Batavia, Glen Este, Goshen score many, win big

Last Friday night there were lots of points scored and lots of points between the winners and losers in many of Clermont County’s high school varsity football games.

In what is supposed to be the biggest rivalry (attendance and population-wise) in the county, host Glen Este (3-2) decimated Amelia (1-4) 63-0 for their eighth consecutive victory over their inner-West Clermont School District rival. This marked the first time in the 44-year history of what was once known as “The Bell Game” that the contest was a homecoming game.

The Trojans scored early and often in this non-division Fort Ancient Valley Conference tilt with nine individuals tallying a Trojan TD apiece. The quarter scores were 21-0, 35-0, and 49-0. Scoring for GE, in order, were Matt Gottis on a 15-yard run, Shawn Talbott on a 47-yard run, Brad Griffith on a 56-yard link-up from Andrew Keller, Josh Crawford on a 12-yard toss from Keller, Kyle Slater on a 10-yard run, Ryan Lehr on an eight-yard run, Tyler Crist on a one-yard run, Tyler Shade on a 26-yard run, and Keiran Rodgers on a 30-yard run. Patrick Harder split the uprights for nine conversion points.