VANDALIA — The Troy football team rallied in the second half for a 27-20 win over Vandalia-Butler to close the regular season.
The Trojans, 7-3 overall and 6-3 in the MVL, will host Cincinnati Anderson in a D-II, Region 8 playoff game on Friday.
The Trojans were trailing 20-19 when Jahari Ward ran one yard for a touchdown with 7:36 remaining in the game and Nick Kawecki ran for the two-point conversion to make it 27-20.
Linebacker Bobby Rohlfs had an interception to seal the victory.
Troy had jumped out to a 13-0 lead early.
Donnie Stanley threw a 22-yard TD pass to Willie Ritchey and Nick Kawecki ran five yards for a touchdown.
Butler, then rallied for a 14-13 halftime lead and Adam Huber had to take over at quarterback after an injury to Stanley.
Nick Kawecki ran two yards for a score to give Troy a 19-14 lead, but Butler returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown.
It stayed that way until Ward’s game-winning touchdown.
Troy again relied heavily on the running game, piling up 350 rushing yards.
Nick Kawecki had 162 yards on 21 carries and Ward had 157 yards on 32 carries.
Devon Strobel led the defense with six tackles.
GREENVILLE — The Tippecanoe football team wrapped up the MVL Miami Division title and rolled into the playoffs with a 63-14 win Friday night.
Tipp, 9-1 overall and 8-1 in the MVL, will host Hillsboro in a D-III, Region 12 playoff game Friday night.
Liam Poronsky completed nine off 11 passes for 147 yards and three touchdowns.
Stanley Clyne caught five passes for 101 yards, including a 47-yard score to start the game.
Evan Liette caught a 20-yard TD pass and Lukas Walker caught a seven-yard TD pass.
Xavier Jones had 22 carries for 146 yards rushing and two touchdowns, while Poronsky rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries.
Rylan Caldwell rushed for one touchdown and 74 yards on nine carries and Carson Hughes had a 41-yard TD run.
Cael Liette had seven tackles and Cale Heeley had an interception.
WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union football team finished off a perfect regular season and the TRC title with a 51-0 win over Riverside Friday night.
The Bulldogs, 10-0 overall and 6-0 in the TRC, will host Greenon in a D-IV, Region 20 playoff game Friday night.
Michael Elam rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries.
Jordan Foose had 72 yards on just four carries and Trey Kiser rushed for two touchdowns.
Blake Brumbaugh rushed for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass as Nate Morter completed five of nine passes for 76 yards and a touchdown.
Mason Grudich kicked six extra points and a field goal.
DAYTON — The Lehman Catholic football team lost 37-10 to Northridge Friday night to finish the regular season 4-6.
Lehman will travel to Riverside for a D-VII, Region 28 playoff game Friday night.
Donovan O’Leary completed nine of 23 passes for 134 yards for Lehman.
Seth Knapke caught two passes for 90 yards and O’Leary rushed for the Lehman touchdown.
A.J. Newson led the defense with 16 tackles.
O’Leary had 10 tackles and Hayden Sever added seven tackles.
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TIPP CITY — The Bethel football team closes the season with a home win Friday night.
Bethel finishes the season 4-6 and Troy Christian finishes the season with a 1-9 record.
Cooper Mears completed 10 of 22 passes for 216 yards for Bethel.
Lucas Truman had two catches for 97 yards and one touchdown and Jason Bowen had four catches for 82 yards and one touchdown.
Eiljah Schroeder also caught a touchdown pass.
Christian Bennett had 12 carries for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
Remi Brannan had 19 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown and Mears ran for a touchdown.
Jace Houck kicked all seven PATs.
Braxton Lawrence intercepted a pass, Bowen forced a fumble and Kayden Morris recovered a fumble.
Ryan Routt had six tackles for the defense.
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COVINGTON — The Miami East football team closed the regular season with a shutout win on the road.
The Vikings finish the season with a 2-8 record and Covington finishes the season with a 2-6 mark.
For the Vikings, Connor Dalton had 104 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.
Aaron Mills rushed for 62 yards on six carries and Kamden Wolfe and Dylan Williams both rushed for touchdowns.
Vincent Crane returned a punt 44 yards for a TD and Caleb Staley kicked four extra points and a 34-yard field goal.
Williams and Dalton had nine tackles.
Luke Bowsher had seven Mike Scherer added six.
Garrett Leistner led the Covington defense with 13 tackles.
Nevin Bowling and Brian Morrison both had 11 tackles and Kaden Thompson had seven tackles.
Mason Epperson and DeAnthony Bennett both had six tackles.