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Ashville Teays Valley pounds out steady beat in win over Ashland 23-21
Ashville Teays Valley knocked off Ashland 23-21 in an Ohio high school football matchup.
Both teams traded salvos in the final period, but the Vikings had enough offense to deny the Arrows in the end.
The Vikings and the Arrows were engaged in a snug affair at 20-14 as the fourth quarter started.
Ashville Teays Valley opened a thin 13-7 gap over Ashland at halftime.
The first quarter gave the Vikings a 3-0 lead over Ashland.
Super start fuels Mt. Gilead's victory over Marion Elgin 45-42
Too much too quick, Mt. Gilead ripped off a torrid start and knocked off Marion Elgin 45-42 in Ohio high school football on September 3.
The verdict could've been in doubt thanks to Marion Elgin's finishing flurry, but Mt. Gilead swerved out of trouble to earn the win in the fourth quarter.
The Indians jumped in front of the Comets 38-24 going into the fourth quarter.
The Indians kept a 31-24 intermission margin at the Comets' expense.
Mt. Gilead struck in front of Marion Elgin 24-0 to begin the second period.
Bellevue records sound decision over Shelby 45-40
Bellevue edged Shelby in a close 45-40 encounter in Ohio high school football action on September 3. .
The Redmen got the better of the fourth-quarter scoring 20-6 to finish the game in style.
The Whippets enjoyed a 34-25 lead over the Redmen to start the fourth quarter.
The Whippets constructed a bold start that built a 27-19 gap on the Redmen heading into the locker room.
The Redmen jumped in front of the Whippets 13-6 to begin the second quarter.
Bellville Clear Fork survives overtime to fend off Lexington 35-28
Bonus football saw Bellville Clear Fork use the extra time to top Lexington 35-28 on September 3 in Ohio football action.
Conditioning showed as Bellville Clear Fork outscored Lexington 7-0 in the final period.
The Minutemen moved ahead by earning a 28-20 advantage over the Colts at the end of the third quarter.
The Minutemen took a 28-7 lead over the Colts heading to halftime locker room.
Lexington showed it was ready to play, using an early thrust to carve out a 7-0 advantage over Bellville Clear Fork as the first quarter ended.
Powerhouse performance: Fredericktown roars to big win over Utica 28-6
Fredericktown swept across the scoreboard with a dizzying flurry of points to ambush Utica 28-6 in an Ohio high school football matchup.
Both teams were shutout in the second and third quarters.
Fredericktown drew first blood by forging a 14-0 margin over Utica after the first quarter.
Mansfield finds small margin for win in tilt with North Canton Hoover 21-17
A tight-knit tilt turned in Mansfield's direction just enough to squeeze past North Canton Hoover 21-17 in an Ohio high school football matchup on September 3.
The scoreboard was in hibernation in the second and final quarters, with neither team scoring.
Mansfield broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 21-17 lead over North Canton Hoover.
The Vikings started on steady ground by forging a 17-7 lead over the Tygers at the end of the first quarter.
Galion Northmor blanks Bucyrus in shutout performance 25-0
Dominating defense was the calling card of Galion Northmor on Friday as it blanked Bucyrus 25-0 in an Ohio high school football matchup.
The Golden Knights took control in the third quarter with a 16-0 advantage over the Redmen.
The Golden Knights fought to a 10-0 intermission margin at the Redmen's expense.
Galion Northmor drew first blood by forging a 3-0 margin over Bucyrus after the first quarter.
New Washington Buckeye Central clips Mt. Victory Ridgemont in tight victory 20-14
Mighty close, mighty fine, New Washington Buckeye Central wore a victory shine after clipping Mt. Victory Ridgemont 20-14 in an Ohio high school football matchup.
The Bucks withstood the Golden Gophers' last-gasp comeback in the final period to eventually earn the win.
The Bucks remained on top of the Golden Gophers through a scoreless first and third quarters.
New Washington Buckeye Central's offense thundered to a 20-0 lead over Mt. Victory Ridgemont at the intermission.
Some kind of impressive: Findlay Liberty-Benton pounds Arlington 41-6
Findlay Liberty-Benton painted a masterpiece of offensive football all over the canvas of Arlington's defense for a 41-6 win in an Ohio high school football matchup on September 3.
Findlay Liberty-Benton's defense locked up the victory with a shutout performance in the final quarter.
The Eagles' control showed as they carried a 41-6 lead into the fourth quarter.
Findlay Liberty-Benton's offense stomped on to a 27-6 lead over Arlington at the intermission.
The first quarter gave the Eagles a 7-6 lead over the Red Devils.
Complete command: Lima Bath thwarts all counters to defeat Kenton 43-13
Lima Bath dominated the first half and coasted to a convincing 43-13 victory over Kenton at Kenton High on September 3 in Ohio football action. .
Lima Bath broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 33-13 lead over Kenton.
A halftime tie at 13-13 allowed for a respite as both teams looked to regroup in the locker room.
Neither team could dent the scoreboard in the first quarter.
Norwalk St. Paul pulls python act on Tiffin Calvert 42-19
Norwalk St. Paul dominated the first half and coasted to a convincing 42-19 victory over Tiffin Calvert at Tiffin Calvert High on September 3 in Ohio football action. .
Norwalk St. Paul darted over Tiffin Calvert 28-14 heading to the fourth quarter.
The Flyers opened a modest 21-7 gap over the Senecas at halftime.
The first quarter gave the Flyers a 14-7 lead over the Senecas.
Attica Seneca East puts an offensive onslaught on Willard 62-28
Fireworks are most common on the Fourth of July, but Attica Seneca East broke out its own form of pyrotechnics during its 62-28 explosion on Willard in Ohio high school football on September 3.
The third quarter gave the Tigers a 49-21 lead over the Crimson Flashes.
The Tigers kept a 28-21 intermission margin at the Crimson Flashes' expense.
Attica Seneca East opened with a 14-7 advantage over Willard through the first quarter.
Caledonia River Valley hustles by Marengo Highland in victory 35-21
No quarter was granted as Caledonia River Valley blunted Marengo Highland's plans 35-21 for an Ohio high school football victory on September 3.
The Vikings authored an impenetrable defensive effort to blank the Fighting Scots in the first and final quarters.
Caledonia River Valley's edge showed as it carried a 35-21 lead into the fourth quarter.
Caledonia River Valley's offense breathed fire to a 35-14 lead over Marengo Highland at the intermission.
Bazinga: Quick lead pushes Ashland Mapleton past Rittman 47-6
Ashland Mapleton took control early and methodically pulled away to beat Rittman 47-6 on September 3 in Ohio football action.
Ashland Mapleton's rule showed as it carried a 40-0 lead into the fourth quarter.
Both offenses were muted in an unproductive second quarter, resulting in a 32-0 intermission score.
Ashland Mapleton thundered in front of Rittman 32-0 to begin the second quarter.
Jeromesville Hillsdale knocks out victory on Loudonville 20-6
No quarter was granted as Jeromesville Hillsdale blunted Loudonville's plans 20-6 in Ohio high school football action on September 3.
The Falcons' upper hand showed as they carried a 13-6 lead into the fourth quarter.
Neither defense permitted points in the second quarter, leaving the score 7-6 at intermission.
The first quarter gave the Falcons a 7-6 lead over the Red Birds.
Lucas blazes victory trail past Bucyrus Wynford 38-7
Lucas scored early and often in a 38-7 win over Bucyrus Wynford in an Ohio high school football matchup.
Lucas matched Bucyrus Wynford's offensive output 7-7 in the final period to thwart any last hopes.
Lucas' domination showed as it carried a 31-0 lead into the fourth quarter.
Lucas' offense pulled ahead to a 28-0 lead over Bucyrus Wynford at the intermission.
Lucas drew first blood by forging a 14-0 margin over Bucyrus Wynford after the first quarter.
Vice-grip defense fuels Findlay's win over Bowling Green 49-0
Findlay corralled Bowling Green's offense and never let go to fuel a 49-0 victory in Ohio high school football action on September 3.
The Trojans' command showed as they carried a 42-0 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Trojans' offense jumped on top to a 28-0 lead over the Bobcats at halftime.
The first quarter gave the Trojans a 14-0 lead over the Bobcats.
Carey pours it on Toledo Waite 51-6
Carey controlled the scoreboard and the game in a sound 51-6 victory over Toledo Waite during this Ohio football game.
Defense muted both offenses in a scoreless third quarter.
The Blue Devils' offense stormed to a 37-6 lead over the Indians at the intermission.
The Blue Devils jumped in front of the Indians 8-0 to begin the second quarter.
Blank check: Galion writes off Upper Sandusky 31-0
Galion corralled Upper Sandusky's offense and never let go to fuel a 31-0 victory in an Ohio high school football matchup on September 3.
Both teams were blanked in the third quarter.
Galion's offense moved to a 10-0 lead over Upper Sandusky at halftime.
The first quarter gave Galion a 7-0 lead over Upper Sandusky.
Over and out: Whitehall-Yearling punches through Marion Pleasant 46-14
Whitehall-Yearling handled Marion Pleasant 46-14 in an impressive showing in an Ohio high school football matchup.
Defense muted both offenses in a scoreless third quarter.
The Rams' offense took charge to a 33-6 lead over the Spartans at halftime.
The Rams drew first blood by forging a 20-6 margin over the Spartans after the first quarter.
Avon Lake cancels check from Tiffin Columbian 31-14
Stretched out and finally snapped, Avon Lake put just enough pressure on Tiffin Columbian to earn a 31-14 victory in Ohio high school football action on September 3.
Avon Lake stormed ahead of Tiffin Columbian 23-7 as the fourth quarter started.
The Shoremen's offense moved to a 21-7 lead over the Tornadoes at halftime.
The first quarter gave the Shoremen a 14-7 lead over the Tornadoes.
Over and out: Marion Harding punches through Newark 33-6
Marion Harding's offensive machine was hitting on all cylinders Friday night as it kept the scoreboard operators busy with a 33-6 win over Newark in Ohio high school football on September 3.
The Presidents' upper-hand showed as they carried a 26-6 lead into the fourth quarter.
Neither defense permitted points in the second quarter, leaving the score 20-6 at intermission.
The first quarter gave the Presidents a 20-6 lead over the Wildcats.
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