HS Football Week 1: Burg, Elks, Trotwood roll to wins;  Tipp and Bellbrook battle to the end

Franklin’s Kyle Rickard moves in to tackle Carlisle’s DJ Chambers during Friday night’s season opener at Carlisle. Franklin won 47-14. JOHN CUMMINGS/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Franklin’s Kyle Rickard moves in to tackle Carlisle’s DJ Chambers during Friday night’s season opener at Carlisle. Franklin won 47-14. JOHN CUMMINGS/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Centerville High School football team needed a good start to the season. Against Fairfield, a team loaded with college talented headed to UC and possibly Ohio State, the Elks got the big win they searched two years for; and gave Brent Ullery a memorable first win.

Troy bested Trotwood the last two years - a rarity against the Rams, a perennial state power - they weren't having it this year with a convincing win over the Trojans.

Springfield drove three hours to Lancaster, but the trip was worth it.

It was ugly, but Tippecanoe got a big win over Bellbrook, and maybe earned some points in the tough Region 12.

Ryan Montgomery's senior season started with four touchdowns in a Franklin win over Carlisle.

WEEK 1: High School Football Scores

Miamisburg 54, Northwest 24: Tony Clark led the way with 127 yards rushing. Tate Vongsey passed for 128 yards and tossed a 63-yard TD pass to Colin Dillon.

Sidney 39, St. Marys 36: Isaiah Bower rushed for 205 yards and Andre Gordon passed for 211 yards as Sidney topped St. Marys 39-36 on Friday night.

Brookville 34, Tri-County North 7: Brookville started out strong, up 21-0 at the end of the first quarter. A six point second quarter awnd seven point third quarter would put Brookville up 34-0. A last minute touchdown by Josh Heindl put Tri-County North on the board. Bailey Wallens led Brookville in rushing, while Alex Cherry had a two yard fumble recovery.

Danville 31, Ponitz 6: Mesiah Smith scored on a 10-yard run in the first quarter for Ponitz. Smith tallied 84 yards on 15 carries and Craig Poyphress added 8 carries for 51 yards. Ponitz only trailed 10-6 at the half but couldn't get going in the final two quarters.

Eaton 24, Greenville 19: Ryan Venable went 14-for-16 for 138 yards passing to pace Eaton. Caleb Puckett was their rushing leader with 149 yards on 36 attempts. Owen Paulus went 9-for-22 for Greenville for 155 yards.

Mason 31, Springboro 21: Matt Sora led Mason with 170 yards rushing, while Will Adams tacked on 168 yards passing, going 10-for-20 on the night. Cameron Rountree led both rushing and passing, contributing 80 yards and 182 respectively.

Greeenview 31, Arcanum 0: Greeneview started strong with a shutout win over Arcanum. Jon Brakeall went 4-for-4 on PATs, also kicking a 36-yard field goal to help the Rams secure their victory. Nick Clevenger earned both a rushing and passing touchdown on the night.

Marion Local 35, Chaminade Julienne 7: Marion Local started out strong and stayed that way throughout the course of the game, establishing a 28 point lead going into the half. Henry Keller and Nathan Bruns tallied two touchdowns each. Jonathan Bell ran in the lone score for Chaminade Julienne.

Bethel 63, Northridge 22: Northridge and Bethel both started out strong, tied 14-14 at the end of the first quarter, thanks to efforts by Twon Hines for Northridge and the combination of Jacob Evans and Travis Durst for Bethel. Unfortunately, Northridge just couldn't hold onto to the lead and a 43 point second half effort by Bethel would lead them to their 41 point victory.

Dixie 56, Twin Valley South 40: Dixie tallied 14 points each quarter to lead them to victory over Twin Valley South. Tristan Hall went 8-for-8 for Dixie on PATs. Twin Valley South did manage an 86-yard kickoff return by Cade Cottingim. Dixie and Twin Valley South alternated scoring throughout much of the game, but ultimately, it was Dixie that come out on top.

Fairborn 32, Tecumseh 26: Wesley Watts was the passing leader for Fairborn, going 9-for-13 on the night, amassing 183 yards, despite throwing one interception. KJ Redmond rushed 155 yards with three touchdowns for Fairborn. Will Sowder and Jayden McFarland combined for 122 yards passing, while Gavin Wasson led with 150 rushing yards.

Piqua 50, Meadowdale 12: Piqua got off to a hot start, scoring 50 points in the first two quarters, partially from a Meadowdale safety. Despite their 50 point lead, however, Piqua was held scoreless in the second half. Austin Davis led with 179 passing yards, earning 10 completions on 19 attempts. Elijah Carson had 10 completions on 24 attempts, netting 115 yards for Meadowdale.

Kings 37, Lebanon 31: Thomas Mitchell was 4-for-5 on PATs for Kings, while Nak'emon Williams ran in four touchdowns for a combined 176 yards, including a 98 yard run that won Kings the game.

Oakwood 42, Mariemont 41: Despite leading 41-34 at the end of the third quarter, Mariemont couldn't hold onto the lead and Oakwood rallied back, besting Mariemont by just one point, 42-41. It was a 12 yard pass from Erbe to Talarcyzk and a successful two point conversion by Amongero in the final minute that pushed Oakwood just past Mariemont.