CINCINNATI — Lakota West football coach Tom Bolden couldn't be happier with the result on the scoreboard Friday night.
"Man, that was special," Bolden said. "That was awesome."
The Firebirds defeated Colerain 10-0 in a Greater Miami Conference showdown that marked the return of Bolden – a longtime Colerain coach – to Cardinal Stadium.
Lakota West snapped Colerain's 83-game GMC regular-season winning streak that dated back to October 2008.
"That's a great football game," said Bolden, who coached at Colerain from 2007 to 2018. "I'm so proud of my kids. So proud of our defense."
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Bolden, who is in his second season in West Chester, likes the mentality of the Firebirds this season.
"I told (the players)," Bolden said, "'You've got a chance to quite possibly have the greatest game in Lakota West history.' I told them – you've got a chance. We talked about it. We didn't run from it."
Lakota West (1-0) plays at Oak Hills (0-1) Sept. 4.
Another milestone for Kiner
Roger Bacon senior running back Corey Kiner entered the Ohio High School Athletic Association state record list for most career points on Friday night.
Kiner, who is verbally committed to Louisiana State University, has 566 career points, according to Roger Bacon assistant athletic director Brandon Spaeth.
Kiner rushed for three touchdowns and converted a two-point conversion in the Spartans' 34-0 win over visiting Purcell Marian. He finished the night with 18 carries for 231 yards (12.8 yards per carry average).
Kiner also eclipsed 7,000 all-purpose yards, according to Spaeth.
Roger Bacon plays at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Sept. 4.
Princeton earned 419 yards of total offense in a 33-28 win at Hamilton Friday night. The Vikings outscored the Big Blue 14-7 in the fourth quarter.
Senior running back Thomas Boyd had 17 carries for 122 yards and two touchdowns for Princeton.
Senior wide receiver Lamont Jackson had five receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns.
"Thomas played really well," Princeton coach Mike Daniels said. "He ran hard. Lamont is really good also."
Junior linebacker Antonio Nunley Jr. recorded a team-high 11 tackles, according to the GMC website.
Sycamore junior running back William Ingle scored on a 1-yard touchdown run as time expired to lift the Aviators past visiting Lakota East 34-31. Ingle rushed 25 times for 199 yards and three touchdowns.
"William was a workhorse," Sycamore coach Scott Dattilo said. "He got better as the game went on. I couldn't be more happy for him. He is such a hard worker."
Senior quarterback Andrew Fehr was 14 of 20 passing for 140 yards and a touchdown.
"Andrew showed a lot of poise the entire game," Dattilo said. "He played a very smart game like a senior should. He's developing into a special talent."
Sycamore (1-0) plays at Princeton (1-0) Sept. 4.
Wyoming continues winning streak in CHL
Wyoming defeated Reading 21-0 in a Cincinnati Hills League matchup Friday night. The Cowboys have won 30 consecutive CHL games.
Senior Brennan Pagan threw for 123 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for a touchdown.
Sophomore CJ Hester rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown. Senior Joop Mitchell had three receptions for 67 yards. He also recorded an interception on defense.
"Coming into a game with no scout film from this season and no scrimmages, we did a good job making adjustments on the run," Wyoming coach Aaron Hancock said. "I'm excited to see this team continue to develop and grow."
The last time the Cowboys lost in the CHL in the regular season was Oct. 23, 2015.
Mark Elder wins coaching debut at Moeller
Moeller coach Mark Elder won his coaching debut with the Crusaders as visiting Moeller defeated Columbus Bishop Hartley 34-17.
Elder, a former Eastern Kentucky University head coach, was named the Moeller coach in December 2019.
Moeller (1-0) plays at East Central Sept. 4.
Leone wins coaching debut at Mariemont
Mariemont coach Nick Leone won his coaching debut as Mariemont defeated Taylor 30-19. Mariemont had 442 yards of total offense.
Leone succeeded former Mariemont coach Kurry Commins for the start of this season.
"He was the first text I got last night after the game congratulating me," Leone said. "It means a lot to be a part of such a supportive community. One of my first texts this morning was Coach (Rob) Stoll from Turpin. He's been my coach and mentor. I wouldn't be successful without him."
Senior Andrew Glassmeyer threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns. Senior Seth Greene rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown.
Mariemont (1-0) plays at Wyoming (1-0) Sept. 4.
Norwood coach Brian Pitzer, Batavia coach Nick Schmidt and Western Brown coach Nick Osborne earned their first career head coaching wins Friday night.
- St. Xavier plays at Brownsburg (Ind.) at 6 p.m. today on ESPN2.
- McNicholas senior quarterback Clay Badylak was 13 of 20 for 152 yards and a touchdown and he rushed for 135 yards in the Rockets' 31-21 win over Northwest.
- Badin had 481 yards of total offense in the 41-7 win over Ross. Junior Landyn Vidourek was 13 of 15 for 238 yards and four touchdowns.
- Milford senior Vince Ringland threw for three touchdowns in the Eagles' 28-24 win over visiting Oak Hills.
- La Salle's 53-52 win at Elder Friday was the most points scored by the Lancers since a 55-14 win over visiting Moeller on Sept. 30, 2016. Since the GCL South has recorded game stats online since 2004, there has not been another GCL South game with that many points (105). The most recent time a GCL South program scored 50 or more points in a league game prior to Friday night was Elder's 51-26 win over St. Xavier on Sept 28, 2018.
The University of Florida offered a scholarship to La Salle junior running back Gi'Bran Payne.
"Recruiting is still going well," Payne said Friday night.
"I've been heavily recruited by, like, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue type (of schools) probably the most," Payne said. "It's still going very well."
Payne is rated the nation's No. 10 running back in the 2022 class by 247 Sports. He also has scholarship offers from Alabama, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Iowa, Louisville, Boston College, Kentucky and several others, according to 247 Sports.
The University of Akron offered a scholarship to Deer Park junior safety/wide receiver/running back Norey Johnson, according to Deer Park coach Calvin Johnson. It is the first offer for Norey Johnson, who is 6 feet 2 and 185 pounds.