Springfield loses 10-0 lead and falls 13-12 to Miamisburg in GWOC Crossover.
The tone for Tecumseh’s game at Graham was set early. Brandon Morgan returned the opening kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown to give the Arrows an early 7-0 lead. The Arrows went on to score another four touchdowns before Graham scored and coasted to a 42-19 win.
Morgan also rushed for a 9-yard score in the second quarter. He finished with 44 of the Arrows’ 288 total rushing yards in the game. Kenyon Watson led the Arrows with 63 rushing yards, while Garrett McCormick had 59 and Blake Nickell had 55. Watson scored two touchdowns, while Nickell scored one.
Tecumseh has won its last two games since starting the season 0-2. The Arrows travel to Urbana (1-3) next week and hope to keep their winning streak alive.
Miamisburg comes back, beats Springfield
Springfield built a 10-0 halftime lead but couldn’t hang on as Miamisburg came back and earned a 13-12 win in a GWOC Crossover game on Friday at Evans Stadium.
Miamisburg running back Xavien Jones scored the game-winning touchdown on a 39-yard run late in the fourth quarter.
Springfield built its lead on a short touchdown pass from Saalih Muhammad to Jeremiah Ward and a 37-yard field goal by Nick McCaughey.
Jake Schoenberger threw an 8-yard pass to Tyler Johnson to pull the Vikings within three points in the third. Springfield later forced a safety to increase its lead to five points.
Springfield’s Danny Davis had a 90-yard punt return called back due to penalty in the game.
The Wildcats had 193 yards on offense in the game, while Miamisburg had 230. Springfield was 3 of 10 on third down completion attempts and 0 of 1 on fourth down. Miamisburg controlled the clock for 32 minutes.
Muhammad threw for 170 yards and one touchdown. He was sacked four times in the game. Davis led all receivers with seven receptions for 89 yards. Springfield’s running game struggled again — the Wildcats had 23 rushing yards on 27 carries.
Kenton Ridge blasts Greenon
The Cougars had no problem rebounding against Greenon. Kenton Ridge put last Friday’s close loss to West Liberty-Salem out of its mind with a 45-6 win. The Cougars rushed for 254 yards and threw for 62 yards as they moved the ball with ease.
Kenton Ridge jumped out 34-0 by the end of the first quarter. Luke Holt scored the game’s first touchdown on a one-yard carry. Jayden Davis then followed with 11- and 23-yard touchdown runs on his only carries in the game. Kobe Holtz also scored on a short touchdown run in the first, and Tyler Batten recovered a fumble for a touchdown.
Davis scored another touchdown on a 48-yard punt return and Jordan Bailey scored on a 63-yard run in the second quarter. Sophomore Drew Wichael scored on a two-yard run in the third quarter for the Cougars.
Kenton Ridge averaged 11.5 yards per carry in the game. Seven different players carried the ball.
Northwestern beats Shawnee for first time since 1991
Northwestern scored two touchdowns in the second quarter and never looked back against the Braves. It was Northwestern’s first win over Shawnee since 1991.
Lyons field goal lifts Southeastern over Central
Southeastern kicker Andrew Lyons hit a 22-yard field goal with 1:14 left in the game to lift the Trojans to a 17-14 win over Catholic Central.
Central was driving midway through the fourth when Southeastern’s Gunnar Gearhart intercepted a Cossy Catanzaro pass. The interception set up the Trojans’ game-winning drive.
Aaron Banion scored for Southeastern on a 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Trevor King and Jordan Greene hooked up on a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 14-14.
West Liberty-Salem comes back, beats Northeastern
Northeastern jumped out to a 26-14 lead, but the Jets couldn’t hang on. West Liberty-Salem scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to pull out to a 47-33 win.
West Liberty-Salem took a 27-26 lead early in the third quarter. The Jets responded with a touchdown to reclaim the lead at 33-27, but the Tigers scored the game’s final three touchdowns.
West Liberty-Salem amassed nearly 500 total yards of offense in the game, while Northeastern had 351. The Tigers’ Dusty Moell caught three touchdowns passes in the game, all from quarterback Brandon Upton. Braden Miller also rushed for three touchdowns.
Week four scores
Miamisburg 13, Springfield 12
Tecumseh 42, Graham 19
Northwestern 21, Shawnee 0
Kenton Ridge 54, Greenon 6
West Liberty-Salem 47, Northeastern 33
Southeastern 17, Catholic Central 14
Week five schedule
The GWOC and CBC wrap up crossover play, while the OHC enters week two of conference play.
Butler at Springfield
Tecumseh at Urbana
Greenon at Shawnee
Northwestern at Kenton Ridge
Northeastern at Catholic Central
Cedarville at Southeastern