Every Second Counts: Anyone who left the Defiance-Lima Shawnee game early is kicking themselves.
After Jaylin Thomas ran for a 55-yard touchdown for Shawnee and the conversion failed, the Indians led 40-28 with just 1:42 left.
Defiance narrowed the gap to 40-35 on Joe Keween’s 30-yard scoring pass to Trey Guilliam with 19 seconds left.
Of course, the Bulldogs kicked onside and Santana Villareal recovered.
Keween completed two passes to get the ball to the 10 with 6 ticks left before hitting TE Ryan Voll for the TD with 2.1 seconds remaining. Austin Hancock added the PAT in what was a 42-40 victory for Defiance.
Fast Start: Columbiana Crestview had the ball only 45 seconds of the first quarter and still led North Jackson Jackson-Milton 28-0 on the way to a 63-7 win Friday
Well-Grounded: Clarksville Clinton-Massie has outgained opponents 3,906 yards to 667 yards this season, outscored them 474 to 40 and is averaging 11.4 yards per carry.
What A Rush: T’Monte Watson rushed 18 times for 229 yards and two TDs in Jefferson’s 70-14 win over St. Bernard Elmwood Place; and Tipp City Bethel’s Mason Kretzer ran it 26 times for 259 yards and three scores in a 38-18 win over Ansonia.
Wrong Way: St. Marys Memorial (0-8) tries to avoid its first winless season ever when it plays at Van Wert (0-8) on Friday.