Clermont Northeastern is the only unbeaten Clermont County high school varsity football squad remaining after just two weeks of competition. Amelia and Williamsburg have joined the winners’ column due to victories last Friday night.
Clermont Northeastern (2-0 overall) defeated Bethel-Tate (0-2 overall) 33-7 near Owensville in a non-division game of the Southern Buckeye Conference. The Rockets led at each intermission 6-0, 19-0, and 26-7. Senior running back Jake Hacker scored three of the touchdowns for CNE on runs of 46, three, and 20 yards. For the evening he carried the ball 24 times for 180 yards. Senior quarterback Kenny Thompson scored the first and last touchdowns for the Blue and Gold on rushes of one and four yards and he kicked three conversion points. Matt Small scored the TD for the Tigers on a 38-yard pass link-up from Erik Shinkle and Jacob Dickhaus kicked the point after.
Williamsburg (1-1 overall) made a long, but happy trip back home following a victory over the Paint Valley Bearcats, near Bainbridge, Ohio. The Wildcats tallied a total of 31 points (seven in the first quarter, three in the second, 14 in the third, and seven in the fourth). Senior running Jason Zavislak accounted for two of the six-pointers on runs of seven and 16 yards, Brandon Boggs returned a kickoff 76 yards for another TD and Kevin Keeton concluded the scoring barrage on a 14-yard gallop. Senior place kicker Dane Weeks kicked a 40-yard field goal and was accurate on the four conversion kicks.
Glen Este (1-1 overall) lost a closely-fought battle to visiting Lakota East 24-21 in a non-conference confrontation. The Trojans led 7-0 and 14-7 after the first two periods before the Thunderhawks gained the lead 24-14 going into the last stanza. Senior running back Austin Duncanson scored for the Purple and White on a 26-yard pass from Shane Seckman and on a 21-yard sprint. Alec Scardina scored the other TD for GE on a five-yard reception from Seckman. Jerdon Louiso kicked the three conversion points successfully. Glen Este's Calvin Holloway recovered a fumble, Corey Goedde intercepted a pass, and Matt Jones sacked the enemy once.
Milford (1-1 overall) lost a non-division Fort Ancient Valley Conference encounter at Kings 38-18. The Eagles staged a strong second half, but trailed after each quarter 7-0, 31-0 and 31-6. Senior running back Nathan Termuhlen rushed over the goal line twice from one and four yards out. Nathan D'Orazio began the scoring for the Red and White on a 52-yard pass play from Frank Sullivan. Termuhlen lugged the pigskin 17 times for 114 yards, Shawn Taylor averaged 14.5 yards per carry, Sullivan completed 13 passes for 176 yards, and D'Orazio caught four of the aerials for 79 yards. Sacks were made by Adam Chacksfield, Ryan Golden, Robert Overbeck, and Chris Hoyas.
New Richmond (1-1 overall) was whitewashed by McNicholas 17-0. In this non-conference showdown the visiting Rockets owned second and third quarter advantages of 7-0 and 14-0 following a scoreless first quarter.
Goshen (0-2 overall) lost in Morrow to next-door neighbor Little Miami 20-17 in a non-conference dual.The Warriors never recovered from spotting the Panthers first and second quarter leads of 6-0, and 13-0 and they trailed going into the final period 13-2. Accounting for the touchdowns for the Clermont countians were Jamie Ashcraft on a seven-yard sprint and Marcus Casey on a 16-yard pass play from Alex Owens. Collin Murphy successfully kicked both extra points. T. J. Settles made a quarterback sack.
Batavia (0-2) lost a non-conference battle at Mariemont 49-14. The Bulldogs tied the Warriors at 7-both after the first quarter, but trailed the remainder of the game 35-7 and 42-7. Scoring for the Green and White was senior running back David Lenhardt on romps of 47 and five yards. The conversion points were kicked by Jordan Richardson and Luke Bradburn.