Chieftains survive Arrows 23-18
On a night that saw some wild moments and plenty of adversity for the Bellefontaine Chieftains, they managed to overcome it all to secure a key conference road win on Friday night, winning at Tecumseh 23-18.
“You know we certainly didn’t play to our standard tonight. We can play so much better, but sometimes you have to win ugly, and tonight was one of those nights,” said Chiefs head coach Jason Brown.
The Chiefs were shorthanded offensively, as leading rusher Chris Fogan sat out the game with an injury. Coach Brown emphasized, “We had to mix things up tonight, and had some guys in different spots. But they hung in there tough, and we got some explosive plays”
Big plays keep coming for Lakers in rout of Raiders
Indian Lake’s high-powered offense was again firing on all cylinders Friday against Logan County rival Benjamin Logan.
The Lakers racked up 567 total yards en route to a 42-14 win over the host Raiders in a Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division football game.
Indian Lake improves to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in the league. Ben Logan drops to 2-4, 0-1.
Indian Lake rolled up 367 rushing yards on 45 attempts and was 8-of-11 passing for 200 more yards.
Senior Luke Jackson sparked the IL offensive attack, rushing for 163 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and throwing a 30-yard touchdown pass.
Elijah Slagle had a big night on the ground for the Lakers with 171 yards and two TDs on 22 carries.
Pirates bounce back, storm past Eagles 31-0
After struggling in a 28-10 loss to Northridge last week, Riverside responded with a stellar performance Friday night at Troy Christian.
The Pirates jumped out to a 24-0 lead at halftime and went on to record a 31-0 victory over the Eagles in a Three Rivers Conference football game.
Riverside is now 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the TRC. Troy Christian slips to 3-3, 1-2.
“We had our best week of practice of the season and it’s no coincidence that we came out and played our best game of the season,” said Riverside head coach Bryce Hodge. “It was by far our best game as a team. We blocked better and tackled a lot better than we did last week. I am proud of the guys for the way they responded tonight.”
Riverside rushed for 193 yards and had 311 total yards while limiting the Eagles to only 109 yards of offense.
“We wanted to establish the run early and we were able to do that,” said Hodge. “Our first two possessions we put together long drives by grinding it out on the ground. It all starts up front with our line and we blocked better.”
Panthers race past WL-S 42-7
West Liberty-Salem was unable to contain host Fairbanks on Friday as the Panthers rolled to a 42-7 victory in an Ohio Heritage Conference North division football game.
The Tigers fall to 1-4 overall and 0-1 in the league. Fairbanks moves to 4-2, 1-0.
WL-Salem allowed 376 yards of offense and managed just 154 yards of its own.
Fairbanks limited the Tigers to 56 rushing yards on 30 attempts.
All 376 yards for the Panthers came on the ground. They attempted just one pass. Fairbanks averaged 9.6 yards per rushing attempt.
Complete area football coverage in Saturday’s Examiner