Ashland outlasts River Valley in overtime classic
Ashland used overtime to slip past River Valley 26-20 in an Ohio high school football matchup on Aug. 18.
The first quarter gave Ashland a 20-7 lead over River Valley.
Neither squad could muster points in the second quarter.
River Valley stemmed the tide in the third quarter by closing the gap to 20-14.
Nothing was decided in the fourth quarter, with the Arrows and the Vikings locked in a 20-20 stalemate.
Conditioning showed as Ashland outscored River Valley 6-0 in the first overtime period.
Hillsdale dominates Black River
After a scoreless first quarter, Hillsdale dominated Black River for a 34-8 victory in the season opener for both schools.
The Falcons opened a 13-0 halftime lead, and enjoyed a 20-0 margin after the third period.
Hillsdale tacked on two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter to put the Pirates away for good.
Loudonville pulls away from Mapleton
Loudonville earned its first season-opening win since 2014, dumping Ashland County foe Mapleton 35-20.
The Redbirds opened a 7-0 first-quarter edge, and expanded the gap to 28-8 at halftime.
The Mounties closed to within 28-14 after three periods, but Loudonville controlled the final quarter for the victory.
Clear Fork survives multiple overtimes to defeat Lucas
Clear Fork edged Lucas in a 17-14 extra time thriller in Ohio high school football action on Aug. 18.
Clear Fork opened with a 7-0 advantage over Lucas through the first quarter.
An intermission tie at 7-7 allowed for a respite as both teams looked to regroup in the locker room.
Defense put both offenses in a deep slumber in the third and fourth quarters, with no one scoring.
Nothing was decided in the first overtime period, with Clear Fork and Lucas locked in a 14-14 stalemate.
The Colts got the better of the second overtime-period scoring, finishing the game in style with a 3-0 edge.
Last season, Clear Fork and Lucas faced off on Aug. 19, 2022 at Lucas High School.
Centerburg prevails over Utica
Centerburg dominated Utica 34-7 in an Ohio high school football matchup.
Centerburg moved in front of Utica 14-0 to begin the second quarter.
The Trojans fought to a 21-0 halftime margin at the Redskins’ expense.
The gap remained steady with both teams scoring evenly in the third quarter.
The Trojans put a bow on this victory with a strong fourth-quarter kick, outpointing the Redskins 6-0 in the last stanza.
Last season, Utica and Centerburg faced off on Aug. 19, 2022 at Utica High School.
Danville crushes Worthington Christian
Danville controlled the action to earn an impressive 55-21 win against Worthington Christian on Aug. 18 in Ohio football.
The last time Danville and Worthington Christian played in a 33-17 game on Aug. 19, 2022.
Northmor overwhelms Upper Sandusky
It was a tough night for Upper Sandusky which was overmatched by Northmor in this 42-21 verdict.
East Knox defense stifles Northridge
East Knox sent Northridge home scoreless in a 14-0 decision for an Ohio high school football victory on Aug. 18.
East Knox drew first blood by forging a 7-0 margin over Northridge after the first quarter.
East Knox moved to a 14-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Defense put both offenses in a deep slumber in the second and fourth quarters, with no one scoring.
Last season, East Knox and Northridge faced off on Aug. 19, 2022 at Northridge High School.
Highland allows no points against Fredericktown
Highland sent Fredericktown home scoreless in a 35-0 decision in an Ohio high school football matchup on Aug. 18.
Highland jumped in front of Fredericktown 7-0 to begin the second quarter.
The Fighting Scots registered a 21-0 advantage at halftime over the Freddies.
Highland breathed fire to a 28-0 lead heading into the final quarter.
The clock was the only thing that stopped the Fighting Scots, who enjoyed the upper hand in a 7-0 final quarter, too.
The last time Highland and Fredericktown played in a 17-14 game on Aug. 19, 2022.
Elgin allows no points against Cardington-Lincoln
Defense dominated as Elgin pitched a 30-0 shutout of Cardington-Lincoln in Ohio high school football on Aug. 18.
Elgin drew first blood by forging a 6-0 margin over Cardington-Lincoln after the first quarter.
The Comets registered a 22-0 advantage at intermission over the Pirates.
Elgin jumped to a 30-0 lead heading into the final quarter.
The scoreboard was in hibernation in the fourth quarter, with neither team scoring.
Last season, Elgin and Cardington-Lincoln squared off on Aug. 26, 2022 at Elgin High School.
Monroeville claims victory against Lakota
Monroeville collected a solid win over Lakota in a 27-7 verdict in an Ohio high school football matchup.
The first quarter gave Monroeville a 7-0 lead over Lakota.
The Eagles’ offense darted in front for a 14-0 lead over the Raiders at halftime.
Neither team could dent the scoreboard in the third quarter.
The Eagles held on with a 13-7 scoring edge in the final quarter.
The last time Lakota and Monroeville played in a 21-7 game on Aug. 19, 2022.
Riverdale’s speedy start jolts Bucyrus
Riverdale broke to an early lead and topped Bucyrus 53-8 in Ohio high school football on Aug. 18.
The first quarter gave Riverdale an 18-0 lead over Bucyrus.
The Falcons opened an enormous 39-0 gap over the Redmen at halftime.
The roles reversed in the third quarter as Bucyrus fought to within 45-8.
The clock was the only thing that stopped the Falcons, who enjoyed the upper hand in an 8-0 fourth quarter, too.
Norwalk allows no points against Start
Norwalk’s defense throttled Start, resulting in a 27-0 shutout for an Ohio high school football victory on Aug. 18.
The Truckers registered a 7-0 advantage at intermission over the Spartans.
Each offense authored its Rip Van Winkle imitation, napping through barren first and third quarters.
The Truckers got the better of the final-quarter scoring, finishing the game in style with a 20-0 edge.
Ontario escapes Lexington in thin win
Ontario edged Lexington 17-14 in a close encounter of the athletic kind at Lexington High on Aug. 18 in Ohio football action.
The two teams dueled to an even start, with Ontario and Lexington settling for a 7-7 first-quarter knot.
Offense was nothing but a rumor in the second quarter, as neither squad scored.
Nothing was decided in the third quarter, with Ontario and Lexington locked in a 14-14 stalemate.
The Warriors held on with a 3-0 scoring edge in the final quarter.
Last season, Ontario and Lexington squared off on Aug. 18, 2022 at Ontario High School.
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