Glen Este, Goshen, New Richmond join winners ranks; Williamsburg ends 23-game losing streak

September 10th, 2007    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Glen Este (1-1) took it to Lakota East 42-26 on the losers’ dirt. The Trojans led at each break 14-13, 21-20, and 35-26 in this non-conference showdown.

Kyle Slater scored for GE on runs of six, 17, and 85 yards, Shawn Talbott on an 88-yard punt return and a 76-yard romp, and Ryan Lehr on an 11-yard pass from Andrew Keller. Patrick Harder kicked six conversion points.

Slater rushed 18 times for 207 yards and Talbott five for 95 to head the offensive statistics.

“We’ve still got a long way to go, but the offensive line played real well and the backs played well away from the ball,” said Zak Taylor, Glen Este head coach.

Goshen (1-1) overpowered East Clinton 24-13 in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division confrontation. The visiting Warriors and the Astros were tied at six after the first quarter and the hosts were up 13-12 at the half before the Red and Gray took over 24-13 after three periods of action. Goshen rushed for all four TDs, three by Billy Whitacre and the other by John Strong. Both men rushed for more than 100 yards.

"The defense shut them out three quarters, they only gave up one touchdown themselves," said Goshen head coach Mark Slagle. "The team did a great job. They made a great stride this week."

New Richmond (1-1) fought a determined Clermont Northeastern (0-2) to a 7-0 first halt advantage and then poured it on from there to win 28-0 in Owensville. This was a Southern Buckeye Conference American Division game. Sophomore fullback Mike Maupin scored each of the Lions' touchdowns on sprints of seven, 46, two, and nine yards. He converted two point after kicks and muscled in for two more extras.

"They played very hard and gathered themselves to play a good second half," said NR head coach Dan Scholz after his first victory. "Mike Maupin did a great job. He rushed for 121 yards. The offensive line in the second half came off the ball really well. The defense held them to 54 total yards."

Williamsburg (1-1) ended a 23-game losing streak by beating Bethel-Tate (0-2) in a Southern Bucvkeye Conference non-division thriller 14-13 on the Tigers' turf. Cody Watson linked up with Josh Ross on a 95-yard pass play and Watson powered in from 31-yards out for the Wildcats' scoring. Mike Ilg kicked both points after. Michael Hill tallied for the Tigers on a pass play from Michael Taylor and Tommy Collopy muscled in on a running play. Keegan Martin kicked an extra point.

Watson was the dominant force in this battle. He completed six of 11 passes for 151 yards and rushed 13 times for 141 yards.

"The kids played real well. They played hard the whole game," said Ron Ogden after his first victory at 'Burg. "I don't expect the kids to give up. They'll keep fighting hard in every game."

Amelia (1-1) was edged by Northwest 14-7 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. The host Knights were on top at each intermission 6-0, 14-0, and 14-0. The Barons' touchdown was made by Fred Ell who hauled in a 45-yard pass from Vinny Terry. Chris Banner kicked the conversion point.

Terry completed 11 passes for the night for 185 yards. Ell caught six of them for 121 yards. Ryan Denehy recovered an enemy fumble for the Blue and White and the defense also intercepted two passes.

Batavia (0-2) came very close to avenging last year's humbling loss at Mariemont, but the visiting Warriors had to fight hard all the way to bring home a slim 7-6 triumph. The Bulldogs drew first blood in the second quarter of this non-conference fray on Andrew Avery's 29-yard catch of Caleb Corrill's 29-yard pass, but missed the conversion boot. The visitors made their TD in the third quarter and their successful conversion kick proved to be the winning point.

Milford (0-2) was shutout at Wyoming 23-0 in a non-conference contest that saw the Cowboys leading just 7-0 at the half and after three quarters of play. The first quarter was a scoreless deadlock.
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