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Friday Night H.S. Football Roundup

Ironton Fighting Tigers' Austin Rowe (62) brings down Portsmouth Trojans' fullback Austin Rideout during Friday's game. Ironton beat the Trojans 61-34 to remain unbeaten. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Gearhart of Tim's News in Ironton)

Jim Walker



Ironton 61, Portsmouth 34

PORTSMOUTH — This was a game of offense.

The Ironton Fighting Tigers racked up 521 yards to 458 for the Portsmouth Trojans in a 61-34 win on Friday.

Patrick Lewis ran just six times but gained 165 yards and scored three times on runs of 66, 15 and 66 yards as he played less than two quarters.

Ironton quarterback Tanner Dutey was 5 of 5 passing for 124 yards with TD strikes of 64 yards to Trevor White and 29 yards to Dion Brown. Backup quarterback Tristan Cox ran 99 yards for a touchdown and finished with 135 yards on five carries.

Ironton (5-0) jumped out to a 35-0 lead and it was 35-7 at the half.

Portsmouth (1-4) was led by Johnie Charles with 156 yards on 29 carries, quarterback Brandon Wedebrook who was 16 of 27 for 214 yards and two interceptions, and receiver Alex Dickerson with 11 catches for 155 yards.


Symmes Valley 62, Racine Southern 18

WILLOW WOOD — The Symmes Valley Vikings amassed 632 yards rushing en route to a 62-18 mauling of the Racine Southern Tornadoes.

D.J. Miller ran eight times for 192 yards and Alec Herrell seven times for 146 yards to lead the Vikings’ ground game. Quinton Bare had 146 yards on four carries with the second unit.

Symmes Valley (4-1) had another 29 yards passing for 661 total yards. Southern was held to 234 total yards with 132 on the ground and 92 through the air.

Herrell had touchdown runs of 6, 82 and 23 yards in the first half while Miller returned a punt 88 yards for a score and then ran 77 and 41 yards for touchdowns.


Lucasville Valley 61, South Point 19

SOUTH POINT — Nate Arnett ran for 82 yards on 10 carries and scored twice as the Valley Indians route the South Point Pointers 61-19.

Quarterback Will Howard was 7 of 8 passing for 83 yards for the Indians (5-0). Howard ran for two scores and threw for three more.


Bishop Hartley 56, Fairland 6

PROCTORVILLE — Top-ranked Bishop Hartley racked up 553 total yards in a 56-6 win over the Fairland Dragons on Friday.

Ja’Wuan Woodley led nine different runners with 113 yards and two touchdowns on five carries. Quarterback Jared Brandewie was 4 of 6 passing for 166 yard.

Hartley (5-0) led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter and 42-0 at the half.

Tyree Ceasar ran 23 times for 83 yards and his 1-yard run with 7:14 left gave Fairland its only touchdown.


Portsmouth West 21, Chesapeake 12

WEST PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth West Senators rallied from a 12-7 halftime deficit to beat the Chesapeake Panthers 21-12 on Friday.

The Panthers (1-4) scored first on a 49-yard pass from Caleb Lindsey to Javon Thompson.

West (2-3) came back to take a 7-6 lead on a 1-yard run by Justin Crace only to have the Panthers go back on top 12-7 on a 16-yards pass to Chris Lively with 20 seconds left in the half.

Crace had a 1-yard scoring run in the third quarter and added a 26-yard TD run with just 18 seconds to play.


Bishop Ready 72, Coal Grove 20

COLUMBUS — Coal Grove scored first on a 3-yard run by Brandon Hogsten for an 8-0 lead, but the Silver Knights tied the game and then outscored the Hornets 36-0 in the second quarter en route to the 72-20 win on Friday.

Quarterback Matt Yoho threw four touchdown passes and scored on a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter to lead Ready (5-0).

Kyle Estep ran 16 times for 105 yards for the Hornets (1-3). Hogsten also had a 2-yard scoring run in the third quarter and Alex Bare hooked up with Isaiah Gunther on a 68-yard scoring strike in the third quarter.


Green 33, Northwest 15

McDERMOTT — The Green Bobcats improved to 3-2 on the season with a 33-15 win over the Northwest Mohawks.

Rob Applegate ran 18 times for 108 yards and caught a 5-yard pass from quarterback Chris Applegate who ran 15 times for 78 yards and three touchdowns himself.

The Bobcats led 14-8 at the half and scored 12 points in the third quarter on touchdown passes to Rob Applegate of 5 yards and Mark Allen from 13 yards out.