TROY — The showdown is set.
The unbeaten Troy Trojans, 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the MVL, will travel to Tipp City Park to take on the Red Devils, 3-1 ovverall and 3-0 in the MVL, with first place in the Miami Division on the line Friday night.
While Tippecanoe defeated Piqua 28-13, Troy rolled to a 52-0 victory over West Carrollton at Troy Memorial Stadium.
Troy opened a 45-0 halftime lead and cruised to a win.
Jahari Ward rushed for 171 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries.
Dakota Manson added 59 yards and a touchdown on six carries and Kayden Franklin had 54 yards on two carries.
Hunter Sekas also rushed for a touchdown.
Quarterback Aiden Kirkpatrick was 2-for-2 for 67 yards, including a 44-yard TD pass to Creighton Verceles.
Cameron Stoltz was a perfect 7-for-7 on PATs and kicked a 39-yard field goal.
Logan Ullery led the team with four tackles, Creighton Verceles forced and recovered a fumble and Nathan Wyatt forced a fumble.
Troy Christian 35,
COVINGTON — Troy Christian won its TRC opener on the road Friday night.
The Eagles, 2-2 overall, will host Milton-Union Friday.
Covington, 0-4, will travel to Bethel Friday night.
For Troy Christian, Paul McDonald completed six of 15 passes for 150 yards and four touchdowns.
Vaughn King caught a 70-yard TD pass, Lane Obaugh caught two passes for 45 yards, with both going for touchdowns and Ryan Waltz caught a 21-yard TD pass.
McDonald rushed for 50 yards on 12 carries and Christian Jarvis had 43 yards on seven carries, including a 20-yard TD run.
Frank Rupnik kicked two PATs, McDonald kicked one and McDonald made a tackle for a safety.
King had 11 tackles, McDonald had 10 and Waltz and Obaugh intercepted passes.
For Covington Lanin Cassel threw a 33-yard TD pass to Day’Lynn Garrett and Filip McMaken kicked the PAT.
Cassel completed six of 11 passes for 109 yards and had 19 carries for 49 yards.
Filip McMaken kicked the PAT and intercepted a pass.
Garrett Leistner led the defense with seven tackles and Kaden Thompson had six tackles.
Miami East 21,
DAYTON — Miami East opened TRC play with a road win Friday night.
The Vikings, 2-2, will host Lehman Catholic Friday night.
KJ Gustin completed 13 of 23 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns.
Michael Hohenstein caught six passes for 83 yards, including a 34-yard TD pass.
Dylan Haught caught a 64-yard TD pass and Lincoln Littlejohn caught a 14-yard TD pass.
Aaron Mills had 94 yards rushing on 28 attempts.
Caleb Staley kicked all three PATs.
Luke Bowsher had 10 tackles and Lonnie McDaniel and Littlejohn had six tackles each.
DEGRAFF — The Bethel football team is starting to get healthy and it showed Friday night.
The Bees pushed Riverside to the limit in a TRC opener on the road.
Bethel, 0-4, will host Covington Friday night.
Cooper Mears completed 18 of 33 passes for 185 yards and one touchdown.
Lucas Truman caught seven passes for 96 yards and one touchdown and Elijah Alberti caught five passes for 62 yards.
Mears had 75 yards rushing on eight carries and Christian Bennett had 55 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries.
Landon Cornwell had an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Logan Newell kicked three PATs and a 23-yard field goal.
Remi Brannan and Bennett had eight tackles each to lead the defense and Robert Zimmerman recovered a fumble.
BRADFORD — The Bradford football team improved to 3-1 with a home win Saturday.
The Railroaders will host Sciotoville East Friday night.
Owen Canan completed nine of 11 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns and Tucker Miller threw a 50-yard TD pass to Trey Schmelzer.
Schmelzer also caught a 32-yard TD pass from Canan and had six receptions for 130 yards. Hudson Hill caught a 60-yard TD pass from Canan.
Miller had 88 yards rushing and two touchdown on eight carries and Canan had 72 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries.
Canan ran for a two-point PAT and Canan and John Troxel caught passes for PATs.
Schmelzer led the defense with 14 tackles and Landon Wills and Miller had 11 tackles each.
Griffin Trevino intercepted two passes.