Playoff roundup: West, Talawanda, Edgewood, Monroe advance

Lakota West quarterback Mitch Bolden carries the ball during their game against Hamilton Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 at Lakota West High School in West Chester Township. Lakota West won 40-13. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

Lakota West returned a fumble for a touchdown and had a kickoff return for a TD on their way to a 44-0 win over West Clermont in a DIvision I, Region 4 playoff opener on Friday night at West.

Silas Waters scooped up a fumble and scored from 52 yards out to start the scoring for West.

Adrian Davis scored two TDs, including a 65-yard kickoff return. He also caught a TD pass from Mitch Bolden.

The Firebirds limited West Clermont (1-4) to just 35 total yards.

West (7-0) advances to play district rival Lakota East next Friday at West.

Talawanda 56, Belmont 13: Deondre Bothast-Revalee rushed for 189 yards and five TDs to lead the Brave to an easy Division II, Region 8 playoff win.

The 13th-seeded Brave (3-4) advance to face No. 4 Kings next Friday night.

Monroe 27, Elida 10: Ish Moss, Elijah Jackson and Collin Deaton each had a rushing TD in the first half and Chandler Holler sealed the win with a pick-six late. It marked the first playoff win for Monroe in 11 years. Monroe (3-4) advances to face Ross.

Mount Healthy 40, Fenwick 7: Logan Miller rushed for 120 yards, including a 53-yard TD run, for the Falcons in a Division III, Region 12 playoff game.

Edgewood 62, Columbus West 12: The Cougars (4-3) rolled in a DIvision II, Region 8 playoff opener. Edgewood, the eighth seed, will host No. 9 Troy next Friday night.

Elder 42, Fairfield 39: The host Panthers rallied from a 39-28 deficit to score a Division I, Region 4 playoff win. The Indians fell to 1-6.

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