FRANKLIN — St. Marys advanced to play Trotwood-Madison in the Division III Region 12 semifinals with a a 14-10 victory Friday night against Franklin.
Ross Henschen had 124 yards and a touchdown and Ty Howell also had a TD run for the Roughriders (9-2), who will play the Rams at a venue yet to be announced Friday night. St. Marys held Franklin to 87 yards rushing and 167 passing yards.
Anna 47, Minster 21
MINSTER — Anna built a 20-point lead in the first half and pulled away in the second half to earn its second playoff victory in program history and first in 10 years in a 47-21 win in a Division VI regional quarterfinal over Midwest Athletic Conference rival Minster on Friday at Minster Memorial Field.
Anna senior running back Riley Huelskamp ran for 291 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries in the win while Bart Bixler ran for 139 yards and two TDs on 23 carries and completed 8-of-9 passes for 165 yards and one TD.
The Rockets built a 27-7 lead late in the second quarter, but Minster scored a TD with five seconds left, then scored the first TD of the third quarter to pull within 27-21.
The Wildcats didn’t score again. Jeffrey Richards caught a 52-yard TD pass from Bixler with 6:12 left in the third quarter, then Huelskamp scored on a 7-yard run and 39-yard run in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
Anna advances to face Fairview in a regional semifinal this Friday at a site to be determined. The site will be announced on Sunday.
It’s the first time the Rockets (10-1) have beaten Minster in 2009 and the first time the Wildcats have lost a first-round playoff game since 2001.
Minster finishes 9-2 overall.
Liberty Benton 43,
Allen East 12
Liberty Benton (10-1) will play Archbold (10-1) at a venue yet to be announced next Friday night. Allen East finished its season at 9-2.
Archbold 27, Coldwater 21
ARCHBOLD — The hosts scored on a 28-yard DJ Newman to Elijah Zimmerman touchdown pass with no time left on the clock. Brady Klingshim’s extra point kick following Jake Hemmelgarn’s 16-yard TD pass to Will Broering with 1:51 remaining tied the game at 21.
Hemmelgarn finished with three touchdown throws with two going to Noah Miller, who finished with nine receptions for 85 yards. Broering had six receptions for 86 yards.
Robert Billing contributed to this story. Reach The Lima News sports department at 567-242-0451.