COLUMBUS GROVE — Garrett Nemire scored three touchdowns while rushing for 201 yards on 25 carries to lead Columbus Grove to a 27-7 victory over Patrick Henry on Friday night in a nonconference battle of teams seeking their first win of the season.
After a scoreless first half, Nemire scored on runs of 4 and 10 yards in the second quarter and added a 44-yard jaunt in the fourth period as the Bulldogs boosted their record to 1-2.
Colin Metzger added a 40-yard scoring run for Grove in the fourth quarter.
The lone score for the Patriots was TJ Rhamy’s 12-yard run in the fourth period. Rhamy finished with 79 yards on 26 carries.
Patrick Henry 0 0 0 7 — 7
Columbus Grove 0 0 13 14 — 27
CG — Nemire 4 run (kick failed)
CG — Nemire 10 run (Verhoff kick)
PH — Rhamy 12 run (Healy kick)
CG — Nemire 44 run (Verhoff kick)
CG — Metzger 40 run (Verhoff kick)
ASHLAND CRESTVIEW 7
ASHLAND — Griffin Summit ran for a touchdown and caught an Ethan Beringer pass for another as Carey whipped Ashland Crestview 24-7 on Friday night in a nonconference football game.
The Blue Devils (2-1) fell behind 7-0 in the first quarter, but they took a 10-7 lead into halftime after Summit ran 6 yards for a touchdown and Ian Yeater booted a 31-yard field goal.
Beringer and Summit connected on a 46-yard TD pass in the third quarter, and Austin Hertel scored in the third on a 19-yard run.
Hertel also recovered a fumble, as did teammate Alex Kear. Ethan Schlack had a team-high seven tackles for Carey, who hosts archrival Mohawk in next week’s Northern 10 Conference opener.
Ashland Crestview fell to 1-2.
Carey 0 10 14 0 — 24
Ashland Crestview 7 0 0 0 — 7
AC — Kissel 58 pass reception (Stevens kick)
CAR — Summit 6 run (Yeater kick)
CAR “” Yeater 31 FG
CAR — Summit 46 pass from Beringer (Yeater kick)
CAR — Hertel 19 run (Yeater kick)
HARDIN NORTHERN 26
LAKESIDE — Hardin Northern’s Owen Wetherill rushed for 222 yards on 12 carries Friday night but the Polar Bears fell just short in a 28-26 nonconference loss to Danbury Friday night at Biro Field.
Hardin Northern led 19-14 at halftime before Danbury got a 2-yard touchdown run from Kaden Conrad in the third quarter and a 9-yard touchdown sprint from Cole Shortridge in the fourth quarter. Conrad connected with Sam Perram on the key two-point conversion on Danbury’s final score with 1:55 left in the game to give the Lakers a 28-19 lead.
Wetherill ran for touchdown runs of 54 and 85 yards in the first half and hit Hunter Jolliff with a 19-yard scoring pass in the second quarter. He capped the scoring with a 22-yard aerial to Jolliff with 1:01 left in the game.
The two teams combined for 794 yards of offense.
Danbury (2-1) had 334 yards rushing and 43 passing as Will Tibbels led the way with 211 yards rushing on 30 carries.
Wetherill was 10 of 22 passing for 222 yards for the Polar Bears (1-2).
Danbury 8 6 6 8 — 28
Hardin Northern 6 13 0 7 — 26
DAN — Shortridge 10 run (Shortridge pass from Conrad)
HN — Wetherill 54 run (pass failed)
HN — Wetherill 85 run (kick failed)
DAN — Tibbels 1 run (run failed)
HN — Jolliff 19 pass from Wetherill (Pees kick)
DAN — Conrad 2 run (run failed)
DAN — Shortridge 9 run (Perran pass from Conrad)
HN — Jolliff 22 pass from Wetherill (Pees kick)
LIMA BATH 10
LIMA — Jasper Scarberry and Danny Rosales combined for all five of Ottawa-Glandorf’s touchdowns in a 35-10 beatdown of Lima Bath on Friday.
Scarberry paced a strong rushing attack for the Titans (2-1) with 129 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. Rosales added two scores of his own, taking each of his two carries into the end zone. Rosales added an interception return for a TD late in the first quarter.
Cyrus Burden and Carter Parlapiano connected on a 5-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter for the Wildcats’ (0-3) lone TD.
Ottawa-Glandorf 14 0 7 14 — 35
Lima Bath 0 3 0 7 — 10
O-G — Scarberry 10 run (Rosengarten kick)
O-G — Rosales interception return (Rosengarten kick)
Bath — Liles 30 FG
O-G — Scarberry 11 run (Rosengarten kick)
O-G — Rosales 2 run (Rosengarten kick)
Bath — Parlapiano 5 pass from Burden (Liles kick)
O-G — Rosales 25 run (Rosengarten kick)
BLUFFTON — Bluffton did not shy away from the ground game on Friday, but Ayersville bottled up the Pirate running backs in a 21-13 nonconference win at Harmon Field.
Workhorse back DeAndre Nassar scored from 8 yards out to tie the game at 7-7 in the second quarter, but finished with just 29 yards on his other 10 carries for Bluffton (1-2).
The Pirates totaled 100 yards on 41 carries.
Logan Rhodes led the Pirates with 97 yards on five receptions, including a 7-yard TD catch late in the fourth quarter.
Sam McGuire carried Ayersville (2-1) with 305 total yards of offense. The quarterback tossed for 176 yards with 8- and 13-yard TDs to Caden Brown. McGuire added a game-high 129 yards and a score on 19 carries.
Ayersville 7 6 0 8 — 21
Bluffton 0 7 0 6 — 13
A — Brown 8 pass from McGuire (Trevino kick)
BLU — Nassar 8 run (Koontz kick)
A — Brown 13 pass from McGuire (kick failed)
A — McGuire 55 run (Froelich kick)
BLU — Rhodes 7 pass from Schaadt (kick failed)
UPPER SANDUSKY 0
UPPER SANDUSKY — Galion’s Elias Middleton ran for four scores and passed for one as the Tigers racked up a 34-0 win over former Northern Ohio League rival Upper Sandusky in nonconference action.
Middleton scored on runs of 16 and 2 yards in the first quarter and added a 69-yard scamper in the second frame for the Tigers (2-1).
Galion put the game away with a pair of fourth-quarter scores. Middleton fired a 6-yard scoring pass to Jackson Staton and added a 65-yard touchdown jaunt to cap the scoring.
Upper Sandusky (2-1) was hamstrung by six turnovers. The Rams, who fumbled the ball away five times and threw an interception, failed to score despite racking up 325 yards of offense.
Galion finished with 414 yards of offense. Middleton carried the ball 15 times for 185 yards and was 10 of 15 passing for 176.
Nate McMillan led Upper Sandusky with 27 carries for 128 yards.
Galion 13 7 0 14 — 34
Upper Sandusky 0 0 0 0 — 0
GAL — Middleton 16 run (Pittman kick)
GAL — Elias Middleton 2 run (kick failed)
GAL — Middleton 69 run (Pittman kick)
GAL — Staton 6 pass from Middleton (Pittman kick)
GAL — Middleton 65 run (Pittman kick)
GIBSONBURG — Keith Jenkins ran for one score and threw for another as Mohawk snapped a scoreless deadlock with 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Warriors blanked Gibsonburg 16-0 in a nonconference game Friday night.
With the win, Mohawk enters Northern 10 Conference play next week at Carey with a 3-0 record. Gibsonburg fell to 2-1.
Kedryk Leeth got the Warriors on the board first with a 23-yard field goal.
Jenkins intercepted a pass to set up a 21-yard touchdown strike he threw to Zach Hayman. Jenkins tacked on an 8-yard scoring run to put the game away late in the fourth quarter.
Gibsonburg 0 0 0 0 — 0
Mohawk 0 0 0 16 — 16
MOH — K. Leeth 23 FG
MOH — Z. Hayman 21 pass from Jenkins (K. Leeth kick)
MOH — Jenkins 8 run (kick failed)
TIFFIN CALVERT 33
NORWALK ST. PAUL 14
NORWALK — Tiffin Calvert trailed Norwalk St. Paul by a touchdown at halftime, but put it all together in the second half to throttle the Flyers 33-14 in a nonconference game at Whitney Field.
With the win, the Senecas enter next week’s Sandusky Bay Conference River Division opener at 3-0.
Norwalk St. Paul had a 29-game regular-season win streak snapped and fell to 2-1 as the Flyer begin defense of their Firelands Conference championship next week.
Tiffin Calvert quarterback Trenton Cooper did most of the damage as he scored on runs of 11, 40, 4 and 93 yards. Aaron Rombach also added a score on a 1-yard run as the Senecas outscored the Flyers 27-0 in the second half.
Tiffin Calvert’s final two scoring drives in the fourth quarter came after stopping the Flyers inside of the Senecas’ 5-yardline twice.
The Flyers’ Cam Caizzo scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter while Jake Griffin added a 3-yard scoring pass to Eric Crabbs in the second frame.
Tiffin Calvert 0 6 14 13 — 33
Norwalk St. Paul 7 7 0 0 — 14
NSP — Caizzo 1 run (kick good)
TC — Cooper 11 run (kick failed)
NSP — Crabbs 3 pass from Griffin (kick good)
TC — Robach 1 run (Jones run)
TC — Cooper 40 run (run failed)
TC — Cooper 4 run (kick failed)
TC — Cooper 93 run (kick good)
MOUNT VICTORY — Lakota had little trouble Friday posting its second straight win, manhandling Ridgemont 58-6 in a nonconference football encounter Friday night.
The victory, which leaves the Raiders 2-1 on the season, came on the heels of a 26-19 victory over Elmwood a week earlier.
Lakota will close out its nonconference slate next Friday by hosting Willard (1-2) and then open Sandusky Bay Conference River Division a week later at Sandusky St. Mary.
SENECA EAST 30
ATTICA — Elmwood will continue to seek its first victory of the season after taking a 30-6 beating from Seneca East on Friday night in nonconference play.
The Tigers improved their record to 3-0, while the Royals dropped to 0-3.