Bishop Hartley ends Port Clinton’s season
Bishop Hartley beat Port Clinton 44-7 in a Division IV regional semifinal at Frost-Kalnow Stadium Friday. The Hawks will play Ottawa-Glandorf, who topped Indian Lake, in the regional final next Friday at a site to be determined. Bishop Hartley got on the board with a Marquette Dixon 2-yard rushing score. Mateo Agriesti added a field goal and then Jake Ruby found Jaden Manley for a 31-yard TD pass to give the Hawks a 16-0 halftime lead. Dixon had 112 yards on 23 carries in the first half. He started to take over in the second half with a pair of TDs in the first three minutes to give the Hawks a 30-0 advantage. Port Clinton’s one score was a Darius Daniels 22-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joey Brenner in the third quarter. Dixon ran in his fourth TD of the game on a 35-yard jaunt late in the third period. The final score of the contest came when Nick Onega ran in a 34-yard score early in the fourth. The Redskins finished the season 10-2.
Pilots soar past Royals
FINDLAY — After routing Seneca East in Week 11, Defiance Ayersville blew by another Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe, Wynford, 30-6 Friday night. With the win, the Pilots (12-0) will take on Patrick Henry (12-0) in a Division VI regional final Friday.The Pilots got on the board first as Kasey Williams drilled a field goal, and then made another to give the Pilots a 6-0 lead with 5:35 left in the half.Mikey McGuire gave Ayersville a 14-0 lead two minutes later with a 1-yard plunge up the gut. Wynford cut the lead to 14-6 in the third as Blake Williamson recovered a fumble in the end zone. However, Williams connected on his third field goal to up the count to 16-7 heading into the fourth. Dauson Dales hit Jacob Miller for a TD to make the score 23-6 with 10 minutes left before Williams iced the contest with a 70-yard rushing score. Wynford ended the season 11-1.
Titans squeak by Lakers
BELLEVUE — Despite a late push by Indian Lake, Ottawa-Glandorf finished off the Lakers 33-28 in a Division IV regional semifinal at Bellevue Friday.O-G (11-1) got on the board first as quarterback Jay Kaufman scored on a rush with just 38 seconds left in the opening quarter. Running back Daniel Beemer stretched the lead to 14-0 with a rushing score. But Indian Lake scored twice before the half to tie the game at 14 heading to the locker rooms.O-G’s Connor Niese got the Titans the lead to start the second half with a 5-yard TD run. The Titans extended their lead when Kaufman galloped 26 yards up the gut for a score, but they missed the PAT and led 27-14.Indian Lake battled back once again as Tyler Reprogle hauled in a 14-yard TD pass. In what could have been the play of the game, O-G D-lineman Jake Dible tipped the ball at the line of scrimmage and returned the interception inside Indian Lake’s red zone. Kaufman finished it off with an 8-yard rushing TD.Indian Lake scored with 24 seconds left, but couldn’t recover the onside kick.
Whippets zap Electrics
WESTERVILLE — Shelby has proved all season its high-powered offense is one of the best in the area, and it was on display again Friday night in a 40-12 Division IV playoff win against Philo at Westerville North. Shelby (11-1) will take on Steubenville (11-1) next Friday in the regional final. The Whippets scored first Friday as Devon Brooks ran in a 5-yard score, but the PAT failed, giving them a 6-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Brooks added a 74-yard TD run, and Brennan Armstrong tossed a 10-yard TD right before the half to give the Whippets a 21-0 advantage. Armstrong scored on the ground from 3 yards out before a Philo score. Brooks ran in his third TD of the game on a 34-yard run to give Shelby a commanding 34-6 lead heading into the fourth.