Centerville ran its perfect season to 6-0 by doing what it does best — grinding out a 35-21 high school football defeat of visiting Fairmont in Friday night’s Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division opener.
Damian Popp continued his breakout season with 183 yards rushing in 19 carries with one touchdown. The area rushing leader pushed his season total to 1,191.
Will Vance added 80 yards rushing and scored twice. The Elks didn’t complete a pass in their two attempts. The win sets up road showdowns at Northmont and Wayne the next two weeks for Centerville.
The teams were tied 15-all at halftime. Fairmont quarterback Alec Fontaine completed 16-of-22 passes for 185 yards and two TDs. The Firebirds fall to 1-5.
Alter 49, Badin 3
Tommy Ruff and Dusty Hayes each scored twice as Alter blitzed host and previously unbeaten Badin 49-3.
The Knights (5-1) bulled to a 21-0 halftime lead and cruised. The Rams (5-1) have lost to the Knights in 16 consecutive games.
Tippecanoe 49, Bellefontaine 19
Senior running back Jacob Hall had 148 yards rushing and Cameron Johnson was good for 130 as Tippecanoe pushed its perfect season to 6-0 with a 49-19 rout of Bellefontaine in a Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Division opener.
Miamisburg 41, Fairborn 7
The Vikings turned it on with four touchdowns in the second quarter. Miamisburg out-gained Fairborn 281-87, led by Chris Young who rushed for 81 yards and Lane Brockman, who threw for three touchdowns.
Trotwood 69, Piqua 34
Trotwood and Piqua combined for 996 total yards in an offensive showdown — the Rams collected 600 while the Indians had 396. Trotwood’s Messiah DeWeaver was 13-of-17 for 282 yards and a touchdown. Ashton Jackson rushed seven times for 108 yards and a touchdown while fellow Ram Demarcus Wilson had five receptions for 163 yards and a touchdown. Piqua’s Trent Yoemans bulldozed for 23 carries, 246 yards and two touchdowns. Yoemans rushed for 305 in a loss to Springboro last week.