Week 5 Roundup: Kenton Ridge turns shootout with Graham into blowout

Kenton Ridge and Graham got into a shootout in the first half of a Central Buckeye Conference crossover game on Friday night, but it turned into a blowout in the second half. The Cougars scored five straight touchdowns in the second and third quarters and ran away to a 57-26 win.

A 29-yard touchdown run from Austin Brayton and a six-yard run from Cameron VanHoose in the second quarter gave the Falcons a 20-14 lead. Kenton Ridge answered with two touchdowns from Kobe Holtz and Luke Holt before halftime to take the lead, then added three touchdowns in the third to pull away.

It was a big night for Kenton Ridge quarterback Noah Schleinitz. He threw for 104 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 117 yards and one score. Holtz finished with 106 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

The Cougars (3-2) had 383 total yards of offense, and Graham had 316. Brayton accounted for 113 yards on the ground, while quarterback Gage Braun threw for 149 yards.

Fans at the game donated $1600 to Graham elementary student Blake Barr, who is battling a rare form of cancer.

Tecumseh 42, Greenon 8: Tecumseh scored all its points in the first half and cruised to its second-straight win. Gavin Wasson scored three touchdowns for the Arrows, and Kenyon Watson ran for 143 yards and one score. The Knights’ touchdown came in the fourth quarter on a one-yard run by Cooper Chaffin.

Shawnee 35, Northwestern 0: Shawnee snapped a three-game losing streak with a big defensive performance against the Warriors. Northwestern finished with negative three rushing yards in the game, while the Braves ran for 319. Michael Guyer ran for 165 yards and one touchdown and also threw for 115 yards. TJ King caught one touchdown pass for Shawnee and also ran for an 81-yard TD.

Southeastern 27, Cedarville 12: The Trojans scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to come back and earn their first OHC win of the season. After Andrew Lyons tied the game with a field goal, Jay Connor threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Charlie Bertemes and Kenny Smith scored on a touchdown run.

Indian Lake 43, Urbana 7: Alex Jacobs ran for two touchdowns and threw for another in the first half to help the Lakers build a big lead over the Hillclimbers. Nick Dorsey scored the lone touchdown for Urbana, who has lost four in a row.

Mechanicsburg 49, Triad 0: Kaleb Romero threw for three touchdowns and ran for one as the Indians improved to 5-0.

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