Chieftains fend off Lakers 48-14
As Bellefontaine head coach Jason Brown expected, his team got a fight early from Indian Lake on Friday.
But the visiting Chieftains were able to dominate the final three quarters for a 48-14 win that keeps the Lakers winless on the season.
Bellefontaine improves to 4-1 and the Lakers are now 0-5.
“We started slow, and we certainly didn’t play up to our standard to start the game,” said Brown, who saw his team locked in a 7-7 tie with the Lakers after one quarter. “But give the Lake credit, they played hard and started fast, and we knew we’d get their best effort.”
Riverside knocks off state-ranked Polar Bears
Things looked bleak for Riverside’s football team after an 0-2 start to the season. The Pirates have quickly turned around their fortunes, though.
Riverside went on the road Friday night and knocked off Northridge, the ninth-ranked Division IV team in the state, 28-22 in a Three Rivers Conference game.
It was the third win in a row for the Pirates (3-2, 2-0), while the Polar Bears suffered their first loss of the season.
“I could not be more proud of these kids,” said Riverside head coach Bryce Hodge. “We battled through a lot of adversity at the start of the season, but these kids just kept putting the work in and are getting better every week. This is a completely different team than it was in Week 1. As a coach, nothing makes you more proud than seeing your team improve from week to week.”
Defense, ground game carry Tigers past Cedarville
West Liberty-Salem leaned on its defense and rushing attack to grab a 27-10 win over visiting Cedarville on homecoming night Friday.
The Tigers are now 3-2 on the season. Cedarville falls to 2-3.
WL-S ran for 291 yards on 43 carries and limited the Indians to 218 yards of total offense.
Junior running back Gabe McGill rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries and also returned an interception for a score to power the Tigers.
Arrows’ rushing attack overwhelms Raiders
Tecumseh used a heavy dose of blue collar football to run away from host Benjamin Logan on Friday night.
The Arrows rolled up 457 rushing yards and pulled away in the second half to beat the Raiders 35-14 in a Central Buckeye Conference crossover football game.
Ben Logan drops to 1-4 on the season. The Arrows move to 3-2.
It was a 7-7 game at halftime but the Arrows outscored Ben Logan 28-7 in the second half.
Tecumseh attempted just two passes and did not have a completion. The Arrows ran the ball 56 times, averaging 8.2 yards per rush.
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