JAMESTOWN — Logan Test ran for two touchdowns, returned a kickoff 75 yards for another, and came up with the key fumble recovery to set up Bryce Wilson’s game-winning 20-yard field goal as time expired, as host Greeneview survived Springfield Northeastern’s second-half comeback for a 31-28 win, Friday night at Don Nock Field.
Test scored on TD runs of 17 and 16 yards in the first half, then quarterback Collin Matt scored his own TD run, this one from eight yards out. Combined with three Wilson extra point conversions, the Rams appeared in command with a 21-0 lead.
Northeastern responded with a nine-play touchdown drive, capped by a Bo Davis 4-yard scoring run, but then Test took the Jets kickoff and raced 75 yards for his third TD of the night.
The Jets’s drive may have helped them realize they could be effective running the ball against Greeneview (4-2), because they ran and ran a lot in the second half. That ground success led to Dylan Hand’s score from 10 yards out, Hand’s TD pass to Mac Davis and Turner Hocter’s 34-yard TD run. Hand’s two-point conversion pass to Davis tied things up.
Then, with Northeastern (1-5) at midfield and just over a minute left to play, the Jets ball carrier attempted a reverse lateral as he was going down, and Test recovered the errant pitch for a fumble recovery on Northeastern’s 44-yard line with 44 seconds to go.
Seven plays and a Rams timeout later, Wilson booted the game winner from 20 yards out to win the game.
Score by Quarters
Northeastern 0 7 7 14 — 28
Greeneview 14 14 0 3 — 31
G — Logan Test 17 run, Bryce Wilson kick
G — Test 16 run, Wilson kick
G — Collin Matt 8 run, Wilson kick
NE — Bo Davis 4 run, Riley McCorkle kick
G — Test 75 kickoff return, Wilson kick
NE — Dylan Hand 10 run, McCorkle kick
NE — Mac Davis 6 pass from Hand, kick blocked
NE — Turner Hocter 34 run, Davis pass from Hand
G — Wilson 20 field goal
Xenia drops homecoming game
XENIA — In about 15 seconds Xenia’s homecoming football game went from promising upset to disappointing defeat Friday.
That’s about how long it took Springboro’s Keegan Brown to corral a tipped Xenia pass and return it 90 yards for a touchdown and turn a quickly dissipating lead into a comfortable margin as the Panthers topped Xenia 52-26 at Doug Adams Stadium. That pick-six came as it appeared the Bucs were poised to cut into a 31-20 Springboro lead early in the second half. But as QB Danny Naylor scrambled and tried to flip the ball to a receiver, it was tipped and fell into the hands of Brown, who raced down the sidelines virtually untouched for a decisive score.
Making matters worse was that the Bucs lost Naylor to an injury on the play.
Xenia (3-4, 1-1 GWOC South) had taken a 13-0 lead six minutes into the game, first driving 80 yards down the field with a mix of slants and timely runs, culminating in a seven-yard pass from Naylor to Rocky James for a 7-0 lead. Then on Springboro’s third play, Ryan Johnson jumped a receiver’s route, picked off a pass and scurried 42 yards in front of the Springboro bench for a TD. The extra point was blocked but Xenia still led.
Springboro (6-1, 2-0 GWOC South) then scored 17 unanswered points, but Naylor and James again connected for a TD play — a 13-yard pass — to take a 20-17 lead. Springboro scored with 32 seconds left and then following an interception, scored on a 33-yard pass to take a 31-20 halftime lead.
Unofficially Naylor finished with 117 passing yards before leaving the game. Backups Jonny Shampton Jr., and Warren Mahar played in relief.
Score by Quarters
Springboro 10 21 7 14 — 52
Xenia 13 7 0 6 — 26
X — Rocky James 7 pass from Naylor (Bond kick)
X — Ryan Johnson 42 interception return (kick failed)
S — Charlie Kuhbander 21 field goal
S — Elijah Cunningham 54 run (Kuhbander kick)
S — Dylan Jones 1 run (Kuhbander kick)
X — James 12 pass from Naylor (Bond kick)
S — Jones 7 pass from Cunningham (Kuhbander kick)
S — Nick Kovacs 33 pass from Cunningham (Kuhbander kick)
S — Brown 90 interception return (Kuhbander kick)
S — Alex Feldman 20 pass from Cunningham (Kuhbander kick)
S — Jones 20 run (Kuhbander kick)
X — Sincere Wells 5 run (pass failed)
Fairborn can’t slow Viking ground game
FAIRBORN — The Miamisburg Vikings got another Greater Western Ohio Conference South division win Friday night at Baker Memorial Stadium. They beat Fairborn using a strong running attack 35-13.
Miamisburg (6-1, 2-0 GWOC) had 287 total yards in the win and nearly doubled Fairborn (1-6, 0-2 GWOC) in time of possession.
Tony Clark finished with 107 yards on 17 carries for the Vikings. Quarterback Jake Schoenberger had 104 yards passing, most of which came in the second half.
The Vikings had no trouble moving the ball in the first half. They finished the first two quarters with 146 yards rushing on 28 attempts. Clark had 84 yards on 13 carries.
The Fairborn offense looked good in spurts. They had 150 yards passing in the game, but stalled drives and a few key mistakes kept the Hawks from gaining much momentum.
Fairborn plays Lebanon 7 p.m. next Friday at James Van De Grift Stadium.
Score by quarters
Miamisburg 7 14 7 7 — 35
Fairborn 0 6 0 7 — 13
M — Tony Clark 4 run. Blake Middleton kick.
M — Davon Calloway 14 run. Middleton kick.
F — Gracen Barnhart 6 pass from Wesley Watts. Adam Knaub kick fail.
M — Calloway 2 run. Middleton kick.
M — Brian Corbett 21 pass from Jake Schoenberger. Middleton kick.
M — Tyler Johnson 28 pass from Schoenberger. Middleton kick.
F — KJ Redmond 35 run. Knaub kick.
Cedarville falls to West Libert-Salem
CEDARVILLE – Brandon Upton threw three touchdowns (two to Dusty Moell) and ran for another in West Liberty-Salem’s 41-8 win over Cedarville.
Trevor Anderson ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns, and Brandon Wolfe added 91 yards on the ground. Upton threw for 197 yards.
Cedarville’s Everette Harding ran a kickoff back 75 yards for the home team’s only score of the night.
Score by quarters
West Liberty-Salem 7 27 7 0 — 41
Cedarville 8 0 0 0 — 8
W – Trevor Anderson 35 run, kick good.
C – Everette Harding 75 kick return. Run good.
W – Luke Woods 13 pass from Brandon Upton, kick good.
W – Upton 6 run, kick good.
W – Dusty Moell 45 pass from Upton, kick failed.
W – Anderson 1 run, kick good.
W – Moell 30 pass from Upton, kick good.
Beavercreek 31, Springfield 28
Carroll 49, Roger Bacon 19
Franklin 28, Bellbrook 20
Graham 53, Greenon 0
Compiled by John Bombatch, Zach Gregory, Scott Halasz and Jonathan Gallardo.