Prep Roundup, Week One

A look around the state (and even outside the state) and what went on in the prep scene.

Here is a look at the highlights from the first weekend of Ohio high school football, followed by a look key games in week two as well as when OSU's two out-of-state verbal commitments will open their season.

Week 1 Highlights

Pickerington Central QB Aaron Johann threw for 215 yards and three TDs in 45-20 win over Reynoldsburg.

Mentor rolled up 519 yards total offense in a 38-6 pasting of Cleveland Glenville. RB Matt Lieb had 216 yards rushing and one TD for Mentor. Glenville QB Ted Ginn Jr. had 129 yards total offense and a 2-yard TD run.

OSU verbal RB Antonio Pittman had 174 yards and two TDs on 28 carries, but Akron Buchtel fell at Massillon Washington 23-12. A crowd of over 14,000 attended the game at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. Massillon's Billy Relford returned an interception 89 yards for a touchdown in the waning moments.

Cleveland Bendictine RB Ray Williams had 226 yards rushing and two TDs on 18 carries in his team's 31-3 win over Warren Howland.

Lakewood St. Edward turned back Youngstown Ursuline 37-28.

Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph sophomore WR David Lightly had nine catches for 183 yards, including an 80-yard TD grab, but his team fell to Bellevue 40-20.

Cleveland St. Ignatius QB Brian Hoyer, headed to Michigan State, completed 15 of 20 passes or 272 yards and four TDs in his team's 45-7 pasting of Westerville North.

Shaker Heights pounded Houston Gulf Shores 51-0 behind two TD runs each from Craig Johnson and Arden McWilliams.

Mason rocked West Chester Lakota West 30-6.

Junior Ryan Brinson had two TD grabs as Canton McKinley downed Washington (D.C.) Ballou 32-14 in Brian Cross' debut as the Bulldogs coach.

Warren Harding crushed Cleveland South 69-0. TB Richard Davis had 116 yards and two TDs for Harding while QB Alex Engram, a transfer from Texas, was 6 of 9 for 101 yards and two TDs. Junior Mario Manningham returned a punt 49 yards for a score.

Defending Division I state champion Cincinnati Elder opened with a 33-14 win over Cincinnati Winton Woods.

Middletown rolled to a 48-0 win over Cincinnati Withrow. Jimmy Calhoun had a 56-yard TD grab, Chris Debow returned an INT 35 yards for a score and Dewan Commodore brought a punt back 75 yards for a TD for the Middies.

Columbus DeSales held Worthington Kilbourne to 51 yards in a 19-0 win.

Dublin Coffman QB Jack Rafferty completed 18 of 28 passes for 193 yards and a TD in his team's 28-7 pounding of defending Division III state champion Columbus Watterson.

Columbus Independence RB Erik Haw, an OSU verbal, had TD runs of 60 and 58 yards in a 35-carry, 258-yard night as his team turned back Columbus Beechcroft 19-0.

Circleville's Jeff Robinson rushed for 125 yards and two TDs and also blocked the potential game-tying PAT kick with 1:42 left in his team's 27-26 win over Washington C.H. Miami Trace. Trace QB Miles Schlichter completed 10 of 25 passes for 206 yards and a TD.

Wickliffe's Vinnie Latessa booted a 25-yard field goal as time expired in a 31-28 win over Olmsted Falls.

Hubbard rode OSU verbal DB Shaun Lane to a 23-10 win over Parma Heights Holy Name. Lane had 197 yards rushing, including a 91-yard TD run.

Cincinnati St. Xavier QB Robbie Schoenhoft threw for a TD and ran for one as St. X held off Covington (Ky.) Catholic 21-16.

Anderson extended its regular season winning streak to 21 games with a 20-6 win over Cincinnati Moeller.

Cincinnati Colerain QB Erick Fitzpatrick ran for two scores and threw for two more in his team's 42-6 win over Boone County, Ky.

Austintown Fitch defeated Youngstown Chaney 27-14 behind OSU verbal Miles Williams. Williams, recruited as a receiver, worked mostly as a tailback here. He had 109 yards and two TDs on 23 carries and also caught a 6-yard TD pass.

Holland Springfield, the top-ranked team in the Toledo area, defeated Toledo Rogers 30-12. Rogers WR Fred Davis was held to six catches for 75 yards and 14 yards rushing on seven carries.

Huber Heights Wayne, with LB Marcus Freeman, fell to Cincinnati Oak Hills 21-13.

Clayton Northmont knocked off defending Division II state champion Dayton Chaminade-Julienne 31-27 before 9,000 at Northmont. Junior QB Tyler Horner completed 17 of 28 passes for 259 yards and a TD. For C-J, Javon Ringer rolled up 254 yards rushing. But standout QB Anthony Turner was bothered by a shoulder injury. He completed 10 of 19 passes for 82 yards.

Week 2 Highlights (all games 7:30 p.m. Friday unless noted)

Austintown Fitch, with OSU verbal WR Miles Williams, visits Massillon Jackson.

Columbus Beechcroft, with OSU verbal DB Sirjo Welch, hosts Columbus St. Charles.

Cleveland Benedictine visits Massillon Washington at 8 p.m. Friday.

Akron Buchtel travels to North Canton Hoover.

Canton McKinley visits Marion Harding.

Carrollton, with OSU verbal TE Chad Hoobler, hosts Lisbon Beaver.

Dublin Coffman travels to Findlay.

Cincinnati Elder hosts Indianapolis Warren Central on Saturday.

Cleveland Glenville visits Massillon Perry.

Hamilton, with OSU verbal DB Brandon Underwood, visits Lima Senior.

Warren Harding hosts Cleveland JFK.

Hubbard, with OSU verbal DB Shaun Lane, hosts Cleveland East.

Columbus Independence hosts Pickerington Central.

West Chester Lakota West, with OSU verbal OL Steve Rehring, visits Cincinnati Winton Woods.

Cincinnati Moeller travels to Louisville (Ky.) St. Xavier on Saturday.

Toledo Rogers hosts Sylvania Southview.

Lakewood St. Edward, with OSU verbal junior OL Alex Boone, visits Lakewood.

Columbus DeSales hosts Toledo St. John's.

Cleveland St. Ignatius hosts Youngstown Boardman Saturday.

Youngstown Ursuline, with OL Brandon Braxton, visits Steubenville. Huber Heights Wayne, with LB Marcus Freeman, visits Fairfield.

Xenia, with OSU verbal OL Ben Person, travels to Grove City.

OSU Verbals Outside Ohio

OL Jon Skinner of Mount Carmel, Pa., will open his season Friday against Pius the 10th.

QB Joe Bauserman of Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln will open his season Sept. 5 at Tallahassee North Florida Christian.

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