Brayden Tippett scored a couple of touchdowns, but it wasn't nearly enough as Winchester lost a 54-16 Tri-Eastern Conference decision to visiting Centerville Friday night on the gridiron.
The Falcons, 1-3, fell behind 28-0 before Tippett scored late in the second quarter to put the Falcons on the board. Winchester scored first in the third quarter on a Tippett touchdown to cut the lead to 34-16 and had a chance to recover a fumble and perhaps cut the lead to 10, but the Bulldogs (3-0) recovered and went on to score the next 20 points.
Jamari Paplin rushed for 210 yards and Devin Frazier 123 for the Bulldogs, who had 382 yards of total rushing.
The Falcons travel to Union County on Friday.
Union City 62,
The Indians improved to 3-1 by dismantling Knightstown 62-0 on their home turf in a Tri-Eastern Conference affair.
Blayne Daniels scored twice in the first quarter and quarterback Brenden Wright hooked up on a pass play to Eli Moore in the opening quarter as the Indians led 21-0 after the first stop and continued to pour it on.
The Indians travel to Northeastern on Friday in a Tri-Eastern Conference tussle.
Monroe Central 45,
Oldenburg Academy 0
Monroe Central won at home against Oldenburg Academy, 45-0 to move to 4-0 on the year. There was a running clock for the entirety of the second half.
Midway through the second quarter, quarterback/safety Jackson Ullom intercepted a pass. On the ensuing offensive play for MC, Ullom found Gavin Smithson-Burciaga for a 63-yard touchdown — one of two long touchdown receptions for Smithson-Burciaga. He also added a 50-yard touchdown catch and run later in the second quarter.
Smithson-Burciaga was a standout on defense too, as the edge defender notched a team-best seven tackles (two for a loss).