Chiefs power past Urbana 28-0
The Friday night recipe of stingy defense, a strong running game, and making all the right adjustments at halftime has lifted the Bellefontaine Chieftains to a 3-0 start after defeating the rival Urbana Hillclimbers on the road 28-0.
“The focus was to play to our standard,” said Bellefontaine head coach Jason Brown.
“We’d set a standard after the first two weeks, and we wanted to continue to play to that standard this week. We started off slow, but in the second half we got the ball into the hands of Chris Fogan and we were able to play downhill and establish some momentum.”
Big plays fuel Lakers’ rout of Pirates
Indian Lake jolted visiting Riverside with an early offensive onslaught Friday and the Pirates had no answer.
The Lakers scored touchdowns on two of their first four offensive plays, jumped out to a 34-7 lead at halftime and went on to coast to a 48-19 victory in a Logan County football matchup.
“We really focused on getting off to a better start this week,” said Indian Lake head coach Jonn Rapp. “We got off to slow starts in our first two games and we wanted to avoid that tonight. I thought our kids did a great job of coming out on the attack and getting off to a fast start, and that carried over throughout the game.”
Tbe Lakers move to 2-1 on the season, while the Pirates suffer their first loss to drop to 2-1.
Indian Lake rolled up 428 yards of offense, compared to 283 for the Pirates.
Raiders unable to contain Cougars in 58-28 loss
Host Kenton Ridge piled up 613 yards of offense en route to a 58-28 win over Benjamin Logan in Central Buckeye Conference crossover football action Friday.
The Raiders are now 2-1 on the season, while Kenton Ridge is 2-1.
Ben Logan was plagued by miscues as they turned the ball over four times and had 10 penalties for 90 yards.
The Cougars rushed for 476 yards on 51 attempts, averaging 9.3 yards per carry.
Ben Logan put up 364 passing yards, but was intercepted four times.
The Raiders were held to eight rushing yards on 20 attempts.
Tigers drop to 0-3 after loss to SCC
West Liberty-Salem’s football team remained winless on the 2021 season after a 32-20 loss at Springfield Catholic Central on Friday.
The Tigers drop to 0-3, while the Irish improve to 3-0.
WL-Salem led 13-12 at halftime, but SCC outscored the Tigers 20-7 in the second half to get the win.
The Tigers finished with 288 yards of offense and the Irish had 320 total yards.
SCC only needed 33 offensive plays as they averaged 9.7 yards per play. The Tigers averaged 4.4 yards for their 66 plays.
SCC rushed for 185 yards on 24 attempts and was 8-of-9 passing for 135 yards.
WL-Salem rushed for 162 yards on 46 attempt and was 9-of-20 passing for 126 yards.
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