A few area youth football teams hit the gridiron Thursday.
The West Liberty-Salem Jr. High team shut out Cedarville 20-0.
Braden Miller had a 6-yard touchdown run, Kasey Kite hauled in a 43-yard touchdown pass, and Tevon McNutt scored on a 19-yard touchdown pass.
The defense played well and recorded a safety.
The Tigers are 3-3 on the season.
West Liberty Flag Football:
Team Gray handed Team Black their first loss of the season 3-2.
For Gray, now 2-2-1, James Powell tossed 3 TD passes, 2 to Eli Allen and 1 to Austin Olejniczak. Powell added an interception on defense.
For Black, who falls to 4-1, Dylan Wing and Jacob Griffith each threw TD passes. Wing and Gabe McGill each had receiving TDs.
Team White scored a last-second TD to tie Team Orange 3-3.
For White (0-3-2), Lee Burkett tossed a TD pass to Cody Crawford. Crawford also added 2 rushing TDs.
For Orange, who is now 2-2-1, Peyton Hull tossed TD passes to Joey LaRoche and Riggs Lapp. Josh Wilcoxon added a rushing TD.
The West Liberty-Salem Flag Football concludes their season next Thursday at 6 pm at Lions Park. Team Orange will take on Team Gray and Team Black will play Team White.
Hilliker YMCA Flag Football League:
Team 1 outscored Team 4 20-7.
Riley Neer had a 70-yard touchdown run.
Matt Mott hauled in a 40-yard touchdown pass from Alex Caudill. Mott added a two-point conversion.
Caudill had a 30-yard touchdown pass from Carston Spriggs.
Spriggs delivered a 40-yard TD catch on the final play of the game.
Mott sparked the defense with an interception.
Caleb Sutherin had a big stop to save a touchdown and Collin Powell made a couple of stops.