Ironton rolls past Bloom-Carroll to open playoffs
IRONTON — Patrick Lewis ran 26 times for four touchdowns and 310 yards including 249 in the second half as the Ironton Fighting Tigers beat the Bloom-Carroll Bulldogs 41-16 Friday in the Division IV Region 15 quarterfinals.
Ironton took a 7-0 lead on a Lewis 8-yard run in the first quarter. B-C recovered a fumble at the Ironton 46 and scored seven plays later on a 14-yard Kelly Milliser to Tyler Sorg pass.
A bad snap on a punt gave Ironton the ball at the Bulldogs’ 5-yard line and Tanner Dutey scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak for a 14-7 lead.
B-C got within 14-13 when Milliser hit Sorg on a 44-yard Hail Mary pass as time expired in the first half. The ball appeared to be intercepted but went through the hands of an Ironton defensive back into Sorg’s hands.
A 23-yard field goal by Dominic Garris gave B-C a 16-14 lead to begin the second half, but Lewis took over with a 53-yard scoring run to make it 20-16 with 6:07 left in the third quarter.
Lewis broke the game open with touchdown runs of 64 and 23 yards to make it 34-16 with 7:04 to play.
Bloom-Carroll (5-6) had 277 total yards with 98 coming on the ground. Leading rusher Zach Jude had just 74 yards on 23 carries. Milliser was 12 of 35 for 179 yards and two touchdowns.
Ironton will play Johnstown-Monroe in the regional semifinals next Friday, possibly at Jackson. The Johnnies beat Ironton 34-7 last season in the regional semifinals.
Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans 26, Symmes Valley 3
ZANESVILLE — Quarterback Adrick Cronin threw for three second half touchdowns as the Bishop Rosecrans pulled away from the Symmes Valley Vikings 26-3 in the Division VI Region 23 quarterfinals.
The Vikings (8-3) rushed for 257 yards with D.J. Miller running 15 times for 171 yards.
Cronin was 16 of 20 passing for 168 yards as the Bishops (8-3) pulled away after leading just 6-3 at the half.
Jess Moore ran for 47 yards and Ben Baldwin caught seven passes for 82 yards.
Symmes Valley recovered a Rosecrans’ punt at the 2-yard line and drove the length of the field to the 3-yard line. But an offsides penalty pushed the ball back and the Vikings settled for a 25-yard field goal by Tyler Ferguson and the lead was 3-0.
Baldwin picked up a bad snap 10 yards behind the line of scrimmage and ran for a touchdown that gave the Bishops a 6-3 lead with 2:55 left in the half.
But Cronin threw an 8-yard TD pass to Jared Cox in the third quarter and then scoring passes of 14 and 11 yards to Thomas Thacker in the fourth quarter.
Friday’s OHSAA Playoff Results
Aurora 35, New Philadelphia 32
Avon 28, Perrysburg 11
Canal Winchester 21, Zanesville 16
Chagrin Falls Kenston 26, Tallmadge 23
Chardon 42, Warren Howland 16
Cin. Turpin 26, Tipp City Tippecanoe 3
Cin. Winton Woods 50, Trenton Edgewood 7
Cols. Marion-Franklin 46, Pataskala Licking Hts. 14
Dresden Tri-Valley 47, New Carlisle Tecumseh 29
Franklin 34, Cin. NW 28
Kent Roosevelt 24, Akr. Ellet 7
Mansfield Madison 14, Westlake 7
New Albany 25, Cols. Beechcroft 6
Tiffin Columbian 28, Mansfield Sr. 16
Tol. Cent. Cath. 50, Grafton Midview 7
Trotwood-Madison 48, Cin. Mt. Healthy 0
Akr. Manchester 21, Gates Mills Hawken 14
Batavia 46, Cin. Hills Christian Academy 27
Brookfield 38, Ashtabula Edgewood 14
Clarksville Clinton-Massie 48, Cin. Madeira 7
Cols. Hartley 63, Upper Sandusky 19
Creston Norwayne 48, W. Salem NW 7
Genoa Area 42, Cols. Ready 14
Ironton 41, Bloom-Carroll 16
Johnstown-Monroe 24, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 21
Milton-Union 46, Williamsport Westfall 14
Norwood 21, Middletown Fenwick 14
Ottawa-Glandorf 72, Lorain Clearview 0
Piketon 49, Minford 27
Richwood N. Union 40, Galion 21
St. Clairsville 41, Cadiz Harrison Cent. 6
Youngs. Liberty 48, Streetsboro 35
Ada 50, Waynesfield-Goshen 15
Berlin Center Western Reserve 19, Shadyside 18
Danville 30, Hannibal River 6
Delphos St. John’s 34, Leipsic 29
Fremont St. Joseph 27, Tol. Ottawa Hills 3
Glouster Trimble 41, N. Robinson Col. Crawford 6
Malvern 21, Fairport Harbor Harding 0
Maria Stein Marion Local 53, Bradford 27
McComb 14, Arlington 0
Minster 48, Lewisburg Tri-County N. 7
Mogadore 49, Steubenville Cath. Cent. 24
Newark Cath. 41, Fairfield Christian 14
St. Henry 45, Ft. Loramie 21
Tiffin Calvert 56, Norwalk St. Paul 27
Youngs. Christian 20, Warren JFK 14
Zanesville Rosecrans 26, Willow Wood Symmes Valley 3