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Week 9 football roundup

Defense comes up big for Chiefs

After suffering a lot of bumps and bruises, Bellefontaine’s defense found its footing Friday night.


Bellefontaine’s Jon King pulls down Tecumseh quarterback Malik Quisenberry for a sack in Friday’s game at Bellefontaine. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

The Chiefs, who were allowing 426 total yards and 271 rushing yards per game, bottled up visiting Tecumseh for a 19-7 victory in a Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division game.

Tecumseh mustered only 159 yards of offense. The Arrows rushed for just 123 yards on 44 carries.

 Cardinals remain unscathed after tussle with Tigers

The most anticipated Ohio Heritage Conference football game of the 2013 season did not disappoint as undefeated Triad held on late to beat defending conference champion West Liberty-Salem 33-29, claiming at least a share of the OHC championship.

The Cardinals are 9-0 and have a one game lead over Mechanicsburg in the OHC at 6-0. A win for Triad next week over a winless Springfield Catholic Central team would give the Cardinals the outright title.

Urbana stays perfect, beats Lakers 29-14

Some big plays on offense were not enough for Indian Lake to derail unbeaten Urbana on Friday.

The state-ranked Hillclimbers dodged the host Lakers 29-14 in a Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division contest.

The Hillclimbers, who are ranked seventh in Division IV, are now 9-0. They clinched at least a share of the CBC Mad River division championship with a 4-0 record. It is their fifth division title in the past seven years.

Knights break losing streak with win over Raiders

Greenon’s football team rallied to pull out a 14-7 win over host Benjamin Logan Friday in Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division action.

The win snaps a 15-game losing streak by the Knights, who are now 1-8 overall and 1-3 in the CBC Mad River division this season. Their last win was in Week 2 of 2012.

Pirates bounce Vanlue to continue turn around

Riverside’s turnaround continued Friday as the Pirates blasted host Vanlue 61-18 in a non-league matchup.

The Pirates rolled up 552 yards in the win.

With the victory, Riverside moves above the .500 mark at 5-4 overall. The Pirates have won three of their last four games.

 Upper Scioto Valley uses second-half comeback to down Gophers

Upper Scioto Valley used a second-half comeback to put away host Ridgemont 20-13 on Friday in Northwest Central Conference action.

The Rams break a four-game losing skid and improve to 4-5 overall and 2-3 in the NWCC, while the Gophers lose their fourth straight and are 2-6, 0-5.

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