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Newton Falls, Lakeview notch regular-season wins

¯ NEWTON FALLS 38, SEBRING 20: NEWTON FALLS — Nick and Carter Rapczak comined for 21 carries and 237 yards and three scores to lead the Tigers past the Trojans.

Nick had 11 carries for 125 yards, while Carter had 10 carries for 112 yards and three scores.

Newton Falls (1-4), which earned its first win, had a 18-6 lead at halftime and built it to a 32-6 lead after three quarters.

The Tigers outgained Sebring (2-5) in total yardage, 396 to 241.

¯ LAKEVIEW 31, GRAND VALLEY 0: CORTLAND — Lakeview’s defense dominated in a battle of winless teams entering this non-league regular-season contest.

The Bulldogs (1-6) returned two interceptions for touchdowns and a third interception return set up another touchdown.

Meanwhile, they limited Grand Valley (0-8) to 59 total yards.

Ethan Smith intercepted a pass and returned it into the red zone to set up Lakeview’s offense for its first score early in the second quarter. Jake Wilms scored on a 14-yard run moments later.

Smith enjoyed it so much, he picked off his second pass and raced 10 yards with the return for a third-quarter touchdown. Early in the fourth quarter, Nate Fox added a pick-6 with a 52-yard return to make it 21-0. Colton Maiorca scored on a 7-yard run in the middle of the quarter and Brandon Kilpatrick added a 23-yard field goal in the closing minutes.

The Bulldogs had 187 total yards, with Wilms gaining 45 of 13 rushes and Aiden Schulman adding 33 on seven runs. Lakeview will play host to Columbiana next Friday.

Postseason

¯ STREETSBORO 41, NILES 6: STREETSBORO — The Streetsboro rushing attack was too much for the Red Dragons as they drop a Division III, Region 9 playoff match.

Streetsboro running back Ritchell McCallister rocketed all over the field, tallying 244 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Quarterback Maysun Klimak ran for 81 yards, two touchdowns and threw for two more.

Both teams scored all their points in the first half.

Niles got on the board with a 2-yard rush from Travis Molnar. Antuan Gardner led the Red Dragons on the ground with 66 yards.

¯ CHARDON 42, HOWLAND 7: CHARDON — Top-seeded Chardon ran for 257 yards and five touchdowns in cruising past the Tigers in a Division III, Region 9 second-round matchup.

The Hilltoppers (7-0) went up 21-0 in the first quarter. They recovered a blocked punt for the first score and ran in touchdowns of 1 and 8 yards. Chardon scored three more times in the second quarter to put the game away.

Howland (4-4) running back Eric Babinchak ran for a game-high 156 yards on 23 carries. Matthew Woomer scored the Tigers’ only touchdown on a 15-yard run in the fourth quarter. Howland ran for 212 yards but passed for just 11 (along with two interceptions).

Babinchak has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in the past four games.

¯ GENEVA 22, HUBBARD 19: GENEVA — Geneva played ball control in the second half, outscoring Hubbard 15-0 in the final 24 minutes.

Geneva (7-1) dominated the second half with 39 attempts for 176 yards as its offense was on the field for about 17 minutes in the final two quarters.

Geneva had 61 carries for 246 yards as it advances.

Hubbard (5-3) had a chance to at least tie the game and force overtime.

Hubbard blocked a Geneva punt with a minute remaining.

Hubbard had first-and-10 from the Geneva 35. Hubbard completed a wheel route to the Geneva 5, setting up first and goal. However, the play was called back because of holding. Hubbard did not have another chance from there.

T.C. Caffey led Hubbard with 13 carries for 135 yards and two first-half scores. Hubbard led Geneva 19-7 at halftime. Hubbard had 29 carries for 185 yards.

Hubbard also committed three interceptions and lost a fumble.

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