Batavia won its first game of the year and New Richmond and Williamsburg continue to thrash their opponents to highlight Week Eight of the Clermont County high school varsity football scene.
Batavia (1-7 overall, 1-3 Southern Buckeye Conference American Division) outlasted Bethel-Tate (1-7 overall, 1-3 Southern Buckeye Conference American Division) 28-21. The visiting Bulldogs owned leads of 7-0, 21-14, and 21-14 at the end of each quarter.
Zainn Ison, sophomore running back, scored two touchdowns for the victors on a run of eight yards and on a 42-yard pass play with sophomore quarterback Tyler Luginbuhl.
Luginbuhl paced the Green and White's offense converting eight of 10 passes for 140 yards. Sophomore split end Gabe Archer caught five passes for 10 yards. Defensively, Archer recorded a quarterback sack, sophomore middle linebacker Ryan Gormley made 14 tackles and Brausch, at defensive end, made 20 tackles, recovered a fumble, and blocked a kick. Seth Rogers also recorded a sack.
New Richmond (6-2 overall, 4-0 Southern Buckeye Conference American Division) had to come back to overcome a determined Goshen squad (1-7 overall, 1-3 Southern Buckeye Conference American Division) 21-7. The Warriors led after the first 12 minutes 7-0 and the host Red and Black scored all three of its touchdowns in the second quarter.
The visiting Warriors drew first blood in the opening minutes of the game on a 46-yard dash by Jamie Ashcraft and Steve Morris kicked the conversion point. A trio of Lions scored - Austin Warden on a two-yard toss from Derrick Dillow, Garrett Myers on a 33-yard rush, and Joey McCabe on a 49-yard pass from Dillow. Zak Ritter kicked the extra point and Dillow passed for the other two points.
Powering the NR offense was Nick Hill with 11 carries for 93 yards and Myers with 12 rushes for 93 yards. Dillow, junior quarterback, was six of 12 passing for 74 yards and McCabe caught half of them for 69 yards.
Marty Mahaffey, senior lineman, was tough on defense recovering two fumbles, Warden, Danny Scholz, Jacob Gundler, and Alex Horn made the most tackles.
Ashcraft, senior quarterback, lugged the pigskin 13 times for 142 yards to spearhead the Goshen offense.
Williamsburg (6-2 overall, 3-1 Southern Buckeye Conference National Division) beat Clermont Northeastern (3-5 overall, 1-2 Southern Buckeye Conference National Division) 19-7. The host Rockets led 7-0 after the first stanza, the score was 7-7 at the half and 13-7 going into the final 12 minutes.
The Rockets' Clay Cousino drew first blood on a 20-yard run and Derick Schmidt kicked the conversion. Countering for the Wildcats were junior Jacob Edmisten on 14 and 34-yard passes from senior quarterback Kevin Keeton and Matt Richardson on a 34-yard return of a pass interception. Dane Weeks kicked a conversion point.
Keeton was accurate on seven of his 14 passing attempts for 153 yards, Anthony Young, junior tight end, caught four for 80 yards and Edmisten three for 70. Zavislak rushed 21 times for 71 yards.
Michael Posey and Joey Clowerey made 15 and 14 tackles, respectively, to lead the 'Burg defense.
In last week's win versus Bethel-Tate it was not noted that Richardson, junior defensive end, recovered two Tiger fumbles and Clowerey, Weeks, and Zavislak recovered one apiece.
Glen Este (4-4 overall, 2-1 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division) lost its first division battle of the campaign to Anderson 24-7 in a hard-earned victory by the host Redskins. After a scoreless first period, Anderson was on top at the other stops 10-7, and 17-7.
The Trojans took an early 7-3 lead on Austin Duncanson's three-yard plunge and Jerdin Louiso kicked the conversion point.
Amelia (4-4 overall, 2-2 Southern Buckeye Conference American Division) was whipped by Western Brown 28-14 on the Broncos' field. The home boys led 14-9 and 21-7 after a scoreless first quarter.
Accounting for the Barons' six-pointers were Cameron Wisby on a four-yard run and Zach Muncie on a 25-yard pass from Scotty Weaver. Robby Jansen kicked both points after.
Milford (3-5 overall, 0-3 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division) lost a home game to Winton Woods 55-14. The Warriors were in command throughout 14-0, 28-7, and 41-7.
Scoring for the Eagles was Nathan Termuhlen on sprints of 15 and 14 yards. Jake Costa booted both conversion attempts successfully.
Termuhlen, a senior running back, carried the ball 19 times for 94 yards to pace the Red and White's offense. Ryan Golden, a senior, returned four kickoffs for a 32.5 average. Alex Prall, senior back, and Chris Hoyas, junior linebacker, both recovered enemy fumbles.