Roundup: Field goal pushes ‘Burg over Amelia

By Garth Shanklin
Sports Editor

Madeira 53, Batavia 0

Batavia’s offensive woes continued as the team’s scoreless streak now sits at eight quarters.

The Tigers managed just 72 yards of total offense, 11 through the air. The 61 rush- ing yards were totaled on 35 carries, good for a mere 1.7 yards per rush.

Madeira had no such offensive troubles. The Mutangs rolled up 359 yards of total offense and 14 first- downs. They completed seven of their nine pass attempts for 138 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Greg Corn rushed 13 times for 161 yards and six touchdowns, all six of which came in the first half.

The Mustangs led 12-0 at the end of the first quarter, but Corn tallied five of his six scores in the second period, including one from 65 yards out.

Madeira added another touchdown in the third quarter.

Jason Griffin totaled 15 yards on 14 carries for Batavia. Cullen Gerrard led the team with 61 yards on 12 attempts. Griffin also caught both of Batavia’s passes for 11 yards.

Hillsboro 42, Clermont Northeastern 6

Weather delayed the start of the Rocket’s week three contest at the Indians, but the rain did little to cool off Hillsboro’s offense.

The Indians scored on their first drive of the game, aided by two fourth-down conversions, and led 7-0 midway through the first quarter.

After the teams traded punts, CNE coughed up the ball deep in Hillsboro territory, the Indians struck for their second score on a 69-yard run by Josh Keets. After another Rocket punt, the Indians scored again just before halftime to take a 21-0 lead into the break.

CNE’s only points of the game came on their next drive. Aided by Hillsboro penalties totaling 30 yards, the Rockets converted a short touchdown run to end the shutout. They would not convert the two-point conversion.

Hillsboro added two more touchdowns, both rushing, and a two-point conversion to end the scoring.

Mount Healthy 39, Glen Este 0

The Trojans turned the ball over four times and totaled just 187 yards of offense en route to their second consecutive shutout loss.

Mount Healthy’s first four touchdowns scored on plays of 87, 75, 87 and 68 yards. The Owls led 19-0 at half- time and Justice Waller’s 68-yard dash in the third quarter extended that margin to 26-0. Two more touchdowns, including a 17- yard pass, finished out the scoring.

Michael Crawford completed six of 10 passes for 209 yards and three touch- downs for Mount Healthy. Glen Este’s Evan Shirley completed nine of 22 passes for 90 yards and two interceptions. Elijah Johnson was also intercepted twice for the Trojans.

Chayse Gambrell tallied 78 yards on 19 carries to lead Glen Este’s rushing attack. Joe Wahl hauled in three catches for 16 yards. Teammate Nick Hinton also caught three passes in the game, totaling 57 yards.

Matt Beach had a sack for the Trojans.

Milford 52, Norwood 48

After scoring 27 total points in losses to Hamilton and Dixie Heights to start the season, Milford’s offense exploded in a shootout win over a previously-undefeated Norwood team.

The Eagles struck for 21 first-quarter points. Chase Witte tied the game at 7 with 9:34 left in the first quarter on an eight-yard run. Roughly four minutes later, Dax Creager caught a four-yard strike from Witte to put Milford ahead 14-7. Witte scored again from one yard out to cap off the quarter.

In the second, Milford got a touchdown pass of 21 yards from Witte to Max Brewer. Dillon Coleman’s field goal just before half- time gave the Eagles a 31- 21 lead.

However, Witte wasn’t done. In the third quarter, he ripped off a 58-yard touchdown run, his third score of the game. A three-yard run early in the fourth quarter gave him four touchdowns in the contest. Teammate Dawson Slone added another touchdown late to put the Eagles ahead by 10. Norwood scored again as time ran out to creep to within four points.

Witte finished the game with 31 carries for 281 yards and four touchdowns. He also completed nine of 12 attempts passing for another 69 yards and two more touchdowns. Slone ended the game with 26 carries for 168 yards and a touchdown. Brewer had four catches for 46 yards and a score.

New Richmond 38, Taylor 20

The Lions roared out to a 31-7 lead over Monroe at halftime and rode a balanced attack to their second consecutive win.

New Richmond totaled 424 yards of total offense. Josh Anderson was responsible for 137 of that on the ground, as the sophomore toted the rock 13 times and scored twice. He also completed 13 of his 18 pass attempts for 184 yards and another score.

Teammate T.J. Gelter carried the ball 18 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns. Chandler Kinalt and Gage Kramer each hauled in five passes, with Kinalt totaling 26 yards and Kramer collecting 62. Corey Bozic had three receptions for 76 yards.

Defensively, the Lions had three sacks, one apiece by Devin Milton, Peyton Schweickart and Nick Sanchez. Jessup Durbin had an interception for the Lions.

Williamsburg 3, Amelia 0

Two teams that combined to score 81 points in week two found themselves in a defensive struggle in the third week of action.

Williamsburg’s Cameron Hart connected on a 28-yard field goal with 13 seconds left before the half in what was the only score of the game.

Amelia quarterback Cage Meyer completed nine of 27 pass attempts for 107 yards. Williamsburg’s Nate Bogan also completed nine pass at- tempts, though he threw the ball 19 times total for 158 yards.

Bogan carried the ball 18 times for 30 yards, while Meyer tallied 50 yards on 14 rushing attempts.

Andrew Smith and Wyatt Lefker each had 41 receiving yards for the Wildcats on four and three receptions, respectively.

Mitch Mentzel had three receptions for 40 yards while Bobby Wimoth secured three catches for 38 yards.