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Friday Night Football Roundup

High School Football

Friday Night Scores

Southeastern Ohio Athletic League

Ironton 28, Jackson 7

Portsmouth 28, Warren 7

Gallipolis 27, Chillicothe 10

Logan 48, Marietta 3

Ohio Valley Conference

Coal Grove 30, South Point 12

Rock Hill 34, Chesapeake 7

Fairland 30, River Valley 6

Southern Ohio Conference

Symmes Valley 27, Sciotoville East 6

South Gallia 23, Green 6

Wheelersburg 39, Northwest 6

Lucasville Valley 23, Waverly 6

Minford at Portsmouth West, Saturday

Oak Hill at Portsmouth Notre Dame, Saturday

Scores of Interest

Johnson Central 29, Ashland 28

Mason County 34, Russell 21

Lawrence County 52, Greenup County 12

Alexander 21, Nelsonville-York 0

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

Ironton 28, Jackson 7

JACKSON — The Ironton Fighting Tigers amassed 408 yards of offense and handed the Jackson Ironmen their first loss of the season 28-7 Friday in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League game.

Ironton (5-2, 3-1) was led by Keith Wetzel with 94 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown. J.P. Taylor ran seven times for 57 yards and Ethan Preston was 2-of-5 passing for 89 yards and a touchdown.

Jon Monnig caught both passes including a 65-yarder for a first quarter score.

Tres Wilks returned a punt 51 yards for a touchdown to give Ironton a 7-0 lead. Wilks had an 82-yard run called back due to a penalty.

The Fighting Tigers led 21-0 at the half and Brian Warner’s 1-yard scoring run put the lead at 28-0 before Jackson was able to score against the Ironton second unit with 4:09 left.

Coal Grove 30, South Point 12

SOUTH POINT — Boo Woods and Oakie Haynes both ran for more than 100 yards as the Coal Grove Hornets beat the South Point Pointers 30-12 in an Ohio Valley Conference game Friday.

Woods ran 113 times for 164 yards while Haynes had 139 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns. The Hornets (6-1, 2-0) racked up 328 yards on the ground and 381 total yards.

South Point (1-6, 1-1) was led by Doug Dillon with 132 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. Greg Taylor returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown with 3:08 to play for the Pointers’ other score.

After a scoreless first quarter, Haynes ran 10 yards for a touchdown. Evan Ferguson passed 9 yards to Shawn Morrison for a touchdown with 6:40 left in the half and it was 16-0.

Dillon’s 13-yard TD run cut the deficit to 16-6 early in the third quarter, but Haynes had a 14-yard scoring run just before the end of the quarter and it was 22-6.

Haynes 19-yard touchdown run with 7:24 left and Woods’ conversion run extended the lead to 30-6.

Rock Hill 34, Chesapeake 7

CHESAPEAKE — The Rock Hill Redmen snapped a 19-game losing streak dating back to 2007 as they ran past the Chesapeake Panthers 34-7 Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

The Redmen (1-6, 1-1) rolled up 371 yards of total offense including 276 on the ground. Steve Lewis rushed 30 times for 133 yards — both career highs — and scored two touchdowns to lead the ground game.

Will McCollister ran 15 yards for a touchdown and threw 15 yards to Sam Cooke for a score as Rock Hill took a 13-0 first quarter lead. Lewis had a 5-yard TD run in the second quarter to make it 20-0.

Peter Hintz ran back a punt 50 yards to get Chesapeake (1-6, 0-2) within 20-7 at the half.

But Lewis and Cody Davis had short touchdown runs in the third quarter and the Redmen controlled the ball in the second half to get the win.

Fairland 30, River Valley 6

PROCTORVILLE — Terry Duty ran eight times for 170 yards and a touchdown as the Fairland Dragons whipped the River Valley Raiders 30-6 Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Eric Riley had five carries for 76 yards and two scores filling in for Tanner Sowards who missed the game due to an illness.

The Dragons (5-2, 2-0) had 330 total yards including 266 on the ground. Quarterback Chad Fisher was 6-of-10 passing for 64 yards, all in the first half.

Duty had a 57-yard run on the first play of the game to set up a 2-yard scoring run by Matt Bloomfield.

Duty scored from 26 yards out in the second quarter and Riley ran 13 yards for a touchdown as Fairland built a 22-0 halftime lead.

Symmes Valley 27, Sciotoville East 6

WILLOW WOOD — The Symmes Valley Vikings got strong performances from the defense and special teams to shut down the Sciotoville East Tartans 27-6 Friday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

The Vikings (6-1, 2-0) used a nice punt return by Evan Herrell to set up Herrell’s 4-yard scoring run in the first quarter for a 6-0 lead.

Tyler Easton had a 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter that extended the lead to 14-0.

Symmes Valley went 52 yards in six plays capped by Justin Payne’s 6-yard run in the third quarter to make it 21-0.

The Vikings stopped a fake punt by East to set up a 15-yard, two-play drive that resulted in an 8-yard scoring run by Easthom with 5:43 to play to make it 27-0.

East (3-4, 0-2) managed just 84 total yards.