VAN BUREN – Lima Central Catholic ran out to a quick lead and pulled away from Van Buren 46-7 on the opening Friday night for football at Van Buren.
LCC’s Rossi Moore ran for 100 yards and had three TDs. He ran for two TDs (5 and 7 yards) and caught a 5-yard TD pass from Evan Unruh.
The T-Birds blitzed out to a 26-0 first-quarter lead and held a 39-0 lead at the half. That put the game on running clock in the second half.
Shaun Thomas had a 6-yard TD run for the T-Birds.
In the third quarter, LCC’s Bryan Hines had a 63-yard TD run.
Unruh threw two TDs (5 and 15 yards) and ran for a 4-yard TD.
Van Buren’s Steven Franks had 10 carries for 90 yards.
Northwest Central Conference
Perry 24, Elgin 8
MARION — Ryan Yingst completed seven of 20 pass attempts for 149 yards and a pair of TD throws. He also rushed 19 times for 97 yards.
Three Rivers Athletic Conference
Toledo Central Catholic 55, Lima Senior 0
TOLEDO – Three Rivers Athletic Conference power Toledo Central Catholic rolled past Lima Senior at Toledo Central Catholic.
TCC led 20-0 after the first quarter and 42-0 at the half, which pushed the game to running clock in the second half.
The Toledo Central Catholic defense dominated the game, holding the Spartans to 13 total yards and no first downs.
TCC had 341 total yards, with 212 on the ground.
For Lima Senior, E.J. Cameron was 3 of 11 passing for 13 yards. Kamar Johnson had six carries for 11 yards.
For the Irish, Prentiss Reasonover had 11 carries for 79 yards. Bishop Vargas completed 4 of 11 passes for 89 yards.
Western Buckeye League
Celina 14, Wapakoneta 10
CELINA – Celina held Wapakoneta to three second-half points and posted a stunning opening-night victory over the Redskins at Celina.
Wapak led 10-7 after three quarters, but Celina scored a TD in the final minute to take a 14-10 lead.
With 42 seconds to go, Celina quarterback Cooper Jones ran it over from the 1-yard line for a TD. With the extra point, the Bulldogs had a 14-10 lead.
For Celina, Jaxson Silliman had 17 carries for 62 yards. Jones completed 9 of 21 passes for 73 yards. He threw one TD for 12 yards to Aidan Song.
For Wapak, Connor McDonald had 10 carries for 49 yards. Kaden Siefring had eight carries for 34 yards and one TD.
Celina had 176 total yards, 103 on the ground. Wapak had 164 total yards, all on the ground.
In the air, Wapak was 0 of 4.
Ottawa-Glandorf 48, Defiance 14
DEFIANCE – Ottawa-Glandorf rolled to a 31-0 halftime lead en route to a victory over Defiance at Brown Stadium.
O-G had 397 total yards, with 242 on the ground. Defiance had 201 total yards, with 66 on the ground.
The Titans’ Parker Schnipke carried the bulk of the load with 13 carries for 142 yards and one TD. Alec Schroeder had three carries for 86 yards with one TD.
The Titans’ Jacob Balbough completed 8 of 14 for 142 yards and two TDs.
O-G’s Will Kaufman had three receptions for 76 yards and one TD.
Defiance’s Jaiden Haynes had six carries for 69 yards and one TD. The Bulldogs’ Drew Davis completed 6 of 1 for 135 yards. He threw one TD and had two interceptions.
Kenton 25, Shawnee 14
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Zac Swaney caught a pair of TD passes from Blaine Huston and ran in for two others. Tyler Windau had a TD run and Keaton Cooper returned an interception for a score for Shawnee.
Allen East 41, Ada 14
HARROD – Allen East sprinted out to a 22-0 first-quarter lead and wasn’t challenged the rest of the way at Allen East.
The Mustangs pulled out to a 43-0 lead at the half, which kicked in the second-half running clock.
Allen East had 390 total yards, with 202 on the ground. Ada had 328 total yards, with 215 on the ground.
Allen East’s Tyler Clum completed 12 of 16 for 188 yards. He threw three TDs.
The Mustangs’ Jack Hoel had 12 carries for 66 yards and one TD.
Bradden Crumrine had five catches for 91 yards and one TD. Gavin Maxwell had four receptions for 55 yards and one TD.
Allen East’s Blake Hershberger had 10 tackles.
Paulding 50, Delphos Jefferson 48
Delphos — Peyton Beckman completed 13 of 24 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns for the visiting Panthers. He also ran for a pair of scores. Caleb Manz caught two of Beckman’s TD throws, finishing with six receptions for 218 yards. Teammate Carsen Perl rushed 17 times for 120 yards. Hunter Kauser had a pair of TD runs and a touchdown catch also for Paulding.
Delphos Jefferson’s Colin Bailey rushed 29 times for 237 yards and four touchdowns. He also completed eight of 12 pass attempts for 179 yards. Bailey had a pair of TD throws to Andrew Miller, who finished with five receptions for 117 yards. Jacob Simmons had TD run also for Jefferson.
Columbus Grove 41, Bluffton 7
BLUFFTON — Blake Reynolds completed seven of 14 pass attempts for 181 yards and a TD pass to Jacksen Schroeder, who had four catches for 122 yards. Reynolds also had a pair of TD runs. Colin Metzger rushed 11 times for 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Grove’s Rece Verhoff also connected on a pair of field goal attempts and four extra point efforts. Nate Schaadt connected with Tyson Shutler on an 18-yard TD pass for Bluffton.
Blanchard Valley Conference
Pandora-Gilboa 62, Cory-Rawson 0
RAWSON — Pandora-Gilboa racked up 405 yards in a steamrolling of Cory-Rawson at Rawson.
The Rockets led 21-0 after the first quarter and 49-0 at the half.
P-G ran for 231 yards and passed for 174.
Cory-Rawson was held to five first downs and 70 total yards.
P-G quarterback Silas Schmenk completed 9 of 15 passes for 174 yards. He threw one TD. On the ground, Schmenk had six carries for 90 yards and two TDs.
P-G’s Sam Burkholder had 13 carries for 73 yards and three TDs.
The Rockets’ Bryce Basinger had four receptions for 90 yards.
For Cory-Rawson, Nick Thompson had 15 carries for 56 yards.
Leipsic 34, Riverdale 6
LEIPSIC — Leipsic running back Lorenzo Walther proved too much for Riverdale at Leipsic.
Walther ran 20 times for 171 yards with two TDs. He had TD runs of 13 and 69 yards.
Also for the Vikings, Dillan Niese had 13 carries for 92 yards with one TD. Niese completed 6 of 19 passes for 114 yards. Niese threw a 44-yard TD to Tyler Sickmiller.
Leipsic had 279 yards rushing and 114 passing. Riverdale was held to 68 total yards, with 58 on the ground.
The Vikings’ defense produced four sacks and four interceptions.
Midwest Athletic Conference
Coldwater 21, St. Henry 0
COLDWATER – Coldwater’s defense put the clamps on St. Henry on opening night at Coldwater.
The Cavaliers held St. Henry to 158 total yards and 10 total first downs. St. Henry was able to run only five plays in Coldwater territory. Four of those came in the final two minutes.
Coldwater led 8-0 after the first quarter and 14-0 at halftime.
For the Cavs, Myles Blasingame had 14 carries for 84 yards and one TD. In the air, Blasingame completed 6 of 15 for 40 yards.
St. Henry’s Chase Litmer had six carries for 34 yards.
Marion Local 23, Fort Recovery 14
FORT RECOVERY – Marion Local scored twice in the fourth quarter to post a come-from-behind victory at Fort Recovery.
The Indians led Marion Local 14-7 after three quarters.
Marion Local took the lead to stay with a TD and two-point conversion with 9:29 to play.
Tate Hess’ 5-yard run brought the Flyers within 14-13. Marion Local took a 15-14 lead on a two-point run by Drew Seitz.
Seitz finished with 19 carries for 81 yards and one TD.
Flyers quarterback Carson Griesdorn completed 8 of 16 for 115 yards. He threw one TD. Charles Huelsman had three catches for 65 yards and one TD.
For Fort Recovery, Derek Jutte had 10 carries for 38 yards and one TD.
The Indians’ Clay Schmitz completed 16 of 22 for 167 yards and one TD.
Upper Scioto Valley 27, Ridgedale 6
MCGUFFEY – Upper Scioto Valley quarterback Kadyn Hurley threw for 154 yards and one TD to power the Rams over Ridgedale in a non-league game at USV.
Jackson Rohrs had nine carries for 64 yards. He also had three catches for 57 yards.
Van Wert 55, Elida 20; New Bremen 20, Minster 0
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