Troy football loses in playoff action; Tipp, Milton-Union advance with wins


CINCINNATI — The Troy football team had an early 7-0 lead against Withrow in D-II, Region 8 football playoffs before losing 29-7.

The Trojans close the season at 6-4.

Withrow, 9-1, will travel to Piqua Friday for a second-round game.

Evan Jones ran 1-yard for Troy’s touchdown, with Jack Kleinhenz kicking the PAT.

The Trojans had a red zone stop late in the second quarter to keep the game tied 7-7, but Withrow would score just before half to make it 14-7 and add two touchdowns in the second half.

Tippecanoe 50,

Mount Healthy 6

TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe football team opened the D-III, Region XII playoffs by dominating Mount Healthy.

The Red Devils, 9-2, will host 6-5 Alter at 7 p.m. Friday night in second round action.

The Knights upset Lemon Monroe 10-7 Friday night.

Cayd Everhart and Liam Poronsky ran for two touchdowns each.

Xavier Jones ran for one touchdown and Poronsky threw Cole Coppock for another.

Carson Robbins scored on a blocked punt.

Jackson Kleather was 6-for-6 on PATs and Everhart ran for a two-point PAT.

Jones had 109 yards on nine carries and Everhart had 102 yards on 16 carries.

Poronsky complete three of seven passes for 18 yards.

Evarhart led the defense with 12 tackles and Jacob Kramer and Josh Dietz both recovered fumbles.

Milton-Union 33,

Indian Hill 0

WEST MILTON — Blake Neumaier had a big game on the ground as the Milton-Union football team advanced in the D-IV, Region 16 playoffs with a convincing win over Indian Hill.

Milton-Union will play at Eaton Friday night in a matchup of 10-1 teams in the second round.

Neumaier had 168 yards and three touchdowns on 25 attempts.

Blake Brumbaugh had a 12-yard TD run and Cooper Brown had a school record game on defense with four interceptions.

Jordan Foose added a TD run for the Bulldogs and Mason Grudich was 3-for-4 on PAT kicks.

Foose added 71 yards on 11 carries and quarterback Nate Morter was 3-for-5 passing for 31 yards.

Brumbaugh also had a 51-yard punt return.

Cooper Brown led the defense with nine tackles, to go with the four interceptions.

Troy Christian 27,

Portsmouth ND 6

PORTSMOUTH — The Troy Christian football team opened D-VII, Region 28 play Saturday with a convincing win at Portsmouth Notre Dame.

The Eagles, 7-4, advance to play at St. Henry Saturday night in a 7 p.m. game.

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