Four Unbeatens Remain
Four undefeated teams remain (Harrison, Mount Healthy, Northwest, Ross) after the second week of the football season. Edgewood worked its way into the win column, and Little Miami is still in search.
Final scores from week two:
Harrison 14, Oak Hills 7
Ross 57, Dixie 19
Northwest 23, Troy 0
Mount Healthy 23, Fenwick 7
Western Brown 59, Little Miami 29
Edgewood 17, Franklin 14
Kings 63, Talawanda 35
Edgewood and Harrison both managed to squeak out wins in the final quarter. Edgewood outscored Franklin 11-0 in the fourth quarter; the Cougars’ Curtis Suldovsky kicked a 20-yard field goal with two seconds left to win the game. Edgewood rushed for 260 yards as a team. Harrison now has a pair of tight wins. The Wildcats kept the Highlanders off the scoreboard in the second half, and a 22-yard pass from senior quarterback Jake Weber to junior wide receiver Mitchell Hogue put the Wildcats up for good.
Ross has steamrolled its first two opponents by a combined score of 98-19. The Rams dominated Dixie in all aspects. Ross quarterback Dustin Foley was 4-of-6 for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Cole Hannon had a rushing touchdown, an 85-yard kickoff return touchdown and an interception return touchdown. Senior John Kinkaid rushed six times for 99 yards and two touchdowns to go with a 71-yard touchdown catch.
Mount Healthy and Northwest again find themselves at 2-0. Mount Healthy avenged its lone 2013 regular season loss by beating Fenwick. The Owls were led by David Montgomery and Hjavier Pitts. Montgomery finished with 126 rushing yards on 25 attempts with a TD, Pitts added 113 on the ground and a TD. Mt. Healthy linebacker Danny Johnson put the game out of reach with a 93-yard fumble recovery for a TD with 3:40 left in the game. A pair of fourth-quarter defensive touchdowns made it look easy for Northwest. Payton Brown returned an interception 55 yards with 3:23 left in the game, only to be outdone by Cortez McGinnis who returned a fumble 61 yards for a score with 0:54 left. McGinnis finished with 92 yards rushing on 16 carries.
Talawanda went toe-to-toe with Kings through three quarters. But, Kings outscored the Braves 21-0 in the fourth quarter. Talawanda running back Maurice Thomas continued his offensive onslaught with 37 rushes for 212 yards and a TD. Thomas also caught two touchdown passes for 82 yards.
Little Miami was able to put up some points in defeat Friday. The Panthers rushed for 257 yards, led by senior Brayden Thornbury’s 146 on 27 carries and a TD.