After five weeks, two SWOC teams remain undefeated: Harrison (5-0) and Mount Healthy (5-0).
Harrison got to 5-0 in a thriller against Talawanda, 45-39. Harrison senior quarterback Jake Weber was 21 of 27 passing for 344 yards and three touchdowns. Talawanda senior running back Maurice Thomas (Miami University commit) rushed 23 times for 335 yards and four touchdowns.
Harrison receivers Mitchell Hogue and Mitchell Crawford both had over 100 yards receiving and a touchdown catch.
Mount Healthy beat Little Miami, 34-7. Hjavier Pitts had 14 carries for 122 yards and three touchdowns, coupled with David Montgomery's 117 yards and a TD for the Owls.
Ross improved to 3-2 overall (1-1 in SWOC) with a 35-14 win over Edgewood. Ross quarterback Dustin Foley threw for 152 yards with a touchdown, and rushed for 105 yards with a touchdown. Ross senior running back John Kinkaid tacked on 106 yards, three touchdowns no 18 carries.
Northwest struggled against the top-ranked team in Division II, La Salle. The Knights fell 48-6. Quarterback Brandon Shelton threw for 208 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
For the third year in a row, Talawanda has won the SWOC girls' tennis conference championship. The Braves were led by conference player of the year, Katie Curry, the first singles champion. Talawanda's Audrey Lipps also won the third singles title, and Rebecca Lockhart and Carly Sherba took the first doubles title.
Little Miami came in second overall behind the second doubles team of Shannon Brown and Catie Beth Stamper who won second doubles.
Harrison's Hanna Williams won the second singles title.
The Wildcats won the SWOC girls' golf conference championship Wednesday. It's the first girls' golf title for Harrison since joining the SWOC. Little Miami finished second, Edgewood was third and Northwest came in fourth.
Harrison was led by juniors Taylor Gwinner and Taylor Keppler. Gwinner had the tournament's low round with a 95, followed by Keppler with a 98. Rachelle Grubbs had the third-lowest round for Harrison, shooting 104. Edgewood sophomore Abbey Weaver was fourth overall with a 105, and Little Miami freshman Alex Gomez shot 107 landing her fifth overall.
Talawanda won the SWOC boys' golf conference championship Tuesday. The Braves shot a 335, followed by Harrison with a 369, Edgewood with a 374, Northwest with a 384, Little Miami with a 387 and Ross with a 407.
Talawanda's Charlie Winkler had the low round with a 79. Edgewood's Drake Couch shot an 81. Talawanda's Ford Clay (82) and Curran Persinger (84) also had great rounds.
Harrison's Daniel Bischel led the Wildcats with an 85, and Northwest's Matt Paluga shot 88.
Football scores from week four
Mount Healthy 38, Talawanda 6
Northwest 35, Ross 23
Harrison 56, Little Miami 6
Western Hills 34, Edgewood 28
Mount Healthy and Harrison continued their impressive starts, while Northwest defeated Ross to remain very much in the race. Harrison (4-0) hosts Talawanda (2-2) in week five; Mount Healthy (4-0) travels to Little Miami (0-3); Northwest (3-1) will battle the area's top-ranked Division II team in La Salle (4-0); Ross (2-2) plays host to Edgewood (1-3) where both teams are coming off losses.