Mother Nature took center stage in a stormy Week 1 for area prep football.
Most of Friday’s action was pushed into Saturday by inclement weather, with a number of suspended games being finished in the morning.
Here’s a rundown of results:
Hamilton 17, Milford 14: Trace Sword booted a 22-yard field goal with five seconds remaining to give visiting Big Blue a thrilling Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown victory.
The winning kick was set up by a 59-yard bomb from Eric Jackson to Vince Sanford.
According to HHS, Sanford broke three school receiving records — single-game receptions (11) and yards (182), and career yards (1,333).
Franklin 30, Carlisle 27: Noah Kremer caught two touchdown passes, one from Ryan Montgomery and one from Braden White, as the host Wildcats held on for the win.
Kremer also tackled the Indians’ Brad Harrison in the end zone for a safety. Montgomery ran for a pair of scores.
Zayne Hart and Jake Moore had TD runs for Carlisle. D.J. Chambers ran for a touchdown and also scored on a 63-yard fumble return.
Edgewood 35, Monroe 7: Jake Paulsen tallied a pair of touchdowns, one on a 70-yard interception return, as the visiting Cougars rolled past their Butler County rivals.
Julius Hayden and Drew Reckart ran for TDs. Reckart also connected with Eddie Driskell for a score.
Thirteen different Edgewood players combined for 293 rushing yards on 51 carries, with Thomas Lindsay’s 66 yards on nine runs leading the way. Defensive standouts included Evan Brown (2.5 sacks) and Dylan Crouch (interception).
Monroe’s lone touchdown came on a 55-yard pass from Carson Hillebrand to Cedric Amaniampong.
Ross 6, Goshen 3: The host Rams made two goal-line stands and Dylan Miller came up with a game-ending interception to seal the victory.
Miller also had a huge 40-yard reception on a throw from Logan Fuller that changed field position and set up that pick. Fuller threw for more than 100 yards and hit Sam Stepaniak for a 45-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
It was 6-3 at halftime. Jordan Ullery kicked a 30-yard field goal for Goshen in the second period.
Madison 38, Talawanda 6: Cameron Svarda totaled 111 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries for the visiting Mohawks, who rushed for 301 yards in the victory.
Ryan Friend and Wade Agnew added scoring runs for Madison. Friend also ripped off a 76-yard kickoff return for a TD, and Logan Alward chipped in a 22-yard field goal and five extra points.
Talawanda’s only touchdown came on an 18-yard pass from Logan Kamphaus to Sam Wespiser.
Taft 21, Badin 14: Lavassa Martin ran 14 times for 91 yards and a touchdown for the visiting Rams as they dropped their first season opener since 2008.
Davon Hartmann-Starks scored on a hook-and-lateral play with 1:21 remaining for Badin, which was limited to 200 yards of total offense. Hartmann-Starks also had an interception.
Lakota East 31, Loveland 14: Tyler VanFossen rumbled for 239 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries for the host Thunderhawks in their victory.
VanFossen also booted four extra points and a 32-yard field goal. Quarterback Dylan Fry threw for 66 yards, connecting with Jeffrey Garcia for a 16-yard TD, and ran for 51 in the Crosstown Showdown affair.
Moeller 47, Lakota West 14: Tony White threw a pair of touchdown passes to Zelwyn Robinson for the Firebirds as they fell in the Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium.
White was 18-of-28 for 190 yards, but was intercepted three times. Robinson totaled 84 yards on six catches.
Kings 35, Lebanon 7: The visiting Warriors scored first on a Dakota Allen touchdown pass to Nick Taylor, but got outgained 470-267 in yardage and lost Friday night.
Anderson 42, Fenwick 41, OT: No details were reported.
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