Week 5: Mount Healthy and Edgewood each advanced to 2-0 in conference play. Mount Healthy (5-0 overall) beat Ross 37-7. Edgewood (4-1) pulled away from Harrison 44-28. 

Mount Healthy QB Michael Crawford threw for 105 yards and a touchdown, and also rushed 11 times for 129 yards and three touchdowns. 

Edgewood QB Drew Reckart was 6 of 12 for 112 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 90 yards and a touchdown. Running back Devon Garrett totaled 170 yards on 22 carries with two touchdowns. Eddie Driskell added two more touchdown catches for the Cougars. 

Harrison was unable to run the ball, but quarterback Frankie Young went 14 of 28 for 243 yards and three touchdowns. Gerald Smith had 102 yards receiving and two scores and returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. 

In two of the more exciting games of the weekend, Northwest fell 36-35 to Licking Valley, and Talawanda held off Little Miami 45-44. Talawanda QB Logan Kamphaus was 13 of 28 for 233 yards and four touchdowns. Kamphaus also rushed 21 times for 151 yards and a touchdown. 

All season long, the Cougars have been the most dominant girls golf team in the conference and Edgewood proved it again on Wednesday at Fairfield Green Golf Course for the SWOC championship. 

Edgewood took first place with a score of 398. Harrison was second with 413 and Northwest was third with 422. 

Edgewood freshman Sarah Abner was the tournament medalist with with a 40 on the front and 47 on the back for a round of 87. Edgewood junior Annie Patrick was second overall with a 92 and Harrison freshman McKenzie Mobley was third with 95. Northwest freshman Morgan Hughes took fourth with a score of 96 and Little Miami's Mallory Wright was fifth with 101. 

Complete results for the girls can be found here

Led by tournament medalist Vincent Whitehead's round of 76 on Tuesday, Talawanda captured the league title by beating Harrison by one stroke, 341-342. 

Talawanda, Harrison and Little Miami all shared the regular season title with identical 4-1 records, but the Braves' win at the conference championship put them in position for the trophy. 

Complete results from the boys golf conference tournament can be found here.  

Final conference standings for the boys are here

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the boys are set for the SWOC boys golf championship tournament at Miami Whitewater with a 9 a.m. start. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, the girls get after it at 9 a.m. at Fairfield Green Golf Course. 

Check back in for results to see who was crowned league champions. 


Week 4: Mount Healthy remains unbeaten (4-0) after a barnburner win, 17-14, over Little Miami to opener conference play on Sept. 16.  

Edgewood performed at a high level again in a 42-14 win over Northwest. Edgewood quarterback Drew Reckart was efficient, going 6-for-7 for 101 yards and a touchdown. The Cougars' ground game remained impressive with 361 total yards on 59 carries. Carroll Moore led Edgewood with 101 yards and a TD on 16 carries. Eddie Driskell caught five passes for 93 yards and a score. 

Northwest quarterback Brandon Shelton had a big game, but the Knights were unable to keep up with Edgewood's rushing game. Shelton was forced to throw, down 28-0 at halftime, and ended up 22-of-36 for 324 yards and two touchdowns. 

Harrison took another step in the right direction with a 42-7 win over Ross. Harrison quarterback Frankie Young was 13-of-19 for 273 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Matt Bonfield had 75 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns. Nick Vanderpohl, Gerald Smith and Mitchell Crawford all had receiving touchdowns and more than 70 yards. 

Ross struggled to run the ball against the Wildcats with just 26 yards on 24 attempts. 

Journal-News coverage from Harrison and Ross

Talawanda dropped a non-conference tilt with New Richmond, 42-0. The Braves were outgained 571-113 in the game. 

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