Goshen (6-2 overall, 6-0 Southern Buckeye Conference American Division) grabbed a one-game lead in the Southern Buckeye Conference American football chase by handing New Richmond (7-1, 5-1) its first loss of the year in a very hard-fought, extremely-close showdown at New Richmond.
Following a scoreless first quarter, Goshen grabbed a 7-6 first half lead and this remained the score until the final stanza. Scoring for the Red and Gray, in order, were Marcus Casey on a 54-yard run, David Prewitt on a one-yard plunge, and Matt Arnold on a 34-yard pass from Jamie Ashcraft. Steve Morris kicked all three points after.
Scoring for the Red and Black was Andrew Nealan on an 11-yard sprint and Brian Mazzaro on a 10-yard aerial from Garrett Myers. Mazzaro accounted for the points after on another toss from Myers.
Seven of the Rockets struck paydirt - Josh McGowan on a 17-yard run, David Brausch on a one-yard dive, Aaron Wright on a four-yard dash, Cody Tidwell on a one-yard return of a fumble recovery, Ken Thompson on a 26-yard romp, Austin Tieke on a 40-yard pass from Thompson, and Derick Schmidt on a one-yard dive. Brausch converted five points after.
Williamsburg (2-6, 1-5 Southern Buckeye National Division) nipped Batavia (2-6, 1-4 Southern Buckeye National) 7-6 on the Bulldogs' sod. After a scoreless first half, 'Burg drew first blood in the third stanza on Caleb Morgan's five-yard run followed by Dane Weeks' all-important, game-deciding conversion kick. The Green and White got on the board in the final period on Jon Foster's one-yard plunge, but the kick to tie the score failed.
Milford (5-3, 1-2 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division) lost at Winton Woods 48-17. The Warriors were in the forefront at the end of each quarter 7-3, 35-10, and 41-17.
Kenny Shields began the Eagles' scoring output by kicking a 27-yard field goal. Nathan Termuhlen tallied on a 43-yard burst and a five-yard rush, and Shields kicked both conversion points.
Amelia (1-7, 0-3 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division) was nipped 7-6 by Walnut Hills at the Barons' homecoming. The Eagles scored in the first quarter and the Barons tallied in the final quarter on Tanner Owens' 38-yard romp. The run for the extras was stopped.
Bethel-Tate (4-4, 2-3 Southern Buckeye American) lost a heartbreaker at Western Brown 16-13. Eric Shinkle and Zach Mullins recorded the TDs for the Tigers on rushes of one and four yards, respectively. Spencer Sutter kicked an extra point. The Broncos clinched the conference chiller on a 25-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the contest.
Glen Este (4-4, 1-2 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye) fell before unbeaten Anderson 44-11 on the Trojans' turf. The Redskins were on top after each stop 7-0, 22-3, and 29-3. Ryan Apel kicked a 35-yard field goal to get GE on the board, then the defense recorded a safety. Mike Hogue also tallied muscling in from the one-yard line.