Upper Sandusky mauls Mount Gilead to go 2-0
UPPER SANDUSKY — Nate McMillan and Levi Malone combined for 338 yards and five touchdowns in the first half Friday as Upper Sandusky pummeled Mount Gilead 40-0, giving the Rams their first 2-0 start since 2013.
McMillan ran for 153 yards and two scores on just eight carries in the first half, while Malone went 7 for 8 passing for 185 yards and three TD tosses.
That helped the Rams ease into intermission up 33-0.
Malone added a 17-yard scoring strike to Peyton Hawk in the third quarter to round out scoring.
His other TD passes went for 36 yards to Caden Roberts in the first period, while Diago Cazares reeled in TD passes of 13 and 56 yards in the second.
McMillan had scoring runs of 84 yards in the first quarter and two yards in the second en route to 166 yards for the game.
Malone ended 9 of 10 passing for 217 yards for the Rams. Cazares caught four passes for 126 yards.
Raiders battle past Royals
BLOOMDALE — Trevor Franks bulled in from 5 yards out with 1:21 left to play and Collin Hipsher picked off a pass 40 seconds later as Lakota out-scrapped Elmwood 26-19 Friday.
Lakota led 19-6 at the end of the third quarter, but Garrett Wright scored two of his three rushing touchdowns for the Royals by the midway point of the third quarter — the first covered two yards, the second went for 12 — to tie the game at 19.
But Franks scored from five yards out to put the Raiders (1-1) ahead for good.
Wright snapped a scoreless tie with a 1-yard plunge in the first quarter, but Lakota quarterback Josh Matz hit Travis Enright with a 40-yard TD strike with 4:40 left in the half before busting off a 65-yard scoring sprint with less than a minute left before the break to give the Raiders a 13-6 lead.
Matz added 3-yard TD dive in the third quarter.
Franks (22-104) and Matz (12-114) combined for 218 yards on 34 carries for Lakota.
Wright ran 33 times for 156 yards for the Royals (0-2).
Arrows slip past Fliers
CLYDE — Mitch Heilman ran for a score and threw for another and Owen Reese added a pair of 1-yard scoring plunges Friday to push Ashland past Clyde 28-21.
Ashland led 21-7 at halftime after Heilman’s 57-yard scoring sprint in the first quarter and both of Reese’s scores in the second.
But the Fliers rallied back in the third period, with Braydi Clark racing in from the 18 and Ryan Lozier plowing in from the 1 to tie the game at 21.
It stayed that way until about five minutes remained in the fourth, when Heilman hit Parker Henkel with a 46-yards TD strike.
Clyde snapped a scoreless tie on Gunner Golden’s 3-yard plunge in the first period.
Golden ended with 164 yards rushing for the Fliers.
Heilman ran for 107 yards and threw for 141 for the Arrows. Mason Kanz caught three passes for 57 yards.
Colts race past Bellevue
BELLEVUE — Trevon Trammell ran for three touchdowns and Jared Schaefer threw a pair of TD passes Friday as Clear Fork powered past Bellevue 40-12.
Trammell had scoring runs of 94 and 46 yards in the first quarter and added a 6-yard jaunt in the third.
Schaefer’s scoring passes covered 39 yards to A.J. Blubaugh in the second quarter and 49 yards to Caden Flynn in the fourth.
Brennan South also raced in from 19 yards out in the second quarter to help the Colts vault out to a 26-0 lead.
The Redmen (0-2) looked to gain momentum after that.
Keegan Ray hauled in an 8-yard TD pass from Keegan Ray with 2:11 left in the first half, and Jack Howey pounced on a loose ball in the end zone with 19 seconds left in the half after a punt snap sailed over the head of Clear Fork’s punter.
But the Colts clamped down on Bellevue’s offense from there to seal the win.
Dalton overwhelms BC
NEW WASHINGTON — Dalton raced out to a 33-0 halftime lead Friday en route to beating Buckeye Central 47-7.
The Bulldogs got TD runs of 5 yards from Tyler Butler and 4 yards from Adam Jarrett before Butler hauled in a 15-yard scoring pass from Adam Bidlack to make it 20-0 in the first period.
Brayden Miller added a 12-yard TD run in the second period and Jaden Schlabach returned a fumble 24 yards for another score.
Bidlak hit Jarrett with a 27-yard TD strike in the third period and Jaiden Malone raced 80 yards for a score in the fourth.
The Bucks got on the board in the fourth quarter when Avery Baldosser caught Brady Kerschner’s 8-yard pass.
Kerschner threw for 145 yards for the Bucks, with Baldosser catching seven passes for 125 yards.
Bidlack threw for 153 yards, Austin Troyer had two receptions for 68 yards and Malone had two carries for 107 yards.