SIDNEY — The Lehman Cavaliers made it three straight wins Friday night against Lima Perry at Sidney Memorial Stadium, rolling to a 48-20 victory.
The win gave the Cavaliers a 2-0 mark in the Northwest Central Conference and a 3-2 mark overall heading into a game against Riverside Friday at Piqua.
The game started well for the Cavaliers as they recovered a fumble on the first play of the game at the Lima Perry 23. Owen Smith run the ball to the one, and Elliott Gilardi then passed to Kam Lee from a yard out for a 7-0 lead.
Perry drove to the Cavaliers 25 on its next possession but went backward from there and punted into the endzone.
Lehman took over at the 20, and two plays later, Perry intercepted a pass. But the Cavs held, only to fumble the ball away, with the Commodores recovering on the Lehman 19.
This time, Perry reached paydirt, on a 6-yard pass to make it 7-6.
But the Cavs got going after that, with Smith scoring from three yards out after a long pass from Gilardi to Dylan Arnold put the ball at the Perry 29. Then on the next series, Gilardi hit Jared Rourke for a touchdown and a 21-6 lead.
Perry threatened, but late in the half the Cavaliers drove 80 yards with under two minutes to play to score a key touchdown on a 6-yard pass to Rourke for a 28-6 halftime lead.
UNION CITY — Now things get interesting for Miami East.
After a blowout 70-0 victory at winless Mississinawa Valley in Cross County Conference play Friday night, the Vikings (4-1, 4-0 CCC) will return home in Week 6 to host Bethel, the beginning of five straight games against teams with winning records to end the season.
Levi Adducchio had two of his four touchdown runs in the first quarter alone against the Blackhawks, scoring on runs of 1 and 30 yards. Arron Adams added a 27-yard touchdown and a 1-yarder, and the Vikings led 28-0 after one. Adducchio then broke a 30-yard touchdown, Adams scored on an 11-yarder and Justin Brown broke a 57-yarder to make it 49-0 at halftime.
Adducchio scored one last time, a 69-yard run, to start the third, Adams ran in his fourth score of the night on a 1-yarder and Vincent Villella added a 34-yard score, then Jacob Brown scored on a 14-yard run in the fourth to put an end to the night.
Adducchio finished with 208 yards on only six carries, Adams had 136 yards on 14 carries and Justin Brown had 99 yards on five carries. Villella added 72 yards on three carries and Jacob Brown had 32 yards on four carries.
DAYTON — The Bradford football team lost to Northridge 48-0 Friday.
Bradford will host Manchester Friday night.
MARIA STEIN – The Versailles football team fell to 2-3 on the season with a 28-7 loss on Friday to the Marion Local Flyers.
The loss puts Versailles in danger of not making the playoffs. The Tigers still face defending state champions in Fort Recovery and Coldwater.
The Flyers used a strong run defense, holding Versailles to 35 yards on the ground on 29 carries, to defeat the Tigers. The Tiger defense played well but with the offense struggling was on the field most of the night.
“I thought defensively we played tough,” Coach Adam Miller said. “Offensively we didn’t do anything to help the defense out.”
The Flyers scored twice in the first half while holding the Tigers scoreless, taking a 14-0 lead into halftime.
The Tiger offense did score on a 17-yard pass from Keaton McEldowney to Sam Barga late in the third quarter. The momentum was short lived as Nate Moeller returned the ensuing kickoff to the Tiger 29-yard line.
“Special teams were huge. We had a breakdown,” Miller said. “We know we are capable of great things, when we decide to do them.”
The Flyers scored on the possession to go up 21-7. The Flyers scored again in the fourth quarter to take a 28-7 lead and essentially put the game out of reach for the Tigers.
Versailles will host Fort Recovery on Friday in a game that could put the Tigers back in playoff contention with a win. The Indians come into the game at 4-1 with their loss being to Coldwater. Fort Recovery is the defending Division VII state champion.