BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon dominated the second quarter, had just a couple lapses on defense and got big individual nights from Cody Malone and Jordan Stewart in a 39-19 win Friday over Toledo Christian.
Malone and Stewart each scored in the second quarter as part of a 20-point surge that period to help H-L enter halftime up 26-7.
Malone plowed in from 6 yards out with 7:12 left in the half for his second touchdown in the game and Stewart's 11-yard TD catch of a Derek Runion pass with 23.5 seconds to go came less than 40 seconds after Toledo Christian cut the deficit to 19-7.
Malone's first touchdown came on a 1-yard dive late in the first quarter, and Matt Huth bulled in from a yard out with 4:37 left in the second to put the Chieftains up 19-0.
The Eagles got on the board when Brett Freeman found Matt Brumbaugh on a 40-yard bomb on fourth-and-3 with 1:12 left in the half.
Stewart's touchdown grab a short time later capped 50-yard drive set up by his 49-yard kickoff return.
Malone tacked on a 1-yard TD run in the third period en route to 110 yards on 21 carries for the Chieftains (2-1).
The Eagles (1-2) sandwiched a pair of 2-yard Freeman scoring runs around Runion's 5-yard TD strike to Ryan Lommerse for H-L in the fourth quarter.
Stewart ended with nine catches for 111 yards, helping Runion finish 17 for 26 passing for 238 yards.
Lommerse added three catches for 54 yards.
Meanwhile, the Eagles managed only 91 yards on the ground and 148 through the air.
Freeman had all of the passing yards, but also threw a pick on an 8-for-18 effort.
Brumbaugh (3-63) and Caleb Wotring (3-60) combined for six catches and 123 yards, with a hook-and-lateral play involving those two late in the fourth quarter accounting for 54 yards.
Big Red turns back upset-minded BC
NEW WASHINGTON - Plymouth led 19-0 at halftime and held off Buckeye Central from there Friday for a 27-21 win.
The Bucks got within six points twice (19-13, 27-21) in the second half, but could never overtake Plymouth.
The Big Red built their first-half lead on Chance Butcher's 8-yard run, Hunter Bailey's 7-yard toss to Austin Durbin, a safety, and Tyrell Edmiston's 20-yard field goal and two PAT boots.
Buckeye Central rallied in the third quarter on Alec Baldosser TD runs of 54 and 52 yards to cut the gap to 19-13.
Plymouth answered with 1:26 left in the game on Durbin's 14-yard scoring run.
The Bucks closed the scoring with 7 seconds to go on Tyler Trapp's 12-yard throw to Denver Wright and Cole Stacklin's conversion run.
Baldosser ended with 170 yards on 10 carries for the Bucks, while the Big Red got 25 carries and 108 yards from Butcher.
Pirates gang up on Redmen
SANDUSKY - Eight different Sandusky Perkins players scored a touchdown Friday as the Pirates walloped winless Fostoria 65-6.
David Doster and John Workman were the only Pirates who each figured in more than one TD.
Doster completed both of his passes for scores, hooking up with Kyle Lewis on a 37-yard strike in the first quarter and Chase Green for 13 yards in the second.
Workman bulled in from 4 yards out in the first and sprinted 63 yards in the second period for Perkins (3-0).
Dale Irby added a 47-yard punt return for a score in the opening period, and Seth Boggs had a 14-yard TD run in the second.
The Pirates also utilized Treyvon Moore's 58-yard gallop, a safety and a Ryan Harris 5-yard run in the third quarter, and David Wood's 1-yard plunge in the fourth.
The Redmen (0-3) avoided the shutout on Tysen Latta's 76-yard run in the fourth quarter. He led everyone with 118 yards on eight carries.
Workman ran three times for 84 yards for Perkins, and Moore had two carries for 78 yards.
Devils-May-Care with first win of the season
CAREY - The Blue Devils finally have that first win monkey off their back with a commanding 62-12 victory over Riverdale Friday night.
Carey rolled up 522 yards of offense with Bryan Powers leading the charge. Powers rushed for two touchdowns, caught a scoring pass and topped off his night with a 93-yard kickoff return for a TD.
Matt Holsinger threw two TD passes and ran 8 yards for a score to put Carey ahead 14-6 in the first half. Holsinger connected with Satchel Strahm for two more touchdowns to end the half.
Riverdale was held scoreless until the fourth quarter.
Seneca East bound and down on Monroeville
ATTICA - Talk about consistency. Seneca East never laid off the gas as it sped past Monroeville 42-18.
The Tigers (2-1) started off well against Monroeville with a first quarter touchdown off a 7-yard rush by quarterback Ethan Caudill.
Adam Hall started to warm up in the second quarter with a 26-yard pass from Caudill for a touchdown and a 14-0 lead.
Monroeville answered with 12 points to close out the first half.
By the start of the third quarter, receiver Adam Hall switched it into high gear and cruised his way to another 20-yard Caudill touchdown pass. Hall grabbed another 26-yard pass from Caudill to finish off his night.
Monroeville was well in the rearview mirror in the fourth quarter, as Cory Depinet added another score and Caudill tacked on a 2-yard scoring run.