Five different players scored and Mid-County tallied touchdowns in all four quarters as the Cougars rolled to a 42-0 win over United Friday night at Adams Field.

Five different players scored and Mid-County tallied touchdowns in all four quarters as the Cougars rolled to a 42-0 win over United Friday night at Adams Field.

The win was Mid-County’s third straight and the Cougars, now 4-2 on the season, are one win away from becoming playoff eligible.

Jason Clark started the scoring parade for the Cougars as he busted free for a 51-yard touchdown run in the opening quarter. Bret Woodside followed with a 46-yard TD scamper to stretch the lead to 14-0 at the quarter.

Woodside did the honors again in the second quarter, this time from five yards out, as Mid-County enjoyed a 21-0 bulge at the break.

Three more M-C players found the end zone in the second half — Raige Ballard on a 33-yard run, Isaac Cordle from a yard out and Gunner Spivey on a 10-year run — to cap the continuous clock victory.

Mid-County piled up 430 yards in total offense, including 388 on the ground. Two runners cracked the century mark — Clark with 122 yards and Woodside with 110 yards.

Nathan Whitman was perfect on his six point-after touchdown kicks.

Parker Taylor paced the shutout effort on defense with a team-high nine tackle, while Cameron Meyer added five tackles and two assists.

The Cougars improved to 3-1 in conference play, but the LTC slate stiffens in the final three weeks for Coach Gary Denhart’s squad.

Mid-County hits the road Friday (Oct. 6) to play a one-loss 

Princeville squad, play their home finale Oct. 13 against LTC-leading Annawan-Wethersfield and travel to Wyoming to play Stark County in the regular-season finale Oct. 20.

Mercer County handles Ridgewood —  Mercer County put together its most dominant performance of the season against Ridgewood on Saturday sparked by an explosive day from senior running back Wyatt Kellogg.

Kellogg scored on three of his first four carries as the Golden Eagles built a 28-0 lead through one quarter and ultimately came away with a 47-6 Lincoln Trail Conference win.

The Golden Eagles got additional rushing touchdowns from Evan Terrill and Rashaun King, with King adding a touchdown pass to Jaden Dellitt.

Kellogg finished with 144 rushing yards while Rashaun King went 7-of-8 for 114 yards through the air. Mercer County’s Quinton King picked up the longest scoring play of the day with a 75-yard kick return to start the second half.

Ridgewood’s lone score came on a seven yard pass from Dawson Anderson to Kaleb Buss as the Spartans dropped to 0-6.

LTC standings — Annawan-Wethersfield took over the top spot in the conference race with a 14-6 win over Princeville Friday night.

The Titans lead the LTC at 4-0, followed by Princeville, Mid-County and Mercer County at 3-1, Stark County 2-2, West Central 1-3, and United and Ridgewood 0-4.

In addition to Mid-County at Princeville, this Friday’s slate finds West Central at Mercer County, Annawan-Wethersfield at Ridgewood and Stark County at United.

F-S standings — Princeville took over the lead in the LTC fresh-soph race with a 30-19 win over Annawan-Wethersfield Monday night.

Also Monday, Stark County blanked West Central 12-0, United handled Mid-County 42-0 and Ridgewood slipped past Mercer County 12-8.

Princeville is 4-0 in the conference, followed by Annawan-Wethersfield and Ridgewood 3-1, Mercer County and United 2-2, West Central and Stark County 1-3 and Mid-County 0-4.