TROY — The Troy football team couldn’t hold an early 6-3 lead and saw its record go to 1-1 with a 50-20 loss to Xenia Friday night at Troy Memorial Stadium.
The Trojans will face another challenge next week, traveling to Piqua.
Troy had taken a 6-3 lead when Jahari Ward caught a 43-yard TD pass from Donnie Stanley.
But, Xenia scored the final 34 points of the first half.
Troy rallied to get back within 37-20 in the third quarter.
Logan Ullery had a pick six for the second straight week, returning an attempted screen pass 48 yards for a touchdown and Ward ran five yards for a touchdown.
Cameron Stoltz kicked both PATs, but that is as close as Troy could get.
Ward had 123 yards rushing on 22 carries and caught two passes for 45 yards.
Willie Ritchie had a 39-yard reception.
Evan Johnson led the defense with nine tackles, while Gavin Burris had seven tackles, including two for loss.
SIDNEY — The Tippecanoe football team rallied for the second week in a row to improve to 2-0 and win its MVL opener — only not nearly as dramatic as a week ago
Tipp trailed 13-10 at halftime, before scoring 24 unanswered points in the second half to put the game away.
Xavier Jones rushed for 105 yards on two touchdowns on 18 carries, scoring on runs of six and two yards.
Liam Poronsky had a seven-yard TD run and threw a 29-yard TD pass to Evan Liette.
Poronsky completed nine of 18 passes for 126 yards and Liette caught four passes for 61 yards.
Jackson Kleather was 4-for-4 on PATs and kicked field goals of 27 and 40 yards.
Cael Liette had 11 tackles and one sack and Payton Bey had 10 tackles.
Trevor Silcox had eight tackles and Josh Dietz and DJ Martin had seven tackles each.
Maddox Sivon had one interception.
Tippecanoe will host Vandalia-Butler Friday night.
Valley View 14
GERMANTOWN — The Milton-Union football team picked up an impressive road win Friday night, knocking off Valley View 24-14.
The Bulldogs will host Oakwood in its home opener Thursday, a Thursday Night Lights game.
Michael Elam scored all three touchdowns for the Bulldogs and Mason Grudich kicked a 33-yard field goal to start the game’s scoring and added three PATs.
The Bulldogs opened a 10-0 lead an never trailed.
Elam had TD runs of 2 and 2 yards and caught a 34-yard TD pass from quarterback Nate Morter.
Jordan Foose led the rushing attack with 66 yards on 12 carries and Elam had 60 yards on 21 carries.
Morter completed 10 of 20 passes for 124 yards and Cooper Brown caught three passes for 64 yards, including a 33-yard reception.
Peyton Mayfield had six tackles and two interceptions and Connor Gibson had one interception.
Jake Brown had two tackles for loss and Ozzie Gregg had a sack.
Ethan Lane had a tackle for a loss.
Catholic Central 37,
Troy Christian 14
SPRINGFIELD — The Troy Christian football team dropped to 0-2 on the season Friday night, losing to Catholic Central 37-14 on the road.
The Eagles will host Middletown Madison Friday night.
Miami East 7
CASSTOWN — The Miami East football team dropped to 0-2 with a loss to Carlisle in its home opener Friday night.
The Vikings will play at Northwestern Friday night.
Brock Ritchea completed six of 10 passes for 51 yards.
Vincent Crane had four catches for 49 yards and Dylan Williams had 54 yards rushing on four carries.
Connor Dalton had 10 tackles and Aaron Mills had nine.
Williams had 1.5 sacks.
MECHANICSBURG — The Covington football team dropped to 0-2 with a road loss at Mechanicsburg Friday night.
Covington will open TRC play at Troy Christian Sept. 9.
DeAnthony Bennett had 11 yards on nine carries for Covington.
Garrett Leistner forced a fumble and had six tackles and one tackle for loss.
Kenton Ridge 28,
TIPP CITY — The Bethel football team dropped a home game to Kenton Ridge Friday night to drop to 0-2 on the season.
Bethel will host Brookville Friday night.
Quarterback Elijah Schroeder threw two touchdown passes for the Bees.
Jason Bowen caught a 74-yard TD pass from Schroeder and Lucas Truman caught a two-yard TD pass.
Remi Brannan kicked two PATs.
Schroeder completed six of 14 passes for 99 yards and Christian Bennett led the rushing attack with 36 yards on 13 carries.
Bowen caught two passes for 84 yards and had 16 tackles.
Braxton Lawson had 11 tackles and Brannan had nine tackles, four for loss and one sack.
New Bremen 41,
SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic football team lost to New Bremen in non-conference action Saturday.
Lehman will play at Waynesfield-Goshen Friday night.
Donovan O’Leary three of nine passes for 29 yards against New Bremen, while Nathan Sollmann had 29 yards rushing on eight carries.
Jace Olding had five tackles, including two for loss and O’Leary also had five tackles.
AJ Newson had four tackles and Seth Kennedy had two tackles for loss.