Week 3 Highlights
Austintown Fitch fought off a late rally to defeat Canton GlenOak 28-20. Fitch QB accounted for 18 of his team's 28 points, including a fourth quarter 8-yard TD pass to Mike Craig to seal the win.
Warren Harding defeated Akron Buchtel 21-6. Harding TB Richard Davis, who scored on a 6-yard run, had 59 yards on 16 carries. Delbert Ferguson, who ran 12 yards for a touchdown, gained 46 yards on five carries. Harding improved to 3-0, while Buchtel fell to 0-3. Buchtel was without QB Steven Walker (two-game suspension) and OSU verbal RB Antonio Pittman (sidelined with turf toe).
Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph sophomore David Lighty scored on a 2-yard catch and on a 74-yard TD return in a 35-8 win over Warrensville Heights.
Cincinnati St. Xavier pulled out a 14-7 win at Columbus DeSales as LB Brad Scheidt picked up a DeSales fumble and returned it 99 yards for the game-winning score with 4:19 left.
Dublin Coffman improved to 3-0 as QB Jack Rafferty completed 17 of 28 passes for 233 yards and three TDs and also rushed for 69 yards and another score in a 28-13 win over Vandalia Butler.
Marion Harding RB Jerrod Reece rushed for 155 yards and a TD in his team's 26-12 win over Canton McKinley, which fell to 2-1.
Cincinnati Elder blasted Cincinnati Western Hills 50-8 as Bradley Glatthaar and Craig Carey each had two TDs.
Cleveland Glenville‘s Ted Ginn Jr. scored on a 15-yard TD run and a 55-yard interception return as his team rallied from a 14-0 halftime deficit to claim a 33-14 win at Strongsville. Sophomore RB Raymond Small ripped off an 82-yard TD run for the Tarblooders. Glenville is still waiting on clearance for Mansfield Senior transfer junior DB Jamario O‘Neal, an OSU verbal, to become eligible.
Akron Hoban's Tyrell Sutton had 226 yards and all five of his team's TDs on 36 carries in a 35-18 win over Bedford Chanel.
Hubbard RB Shaun Lane, an OSU verbal, carried 29 times for 222 yards in a 20-7 win over Struthers.
Revere needed four overtimes to defeat Brecksville 41-38.
Columbus Independence RB Erik Haw, an OSU verbal, had 185 yards and two TDs, but Kettering Alter rallied for a 24-21 win. Independence had tied the game at 21-21 on a 53-yard INT return by DeAngelo Smith. But Alter‘s Eric Frey kicked a 22-yard field goal with just under three minutes left for the win.
Toledo Rogers visits Sylvania Northview.
Huber Heights Wayne rolled to a 40-7 win over Toledo St. Francis. RB Thomas Mouser rushed 18 times for 128 yards and a touchdown for Wayne (2-1).
Toledo Rogers standout Fred Davis had a huge game in a 26-14 win over Sylvania Northview. Davis scored on a 66-yard pass interception return to put Rogers (1-2) on the scoreboard and bolted 45 yards for a score in the third quarter. Davis finished with 17 carries for 109 yards and caught three passes for 25 more. He also intercepted two passes.
Akron Garfield RB Chris Wells had 143 yards and two TDs but Massillon Washington rallied for a 24-14 win before 8,893 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. RB Ramon Kelly put Massillon up to stay with 10-yard TD run in the third quarter.
Grove City RB Justin Bailey had 202 yards and two TDs on 21 carries in a 28-24 win over Lancaster. RB Jon Carpenter had 129 yards and two TDs on 29 carries for Lancaster.
Elgin QB John Mallett completed 14 of 25 passes for 313 yards and five TDs in a 48-7 win over Galion Northmor. WR Preston Primavera had seven catches for 209 yards and three of those scores.
Lakewood St. Edward turned back Shaker Heights 13-12 on Joe Kleinsmith's 34-yard FG with six seconds left before a crowd of 8,000 at Lakewood Stadium. Shaker Heights QB Arden McWilliams threw two TD passes, including a 46-yarder to Michael Bell.
Cleveland Benedictine trampled Mentor Lake Catholic 49-7 as RB Ray Williams piled up 308 yards and five TDs on 22 carries. Williams scored on runs of 80, 65, 18, 6 and 1 yards before a crowd of 6,000 at Bedford's Bearcat Stadium.
Cleveland St. Ignatius rallied for a 24-21 win at Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep. RB Joe Palcko, who finished with 131 yards and two TDs on 29 carries, scored the game-winning 8-yard TD with just over five minutes remaining. QB Brian Hoyer threw for more than 300 yards, including a 68-yard TD pass to TE Michael Massey.
Cincinnati Oak Hills improved to 3-0 with a 42-21 win over Middletown. QB Justin Ray was 14 of 25 for 257 yards with two TD passes for Oak Hills. RB Jimmy Calhoun had 101 yards and three TDs on 17 carries for Middletown.
Cincinnati Moeller got its first win with a 27-14 victory over East Central (Ind.).
Youngstown Ursuline blasted New Wilmington (Pa.) 40-7.
Week 4 Games To Watch (all games 7:30 p.m. Friday unless noted)
Austintown-Fitch, with OSU verbal Miles Williams, hosts Canfield.
Columbus Beechcroft, with OSU verbal Sirjo Welch, visits Columbus Linden McKinley.
Cleveland Benedictine travels to Fremont Ross.
Akron Buchtel hosts Akron Central-Hower at noon Saturday.
Canton McKinley travels to Massillon Jackson.
Carrollton, with OSU verbal Chad Hoobler, visits Minerva.
Dublin Coffman travels to Newark.
Cincinnati Elder hosts Indianapolis Bishop Chatard.
Cleveland Glenville meets Cleveland East at Cleveland JFK at noon Saturday.
Hamilton, with OSU verbal Brandon Underwood, hosts Cincinnati Princeton.
Warren Harding travels to Youngstown Cardinal Mooney Saturday.
Hubard visits Newton Falls.
Columbus Independence hosts Columbus South Urban Academy.
West Chester Lakota West, with OSU verbal Steve Rehring, hosts Cincinnati Oak Hills.
Cincinnati Moeller travels to Sandusky.
Toledo Rogers visits Toledo Bowsher.
Lakewood St. Edward visits Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Shaker Heights hosts Cleveland St. Ignatius at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Youngstown Ursuline hosts Burlington (Ont.) Assumption Secondary.
Massillon Washington hosts Findlay at 8 p.m. Friday.
Springfield South hosts Huber Heights Wayne.
Xenia, with OSU verbal OL Ben Person, hosts Beavercreek.
OSU Verbals Outside Ohio
Mount Carmel, Pa., with OL Jon Skinner, rolled to a 55-0 win over Panther Valley. The Red Tornadoes face Southern Columbia Friday.
Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln defeated Pensacola High 14-13 behind QB Joe Bauserman, who threw for 178 yards and rushed for 46. Bauserman threw a 19-yard TD to Fred Rouse in the fourth quarter before his 1-yard TD run was the game winner with 4:50 left.