Friday Football Roundup


DAYTON — The Troy football team found the newly renovated Troy Stadium to its liking Friday night, cruising to a 53-6 win over Dunbar in non-conference action.

Troy will play at Greenville Friday night in its MVL opener.

The Trojans used a balanced attack with 278 yards rushing and 134 yards passing.

Jahari Ward had touchdown runs of 10, 2, 2 and 1 yards, added a two-point PAT and pounded out 183 yards on 23 carries.

Dakota Manson added 62 yards on 10 carries, including a 4-yard TD run.

Aidan Gorman had a 10-yard TD run on his only carry and Logan Ullery had an eight-yard TD run.

Aiden Kirkpatrick completed five of six passes for 134 yards, with Johnathan Dilbone catching three passes for 108 yards.

Cameron Stultz started the game’s scoring with a 35-yard field goal and was a perfect 6-for-6 on PATs.

Creighton Verceles had five tackles and 1.5 sacks for the defense and Antonio Gonzalez and Caleb Akins had one interception each.

Bellbrook 21,

Tippecanoe 7

BELLBROOK — In a matchup of two traditionally strong D-III programs, Tipp dropped its season opener on the road.

Tipp will play at Fairborrn Friday.

The Red Devils got a score when Cael Liette ran three yards for a touchdown and CJ Bailey booted the PAT.

Quarterbacks Peyton Schultz and Logan Butera combined to complete 12 of 20 passes for 60 yards.

Cael Liette led the rushing attack with 37 yards on nine carries.

Will Strong had five catches for 27 yards and Jackson Davis had two catches for 26 yards.

Andrew Oen led the defense with 12 tackles, including 10 solo.

Cael Liette had 12 tackles, Christian Hartman had nine and Lucas Merry added eight tackles.

Miami East 28,


ENON — The Miami East football team rallied from an early 6-0 deficit to win on the road Friday night.

East will play at Carlisle Friday night.

Aaron Mills led the East offense with TD runs of of 4 and 1 yards and finished with 156 yards on 25 carries.

Quarterback KJ Gustin threw a 65-yard TD pass to Lincoln Littlejohn and ran five yards for a score.

Gustin had 48 yards rushing on eight carries and completed six of 13 passes for 89 yards.

Littlejohn had two catches for 76 yards and Caleb Staley kicked all four PATs.

Mills had two interceptions and 12 tackles to lead the defense.

Luke Bowsher had 11 tackles and forced a fumble and Chris Smith recovered a fumble.

Milton-Union 27,

National Trail 12

WEST MILTON —The Milton-Union football team opened the season with a home win Friday.

Jordan Foose led a punishing running attack.

Foose had touchdown runs of 7 and 12 yards and rushed for 123 yards on 18 carries.

Peyton Nichols added 100 yards rushing on 13 carries and Payton Mayfield had 60 yards on 10 carries.

Quarterback Wyatt Kimmel completed a 22-yard pass to Karson Stone.

Mayfield had an 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, Foose returned a fumble recovery two yards for a score and Braden Schaurer kicked three PATs.

Mayfield led the defense with 15 tackles, including 14 solo tackles.

Lehman 76,

Lima Perry 6

SIDNEY — The Dwane Rowley era as Lehman Catholic football coach got off to an impressive start.

Lehman will host Southeastern Friday at Sidney Memorial Stadium.

Donovan O’Leary completed nine of 15 passes for 195 yards and three touchdowns.

Da’Ron Pride had 151 yards and two touchdowns rushing on eight carries O’Leary had 92 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries.

Turner Lachey caught four passe for 100 yards and a touchdown and Pride caught two passes for 53 yards and a touchdown.

Arcanum 27,

Covington 6

ARCANUM — The Covington football team dropped its season opener on the road.

Day’Lynn Garrett had a long punt return to set up a Covington score and ran it in from 16 yards out for the score.

Covington will host Ansonia Friday night.

Northestern 55,

Bethel 6

SPRINGFIELD — The Bethel football team dropped its season opener on the road Friday night.

The Bees will travel to Kenton Ridge Friday night.

Quarterback Cooper Mears had 11 carries for 148 yards and completed 10 of 21 passes for 76 yards.

Christian Bennett had 91 yards rushing 17 carries and scored the Bethel touchdown.

Logan Newell kicked the PAT.

Elijah Alberti caught six passes for 45 yards.

Ares Bishop and Lucas Truman led the defense with five tackles each.

Tri-Village 41,

Troy Christian 6

NEW MADISON — The Troy Christian football team dropped a road game Friday.

The Eagles scored on a 65-yard punt return.

Troy Christian will host Catholic Central Friday night.

Bradford 22,

Middletown Chr. 0

MIDDLETOWN — The Bradford football team got a road win over the Middletown Christian club team Saturday.

Bradford will host Cincinnati Country Day Friday.

Owen Canan completed five of nine passes for 77 yards and a touchdown for the Railroaders.

Trey Schmelzer caught three passes for 46 yards and a touchdown and Hudson Hill caught a 31-yard pass.

Tucker Miller had 12 carries for 48 yards and a touchdown and Griffin Trevino had a 36-yard TD run.

Canan ran for a two-point PAT and Landon Wills kicked two PATs.

Hudson and Wills had interceptions.

Miller had nine tackles and Garrett Trevino and Canan had seven tackles.

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