Dayton Round-Up: Springfield falls to Fairfield

In a battle between two of Southwest Ohio’s Division I heavyweights, Fairfield (2-0) went up to Springfield (1-1) and staved off the Wildcats, 16-12. Up 16-0 with just over four minutes to go, it seemed liked the game was in hand for Fairfield. The Wildcats showed they had fight left in them with Larry Stephens catching a pair of touchdown tosses from sophomore Te’Sean Smoot in the final two minutes of the contest. Unfortunately for Springfield the clock wasn’t in their favor after the second score. Stephens who has verbally committed to Toledo had three receptions for 71 yards. Smoot finished 162 yards passing and the two touchdowns. Fairfield controlled the clock owning more than doubling the time they had the ball over the Wildcats. The Indians were led by their Toledo commit, Sawiaha Ellis. The senior went 10-15 for 111 yards with another 60 yards and two trips to the end zone on the ground. JuTahn McClain, a Kentucky commit, had a game high 106 yards rushing for the victors.

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Chaminade Julienne continues to look like an upper tier playoff team in Division III, Region 12. The Eagles jumped all over Woodward (0-2) taking a 49-0 lead into halftime. The Eagles offense line dominated the Bulldogs as running backs Quincy Johnson Jr. (140) and Marquis Henry (82) ran for a combined 222 yards on seven carries each. Henry found the end zone three times and Johnson Jr. twice. The Chaminade Julienne defense allowed just 132 total yards and forced four Woodward turnovers. Defensive back Jason Ward had three of those takeaways with a fumble recovery and two interceptions including a pick six.

Chaminade Julienne DB Jason Ward (photo by Shelby Frieszell/

Three different Xenia (1-0) players ran for more than 100 yards as rolled past Eaton (0-2). After trailing 14-6 at halftime, the Buccaneers managed to wear down the Eagles in the second half. Xenia amassed 448 yards of total offense of which 435 of it was on the ground. Andrew Pollender led the way with 169 yards rushing, with Kevin Johnson adding 115 yards and Brett Russell pithing in another 127 yards. Pollender and Johnson each had a pair of touchdowns.

Junior running back Keith Farr had the best game of his young career with personal bests of 155 yards and five touchdowns rushing as Lebanon (1-1) routed Loveland (0-2), 50-20. Farr wasn’t the only one doing putting a hurt on the Tigers. Senior quarterback Ethan Marsh also ran for a career high 109 yards with touchdown and another 84 yards through the air. The Warriors defense recorded six-and-a-half sacks and Eric West recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Lebanon which will be moving to the ECC next season will face it’s third straight opponent from that league next Friday when they host West Clermont (0-2).

Here are some other scores from Dayton area teams in action on Friday night:
Springboro 37, Middletown 14
Beavercreek 40, Ponitz 20
Northmont 37, Pickerington North 17
Lakota West 30, Centerville 15
Lakota East 14, Fairmont 6
Olentangy Liberty 19, Wayne 10
Northridge 26, West Carrolton 7
Bellbrook 28, Fairborn 0
Greenville 21, Stebbins 10
Troy 35, Butler 14
Lima Senior 17, Piqua 14
Alter 31, Marshall Upper Arlington 49, Belmont 6

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