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Friday Night Football Roundup

Coal Grove's Kyle Estep (34) gains yardage before being brought down by South Point's Austin Majher (14) during Friday's Ohio Valley Conference game. Coal Grove won 54-10 to give the Hornets their second straight OVC title outright. (Tony Shotsky of Southern Ohio Sports Photos.com)

Jim Walker



Coal Grove 54, South Point 10

COAL GROVE — The Coal Grove Hornets racked up 466 total yards of offense and won their second straight outright Ohio Valley Conference championship with a 54-10 rout of the South Point Pointers on Friday.

Brandon Hogsten ran 7 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns to lead the ground game that amassed 402 yards.

Quarterback Alex Bare was 4 of 8 passing for 60 yards and ran 7 times for 69 yards and two touchdowns. He also returned a fumble for a score.

Coal Grove (6-3 5-0) led 36-3 at the half and 48-10 after three quarters.

South Point (1-9, 1-4) was led by James Leonard with 46 yards on 12 carries. Gage Townson was 5 of 11 passing for 99 yards and an interception.


Symmes Valley 21, Buffalo, W.Va. 20

WILLOW WOOD — Quinton Bare returned a short field goal attempt to the Buffalo 30-yard line and D.J. Miller then ran 2 yards for a touchdown with 35 seconds to play as the Symmes Valley Vikings rallied to beat the Buffalo (W.Va.) Bisons 21-20 on Friday.

Symmes Valley (8-2) held on downs when a Buffalo 34-yard field goal attempt went high into the air. Bare grabbed the ball and made his return. Tyler Rowe threw a 20-yard pass to Austin Owens that set up Miller’s touchdown and Tyler Ferguson kicked the decisive extra point.

Buffalo (7-2) took a 13-0 lead on a 69-yard touchdown pass from Levi Jordan to Laythem Good and a 1-yard scoring run by Jordan.

Alec Herrell ran 56 and 61 yards for Viking touchdowns.

Jordan hit Good with a 33-yard pass to put the Bisons up 20-7. Jordan was 9 of 17 passing for 176 yards and two TDs with an interception.


Fairland 47, River Valley 19

BIDWELL — Nathan Campbell and Tyree Ceasar both ran for 100 yards as the Fairland Dragons cruised to a 47-19 win over the River Valley Raiders in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Friday.

Campbell ran 13 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns while Ceasar carried 18 times for 100 yards and two scores. The Dragons (5-5, 3-2) racked up 339 yards on 51 carries rushing and had 543 total yards.

Quarterback Chance Short was 10 of 16 passing for 204 yards and two touchdowns.

Kyle Sowards caught four passes for 112 yards and at TD while Cody Midkiff had two catches for 29 yards and a score.

The game was the final OVC contest for River Valley (2-8, 1-4) who leaves for the Tri-Valley Conference next year.