In our feature game on 98.3 WPKO, Mechanicsburg shocked the area by serving up host West Liberty-Salem a regular season loss for the first time in 30 games, 32-22.
Brandon Purk was Mr. Everything for the 'Burg, as well as the Steve Austin Player of the Game, kicking field goals of 42 and 43 yards in the first half and finishing with 5 catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns, including a 76-yard backbreaker for the Tigers late in a wild fourth quarter that saw four touchdowns scored.
Hear Chad Wilkinson on the call as Purk hits the 43-yarder
The Tigers get back in the game on Cordell's 2nd score
The Indians pull away in the 4th for the upset
The Tigers are 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the OHC. The Indians move to 5-2, 3-1.
On 1390 WBLL, Bellefontaine was trying to spoil Kenton Ridge’s Homecoming, but the Chiefs, despite fighting back all night long, had big plays upend the effort, coming up short, losing 38-26.
Kenton Ridge had more than 600 yards in total offense.
Junior quarterback Mitchell Schneider led the way with 200 yards rushing, including a 75-yard scamper on the second play of the game. The speedster was named the Steve Austin's Player of the Game.
For Bellefontaine, Jordan Baughman rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. He also returned a kickoff 90 yards for a score.
Jake Kennedy fired a three-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Gorham in the final quarter to pull the Chiefs within 24-20.
Kennedy was 17-of-33 for 199 yards.
Listen to Bellefontaine head coach Toby Smith recap the loss.
The Chiefs are 3-4 overall and 0-2 in the CBC. They will play at unbeaten Springfield Shawnee next week on WBLL.
The Cougars are 6-1, 1-1. They will travel to Dayton Stebbins in Week 8.
The PeakofOhio.com Game saw Indian Lake at home against Northwestern where the Lakers scored 50+ for the second time this season, blanking the Warriors 51-0.
Senior bruiser L.J. Henderson rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns.
The Lakers held the high scoring Warriors to less than 125 yards in total offense.
Indian Lake is 3-4, 2-0.
Greeneview (3-4) stomped Springfield Catholic (0-7) 61-27.
Triad (7-0) remained unbeaten with a home win over Cedarville (5-2) 21-7. Chaz Adams had two TDs for the Cardinals.
Northeastern held home court, winning against Southeastern 42-7.
Urbana (7-0) and Benjamin Logan (0-7) retained opposite records as the Hillclimbers routed the Raiders 39-14.
Springfield Shawnee kept their record unblemished at 7-0 with a tough 27-20 road win over Tecumseh.
Dayton Stebbins failed to hand Tipp City their first loss as the Devils rolled to 7-0 with a 63-20 thrashing of the Indians (3-4).
Graham beat Greenon 21-7.
Riverside fell at Lima Perry 45-35. Despite the loss, Tanner Lane and Connor Cotterman shined again. Lane had 179 yards rushing on 12 carries and Cotterman bolted for 181 yards on 15 carries. Both of them rushed for a pair of scores. The Pirates (3-4) were hurt by five turnovers.
Waynesfield-Goshen handled Ridgemont 34-8.
Lehman beat rival Ft. Loramie 21-14. The Cavs are 6-1; the Redskins fall to 5-2.
Lucas shut down Upper Scioto Valley 26-8.
Fairbanks rolled over Buckeye Valley 35-14.
Kenton dominated Elida 48-2.
Sidney was dumped 46-17 by Piqua. The Indians outscored the Yellow Jackets 29-0 in the second half.
North Union defeated Fredericktown 54-40. The Wildcats are 6-1.
Marysville beat Thomas Worthington 24-17. The Monarchs are 6-1.
Coldwater stifled Anna 43-7.
Marion Local blitzed St. Henry 35-7.
Wapakoneta ran past Ottawa-Glandorf 45-13.
Lima Central Catholic steamrolled London 56-6.
Delphos St. John's defeated Ft. Recovery 28-8.
Covington blanked Miami East 34-0.