The Wheelersburg Pirates are Golf Champions of the Southern Ohio Conference.
The Pirates wrapped up the title Thursday with a team score of 347. Minford came in second at 373, followed by Waverly 393, Oak Hill 427, Northwest 441, Portsmouth West 490.
The SOC Player of the Year is Oak Hill’s Kameron Maple, who shot a 77. Other All SOC members include: Owen Mault of Wheelersburg 80 Dillon Osborne of Minford 82 Issac Bockway of Wheelersburg 87 Chris Hamilton of Wheelersburg 88 Ben Nichols of Waverly at 89
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The Piketon Redstreaks are off to one of their best football starts in years, opening the SVC season with a 28-24 win over Zane Trace, Friday. The win elevates the Redstreaks record to (1-0/4-0), while Zane Trace drops to (0-1/2-2).
The Pioneers darted out to a 14-0 lead, holding the Redstreaks scoreless until late in the first quarter. Piketon was averaging 43 points per game, coming into the contest.
Zane Trace’s Blake Phillips put the Pioneers on the scoreboard first, capping a 72 yard drive, when he took the ball into the end-zone on 1 yard run. Noah Fetters PAT kick made it 7-0 ZT at 5:48 left in first quarter.
The Pioneers didn’t take long to up their lead to 14-0 as they got the ball back on a Piketon fumble on the ensuing kick-off. Ben Nichols then connected on a 19 yard TD pass to Daniel Barnhart followed by Fetters PAT kick with 4:20 left first half.
The Redstreaks finally got on the board at 1:19 left in the first quarter as quarterback Levi Gullion found John Burton on a 17 yard TD pass over the middle to cap a 72 yard scoring drive. The PAT 2-point try failed, leaving ZT with a 14-6 lead.
Piketon drives back down the field, getting a big pass play to Kydan Potts to keep the drive alive. The Streaks then cut the margin to 14-12 at 9:14 left in the second quarter when with Jayden Thacker scored from 2 yards out. Again, Piketon’s 2 point PAT failed, leaving Zane Trace with a 14-12 advantage after their 80 yard scoring drive.
The Redstreaks grabbed their first lead in the game, driving 91 yards for a score, capped off by Levi Gullion’s 7 yard TD run with 4:01 left first half. Gullion’s 2 point run gave a 20-14 Piketon lead.
The Pioneers came right back down the field, but their drive stalled and they settled for a Noah Fetters 30 yard field goal as time expired to pull ZT to within 20-17 at halftime.
Zane Trace drew first blood in the second half, gaining a short field as the result of a Jagger Stauffer interception off a deflected pass. Daniel Barnhart got the ball to the one yard line, appearing to score, but officials said his knee went down prior to the ball crossing the goal line. Barnhart on the next play scored on 1 yard run to cap a 24 yard drive followed by Fetters PAT kick for a Pioneers 24-20 lead with 6:11 left in third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Zane Trace had the ball approaching midfield, but their drive stalled. On fourth down and seven, Piketon’s Zane Brownfield intercepted a pass at midfield, giving the Redstreaks the ball and a chance to regain the lead.
A big Levi Gullion pass took the ball into the red-zone into ZT territory and Levi Gullion scored on an 8 yard run with 9:57 left in game. Gullion then ran the ball into the end-zone for the two point conversion- putting Piketon up 28-24 lead.
With Zane Trace getting one more chance with the ball, Piketon’s Camren Loar intercepted Ben Nichols pass to end game.
Piketon’s 28-24 win over Zane Trace has the Redstreaks at (1-0/4-0) on season. Zane Trace falls to (0-1/2-2).
In other area action for Friday 9/10 Football Finals:
… Piketon 28, Zane Trace 24 … Paint Valley 42, Westfall 7 … Adena 30, Southeastern 6 …. Unioto 33, Huntington 30 … Bloom Carroll 46, Circleville 0 … Teays Valley 49, Fairfield Union 22 … Hamilton Township 41, Logan Elm 14 … Amanda Clearcreek 20, Liberty Union 10 … Western Brown 33, Jackson 28 … Westerville North 48, Washington CH 14 … Hillsboro 21, Williamsburg 14 … Miami Trace 41, Goshen 6 …McClain 34, East Clinton 13 … Lucasville Valley 42, Eastern Pike 7 … Portsmouth West 41, Wellston 8 … Portsmouth Notre Dame 27, Fayetteville 21 … Pikeville 20, Wheelersburg 7 … CincinnatiMoeller 25, Ironton 7 …
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The Logan Elm Braves treated their fans and seniors to a thrilling season-opening 28-27 overtime victory over Zane Trace Friday, to kickoff high school football season for 2021.
The Pioneers got on the scoreboard first, scoring on a Daniel Barnhart 2 yard TD run, after he had a big run to set up the score. The PAT kick was good and ZT took a 7-0 lead at 6:20 of the first quarter.
Blayton Reid got the Braves in the scoring column as he dashed down the right sideline after breaking several tackles for a long TD run. The PAT attempt failed, leaving Zane Trace with a 7-6 lead with :24 left in the first quarter.
It didn’t take long for the Braves to grab their first lead as Logan Elm’s R.J. Weber had a career first pick-six TD return for a score. The Braves two point conversion was good for a 14-7 lead with 7:27 remaining, in the first half. That score would hold as the halftime score.
In the third quarter, Pioneers’ running back Blake Phillips broke through the Logan Elm defense for a 40 yard TD run with 6:35 left in the third quarter, tying the game at 14-14.
Logan Elm QB Garrett Summers scored on a 3 yard TD run at the 4:48 mark of the third period with the PAT also good, handing the Braves a 21-14 advantage.
The Pioneers drew even at 21-21 as Ben Nichols’ QB keeper up the middle for a long TD run with :16 left in third quarter. The PAT conversion tied the game at 21-21, which is how regulation play would end as both teams were scoreless in the fourth period.
In the overtime, Zane Trace had the ball first. The Pioneers drive nearly stalled, before Ben Nichols connected on a pass play for a first down. Nichols then scored on a 7 yard run for a 27-21 lead. The PAT attempt was foiled, when the snap for the extra point kick was too high for the holder to handle.
That then gave Logan Elm their possession, which saw Blayton Reid score his second touchdown of the game, tying the score 27-27 in OT. It was then place-kicker Jude Braun’s turn as he connected on the PAT kick for the 28-27 OT win.
(0-1) Zane Trace hosts Madison Plains next Friday while (1-0) Logan Elm travels to Westfall.
The Litter Media Game of the Week for August 27th is Amanda Clearcreek at Unioto, followed by the Litter Media Live GOTW Post Game Show, featuring video highlights, coaches and player interviews from that game.