Fort Recovery 27, Lehman Catholic 21
Fort Recovery and Lehman Catholic played for the third time in less than a calendar year Friday, and for the third straight time, the Indians beat the Cavaliers, this time 27-21 in overtime.
Lehman Catholic jumped out to an early lead, as Elliott Gilardi scored on a 5 yard rushing touchdown to give the Cavaliers a 7-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Gilardi let Lehman Catholic on a 19-play, 85 yard drive, capped off by a 2 yard touchdown pass to Kameron Lee to extend that lead to 14-0.
After a Fort Recovery three-and-out, Brandon Barhorst scampered for a 51-yard touchdown on the first play of the drive to give Dick Roll’s squad a 21-0 lead.
The Indians were able to put together a drive just before the halftime break, as Cade Wendel hit Riley Pearson for a 14-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-7 at the break.
Fort Recovery then opened the 2nd half with a 9 play, 76-yard drive that featured 8 carries by Will Homan, who scored from 33 yards out to cut the lead to 21-13.
With under two minutes to play in the game, Wendel again found Pearson for a 35 yard touchdown pass. Homan’s two-point conversion tied the game at 21, sending it to overtime.
Lehman Catholic settled for a field goal in their offensive portion of the overtime period, but Micahel Denning’s 38-yard attempt was wide right.
Four plays later, Wendel threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Braun for the 27-21 victory.
Wendel finished the night completing 7 of his 15 passes for 112 yards and 3 touchdowns. Pearson caught 2 passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns. The Indians were led on the ground by Will Homan’s 176 yards on 29 carries and one score.
Gilardi went 11-20 through the air, with 99 yards and TD. He also rushed for 85 yards on 19 carries. Owen Smith led the way for Lehman Catholic, carrying the ball 25 times for 104 yards in the loss.
Fort Recovery will make the long trip to Germantown Valley View next Friday, while Lehman Catholic will host Miami East.
Ada 40, Upper Scioto Valley 7
Ada got the 2017 season started with a bang, as Zac Swaney returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown, as the Bulldogs cruised to a 40-7 win over Hardin County rival Upper Scioto Valley.
Seth Conley completed just 7 of his 14 pass attempts, but 4 were for touchdowns as he through for 165 yards in the win.
Aaron Everhart carried rushed for 107 yards on just 3 carries and a touchdown, while also hauling in 3 receptions for 89 yards and 3 more touchdowns.
Chase Sumner added 2 receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown. He also had an interception in the win.
Ada hits the road again in week two, as they travel to Arlington, while Upper Scioto Valley will travel to Cory-Rawson.
Shawnee 27, Delphos Jefferson 6
In a game original scheduled to be played at Shawnee, the Indians left Stadium Park with a 27-6 win over Delphos Jefferson Friday.
Johnny Caprella was efficient for the Indians, completing 10 of his 18 passes for 209 yards, while throwing touchdown passes of 73 and 33 yards in the win. He also rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.
Brenen Auer rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in the loss for Delphos Jefferson.
Shawnee will travel to Defiance next Friday, while Delphos Jefferson plays host to Versailles.
New Bremen 48, Bradford 0
New Bremen Sophomore QB Nolan Bornhorst put on a show for the home crowd as the Cardinals trounced visiting Bradford 48-0 Friday.
Bornhorst completed 4 of his 6 passes for 92 yards, while rushing for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns on 11 carries. Avery Powers carried the ball 12 times for 111 yards and a whopping 4 touchdowns in the win. Powers also caught two passes for 43 yards, while Levi Clem also hauled in 2 receptions for 49 yards.
Logan Dicke led the way for the Cardinals on defense, finishing the evening with 7 tackles, a sack, and 3 tackles for loss, as New Bremen held Bradford to -21 yards of total offense in the win.
The Cardinals travel to Mississinawa Valley next Friday night
Pandora-Gilboa 27, Columbus Grove 14
Jared Breece did it all for Pandora-Gilboa as the Rockets beat their Putnam County rival Columbus Grove Friday.
Breece was 9-14 passing, good for 209 yards and 3 TD’s, while also rushing for 123 yards on 17 carries and another score.
Travis Maag hauled in 3 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown, while Carter Nofziger had 4 receptions for 63 yards and 2 TD’s.
Nofziger led the way for the Rockets defensively, finishing the evening with 9 tackles.
The Bulldogs were paced by Blake Reynolds, who was 14-24 through the air with a 178 yards, 1 TD, and 2 INT’s. Garrett Nemire rushed for 104 yards on 24 carries in the loss.
Pandora-Gilboa takes on Tiffin Calvert next week, while Columbus Grove hosts Leipsic.
Crestview 38, Parkway 26
Parkway kept Crestview’s do-everything QB Drew Kline in check Friday, but costly turnovers helped the Knights leave Rockford with a 38-26 victory.
Kline was just 8-16 through the air, good for 109 yards and TD. He rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, while Trevor Gibson led the way on the ground, toting the rock 17 times for 95 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Andrew Baker completed 7 of his 8 passes for the Panthers, throwing for 137 yards and 2 TD’s. Unfortunately, his one incompletion was an interception. Nick Hawk rushed for 167 yards and 2 TD’s on just 11 carries, while Caden May chipped in 79 yards on the ground and 84 yards receiving in the loss.
Crestview will battle Hicksville next week, while Parkway takes on Spencerville.
Versailles 36, Celina 7
Celina was held to just 77 yards of total offense, while Versailles rushed for nearly 215 yards as the Tigers whipped the Bulldogs 36-7 Friday.
Noah Waymire completed 6 of 9 passes for 96 yards and 2 TD’s, while Kurtis Rutschilling rushed for 79 yards and 2 TD’s on 12 carries.
Marion Local 35, Chaminade-Julienne 7
Marion Local started their Division VI State Championship defense with a convincing 35-7 win over Division III Chaminade-Julienne.
In his first career start, Nate Bruns was 9-13 through the air, compiling 125 yards and 2 TD’s in the win.
Junior Nolan Habodasz rushed for 89 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, while Henry Keller rushed for 2 TD’s on just 4 carries.
Matt Rethman had an interception in the win for Marion Local, who will travel to Patrick Henry next Friday.
Bath 19, Allen East 9
Bath QB Zach Diller only completed one pass Friday, but he made it count, as his 10-yard touchdown pass to Zach McGue in the third quarter helped propel Bath to a 19-9 win over Allen East.
Caden Schmidt rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries to lead the Wildcats, while Peyton Mikesell rushed for 81 yards in the win.
Allen East’s Bryce Belcher was 8-15 through the air for an even 100 yards in the loss.
The Mustangs host Perry in week two, while Bath hosts Elida.
Eastwood 39, Ottawa-Glandorf 7
Eastwood scored early and often, taking a 32-0 lead into the halftime break before burying Ottawa-Glandorf 39-7 Friday.
Jaden Siebencek has the unenviable task of replacing O-G’s Jay Kaufman, who was lost for the season with a torn ACL this summer. Siebeneck completed just 3 of 13 passes, good for 44 yards and a touchdown. He also threw 3 INT’s in the loss.
Bret Llewellyn had 16 tackles for the Titans, while Jasper Scarberry tallied 14 tackles.
The Titans will face St. Marys next Friday, who suffered a 39-32 defeat to Sidney Friday.
Elida 42, Tiffin Columbian 20
Isaac McAdams was 29-40 through the air for 372 yards and 4 TD’s as Elida topped Tiffin Columbian 42-20 Friday.
McAdams also rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.
McAdams connected with Daniel Unruh 10 times for 169 yards, while Keshawn Spivey had 5 receptions for 75 yards.
Calvin Brown ended the evening with one carry for 37 yards and a touchdown.
Mike Purdy led the way on defense for the Bulldogs, tallying 7 tackles and a sack for Elida.