By Garth Shanklin
Amelia 35, Goshen 27
Amelia racked up 324 yards on the ground and survived a scoreless second half en route to a win over the Goshen Warriors.
Eli Altherr carried the ball 23 times for 144 yards and a touchdown while teammate Cage Meyer added 13 carries for 158 yards and two more scores for the Barons. Meyer also completed all five of his passing attempts for 60 more yards, 47 of which belonged to Bobby Wilmoth.
Goshen jumped ahead 7-0 on a touchdown reception by Logan Mantz, but the Barons scored 14 points in fewer than three minutes to take a 14-7 lead into the second quarter. Amelia added 21 more points to their lead before Johnny Kube scored on a short touchdown run with 1:58 left in the half to halt the Amelia run and pull Goshen to 35-14 at the break.
Neither team scored in the third quarter, but Goshen’s Jimmy Strunk found the end zone at the 8:27 mark of the fourth quarter to pull Goshen within 14. Mantz hauled in his second touchdown reception with 3:01 remaining to cut the lead to eight, but the Warriors could get no closer.
Kyle Proffitt finished with 22 completed passes in 32 attempts for 248 yards and two touchdowns for Goshen. He was intercepted twice. Mantz caught eight passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns while Kamrin Tuerck hauled in seven receptions for 85 yards.
Mitch Mentzel and Brant Fluehr forced fumbles for Amelia. Fluer also tallied a pair of sacks, an interception and a defensive touchdown. Alex McQueen added a sack while Noah Noffsinger recovered a fumble on defense for the Barons.
Williamsburg 28, Clermont Northeastern 14
Williamsburg survived three turnovers and just 250 total yards of offense in a win over Clermont Northeastern.
Nate Bogan completed just six of 12 pass attempts for 82 yards and a touchdown. That touchdown came to start the scoring for both teams, with Kolh Miller snagging a 51-yard score with 5:21 left in the quarter. Wyatt Lefker caught the two-point conversion try, which tied the game at eight. Luke Newton had given the Rockets the lead with a two-yard touchdown run less than two minutes earlier.
Just before halftime, Trevor Braun scored to give Clermont Northeastern what would be a short-lived 14-8 lead. Lefker would return the kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, giving the Wildcats the 15-14 lead at the break.
They added to it in the third quarter on a 30-yard touchdown run by Bogan and Miller put the game away with a 15-yard touchdown run with 28 seconds left in the game.
Bogan finished the game with 121 yards on the ground. He scored a touchdown in his 24 carries. Bogan also completed six of his 12 passes and a touchdown.
Luke Rayburn completed three of his eight pass attempts for 57 yards. Newton carried the ball 30 times for 98 yards and a score. Braun carried the rock 14 times for 64 yards and a touchdown.
Turpin 41, Glen Este 7
Turpin scored the first 41 points of the game to remain undefeated on the season.
The Spartans kicked a pair of field goals in the first quarter to take a 6-0 lead. In the second frame, Lucas Smith ripped off a 21-yard touchdown run, followed less than four minutes later by a Luke Bohenek six-yard score.
With 2:31 left in the half, Turpin struck for a third score on a 29-yard pass reception by Jack Campbell from Smith.
Bohenek would add another five-yard run and J.W. Naughton caught a six-yard pass from Smith in the third quarter to give Turpin their 41-0 lead.
Chayse Gambrell scampered in for a short touchdown in the fourth quarter for Glen Este. He finished the game with four carries for seven yards and that score. Aaron Johnston led the team with 29 carries for 110 yards.
Evan Shirley completed five of 13 pass attempts for 65 yards and two interceptions. Nick Hinton had two of those receptions for 32 yards.
Smith completed 11 of 22 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns. He also carried the ball six times for 51 yards and another score. Campbell led Turpin’s receivers with three catches for 107 yards and a touchdown.
Anderson 49, Milford 35
Milford went toe-to-toe with a high-scoring Anderson squad, but came up just short at the final gun.
The Eagles held a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Max Brewer caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Blake King at the 8:44 mark of the period. Less than 15 seconds later, Chase Witte hauled in a 23-yard grab.
Anderson answered, with Kyle Blaha scoring on a one-yard run and a five-yard run to tie the game with 4:43 left in the first quarter.
It stayed tied until the 10:36 mark in the second quarter. Amandez Jones caught a 27-yard pass from Jay Volepenhein to give Anderson a 21-14 lead. After a four-yard run by Dawson Slone tied the game up again, Jones snagged a 41-yard pass from Volpenhein to put Anderson back on top with less than four minutes left in the half. Gatlin Temple grabbed a 42-yard touchdown reception to push the Anderson lead to 35-21 at the break.
Blaha scored on a 63-yard run to open the third quarter, but Milford answered with a five-yard touchdown pass from Witte to Connor Foster. Foster added an eight-yard reception with 7:47 left in the game to pull the Eagles within seven, but Volpenhein connected with Jake Newton with 5:43 remaining on a 30-yard touchdown pass to pull away.
Volpenhein completed 19 of 27 attempts for 327 yards and four touchdowns. Witte completed five of 11 passes for 56 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also carried the ball 21 times for 117 yards. King completed four of five pass attempts for 86 yards and two scores. Dawson Slone ran for 122 yards on 32 carries. Blaha carried the ball just 15 times for Anderson, but he totaled 125 yards and three touchdowns.
Two of Foster’s four receptions went for touchdowns. He totaled 38 yards through the air. Brewer hauled in three receptions for 38 yards for Milford.
New Richmond 28, Walton Verona 7
New Richmond knocked off Walton Verona thanks to over 350 total yards of offense from sophomore quarterback Josh Anderson.
The Lions struck first in the contest, jumping ahead 7-0 in the first quarter thanks to a nine-yard strike from Anderson to Gage Kramer. The Lions upped their lead to 14-0 after Anderson hit Kramer a second time, this one coming from one yard away in the second quarter.
Senior Hunter Ruber scored on a two-yard run for Walton Verona to cut the Lions’ lead to 14-7 at halftime. The game stayed close through the a scoreless third quarter until Anderson broke free for a 26-yard score to push the Lions’ lead to 21-7. He added a third touchdown pass to Chandler Kinhalt from three-yards out to complete the Lions’ scoring.
For the game, Anderson completed 18 of his 26 pass attempts for 237 yards and three touchdowns. He carried the ball 17 times for a team-high 117 yards and a fourth score. Kramer led the team with six catches for 43 yards and two touchdowns. Corey Bozic had four receptions for 90 total yards. T.J. Gelter also had four grabs for a total of 69 yards.