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Week 1 Football Roundup: Tom Bolden, Lakota West end Colerain’s GMC streak

Lakota West 10, Colerain 0

The Streak is over. 

For the first time since October 2008, the Colerain Cardinals lost a Greater Miami Conference game. And the defeat came via their old coach, Tom Bolden, and his new squad, the Lakota West Firebirds. 

Neither team scored in the first half of a game that featured 12 punts. The Firebirds’ junior running back, Aden Miller, scored the contest’s only touchdown in the fourth quarter, and their defense grabbed an interception with two minutes left to clinch the victory.

Princeton 33, Hamilton 28

The Princeton Vikings and the Hamilton Big Blue battled through a scoreless first quarter at Virgil Schwarm Stadium. Then, the fireworks started.

The two teams combined for more than 60 total points during the last three quarters. The Vikings scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to jump ahead and steal the victory.

Mason 24, Fairfield 12

The Fairfield Indians held a 5-3 third-quarter lead over Mason before the Comets rattled off three second-half touchdowns and continued their solid defense at Atrium Stadium. 

Senior Nolan McCormick provided the spark, breaking free and finding the end zone for a 75-yard score to put the Comets ahead late in the third. They held on the rest of the way.

Sycamore 34, Lakota East 31

The Lakota East Thunderhawks led until it mattered.

They opened the game on a 14-0 run and kept the lead until the Aviators’ took over and outscored Lakota East, 20-7, in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback win.

Milford 28, Oak Hills 24

When fourth-quarter crunch time arrived, Milford’s and Oak Hills’ defenses locked in. Neither surrendered a point in the game’s final period.

The Eagles scored twice in the third quarter to overtake the Highlanders.

Badin 41, Ross 7

The Ross Rams didn’t change their goose egg on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter, when Badin firmly controlled it.

Badin’s junior quarterback, Landyn Vidourek, completed 11 of his 13 passes for 222 yards and four touchdowns.

Roger Bacon 34, Purcell Marian 0

This was the Corey Kiner show, and it was over in a hurry. Kiner, Roger Bacon’s LSU-committed running back, ran for a touchdown in the first and second quarters and saved his best for last. He closed the Spartans’ scoring with a 70-yard scamper to paydirt in the third.

La Salle 53, Elder 52

It was win or lose on the final play at the Pit.

In the second overtime period, the La Salle Lancers scored a touchdown and could’ve tied the game at 52. Instead, they attempted a two-point conversion for the win and got it on a run by senior quarterback Zach Branam.

Moeller 34, Bishop Hartley 17

The Moeller Crusaders brought the thunder in the second quarter against Bishop Hartley.

Or maybe it was the other way around?

Regardless, following a second-quarter thunder delay, Moeller stormed down the field and recorded 20 points in the period, three more than the Hawks scored all game. 

Crusaders’ quarterback TJ Rotello starred, passing for 185 yards and rushing for 122 more. He tallied four total touchdowns.

Lawrenceburg 14, Mount Healthy 7

In a game bookended by scoreless quarters, Mount Healthy got on the board first but allowed the Tigers to record one touchdown in the second quarter and another in the third.

Winton Woods 34, Edgewood 0

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Chaminade Julienne 21, Harrison 17
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