NEW CARLISLE – The Bellefontaine football team got the result it needed here Friday after a narrow loss to London last week.
The Chiefs scored on their first six possessions and limited host Tecumseh to 129 yards of offense in a 42-0 romp in a Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division game.
Bellefontaine, coming off a 36-6 loss against the Red Raiders, rolled up 443 yards of offense as it improved to 5-2 overall and 1-1 in the CBC.
“We talked all week about playing our standard,” Bellefontaine head coach Jason Brown said. “Our guys played with a lot of effort and energy. I’m very proud of our players and coaches for getting up. It’s a great example of how we play above me in football.
The Pirates overcame adversity to dispatch the Cavaliers
Riverside suffered a major emotional blow early in Friday’s game at Lehman Catholic as four-year starting quarterback Myles Platfoot suffered an ankle injury that ended his night.
However, Gavin Orsborne and the Pirates responded with an impressive performance to defeat the Cavaliers 35-21 in a Three Rivers Conference football game at Sidney Memorial Stadium.
It was the sixth straight win for the Pirates, who improved to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the TRC.
Lehman falls to 4-3, 2-2.
The Roughriders outlasted the Tigers in the shootout
West Liberty-Salem dropped its first game of the season on Friday, losing in a shootout to the West Jefferson Roughriders, 62-47 in a showdown of two of the top eight teams in Division VI.
The Tigers fell to 6-1 (1-1). West Jefferson improved to 7-0 (2-0).
The game was back and forth for most of the contest until West Jefferson, ranked third in the latest D-VI state poll, pulled away in the second half.
The teams traded blows in the first half, and WL-S trailed by just one point at halftime, but the Tigers’ defense couldn’t hold the Roughriders down and the offense couldn’t put enough points on the board to keep up. run. .
The Lakers defeated the Raiders in a battle of cross-county rivals
The annual Backyard Brawl between Indian Lake and Benjamin Logan turned into a one-sided affair early Friday when the Lakers bullied their cross-county rivals 48-0 in a CBC Mad River division game.
Indian Lake (5-2, 2-0) finished the first half of the game with touchdowns in the opening minutes of the game and in the waning seconds of the second quarter as the visitors.
The Lakers built a lead at halftime against the Raiders (1-6, 1-1).