Glen Este is now the only unbeaten varsity football squad in Clermont County. Clermont Northeastern recorded its first victory of the season.
Glen Este 42
Glen Este (4-0) outlasted Turpin 42-35 in a battle of unbeatens on the Spartans’ turf. The Trojans overcame a 12-7 first quarter deficit to knot the game at 21 at the half at 28 going into the final regulation 12 minutes. Donnie Talbott scored for GE on runs of three, one, 22, and five yards. Andrew Keller tossed two TD passes, to Cameron Childs for 10 yards and Brad Griffith for six. Patrick Harder split the uprights on all six conversion kicks.
“I’m pleased with our effort. Our kids have answered all the calls,” said Zak Taylor, GE head coach. “It wasn’t our best game defensively. Our offense carried the charge. Our offensive line put on a clinic.”
Taylor praised the play of running back Donnie Talbott and first-year starters split end Cameron Childs and tight end Brad Griffith. He also lauded the blocking of Jay Post and Cody Bitzer in the backfield.
“Amelia is much improved and they keep getting better and better,” Taylor said of his next opponent.
Clermont Northeastern (1-3) defeated Williamsburg (0-4) 30-12. The Rockets were fueled by the 29-carry, 238-yard effort of Danny Loch. The Blue and Gold led at each intermission 12-0, 18-6, and 24-6. Loch scored on runs of 14, two, and two yards. Trace Voshell tossed two TD passes, to Tyler Sanders for 23 yards and David Cowell for 14 yards. The Wildcats scored on Cody Watson’s 14-yard pass to Brian Brown and Riyad Nunn’s 18-yard return of a fumble recovery.
“We really needed a win