Football roundup: Lehman Catholic loses 35-21 to Riverside


SIDNEY — Lehman Catholic couldn’t keep up with Riverside and lost a Three Rivers Conference game 35-21 on Friday at Sidney Memorial Stadium.

The Pirates (6-1, 4-0 TRC) remain in a first-place tie in conference standings with the win, along with Milton-Union (5-2, 4-0). Lehman dropped to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in TRC play.

Myles Platfoot scored on a 6-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give Riverside a 7-0 lead, but Donovan O’Leary scored on a 26-yard run in the second to tie it 7-7.

The Pirates took a 14-7 lead by halftime when Gavin Orsborne threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Nate Copas. Neither squad scored in the third, but the Pirates boosted their lead to 14 points after Orsborne threw a 50-yard TD pass to Dominik Stotler in the fourth.

O’Leary scored on a 10-yard run to cut the gap to 21-14, but Orsborne threw a 64-yard TD pass to Copas to push the lead to 28-14. O’Leary threw a 21-yard TD pass to Turner Lachey to again cut the gap to seven points, but Orsborne scored on a 43-yard TD run to secure the win.

The Pirates had 433 yards of offense while Lehman had 336.

Orsborne completed 9-of-13 passes for 165 yards with three touchdowns. Stotler ran for 140 yards on 21 carries and Orsborne ran for 80 yards and one TD on nine carries. Stotler caught two passes for 52 yards with one TD and Copas caught two passes for 84 yards, both of which were TD receptions.

O’Leary completed 11-of-21 passes for 140 yards with one TD and one interception. He ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Lachey caught four passes for 39 yards with one TD and Seth Knapke caught two passes for 61 yards.

Stotler and Michael Shockey each intercepted one pass. Shockey led Riverside with nine tackles.

Lehman is scheduled to travel to Covington (0-7) this coming Friday while Riverside is scheduled to host Miami East (4-3, 2-2).

Versailles 41, Anna 14

The Rockets couldn’t keep up with the Tigers in a Midwest Athletic Conference game on Friday at Booster Field.

Anna dropped to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in MAC play while Versailles improved to 6-1 and 4-1, respectively.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Tigers pulled away by halftime. They scored on two short runs and a fumble recovery in the second quarter, then scored on a 5-yard TD run early in the third to take a 27-0 lead.

Zach Osborn scored on a short run to cut the gap to 34-7, but the Tigers scored twice in the fourth to pull away further. Osborn also scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth.

Alex Shappie completed 24-of-44 passes for 242 yards with three interceptions and ran for 65 yards on 16 carries. Trey Heitkamp caught 10 passes for 117 yards. Osborn caught seven passes for 66 yards.

Aaron Shappie intercepted one pass.

Anna is scheduled to travel to undefeated Marion Local this Friday while Versailles is scheduled to host St. Henry (2-5).

Fort Loramie 35, Norwalk St. Paul 28

Max Maurer threw an 18-yard TD pass to Carter Eilerman with 3:07 left in the fourth quarter, and the Redskins prevented the Flyers from scoring again to preserve a victory on Friday at Redskin Stadium.

It’s the third straight victory for Fort Loramie (4-3), which will play the last three weeks of the season on the road, starting with a trip to Van Buren (2-5) this Friday.

It was a back-and-forth game on Friday.

After a scoreless first quarter, Will Holland scored on a 5-yard run and Maurer threw a 46-yard TD pass to Spencer Knouff to give Fort Loramie a 14-6 lead at halftime.

The Flyers pulled within 14-13 in the third, but Maurer scored on a 6-yard TD run to boost the lead to 21-13. But St. Paul again scored on a short pass to pull within 21-20 heading into the fourth.

Holland scored on a 34-yard TD run to push the lead to 28-20 early in the fourth, but a 45-yard TD run and successful two-point conversion by St. Paul tied it 28-28.

The Redskins drove and scored on Eilerman’s TD reception to earn the win.

Fort Loramie had 375 yards of offense while St. Paul had 370.

Maurer completed 15-of-25 passes for 163 yards with two touchdowns. Holland ran for 154 yards and two TDs on 27 carries.

Brock McCumber led Fort Loramie with 8.5 tackles.

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