Milford won its first Greater Miami Conference game of the year, Bethel-Tate recorded a long-time awaited victory over New Richmond and Goshen very quickly returned to the winners’ warpath to highlight Week Nine of the Clermont County high school varsity football season.
Milford (2-7) outlasted Hamilton 15-14 in a three-overtime period battle. After a scoreless first half, the visiting Big Blue drew first blood in the third period and the Eagles scored in the fourth quarter on a 5-yard pass from Derek Termuhlen to Koury Johnson and the same combo scored the all-important conversion points. The winning tally was made on a 20-yard aerial from Johnson to Ryan Noe and Nick Thompson kicked the winning conversion point. Johnson powered the Red and White’s offense with 13 carries for 101 yards. Chris Jackson, Kyle Tieman, and Kevin Greany recovered Hamilton fumbles.
Bethel-Tate (3-6) overcame New Richmond (4-5) 15-7 on the winners’ turf. New Richmond drew first blood and led 7-0 after one stanza and 7-3 at the half before the Tigers took over 9-7 after three periods of play. Ryan Jones crossed the goal line for the Red and Gray from 15 and 30 yards out and Keegan Martin kicked a 31-yard field goal. Jake Kools made the Red and Black’s TD and Michael Dean kicked the conversion point.
Goshen (7-2) clobbered Clermont Northeastern (4-5) 47-6 in Owensville. The host Rockets tallied the first TD of the battle on Danny Loch’s 85-yard kickoff return. The Warriors led at each intermission 14-6, 21-6, and 34-6. John Strong struck paydirt three times on runs of one, 57, and five yards. Other Red and Gray six-pointers were made by Billy Whitacre on a 79-yard sprint, Nick Napier on an 11-yard dash, Tanner Hall on a 17-yard toss from Whitacre, and Shawn Larkin muscled in from three yards out. Ryan Reese split the uprights for five points after.
Glen Este (7-2) lost at Harrison 27-10. After a scoreless first 12 minutes, the Trojans were behind after the other breaks 14-3 and 14-10. Patrick Harder’s 35-yard field goal opened the Purple and White’s scoring. Donnie Talbott also tallied for the Trojans on a 10-yard run and Harder kicked the extra point.
Amelia (2-7) was trampled by Turpin 41-6. The visiting Spartans were ahead at each halt 21-0, 41-0, and 41-6. Larry Moore’s 14-yard return of a fumble recovery accounted for the Barons’ scoring.
Batavia (1-8) fell to Western Brown 25-7. The host Bulldogs began the scoring on Caleb Corrill’s two-yard plunge. Jordan Larrison booted the conversion point. The Green and White led after the first quarter and the first half 7-6, but trailed after the three periods of play 19-7.
Williamsburg (0-9) traveled close to three hours to play Upper Scioto Valley of Hardin County and returned with a 48-7 setback from the Rams. Brandon Ballhaus scored the Wildcats’ touchdown on a pass from Adam Schueler and Daniel Sweet kicked the extra point.