PANDORA – Pandora-Gilboa erupted for 54 first-half points in defeating Riverdale 61-13 to earn the Blanchard Valley Conference title outright and finish the regular season 10-0.
Leading the way for the Rockets (8-0 BVC), who amassed 556 yards on offense, were Jared Breece with five touchdown passes: three to Travis Maag of 40, 2 and 4 yards; and two to Riley Larcom from 25 and 34 yards. Sam Burkholder ran in three scores: 85, 13 and 12 yards, while Blake Steiner kicked a pair of field goals: from 19 and 34 yards. Breece went 12-of-26 passing for 237 yards, Burkholder ran 15 times for 171 yards and Maag caught six passes for 123 yards.
According to joeeitel.com, the Rockets will play a Division VII, Region 26 playoff game at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Falcons finished 5-5 overall and 4-4 in the BVC.
Hopewell-Loudon 45, Cory-Rawson 19
RAWSON – Cory-Rawson’s Tommy Stauffer set the school season rushing record of 1,513 yards on 206 carries – breaking Cody Conaway’s 1,224 yards – with 26 carries for 233 yards and two scores: from 4 and 22 yards. Deontae Davis added a 60-yard run for the Hornets (3-7, 3-5 BVC).
Ottawa-Glandorf 44, Elida 18
OTTAWA – Ottawa-Glandorf ran for 483 yards in outscoring Elida in a WBL shootout.
Leading the Titans (5-5, 4-5 WBL) were Clayton Recker with two rushing touchdowns, both from 59 yards, and a 31 yard touchdown reception from Jacob Balbaugh. Balbaugh, who went 9-of-17 passing for 107 yards, also threw a TD pass of 5 yards to Ben Duling. Dylan Tippie added a 3-yard score, Danny Rosales a 68-yard rushing score and Josh Rosengarten tacked on a 24-yard field goal as O-G put together 590 yards of total offense.
For the Bulldogs (2-8, 2-7 WBL), Evan Unruh threw for a pair of touchdowns: 71 yards to KeShawn Spivey and 63 yards to Arzaiah Little. Unruh went 17-of-30 passing for 278 yards. As well, Little caught an 84-yard pass from Noah Adcock for the game’s final score as Elida accounted for 405 yards on offense. Little caught three passes for 159 yards and Spivey caught eight passes for 141 yards.
Kenton 41, Bath 13
BATH – Kenton’s Jaron Sharp threw for four touchdown passes and ran for another in leading the Wildcats over Bath in a WBL matchup.
For Kenton (6-4, 6-3 WBL), Sharp threw touchdown tosses to Brian Blankinship of 7 yards, two to Landon Rush of 29 and 11 yards and 40 yards to Noah Thibaut. He also ran for 86 yards for a score. Trent Lawrence added a 67-yard scoring run as Sharp was 19-of-32 passing for 197 yards and added 109 yards rushing on nine attempts.
For Bath (0-10, 0-9 WBL), Cyrus Burden threw for a 43-yard score to Caleb Buerger and Buerger added an 80-yard punt return. Burden went 7-of-12 passing for 105 yards.
Despite the victory, joeeitel.com says the Wildcats will not make the playoffs.
Van Wert 37, Defiance 0
VAN WERT — The Cougars had 451 yards of offense in their WBL victory.
Leading the Cougars (8-2, 7-2 WBL) were Nate Place with a pair of touchdown runs: from 4 and 7 yards; along with a pair of touchdowns passes of 80 yards to Kolby Barnhart and 29 yards to Owen Treece. Jake Hilleary, who ran for 186 yards on 16 carries, had a 4-yard scoring run and TJ Reynolds added a 29-yard field goal. Place went 9-of-16 passing for 62 yards.
For the Bulldogs (4-6, 3-6 WBL), Aaron Cruz ran for 56 yards on eight carries and added 11-of-23 passing for 124 yards. Caden Kline caught six passes for 71 yards.
According to joeeitel.com Van Wert will play host to a Division IV, Region 14 game at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Allen East 51, Ada 0
HARROD – The Allen East offense amassed 538 yards of total offense in securing a Northwest Conference victory.
The Mustangs (5-5, 4-3 NWC) accounted for 323 yards rushing, led by Bryce Belcher’s 159 yards on nine carries and three touchdowns: from 95, 7 and 1 yards. Tyler Clum was 14-of-19 passing for 215 yards and a pair of touchdowns: 25 yards to Bradden Crumrine and 13 yards to Albert Hughes; and added a 1-yard scoring run. Jacob Treglia added the other score, a 6-yard run.
Phillip Coulson went 13-of-21 passing for 130 yards for the Bulldogs (2-8, 1-6 NWC), who went for 178 yards of total offense.
Celina 38, Shawnee 21
CELINA – Celina put together a 421-yard offensive performance to seize a Western Buckeye League win.
Leading the Bulldogs (4-6, 4-5 WBL) were Brett Schwieterman with three touchdown runs: of 1, 24 and 37 yards; as well as a passing touchdown of 4 yards to Austin Cotterman. Chase Stephens added a 7-yard touchdown run and Kyle Zizelman a 1-yard scoring run as Celina was paced by Zizelman’s 198 yards rushing on 31 carries and Schwieterman added 136 yards on 16 carries.
For the Indians (4-6, 3-6 WBL), Johnny Caprella ran for a pair of scores, 1 and 47 yards, and Will Roberson had a 4-yard score. Shawnee was held to 171 yards of offense as Caprella accounted for 91 yards rushing on 21 carries.
Elgin 48, Perry 25
MARION — Louis Hoersten completed seven of 20 pass attempts for 114 yards and a pair of TDs and also ran seven times for a touchdown for Perry (6-4, 4-3 in the Northwest Central Conference). Ryan Yingst and Martel White each caught a TD pass from Hoersten and teammate Nylan Cannon rushed 10 times for 75 yards and a touchdown. Elgin finished the regular season 6-4 overall and 5-2 in the NWCC.
Spencerville 54, Delphos Jefferson 0
DELPHOS — The Bearcats finished the regular season 8-2 and gained a share of the Northwest Conference title at 6-1 with Crestview and Columbus Grove. No other information was reported about this game at deadline.
According to joeeitel.com, Spencerville play on the road in a Division VI, Region 24, at 7 p.m. Friday.
Crestview 50, Paulding 8
PAULDING – Crestview earned a share of the NWC crown and, according to joeeitel.com, will play host to a D-VII, Region 28 game at 7 p.m. Saturday.
For the Knights (9-1, 6-1 NWC), Drew Kline ran for three touchdowns: from 2, 6 and 40 yards. Brody Brecht added a rushing score from a yard out, while Kline had a 14-yard scoring toss to Caylib Pruett and Wade Sheets returned an interception 91 yards. Logan Gerardot added a 35-yard score. Kline led the way with 91 yards rushing on eight attempts and went 7-of-14 passing for 93 yards.
For the Panthers (3-7, 3-4 NWC), Payton Beckman threw a 39-yard scoring pass to Hunter Kesler. Beckman went 7-of-19 passing for 97 yards.
Coldwater 26, Marion Local 20 (2 OT)
COLDWATER – Ben Wenning ran it in from a yard out to give Coldwater a Midwest Athletic Conference win over Marion Local and knock the Flyers from the ranks of the unbeatens in a battle of Division VI, Region 24 squads.
Wenning also returned an interception 26 yards for a score for the Cavaliers (8-2, 6-2 MAC), while Jacob Wenning added a 7-yard scoring pass from Jake Hemmelgarn and Blake Dippold a pair of field goals from 19 and 22 yards. Hemmelgarn went 20-of-41 passing for 149 yards.
For the Flyers (9-1, 7-1 MAC), John Tangeman returned a 46-yard interception for a score, Nolan Arbodasz scored from a yard out and Nick Tangeman caught an 11-yard scoring pass from Matt Rethman. Nathan Bruns went 12-of-24 passing for 226 yards.
St. Henry 43, Parkway 8
ROCKFORD – St. Henry put up 43 first-half points and, according to joeeitel.com, clinched a playoff spot in Division VI, Region 24.
The Redskins (8-2, 6-2 MAC) amassed 422 yards of total offense, with Zach Niekamp rushing for 94 yards on 12 carries and a pair of touchdowns: from 43 and 2 yards. Jared Fishbaugh added a pair of rushing touchdowns: from 19 and 28 yards; and Sam Lefeld went 8-of-12 passing for 175 yards and a touchdown toss of 54 yards to Ethan Thieman. KJ Jacobs added a 2-yard touchdown run.
For the Panthers (1-9, 1-7 MWC), Nick Rich ran 20 times for 104 yards and a score from 42 yards. Rich went 1-for-7 passing for 17 yards as the Panthers were held to 111 yards of total offense.
Upper Scioto Valley 22, Hardin Northern 13
DOLA – Leading the victorious Rams (3-7, 2-5 NWCC) were Jackson Rohrs with 16 carries for 129 yards and one touchdown, a 45-yard run; Kaden Hurley with a 13-yard scoring pass to JJ Overs; and Devan Sousley with a 7-yard scoring run. As well, the Rams’ defense scored on a safety with Wayne Lowery getting the tackle.
Owen Wetherwill led the Polar Bears (4-6, 3-4 NWCC) with 25 carries for 143 yards and two rushing touchdowns: from 58 and 7 yards.
Fort Recovery 33, Versailles 14
FORT RECOVERY – Fort Recovery closed the season with a MAC victory.
Scoring for the Indians (5-5, 3-5 MAC) were Clay Schmitz, who threw three touchdown passes: a 10-yarder to Regan Martin, a combined hook-and-ladder 76-yarder first to Gavin Thobe who pitched to Martin and 40 yards to Jacob Acheson, while Schmitz also caught a 3-yard TD toss from Clayton Pearson. Schmitz went 13-of-19 passing for 226 yards. Thobe caught two passes for 99 yards. Pearson also returned a kickoff 86 yards for a score.
The Tigers finished 2-8 overall and 1-7 in the MAC.
Leipsic 31, Arlington 30
ARLINGTON — Leipsic (9-1, 7-1 BVC) trailed 22-0 at halftime before scoring 23 consecutive points, only to give up eight more points and needing a 2-yard Dylan Schroeder to Tyler Hiegel touchdown pass followed by another Schroeder pass to Juan Pena for a 2-point conversion with 12 seconds remaining to secure the victory and a postseason berth.
The Vikings, according to joeeitel.com, will play a road D-VII, Region 26 game at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Minster 25, New Bremen 15
NEW BREMEN — Alex Schmitmeyer ran 17 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns and Broc Miller rushed 17 times for 103 yards and a score for Minster (7-3, 5-3 MAC), which, according to joeeitel.com, will play host to a D-VII, Region 28 game at 7 p.m. Saturday. Justin Tenkman had a pair of TD runs for New Bremen (6-4, 4-4 MAC).
Waynesfield-Goshen 34, Ridgemont 0
MT. VICTORY — W-G finished its season 5-5 overall and 2-5 in the NWCC while Ridgemont closed out 2018 1-9 on the season and 0-7 in the conference.
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