XENIA — After two big losses to Beavercreek and Kings in the first two weeks, things didn’t look much better Friday night against visiting Cincinnati Moeller. The Crusaders scored the first six touchdowns of the game on the way to a 42-12 victory over the Bucs at Doug Adams Stadium.
After losing its starter in the opener and backup quarterback Evan Ernst in a game against Wayne last week, Moeller had to start third-string quarterback, junior Pete Lampert. That didn’t seem to matter much, as Lampert finished the game with four passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. By halftime he had 111 yards passing on 6-for-8 throws. He also had 46 yards running on four attempts.
The running attack was working early for the Crusaders. Hunter Hughes ran the ball in from 15 yards out for the first touchdown of the game. He had 109 yards on the ground in the first quarter on 12 attempts. Colin Thurman played the rest of the game. He had 49 yards rushing at the half on 11 attempts.
Xenia quarterback Danny Naylor had 52 yards through the air at the half, and finished with 98. Ray James, who was sick in the opening half, finished with 84 yards receiving.
Xenia plays Butler at 7 p.m. next Friday at Doug Adams Stadium.
Score by Quarters
Moeller 28 14 0 0 — 42
Xenia 0 0 6 6 — 12
M — Hunter Hughes 15 run. Matt Coghlin kick.
M — Jake Hausmann 6 pass from Pete Lampert. Coghlin kick.
M — Kyle Butz 74 pass from Lampert. Coghlin kick.
M — Hausmann 8 pass from Lampert. Coghlin kick.
M — Lampert 31 run. Coghlin kick.
M — Jack McCracken 16 pass from Lampert. Coghlin kick.
X — Ryan Hudson 10 fumble return. Blake Bond kick miss.
X — Ray James 40 pass from Danny Naylor. Bond kick miss.
Records: Moeller (2-1), Xenia (0-3)
Beavercreek Beavers 35, Fairborn Skyhawks 23
BEAVERCREEK —For the first time since 2009, the Beavercreek Beavers are 3-0 in high school football.
Beavercreek’s bruising back Tim Bradshaw rumbled for 202 yards and a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Beavers offense collected 440 yards in total offense in Friday’s 35-23 home opening win over Fairborn.
Fairborn came up with two second-half scores to pull within striking distance — thanks to a 37-yard pass from Wesley Watts to Brandon Easterling to setup Dusty Johnson’s 13-yard run, and thanks to Watts’ 81-yard bomb down the left side to Gracen Barnhart — but Beavercreek ran out the the last 2:30 on the game clock on its final drive.
The two school combined for a pre-game ceremony in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 attack. A moment of silence was observed, then the Fairborn Air Force ROTC color guard presented the colors, while the Beavercreek band and Dr. Paul Pitts performed the National Anthem.
Score By Quarters
Fairborn 7 0 8 8 — 23
Beavercreek 14 14 7 0 — 35
B — Tim Bradshaw 41 run, Michael Chuck kick
B — Justin Terrill 21 pass from Hunter Maloney, Chuck kick
F — Grayson Barnhart 53 pass from Wesley Watts, Adam Knaub kick
B — Bradshaw 4 run, Chuck kick
B — Hunter Maloney 4 run, Chuck kick
B — Terrill 32 pass from Maloney, Chuck kick
F — Dusty Johnson 1 run, Aron Childers pass from Watts
F — Barnhart 81 pass from Watts, Brandon Easterling pass from Watts
Records: Beavercreek (3-0), Fairborn (1-2)
Greeneview Rams 28, East Clinton Astros 13
JAMESTOWN – Outside of two plays, Greeneview largely held East Clinton in check, rumbling to a 28-13 win on rainy Friday night. The Rams victory came in large part thanks to its methodical running attack and the efforts of quarterback Collin Matt and running back Logan Test, who split the game’s scoring at two rushing touchdowns apiece.
The Astros struggled to move the ball in the first half and went into the locker room facing a 14-0 deficit, having gained just 23 total yards. Despite their struggles, the Astros weren’t out of things for long once the action resumed in the second half.
After the Rams shanked a punt, the Astros benefited from great field position and scored off a 26-yard, fourth-down conversion pass from quarterback Erik Moore to receiver Brian Barnes. Game on.
Or perhaps not.
The Rams responded with a kickoff return rumble from lineman Tommy Smith and popped into the end zone on a Matt touchdown 11 plays later to restore the two-score lead. Greeneview would score again on another Matt touchdown on its next drive to stretch the lead to 28-7.
East Clinton threatened to make things interesting late on a 70-yard catch-and-run by J.T. McCarren, but that was as far as the Astros would make it in their comeback efforts on the evening.
Matt finished the night with the two touchdowns and 165 yards rushing.
Score By Quarters
East Clinton 0 0 7 6 — 13
Greeneview 7 7 7 7 — 28
G — Logan Test 14 run, Bryce Wilson kick
G — Test 11 run, Wilson kick
E — Brian Barnes 26 pass from Erik Moore, Cameron Conner kick
G — Collin Matt 6 run, Wilson kick
G — Matt 6 run, Wilson kick
E — J.T. McCarren 70 pass to Moore, kick failed
Records: Greeneview (2-1), East Clinton (2-1)
Bellbrook 21, Tecumseh 16
Riverside 56, Cedarville 14
Middletown Christian 32, Greenon 6
Carroll 29, Springfield Shawnee 13
Briefs compiled by Zach Gregory, John Bombatch and Nathan Pilling. Send sports information to firstname.lastname@example.org.