Week Nine of high school football featured a fantastic finish in the WPKO Game of the Week.
Urbana rallied past visiting Indian Lake 38-31.
Indian Lake and Urbana waged a Rocky-esqe slugfest back and forth for control of the Mad River Division of the CBC and a step towards the state playoffs.
Unpredictably, the Lakers kept striking first, leaving the ‘Climbers to answer back each time, with both teams finishing the half tied at 21 after Urbana scored a tying touchdown with 24 seconds left in the first half.
Indian Lake struck first again in the second half, scoring late in the third quarter to pull out to a 28-21 lead after a personal foul on the defense kept a drive alive. Urbana scored but missed a two-point conversion to take the lead, leaving the Lakers up 28-27, but Urbana got a FG with just over a minute to go up 30-28. The Lakers returned the ensuing kickoff all the way to the Urbana 15, setting up a winning try from 23 yards out. Freshman Connor Davis nailed the FG with 23 seconds left to put the Lakers ahead 31-30. Urbana took the ensuing drive down to the Indian Lake 20 and scored with 1.9 seconds to win 38-31.
Listen to Chad Wilkinson and Matt Hull call the winning touchdown pass.
On 1390 WBLL, Tecumseh beat visiting Bellefontaine 35-6.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Arrows exploded for four touchdowns to take a commanding 28-0 halftime lead.
A.J. Gorham scored the Chiefs lone touchdown on a 54-yard run with 4:29 remaining in the game.
Tecumseh running back Christian Evans was named the Steve Austin's Player of the Game. The junior rushed for 152 yards and three touchdowns.
Tecumseh dominated the contest, outgaining the Chiefs 454 to 176 yards.
The Arrows tallied 18 first downs and held Bellefontaine to four first downs.
The Chiefs fall to 1-7 and 0-4 in the CBC. They will finish the season next Friday at Dayton Stebbins on WBLL.
The Arrows improve to 7-2 and 4-0 in league play. Tecumseh can clinch the outright CBC title with a win at Kenton Ridge next Friday.
Listen to Bellefontaine head coach Chris Schmidt recap the loss and look ahead to Week 10.
In the PeakofOhio.com game, Benjamin Logan toppled host Greenon 47-7.
Junior running back Jeremy Brisson had a career night for the Raiders.
He rushed for 342 yards and three touchdowns to break Benjamin Logan's season rushing record.
Brisson has 1,643 yards, surpassing the 1,483 yards recorded by Landon McKirahan two years ago.
The Raiders will visit Indian Lake next Friday on PeakofOhio.com.
Upper Scioto Valley defeated Riverside 41-22.
West Liberty-Salem stayed perfect beating Cedarville 65-7.
Triad won over Southeastern 20-14. The Cardinals will visit West Liberty-Salem next Friday on WPKO.
Mechanicsburg edged Springfield Catholic 28-26.
Northeastern took down Greeneview 35-21.
Northwestern beat Graham 31-21.
Tipp City defeated Kenton Ridge 28-7.
Springfield Shawnee shut out Dayton Stebbins 34-0.
Spencerville pounded Lehman 50-14.
Patrick Henry blanked Waynesfield-Goshen 35-0.
Ft. Loramie powered past Ridgemont 75-0.
Fairbanks beat Lima Perry 42-14.
North Union ripped Ridgedale 67-18.
Trotwood-Madison blasted Sidney 75-7.
Ada shut out Delphos Jefferson 17-0.
Kenton beat Defiance 42-32.
Ottawa-Glandorf handled Lima Bath 54-14.
Elida stifled Celina 32-9.
Vandalia-Butler shut out Piqua 7-0.
Troy outscored Greenville 28-6.
St. Heny defeated Ft. Recovery 14-7.
Wapakoneta beat Lima Shawnee 49-22.
Marion Local knocked off Anna 27-21.
Coldwater steamrolled Parkway 47-6.
Covington blanked Ansonia 70-0.
Jonathan Alder defeated Marion Harding 44-12.
Marysville won over Central Crossing 65-38.