Area football roundup: Anna, Fort Loramie roll to big wins

Staff report

BROOKVILLE —After Brookville cut Anna’s lead to 15 points in the third quarter of a nonconference game on Friday, the Rockets scored four touchdowns to run away to a 49-12 win.

Anna (2-0) amassed 456 yards of offense in the game, 302 of which came on the ground. Riley Huelskamp ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, while Aidan Endsley had 107 rushing yards and one touchdown on 13 carries. Tyler McVety had 56 rushing yards on four carries and scored one touchdown.

Quarterback Travis Meyer completed 6-of-9 pass attempts for 154 yards. Meyer threw for two touchdowns and also ran for a one-yard score in the second quarter. Caleb Kauffman had two receptions for 73 yards and Austin Fogt had 65 receiving yards on two catches. Kauffman and Fogt each caught one touchdown pass.

The Rockets led 21-0 at halftime, but Brookville’s Bailey Wallen scored on a short touchdown run early in the third quarter to cut Anna’s lead to 15 points after a missed extra point.

The Rockets took over from there. Meyer threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Fogt with 5:13 left which gave Anna a 27-6 lead after a missed extra point.

After a quick three-and-out by the Blue Devils, Meyer threw a 60-yard touchdown to Kauffman to give the Rockets a 34-6 lead.

Wallen scored on a short touchdown run in the fourth, but Anna closed it out a few minutes later on a 57-yard touchdown run by Riley Huelskamp, who then ran for a two-point conversion to put on a running clock. McVety added a late 41-yard touchdown run for the Rockets.

Aidan Endsley scored on a 3-yard run in the first quarter, and Huelskamp scored on a 25-yard run.

Anna’s defense held Brookville to 226 yards. Huelskamp, Wyatt Bensman and Luke Cantrell each had one interception for the Rockets, which begin Midwest Athletic Conference play next week at Versailles.

Lehman Catholic 31 Miami East 14

After Miami East fought back to tie the score in the second half, the Cavaliers scored 17 unanswered points pull away for a 31-14 victory on Friday.

Elliott Gilardi hit Kameron Lee on a 34-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter to give Lehman a 21-14 lead. Michael Denning kicked a 29-yard field goal with 8:13 left in the fourth to increase the lead to 10 points, and Gilardi capped things off with a late 5-yard touchdown run to seal the win.

Gilardi completed 11-of-16 passes for 126 yards and ran for 111 yards on 17 carries. Owen Smith had 27 carries for 138 yards, and Ben Barhorst had two carries for 17 yards. Barhorst led the team in receiving with seven catches for 79 yards.

After a scoreless first quarter, Lehman jumped out in front when Gilardi scored on a 3-yard touchdown run. A bad snap on a punt by Miami East then allowed Michael Bunker to fall on the ball in the end zone, putting the Cavaliers up 14-0.

Miami East scored right before halftime, when Ian Gengler hit Justin Brown for a 23-yard touchdown pass to make it 14-7 at the break. Gengler hit Blaine Brokschmidt on an 11-yard touchdown pass early in the third to tie the score 14-14.

Lehman had 392 total yards in the game while the Vikings had 162.

The Cavaliers (1-1) host Graham next Saturday in a nonconference game at Piqua’s Alexander Stadium.

Fort Loramie 54 Greenon 16

The Redskins led 20-0 by the end of the first quarter in the blowout win on Friday.

Loramie had 271 yards of offense. Mike Hoying ran 15 times for 65 yards and Carter Mescher ran four times for 32 yards. Freshman Collin Moore ran for 35 yards on three carries in the second half. Hoying, Mescher, Devin Wehrman, Blake Holthaus and Austin Siegel ran for one touchdown each.

Siegel completed six passes for 63 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown pass to Hoying that gave Loramie a 35-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Mescher started the scoring early in the first quarter with a 6-yard touchdown run. Siegel scored on a short scramble late in the quarter, and C.J. Billing fell on a muffed punt in the end zone in the last minute to boost the lead to 20-0.

Mike Hoying scored on a 4-yard touchdown run less than two minutes into the second quarter, and a two-point conversion pass from Siegel to Mescher put the Redskins up 28-0. Devin Wehrman scored on a touchdown run late in the second, and Greenon hit a field goal as time expired to make the score 41-3.

Loramie cruised from there, with a running clock through the whole second half.

Billing and Nick Brandewie each had a fumble recovery for the Redskins. Freshman Max Hoying led the team with six tackles.

The Redskins (1-1) travel to Covington (0-2) next Friday to open Cross County Conference play.

Minster 28, Covington 0

Two weeks into the season, Minster’s defense hasn’t given up a point.

A week after the Wildcats beat Fort Loramie 20-0, they followed with a 28-0 win over Covington on the road in nonconference action.

Jared Huelsman, Isaac Schmiesing and Alex Schmitmeyer ran for touchdowns in the first half to help the Wildcats take a 21-0 halftime lead. The Buccaneers drove inside Minster’s 20-yard line twice in the first half, but penalties stalled both of those drives. Covington finished the game with four turnovers and a number of dropped passes, including a pair in the end zone.

The Wildcats open MAC play against Delphos St. John’s next Friday.

Delphos Jefferson 14, Versailles 7

Turnovers and failure to finish off possessions doomed Versailles on Friday night. The Tigers threw two interceptions in the first half and failed to cover a kickoff that led to the Wildcats’ 14 points in the first quarter.

Versailles responded in the second quarter on a 3-yard touchdown run by George Grow. Neither team could manage to put the ball in the end zone after the Grow score.

Versailles outgained the Wildcats 203 yards to 153. The Tigers could not finish drives once inside Jefferson territory. Multiple possessions in Jefferson territory in both halves were stopped short on fourth down.

Versailles (1-1) will host Anna on Friday night in a MAC opener.

New Bremen 30, Mississinawa Valley 0

New Bremen shut out Mississinawa Valley on Friday night in Union City.

Nolan Bornhorst was 7-of-10 passing for 66 yards with two touchdowns. Avery Powers led New Bremen’s ground game with 109 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Levi Clem led the Cardinal receivers with two catches for 40 yards and a touchdown.

The game was close early with New Bremen holding a 3-0 lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to a 27-yard field goal by Ryan Bertke.

In the second quarter, New Bremen added a 26-yard touchdown pass from Bornhorst to Clem and a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown by Grant Selby to increase the lead to 16-0.

The Cardinals got a 1-yard touchdown run from Powers and a 6-yard touchdown pass from Bornhorst to Brandon Heitkamp in the third quarter to make it 30-0.

New Bremen (2-0) finished the night with 236 yards of offense while Mississinawa Valley had 100. The Cardinals had 170 rushing yards and 66 passing yards, and the Blackhawks had 84 rushing yards and 16 passing yards.

The Cardinals open MAC play next Friday at home against St. Henry.

Mechanicsburg 33, Riverside 0

Joey Mascadri scored four touchdowns in the Indians’ win over Riverside. Mascadri scored on a 73-yard pass reception, a 20-yard run, a 54-yard reception and a 30-yard reception. Dustin Knapp added a 10-yard run late in the third quarter.

Riverside (1-1) plays at Indian Lake next Friday.