Goshen, varsity football champions of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (SBC-A), beat Bethel-Tate 29-0 before a happy home crowd.
Goshen (7-2 overall 4-0 SBC-A) was ahead of Bethel (4-5, 0-4) at each intermission 14-0, 14-0, and 21-0. Jamie Ashcraft tallied twice for the Red and Gray on rushes of two and one yard, David Prewitt dove over from the one, and Marcus Casey scored on a five-yard run. Josh Webb kicked three conversion points.
“We’re getting better each week,” said Nick Inabnitt, Goshen head coach. “(Senior fullback and middle linebacker David) Prewitt has done a really good job for us. The offensive line has been playing very well, too.” The O-Line includes senior left tackle Charles Murphy, senior left guard Dylan Elmore, senior center Sean Mott, senior right guard Nick Criddle, and senior right tackle Dustin Lacey.
"We need to beat West Carrollton to make the playoffs. We've got a real good shot. It'll be a big challenge for us," said Inabnitt.
New Richmond (8-1, 3-1) had little trouble in disposing of Western Brown 57-14 in Mount Orab in the SBC-A. The Clermont countians were ahead all the way 22-0, 28-14, and 50-14.
Touchdowns were made by Mike Maupin on bursts of 10 and 52 yards and on a seven-yard pass from Garrett Myers. Andrew Nealan scored on romps of 49 and 37 yards, Austin Warden on a 15-yard toss from Myers, Myers on a 60-yard gallop of his own, and Austin Skaggs on a 69-yard run. Zach Ritter kicked five extra points and passed to Warden for two more.
"Our kids played a great game," said Dan Scholz, head coach of the Red and Black.
Williamsburg (3-6) won a non-league game over Landmark Christian 35-0. The home boys were up throughout 14-0, 14-0, and 21-0.
Marcus Barber muscled over the goal line from one an 10 yards out, Caleb Morgan on a 10-yard run, and Keviin Keeton and Jordan Smith on respective returns of pass interceptions covering 27 and 38 yards, respectively. Dane Weeks kicked all five points after.
"They're starting to understand how to finish games successfully. We're coming around as a team," said Scott Lefker, Williamsburg co-head coach. He praised the defensive play of junior tackle Billy Hickey, senior end Kyle Proffitt, and linebackers Miike Ilg and Lance Reeves, both seniors.
Glen Este (4-5, 1-3 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division) lost to the visiting Harrison Wildcats 19-14. After a screless first period, GE led at the next two breaks 7-6 and 7-6.
The Trojans drew first blood on a 14-yard run by Collin Pitman and closed out the scoring on a 45-yard pass play from Shane Seckman to Austin Duncanson. Ryan Apel kicked both conversion poiints.
Milford (5-4, 2-2 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division) lost at unbeaten Anderson 63-21, being behind at each break 8-0, 35-7, and 56-14.
Frank Sullivan and Nathan Termuhlen scored for the visiting Eagles on respective runs of 17 and five yards. Kenny Shields kicked both points after.
Batavia (2-7, 0-3 Southern Buckeye Conference National Division) lost at East Clinton 20-6. John Foster scored for the Bulldogs in the first quarter on a four-yard run.
Amelia (1-8, 0-4 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division) lost at Turpin 38-7. The Blue and White trailed at each halt 17-0, 38-0, and 38-0. Tyler Hogue tallied the Barons' TD on a one-yard plunge. Scotty Weaver kicked the conversion point.
Clermont Northeastern (2-6, 1-3 SBC-A) lost at Blanchester 20-12 in a non-division battle of the Southern Buckeye Conference.