Football scores from week four
Mount Healthy 38, Talawanda 6
Northwest 35, Ross 23
Harrison 56, Little Miami 6
Western Hills 34, Edgewood 28
Boys' golf conference tournament: Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Weatherwax (9 a.m.)
Girls' tennis conference tournament: Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Edgewood (9 a.m.)
Girls' golf conference tournament: Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Fairfield (9 a.m.)
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Football scores from week three
Talawanda 27, Eaton 10
Western Brown 28, Ross 17
Tecumseh 14, Northwest 9
Badin 42, Edgewood 7
Mount Healthy 34, Glen Este 7
Harrison 45, Anderson 13
Harrison and Mount Healthy stand alone at the top of the conference standings, both remain undefeated at 3-0. Harrison pulled away and won big for the first time this season. Quarterback Jake Weber threw for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Weber also ran 81 yards and two touchdowns. Harrison running back Alex Anderson had 21 carries for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Mitchell Hogue continued to make his presence felt with two more touchdown grabs for the Wildcats.
Mount Healthy is no stranger to 3-0 starts. The Owls outscored host Glen Este 28-0 in the second half. Quarterback David Montgomery rushed for 2 TDs and 77 yards; Hjavier Pitts added 60 yards rushing.
Talawanda senior running back Maurice Thomas (Miami University commit) rushed 29 times for 304 yards and 3 TDs in Friday's 27-10 win over Eaton. Thomas will be tested this Friday going against Mount Healthy, a defense that's been stingy against the run this season.
Ross fell to top-ranked Western Brown Friday night. The Rams led at halftime, but were outscored 21-7 in the second half and didn't score at all in the fourth quarter. Ross senior John Kinkaid had 28 carries for 157 yards and a touchdown.
Northwest and Tecumseh went back and forth in a defensive struggle. The Knights couldn't take a lead late and dropped their first game of the season.
Edgewood struggled to get anything going. The Cougars are at Western Hills on Friday.
Four undefeated teams remain (Harrison, Mount Healthy, Northwest, Ross) after the second week of the football season. Edgewood worked its way into the win column, and Little Miami is still in search.
Final scores from week two:
Harrison 14, Oak Hills 7
Ross 57, Dixie 19
Northwest 23, Troy 0
Mount Healthy 23, Fenwick 7
Western Brown 59, Little Miami 29
Edgewood 17, Franklin 14
Kings 63, Talawanda 35
Edgewood and Harrison both managed to squeak out wins in the final quarter. Edgewood outscored Franklin 11-0 in the fourth quarter; the Cougars’ Curtis Suldovsky kicked a 20-yard field goal with two seconds left to win the game. Edgewood rushed for 260 yards as a team. Harrison now has a pair of tight wins. The Wildcats kept the Highlanders off the scoreboard in the second half, and a 22-yard pass from senior quarterback Jake Weber to junior wide receiver Mitchell Hogue put the Wildcats up for good.
Ross has steamrolled its first two opponents by a combined score of 98-19. The Rams dominated Dixie in all aspects. Ross quarterback Dustin Foley was 4-of-6 for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Cole Hannon had a rushing touchdown, an 85-yard kickoff return touchdown and an interception return touchdown. Senior John Kinkaid rushed six times for 99 yards and two touchdowns to go with a 71-yard touchdown catch.
Mount Healthy and Northwest again find themselves at 2-0. Mount Healthy avenged its lone 2013 regular season loss by beating Fenwick. The Owls were led by David Montgomery and Hjavier Pitts. Montgomery finished with 126 rushing yards on 25 attempts with a TD, Pitts added 113 on the ground and a TD. Mt. Healthy linebacker Danny Johnson put the game out of reach with a 93-yard fumble recovery for a TD with 3:40 left in the game. A pair of fourth-quarter defensive touchdowns made it look easy for Northwest. Payton Brown returned an interception 55 yards with 3:23 left in the game, only to be outdone by Cortez McGinnis who returned a fumble 61 yards for a score with 0:54 left. McGinnis finished with 92 yards rushing on 16 carries.
Talawanda went toe-to-toe with Kings through three quarters. But, Kings outscored the Braves 21-0 in the fourth quarter. Talawanda running back Maurice Thomas continued his offensive onslaught with 37 rushes for 212 yards and a TD. Thomas also caught two touchdown passes for 82 yards.
Little Miami was able to put up some points in defeat Friday. The Panthers rushed for 257 yards, led by senior Brayden Thornbury’s 146 on 27 carries and a TD.
The girls’ volleyball race remains close. Harrison is the only remaining unbeaten team (in conference play) left. The Wildcats are 7-1 overall, followed by Talawanda at 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the conference. Northwest is very much in the race. The Knigths are 7-1 overall and 3-1 in conference. Ross and Little Miami are just off the pace. Ross is 6-4 overall (2-2) and Little Miami is 6-6 overall (2-3). Mount Healthy (1-6) and Edgewood (1-9) are trying to get rolling.
The boys’ soccer standings are also close. Ross is 4-0-2 overall, but the Rams are 2-0-0 in the conference. Little Miami is 3-0-0 (1-0 in SWOC), Harrison is 3-2-0 (1-0), Talawanda is 2-3-3 (1-1-0). Northwest is an even 4-4-0, but 0-1 in conference. Connor Horne (Northwest) and JT Brown (Talawanda) are currently tied for the conference lead in points with 15. Little Miami’s Connor Wichman is right there also with 12.
Harrison and Ross are at the top of the girls’ soccer standings. Harrison is undefeated at 6-0-0 overall and 2-0 in conference. Ross is 3-3-0 and 2-0 in conference. Edgewood is 5-3-0 overall and 1-1 in conference. Edgewood’s Brittany Marts is leading the conference in total points with 27. Harrison’s Kayla Childs is second with 25.