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Friday Night High School Football Roundup

Chesapeake Panthers' Jacob Wells (52) brings down Fairland quarterback Kyle Sowards (10) during Friday's OVC game. The Panthers won 41-15 to stay unbeaten in the league. (The Ironton Tribune / Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos.com)

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

COLUMBUS — In a game of offense, the Bishop Hartley Hawks won the running game battle along with the war as they beat the Ironton Fighting Tigers 34-16 on Friday.

Hartley’s Ja’Waun Woodley, Marcellus Calhoun and Jared Zang all ran for more than 100 yards as the Hawks rolled up nearly 400 yards of offense, all but four on the ground.

Ironton (4-4) had 243 total yards with 184 coming on the ground and 59 more through the air. Dion Brown ran for 56 yards including 35 yards for a second quarter score that got Ironton within 10-8.

The defending state champion Hawks (7-0) got a 1-yard scoring run from Woodley just before the end of the half and a 31 yards run to start the second half and it was 25-8.

Ironton closed to within 25-16 on a 36-yard scoring pass from Tyler Kratzenberg to Brown, but Calhoun scored his second TD of the game on a 14 yards run with 3:40 left in the quarter and it was 31-16.

Chesapeake 41, Fairland 15

PROCTORVILLE — The Chesapeake Panthers used big plays to roll past the Fairland Dragons 41-15 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Friday.

Quarterback Austin McMaster ran just five times for 123 yards including a 99-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter to give the Panthers a 6-0 lead. He was also 3 of 6 passing for 91 yards.

Chesapeake (6-2, 3-0) had 434 total yards with 343 coming on the ground. Brandon Noble had 64 yards on 10 carries, Nate Jones 7 on nine attempts and Patrick Hintz 63 yards on eight carries.

Noble had an 11-yard TD run to put the lead at 14-0, but Kyle Sowards hit Blaine Fuller with a 14-yard scoring pass to get Fairland within 13-7. Hintz ran back the kickoff to the Dragons’ 22 and he scored three plays later on a 14-yard run and it was 21-7 at the half.

Hintz ran 3 yards for a touchdown and McMaster hit Javon Thompson with a 61-yard scoring pass in the third quarter to open up a 35-7 lead.

Fairland (3-5, 2-1) had 225 total yards with 151 coming on the ground. Tyree Ceasar had 59 yards on 12 carries. Sowards was 5 of 11 passing for 74 yards but was intercepted three times.

Coal Grove 20, River Valley 13

CHESHIRE — The Coal Grove Hornets rolled up 381 total yards but had to hold on to beat the River Valley Raiders 20-13 Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Greg Bender ran 21 times for 122 yards and a pair of 2-yard touchdown runs to lead the Hornets’ ground game that racked up 261 yards on 50 attempts. Quarterback Alex Bare was 6 of 10 passing for 120 yards including a 23-yard TD strike to Bryan Steele for the game’ first score.

Coal Grove (4-3, 3-0) led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter but River Valley got within 14-7 when Austin Whobrey hit Trey Noble on a 72-yad scoring pass late in the third quarter.

The Hornets answered with a 2-ayrd TD run by Bender with 37 seconds on the clock.

The Raiders (1-7, 0-3) got a 27-yard scoring run by Patrick Williams with 11:16 to play but the Hornets defense did not yield the rest of the game.

Symmes Valley 32, Oak Hill 12

OAK HILL — The Symmes Valley Vikings moved one step closer to a Southern Ohio Conference championship with a 32-12 win over the Oak Hill Oaks on Friday.

The Vikings (7-1, 3-0) hosts Portsmouth Notre Dame (7-1, 2-0) next Friday in a battle for the league title.

Symmes Valley had 366 total yards with 359 coming on the ground. Alec Herrell led the ground game with 134 yards on just nine carries. D.J. Miller had 73 yards on 12 attempts and Cody Myers added 67 yards on 15 tries and three scores.

Quarterback Drew Haislop was 15 of 28 for 208 yards to lead the Oaks (1-7, 1-2) who also had 151 yards rushing.

Myers ran 9 and 5 yards for first quarter touchdowns and it was 14-0. The lead was 20-0 at the half following a 5-yard run by Jordan Fulford.

The Oaks scored on an 11-yard pass from Haislop to Ryan Gaines, but Myers ran 2 yards and Tyler Rowe 47 for fourth quarter touchdowns to build a 32-8 lead.

Area Scores of Interest

Columbus Bishop Hartley 34, Ironton 16

Coal Grove 20, River Valley 13

Chesapeake 41, Fairland 15

Rock Hill 61, South Point 8

Symmes Valley 32, Oak Hill 12

Portsmouth Notre Dame 35, Green 0

Wheelersburg 21, Minford 6

Portsmouth West 48, Waverly 7

Lucasville Valley 42, Northwest 7

Sciotoville East 44, Grove City Christian 35

Gallipolis 10, Portsmouth 7

Chillicothe 15, Warren 13

Jackson 49, Columbus St. Charles 35

Jonathan Alder 42, Logan 0

Ashland, Ky. 54, Greenup County 16

Lewis County 14, Russell, Ky. 7

Belfry, Ky. 48, Lawrence County 6

Fairview, Ky. 25, Raceland 6

Meigs 21, Wellston 12

Wahama, W.Va. 28, South Gallia 6

Athesn 40, Alexander 7

Nelsonville-York 41, Vinton County 0

Trimble 54, Belpre 0

Federal Hocking 20, Miller 14, OT