Prep Football Roundup: Lemen, Dibert lead KR past Northwestern

Kenton Ridge High School seniors Dylan Lemen and Calvin Dibert connected on three touchdowns as the Cougars beat Northwestern 44-7 on Friday night at Richard L. Phillips Field.

Lemen went 9-for-16 for 251 yards and four touchdowns through the air and rushed for 103 yards on 17 carries and a TD. Dibert caught four passes for 170 yards, including three TDs of 66, 48 and 41 yards.

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The Cougars led 16-7 at halftime and scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to seal the victory.

Drew Miller also caught a 54-yard TD pass and Kaelen Lemen added a rushing score for the Cougars (4-1), who host undefeated Jonathan Alder in the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division opener for both teams next week.

Northwestern’s Ben VanNoord rushed for 131 yards, including a 42-yard TD run in the second quarter. Matthew Hart added two interceptions for the Warriors (2-3), which travel to Urbana for a CBC Mad River Division game next week.

Shawnee 42, Urbana 0: Robie Glass, Matt Guyer, Jaden Hall and Tyler Mercer each had rushing touchdowns as the Braves won their fourth straight game.

Luke Myers returned an interception for a touchdown and Mercer scored on a fumble return for Shawnee (4-1), which travels to Bellefontaine (4-1) for a CBC Kenton Trail Division game next week.

Urbana is 0-5.

Tecumseh 21, Graham 17: Lucas Rodgers scored on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter to give the Arrows their first win of the season.

Rodgers rushed for 123 yards and two TDs on 25 carries for Tecumseh (1-4). Wyatt Ferguson added 88 yards on 24 carries and a TD for the Arrows.

The Falcons took a 17-14 lead in the fourth quarter on an 8-yard run by quarterback Brady King. Graham dropped its second straight game and fell to 2-3 overall. They host Benjamin Logan in a CBC Mad River Division game next week.

West Liberty-Salem 51, Greeneview 6: The Tigers scored 30 points in the second quarter en route to their fifth straight win.

Tigers quarterback Trevor Woodruff went 12-for-16 for 228 yds and two touchdowns and Holden Nease rushed for 161 yards on nine carries and three TDs as West Liberty-Salem wracked up 511 yards of total offense.

Trent Berry and Noah Wilcoxin each rushed for TDs for the Tigers, while Nick Burden and Jace Wade each caught TD passes from Woodruff.

Greeneview’s Craig Schiff scored the lone TD for the Rams (2-3).

Northeastern 26, Cedarville 20: The Jets won their second straight game. Northeastern hosts Fairbanks in the first week of Ohio Heritage Conference North Division play next week.

Cedarville is 0-5.

Fairbanks 63, Catholic Central 6: Mark Thrasher scored the lone touchdown for the Irish (0-5), who travel to Greenon next week.

London 48, Benjamin Logan 6: Joel Abbott hauled in a 21-yard pass from Tanner Perkins for the lone Benjamin Logan (1-4) score. London improved to 5-0.

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