MARIA STEIN — Marion Local had little trouble with Riverside, as the Flyers posted a 48-8 victory in the Division VII, region 28 regional semifinal football playoffs at Marion Local.
The Flyers (9-0), the No. 1-seed, advances to the regional finals against No. 3-seed New Bremen at 7 p.m. Friday at a site to be named.
Marion Local led 14-0 after the first quarter and 35-0 at the half.
Marion Local’s Peyton Otte had nine carries for 119 yards and one TD. In the air, he completed 7 of 13 for 84 yards. He threw one TD.
Carson Griesdorn completed 3 of 6 for 50 yards.
The Flyers’ Kyle Otte had 11 carries for 57 yards.
Drew Seitz had six carries for 57 yards with three TDs. He had TD runs of 29, 5 and 5 yards.
Charles Huelsman had four receptions for 48 yards with one TD.
The Flyers’ defense held Riverside to two first downs and 47 total yards.
Marion Local had 450 total yards, with 305 rushing.
New Bremen 16, Fort Loramie 6
FORT LORAMIE – New Bremen posted a victory over No. 2-seed Fort Loramie in the regional semifinals at Fort Loramie.
New Bremen, the No. 3-seed advances to the regional finals against the No. 1-seed Marion Local at 7 p.m. Friday at a site to be named.
Hopewell-Loudon 42, Arlington 35
ARLINGTON – Hopewell-Loudon knocked off No. 2-seed Arlington in the regional semifinals at Arlington.
Hopewell-Loudon, the No. 6-seed, advances to the regional finals against No. 1-seed Lima Central Catholic at 7 p.m. Friday at a site to be named.
Pandora-Gilboa 37, Ayersville 14
DEFIANCE – Pandora-Gilboa scored 17 unanswered points in the third quarter and was able to pull away from Ayersville in a regular-season game at Ayersville.
Ayersville led 14-13 at the half. But after P-G outscored Ayersville 17-0 in the third quarter, the Rockets led 30-14 entering the final quarter.
P-G quarterback Silas Schmenk completed 19 of 25 for 273 yards. He threw three TDs (51, 29 and 16). Schmenk also had seven carries for 16 yards and one TD.
The Rockets’ Sam Burkholder had 12 carries for 51 yards and one TD for 7 yards.
Sam Basinger had six receptions for 110 yards and one TD. His TD went for 51 yards.
Aiden Morris had six catches for 102 yards. He had a 16-yard TD catch.
Ayersville quarterback Jacob Trevino completed 17 of 28 for 216 yards. He threw one TD.
P-G had 364 total yards, with 91 rushing.
Ayersville had 231 total yards, with only 15 rushing.
Hardin Northern 38, Upper Scioto Valley 0
DOLA – Hardin Northern rolled past Upper Scioto Valley in a regular-season game at Hardin Northern.
Hardin Northern quarterback Nevin Robson completed 12 of 18 for 191 yards. He three TD passes of 60, 24 and 24.
Owen Wetherwill caught two of those TD passes (60, 24). He finished with seven catches for 141 yards.
USV’s Jackson Rohrs had 11 carries for 37 yards.
USV’s Kadyn Hurley completed 3 of 12 for 38 yards.
Hardin Northern held the Rams to six first downs and 95 total yards, 57 rushing.
Hardin Northern had 303 total yards, with 68 rushing.
Hardin Northern led 24-0 at the half.
Bluffton 50, Cory-Rawson 14
RAWSON – Bluffton steamrolled Cory-Rawson in a regular-season game at Cory-Rawson.
The Pirates led 44-0 at the half and weren’t challenged in the second half.
Bluffton’s Tyson Shutler had 15 carries for 157 yards with two TDs.
The Pirates’ Nate Schaadt had eight carries for 128 yards with one TD. In the air, Schaadt completed 6 of 6 for 147 yards. He threw two TDs.
Cory-Rawson’s Nick Thompson had 10 carries for 54 yards with one TD.
Bluffton racked up 466 total yards, with 317 coming on the ground.
Cory-Rawson had 125 total yards, with 100 on the ground.
Bluffton is 5-3.
Liberty Center 20, Allen East 17
HARROD – Liberty Center posted a regular-season victory over Allen East at Allen East.
Allen East is 5-4.
Minster 27, Shawnee 21
MINSTER – Johnny Nixon had a pair of touchdown throws to Adam Ketner as well as a couple of TD runs. Shawnee’s Tyler Windau had two TD passes, to Chase Beery and Tommy Spyker respectively, and a touchdown run.
Shawnee is 4-5.
Paulding 56, Edon 50, 2 OTs
PAULDING – It was quite a way to end the year for Paulding, as it pulled out a wild regular-season, double overtime victory over Edon at Paulding.
The game was tied at 42 at the end of regulation.
It was tied at 50 at the end of the first overtime period.
Paulding is 3-7.
Bryan 40, Celina 21
CELINA – Bryan made the long trek to Celina and notched a regular-season victory.
Celina is 3-6.
Napoleon 28, Defiance 0
NAPOLEON – Napoleon renewed its rivalry game with Defiance with a shut out over the Bulldogs.
Defiance is 1-9.
Springfield Catholic Central 42 Ridgemont 0
SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Catholic Central blanked Ridgemont in a regular-season game at Springfield.
Kenton 53, River Valley 36
KENTON – Kenton’s pass-happy attack was too much for River Valley in a regular-season game at Kenton.
Kenton is 5-4.
Anna 21, Covington 13
Several players received recognition from the Northwest District Golf Coaches Association.
In Division I, Elida’s Carson Harmon made the first team and teammate Hunter Jolliff and St. Marys’ Andrew Moore and Cole Koenig were selected to the second team. Elida’s Cameron Collins, Shawnee’s Justin Altenbach and Solomon Smith and St. Marys’ Reese Sweigart and Calvin Caywood received honorable mention recognition.
In Division II, Ottawa-Glandorf’s Zach Stechschulte made the first team, Bath’s Britton Hall and O-G’s Carter Schimmoeller received second team recognition and O-G’s Carson Fuka and Dylan Meyer were selected honorable mention.
In D-III, Kalida’s Ryan Klausing made the first team. Leipsic’s Mason Brandt, Lima Central Catholic’s Parker Judy, Delphos Jefferson’s Logan Gallmeier and Ottoville’s Carter Schnipke were selected to the second team.
Pandora-Gilboa’s Blake Steiner and Jacob Suter, LCC’s Alex Wisser and Ross Otto, Waynesfield-Goshen’s Chase Dunson, Mason Boggs and Hyatt Kaufman, Ridgemont’s Shoffner Wallace and Hannah Collin, Columbus Grove’s Noah Macke, Miller City’s TJ Michel, Delphos Jefferson’s Isaac Gallmeier and Brady DuVall, Kalida’s Justin Siebeneck and Kayla Nartker and Ottoville’s Jack Langhals and Michael Turnwald were named honorable mention.
Delphos Jefferson’s Anna Fitch and Riley Smith, Paulding’s Hailey Hartzell, Ridgemont’s Hannah Shoffner, Minster’s Layne Voisard and Jenna Heuker, Miller City’s Isabelle Vance and Chelsea Erford and Ottoville’s Allie Honigford were named honorable mention Division II by the Northwest District Golf Coaches Association.
The D-II first and second team area selections as well as the LCC players that made honorable mention were listed in Friday’s edition of The Lima News.
Reach The Lima News sports department at 567-242-0451.