XENIA — With a 12 mph wind at his back, Miamisburg placekicker Blake Middleton hit a 37-yard field goal with 1.6 seconds left in the game to give visiting Miamisburg a come-from-behind 38-35 victory over Xenia, Friday night at Doug Adams Stadium.
Miamisburg (7-1, 3-0 Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division) went 90 yards in a minute and 35 seconds, thanks largely to two big Tony Clark 18-yard runs and a 16-yard pass from Vikings quarterback Jake Schoenberger to Brian Corbett. On third-and-1 from Xenia’s 31-yard line, Clark broke off another 10-yard run to put Miamisburg down to the Buccaneers 21-yard line with 6.2 seconds left.
Schoenberger spiked the ball on the next play, bringing out the field goal team and setting up Middleton’s heroics.
Xenia recovered Miamisburg’s squib kick on its own 44 -yard line, but with 1.1 seconds remaining a desperation pass fell short of its intended target and the clock ran out.
Xenia falls to 3-5, 1-2 GWOC South with the loss. They play their final two regular season games on the road, starting Friday with a game at Lebanon’s James Van de Grift Stadium.
Unofficially, Xenia quarterback Danny Naylor threw for 282 yards on 17-for-23 passing, with one interception. He connected with Rocky James for four touchdown passes of 65, 30, 16 and 28 yards. Ray James was the other Buc to find the end zone. He returned a Miamisburg first-half punt 65 yards for a touchdown that gave the Buccaneers a brief 28-14 lead.
The Vikings remain in a tie for the GWOC South lead with Springboro, their next opponent. That game will be played Friday in Miamisburg.
Miamisburg 38, Xenia 35
Score By Quarters
Miamisburg 7 14 6 11 — 38
Xenia 14 14 7 0 — 35
M — Tony Clark 18 run, Blake Middleton kick
X — Rocky James 65 pass from Danny Naylor, Blake Bond kick
X — Rocky James 30 pass from Naylor, Bond kick
M — Jake Ross 10 run, Middleton kick
X — Rocky James 16 pass from Naylor, Bond kick
X — Ray James 65 punt return, Bond kick
M — Tyler Johnson 12 pass from Jake Schoenberger, Middleton kick
M — Schoenberger 1 run, kick failed
X — Rocky James 28 pass from Naylor, Bond kick
M — Clark 5 run, Jake Ross run
M — Middleton 37 field goal
Beavers lose battle with Elks
CENTERVILLE – Beavercreek lost to Greater Western Ohio Conference rival Centerville in a close fight 35-28, Friday night at Centerville.
The Beavers recovered an onside kick on the opening kickoff and controlled the ball for most of the first half. Tim Bradshaw had 184 yards in the first half for the Beavers, who took a 21-14 lead into halftime.
Centerville returned the favor and opened up the second half recovering an onside kick. The Elks quickscoring offense won the second half, outscoring Beavercreek 21-7.
Bradshaw finished with 260 yards running on 38 carries for Beavercreek with two touchdowns. Hunter Maloney had 105 yards rushing on 25 carries.
Jacob Harrison finished the game with 187 passing yards for the Elks on 9-for-15 passes. He threw for three touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 44 yards and a touchdown.
Beavercreek had a chance to tie the game with a drive that started with 5:45 remaining. The Elks stopped the Beavers on a 4-and-15 play from the Centerville 25-yard line. Maloney threw a pass in the endzone to tie the game, but it was intercepted.
Beavercreek (6-2, 2-1 GWOC Central) hosts Wayne at 7 p.m. next Friday at Beavercreek High School. The Elks (5-3, 3-0 GWOC Central) play Springfield at 7 p.m. Friday at Centerville High School.
Centerville 35, Beavercreek 28
Score by Quarters
Beavercreek 14 7 7 0 — 28
Centerville 7 7 14 7 — 35
B — Tim Bradshaw 1 run. Michael Chuck kick.
C — Jacob Harrison 2 run. Grant Tinnerman kick.
B — Bradshaw 4 run. Chuck kick.
C — Domenic Ashburn 35 pass from Harrison. TInnerman kick.
B — Stone Kincer 4 run. Chuck kick.
C — Ashburn 6 run. Tinnerman kick.
B — Justin Terrell 17 run. Chuck kick.
C — Tim Krapfel 28 pass from Harrison. Tinnerman kick.
C — Ashburn 36 pass from Harrison. Tinnerman kick.
Carroll claims homecoming win
RIVERSIDE — The Carroll Patriots improved their record to 5-3 with a 21-14 comeback Homecoming victory over Ciincinnati Purcell Marian on Friday, at Patriot Stadium. Xenia native and Carroll QB Jacob Severt threw two touchdown passes to Daniel Sommers. Carroll scored the winning touchdown with 48 seconds in the game.
Jason Pierce scored a touchdown and had a sack. Brad Kuntz had a sack, 1 tackle for loss, and was outstanding on the offensive line. Carroll next travels to Kettering to battle the Alter Knights on Oct. 23.
Carroll 21, Purcell Marian 14
Score By Quarters:
Carroll 0 0 13 8 — 21
Purcell Marian 6 0 0 8 — 14
P — Jaamel Howard 20 yard pass from Mitchell Mayes, kick failed
C — Jason Pierce 1 yard run, kick failed
C — Daniel Sommers 51 yard pass from Jacob Severt, Story kick
P — Howard 11 yard pass from Mitchell Mayes, Richardson two-point conversion Pass from Mayes
C — Daniel Sommers 18 yard pass from Jacob Severt, Severt two-point conversion
Bellbrook 41, Dayton Northridge 6
Lebanon 40, Fairborn 14
Greeneview 49, South Charleston Southeastern 14
Indian Lake 55, Greenon 0
Springfield Catholic Central vs. Cedarville, no report.
Compiled by John Bombatch and Zach Gregory. Send sports information to [email protected]