Irish pull away as Pacers fade late


The Delaware Hayes football team pushed all the right buttons early, but visiting Dublin Scioto had the answers late as the Irish pulled away for a 29-17 league win Friday night.

Jahi Broussard-Nash broke the scoring seal with a 16-yard touchdown run less than three minutes into the game and Kyle Klumpp made it 10-0 with a 36-yard field goal with 3:28 to play in the opening quarter.

Scioto (2-3) was in control the rest of the way, though, outscoring Hayes (2-3) 29-7 over the course of the final three quarters.

Declan Farrell had a pair of field goals and Xavier Lopes hauled in a 15-yard touchdown reception to make it a 13-10 Irish lead at the break. The Pacers took a brief third-quarter edge when Laquans Banks-Christian scampered in for a 45-yard score after an interception by Ty Gillam, but Scioto ended the game with 16 unanswered points to close things out.

Olentangy Berlin 28, Worthington Kilbourne 20

For the second straight week, the Bears found a way to win.

Down much of the game, Jacob Moeller put Berlin (3-2) up for good, 21-20, with a 36-yard TD strike to Jack Nebraska at the 5:19 mark of the third quarter. The defense took over from there as Bennett Lawrence returned an interception 30 yards for a score in the game’s final minutes to all but seal the win over the Wolves Friday night in Delaware.

Moeller completed 12 of his 27 passes for 171 yards while Johnny Spinner collected 81 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Nebraska was Moeller’s top target, finishing with four receptions for 82 yards and the score.

Mitchell Tomasek threw for 226 yards and Terrique Gray rushed for 91 and a score to lead Kilbourne (0-5).

Olentangy Orange 52, Westland 0

Spencer Hawkins threw for four touchdowns, three to Caden Konczak, as the Pioneers rolled to their second straight blowout win Friday night in Lewis Center.

Hawkins had his most efficient game of the season, connecting on 11 of his 16 passes for 259 yards and the four scores. Konczak, meanwhile, had six grabs for 120 yards and the three TDs.

Luke Applegate, Jake Vanchieri and Jake Werling all ran for scores while the Pioneer (4-1) defense, which forced a pair of safeties, only gave up 113 yards of total offense.

Dylan Dempsey had a pair of sacks while Reece Dunham hauled in an interception.

Marysville 38, Big Walnut 10

The Monarchs scored the first 24 points of the game and never looked back on the way to a lopsided non-league win over the visiting Golden Eagles Friday night.

Gabe Powers scored a pair of touchdowns for Marysville (4-1) while Ryan Kern, who had a touchdown of his own, collected 128 of the team’s 271 rushing yards in the win.

Tyler Crotinger had Big Walnut’s (2-3) lone TD — a seven-yard run to smooth out the scoring summary with 4:14 left in the game. Landen Rutkowski also had a 31-yard field goal in the setback.

Bishop Ready 28, Buckeye Valley 21

Andy Anthony did all he could — throwing for a touchdown, running for another and even receiving one — but it wasn’t enough as the Barons (0-5) fell to the host Knights (3-2) Friday night at Fortress Obetz.

With his team down 14-0 midway through the third quarter, Anthony scored when Anthony Hughes took a direct snap and found him 40 yards down the field for a score.

After Ready ballooned the lead to 21-7, Anthony hooked up with Brock Buckler from nine yards out to bring BV back within a touchdown.

The Knights had an answer, though. After Anthony scored from two yards out to make it 28-21 in the final minutes, Ready got the stop it needed when AJ Craddock grabbed an interception to all but end things.

Olentangy 38, New Albany 35

Ethan Hand scored from two yards out to even things at 35 with 5:36 to play and Hayden Olcott connected on a 37-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Braves (3-2) to a thrilling come-from-behind win over the host Eagles (3-2) Friday in New Albany.

Olentangy outscored the hosts 17-7 in the fourth quarter to cement the win.

Trent Maddox threw for 223 yards and four touchdowns, Jake Coleman had 10 grabs for 148 yards and three TDs and Zack Kershner rushed for 58 yards in the win.
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