PREBLE COUNTY — Twin Valley South’s football team rallied from a 14-6 halftime deficit to defeat visiting Bethel 25-20 on Friday, Sept. 20.
The win was the first for the Panthers this season, who improved to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the Cross County Conference.
Micheal Crews found the end zone three times for the Panthers, all in the second half.
After Bethel took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, South’s John Hamilton scored on a 4-yard run in the second quarter. The point after try failed, leaving South facing a 7-6 deficit.
The Bees made it a 14-6 game at the half.
South scored 19 unanswered points in the second half to take a 25-14 lead.
Crews scored on runs of 2, 1 and 76 yards.
South is scheduled to return to action on Friday against Mississinawa Valley for homecoming.
Eagles fall at Brookville
Eaton started with bang, but the Eagles failed to capitalize on several other opportunities in dropping a 28-21 game at Brookville on Friday.
Senior Zac Schmidt returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown just 13 seconds into the game.
The Blue Devils responded on their first possession to tie the game. The home team took a 14-7 lead late in the second quarter only to Eaton respond with a touchdown from Jarod Lee with 3 seconds left in the half.
The Blue Devils controlled possession of the ball most of the third quarter and took a 21-14 lead into the fourth. The Eagles offense had the ball for just four plays in the third quarter.
Brookville made it a 28-14 game before Lee scored his second rushing TD of the game on a 9 yard run.
“We had some chances we didn’t take care of ,” Eaton coach Brad Davis said. “And that was the difference in the game.”
Eaton (0-4, 0-1 SWBL) will return home this Friday to host Oakwood.
Arrows broken by Mohawks, 41-14
Preble Shawnee’s eight mile trip to Madison resulted in 41-14 loss,
The Arrows trailed 20-14 at the half, but was outscored 21-0 in the final 24 minutes.
Senior quarterback Jake Green completed 12 of 25 passes for a 139 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for a score.
Ben Hobbs had six catches for 72 yards and a TD. Hobbs also rushed for 90 yards on 13 carries.
The Arrows, now 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the SWBL, will host Waynesville (3-1) on Friday for homecoming.
Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on follow on Twitter @emowen_RH