RAWSON — Mitchell Ault threw for 225 yards and four touchdowns, three of them to Robbie Stratton, as the Pirates easily beat Cory-Rawson 49-0 on Friday in nonconference football.
Bluffton (1-0) had 395 yards to 61 for Cory-Rawson (0-1), including 170 on the ground, and managed 18 first downs while holding the Hornets to two. The Pirates also dominated time of possession, holding the ball for 27:42 to the Hornets’ 11:50.
Ault, who hit Austin Bricker with a 20-yard touchdown pass with 8:29 left in the first quarter to start the scoring, also ran for 64 yards on five carries. Dustin Falk added 57 yards on 13 tries for the Pirates, who travel to Van Buren next week.
Jadyn Hall carried six times for 32 yards for Cory-Rawson, which is at Upper Scioto Valley in Week 2.
Bluffton 14 28 7 0 — 49
Cory-Rawson 0 0 0 0 — 0
BL — Stratton 20 pass from Ault (Ault run)
BL — Bricker 2 pass from Ault (kick failed)
BL — Falk 2 run (Bricker pass from Ault)
BL — Stratton 13 pass from Ault (kick failed)
BL — Falk 3 run (Alt kick)
BL — Ault 1 run (Alt kick)
BL — Stratton 23 pass from Ault (Alt kick)
CARDINGTON — Riverdale will have to wait for its first win of the 2014 season after falling 54-13 to Cardington-Lincoln on Friday night.
The Falcons trailed 40-7 at halftime and managed only 215 yards in the season-opening loss to the Pirates.
It took nearly an entire half of football for Riverdale to finally get on the scoreboard. Down 34-0, Grant Loveridge rushed for a 2-yard touchdown to give the Falcons their first points of the game with 3:05 remaining in the second quarter. Loveridge also kicked the extra point. Riverdale went into halftime down 40-7.
Loveridge was in on the Falcons’ only other scoring play as well. He hooked up with Tristian Davis on a 75-yard scoring strike with 9:44 left in the third. The senior quarterback finished 11-of-28 for 170 yards. Davis caught two passes for 84 yards.
Riverdale had no answer for Pirates’ quarterback Luke McCarrell. He threw five TD passes in the win as he connected on 16 of his 20 attempts for 151 yards. McCarrell also rushed for a TD, opening the game with a 1-yard run into the end zone. Cardington-Lincoln finished with 514 yards of offense.
Loveridge not only proved to be a bright spot on offense, but he stepped up on defense as well, leading the Falcons with 14 tackles. Riverdale battles Carey next Friday at 7 p.m. in its home opener.
Riverdale 0 7 6 0 — 13
Cardington-Lincoln 20 20 14 0 — 54
C-L — McCarrell 1 run (Kill kick)
C-L — Fridley 28 pass from McCarrell (Kill kick)
C-L — Craig 8 pass from McCarrell (kick failed)
C-L — Hess 36 pass from McCarrell (Kill kick)
C-L — Williams 1 run (Kill kick)
RIV “” Loveridge 2 run (Loveridge kick)
C-L — Hess 19 pass from McCarrell (kick failed)
RIV — Davis 75 pass from Loveridge (kick failed)
C-L — Hess 10 pass from McCarrell (Kill kick)
C-L — Osborne 3 run (Kill kick)
VAN BUREN 48
OTTAWA HILLS 7
OTTAWA HILLS — Riley Adolph threw for 185 yards and four touchdowns, while Ross Adolph ran for two scores, as Van Buren blasted Ottawa Hills 48-7 in nonleague football action Friday.
Ross Adolph had a 56- and 22-yard run in the opening quarter as the Black Knights (1-0) racked up 28 first-quarter points. Riley Adolph connected to Braxton Fasone for two scores, and Lucas Huber led Van Buren with four receptions and 87 yards and scored a touchdown as well.
Ross Adolph rushed for 130 rushing yards on eight carries, and Van Buren had a 465-199 advantage in total yards. Andrew Boesel’s three-yard run in the fourth quarter was the only score for Ottawa Hills (1-0).
Van Buren 28 20 0 0 — 48
Ottawa Hills 0 0 0 7 — 7
VB — Ross Adolph 56 run (Olrich kick)
VB — Ross Adolph 22 run (Olrich kick)
VB — Ross Adolph 4 pass from Riley Adolph (Olrich kick)
VB — Fasone 17 pass from Riley Adolph (Olrich kick)
VB — Fasone 29 pass from Riley Adolph (Olrich kick)
VB — DeVore 3 run (Olrich kick)
VB — Huber 29 pass from Riley Adolph (kick failed)
OH — Boesel 3 run (Dangler kick)
SPENCERVILLE — It was a tough debut for Leipsic head coach Andy Mangas as the Vikings were shutout by Spencerville 51-0 in a nonconference football game on Friday.
Spencerville (1-0) racked up 437 total yards of offense, including 365 rushing yards. Leipsic (0-1), on the other hand, managed just 100 total yards (47 rushing, 53 passing) and four first downs.
Zach Goecke ran for 168 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries for Spencerville, and also caught three catches for 72 yards and two touchdowns.
Leipsic 0 0 0 0 — 0
Spencerville 14 21 14 2 — 51
SPEN — Goecke 20 pass from Nourse (Vandemark kick)
SPEN — Goecke 15 run (Vandemark kick)
SPEN — Goecke 1 run (Vandemark kick)
SPEN — Goecke 40 pass from Nourse (Vandemark kick)
SPEN– Goecke 12 run (Vandemark kick)
SPEN — Goecke 37 run (Vandemark kick)
SPEN — McMichael 18 run (Vandemark kick)
SPEN — Safety
VANLUE — It was close at Vanlue’s Hinkle Field in the first quarter, but it was all Ridgemont the rest of the way as the Golden Gophers cruised to a 43-6 win over the Wildcats in a nonconference game Friday night.
It was the 30th straight loss for the Wildcats. The team’s last win was a 20-19 win over Ridgemont to open the 2011 season.
Vanlue’s Levi Kline scored in the first quarter as the Wildcats trailed just 8-6 after the opening period.
Ridgemont led just 16-6 at halftime before blowing the game open with 21 points in the third quarter.
Klein rushed for 87 yards on 14 carries while Jason Summers added 60 yards on 12 trips for Vanlue, who had 208 yards rushing and 42 passing.
No other information was available.