Ohio prep roundup, week 2

Here is a weekly look at the highlights from this past weekend of high school football action in the state of Ohio.

Here is a look at the highlights from Week 2 of Ohio high school football, followed by a look at key games scheduled in Week 3.

Week 2 Highlights

Warren Harding RB Richard Davis carried the ball 21 times for 170 yards and four touchdowns in a 61-6 rout of Cleveland John F. Kennedy. RB Delbert Ferguson debuted for Harding, carrying 4 times for 60 yards including a 35-yard TD run.

North Canton Hoover defeated Akron Buchtel 14-7 in dramatic fashion. QB Sam Cerreta, who finished 17 of 27 for 181 yards, hit Brian Drunkenbrod with a 9-yard TD pass with 8 seconds left. Buchtel's Antonio Pittman, an OSU verbal, was slowed by a toe injury. Teammate Bryan Williams had 8 carries for 138 yards, including a 40-yard TD.

Austintown-Fitch's Miles Williams, an OSU verbal, rushed for 181 yards and scored three touchdowns, but his team fell to Massillon Jackson 30-27 in double overtime. Billy Saunders kicked the game-winning 29-yard field goal in the second OT.

Cleveland Benedictine stunned host Massillon Washington 34-20. RB Ray Williams had 155 yards on 23 carries, including his 50th career touchdown for the Bengals. Williams scored on a 65-yard run and a game-capping 37-yard fumble return. Massillon's Billy Relford was everywhere, intercepting a pass, catching a 24-yard TD from Steve Hymes and returning a punt 56 yards for a score.

Canton McKinley improved to 2-0 under first-year coach Brian Cross with a 35-0 win over Waterdown High School from Ontario. Junior tailback Ryan Brinson rushed for 94 yards on nine carries and scored two touchdowns for the Bulldogs.

Defending Division I state champion Cincinnati Elder dropped a 45-20 decision to Indianapolis Wayne Central.

Hamilton snapped a 14-game losing streak with a 41-0 win over Lima Senior, giving Mark Kalugyer his first win as the Big Blue head coach. RB Adell Givens rushed for 177 yards and two TDs for Hamilton.

Freshman Demario Pleasant rushed for 253 yards on five carries, leading Clermont Northwest to a 28-0 rain-shortened victory over Amelia.

Cincinnati St. Xavier stymied Louisville (Ky.) Trinity and standout QB Brian Brohm in a 24-17 win. St. X RB Elliot Walker scored the game-winning 1-yard TD with 15.3 seconds left. Brohm completed only two passes of more than 12 yards and finished 17-of-29 for 148 yards as the defending Kentucky state champs fell to 0-2.

Louisville St. Xavier dropped Cincinnati Moeller to 0-2 with a 31-17 win.

Sylvania Southview defeated Toledo Rogers 36-24. WR Fred Davis had a 5-yard TD catch for Rogers.

Cleveland St. Ignatius scored on five of its first six possessions in a 51-13 win over Youngstown Boardman. Tbs Joe Palcko and Andrew Stankus each scored two TDs. The Wildcats got a 15-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Brian Hoyer to senior tight end Mike Massey in a 16-point first quarter and settled the issue on a 55-yard interception return for a TD by junior defensive back Greg Baitt during a 28-point second quarter.

Cleveland Glenville evened its record at 1-1 with a 35-21 win over Massillon Perry. QB Ted Ginn Jr. carried 21 times for 157 yards with a pair of dazzling TDs (49 and 38 yards) in the win.

Hubbard, featuring OSU verbal Shaun Lane, rocked Cleveland East 54-0.

Akron Hoban RB Tyrell Sutton rushed for 321 yards and 3 TDs on 25 carries and Nick Libertin kicked the game-winning 38-yard field goal with 4 seconds left in a 31-28 win over Stow.

Lakewood St. Edward junior QB Kyle Skoczen ran for a score and threw a TD pass in his team's 34-7 rout of Lakewood before 9,000 at Lakewood Stadium. St. Ed upped its all-time lead in the series to 29-4.

Columbus Walnut Ridge RB Gary Russell carried for 188 yards and 3 TDs on nine carries in a 37-0 win over Columbus Centennial.

Columbus Independence RB Erik Haw, an OSU verbal, had 157 yards on 30 carries in a 30-23 loss to Pickerington Central. Central RB A.J. Trapasso had 157 yards and 2 TDs on 24 carries.

Dublin Coffman QB Jack Rafferty completed 15 of 30 passes for 227 yards and 4 TDs in a 41-35 overtime win against Findlay.

Week 3 Games To Watch (all games 7:30 p.m. Friday unless noted)

Austintown-Fitch hosts Canton GlenOak.

Columbus Beechcroft hosts Zanesville.

Cleveland Benedictine hosts Mentor Lake Catholic Saturday.

Warren Harding hosts Akron Buchtel Saturday

Canton McKinley travels to Marion Harding.

Carrollton, with OSU verbal TE Chad Hoobler, visits Urichsville Claymont.

Dublin Coffman hosts Vandalia Butler.

Cincinnati Elder hosts Cincinnati Western Hills.

Strongsville hosts Cleveland Glenville.

Hubbard hosts Struthers.

Columbus Independence travels to Kettering Alter.

Toledo Rogers visits Sylvania Northview.

Lakewood St. Edward hosts Shaker Heights Saturday.

Cincinnati St. Xavier visits Columbus DeSales.

Cleveland St. Ignatius travels to Erie (Pa.) Prep Saturday.

Massillon Washington hosts Akron Garfield at 8 p.m. Friday.

Huber Heights Wayne hosts Toledo St. Francis.

Xenia, with OSU verbal OL Ben Person, travels to Cincinnati LaSalle.


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