Week 5 Roundup: Braves fall in CBC thriller

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Jonathan Alder High School quarterback J.T. Keith threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Jackson Izzard with 25 seconds remaining to lift the Pioneers to a 38-31 victory over Shawnee on Friday night in Springfield.

Shawnee senior quarterback Drew Mitch threw for 352 yards and four TDs, including a 57-yard TD pass to Tyler Mercer with 3:36 remaining to tie the score at 31.

The Braves trailed 24-10 with five minutes remaining in the third quarter. Mitch hit senior Jamon Miller on a 19-yard TD pass to pull the Braves within seven points with 18 seconds remaining in the third quarter. The Pioneers scored on its next possession to take a 31-17 lead, but Mitch hit Cameron Brucker on a 42-yard TD pass to make it 31-24.

Brucker caught four passes for 162 yards and two TDs for the Braves (3-2, 2-2 CBC Kenton Trail). The Braves travel to Kenton Ridge in Week 6.

Jonathan Alder (5-0, 4-0) hosts London (5-0, 4-0) with the CBC Kenton Trail Division title on the line next week. London beat Bellefontaine 50-14.

West Liberty-Salem 41, Northeastern 40, 2OT: Sophomore quarterback Cade Houseman threw for 180 yards and two TDs and rushed for 111 yards and two TDs for the Jets (1-4, 0-4 OHC North).

Trailing 20-6 at the half, Houseman found Jake Nichols on a 27-yard TD pass with 1:07 remaining to send the game to overtime with the score tied at 27.

In the first OT, Nichols scored on a 1-yard run for the Jets. West Liberty-Salem countered with a four-yard TD pass from Christian Griffith to Nick Burden to force a second OT.

Griffith hit Trevor Berry from eight yards out to give the Tigers a 41-34 lead. Northeastern got the ball back and scored on a five-yard run by Houseman, but the two-point attempt was no good.

Nichols caught three passes for 53 yards and two TDs and rushed for 38 yards and two TDs for Northeastern. The Jets host Triad in Week 6.

Griffith threw for 238 yards and five TDs for the Tigers (3-2, 2-2), while Burden caught 12 passes for 131 yards and three TDs.

Graham 28, Indian Lake 27, OT: Brady King threw for 155 yards and three TDs as the Falcons clinched its first Central Buckeye Conference Mad River Division championship since 2009.

Trailing 14-7 in the fourth quarter, the Falcons' Jason Howard returned a kickoff 96 yards to tie the score at 14.

With 2:28 remaining, King threw a six-yard TD pass to Trace Braun to give the Falcons a 21-14 lead.

The Lakers sent the game to overtime with 10 seconds remaining on a four-yard pass from Caleb Wurster to Elijah Slagle.

Graham took a 28-21 lead in the first OT on an eight-yard pass from King to Braun. The Lakers scored on a 20-yard run by Slagle, but Wurster’s two-point conversion attempt to win the game fell short.

Graham improved to 5-0 and 4-0 in the CBC Mad River.

Tecumseh 28, Kenton Ridge 10: The Arrows scored 21 points in the second half to beat their Clark County rivals in a CBC Kenton Trail division game.

Tecumseh senior Wyatt Fergusuon rushed for two touchdowns for the Arrows (2-3, 1-3), while junior Braden Berner rushed for a TD and returned a fumble for another score.

Kenton Ridge’s Lane Roberts scored the lone TD for the Cougars (0-5, 0-4), while Brandon Gibson added a field goal.

Benjamin Logan 47, Northwestern 14: Kolten Berner rushed for a 34-yard TD in the third quarter to bring the Warriors within six points, but the Raiders scored four straight TDs to seal the victory.

Northwestern’s Ed Boehmer returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown for the Warriors (1-4, 1-3 CBC Mad River). Northwestern hosts Graham next week.

West Jefferson 26, Triad 14: Ayden Sanford returned a kickoff 93 yards for a TD as Triad fell to 1-4 and 0-4 in the OHC North.

Coleman Hauck threw a 70-yard TD pass to Sanford in the fourth quarter.

Greeneview 41, Madison Plains 14: Dakota Mangan ran for 129 yards and a TD as the Rams improved to 4-1 and 4-0 in the OHC South Division. Cole Dehaven threw for 139 yards and a TD, while Carter Williams had three receptions for 103 yards and a TD.

Greenon 42, Southeastern 0: Bass Moore caught two TDs and Trevor Stewart rushed for two TDs as the Knights improved to 4-1 and 4-0 in the OHC South.

They’ll travel to Greeneview next week with the division title on the line.

Southeastern is 1-4 and 1-3. They host Cedarville next week.

Cedarville 36, Catholic Central 14: The Indians improved to 1-4 and 1-3 in the OHC South. Catholic Central (0-5, 0-4) travels to Madison Plains in Week 6.

North Union 50, Urbana 7: The Hillclimbers fell to 0-5 and 0-4 in the CBC Mad River.

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