Five of Clermont County’s varsity football teams emerged with victories on Friday Night Number Four.
Milford (2-2 overall) had little trouble in walloping Woodward 52-22 in a non-league game in Milford. The Eagles led at each intermission 14-0, 32-6, and 45-14. Senior running back Nathan Termuhlen achieved what may be a Clermont County record by scoring six touchdowns on rushes of eight, four, 15, 10, one, and 10 yards. Senior Frank Sullivan scored twice on a 45-yard pass from Shawn Taylor and a one-yard dive. Termuhlen scored two extra points and senior Jake Costa kicked for two more.
The Red and White amassed 450 total yards.
Amelia (2-2 overall) won its first-ever Southern Buckeye Conference American Division varsity football game by beating Batavia (1-3 overall) 48-0 at the barony. The Blue and White owned quarter advantages of 21-0, 34-0, and 48-0.
Senior running backs Brandon Cafferky and Scotty Weaver both talled two TDS on respective plays of a 12-yard run, a 70-yard pass play from Tanner Owens and 28 and 38 yard runs. Junior running back Cameron Wisby crossed over on a one-yard dive, Owens, senior quarterback, on a 20-yard run, and senior wide receiver Zac Hultz on a 44-yard punt return. Junior Robby Jansen kicked four points after and Owens ran for two more.
Weaver carried nine times for 192 yards and Owens completed three of four passes for 98 yards. Hultz averaged 25 yards per punt return.
Justin Andler, senior linebacker, and sophomore Layton Griefenstine were the leading tacklers.
Goshen (1-3 overall) entered the winners' column for the first time this campaign by upsetting the county's last unbeaten squad, Clermont Northeastern (3-1), 20-12, in a Southern Buckeye Conference non-division duel.
The visiting Warriors scored all 20 points in the first quarter on senior halfback Jamie Ashcraft's runs of 52, eight, and two yards and he passed to sophomore tight end Alex Edwards for the conversion points. Senior quarterback Kenny Thompson passed for both CNE TDs covering 24 yards to senior running back Austin Tieke and a 64-yard flea flicker to senior back and receiver Jacob Hacker in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.
Ashcraft had 209 yards on 29 carries and sophomore halfback Marcus Casey 15 carries for 60 yards.
Ashcraft, senior back Jake Allen, and sophomore back Tim Brewer intercepted passes, sophomore inside linebacker Aaron Worley made 10 tackles, senior tackle T. J. Settles, senior inside linebacker Mike Brusman, and senior outside linebacker Brent Steele made tackles for losses. Goshen head coach Nick Inabnitt singled out senior offensive guard and defensive end Gary Parriman for "a good game."
Senior tailback Dallas Miracle intercepted a pass for CNE, junior Aaron Wright recovered a fumble, and Wright and junior Tyler Chambers recorded sacks.
Glen Este (2-2 overall) returned from Vandalia with a Thursday night victory over Buther High School 26-14. This was a non-league triumph.
The Trojans were in the forefront 13-0 at halftime following a scoreless first quarter against the Aviators and led 20-14 after three periods of play.
Junior running back Alec Scardina enjoyed a good evening crossing the goal line three times for GE on runs of five, one, and five yards. Senior fullback Colin Pittman tallied the other Trojan TD on a 76-yard burst. Junior Jerdon Louiso successfully kicked two conversion points.
New Richmond (2-2 overall) gained an impressive win in Mount Orab over Western Brown 34-21. The scored was knotted at seven and 14 after the first and second periods, respectively, before the Lions led 28-21 after three periods of play.
Junior running back Nick Hill hit paydirt for the winners on two runs of five yards and an 11-yard dash. Senior quarterback Garrett Myers muscled in from the seven to close out the scoring. Senior Sam Ritter successfully kicked three conversion points in this Southern Buckeye Conference American Division duel.
Hill rushed 17 times for 117 yards and Myers 23 for 75 and completed six of eight passes for 60 yards. Senior running back Nick Williams carried 10 times for 56 yards and senior running back Austin Warden hauled in three passes for 23 yards. Senior lineman Marty Mahaffery recovered a fumble, junior defensive backs Hill and Derek Dillow swiped passes and junior linebacker Danny Scholz made 10 tackles and returned a pass interception 53 yards.
Williamsburg (2-2 overall) lost in Lees Creek to East Clinton 22-14. The Wildcats led after the first two halts 14-6 and 13-12, but the home boys took over 20-14 after three periods of play. 'Burg senior quarterback Kevin Keeton scored for the Clermont countians on an 18-yard run and threw a 12-yard pass to junior tight end Anthony Young for the other TD. Jason Zavislak kicked both extra points.
Zavislak, a senior running back, rushed for 23 times for 146 yards and Keeton was 10 of 22 passing for 156 yards. Senior wide receiver Cody Wiedemann caught four aerials for 110 yards. Sophomore linebacker Michael Posey and junior tight end Anthony Young made 14 and 13 tackles, respectively, to pace the 'Cats' defense along with senior cornerback Brandon Boggs and junior cornerback Joe Clowerey, Keeton, and Young, at tight end, who intercepted passes and Young also recovered a fumble.
Bethel-Tate (1-3) ventured to Blanchester and returned from Clinton County with a
33-6 setback in a non-division game of the Southern Buckeye Conference.
The Tigers' touchdown was registered in the third quarter on a 35-yard return of a fumble recovery by senior defensive back Garrett Lang. Junior Jacob Dickhaus kicked the conversion point.