RICHMOND, Ind. — Coming into last week, it was Centerville and Tri at the top of the Tri-Eastern Conference standings at 3-0. The Bulldogs’ 14-13 win over the Titans Friday separated the two, giving sole possession of first place to Centerville, but it also allowed a couple other teams to leapfrog Tri.
Northeastern’s 47-0 win over Union City and Hagerstown’s 55-12 win over Lincoln brought them each to 4-1 in conference play, just a half game behind Centerville at 4-0 and ahead of Tri at 3-1.
Wayne County’s top three teams are leading the TEC for now, but the standings will shake up again after this week, as the Bulldogs and Knights are set to square off Sept. 23.
Here’s more on football along with the rest of Wayne County boys’ high school sports results from Sept. 12-17:
Centerville comes back to best Tri
The Bulldogs overcame a 13-0 deficit to beat Tri 14-13 Friday. The defense shined, led by Collin Clark with 15 tackles and two forced fumbles. Cole Jordan added 10 tackles.
The offense came through when it mattered most. The Bulldogs’ first score was a 25-yard pass from Kollyn Peed to Gavin Robinson on a trick play. The game-winning touchdown came on a 43-yard pass from Jake Tinkle to Nate Dickenson.
Northeastern has its way with Union City
Carson Terrell led the Knights to another high-scoring win, 47-0 over Union City. Terrell threw for 196 yards and four touchdowns. Exactly half of his passing yards and touchdowns went to Noah Ammerman, and the other half went to Logan White: 98 yards and two scores for each. Terrell also led the ground attack with 95 rushing yards and a touchdown. Dylan Isaacs and Kale Hansen each added a rushing score as well.
Ethan Neeley led the defense with 15 tackles and a sack. Calvin Berhalter was right behind with 13 tackles, and Conner Archie had 10. Archie and Isaacs each forced a fumble.
Hagerstown tops Lincoln; Richmond shut out again
The Tigers beat the Golden Eagles 55-12 behind an all-around offensive game. Kayne Ervin completed five of his six passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Aiden Grover rushed for 121 yards and three scores and added a 34-yard touchdown reception, too. Collin Beaty only carried the ball twice, but he totaled 91 yards and a touchdown. Mason Romack reached the end zone on the ground and through the air, and Kaagen Kendall added one rushing touchdown.
Romack also intercepted three passes to lead the defense. Roy Thornbury and Will Combs each had a sack. Isaac Schmitz picked off one pass, and Peyton Meyer blocked a punt.
Despite doubling its season point total, Lincoln fell to 0-5 on the year. Richmond is also 0-5 after losing 49-0 to Arsenal Tech.
Centerville doesn’t lose in three games
The Bulldogs kicked off their week Monday with an 11-3 win over Franklin County. Jake Erbse scored three goals. Brody Pitstick and Wade Lambright each netted two goals. Lucas Miller, Braden Tedder, Conner Miller and Drew Wright each had one goal.
Centerville then settled for a 3-3 tie against Union County Tuesday. Erbse scored two goals, and Lambright added one.
The Bulldogs ended the week Saturday with a 5-4 win over Jay County. Erbse, Pitstick, Wright, Conner Miller and Aiden Elmore each scored one goal.
Richmond ends week with two wins
The Red Devils beat Jay County 4-2 on Tuesday. Arquimides Padilla scored two goals, and Alex Martinez and Justin Casanova each had one.
Richmond then fell to Connersville 4-2 Thursday despite goals from Martinez and Adal Santiago.
The Red Devils finished the week Saturday with a 2-1 win over Kokomo. Ben Holliday scored the only goal by a Richmond player, and Kokomo scored an own goal to help the Red Devils.
Seton falls short twice
The Cardinals’ week didn’t go as planned. First, they fell 7-1 to Burris Monday with Ryan Murray scoring the team’s only goal. Seton then lost his senior night game to Crispus Attucks Wednesday.
Richmond earns perfect score at Centerville
Red Devil runners placed first through sixth at Saturday’s Centerville Invite to give Richmond the team win with a perfect score of 15. Centerville finished second with a team score of 48. The Red Devils and Bulldogs made up 13 of the top 15 finishers with three others teams competing. Here they are:
1st – Alex Orihuela – Richmond – 17:09.6
2n/a – Ethan Miller – Richmond – 17:41.7
3rd – Ivan Orihuela – Richmond – 18:12.9
4th – Greyson Farmer – Richmond – 18:13.8
5th – Noah McClain – Richmond – 18:39.9
6th – Xavier Ogle – Richmond – 18:43.3
8th – Kyle Sheard – Centerville – 18:50.9
9th – Alec Erbse – Centerville – 18:57.1
10th – Ethan Newton – Richmond – 18:57.9
11th – Jack Ferrell – Richmond – 19:15.6
12th – AJ Carter – Richmond – 19:19.8
13th – Grayson Hawkins – Centerville – 19:21.0
14th – Tate Chasteen – Centerville – 19:28.2
Lincoln wins Union County Invites
The Golden Eagles won the Union County Invite Tuesday with a team score of 35. They had four runners finish in the top 15:
Luke Williams – 3rd – 18:27.0
Gavin Newton – 8th – 19:09.9
Brody Puckett- 9th – 19:13.4
Luke Cottrell – 14th – 20:24.2
Lincoln then placed 11th out of 15 teams at the South Adams Invite Saturday. The Golden Eagles had three runners finish in the top half of the field:
Luke Williams – 21st – 19:13.4
Gavin Newton – 45th – 20:21.2
Brody Puckett – 53rd – 20:39.3
Hagerstown wins Eastern Hancock Invite
The Tigers won the Eastern Hancock Invite Saturday with a team score of 32. They had seven runners finish in the top 20:
Quaid Mull – 3rd – 18:36.61
Kaden Young – 4th – 19:11.37
Carter Jenkins- 5th – 19:16.13
Bryce Tinkle – 6th – 19:22.47
Braydon Sanders- 15th – 21:17.40
Kendrick Herr – 17th – 21:45.00
Brock Creek – 18th – 21:46.66
Northeastern competes at Carmel; Seton gets two top-10s
The Knights raced against some bigger schools Saturday at the Riverview Health Invite and placed 13th out of 15 teams. Two Northeastern runners finished in the top half of the field. Chase Cates placed 36th with a time of 16:46.2. Logan Smith placed 59th with a time of 17:13.7.
The Cardinals’ lone runner, Jack Martin, had a solid week. He placed sixth at the Union County Invite Tuesday with a time of 7:04.3 p.m. and seventh at the Centerville Invite Saturday with a time of 6:47.1 p.m.
Centerville, Lincoln go undefeated
The Bulldogs beat Tri 4-1 Wednesday. Bryson Hale and Jayden Saylor won their singles matches. Brady Moore and Joe Martin won their doubles match, as did Kale Creech and Kyson Wright. Centerville then beat Union County 5-0 Thursday.
The Golden Eagles’ lone match of the week was a 5-0 sweep of Hagerstown Thursday. Seth Ingalls, Elijah Berry and Christian Davis all won their singles matches. The doubles teams of Austin Brooks and Joe Davis and Josiah Berry and Carson Hawk were also victorious.
Richmond places fourth at NCC
The Red Devils started the week Tuesday with a 3-2 loss to East Central. Jaden Hollingsworth and Ethan Farrar won their singles matches.
Richmond then fell 5-0 to Arsenal Tech Wednesday before taking a 3-2 win over Shenandoah Thursday. Hollingsworth, Farrar and Ethan Couch all won in singles play against the Raiders.
The Red Devils ended the week Saturday at the NCC Championships, where they finished fourth. They lost 5-0 to Harrison and 3-2 to Marion. Hollingsworth and the doubles team of Jackson Cornett and Lukin Uhte won against Marion.
Northeastern splits two matches
The Knights bested Randolph Southern 4-1 Tuesday. Colton Coyle, Connor Burk and Canyon Johnting all won in singles play. Landon Scarrette and Kaiden White won their doubles match.
Northeastern then lost 3-2 to Union City Thursday. Karsen Scarrette and Treydon York won in doubles play, as did Landon Scarrette and White.
Zach Piatt reports on sports and education for The Palladium-Item. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @zachpiatt13.