Ohio State commits star as OHSAA football completed Week 6 last weekend.

Ohio high school football entered the second half of its season last weekend, with two Scout top 50 teams earning big wins and some Buckeye commitments shining

Ohio Game of the Week

Trotwood-Madison 59, Sidney 21 – Reserve running back Rondric Bogan ran for 202 yards and three touchdowns as the Rams topped the Yellow Jackets in a game between a Trotwood-Madison team that has been one of the best in the Greater Western Ohio Conference in recent years and another that would like to be able to say that this season (Sidney).

Bogan had a 95-yard touchdown run and Roland Walder returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown as TMHS opened up a 34-0 lead.

The Rams finished the night with 261 yards rushing, which pleased head coach Jeff Graham.

“We’re an I-formation, downhill running team,” the former Ohio State wide receiver told the Dayton Daily News. “We look for guys who really step up. It’s special how we dominate on the offensive line.”

Walder finished with 11 tackles and a sack for the Rams, who improved to 5-1 while Sidney fell to 4-2. 

Other Notable OHSAA Games

Cincinnati Elder 24, Cincinnati St. Xavier 17 (OT) – Peyton Ramsey and Nick Hall ran for touchdowns in overtime to lead the Panthers past the Bombers in Cincinnati Greater Catholic League South action. Nick Arcuri made a 35-yard field goal for St. X to tie the game at 10 with four minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Cincinnati La Salle 13, Cincinnati Moeller 7 (OT) – The undefeated Lancers, ranked No. 1 in the state in Division II and No. 12 nationally by Scout.com, prevailed on Nick Watson’s 19-yard run in overtime. La Salle won despite gaining only 148 yards.

Hilliard Davidson 38, Columbus Westland 3 – The Wildcats jumped out to a 17-0 lead to beat their Ohio Capital Conference Central Division foe and improve to 5-1 overall on the season. Ryan Royer ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns for Davidson.

Lakewood St. Edward 24, Cocoa, Fla., 14 – Cole Gest, a running back headed to Indiana, starred for the victorious Eagles, who are ranked No. 1 in Ohio in Division I and No. 49 nationally by Scout.com. Gest ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns as the defending Division I state champs improved to 5-1.

Lancaster 21, Groveport 6 – Shea Goss, Tyler Carter and Ryan Fitchpatrick all scored touchdowns as the Golden Gales remained undefeated on the season.

Toledo St. John’s 21, Findlay 7 – The Titans took a 14-0 lead early and held on to hand Three Rivers Athletic Conference rival Findlay its first loss of the season. St. John’s quarterback Matt Winzeler threw for 180 yards and ran for a touchdown. Findlay entered the game ranked No. 5 in Division I by the Associated Press.

Next Week’s Big Games

Brookville at West Milton Milton-Union, Oct. 9

Cincinnati La Salle at Cincinnati St. Xavier, Oct. 9

Cleveland Benedictine at Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, Oct. 9

Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland at Lakewood St. Edward, Oct. 10

Gahanna Lincoln at Lancaster, Oct. 9

Hudson at Stow, Oct. 8

Akron Hoban at Mentor Lake Catholic, Oct. 10

Ohio’s Week 6 Standouts

Anthony Perrine, RB, Macedonia Nordonia – Ran for 343 yards and six touchdowns as the Knights upset Brecksville, 49-34.

Danny Logan, RB, Upper Arlington – Ran for 203 yards and two touchdowns while the Golden Bears beat Grove City Central Crossing, 46-39.  He also caught a 48-yard touchdown pass.

Deric Williamson, QB, Grove City Central Crossing – Completed 28 of 45 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to Upper Arlington.

Nick Best, RB/DB, Bay Village Bay – Ran for three touchdowns, caught a pass for another and returned an interception for a fifth in a 48-6 win vs. Parma Normandy. 

Notable OSU Commitments

Austin Mack, WR, Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers – One week after scoring six touchdowns, Mack added four more in a 56-12 blowout of Fort Wayne South Side despite playing just the first half.

Demario McCall, RB, North Ridgeville – Ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns despite being knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury in the second quarter of a 44-21 win over North Olmsted.

George Hill, RB/WR, Hubbard – In a 35-14 win vs. Niles McKinley, Hill ran 19 times for 274 yards and three touchdowns.


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