Football roundup: Bethel-Tate blanks Batavia

By Garth Shanklin
Sports Editor

Amelia yielded 320 yards rushing on just 25 carries in the loss to Norwood on Friday, Sept. 30.

Norwood’s Matt Goodman tallied 144 rushing yards on 14 carries, while teammate Cameron Walker needed just 10 touches to total 169 yards and four touchdowns. Goodman threw for 143 yards and another score, completing four of his eight passing attempts. He was also intercepted by Amelia sophomore Ryan Cann.

Amelia’s Trey Brausch completed four of his eight pass attempts, netting just 37 yard and a touchdown. Brausch also threw an interception. He carried the ball nine times for 29 yards. Cann had 13 carries for 50 yards and a touchdown. Eli Altherr led the Barons, rushing 28 times for 123 yards.

Cann was the team’s leading receiver, hauling in two passes for 21 yards and a score.

Defensively, Luke Meyer forced a fumble for Amelia. Kyle Nicodemus, Anthony Pangallo and Brant Fluehr each recovered a fumble.

Bethel-Tate 35, Batavia 0

Bethel-Tate quarterback Chris Wheeler completed 17 of his 26 pass attempts for 296 yards and four touchdowns in the Tigers’ win.

Austin Carter hauled in five of Wheeler’s passes, totaling 71 yards and a touchdown. Gabe Noble caught four passes for 74 yards and a score, while Austin Veve caught three balls for 112 yards and two touchdowns, including a long of 58. Steven Cooper and Drake Dockery each had two receptions for 22 and 17 yards, respectively.

Batavia’s Will Scaggs completed five of 13 pass attempts for 34 yards. Spencer Fluegel was one for two, totaling 12 yards.

Cooper led the Tigers in rushing attempts, carrying the ball 15 times for 72 yards and a touchdown. Wheeler had nine carries for 80 yards for Bethel-Tate. Jake Ellington carried the ball 15 times for 67 yards to lead the Bulldogs. Ellington also had a sack for Batavia. Kody Cook and Blake Albright were each credited with a half-sack, while Fluegel intercepted Wheeler once.

Veve had a pair of interceptions for Bethel-Tate. The Tigers tallied nine sacks, two each by Owen Holtke, Bradley Lewis, Caleb Demaris and Caleb Bastin. Jarret Walters picked up the team’s ninth sack.

Blanchester 33, Clermont Northeastern 0

Two first-quarter touchdown passes put CNE in an early 13-0 hole they couldn’t pull themselves out of.

Blanchester’s Jared Monhollen hit Tristan Greene on a 42-yard touchdown pass just 11 seconds into the game to put the Wildcats ahead 6-0. Later in that same quarter, Greene threw a pass to Monhollen from 10 yards out to increase the lead to 13-0.

Greene added a pair of rushing touchdowns in the second quarter, giving Blanchester a 26-0 lead at the break. Hunter Collier scored on a four-yard run for the Wildcats at the 9:57 mark of the third quarter for the final score of the game.

Trevor Braun led the Rockets with 10 carries for 25 yards. Luke Newton carried the ball eight times for 18 yards. Luke Rayburn completed one of nine passing attempts for just three yards.

Milford 29, Walnut Hills 15

Two fourth-quarter touchdowns proved to be the difference for Milford as the Eagles picked up their second win of the season.

Walnut Hills took an 8-0 lead into the second quarter, but a one-yard touchdown run by Chase Witte and a Tyler Smith conversion tied the game. After Milford took the lead with 1:40 left in the third quarter on an 11-yard run by Smith, Walnut Hills answered with an 82-yard touchdown run by Robvae McDonald to tie the game.

The Eagles buckled down from there. Milford took the lead at the 7:23 mark of the fourth quarter on a two-yard run by Smith and added to it six minutes later on a 12-yard run by Dawson Slone.

Slone finished the game with 16 carries for 126 yards and the score. Smith also had 16 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns. He completed six of his 14 pas attempts for 52 yards and an interception. Witte finished the game with 13 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown.

Luken Dalessandro and Jeremy Dentino each recorded an interception for Milford.

New Richmond 43, Western Brown 20

New Richmond scored 36 of their 43 points before halftime en route to their second straight win over the Broncos.

Josh Anderson completed 14 of 18 passes for 234 yards and a touchdown. He also carried the ball 11 times for 103 yards and another score. Chandler Kinalt had nine carries for 37 yards and a touchdown. T.J. Gelter carried the ball eight times for 71 yards and three touchdowns.

Corey Bozic led the team’s air attack, hauling in six catches for 135 yards and a touchdown. Gage Kramer had two catches for 22 yards, while Ethan Gundler hauled in a pair of passes for 51 yards.

The Lions recorded four sacks, two by Nick Sanchez and one each by Peyton Schweickart and Mitchel Williamson. Gundler, Jessup Durbin and Zach Deardorff each recorded an interception for New Richmond.