Prep football roundup: Cougars fall to Trail
LORE CITY – Buckeye Trail amassed 332 yards on the ground and allowed just a miniscule 23 rushing yards to Frontier as the Warriors defeated the Cougars 32-14.
230 of those 332 rushing yards for Trail came from Travis Pontius, who carried the ball 44 times and scored two touchdowns. Morgan Dougherty chipped in with 52 yards on seven totes for the Warriors.
Frontier found itself down 20-0 midway through the second quarter, but an 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Rodney Barnes cut it to a two-score game. Buckeye Trail quickly answered with a 6-yard TD run Dougherty to make it 26-8 with 33 seconds left in the first half. Frontier quarterback Mitch Reynolds made the most of those 33 seconds, connecting with Damon Metheney on an 11-yard touchdown strike to cut the deficit to 26-14 at the break.
Pontius scored on an 8-yard run in the third quarter to make it 32-14, and that was all she wrote.
The passing game was essentially the only offense Frontier had on this night, as Reynolds was 15-for-30 with 191 yards through the air. Barnes was the leading receiver with 76 yards on four catches. Nick Camino had an interception for Frontier while Tristen King picked a Reynolds pass for Buckeye Trail.
Frontier (1-2) was also done in by 12 penalties for 125 yards.
The Cougars will look to get back on the winning track Friday when they host Bridgeport.
Meadowbrook 29, Shenandoah 13
SARAHSVILLE – Meadowbrook gained 278 yards of total offense and held Shenandoah to just 162 as the Colts topped the Zeps 29-13 Friday evening.
Clay Lapp had two 1-yard runs for touchdowns in the first half to give Meadowbrook (2-1) a 13-7 halftime lead. Dalton Wiggins hit Cody Johnson for a touchdown in the third quarter to make it a two-score game. Lapp then scored on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter for his third score of the game to make it 29-7 and put the game out of reach.
The game was tied early in the second quarter after Shenandoah’s Michael Vanfossen scored from 14 yards out on a run with 11:25 remaining in the first half.
Ethan McKee also scored a touchdown for the Zeps (0-3) late in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run play.
Andrew Stine had a game-high 78 rushing yards on 10 carries for the Colts. Wiggins had a big game with 157 yards on 13-of-20 passing.
Vanfossen led the Zeps with 74 rushing yards on 16 carries.
Jacob Quinn had an interception for the Colts and David Freeman had one for the Zeps.
New Lex 47, Morgan 7
NEW LEXINGTON – It was another rough night for Morgan Friday, as the Raiders were walloped by the New Lexington Panthers 47-7 at Jim Rockwell Stadium.
The Panthers rolled for 544 total yards of offense, including 361 yards on the ground.
Tommy Russell rushed for 246 yards on 13 carries and also had a 62-yard reception for a score.
Collin Russell was 10-for-18 for 183 yards through the air with three scores. Nick Saxton had a game-high 52 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Michael Apperson had a 25-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, the lone bright spot for the Raiders, who fell to 0-3.