David Afari accumulated 225 all-purpose yards and a touchdown as Lakota West High School’s football team gave interim head coach Jeff Wadl his first career win with a 20-14 decision at Centerville.
The game was suspended by weather Friday night and completed Saturday morning, with the Firebirds improving to 1-1 and the Elks falling to 0-2.
Afari had a game-opening 98-yard kickoff return for a score and ran the ball 18 times for 82 yards. Quarterback Manny Pastoriza was 19-of-26 for 120 yards, Kendrick Crawford had a TD run and Nicklas Hjort boosted 31- and 33-yard field goals for the winners.
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Badin 38, Talawanda 7: Ethan Wishart and John Berg returned interceptions for touchdowns for the Rams in another weather-delayed contest that was finished Saturday.
Alex DeLong and quarterback Zach Switzer added scoring runs for Badin (2-0), and Switzer connected with Josh Hegemann for a TD. Davon Starks rushed seven times for 79 yards, while Luke VanSteenkiste kicked a 27-yard field goal.
Tyler Teeters threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Tyler Engelhard for the Braves (1-1). Teeters was 13-of-25 for 153 yards in place of regular quarterback Adam Crank, who missed the game with a shoulder injury.
Fenwick 30, Belmont 16: Sully Janeck completed 8-of-13 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns (to Thomas Vogelsang and R.J. Clesceri) as the Falcons improved to 2-0 with the win at Welcome Stadium.
Jack Fessler contributed two TDs and 77 yards on 17 carries for Fenwick, which also notched a safety. Vogelsang and Clesceri both had three catches for 119 and 109 yards, respectively. Clesceri also punted three times for a 49.7-yard average.
Belmont is 0-2.
Ross 42, Monroe 7: The visiting Rams evened their record at 1-1 as Dylan Caldwell ran for two touchdowns and C.J. Boze threw scoring passes to Ethan Hall and Aaron Smith.
Dylan Zimmerman returned a kickoff for a TD and Jackson Gifford added a rushing score in the winning effort. L.J. Neumaier was perfect on six extra points.
The lone touchdown for the Hornets (0-2) came on a pass from Nick Osterman to TeJean Rice.
Madison 46, Reading 0: The Mohawks still haven’t allowed a point this season after battering the visiting Blue Devils on Friday.
Justin Gray (seven carries, 113 yards, TD), Evan Crim (six carries, 135 yards, TD), Gabe Higgs (two carries, 90 yards, two TDs) and Jake Phelps (five carries, 32 yards, TD) led the Madison ground attack. Mason Whiteman also threw a TD pass to Crim, and Cole Pelgen registered a pair of sacks.
Reading dropped to 0-2.
Springboro 42, Middletown 26: The visiting Middies stormed to a 23-7 lead after one quarter before the Panthers rallied to victory in a contest that was finished Saturday.
Josh Bryant ran for a touchdown and ripped off a 98-yard kickoff return for a TD for Middletown (1-1). Jarrenn Thomas also connected with Shandon Morris for a 59-yard score before Thomas left the game with a shoulder injury, and Angel Rivera added a 20- and 30-yard field goals.
Landon Palmer threw touchdown passes to Eric Myers, Kameron Dickerson, Brandon Thomas and and Josh Collins for Springboro (1-1). Timmy Keseday added two touchdowns on the ground.
Greenon 41, New Miami 10: The Vikings went on the road and suffered their first loss of the season on the field, but fell to 0-2 after the Ohio High School Athletic Association ruled that New Miami has to forfeit last week’s 32-0 win over Gamble Montessori because of an ineligible player.
New Miami athletic director Eric Hayes released the following statement: “We believe we followed the new OHSAA transfer eligibility rule exactly as it is currently published, and we are appealing their decision requiring us to forfeit.”
The short-handed Vikings got 90 rushing yards from Gage Retherford and 87 from Jordan Robinette in Friday’s defeat. Trey Robinette scored on a quarterback sneak.
Greenon evened its record at 1-1.
Lebanon 15, Loveland 13: Billy Crago was 5-of-5 on field goals as the Warriors evened their record at 1-1 and gave Matt Hopkins his first victory at LHS.
Crago converted from 37 (twice), 38, 28 and 33 yards out. The 33-yarder proved to be the difference with 2:07 remaining as Loveland slipped to 0-2.
Springfield Kenton Ridge 44, Carlisle 0: The host Indians fell to 0-2. No other details were reported.