Glen Este keeps on keeping on as does Goshen; and New Richmond joins the winners’ column this week in Clermont County high school varsity football action.
Glen Este (7-0) clobbered the Comets of Mason 35-13 on the winners’ turf. The Trojans had advantages of 14-7, 21-7, and 28-13 after each quarter. Matt Winegardner intercepted a pitchout and returned it 10 yards for the first GE TD, Kyle Slater scored on a 13-yard run, and Donnie Talbott struck paydirt on runs of 15, one, and 11 yards. Andrew Keller ran for two points after and Patrick Harder kicked three.
“We played well. I’m happy with the whole effort, offensively and defensively,” said GE head coach Zak Taylor. “Donnie Talbott had 207 yards on 37 carries and anytime he does well you know everybody up front is playing well, too.”
The Trojan defense has been extremely stingy and allowed Mason just 13 yards rushing.
Winegardner, Slater, and Shawn Talbott intercepted passes.
“Anderson is the best team we’ve seen all year,” said Taylor of this Friday’s foe.
Goshen (6-1) added another V by beating Bethel-Tate (2-5) in the Tigers’ Den 34-13. The victorious Warriors were on top at the breaks 12-6, 27-6, and 34-6. Billy Whitacre scored for the winners on 49 and 31-yard rushes and ran for two extra points. Christian Hubbard crossed the goal line from nine and 28 yards out. Nick Napier tallied on a 45-yard burst. Ryan Reese kicked two extra points. Bethel’s TDs were made by Cory Roberts on runs of 60 and five yards and Keegan Martin kicked an extra point.
“Billy Whitacre did a fantastic job of running the option for us. It was a typical game for us. We controlled the ball on the ground,” said Warrior chief Mark Slagle of his charges who gained 439 yards rushing. “The defense works real hard. It bends, but it doesn’t break thank goodness.”
Whitacre carred the ball 10 times for 133 yards, Hubbard 13 for 116, and John Strong 11 for 93. Napier, Kyle Toles, and Josh Greer were singled out for their superb blocking.
“I’m unhappy we lost three fumbles. We cannot afford to do this against Blanchester Friday. . . A win over them would assure us of a playoff spot.”
New Richmond (3-4) rejoined the winning with a 34-0 whipping of Williamsburg (0-7). The visiting Lions were in control all the way 14-0, 21-0, and 34-0. Jake Wilson scored on 22 and 34-yard aerials from Cody Reardon. Daniel Garbett scored on a five-yard run, Jake Kools on a 22-yard return of a pass theft, and Mike Dowd on an 11-yard burst. Michael Dean booted four conversion points.
Wilson shagged four Reardon passes for 77 yards and Dowd carried the ball just five times to gain 94 yards. Linebacker Josh Hicks and tackle Chad Wilson had seven tackles apiece.
“We moved the ball well, but the Williamsburg boys played very hard the whole game,” said Lion head mentor Jerry Reardon. “This Friday we’re going to have to concentrate on stopping (Batavia’s Caleb) Corrill and (Andrew) Avery. If we can do that and keep moving the ball well we’ll be alright.”
Amelia (1-6) is playing much better than its record shows. The Barons gave host Wilmington all it could handle before falling 28-21. The Hurrcanes led at each halt 14-7, 21-7, and 28-21. Vinny Terry threw two TD passes for Amelia, 25 yards to David Carr and three yards to Jesse Held. Tyler Boston may have set a school record with his 96-yard kickoff return. Carr kicked three extra points.
Milford (1-6) proved its offense is potent, but the defense needs some work after a 69-27 thrashing by visiting Middletown. Drawing blood for the Eagles were Nick Truesdell on a seven-yard toss from Derek Termuhlen who scored himself from one-yard and 16-yards out. Zach Chalupa added six on an 11-yard run. Nick Thompson kicked three conversion points.
Batavia (2-6) was toppled by East Clinton 42-21. The visiting Astros were ahead at the rests 14-0, 21-7, and 23-13. Caleb Corrill fired a TD pass to Shawn Berger for 13 yards and, himself, rushed 30 and one yard for the other TDs. Jordan Larrison kicked an extra point and Ryan Goldbach caught a Corrill toss for two more.
Corrill set a school record by completing 23 passes (Cleon Lewis had the mark set in 1994). Goldbach’s 11 receptions set another standard (Nathan Bishop had the mark set in 1994).
Clermont Northeastern (3-4) saw its three-game streak of triumphs ended by a 61-7 drubbing by unbeaten Blanchester. Danny Loch accounted for the host Rockets’ touchdown on a 70-yard return of a Wildcat kickoff in the second quarter.