By David Fong
ARCANUM — The Bethel football team rebounded from its first loss of the season last week with a resounding 52-0 win over Arcanum Friday.
The Bees led 38-0 at halftime and never looked back while playing the entire second half under a running clock.
The Bees got on the board first on a touchdown run by Travis Durst and a two-point converstion run by quarterback Jacob Evans. Bethel would extend that lead to 16-0 when Evans ran in a touchdown and two-point converstion himself.
Kendal James scored the next touchdown for Bethel on an run around the left end of the line. Evans completed a touchdown pass to Caleb South for the next score. Jacob Ullmer ran in the two-point conversion. Just before halftime, Evans ran in another touchdown and Ullmer converted on the two-point run.
In the second half, Bethel would add a 75-yard touchdown pass from Evans to James and a pick-six to finish off the scoring.
With the win, Bethel improved to 5-1 (3-1 in the Cross County Conference), while Arcanum fell to 1-5 (1-3).
Bethel travels to Covington this coming Friday.
Carey 48, Troy Christian 13
CAREY — Troy Christian fell to 3-3 with a loss to Carey Friday.
With the win, Carey improved to 5-1.
Troy Christian travels to Jefferson this coming Friday.
Madison 46, Milton-Union 0
MIDDLETOWN — Milton-Union dropped a Southwest Buckeye League Buckeye Division contest to Middletown Madison Friday.
With the loss, Milton-Union fell to 2-4 (1-2 in the SWBL), while Madison improved to 4-2 (2-0).
Milton-Union hosts Brookville this Friday.
Sidney 34, Piqua 33
PIQUA — Piqua came within one play of knocking off Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division leader Sidney Friday.
Down 34-27, Piqua scored to cut the Yellowjackets’ lead to 34-33 with less than a minute to play. Rather than attempt an extra point that would have forced overtime, Piqua went for the two-point conversion and the win, which Sidney stopped short.
With the loss, Piqua fell to 3-3 (0-1 in the GWOC North), while state-ranked Sidney improved to 6-0 (1-0).
Piqua travels to Greenville this coming Friday.
Lehman 63, Hardin Northern 0
DOLA — Lehman scored more than 50 points for the fourth week in a row in a blowout win over Hardin Northern Friday.
With the win, Lehman improved to 5-1, while Hardin Northern fell to 1-5.
Lehman hosts Waynesfield Goshen this coming Friday.
Tri-Village 45, Bradford 6
NEW MADISON — Bradford remains in search of its first win of the season after falling to Tri-Village in a Cross County Conference contest Friday.
With the loss, Bradford fell to 0-6 (0-4 in the CCC), while Tri-Village improved to 3-3 (2-2).
Bradford travels to Miami East this coming Friday.
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