Indians win, Cardinals fall in football


MECHANICSBURG – Senior quarterback Jayden Roland threw for 2 touchdowns and ran for 2 more as Mechanicsburg opened the football season with a 38-7 win over Kenton Ridge in non-league action Friday night.

After jumping out to a quick 14-0 lead, the Indians scored late in the second quarter on a three-yard pass from Jayden Roland to Lane Poland to make it 21-0.

Early in the third quarter, Roland’s 40-yard touchdown pass to Kailen Butler gave Mechanicsburg a 28-0 lead.

The Cougars returned the ensuing kickoff for a TD to cut the Indians’ lead to 28-7.

Mechanicsburg added 10 more points in the fourth quarter.

Roland had 131 rushing yards and 96 passing yards and Gabe Hursey added 83 rushing yards.

Chris Ritchie and Prestyn Griffith each had interceptions and Poland led the Indians in tackling.

Mechanicsburg plays at New Bremen this Friday night in non-league action.

Mt. Gilead 15, Triad 8

NORTH LEWISBURG – Mt. Gilead held off Triad, 15-8, in non-league football Friday night.

Mt. Gilead led, 9-8, at the half and added a touchdown in the third quarter.

For the Cardinals, running back Awsome Mitchell rushed for 24 yards on 10 carries with a touchdown and quarterback Cayden Everhart completed 10 of 17 pass attempts for 104 yards with an interception.

This Friday night in non-league action, Triad plays at North Union.

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