CRIDERSVILLE — Lehman scored in the final minute to pull out a 28-25 win over Lima Perry Friday night in Northwest Central Conference action on the road.
The win puts the Cavs at 1-1 in the NWCC and 2-3 overall heading into a big game Friday night at undefeated Riverside in conference play.
Perry drops to 1-4.
The Cavaliers were trailing 25-20 when they scored in the final minute and ran for a two-point conversion for the final margin.
The Cavs gave up 329 yards passing to the Commodores but made up for it by rushing for 211 yards and finishing with 305 in total offense.
Jacob Earhart led the rushing attack with 122 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries.
Quarterback Stephen Monnin completed seven of 17 passes for 94 yards and Dylan Arnold caught three passes for 61 yards. Arnold also ran for one TD and the two-point PAT, while Ian Smith kicked two PATs.
Perry’s Plummie Gardner was 20-for-32 passing for 288 yards.
The Cavaliers will play at Riverside Friday.
Sidney has now won four in a row after whipping Toledo Waite in action Friday night at Sidney Memorial Stadium, but making it five in a row will be a huge challenge this Friday night.
In action last week, the Yellow Jackets rolled up 43 points in the first half and coasted from there.
Freshman quarterback Andre Gordon scored four touchdowns in the first half before watching from the sidelines in the second half. He scored Sidney’s first four touchdowns on runs of 12, 10, 34 and 38. He finished the game 8-for-22 for 89 yards passing, and carried 12 times for 136 yards on the ground.
Isaiah Bowser rushed for 95 yards on just seven carries, an average of 13.6, and broke a 55-yard touchdown run. Conor Beer added 67 yards on seven carries.
Sidney had 470 yards in total offense.
The Jackets take on the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division favorite Friday night, Trotwood Madison, at home. The Rams also are 4-1 on the season.
Trotwood has won the last seven GWOC North championships and has not lost to a single North opponent during that streak, which stands at 32 in a row.
FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie Redskins notched their first win of the season Friday, beating Hardin Northern 17-0 at home in Northwest Central Conference play behind the 200-yard rushing game from Wes Puthoff.
The Redskins are 1-1 in the league and 1-4 overall and play at Waynesfield Friday in league play.
It was just a 7-0 game after three quarters, the lone score coming from Blake Gaier on a 6-yard pass from Drew Wehrman.
But the Redskins added two more scores in the final period, the first on a 26-yard field goal by Josh Siegel and the second on a 3-yard run by Puthoff.
The Redskins had 271 total yards to just 61 Northern. All but six of Loramie’s yards came on the ground, with Puthoff carrying 31 times for 205 yards.
COLDWATER — The Anna Rockets were hoping for two in a row in the Midwest Athletic Conference, but they couldn’t handle the powerful Coldwater Cavaliers Friday night, losing 40-7.
Anna’s running game was non-existent. According to Coldwater’s statistics, Anna had 27 rushes for just two yards, and only 33 yards in total offense.
Coldwater, meanwhile, had 302 yards, including 165 on the ground. In addition, Aaron Harlamert returned a punt 40 yards for a score, and Coldwater had another punt returned to the Anna 1-yard line.
Anna’s score came on a 1-yard run by Travis Meyer with 3:07 left in the game.
VERSAILLES — Minster trailed Versailles 12-6 after three periods but scored twice in the final period to pull out a key 20-12 victory in Midwest Athletic Conference action.
The Wildcats were trying to avoid their third straight loss, and did so with two fourth-quarter scores. Evan Huelsman’s 1-yard run with 10:56 left and a two-point conversion run by Bryce Schmiesing gave Minster the lead for good at 14-12.
Then with 5:43 left, they added another score on a 1-yard run by Huelsman.
Minster quarterback Josh Nixon finished 11-for-21 for 128 yards passing and Versailles’ Jared Niekamp was 15-for-30 for 191 yards. Minster intercepted Niekamp five times in the game.
Nixon also led the Tigers in rushing with 60 yards.
Minster’s first score came on a 7-yard pass from Nixon to Peter Ranly.
The Versailles scores included a 6-yard pass from Niekamp to Corey Dieringer and a Peter Collins’ 7-yard run.