Friday Football Roundup


XENIA — Troy running back Jahari Ward ran wild as the Troy football team cruised to a 43-6 win over Xenia Friday night.

Troy, 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the MVL, shares the conference lead with Tippecanoe and Vandalia-Butler.

The Trojans will host Stebbins Friday night.

Ward went over 1,000 yards receiving for the season — and now has 1,028 yards and 17 TDs — after rushing for four touchdowns and gaining 249 yards on 11 carries Friday night.

He had TD runs of 53, 45 and 79 in his big game, Antonio Gonzalez returned an interception three yards for a score and Aidan Gorman caught a 14-yard TD pass from Aiden Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick was five of seven passing for 24 yards.

Cameron Stoltz kicked five PATs and Ward run for a two-point PAT.

Creighton Verceles had 12 tackles for the Troy defense.

Devin Strobel had 10 tackles, including 4.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks and Noah Miller also had 10 tackles.

W.Carrollton 14,

Piqua 13

WEST CARROLLTON — The Piqua football team lost a heartbreaker 14-13 to West Carrollton Friday night.

The Indians, 1-6 overall and 1-5 in the MVL, will host Xenia Friday night.

Milton-Union 48,

Covington 0

WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union football team remained unbeaten in TRC play Friday night.

The Bulldogs, 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the TRC, will travel to Bethel Friday night.

Payton Mayfield had a big game for the Bulldogs.

He caught touchdown passes 19, 21 and 46 yards from quarterback Wyatt Kimmel and returned an interception 58 yards for a score.

Mayfield finished with four catches for 110 yards and Kimmel completed seven of nine passes for 136 yards.

Jordan Foose had 46 yards and one touchdown on nine carries to lead the rushing attack.

Peyton Nichols ran 14 14 yards for a score and returned an interception 26 yards for a score.

Braden Schaurer kicked six PATs.

Charlie Lane also had an interception and Ian Coffey led the defense with seven tackles.

For Covington, Landin Cassel had 30 yards rushing and 16 yards passing.

Day’Lynn Garrett caught two passes for 16 yards.

Garrett Leistner had 11 tackles and forced two fumbles.

Derrick Meyer forced a fumble and Christian Clark and Jack Blumenstock recovered fumbles.

Riverside 35,

Lehman 21

SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic football team dropped a home game with Riverside Friday night.

The Cavaliers, 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the TRC, will play at Covington Friday night.

For Lehman, Donovan O’Leary had 18 carries for 157 yards and two touchdowns and completed 11 of 21 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown.

Turner Lachey had four carries for 48 yards and caught four passes for 39 yards and a touchdown.

Seth Knapke had two catches for 61 yards.

Daniel Carlisle kicked three PATs.

Dillan Schmiesing led the defense with 13 tackles.

Lachey had 12 tackles, Ethan Stiver made 11 tackles and JD Barhorst had 10 tackles.

Miami East 26,

Troy Christian 7

CASSTOWN — The Miami East football team got a home win Friday night.

The Vikings, 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the TRC, will play at Riverside Friday night.

The Eagles, 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the TRC, will travel to Northridge Friday night.

For East, Aaron Mills had 173 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries.

KJ Gustin completed 10 of 21 passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns.

Michael Hohnestein had five catches for 71 yards and one touchdown and Dylan Haught caught a touchdown pass.

Kamden Wolfe had three interceptions and Lincoln Littlejohn and Chris Smith had one each.

Chastan Daniels forced a fumble and Preston Rich recovered a fumble.

Luke Bowsher led the defense with 12 tackles.

Bethel 17,

Northridge 12

DAYTON — The Bethel football team picked up a road win in TRC action Friday night.

The Bees, 2-5 overall and 2-2 in the TRC, will host Milton-Union Friday night.

For Bethel, Cooper Mears completed 11 of 24 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns.

Lucas Truman caught five passes for 46 yards.

Christian Bennett caught a 35-yard TD pass and Elijah Alberti caught a 15-yard TD pass.

Logan Newell kicked a 25-yard field goal and two PATs.

Remi Brannan led the defense with eight tackles and Robert Zimmerman forced a fumble.

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