High School Football Week 8 Roundup

West Liberty-Salem players take the field before Friday night’s game vs. West Jefferson. Michael Cooper/CONTRIBUTED
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West Liberty-Salem players take the field before Friday night’s game vs. West Jefferson. Michael Cooper/CONTRIBUTED

A pair of football upsets rocked the Midwest Athletic Conference on Friday.

Anna stunned previously unbeaten Coldwater 49-8 and Minster handed Marion Local its second loss in a 27-26 setback.

Bart Bixler threw two touchdowns and ran in three more to lead the way for Anna, which rocketed out to a 42-0 lead at the half. Riley Huelskamp added 148 yards on the ground with two touchdowns and Jeffrey Richards and Isaac Lininger each hauled in a TD catch.

Jacob Niemeyer threw three touchdowns, two to Bryan Falk, and Minster stopped two-point conversion attempts on both of Marion Local’s touchdowns in the second half to pull off the victory.

The aftermath leaves a logjam at the top of the MAC standings with Coldwater, Anna, Minster and Marion Local all sporting 5-1 records in conference play.


Ansonia 52, Tri-County North 34: Ansonia pulled away with 20 points in the final quarter after leading 32-26 at the end of the third.

Bethel 40, Bradford 14: Mason Brown tossed two touchdowns to Mason Brown and one to Will Reittenger to help Bethel go into the half up 21-0.

Carroll 17, Alter 10: Carroll scored the game-winning touchdown with 21 seconds to play to give Alter a third consecutive loss in conference play.

Chaminade Julienne 14, McNicholas 7: Connor Hartley’s go-ahead interception return for a touchdown helped CJ avoid a scare from McNicholas and improve to 7-1.

Clinton-Massie 63, Batavia 0: Brendan Lamb rushed for three touchdowns, Carson Vanhoose added two more and Clinton-Massie cruised to a win.

Covington 57, Arcanum 0: Cade Schmelzer and Andrew Cates connected on three TD passes and Brayden Wiggins had an interception return for a score as Covington handed Arcanum its first loss of the season.

Fairfield 31, Sycamore 3: Jutahn McClain rumbled for 256 yards with three touchdowns to help unbeaten Fairfield improve to 6-0 in conference play.

Fort Recovery 24, St. Henry 21: Derek Jutte and Gavin Thobe each ran in a touchdown in the first quarter and Fort Recovery held off a late St. Henry rally for the win. Thobe finished with two touchdowns, tallying 92 rushing yards on four carries and 129 receiving yards on seven catches.

Graham 29, Urbana 16: Brady King hit Gavin Adams on a short TD pass and King scrambled for three more touchdowns to pace Graham. King finished 19-of-35 for 245 yards through the air to go with 140 yards on the ground.

Greeneview 55, Catholic Central 0: Eight different Greeneview players scored touchdowns in the win against winless Catholic Central.

Indian Lake 49, Ben Logan 13: Clay Jacobs rushed for 225 yards and five touchdowns in leading Indian Lake. Elijah Slagle added one touchdown run and Caden Roberts hauled in a TD pass.

Jonathan Alder 35, Tecumseh 14: Lucas Rodgers had a short rushing score and Cyle Wells and Caden Riley hooked up on an 81-yard TD pass for Tecumseh but unbeaten Jonathan Alder pulled away early.

Lakota West 16, Lakota East 7: David Afari scored twice on short TD runs and Josh Laine kicked a 27-yard field goal to help Lakota West improve to 6-2. Charlie Kenrich had the lone TD for East on a five-yard run.

Little Miami 24, Ross 21: Ethan Hall, C.J. Boze and Jackson Gifford each had a TD run in the first half for Ross, but Little Miami kicked a field goal with 1:06 to play to cap off a second-half rally.

Mechanicsburg 49, Northeastern 0: Chayse Propst totaled 144 yards on the ground with three touchdowns, highlighted by an 80-yard scoring run, to help Mechanicsburg move to 7-1.

Monroe 35, Oakwood 14: Collin Deaton and Tyler Tracey each tallied two touchdowns and Ryan Miltenberger ran in another to help Monroe earn its first victory of the season.

New Miami 48, North College Hill 26: New Miami, off to its best start in school history, improved to 8-0 and 5-0 in conference play. It also marked New Miami’s first win versus North College Hill in 17 years.

North Union 14, Northwestern 12: Ben Van Noord hauled in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Dawson Thomas with 48 seconds to play but Northwestern failed to convert on a two-point conversion attempt.

Northmont 41, Miamisburg 7: Keaton Kesling finished 26-of-32 for 343 yards with three touchdowns to lead Northmont. Michael Franklin tacked on two rushing scores and Marcus Allen hauled in 10 catches for 148 yards with a TD.

Piqua 21, Greenville 7: Ca’ron Coleman scored three touchdowns, finishing with 136 yards on 17 carries to help Piqua halt a two-game skid. Tony Sells ran in the lone score for Greenville.

Preble Shawnee 47, Dixie 13: Ben Hobbs paced Preble Shawnee with five touchdowns, four on offense in the first half and a scoop and score on defense in the second.

Roger Bacon 58, CHCA 32: Roger Bacon running back Corey Kiner scored eight touchdowns, becoming one of 19 players in OHSAA history to have eight or more touchdowns in a game. Kiner holds scholarship offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame and Cincinnati among others.

Sidney 49, West Carrollton 25: E.J. Davis powered Sidney, rushing for 281 yards on 23 carries with four touchdowns along with one receiving score. The sophomore also passed the 1,000 yard mark for the season. Tyron Darby tallied three rushing scores for West Carrollton.

Springboro 52, Lebanon 3: Landon Palmer threw for 243 yards with two touchdowns, both to Willieon Yates, and Timmy Keseday racked up three rushing scores to help ‘Boro rebound from last week’s shutout loss to Springfield.

Stebbins 21, Butler 13: Nate Keller’s 14-yard touchdown scramble with 1:41 to play sealed the win for Stebbins. Marvelous Rutledge and Omar Holloway each added a rushing score for Stebbins. Luke Mitchell hit Gavin Casella on a long TD pass for Butler.

Talawanda 28, Edgewood 26: Talawanda stopped a two-point conversion try in the final minute to earn its first win versus Edgewood since 2014.

Tri-Village 58, Twin Valley South 20: Tri-Village set a school record for points scored in a game along with a school record for wins in a season, improving to 4-4.

Trotwood 49, Beavercreek 7: Hezekiah Hudson-Davis and Cooper Stewart each ran for two touchdowns, including 101 yards on seven carries for Hudson-Davis, to help Trotwood rattle off a seventh consecutive victory.

Troy 9, Fairborn 7: Dawson Hildebrand blocked a Fairborn punt with 1:40 to play, sending the ball out of the endzone for a safety that proved the difference and helped Troy improve to 7-1.

Valley View 49, Milton-Union 48, OT: Valley View picked up a huge road victory in a back-and-forth game, converting a two-point conversion in overtime to edge Milton-Union and move to 6-2.

Wayne 13, Fairmont 7, OT: Wayne tied the game in the fourth quarter with a David Nelson three-yard run and quarterback Cam Fancher’s one-yard TD scramble in overtime was the game-winner. Keon Wright had a 49-yard TD run in the first half for Fairmont.

Xenia 37, Tippecanoe 3: A camo-clad Xenia jumped out to a 24-0 lead at the half, rolling to a seventh consecutive win in the school’s Military Appreciation Night game. Kevin Johnson and Andrew Pollender each ran for two touchdowns. Boston College commit Ben Sauls drilled a 50-yard field goal for Tippecanoe.

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