January 23, 2022


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Cincinnati high school football scores: Results from Ohio, NKY

The high school football season is back. Follow the Friday night action live as The Enquirer gives you real-time score updates on all matchups from Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.

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(Game placement is determined by the home team’s conference, unless playing a school from a league outside The Enquirer’s coverage area). 

Greater Miami Conference (GMC)

Princeton 58, Anderson 45  (Thursday)

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Moeller 42, Lakota East 27

Fireworks were on tap in West Chester as Lakota East and Moeller combined for 875 yards of total offense. The two clubs exchanged blows for the better part of three quarters, until Moeller quarterback Noah Geselbracht hit Brandon White on touchdowns of 75 and 63 yards to pull away. Geselbracht finished 13-of-25 for 249 yards and three touchdowns, adding a rushing score. Running back Jordan Marshall had 11 totes for 123 yards and two scores. Lakota East counterpunched with TJ Kathman, who threw for 177 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 96 yards and a score. Eric Davis added 90 yards on the ground and Charlie Kenrich opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown plunge.

Moeller – 14 14 14 0 – 42

Lakota East – 14 7 6 0 – 27

LE – Kenrich 1 run (Hoffmann kick)

M – Geselbracht 2 run (Nelson kick)

E- Vanhosser 81 pass from Kathman (Hoffmann kick)

M – Marshall 80 run (Nelson kick)

M- Bryant 15 pass from Geselbracht (Nelson kick)

E- Kathman 68 run (Hoffmann kick)

M- Marshall 1 run (Nelson kick)

E- Poppe 26 pass from Kathman (kick failed)

M- White 75 pass from Geselbracht (Nelson kick)

M- White 63 pass from Geselbracht (Nelson kick)

Records: M 1-0, LE 0-1

Centerville 38, Fairfield 24 

Fairfield quarterback Talon Fisher showed his explosiveness Friday night, throwing for 297 yards, running for 74 and totaling three touchdowns. But it was a Centerville pick-six by Nic Bruder that jumpstarted a 24-3 Elks run en route to a victory over Fairfield. Bruder also had a receiving score and Centerville running back Emable Wakilongo ran for 192 yards and two touchdowns on 15 attempts. Fairfield’s Hannah Nate led all receivers with seven catches for 124 yards and a score. Christian Jackson and Michael Figgins each had six receptions and combined for 125 yards. Fairfield was penalized 18 times for 165 yards.

Fairfield – 7 7 3 7 – 24

Centerville – 7 7 7 17 – 38

C- Bruder 21 pass from Harrison (Courville kick)

F- Nate 61 pass from Fisher (McGuire kick)

F- Fisher 19 run (McGuire kick)

C- Bruder 27 INT return (Courville kick)

F- FG McGuire 26

C- Wakilongo 67 run (Courville kick)

C- FG Courville 47

C- Wakilongo 8 run (Courville kick)

F- Fisher 7 run (McGuire kick)

C – Smith 61 pass from Harrison (Courville kick)

Records: C 1-0, F 0-1

Mason 15, Lincoln 7

Mason’s defense led the way to a 1-0 start for the Comets Friday night. Mason led 15-7 in the fourth quarter when Lincoln took over at the Comets’ three-yard line. Mason’s defense held strong, forcing a field goal attempt that was no good. The Comets were able to run out the remainder of regulation to open the season on a high note. Linebacker Jake Bates anchored the unit with seven tackles (three for a loss), a sack, forced fumble and a safety. Offensively, quarterback Larson Brown fired touchdowns to Quinten Kaylor and Cobi Lewis.

Lincoln – 0 0 0 7 – 7

Mason – 6 9 0 0 – 15

M- Kaylor 10 pass from Brown (kick failed)

M- safety

M- Lewis 29 pass from Brown (Tymitz kick)

L- Raymond 83 pass from Cummings (kick good)

Records: M 1-0, L 0-1

Kings 31, Middletown 6 – FINAL

Greater Catholic League-South (GCL-South)

Elder 28, Covington Catholic 6 

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La Salle 20, Colerain 14

St. Xavier 31, Lakota West 14

More:St. Xavier scores 28 unanswered points to start on a winning note vs. Lakota West

Eastern Cincinnati Conference (ECC)

Sycamore 47, Loveland 34 – FINAL

 Turpin 28, Oak Hills 14

Deadlocked in a 14-14 tie in the third quarter, Turpin took control of its season-opener against Oak Hills behind running back Keenan Alcalde. The senior finished with 178 yards and three touchdowns, including back-to-back scores to break the tie and give his team a 1-0 start. Luke Jilek had the other touchdown for Turpin while quarterback Will Schulok was efficient through the air, going 14-of-19 for 159 yards. Oak Hills got a touchdown pass to Jacob Day from Jaxon Schreiber and a rushing touchdown from its quarterback, but was outgained on the night, 345-173, and managed just four rushing yards.

Oak Hills – 7 0 7 0 -14

Turpin – 7 0 14 7 – 28

OH- Schreiber 1 run (Brogan kick)

T- Alcalde 12 run (Carson kick)

T- Jilek 12 run (Carson kick)

OH- Day 13 pass from Schreiber (Brogan kick)

T- Alcalde 1 run (Carson kick)

T- Alcalde 6 run (Carson kick)

Records: T 1-0, OH 0-1

Hamilton 43, West Clermont 28

Trailing 28-8 in the first quarter, Hamilton rallied with 35 unanswered points to turn opening night into a joyous occasion after things looked bleak in the first 11 minutes of action. Kaleb Johnson showed why he’s one of the area’s top running backs, going for 211 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries to anchor the comeback effort. Wide receiver Elijah Givens was electric any time he touched the ball, snagging two passes for 92 yards, running in a two-point conversion and returning a fumble for a 74-yard score. Quarterback Kerry Ware put an exclamation point on the comeback with a 30-yard touchdown run with 3:02 remaining to seal a Big Blue victory. For West Clermont, Marcus Johnson ran for 163 yards and two touchdowns on just nine attempts. Zach Moats carried 11 times for 43 yards and a score and Adriel Orona had 86 yards on 11 attempts.

Hamilton – 15 14 7 7 – 43

West Clermont – 28 0 0 0 – 28

WC- Johnson 64 run (Berry kick)

WC- Prewitt 0 fum return (Berry kick)

H- Givens 74 fum return (Givens run)

WC- Johnson 64 run (Berry kick)

WC – Moats 2 run (Berry kick)

H- Johnson 60 run (Ramey kick)

H- Johnson 59 run (Ramey kick)

H- Givens 9 run (Ramey kick)

H- Johnson 40 run (Ramey kick)

H- Ware 30 run (Ramey kick)

Records: H 1-0, WC 0-1

Walnut Hills 22, Aiken 14

Walnut Hills used its ground game to overcome an early deficit and defeat Aiken in the season-opener. Junior Isaiah Birl led the way with 76 yards on 15 attempts and a touchdown. Sophomore quarterback TJ Nelson ran for 26 yards and a 1-yard score that put the Eagles up for good. Senior Cevie Smoot sealed the victory with a 48-yard touchdown run with 2:22 left in regulation. Aiken got touchdown runs from quarterback Artis Hardy and running back Don’yae Freeman.

Aiken- 0 8 0 6 – 14

Walnut Hills- 0 8 0 14 – 22

A- Hardy 1 run (Solomon pass from Hardy)

WH- Birl 3 run (Nelson run)

WH- Nelson 1 run (Upp kick)

A- Freeman 69 run (run failed)

WH- Smoot 48 run (Upp kick)

Records: WH 1-0, A 0-1

Winton Woods 18, Trotwood-Madison 0  – FINAL

Southwest Ohio Conference (SWOC)

Milford 41, Edgewood 14 

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Milford left little doubt Friday night in defeating Edgewood for head coach Tom Grippa’s 200th career victory. The Eagles jumped out to a 28-0 lead thanks in large part to quarterback Austin Hardin, who finished 16-of-22 for 293 yards and four touchdowns. Milford’s ground game excelled, as well, with Natwan Webster running for 149 yards on 15 carrise and Tofa Luani scoring twice on four attempts. Edgewood  quarterback Eli Jones threw a touchdown in the loss, and running backs Tavionne Crosby and Jay Dailey combined for 120 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries.

Milford – 7 21 7 6 – 41

Edgewood – 0 7 0 7 – 14

M- Duesing 47 pass from Hardin (Cooper kick)

M- Luani 6 run (Cooper kick)

M- Davis 15 pass from Hardin (Cooper kick)

M- Duesing 27 pass from Hardin (Cooper kick)

E- Sullivan 62 pass from Jones (Crowthers kick)

M- Luani 29 run (Cooper kick)

E- Dailey 27 run (Crowthers kick)

M- Davis 17 pass from Hardin (kick failed)

Records: M 1-0, E 0-1

Wyoming 26, Harrison 21

With its back up against the wall and facing a 14-0 deficit, Wyoming turned to its top playmaker. Running back CJ Hester answered the bell, with a trio of second-quarter touchdowns to rally the Cowboys to a 26-21 win on the road. Hester finished with 214 yards and carried the rock 38 times. First-year quarterback Quaid Hauer finished 6-of-9 for 128 yards and polished off a 26-0 Wyoming run with a 20-yard touchdown to DJ Gray. Harrison got out to an early double-digit advantage behind quarterback Mason Young, who finished 9-of-20 for 216 yards and three touchdowns (one rushing). Luke Rodgers led all receivers with three catches for 124 yards, including a 97-yard score.

Wyoming – 0 20 6 0 – 26

Harrison – 14 0 7 0 – 21

H- Young 1 run (Swope kick)

H- Rodgers 97 pass from Young (Swope kick)

W- Hester 39 run (Gray kick)

W- Hester 4 run (Gray kick)

W- Hester 1 run (kick failed)

W- Gray 20 pass from Hauer (pass failed)

H- Moore 18 pass from Young (Swope kick)

Records: W 1-0, H 0-1

Badin 27, Mt. Healthy 7 – FINAL

Southern Buckeye Conference (SBAAC)

Paint Valley 35, Blanchester 7 – FINAL (Thursday)

More:Paint Valley overcomes key injuries to get big win over Blanchester in its season opener

Little Miami 33, Goshen 3 – FINAL

Ross 48, Wilmington 31 – FINAL

Fayetteville-Perry 29, Cedarville 21 – FINAL

Western Brown 62, Hillsboro 21 – FINAL

Williamsburg 44, Batavia 6

Trystan Gries ran for 240 yards and three touchdowns as Williamsburg rolled to a blowout road win over Batavia Friday night. Trent Block also found plenty of running room, going for 126 yards and two scores on just nine attempts. Defensively, the Wildcats tallied five takeaways. Teddy Conley recovered a pair of fumbles and had two interceptions, while Jace Canter also had a pick. Batavia avoided a shutout on Kellen Lynch’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Kellen Epps. 

Williamsburg – 21 7 14 2 – 44

Batavia – 6 0 0 0 – 6

W- Gries 6 run (kick failed)

W- Bocks 30 run (Gries run)

W- Ervin 35 pass from Lilly (Lindsey kick)

B- Lynch 20 pass from Epps (kick good)

W- Gries 9 run (Lindsey kick)

W- Gries run (Lindsey kick)

W- Gries run (Lindsey kick)

W- safety

Records: W 1-0, B 0-1

Northwest 44, New Richmond 37 – FINAL (Saturday)

Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference (CMAC)

Roger Bacon 24, Taft 20 – FINAL (Thursday)

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New Miami-Gamble Montessori 31, New Miami 0 – FINAL (Thursday)

Withrow 60, Thurgood Marshall 6 – FINAL (Thursday)

Summit Country Day – Hughes (CANCELED)

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Western Hills 19, CHCA 0- FINAL

Columbus South 61, Woodward 6 – FINAL

Bethel-Tate 20, Cincinnati College Prep 6 – FINAL (Saturday)

Miami Valley Conference (MVC)

Cincinnati Country Day 56, Manchester 0 – FINAL

Clermont Northeastern 21, Clark Montessori 6

Quarterback Josh Groeber won’t soon forget his first touchdown pass. The freshman hit Grant Brown for a 47-yard fourth-quarter score, helping Clermont Northeastern seal a 21-6 win over Clark Montessori in the season-opener. Fellow signal-caller Jake Mott threw for 84 yards and added 100 on the ground with a touchdown. The Rockets’ special teams provided a boost when CJ Boothby returned a punt for a 52-yard touchdown to make it 14-6 at the half.

Clermont Northeastern – 7 7 7 0 — 21

Clark Montessori – 6 0 0 0 — 6

CM- pass TD (conversion failed)

CNE- Mott 1 run (Yeager kick)

CNE- Boothby 52 punt return (Yeager kick)

CNE- Brown 47 pass from Groeber (Yeager kick)

Records: CNE 1-0, CM 0-1

MVCA 38, Millersport 6

MVCA did not score a point during the 2020 season, finishing with one win by way of a forfeit. They made up for lost time Friday night in the season-opener against Millersport in a big way. Running back Elijah Snow ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns and fellow running back Caleb Theisens ran for 70 yards and two scores of his own. Quarterback Elijah Walters finished 5-of-7 for 152 yards and a 65-yard touchdown toss to Noah Kroger.

Millersport – 0 0 0 6 – 6

MVCA – 15 7 8 8 – 38

MVCA- Snow 34 run (Hudnall pass from Walters)

MVCA- Theisens 14 run (Naughton kick)

MVCA- Kroger 65 pass from Walters (Naughton kick)

MVCA- Theisens 1 run (Hudnall pass from Walters)

MVCA- Snow 36 run (Hudnall pass from Walters)

M- 8 run (kick failed)

Records: MVCA 1-0, M 0-1

Meadowdale 30, North College Hill 28 – FINAL

Shroder 40, St. Bernard 26 – FINAL 

Cincinnati Hills League (CHL)

Purcell Marian 16, Deer Park 13 – FINAL

Reading 47, Finneytown 6 – FINAL

Taylor 30, Greenon 17 – FINAL

McNicholas 28, Indian Hill 13 – FINAL

Madeira 41, Norwood 34 – FINAL

Mariemont 43, Oakwood 10 – FINAL

Greater Catholic League Coed (GCL Coed)

Fenwick 14, Franklin 2 – FINAL

Southwestern Buckeye League (SWBL)

Monroe 49, Talawanda 14 – FINAL


Conner 35, Lafayette 12

Conner churned out over 300 rushing yards Friday night as it rolled past Lafayette in the season-opener. The Cougars got a pair of first-quarter touchdown runs by quarterback Alex Castrucci and never looked back. Castrucci finished with 131 yards on 14 carries. Running back Alijah Thompson ran for a game-high 161 yards on 21 attempts and had two touchdowns of his own. On a night where everything clicked in the ground game, Terry Phillips turned his only carry into a 24-yard score. Defensively, both Thompson and Castrucci had an interception and Mason Delph had two sacks for Conner.

Conner – 14 7 0 14 – 35

Lafayette – 0 12 0 0 – 12

C – Castrucci 7 run (Keller kick)

C- Castrucci 13 run (Keller kick)

L – Doneghy 30 pass from Dawahare (kick failed)

C – Thompson 8 run (Keller kick)

L- Pace 4 pass from Dawahare (pass failed)

C- Phillips 24 run (Keller kick)

C- Thompson 34 run (Keller kick)

Records: C 1-0, L 0-1

Bishop Brossart 28, Dayton 0

For the sixth time in seven seasons, Bishop Brossart opened its season with a victory over Dayton. Senior quarterback Jacob Leicht provided all the offense the Mustangs would need, running for four touchdowns. Junior Derrick Martin added a two-point conversion. Bishop Brossart’s defense led the way in the team’s first shutout victory since the first round of the 2019 postseason.

Dayton – 0 0 0 0 – 0

Bishop Brossart – 6 15 0 7 – 28

BB- Leicht 1 run (kick failed)

BB- Leicht 8 run (Schwartz kick)

BB- Leicht 10 run (Martin run)

BB- Leicht 4 run (Schwartz kick)

Records: BB 1-0, D 0-1

Russell 19, Boone County 6 – FINAL

Campbell County 21, Newport Central Catholic 0 – FINAL

Cooper 30, George Rogers Clark 3 – FINAL

Holmes 44, Grant County 24 – FINAL

Holy Cross 43, Bellevue 6

Javier Ward did a little bit of everything for Holy Cross Friday night. His only carry of the night went for a 15-yard touchdown, his lone reception was a 50-yard score and he had a pick-six on defense as Holy Cross rolled over Bellevue. Starting quarterback Javier Ison was 6-of-10 for 174 yards and two touchdowns, also finding Jacob Laws for a score. Lavarr Jones and Landyn Phillips each ran for a touchdown, combining for 130 yards on 10 carries. Bellevue avoided a shutout on quarterback Logan Allen’s seven-yard touchdown run with 5:23 remaining. Zach Noonchester had a game-high 112 rushing yards on 24 carries for Bellevue.

Bellevue – 0 0 0 6 – 6

Holy Cross – 14 14 15 0 – 43

HC – Jones 11 run (McDonald kick)

HC- Ward INT return (McDonald kick)

HC- Laws 53 pass from Ison (McDonald kick)

HC- Ward 50 pass from Ison (McDonald kick)

HC- Ward 15 run (Jones run)

HC- Phillips 26 run (McDonald kick)

B- Allen 7 run (run failed)

Records: HC 1-0, B 0-1

Dixie Heights 42, Lloyd 0 – FINAL

Ludlow 21, Bracken County 13  – FINAL

Mason County 16, Newport 7

Mason County got a pair of first-half touchdown catches from Isaac Marshall and made its 16-7 halftime advantage hold for the remainder of the game to defeat Newport on the road. Marshall finished with 153 yards on six receptions. Newport took a 7-6 lead on Ethan Jefferson’s touchdown pass to Kaleb Thompson, but the Wildcats struggled for the remainder of the game on offense. Mason County tallied three interceptions and surrendered just 33 rushing yards.

Mason County – 6 10 0 0 – 16

Newport – 7 0 0 0 – 7

MC- Marshall 79 pass from Adams (kick failed)

N- Thompson 17 pass from Jefferson (Maxwell kick)

MC- FG Adams 23

MC- Marshall 27 pass from Thomas (Adams kick)

Records: MC 1-0, N 0-1

Lexington Catholic 24, Ryle 21

In a battle between what should be two top-tier teams in Kentucky, Lexington Catholic secured a pair of 10-point first-half leads that Ryle couldn’t overcome Friday night in Union. Both offenses put up over 350 total yards, but Ryle was just 4-of-12 on third down, committed three turnovers and couldn’t find the key score down the stretch. Ryle quarterback Logan Verax finished 16-of-29 for 224 yards and thee touchdowns, finding Hunter Vaughn, Gavin Ruark and Kaden Gardner for scores. Jayce Harden led the Raiders ground game with 70 yards on eight attempts. Verax had 66 on 15 carries.

Lexington Catholic – 7 10 7 0 – 24

Ryle – 0 14 7 0 – 21

LC- Hall 5 pass from Gohmann (DeGraff kick)

LC- FG DeGraff 22

R- Vaughn 34 pass from Verax (Ruark kick)

LC- Busson 39 pass from Gohmann (DeGraff kick)

R- Ruark 46 pass from Verax (Ruark kick)

LC- Mooring 9 pass from Gohmann (DeGraff kick)

R- Gardner 20 pass from Verax (Ruark kick)

Records: LC 1-0, R 0-1

Scott 31, Walton-Verona 13

Scott’s slow start offensively was ended by a 24-point second quarter, which was more than enough for the Eagles to cruise past the Bearcats Friday night. Scott was led by Bennie Hill, who ran for 53 yards and two touchdowns. Austin Shaw plunged in for a one-yard score and quarterback Gus Howlett threw a touchdown to Cameron Patterson. Walton-Verona was led offensively by a Jacob Gaines, who ran for 67 yards and a touchdown on nine attempts. Ben Teipe added 32 yards on the ground and a touchdown of his own.

Walton-Verona – 0 0 7 6 – 13

Scott – 0 24 7 0 – 31

Records: S 1-0, WV 0-1

Oldham County 35, Simon Kenton 29 – FINAL

Highlands 21, Bowling Green 18 – FINAL (Saturday)

Beechwood 35, Fairdale 0 – FINAL (Saturday)


East Central 34, Lawrenceburg 6 

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South Dearborn 56, Seymour 26 – FINAL