Clermont Northeastern, Glen Este, Milford, and New Richmond were Clermont County’s winners for the opening week of the 2010 season of high school varsity football competition.
All nine of the games were of the non-conference confrontations.
Clermont Northeastern returned from Cincinnati Country Day with a 19-14 victory. The Rockets rallied in the final 12 minutes to emerge with the triumph over the Indians after the Blue and Gold was in arrears following the first three rests 7-0, 14-6, and 14-12.
Glen Este defeated arch-rival Amelia 43-14 at the barony. Following a scoreless first quarter, the Trojans led at the end of the other stops 28-6 and 28-14. Austin Duncanson scored four times for GE on runs of nine, eight, and three yards, and on a 35-yard pass link-up from Shane Seckman. A senior running back, Duncanson lugged the pigskin a total of 21 times for 158 yards. Other Glen Este tallies were registered by Alec Scardina on an eight-yard run and Josh Buttrick on a 21-yard pass from Seckman. Jerdin Louiso kicked five points after and Seth Woods recorded a safety. Amelia's touchdowns were achieved by Zac Hultz on an 80-yard kickoff return and Scott Weaver on a four-yard run. Justin Andler and Tyler Scharf shared honors for recording a safety.
Milford breezed by the Hughes Big Red 56-6 on the losers' turf. The Clermont countians were in the forefront at each intermission 32-0, 53-0, and 56-0. Senior running Nathan Termuhlen enjoyed a career-making night by scoring five touchdowns on runs of 70, one, seven, 10, and 12 yards. He rushed only nine more times for just a total of 14 carries for an impressive 220 yards. Shawn Taylor tallied on a 32-yard burst and Ben Hittner on a two-yard dive. Zach Cook kicked a 35-yard field goal. Hittner rushed for two extra points, Taylor and Brian Wolbers hauled in Frank Sullivan aerials for two more apiece, and Jake Costa kicked and extra three extra points.
New Richmond easily disposed of Deer Park's Wildcats 48-13 before a very happy home crowd. The Red and Black shared a 6-both first quarter tally, but steadily pulled away the rest of the way 28-6 and 48-6. Senior quarterback Garrett Myers struck pay dirt three times on runs of 14, 10, and 14 yards. Austin Warden sprinted in from 78 yards out, Nick Hill on a 20-yard dash, Nick Williams on a 10-yard spurt, and Myers threw a 24-yard aerial to Joey McCabe for yet another Lions' six-pointer. Zach Ritter kicked four extra points and Hill ran for two more.
Batavia had few problems scoring its own points, but a lot of trouble keeping the Mustangs' offense out of the end zone as the Bulldogs lost at home to Madeira 49-20. The visitors led at each rest 14-0, 35-6, and 49-13. Zainn Ison accounted for two of the Green and White's touchdowns on a 65 yard pass to Gabe Archer and a 10-yard rush of his own. Ryan Gormley crossed the goal line from five yards out. Jordan Richardson kicked two additional points for the Clermont countians.
Bethel-Tate performed a very solid first half, but faltered in the second half to lose to the visiting Mariemont Warriors 41-12. The Blue and Gold was in the lead after each stanza 13-12, 21-12, and 34-12. Zach Mullins scored both touchdowns for the Red and Gray on rushes of five and four yards.
Goshen found Ross not to be a very hospitable host as the Rams routed the Red and Gray 21-0. The home boys
held quarter advantages of 6-0, 6-0, and 14-0.
Williamsburg was whitewashed by Summit Country Day 28-0. The visiting Silver Knights were in control at each intermission 7-0, 14-0, and 28-0.