Flashes survive vs. Campbell; Falls ends skid
≤ CHAMPION 30, CAMPBELL 29: CHAMPION — Campbell came within one point with 1:25 remaining on James Shaffer’s 50-yard pass from Christian Stores. However, the two-point run on the conversion was no good, leaving Champion (7-1, 4-0 All-American Conference, Blue Tier) to run out the clock and continue its winning streak to seven games. The Golden Flashes are sixth in Division V, Region 17, currently in playoff position.
Champion had 50 carries for 266 yards, led by Austin Willforth, who had 18 carries for 82 yards and two scores.
≤ NEWTON FALLS 28, LISBON 7: NEWTON FALLS — Nicholas Oyster threw for three touchdowns as host Newton Falls snapped a six-game losing streak by downing Lisbon in a non-league contest. The Tigers, who beat Waterloo, 28-18, in the opener, moved to 2-7. Oyster completed 12 of 19 passes for 123 yards, with scoring strikes to Adam Honeycutt (20 yards), Paul Broadrick (7) and Shayne Battison (22). Jacob Wright added a 16-yard touchdown run for Newton Falls, which scored one touchdown in every quarter.
Lisbon pulled within 21-7 midway through the fourth quarter, but the Oyster-to-Battison score secured the victory. Wright rushed for 70 yards on 23 carries and Oyster added 35 on six runs.
≤ SOUTH RANGE 35, LAKEVIEW 0: CORTLAND — Dylan Dominguez had three touchdowns and about 100 total yards from scrimmage to lead the Raiders past the Bulldogs in this Northeast-8 matchup.
Dominguez had 13 carries for 49 yards and two scores, while adding three catches for 48 yards and a score for South Range (5-3, 2-2).
Corey Lilley led Lakeview (1-7, 0-5) with 18 carries for 62 yards.
South Range outgained the Bulldogs in total yards, 369 to 102.
≤ McDONALD 35, JACKSON-MILTON 8: NORTH JACKSON — Dominic Shadl ran for 250 yards and three touchdowns to power McDonald past Jackson-Milton in a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference victory.
Schadl was the catalyst during a 29-point third quarter for the Blue Devils (5-3). McDonald trailed, 8-6, after Sean Lengyel ran for a 28-yard TD for the Blue Jays (3-5) in the first quarter. Robbie Butler ran in the 2-point conversion for the lead. Then McDonald took over.
Shadl started the second quarter by finding Cameron Tucker on a 20-yard TD pass. He then scored on runs of 5, 80 and 57 yards (all in the second quarter) to put the game away.
Tucker ran for 69 yards on three carries to go along with his TD reception (McDonald’s only pass of the game). Lengyel paced Jackson-Milton with 84 yards on 17 carries.
≤ WATERLOO 27, MINERAL RIDGE 21: MINERAL RIDGE — Cody Stump scored on a 5-yard draw play with 1:17 remaining in the game to lift Waterloo past Mineral Ridge in a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference thriller.
The Rams, who fell to 4-4 overall and 1-4 in the league, took a 21-14 lead when Mark Bunch returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown with 4:11 remainingnin the third quarter.
But the visiting Vikings reponded quickly as quarterback Joe Francis hooked up with Joe Thomas on a 57-yard touchdown pass just a little over two mintes later.
Francis also threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Shockley and scored on a 97-yard run in the second quarter. The run was a pivotal swing, as Mineral Ridge was attempting to take a 14-7 lead before the Rams threw an interception in the red zone. Waterloo improved to 2-6 overall and 2-4 in the loop.
Quarterback Dakota Edwards rushed 19 times for 151 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Mineral Ridge and was 14-for-23 passing for 97 yards.
≤ CRESTVIEW 26, LIBERTY 6: COLUMBIANA — The Leopards failed to score an offensive touchdown, which set them back in their loss to Crestview.
Ethan Powell drove the Rebels down the field twice for scores, once from two yards and once from 75 yards. Liberty defensive lineman Simi Moananu blocked both extra point attempts.
The lone Liberty touchdown came from a 42-yard kickoff return by Bralen Stredrick. Donte Venters ran 94 yards for the Leopards, leading the team.
≤ CHALKER 35, WINDHAM 18: SOUTHINGTON — Chalker pulled off somewhat of a shocker, scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter to pull away from visiting Windham in a Northeastern Athletic Conference contest. It was the second win in a row for the Wildcats, who moved to 2-6 overall and 2-1 in the league. Windham fell to 1-6 overall in its first official league game this season.
Chalker led 14-12 at halftime and into the fourth quarter before Logan Regal scored on a 30-yard touchdown run with 11:01 left. Leading 21-14, the Wildcats got a 15-yard scoring run from Chase Iser with 4:24 left, but Windham used a 6-yard touchdown pass from Wyatt Hanshaw to Mikiylen Jones shortly afterward but the Bombers’ two-point conversion pass failed as they trailed 28-18.
Regal then sealed the outcome with a 74-yard touchdown run. He finished with 196 yards rushing to lead Chalker. Quarterback Jacob Baker ran for 82 yards and a score and hooked up with Jack Cabot on a 15-yard touchdown pass.
Windham was led by Colton Maiorca’s 79 yards rushing and a touchdown and Jones added 75 yards rushing and 28 receiving and accounted for a air of touchdowns.
≤ PYMATUNING VALLEY 44, MATHEWS 0: ANDOVER — Jonah Wilkerson had one rushing touchdown and three receiving scores from Tyler Bean as the Lakers blanked Mathews in this Northeastern Athletic Conference game. PV stayed undefeated in NAC play with a 2-0 mark and improved to 3-5 overall. Bean had 14 carries for 107 yards and was 8-of-11 for 124 yards.
Mathews (0-6, 0-2) suffered its fifth shutout and was held of minus-10 total yards.