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Week 8 football roundup

Pirates bully W-Goshen for 40-8 victory

There was no slowing down Riverside’s offensive ground attack Friday as it pounded visiting Waynesfield-Goshen for a 40-8 win in Northwest Central Conference play.

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Riverside’s Ryan Davidson stretches the ball across the goal line for a touchdown during the first quarter as teammate Tanner Lane (12) attempts to make a block and Waynesfield-Goshen’s Drew Lament works to make a tackle Friday at Riverside High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

The Pirates reach .500 again this season at 4-4 overall and are now 3-2 in the NWCC. The Tigers snap a two-game win streak and fall to 2-6, 2-3.

Riverside blazed its way up and down the field for 470 yards of total offense, including 450 rushing yards. Three running backs rushed for over 100 yards and senior tailback Tanner Lane led the way with 214 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Chiefs push Braves to the brink

Three yards is all that separated Bellefontaine from pulling off a major upset against Springfield Shawnee Friday night.

Jake Kennedy fired a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Baughman on the final play of regulation to pull the visiting Chiefs to within one point of unbeaten Braves.

Bellefontaine elected to go for win by going for a two-point conversion instead of an extra-point kick. A Chieftain pass on the attempt fell incomplete in the corner of the end zone as the Braves held on for a 34-33 victory.

The Chieftains fall to 3-5 on the season and 0-3 in the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division while Shawnee improves to 8-0 and 3-0 in the conference.

Raiders rally past Falcons for first win

Benjamin Logan grabbed its first win of the season Friday after rallying past host Graham 32-29 in a Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division contest.

The Raiders are now 1-7 overall and 1-2 in the Mad River division, while the Falcons fall to 2-6, 1-2.

Graham held a 29-19 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but Ben Logan scored two touchdowns to regain the lead and hang on for the win.

The Raiders tallied 341 yards of total offense and senior running back Brady Bechtel sparked the team with 154 rushing yards and two scores.

Lakers continue to pour on the points in win over Knights

The points continued to pour in for Indian Lake Friday as it sunk host Greenon 65-6 in a convincing Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division win.

The Lakers  have won three-straight games and improve to 4-4 overall and remain unbeaten in the Mad River division at 3-0. The Knights fall to 0-8, 0-3.

Indian Lake’s offense has scored 50 points or more in each of its last two games, while the defense has allowed 12 total points in the last three games.

The Lakers piled up 418 yards of total offense Friday against the Knights, including 325 rushing yards. Senior fullback L.J. Henderson led the charge again with 102 yards on just six carries and had two touchdowns and took a fumble recovery back for a touchdown on defense.

WL-Salem rallies past Cedarville 21-17

West Liberty-Salem’s football team refused to lose consecutive games Friday as it clawed and rallied its way past host Cedarville for a 21-17 Ohio Heritage Conference victory.

The Tigers, who dropped a 30-game regular-season winning streak last week, bounced back and improve to 7-1 overall and are 4-1 in the league. The Indians slide to 5-3, 2-3.

Cedarville jumped out to a 14-7 lead at halftime, but WL-Salem outscored the Indians 14-3 over the final two quarters as the Tiger defense gave a stellar effort to pull out the win.

Triad fires on all cylinders against Southeastern

Triad got its high-octane offense firing on all cylinders again Friday as it blasted host Southeastern 42-6 in Ohio Heritage Conference action.

The state-ranked Cardinals remain perfect at 8-0 and stay atop the OHC at 5-0. The Trojans tumble to 1-7, 1-4.

Lehman Catholic races past Ridgemont in NWCC play

Lehman Catholic’s football team overwhelmed visiting Ridgemont on Friday and cruised to a 61-6 win in Northwest Central Conference action.

The Cavaliers are now 7-1 overall and remain unbeaten in league play at 4-0. The Gophers drop to 2-5, 0-4.

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