The Milton-Union High School rushing attack is alive and well to start the postseason.
The Bulldogs’ run game led to a 46-14 win over second-seeded Westfall in the first round of the Division IV, Region 16 football playoffs Friday. No. 7 seed Milton-Union rushed 49 times as a team for 475 yards, while holding Westfall to 40 yards rushing.
Tyler Brown had 18 carries for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Joseph Thoele added 13 carries for 104 yards and two touchdowns, including a 47-yard run in the fourth. David Karns rushed 12 times for 96 yards and one touchdown.
London Cowan was 5-of-10 passing for 64 yards. Westfall quarterback Trent Williamson was 19-of-45 passing for 217 yards and three interceptions.
Milton-Union outgained Westfall 539-257.
Turpin 26, Tippecanoe 3: Turpin stayed undefeated with 26 unanswered points in the first half.
Tippecanoe scored on a 34-yard field goal by Taylor Clark in the second quarter.
Marion Local 53, Bradford 27: Marion Local outscored Bradford 28-0 in the second quarter to run away with this playoff win.
After a 14-yard TD run by Jacy Goettemoeller in the first quarter, Bradford’s James Canan responded with a 57-yard TD run. Goettemoeller then had two more rushing TDs in the second quarter.
Goettemoeller finished with 115 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries. Canan rushed for 173 yards on 23 carries.
Marion Local’s Adam Bertke was 8-of-9 passing for 181 yards, including TD passes of 28 yards and 40 yards. He was rested in the second half for Dustin Rethman, who also threw two TDs.
Minster 48, Tri-County North 7: Minster’s Adam Niemeyer was 16-0f-22 passing for 264 yards, five touchdowns and one interception, powering Minster. The hosts rushed for another 202 yards and outgained Tri-County North 466-131.
Korey Schultz had 11 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown. He also had a 54-yard run. Scott Sekas had seven carries for 72 yards and one touchdown.
Niemeyer had three touchdown passes in the first quarter.
St. Henry 45, Fort Loramie 21: St.Henry’s Kyle Stahl was 22-of-28 passing for 219 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, lifting St. Henry.
Adam Reichert rushed nine times for 98 yards. Stahl carried 14 times for 76 yards.
Fort Loramie’s Seth Guillozet was 20-of-32 passing for 235 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.
St. Henry led 24-7 at halftime and forced four Fort Loramie turnovers.
Winton Woods 50, Edgewood 7: Winton Woods, which led 50-0 at halftime, rushed for 322 yards.
Edgewood was outgained 324-205 and held to just 10 first downs, as the running tandem of A.J. Pieratt and Matt Barger were unable to break an extremely fast and versatile Warriors defensive front seven.
The Cougars end a very successful campaign with an 8-3 overall record after reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Although they lose a hefty senior class (25), coach Scott Clemmons expects to make another run in 2013.
“These (seniors) showed the underclassmen how to play the game of football — not just on the field, but in the community, the classroom and in the hallways at school,” Clemmons said. “That’s what this class is going to leave. It’s not just a great football team, but it’s their overall character of being young men.
“It was a great season,” he added. “We challenged the boys. They stepped up to the challenge and did everything we asked them to do this year.”
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