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High school football: Highland sets up MOAC showdown | USA Today High School Sports

SPARTA — Highland set up a showdown for first place in the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division with a 35-7 conquest of Northmor Friday night.

The Scots are now 4-0 in the MOAC, and they will host Fredericktown, also 4-0, on Friday.

Jared Limings ran for three touchdowns and 127 yards for Highland (4-3 overall) while Dakota Bunting added 131 rushing yards. The Scots held a 391-(-19) edge on the ground in the game.

Limings scored on runs of 6, 9 and 10 yards as Highland rolled to a 35-0 lead. Alex Wright rambled 40 yards for another TD, and Bunting scored from 17 yards out for the Scots. Satchel Denton booted five PATs.

The lone TD for Northmor (1-3, 2-5) came in the final period on a Demetrius Johnson 9-yard run.

Highland won easily despite suffering from 14 penalties for a loss of 150 yards.

Johnson led Northmor on the ground with 13 rushing yards, and he also caught three passes for 32 yards.

Fredericktown 35, Centerburg 28

Fredericktown scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and then had to hold on to nip Centerburg 35-28 in another key MOAC Blue Division contest.

Brenden Reed and Dillion Smith both scored TDs on 5-yard runs in the final period for the Freddies (6-1 overall) to help their team take a 35-14 edge.

Chris Schmitt ran three yards for a score and Gunnar Gregory passed 10 yards to Kyle Hogan for another TD for the Trojans (2-2, 3-4) late in the final stanza, but seven points is as close as they would come to the winners.

Reed (two yards) and Tyler Ohl (22 yards) also scored TDs for the Freddies while Smith passed 37 yards to Kirk Manns for another touchdown.

Gregory passed 26 yards to Braxton Mead and Schmitt ran 15 yards for Centerburg’s first two touchdowns.

The game featured 878 yards of total offense as Fredericktown outgained Centerburg 464-414.

Smith led Fredericktown with 152 rushing yards and Reed added 101. Braxton McQueen caught six passes for 109 yards.

Gregory was 29-of-44 passing for 340 yards. Hogan caught 11 passes for 93 yards while Sterling Armstrong brought in 10 balls for 77 yards.

Cardington-Lincoln 34, Elgin 0

Cardington-Lincoln stayed in the hunt in the MOAC Blue Division with a 34-0 blanking of Elgin

The Pirates are now 3-1 in the MOAC and 5-2 overall, one game back of division co-leaders Highland and Fredericktown. Elgin is now 0-4 and 2-5.

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Mount Gilead 48, East Knox 20

Deondre Cook rushed for 173 yards and four touchdowns and passed for a fifth score as Mount Gilead defeated East Knox in the MOAC.

Cook ran for scores on efforts of 70, 1, 20 and 78 yards, and he passed nine yards to Tyler Bland for a touchdown.

Jonah Barnett had 167 rushing yards and a 27-yard run for a TD for the Indians (2-2, 3-4). Bland returned a kickoff 89 yards for a score.

Zach Hill rushed for two touchdowns and Seth Rager ran for another for East Knox (0-4, 0-7).

Hill led the Bulldogs in rushing with 97 yards while Colin Rhea caught two passes for 45 yards.

North Union 46, Fairbanks 21

North Union stung Fairbanks in MOAC action to improve to 2-2 in the Red Division and to 4-3 overall.

The Wildcats scored 20 points in each of the first two quarters.

Nate Hammons rushed for 212 yards and pair of scores for NU. His TDs came on runs of 53 and 52 yards.

Luke Krawczyk had touchdown runs of 4 and 5 yards for North Union, Kyle Willis scored on a 58-yard effort, and Wyatt Pertuset (seven yards) and Tim Gilliland (two yards) added touchdowns for the winners.

Fairbanks (0-4, 0-7) scored all of its points in the third period as Kyle Warner tallied two TDs on runs and Trevor Chippas added a third on a rush.

North Union gained 458 of its 500 total yards on the ground.

Carey 50, Ridgedale 0

Carey scored 38 points in the second quarter in its Northern 10 Conference victory over Ridgedale.

Jon Racheter ran for 124 yards and two scores to lead the Blue Devils (3-4, 2-3) while Derek Wentling added two rushing touchdowns.

Ridgedale (0-7, 0-5) was hurt by 15 penalties for 102 yards.

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