock off a Milton-Union team that has yet to lose a Three Rivers Conference game in the two years of the league’s existence.
Unfortunately for the Pirates on Friday, that didn’t happen as the host Bulldogs rolled to a 51-7 victory in the regular-season finale.
The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Pirates, who are now 7-3 overall and 5-1 in the TRC.
Milton-Union capped a perfect regular season, going 10-0 overall and 6-0 in the TRC.
Cardinals outlast WL-S 34-32 in overtime
Triad stopped a two-point conversion attempt by West Liberty-Salem in overtime to grab a 34-32 victory over the visiting Tigers in a Champaign County thriller on Friday night.
The Tigers finish the regular season with a 5-5 overall record and a 2-3 mark in the Ohio Heritage Conference.
Triad improves to 4-6, 2-3.
Both teams will now prepare for the start of the postseason as they have secured playoff spots in Division VI, Region 24. The final computer rankings and playoff matchups will be announced Sunday.
Lakers unable to keep pace with Falcons
Indian Lake put up a battle, but fell short to visiting Graham 32-21 in the Lakers’ season finale Friday night.
The Lakers finish the 2022 campaign with a 1-9 overall record and a 1-4 mark in the Central Buckeye Conference.
Graham outgained the Lakers 357-222 in total yards.
Indian Lake was able to pass for 192 yards, but the Lakers were held to just 30 rushing yards on 25 attempts.