RIVERSIDE — Greenville suffered its second consecutive close loss to open the season on Friday at Stebbins’ Edmundson Stadium.
The Green Wave took a lead in the third quarter, but the Indians scored the next two touchdowns and held on to win the Miami Valley League crossover contest 49-41.
Junior running back Brock Short set the program’s single-game rushing record. Short, who transferred back to Greenville after spending his first two years at Fairfield High School in Goshen, Indiana, gained 415 rushing yards on 33 carries and scored five TDs.
Short scored on a 10-yard TD run in the third quarter to give the Green Wave a 35-34 lead, but Stebbins’ Nate Keller threw a 75-yard TD pass Rayvonn Harris-Belle with 1:48 left to put the Indians ahead 42-35 after a successful two-point conversion try.
Stebbins’ Omar Holloway scored on a 6-yard run with 11:55 left in the fourth to push the lead to 49-35. Short scored on a 4-yard run later in the quarter to close the gap to eight points after a missed extra-point try, and the Green Wave came no closer.
The squads traded TDs throughout the game. Hayden Bush scored on a 24-yard run in the first quarter for Greenville to give the squad a 7-0 lead.
Neither scored again until the second quarter, and the teams fought to a 21-21 tie at halftime. Short scored on a 1-yard TD run and 75-yard TD run in the quarter. He scored on an 80-yard TD run in the third quarter to give the squad a 28-27 lead.
Bush completed 6-of-11 passes for 67 yards and ran for 53 yards on six carries. Ryan Crampton ran for 74 yards on six carries. Million Bryant caught five passes for 47 yards.
Short led the squad with five tackles. Bryant had one interception and made four tackles.
The Green Wave (0-2, 0-1 MVL Miami), which lost 31-18 to Eaton to open the season, is scheduled to travel to Sidney this Friday to try to reclaim the Little Brown Jug.
Arcanum 43, Twin Valley South 13
The Trojans won their first-ever Western Ohio Athletic Conference game and improved to 2-0 overall with a dominating win on Friday in Arcanum.
Bryce Schondelmyer threw 3- and 25-yard touchdown passes to Ian Baker in the first quarter to give the squad a 14-0 lead, then threw a 50-yard TD pass to Brennen Troutwine in the second quarter and followed with a two-point conversion pass to push the lead to 22-0.
Troutwine hauled in a 20-yard TD pass from Schondelmyer later in the second, and Ian Baker caught a two-point conversion pass to increase the lead to 30-0. The Panthers scored on a 15-yard TD run, but Schondelmyer scored on a 3-yard run before halftime to increase the gap to 30 points before the end of the half to insure the second half would be played with a running clock.
Zade Shank finished Arcanum’s scoring with a 54-yard return for a TD in the fourth quarter.
The Trojans gathered 320 yards of offense. Schondelmyer completed 13-of-28 passes for 222 yards with 4 TDs and ran for 33 yards and one TD on 12 carries. Landon Wagner gained 52 rushing yards on three carries.
Troutwine caught three passes for 85 yards and two TDs while Baker caught three passes for 42 yards and two TDs. Garrett Garno led the team with 5.5 tackles.
Twin Valley South gathered 176 yards of offense.
Arcanum is scheduled to travel to Mississinawa Valley this Friday.
Ansonia 42, Bradford 0
The Tigers crushed the Railroaders in both teams’ first-ever WOAC game on Friday in Bradford.
Peyton Beam scored on a 35-yard TD run in the first quarter and Ian Schmitmeyer returned an interception 27 yards for a TD to give Ansonia a 14-0 lead. Trendon Spence scored on a 62-yard TD run and Exzavier Moody scored on a 53-yard run in the second to push the lead to 28-0.
Eyan Hackler returned a fumble 4 yards for a TD in the third quarter, and Moody finished the scoring on a 3-yard run.
Ansonia gathered 259 yards of offense while Bradford managed 76.
Schmitmeyer completed 3-of-4 passes for 29 yards. Beam caught two passes for 23 yards and ran for 59 yards and one TD on eight carries. Spence gained 78 rushing yards on four carries and scored one TD while Moody gained 72 yards on three carries and scored two TDs.
Keegan Weiss led the Tigers with seven tackles while Garrett Stammen made 6.5 tackles and one sack.
Tucker Miller gained 73 rushing yards for the Railroaders on 29 carries and was second with 11 tackles. Ben Kitts made 11.5 tackles.
Ansonia (1-1, 1-0 WOAC) is scheduled to travel to New Lebanon Dixie this Friday while Bradford (0-2, 0-1) is scheduled to travel to Tri-County North.
Preble Shawnee 26, Tri-Village 14
The Patriots lost a key early-season WOAC matchup on Friday in Camden.
The Arrows scored one touchdown in each the first and second quarter to take a 14-0 halftime lead, but the Patriots tied it in the third.
Braden Keating threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Justin Finkbine and Reed Wehr scored on a 28-yard TD run to tie it 14-14. But Preble Shawnee’s Brayden Doran scored on a 27-yard run in the fourth quarter to give the squad 20-14 lead, then Hunter Crockett scored on a 10-yard TD run later in the quarter to seal the result.
The Arrows gained 339 yards of offense and committed one turnover while Tri-Village gained 214 yards and committed two turnovers.
Keating completed 12-of-22 passes for 171 yards with one TD and two interceptions. Wehr gained 64 yards on 14 carries and scored one TD and caught three passes for 22 yards. Josh Scantland caught six passes for 60 yards while Joshua Randall caught two passes for 56 yards.
Wehr led the squad with 16.5 tackles while Finkbine made 13. Tanner Printz intercepted one pass.
Tri-Village (1-1, 0-1) is scheduled to play at Twin Valley South this Friday.
Versailles 48, Fort Loramie 7
The Tigers took a big early lead and ran away in the second half to win a nonconference game on Friday in Fort Loramie.
Landon Henry scored on a 6-yard touchdown run and Jack Osborne added a 51-yard TD run with 2:59 left in the second quarter to give the Tigers a 14-0 lead. Titus Gehret scored on a 6-yard run in the last minute of the second quarter to push the lead to 21-0 at halftime.
Fort Loramie quickly drove down to start the second half before lightning delayed the game for about 90 minutes. The Redskins scored on a 5-yard run by Caleb Maurer right after play resumed with 10:29 left in the third to cut the gap to 14 points.
Versailles didn’t let it get any closer. Noah McEldowney hauled in a 53-yard touchdown pass from Carson Bey with 8:39 left, then Jack Osborne scored on a 69-yard run with 5:01 left and scored on a 50-yard run with 3:20 left to push the lead to 41-7.
Connor Stonebraker scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with 3:34 left in the fourth to finish the game’s scoring.
The Tigers had 499 yards of offense while Fort Loramie had 249. The Redskins had one turnover.
Bey completed 6-of-12 pass attempts for 108 yards with one touchdown and ran for 72 yards on 10 carries. Osborne gained 204 yards on eight carries and scored two TDs while Henry finished with 59 rushing yards on nine carries and scored two TDs.
Max Gehret led Versailles with seven tackles. Eli McEldowney intercepted one pass.
The Tigers (2-0) are scheduled to open Midwest Athletic Conference play by traveling to Marion Local this Friday.
New Lebanon Dixie 22, Mississinawa Valley 18
Missed extra points cost the Blackhawks in a WOAC loss on Friday in New Lebanon.
Malachi Levesque scored on a 22-yard TD run in the first quarter to give Mississinawa Valley a 6-0 lead after a missed extra point, but the Greyhounds scored the next two TDs to take a 15-6 halftime lead.
Pierce Daniels scored on a 4-yard run in the third quarter to narrow the score to 15-12 after a missed PAT. Dixie scored on a 2-yard run in the fourth to push the lead to 22-12. Matt Pisano caught a 50-yard TD late in the game to cut the final gap to four points.
Levesque completed 8-of-16 pass attempts for 237 yards with one TD and one interception and ran for 48 yards on six carries with one TD. Pisano caught three passes for 145 yards with one TD while Alex Jenkison caught six passes for 92 yards. Daniels gained 22 rushing yards on nine carries.
Tanner Perkins led Mississinawa Valley with 11 tackles while Davion Trump made 8.5 and Anthony Ibarra recorded 7.5.
Mississinawa Valley (0-2, 0-1) is scheduled to host Arcanum this Friday in WOAC action.
Union City 41, Oldenburg Academy 8
The Indians dominated in a game that was called at halftime due to lightning.
Blayne Daniels scored four touchdowns.
Union City (1-1) is scheduled to open Tri-Eastern Conference play this Friday by hosting Hagerstown.