Cincinnati Elder 24, Cincinnati Colerain 23: Previously unbeaten Colerain scored on a 14-yard run by quarterback Erick Fitzpatrick to cut Elder's lead to 24-23 with 1:21 left. But then Colerain junior Brad Schutte, one of the city's top kickers, booted the extra-point attempt slightly wide right. Schutte had given Colerain a 17-16 lead early in the fourth quarter with a clutch PAT, making that kick despite a high snap altering his motion. Colerain got the ball back late, but a 55-yard field goal on the final play fell short.
A crowd of 23,817 watched Elder's Bradley Glatthaar (18 carries, 79 yards) score the go-ahead touchdown on a 3-yard run with 7:03 left. That gave Elder a 22-17 lead, and then quarterback Rob Florian hit tight end Craig Carey with a two-point conversion pass to give the Panthers a 24-17 edge.
Elder was outgained 379-191 in total yards, as Colerain's fearsome running game ground out 314 yards. Fitzpatrick rushed 26 times for 163 yards, and fullback Mister Simpson carried 24 times for 136 yards and two TDs.
Dublin Scioto 24, Dublin Coffman 14: The first-ever meeting of the neighborhood rivals went to upstart Scioto. Coffman QB Jack Rafferty threw for a TD and ran for a score before he was knocked out of the game in the third quarter with his team trailing 17-14. Scioto blocked two Coffman punts, one for a score, and Eric Yates had a 47-yard TD catch and a 22-yard TD run for the Irish.
Lakewood St. Edward 13, Mentor 10, OT: Joe Kleinsmith's 34-yard field goal in OT lifted St. Ed to the win before 12,000 at Parma's Byers Field. Previously unbeaten Mentor has outscored its 12 prior opponents 522-52. Kleinsmith also blocked a field goal for St. Ed, which also boasts OSU verbal junior OL Alex Boone.
Toledo St. John's 15, Wadsworth 12: TB Dorian Milletti carried 48 times for 215 yards and two TDs as St. John's knocked off Wadsworth to reach the state semis for the first time. Wadsworth's Paul Macko had a TD catch and a TD run. A crowd of 5,000 watched the game at Lorain.
Avon Lake 27, Defiance 6: " Schroeder said after he ran for 278 yards in 43 carries during Avon Lake's 27-6 victory over Defiance last night. "We've met a lot of goals together. We al DIVISION II
Avon Lake 27, Defiance 6: RB Jon Schroeder carried 43 times for 278 yards and a TD, while QB Tyler Booher completed TD passes of 32 and 27 yards to Trey Stross for the Shoremen.
Chardon 21, Copley 10: Chardon ran the ball 56 times for 313 yards and 3 touchdowns in 21-10 victory over Copley. The Hilltoppers were led by quarterback Jon Bell who rushed 20 times for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Columbus Brookhaven 14, Columbus Independence 7: Brookhaven remained unbeaten as Rodney Holmes raced 44-yards for the go-ahead score with 2:54 left. OSU verbal RB Erik Haw saw his fine senior season come to an end for the 76ers as he rushed 41 times for 224 yards, including a 35-yard TD. Haw ended the year with 3,030 yards and 29 TDs.
Trenton Edgewood 33, Kings Mills Kings 6: Junior running back James Wright rushed 26 times for 169 yards and three touchdowns for Edgewood, which remained unbeaten.
Cleveland Benedictine 33, Mentor Lake Catholic 20: RB Ray Williams carried the ball 36 times for 156 yards and four touchdowns and also intercepted a pass. Teammate Jon Huddleston set up two touchdowns by returning a punt 50 yards and an interception 26 yards.
Kenton 31, Columbus Watterson 19: QB D.J. Underwood completed 20 of 37 passes for 310 yards and two TDs before a crowd of 8,000 at Dublin Coffman.
Newark Licking Valley 63, Germantown Valley View 60, 4OT: Valley completed a sweep of Dayton's best D-III teams, following thrilling wins over Dayton Chaminade-Julienne and Kettering Alter with this all-time classic. Brandon Sadowski's 29-yard field goal proved to be the game winner in the fourth OT. RB Nathan Clark carried 51 times for 239 yards and five TDs. Valley View's Brock Bolen had 15 carries for 177 yards and four TDs. The teams were tied at 39-39 at the end of regulation.
Steubenville 28, Canal Fulton NW 0: Steubenville prevailed in this battle of unbeatens.
Bellaire 21, Coshocton 7
Cleveland VASJ 24, Sullivan Black River 14: VASJ's Anthony Ramos raced 85 yards for a TD on the game's first play and VASJ never trailed.
Delta 16, Coldwater 14
Versailles 42, Clarksville Clinton-Massie 7: QB Kyle Gehle helped Versailles win this battle of unbeatens with 2 TD passes and 2 TD runs.
Amanda-Clearcreek 13, Sarahsville Shenandoah 12: A-C turned back previously unbeaten Shenandoah.
Delphos St. John's 41, Hamler Patrick Henry 7
Gahanna Cols. Academy 66, Bainbridge Paint Valley 29: RB Ray Jones had 177 yards and two TDs on just four carries for Academy. FB Bryan Morosky added four TD runs. QB Steven Butt threw for a score and returned an interception 100 yards for a TD as well for Academy against previously unbeaten Paint Valley.
Warren JFK 35, Lisbon David Anderson 13
Columbus Grove 21, Cory-Rawson 6
Maria Stein Marion Local 14, Dola Hardin Northern 10
Monroeville 28, Sandusky St. Mary's 20
Newark Cath. 49, Shadyside 21
State SemifinalsDIVISION I All games at 7 p.m. Saturday At Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium (3) Lakewood St. Edward (10-3) vs. (7) Tol. St. John's (10-3) At Columbus Crew Stadium (3) Dublin Scioto (12-1) vs. (1) Cin. Elder (12-1) DIVISION II All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday At Parma Byers Field (3) Chardon (11-2) vs. (2) Avon Lake (13-0) At Dayton Welcome Stadium (1) Cols. Brookhaven (13-0) vs. (1) Trenton Edgewood (13-0) DIVISION III All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday At Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium (1) Cle. Benedictine (12-1) vs.(1) Steubenville (13-0) At Dublin Coffman Stadium (5) Kenton (10-3) vs. (4) Newark Licking Valley (12-1) DIVISION IV All games at 7 p.m. Saturday At Canton Fawcett Stadium (6) Cle. VASJ (9-4) vs. Bellaire (11-2) At Troy Memorial Stadium (4) Delta (12-1) vs. (2) Versailles (13-0) DIVISION V All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday At Canton Central Catholic Stadium (2) Warren JFK (11-2) vs. (1) Amanda-Clearcreek (12-1) At Tiffin National Field at Frost-Kalnow Stadium (3) Delphos St. John's (11-2) vs. (4) Gahanna Cols. Academy (11-2) DIVISION VI All games at 7 p.m. Saturday At Tiffin National Field at Frost-Kalnow Stadium (4) Monroeville (11-2) vs. (1) Columbus Grove (13-0) At Upper Arlington Moorehead Memorial Stadium (1) Newark Cath. (12-1) vs. (8) Maria Stein Marion Local (10-3)