Alexis 26, AlWood 19: A back-and-forth contest had the Cardinals come-from-behind with two scores in the fourth, including a late 1-yard sneak by Alexis quarterback Mike Miller to preserve the Lincoln Trail West win over the Aces.
AlWood (1-3, 0-2 LTW) jumped on top 13-0 in the first behind two ground-scoring runs by Adam Curry and Ben Carter before Alexis (1-3, 1-1 LTW) came back behind two scoring runs of 39 and 1 by Eric Humes to help setup Miller's key touchdown in the fourth.
Aledo 19, Monmouth 0: The Green Dragons used a stifling defense to shutout the Warriors in Olympic Conference action. Paving the way for Aledo (4-0, 2-0 Olympic) on offense was Richard Bigham with a 55-yard punt return for seven followed by a 52-yard pass reception from Andy Frye as the winners were up 19-0 by the half.
Stark County 42, Galva 7: Behind a huge first half, the Rebels bolted past the Wildcats en route to victory in Lincoln Trail East action. Chad VanDeVelde led Stark County (3-1, 1-1 LTE) by hitting paydirt on runs of 2 and 1 to open the first quarter.
From there, Wes Maher added touchdown runs of 7 apiece to break the contest open in the second. Maher would later add his third score on the night with a 1-yard dive. Galva (2-2, 0-2 LTE) touched the scoreboard in the fourth on an 18-yard pass from Pat Sloan to Tyler Glaser.
Sherrard 15, Knoxville 8: The Tigers grabbed its first win on the season with a stingy low-scoring Olympic Conference victory at home over the Blue Bullets. After a safety gave the visitors a slim 2-0 lead, Seth Lawson plunged into the endzone for an 8-2 Sherrard lead in the second.
But Knoxville (2-2, 0-2 Olympic) struck back with a Nick Rodsater 4-yard run to tie the score in the third. But Seth Lawson had 44 of his 85 yards rushing on a big fourth-quarter score to give Sherrard (1-4, 1-1 Olympic) the win. In a losing effort, Rodsater led all backs with 132 yards on 11 totes.
Warren 54, Union 16: After jumping on top 19-8 by halftime, the Warriors lit up the scoreboard for 35 second-half points in rolling over the Yankees in Lincoln Trail West play.
Aaron Koch led Warren (4-0, 2-0 LTW) with three touchdown runs of 1, 1 and 3 while teammate Jamie Martin threw a 15-yard scoring strike and scampered 14 more yards for another TD. For Union (1-3, 1-1 LTW), Taul Noard was 20-for-54 passing for 206 yards and two scores as receiver Landon Lox was the recipient of 12 grabs for 115 yards and a pair of TD's.
Wethersfield 42, ROWVA 21: Wethersfield's Mike Jones rushed for 122 yards on just nine carries and added an 11-yard touchdown run, while Scott Bialobreski added a pair of TDs to the Flying Geese's Lincoln Trail East victory over ROWVA at Oneida.
Bialobreski scored on a 48-yard punt return and a three-yard run while compiling 98 yards on 15 carries for Wethersfield (3-1, 2-0 LTC East). ROWVA's Tigers (1-3, 0-2 LTC East), who trailed 22-7 after the first quarter, got 96 yards on 16 totes from junior star Justin Powers.
Erie 34, Amboy 28: The Cardinals jumped on top with a big first quarter (20-7) but had to rally past the Clippers with a strong fourth to win a high-scoring Three Rivers Conference battle.
Erie (3-1, 1-1 TRAC-8) was led with a balanced attack on offense (238 yards on ground, 106 in the air) as Derrick Johnson scored on runs of 76 and 6 while mate QB Randy Kirkpatrick tossed scoring tosses of 11 and 24. Leading Amboy (0-4, 0-2 TRAC-8) was the combo of Eric and Jason McLaughlin. Eric threw TD passes of 49 and 47 to Jason while each ran for another score.
Newman 41, Fulton 13: Top-ranked Newman score twice in each of the first three quarters play in rolling past the Steamers in Three Rivers Conference action.
Andrew Pappoccia led the Comets (4-0, 2-0 TRAC-8) with 167 yards, including scoring runs of 20, 19, 12 and 11 in the victory. Trailing 14-7 after the first quarter, Fulton (1-3, 0-2 TRAC-8) allowed 27 points in the next 16 minutes to the No. 1 Class 1A school.
Princeville 34, Cambridge 8: The Princesses used a 20-point first quarter to surge to a big Lincoln Trail East win. Leading the victors was running back Joe Arnett with 21 carries for 180 yards and four scores.
Arnett opened the game by scoring on runs of 6, 10 and 5 to give Princeville (4-0, 2-0 LTE) a lead it wouldn't relinquish. Cambridge (1-3, 1-1 LTE) scored in the second on a 3-yard pass from Aaron Stahl to Todd Johnson for its only points.