Lehman football pulls out win over Lima Perry

LIMA — Lehman scored in the final minute to pull out a 28-25 win over Lima Perry Friday night on the road.

The Cavalier were trailing 25-20 when they scored in the final minute and ran for a two-point conversion to make it 28-25.

Lehman had 305 yards, including 211 rushing.

Jacob Earhart led the rushing attack with 122 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries.

Quarterback Stephen Monnin completed seven of 17 passes for 94 yards and Dylan Arnold caught three passes for 61 yards. Arnold also ran for one TD and the two-point PAT, while Ian Smith kicked two PATs.

The Cavaliers will play at Riverside Friday.

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COVINGTON — Covington took an early 14-0 lead and never lost it in a 28-14 win over Troy Christian Friday night.

“The kids played really hard,” Covington coach Dave Miller said. “We made some mistakes, but that’s a good football team. To come out with a win tonight, it felt good.”

Covington quarterback Nathan Blei opened the scoring on a 17-yard run and kicked the first of his four PATs.

Ethan Herron had a 20-yard TD run to make it 14-0.

In the third quarter — with Covington leading 14-7 — Blei made his only pass of the night count. He connected with Herron on a 68-yard scoring strike.

After the Eagles had closed within 21-14, Jared Williams ran 35 yards for the final score of the night.

Williams led the Covington rushing attack with 113 yards on 12 carries, while Herron had 55 on seven carries.

Covington will host Tri-County North Friday.

East rolls

past MV

CASSTOWN — With the first half of the season now officially over, Miami East’s true test begins.

“Everyone talks about running the gauntlet in the Cross County Conference. This is our gauntlet,” Miami East coach Max Current said. “It’s going to get really tough after tonight.”

Miami East finished the first half of the year 4-1, 4-0 in the CCC, with a dominant performance on homecoming night, a 48-7 victory over visiting winless Mississinawa Valley Friday.

Kurt Brower ran for 207 yards and four touchdowns on only 10 carries, scoring on runs of 8, 3, 35 and 76 yards. Arron Adams had three carries for 103 yards and a 50-yard touchdown, Logan May had four carries for 73 yards and a 32-yard score and Levi Adducchio had five carries for 76 yards and a 54-yard score.

By the time halftime arrived, the Vikings led 48-0, and their starters didn’t see the field in the second half. Miami East piled up 555 rushing yards and none through the air.

The Vikings travel to Bethel in Week 6, the beginning of a stretch of five opponents with a combined record of 17-6.

“Kurt, Logan, all of our backs ran hard tonight,” Current said. “We got good blocking out of the line, and the kids looked aggressive tonight. Our schedule gets really tough now, though. The next five games are going to make or break our season.”

Tigers fall to

defending champs

VERSAILLES – The Versailles football team had costly turnovers that cost the Tigers a chance at a victory over the visiting Minster Wildcats.

Versailles threw five interceptions Friday night, and the Tigers held a 12-6 lead in the third quarter before falling 20-12. The Tigers had chances to win but could not capitalize on the opportunities against the defending Division VI state champions.

Jared Niekamp threw a five-yard TD pass to Corey Dieringer and Collin Peters ran seven yards for a score to give Versailles a 12-6 lead in the third quarter, but the Tigers were unable to hold on.