Arrows, Blazers notch wins; North, South both fall


CAMDEN – Brody Morton tossed four first-half touchdown passes to lead Preble Shawnee to a 48-6 homecoming win over Mississinawa Valley on Friday, Sept. 22.

Shawnee scored 28 first-quarter points on three Morton TD passes and added another 20 points in the second quarter to take a 48-0 halftime lead.

Morton and Kaden Taylor got the scoring started with a 34-yard TD pass early for a 7-0 lead.

Riley Stevenson made it a 14-0 game with a 3-yard TD run.

Morton and Taylor connected for a second time, a 21-yard TD pass, to make it a 21-0 game.

Morton threw his third TD pass of the first quarter when he hooked up with Isaac Blankenship for a 28-yard TD with 3:59 left in the quarter.

The Morton/Taylor due made it a 35-0 game with 11:20 left in the second.

Shawnee added two more scores in the half.

The Arrows defense held the Blackhawks to 96 yards of offense.

The Arrows (4-2, 3-1 WOAC), winners of four straight, are scheduled to travel to Tri-County North on Friday.

National Trail 33, Arcanum 19

ARCANUM – National Trail scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pull away from host Arcanum on Friday, Sept. 22 for a 33-19 win.

With the win, Trail won its second straight game and improved to 3-3 overall and 3-1 in the WOAC.

Jamison Watts scored three touchdowns, including an 82-yard kickoff return to break a 19-19 tie in the fourth quarter.

Watts got the scoring started with a 15-run in the first quarter to give the Blazers a 7-0 lead after a successful PAT by Jacob Farno.

The Trojans closed to 7-6 with a 3-yard run.

Chase Ruebush put Trail up 13-6 with a 53-yard TD run in the second quarter.

Arcanum got within 13-12 in the third, before Jody Wintrow scored on a 22-yard run to extend Trail’s lead to 19-12.

In the fourth, Arcanum tied the game 19-all. Watts then returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown to put the Blazers up for good. Watts later added a 16-yard TD to push the lead to 33-19.

Up next for the Blazers is a trip to WOAC leading Ansonia on Friday, Sept. 29.

Tri-Village 55, Tri-County North 20

NEW MADISON – Tri-County North hung around with Tri-Village for a half, but the Panthers couldn’t keep pace in the second half, falling 55-20.

North trailed just 21-13 at the half but were outscored 34-7 in the second half.

Colten Vanwinkle rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries to lead North.

Logan Flory added 125 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries for the Panthers.

North, now 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the WOAC will host Preble Shawnee on Friday for its homecoming.

Ansonia 30, Twin Valley South 19

WEST ALEXANDRIA – Twin Valley South gave WOAC-leading Ansonia all it could handle but ultimately fell 30-19.

South held a 13-8 lead after the opening quarter and trailed 22-19 at the half.

Cais Kingsley led the Panthers with 172 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 12 carries.

South, now 2-4 overall and 2-3 in the WOAC, is scheduled to host Dixie on Friday.

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4061 and follow on X @emowenjr.

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