Northmor football still perfect, Cardington and MG fall in third week

For the third straight week, a big game from quarterback Demetrius Johnson helped Northmor to a non-league football win.

Johnson ran for three touchdowns as the visiting Knights jumped out to an early lead over Lucas and claimed a 26-8 win to enter the league portion of their schedule with a 3-0 record. Johnson scored twice in the first quarter on runs of nine and 54 yards, with Kyle Kegley adding extra point kicks on both touchdowns.

The score was still 14-0 going into the third quarter, when Johnson scored again, this time on a 93-yard run. Ryland Thomas added a short scoring run in the fourth quarter before Lucas scored to end the game.

Johnson tallied 296 rushing yards while also completing a 30-yard pass to Kegley. Conan Becker added 83 yards on the ground.

Cardington Pirates

Ontario had too much offense for Cardington on Friday, as the Warriors used a big second quarter to pull away in a game they won by a 51-14 margin.

Ontario only led 7-0 after the opening period, but scored a pair of touchdowns early in the second quarter to take a 21-0 lead. A safety and an additional touchdown made it 30-0 before the Pirates were able to get on the board thanks to an 13-yard scoring pass from Daniel Kill to Trey Brininger.

The Warriors added another touchdown before the half to take a 37-7 lead, but Cardington opened the third quarter with a 64-yard run by Mason Goers for a touchdown. However, the Pirates would not get any closer, giving up a score later in the quarter and one more in the fourth to close out the contest.

Cardington was outgunned 508-189 in the contest, with Goers contributing 179 yards on the ground. Kill and Ty Landon combined to complete four passes for 20 yards, with four players each recording one reception.

Mount Gilead Indians

After a closely-contested first half, Mount Gilead could not keep up with a high-powered Elgin offense on Friday, falling by a 64-38 margin.

MG got a 16-yard scoring pass from Seth Young to Mason Mollohan in the first quarter and only trailed 8-7 at the conclusion of that period. Elgin tallied two scores and two more two-point conversions to take a 24-7 lead in the second quarter, but the Indians got back within 10 after Young scored on a six-yard run and Scott Page added the point-after kick.

However, the team gave up 24 points in the third quarter and 16 in the fourth to fall off Elgin’s pace. While MG got a two-yard touchdown run by Hunter Trimmer and a field goal from Page in the third, they trailed 48-24 entering the final period. There, Young scored on a 37-yard run and hit Colton Clark with a 10-yard touchdown pass followed by a two-point conversion pass to Mollohan, but MG could not get back into the game.

Young completed 17 passes for 195 yards, with Timmy Brower catching six for 80, Clark receiving five for 46 and Mollohan hauling in five for 41. Brower also ran five times for 36 yards to lead the team on the ground, but MG was hurt by a potent Elgin rush offense that tallied 626 yards.

By Rob Hamilton

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