Roundup: Waverly and Piketon halt losing skids with blowout wins

Waverly 60, Valley 7:

The losing streak is no more. Waverly picked up its first win in Southern Ohio Conference play after decimating Valley on Friday night.

Waverly's defense had perhaps its best outing of the year. It held Valley to 291 yards of total offense on 72 plays, racked up two sacks and picked off Valley quarterbacks three separate times.

Mason Kelly passed for 275 yards and three touchdowns, and he completed 12 of his 20 pass attempts. Kelly's three touchdown passes landed in the hands of Hudson Kelly, Kody Swords and Wyatt Crabtree. Jase Hurd picked up three touchdowns of his own after rushing for 106 yards, and Creed Smith capped off his 80 total rushing yards with a 75-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Paint Valley 38, Huntington 26:

The Bearcats retained their perfect conference record after defeating the Huntsmen at Earl Knight Field. Dom Chambers led the team with 184 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, while Braylon Robertson picked up 83 yards on 11 carries.

Cavan Cooper completed just four of his 10 pass attempts, but he made up for it with two passing touchdowns to Bryson Dunham and Dax Estep. He also picked up 95 rushing yards and two touchdowns of his own.

Despite trailing by 20 points at the half, the Huntsmen weren't far from a comeback. They scored 20 points of their own after halftime, guided by two rushing touchdowns from Bryce Kohn and a touchdown reception by Lee Rucker. The Huntsmen even earned a pick-six after Cooper was intercepted in the third quarter, but it wasn't enough to catch the Bearcats.

Adena 34, Westfall 20:

Nate Dreitzler proved to be at the top of his game after lifting Adena to a win over Westfall on Friday night. The sophomore rushed for 261 yards and two touchdowns, and his performance helped Adena maintain its even conference record.

The running back wasn't alone, however. Austin Magill put the Warriors in the lead after scoring on a 12-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and Daylon Graves scored in the waning seconds of the first half after a 34-yard run into the end zone.

The Mustangs, despite only scoring once in the first half, kept pushing downfield. Bryce Wickline scored on a 17-yard run in the third quarter, and Casey Cline made a 70-yard kickoff return to tack on the final score of the night. Wickline ended Friday with 190 passing yards and a touchdown pass to Trent Walters.

Chillicothe 35, Miami Trace 28:

The Chillicothe Cavaliers defeated the Miami Trace Panthers 35-28 in overtime during a Frontier Athletic Conference matchup on Sept. 30, 2022.
The Chillicothe Cavaliers defeated the Miami Trace Panthers 35-28 in overtime during a Frontier Athletic Conference matchup on Sept. 30, 2022.

The Cavaliers almost slipped in their second conference game after a narrow overtime win over the Panthers. They'd been able to hold the Panthers down for much of the first half, and they'd built a modest 21-12 lead come halftime.

But Miami Trace fought back. It stormed ahead late in the fourth quarter, and Chillicothe didn't respond until Mason Doughty launched a 17-yard pass to Tre King to tie the game with 10 seconds left in regulation. Chillicothe centered itself, and it walked off with another win under its belt after Miles Lewis scored in overtime.

Mason Doughty once again proved himself reliable under center, as he passed for 310 yards on 14 completions. Tayvion Galloway led in receiving with 114 yards on just two catches, and King picked up two touchdown receptions.

Piketon 40, Southeastern 12:

The Redstreaks snapped their four-game losing streak and picked up their first Scioto Valley Conference win of the year after clobbering the Panthers on Friday night.

Caleb Osborne came up big when Piketon needed him. The senior rushed for 81 yards and a season-high four total touchdowns, including a one-yard punch on the opening drive of the game. Alan Austin almost doubled Osborne's rushing yards himself. Austin racked up 165 rushing yards on 16 carries, and he scored Piketon's final touchdown of the night after picking off Southeastern quarterback Joey Pfiefer.

Southeastern, despite often relying on its rushing attack, fared well when Pfiefer utilized his arm. The quarterback passed for 126 yards and a touchdown on 14 completions, and he was only intercepted once.

The Chillicothe Cavaliers defeated the Miami Trace Panthers 35-28 in overtime during a Frontier Athletic Conference matchup on Sept. 30, 2022.
The Chillicothe Cavaliers defeated the Miami Trace Panthers 35-28 in overtime during a Frontier Athletic Conference matchup on Sept. 30, 2022.

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