Created on Friday, 20 September 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
The points poured in for Tippecanoe almost as fast as the rain came down here Friday against host Indian Lake.
Indian Lake’s Hunter Vance attempts to make a catch as a Tippecanoe player grabs him during Friday’s game at Indian Lake. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)
The Red Devils pushed and bullied their way to a 56-6 Central Buckeye Conference crossover victory against the Lakers on the strength of a dominant running attack.
The Red Devils (4-0) gave a stellar effort on defense, holding the Lakers (1-3) to just 66 yards of total offense.
The Red Devils scored three touchdowns in a five-minute span midway through the first quarter. Johnson had touchdown runs of 18 and 20 yards and Johnson added an 35-yard TD dash to put Tippecaone up 21-0 in the blink of an eye.
The Lakers were able to get on the scoreboard late in the game as freshman Branden Henderson ripped the ball from the hands of a Red Devil running back and ran it back for a touchdown. The two-point conversion failed, leaving Tippecanoe ahead 56-6.
L.J. Henderson led the Lakers with 37 rushing yards on 13 carries.
Dominant ground game carries Tigers
Fast starts at the beginning of both halves propelled West Liberty-Salem to a 47-6 homecoming victory on a sloppy track Friday over Springfield Catholic Central in the Tigers’ Ohio Heritage Conference opener.
Ben Burden and David Branham each accounted for three touchdowns. Taylor Cordell also found the end zone for West Liberty-Salem, which amassed 231 yards as a team on the ground.
Steady rain dictated the pace of play for both teams. Thunderstorms in the vicinity delayed kickoff by about 15 minutes, and players were directed back to their locker rooms just 52 seconds into the contest following reports of thunder and lightning. That delay lasted about 20 minutes.
Burden recorded three solo tackles and four assists and Branham had two solo tackles and seven assists to pace the Tigers defensively.
Cardinals rumble past Jets for OHC win
Triad finally was able to display its impressive offense in front of the home crowd Friday in a 54-19 victory over visiting Northeastern.
It was the Cardinals’ first home game this season and it also started Ohio Heritage Conference play. Triad remains unbeaten at 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the league. The Jets tumble to 1-3, 0-1.
Senior tailback Tre McIntyre had a brilliant performance for Triad. He accounted for 317 yards of total offense. He rushed for 199 yards on seven carries and had four touchdowns and registered 118 receiving yards on three catches.
Chaz Adams finished the game with 133 rushing yards on 16 carries and two scores. Lowe ended the game with 60 receiving yards on two grabs.
Defensively, Steven Feasel recorded two sacks for Triad. That brings his season total to nine and that leads the state of Ohio, according to stats reported to maxpreps.com.