The eighth week of high school football in the Miami Valley included broken records and multiple games decided by late failed PATs.
1. Valley View avoided a huge SWBL Southwestern upset when the Spartans (7-1, 3-1) stopped a two-point try by Oakwood (2-6, 2-2) . Collin Genslinger scored three touchdowns for Valley View, which yielded 466 passing to Oakwood’s Brian Erbe.
2. Greenville (3-5) looked primed to tie Tippecanoe with a touchdown with less than four minutes left in the fourth quarter, but the PAT kick failed and the Red Devils (6-2) held on for a 7-6 win. Elsewhere in the GWOC, Centerville topped Northmont 24-23 despite not converting any of its PATs.
3. Jake Neatherton ran for 175 yards and three touchdowns in his third game since becoming eligible for Miamisburg, a 55-20 winner at Lebanon. The Vikings bounced back from a one-point loss at Springboro.
4. Springfield won its third game in a row, topping Beavercreek 32-27 to improve to 6-2. Shane Ramey ran for 166 yards and a touchdown while also making eight tackles for the Wildcats, who will take on undefeated Wayne this week.
5. Bailey Wallen put his name in the Brookville record book by rushing for 382 yards and scoring seven touchdowns as the Blue Devils topped Eaton 55-28.
6. On Thursday night, Dunbar beat Thurgood Marshall 42-16 on the strength of two touchdown passes by Jamar Walker, one of which went to Keyshaun Jones, who also returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown. The Wolverines improved to 7-1 and continued their pregame national anthem protest.
7. Springboro beat Fairborn 66-42, and the big story was kicker Charlie Kuhbander. He finished the night with 286 career points, breaking the state record of 282 set by Michael Busch of Findlay Liberty-Benton.