Crestview’s Justin Overmyer (48) and Seth Moser (53) combine on a tackle as the Knights took on Celina. (DHI Media/John Parent)
Crestview’s Justin Overmyer (48) and Seth Moser (53) combine on a tackle as the Knights took on Celina. (DHI Media/John Parent)
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Several local high schools were tuning up for the football season on Friday.
Jefferson began the era of head varsity coach Chris Sommers with a solid two touchdowns-to-one victory over Bath — playing its second scrimmage — on a brilliant but cooling Friday at Delphos Stadium Park.
The host Wildcat varsity got scores from the passing game — a 27-yard toss from Jace Stockwell to Josh Teman — and another from the run as Dalton Hicks ran it in from six yards out.
Bath’s lone first-team score was a 30-yard fumble return.


At Van Buren, St. John’s — playing its second tuneup — and the host Black Knights battled to a scoreless draw Friday night in the varsity portion.
Crestview made the trek into Mercer County to take on the Bulldogs of Celina in what was the first of two scrimmages for the Knights during the preseason. Crestview hosts Van Wert next Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Convoy.
Meanwhile, Parkway played host to Bethel at Panther Field in Rockford. The Panthers are looking to take another step forward under head coach Dan Cairns as they prep for a week one matchup at Crestview on August 29.
At Spencerville’s Charles Moeller Memorial Field, the host Bearcats tied Shawnee 18-18 in the morning.
The Bearcats got three scoring tosses from their varsity, all three from Mason Nourse: an 11-yarder and 14-yarder to Zach Goecke and a 30-yarder to Damien Corso.
Shawnee got TD runs of 70 and 20 yards and a 32-yard scoring pass.