Barons cruise to third straight league win


The Buckeye Valley football team forced five turnovers, including a pair of interceptions from Tanner Domyanich, and racked up nearly 300 yards of total offense en route to a decisive 22-0 MSL-Ohio win over host Columbus Academy Friday night in Gahanna.

The Barons (3-3, 3-0), who have now won each of their first three league games, got on the board with a safety on a Viking punt midway through the first quarter.

The offense got in on the act on the ensuing series, capping a speedy drive with a 47-yard scoring strike from freshman quarterback Nathan Huss to Mitchell Melfe. A successful two-point conversion later and Buckeye Valley owned a quick 10-0 advantage with six minutes left to play in the opening quarter.

The TD pass was the first of three for Huss, who hit Matt Hall for a four-yard score late in the first half before finding Ridder for a 60-yarder with five minutes left in the third quarter to smooth out the scoring summary.

Huss completed 17 of his 25 passes for 251 yards, three touchdowns and two picks. Ridder was his top target, hauling in three grabs for 86 yards and the score.

Cole Spalding led Columbus Academy, finishing 8-for-17 for 63 yards. Jake Calodney had 13 carries for 49 yards while Justin Alpert finished with five receptions for 44 yards.

Next up, Buckeye Valley will host Grandview Heights (2-4) Friday at 7 p.m. The Barons will host Logan in non-league action the following Friday before finishing out the league slate with Whitehall-Yearling (at home Oct. 14) and Harvest Prep (away Oct. 21).

By Ben Stroup

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