For the first time in 29 games, and the first time in 23 NHC matchups, Homestead lost.
And for the first time in 18 years, it was Bellmont that beat the Spartans.
The Braves (3-2, 2-1) took down the Spartans (4-1, 2-1) 14-13 in overtime Friday at Bellmont to end Homestead’s 28-game regular-season winning streak. The Spartans were 22-0 in the NHC during that stretch.
Braves coach Larry Getts called it a huge win for his team on a soggy day. Bellmont senior Trevor Love ran for 142 yards on 28 carries for two touchdowns.
Last year, we had a few times we could have turned the tables, Getts said. We just didn’t believe. I think the difference tonight was belief. The kids believed for four quarters, and it paid off.
BISHOP DWENGER 31, CINCINNATI LASALLE 24: The Saints went to Cincinnati and won in overtime. The Class 4A No. 2 Saints improved to 5-0, while the Lancers fell to 3-1.
NEW HAVEN 28, NORWELL 7: Senior receiver Jordan Hogue set a Bulldogs career record with more than 1,600 receiving yards and helped his team pick up a victory at home against the winless Knights. New Haven remains undefeated after a 141-yard, two-touchdown game on six catches from Hogue, including 52-yard and 63-yard scoring receptions. Bulldogs quarterback Vance Shearer was 19 for 24 for 300 yards and three touchdowns.
COLUMBIA CITY 34, DeKALB 12: The Eagles got a pair of touchdown runs from junior Braden Myer and two through the air from junior quarterback Trevor Bolt to senior receiver Wayne Smith in the win at home.
SNIDER 14, CONCORDIA 13: The Cadets gave the Panthers all they could handle, but Concordia lost at home on a failed two-point conversion with 4:25 left in the fourth quarter. David Morrison threw for 267 yards and a touchdown for the Cadets, and the Panthers’ Jibri Bramley had 92 yards rushing and a score.
MISHAWAKA 17, NORTH SIDE 14: The host Cavemen came away with a win against the Redskins. Mishawaka had 17 unanswered points after an early North Side score.
WAYNE 15, BISHOP LUERS 0: The Knights’ winless season continues after a shutout at Wayne. Wayne picked up its first SAC win and held Luers to 76 total yards in a penalty-riddled game. The teams combined for 20 penalties and 235 penalty yards.
LEO 35, SOUTH ADAMS 12: The Lions reeled off 21 straight points from 4:35 in the second quarter to 9:47 in the fourth to remain undefeated and upend the Starfires in Berne. Leo’s Logan Wood and Jordan Hissong each ran in two touchdowns, and Logan Leiter returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score to start the second half for the Lions.
HERITAGE 33, ADAMS CENTRAL 27: The Patriots avoided a scare on the road and remained undefeated in ACAC play. Branson Dossen was 10 for 14 for 285 yards and three touchdowns, including a 62-yard score with 9:01 left in the fourth quarter that decided the game.
BLUFFTON 28, GARRETT 14: The Tigers went to Garrett and won their first ACAC game. Bluffton ran for 262 yards in the win, with D’Wayne Eskridge’s 198 yards on 17 carries leading the way. Michael Pearson scored twice for the Tigers on seven runs and got in on a 22-yard catch in the third.
WOODLAN 32, PRARIE HEIGHTS 7: The Warriors won a nonconference matchup in LaGrange thanks to 26 unanswered points after opening scores from both teams. Senior running back Jaylin Bennett had 45 carries for 260 yards and three touchdowns in the win as the Warriors put up 331 yards rushing.
FAIRFIELD 55, EASTSIDE 28: The Falcons got 485 yards of total offense in Butler to keep the Blazers winless in the NECC.
LAKELAND 34, WEST NOBLE 0: The Lakers put up 379 yards of total offense to the Chargers’ 157 in a shutout romp in Ligonier. West Noble forced three turnovers but was 2 of 13 on third down and managed just four first downs.
FREMONT 35, CENTRAL NOBLE 20: The Eagles got out to a 21-7 lead at home before halftime and didn’t look back en route to their first NECC win. The Cougars remained winless on the year.
WHITKO 51, WABASH 7: Tanner Hughes ran for 193 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries on the road as the Wildcats won at winless Wabash.
NORTHRIDGE 24, WARSAW 0: The Tigers ran the ball 34 times and got just 2.3 yards per carry in the shutout loss at home.
WES-DEL 30, SOUTHERN WELLS 16: The Raiders squandered a 16-8 lead in the second quarter and gave up 22 unanswered points to Wes-Del in the home loss.