VANDALIA — The Tippecanoe football team’s rally from a 21-6 halftime deficit came up short in a 24-19 loss to Butler Friday night.
Tippecanoe, 4-2 overall, will host Sidney Friday.
Troy, Tipp, Butler and Sidney are now all 4-1 in the MVL.
Andrew Oen returned a fumble 47 yards to get Tipp within 24-19 after Kade Teel’s PAT kick, but that was as close as the Red Devils could get.
Cael Liette had 187 yards rushing on 25 carries for Tipp, while quarterback Peyton Schultz completed 14 of 28 passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns.
Evan Liette caught seven passes for 50 yards and a touchdown and Cael Liette caught a touchdown pass.
Cael Liette had nine tackles on defense and Trace Trent added seven.
Jackson Smith and Lucas Merry forced fumbles and Ethan Couch and Jeffrey Martin recovered them for the Red Devils.
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WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union football team rallied in the fourth quarter to stay unbeaten in TRC play.
Milton, 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the TRC, shares the lead with Riverside.
The Bulldogs will host Covington Friday.
Miami East, 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the TRC, will host Troy Christian Friday.
For Milton-Union, Jordan Foose had 147 yards and 95-yard touchdown run to seal the win on 17 carries and Peyton Nichols added 62 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.
Wyatt Kimmel also ran for a touchdown and completed eight of 14 passes for 102 yards and Nichols threw a 24-yard TD pass to Will Johns in the fourth quarter to start the comeback.
Payton Mayfield had four catches for 50 yards and Nichols had three catches for 48 yards.
Nichols caught a two-point PAT and Braden Schaurer kicked two PATs.
Carter Berner led the defense with 11 tackles and Seth Lowry had 10 taackles.
Charlie Lane and Cason Berner both had eight tackles.
Mayfield and Lane each had an interception.
For Miami East, Aaron Mills had 196 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries and KJ Gustin ran for a touchdown.
Gustin also completed 12 of 25 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
Lincoln Littlejohn caught nine passes for 84 yards and a touchdown and Vincent Crane caught a touchdown pass.
Lonnie McDaniel kicked on PAT.
McDaniel and Dylan Haught recovered fumbles and Mills forced a fumble.
Luke Bowsher led the defense with 13 tackles.
Mills had 11 tackles and Connor Maxson had 10 tackles.
BRANDT — The Lehman Catholic football team held off Bethel Friday night.
Lehman, 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the TRC, will host Riverside Friday night at Sidney Memorial Stadium/30&0 Field.
Bethel, 1-5 overall and 1-2 in the TRC, will play at Northridge Friday night.
For Lehman, Donovan O’Leary completed 13 of 30 passes for 144 yards and had 194 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 19 carries.
Turner Lachey caught eight passes for 91 yards and Daniel Carlisle was 4-for-4 on PAT kicks and made a 25-yard field goal.
Dillon Schmiesing led the defense with 12 tackles and Ethan Stiver had nine tackles.
Donovan O’Leary intercepted a pass.
For Bethel, Cooper Mears had 103 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 14 carries.
He completed 15 of 25 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown.
Lucas Truman had seven catches for 114 yards and Elijah Alberti had three catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.
Landon Cornwell returned an kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown and Logan Newell kicked three PATs.
Alberti and Parker Bass led the defense with seven tackles each.
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TROY — The Troy Christian football team struggled from the start Friday night.
The Eagles, 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the TRC, play at Miami East Friday night.
COVINGTON — The Covington football team dropped a home game in TRC action.
The Buccs, 0-6 overall and 0-3 in the TRC, will play at Milton-Union Friday night.
Day’Lynn Garrett scored both Covington TDs.
He had an 82-yard kickoff return and caught a 12-yard pass from Landin Cassel.
Filip McMaken kicked both PATs.
Derrick Meyer had 76 yards rushing on 17 carries and Cassel completed eight of 18 passes for 112 yards.
Garrett had five catches for 90 yards.
Garrett Leistner had eight tackles and forced a fumble and Jordan Miller had seven tackles and an interception.
Meyer had a forced fumble and Kaden Thompson recovered it and Christian Clark had an interception.
NEW LEBANON — The Bradford football team dropped a heartbreaker Friday night.
The Railroaders, 4-2, will host Twin Valley South Friday night.
Garrett Trevino made a play for a safety to get the Railroaders within 29-28 late in the fourth quarter, but that was as close as they could get.
Owen Canan was 8-for-22 passing for 202 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
Hudson Hill had four catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught a two-point PAT.
Tucker Miller led the rushing attack with 46 yards on 14 carries and Eric Keener ran for a touchdown.
Owen Canan and Garrett Trevino forced fumbles and Zane Lemp recovered one.
Raiden Wombold had an interception.
Trey Schmelzer led the defense with 15 tackles.
Miller had 12 tackles and Landon Wills added 10 tackles.