Upper Arlington took advantage of five turnovers and hung on to beat Hilliard Darby 24-14 Friday night in a game that featured two teams with powerful running attacks.

The Golden Bears rushed 49 times for 318 yards en route to improving to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the OCC-Central Division. Senior running back Tommy Farwick led the way with 143 yards on 18 carries.

"We knew it was going to be a tough game," Bears coach Mike Golden said. "Losing to them twice last year was tough, so it feels good to get over the hump."

Hilliard Darby, which fell to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the league, trailed 17-14 late in the fourth quarter and was driving inside Upper Arlington territory. But Golden Bears linebacker Mark Crawford jumped
in front of quarterback Brandon Bargar's pass for an interception, giving his offense a chance to seal a victory.

"That was huge," said Crawford, who had a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs in the second half, which sandwiched a 29-yard touchdown pass from Bargar to Jordan Rispress. "Drop back 10-to-12 yards,
and find the quarterback, we practice that every day. I'm a captain and I take pride in leading the team."

Darby gained 400 yards behind Bargar, who rushed for 115 yards and finished 16-for-25 passing for 175 yards.

"Our kids played really hard but when you play a game like that, you can't have that many turnovers," Panthers coach John Santagata said. "In big games like this, you can't give a good football team
chances like we did tonight."

The Panthers gave up the football twice on three plays in the third quarter, both of which led to Upper Arlington touchdowns.

Darby led 7-3 at halftime on a 2-yard touchdown run by Bargar. It appeared that Darby's Matt Cyrus had scored early in the second quarter when he fell into the end zone on third-and-2, but officials ruled him down inside the 1, and Bargar was denied on fourth down.

Upper Arlington's only points in the first half came on a 21-yard field goal by Spencer Parsons.

UPPER ARLINGTON 0 3 7 14 - 24
HILLIARD DARBY 0 7 0 7 - 14
UA-Parsons 21 FG
HD-Bargar 2 run (Jenne kick)
UA-Wildermuth 32 run (Parsons kick)
UA-Crawford 1 run (Parsons kick)
HD-Rispress 29 pass from Bargar (Jenne kick)
UA-Crawford 1 run (Parsons kick)