Ironton knocks off rival Ashland, 27-17

Published 12:50 am Saturday, September 15, 2012

Jim Walker


Ironton 27, Ashland 17

Patrick Lewis ran 15 times for a career-high 261 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Ironton Fighting Tigers to an upset of the Ashland Tomcats in their annual rivalry.

Lewis scored with just 25 seconds left in the first half on a 53-yard run that gave Ironton (4-0) a 7-3 halftime lead.

Ashland (4-1) took a 10-7 lead on Quentin Baker’s 3-yard run in the third quarter following Malik Massey’s 56-yard second half kickoff return to the Ironton 30.

But Lewis ran 7- yards for a scored one minute into the fourth quarter and then added a 61-yard gallop that put Ironton up 20-10.

Tanner Dutey returned an interception 74 yards for a score with 1:43 left that opened up a 27-10 cushion.

Baker finished with 132 yards on 21 carries for Ashland.


Symmes Valley 62, Manchester 6

WILLOW WOOD — The Vikings rushed 41 times for 568 yards en route to their lopsided victory.

Symmes Valley (3-1) lead 21-0 after the first quarter and 41-0 at the half. Alec Herrell ran just six times for 141 yards and scored two first half touchdowns. Kyle Vallance ran three times for 105 yards including a 77yard scoring jaunt and Tanner Mays had two first half touchdowns.

Brandon Craft led the Vikings’ second unit with 99 yards on four attempts and two touchdowns.


Lucasville Valley 46, Chesapeake 13

LUCASVILLE — Quarterback Will Howard hit 7 of 10 passes for 105 yards and three touchdowns as the Lucasville Valley Indians beat the Chesapeake Panthers 46-13 Friday in a non-league game.

Nate Arnett scored two first half touchdowns — one on a 45-yard pass from Howard — as the Indians took a 20-7 lead at the half.

Chesapeake (1-3) had tied the game at 7-7 on a 10-yard pass from Caleb Lindsey to Brandon Clagg. Wesley Stephens kicked the extra point.

Howard ran 27 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and threw a 17-yard scoring strike to West as the lead grew to 33-7

After an 8-yard scoring pass to Hayden Dunn, the Panthers scored on an 8-yard run by Javon Thompson.


Wheelersburg 42, Fairland 7

PROCTORVILLE — Quarterback Eddie Miller was 14 of 24 passing for 182 yards and two touchdowns as the Wheelersburg Pirates beat the Fairland Dragons 42-7 on Friday in a non-league game.

Aaron Cowgill scored three first half touchdowns as the Pirates (3-1) built a 35-0 halftime cushion.

Fairland (2-2) was led by Tyree Ceasar with 17 carries for 129 yards. Quarterback Chance Short was 4 of 11 for including a 39-yard scoring strike to Derrick Willis with 8:46 to play.


Portsmouth West 35, Rock Hill 7

WEST PORTSMOUTH — Adam Bricker ran 18 times for 133 yards and the West Senators took a 28-0 halftime lead and went on to beat the Rock Hill Redmen 35-7 on Friday.

Rock Hill (0-4) scored to start the second half with a 10-yard scoring pass from Jonah Cox to Chris Stevens.


Vinton County 27, South Point 19

McARTHUR — Freshman Tim Ousley ran for three touchdowns as the Vinton County Vikings got past the South Point Pointers 27-19 on Fridfay.

South Point freshman running back D’Angelo Palladino ran seven times for 80yafds and a touchdown.

The Pointers (0-4) trailed 27-8 but mounted a comeback. Jesse Lien kicked a 30-yard field goal and Gage Townson hit Austin Majher with a 5-yard scoring pass, but their final possession stalled at its own 43-yard line.


Dayton Jefferson 40, Green 8

FRANKLIN FURNACE — The Dayton Jefferson Broncos built a 26-6 lead at the half.

Green (2-2) got a first quarter touchdown to tie the game at 6-6 before the Bronco pulled away to a 26-6 halftime lead.

Levi Mollett ran 10 times for 53 yards and quarterback Clay Applegate had 41 yards on 12 tries to lead Green.

Applegate also threw for 95 yards. Rob Applegate had one catch for 17 yards.