Friday Night High School Football Roundup

Published 1:41 am Saturday, October 1, 2011


Tribune Sports Editor

Jonathan Alder 17, Ironton 0

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PLAIN CITY — The Jonathan Alder Pioneers overcame the mud, rain and Ironton defense to score two third quarter touchdowns and post a 17-0 win on Friday.

Derritt Potts ran 22 times for 177 yards and both scores to lead Alder (6-0). Potts had just 32 yards at the half.

Potts went 13 yards to cap a 49-yard, 9-play drive to start the second half and snap a scoreless tie. The drive was set up by Nick Squires’ 31-yard kickoff return to the Ironton 49.

Ironton (4-2) used a kickoff return by Dion Brown to reach the Alder 47, but the drive quickly stalled and were forced to punt.

Alder (6-0) got the ball at its own 14 and it took just three plays to score as Potts broke free on a 65-yard run and it was 14-0 with 4:38 on the clock.

Patrick Lewis ran back the kickoff to the Pioneers’ 30 and the Fighting Tigers got to the 20 three plays later. But quarterback Tyler Kratzenberg had the ball slip out of his hand trying to pass and and Alder recovered to end the threat.

Smith kicked a 32-yard field goal with 7:45 to play to cap the scoring.

In the first half, the Fighting Tigers moved from their own 46 to the Alder 31, but a holding penalty one a second and 7 forced a third down pass and Kratzenberg slipped and fell for a 6-yard loss.

Coal Grove 48, South Point 6

SOUTH POINT — The Coal Grove Hornets used a strong running game to cruise past the South Point Pointers 48-6 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Friday.

Greg Bender led the Hornets with 157 yards on 13 carries and he scored two touchdowns. Coal Grove had 283 rushing yards as a team while quarterback Alex Bare hit 6 of 11 passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

Bryan Steele caught two passes for 53 yards and score and Isaiah Gunther had two receptions for 30 yards and a TD as the Hornets finished with 140 passing yards and 423 total yards.

Coal Grove (2-3, 1-0) led 18-0 at the end of the first quarter as Gunther ran 1 yard and Bender 20 yards for scores. Trevor Barrett returned a fumble 17 yards for a touchdown. The lead was 26-0 at the half.

Tre Underwood ran 14 times for 74 yards to lead the Pointers (1-5, 0-1) who had 172 total yards, all on the ground.

Fairland 31, River Valley 7

PROCTORVILLE — A balanced running game sparked the Fairland Dragons to a 31-7 Ohio Valley Conference win over the River Valley Raiders on Friday.

The Dragons (2-4, 1-0) ran 55 times for 328 yards as a team and added 63 yards passing for a 391 total.

Eric Riley ran 13 times for 108 yards and a touchdown, Nathan Campbell had 14 carries for 90 yards and two scores, and Evan Maddox had 12 attempts for 69 yards and a TD.

Fairland used TD runs by Campbell and Maddox in the first quarter to lead 15-0. Each team had a scored in the third quarter before Campbell’s 4-yard run put the lead at 29-7 in the fourth quarter. Dustin Barton racked up a safety for the Dragons with 48 seconds to play.

Austin Whobrey was 9 of 19 passing for 120 yards and a touchdown to lead River Valley (1-5, 0-1).

Friday’s High School Scores of Interest

Jonathan Alder 17, Ironton 0

Ashland, Ky. 54, Boyd County 20

Russell, Ky. 56, Fleming County 20

Campbell County, Ky. 6, Simon Kenton 0


Chesapeake 40, Rock Hill 12

Coal Grove 48, South Point 6

Fairland 31, River Valley 7


Symmes Valley 50, Green 6

Oak Hill 54, Sciotoville East 41

Portsmouth Notre Dame 55, Manchester 27


Wheelersburg 34, Northwest 7

Portsmouth West 40, Minford 0

Lucasville Valley 54, Waverly 14


Jackson 56, Portsmouth 6

Logan 14, Gallipolis 3

Chillicothe 54, Hillsboro 11

Parkersburg South, W.Va. 10, Warren 7, OT


Albany Alexander 53, Vinton County 15

Nelsonville-York 48, Wellston 0

Athens 56, Meigs 9

Wahama, W.Va. 67, Racine Southern 20

Reedsville Eastern 20, Belpre 0

Glouster Trimble 21, Waterford 14

South Gallia 34, Federal Hocking 0