Cincinnati Elder bounced back from an opening game loss to rival Colerain to defeat Fort Thomas (Ky.) Highlands 25-15 as part of the Prep Classic at Paul Brown Stadium. A loss would have made Elder 0-2 for the first time since 1975. QB Craig Carey threw three TD passes for Elder.
Colerain continued its roll with a 48-10 win over Cincinnati Anderson at Paul Brown Stadium. The Cardinals had 663 total yards (594 rushing) and held Anderson to 192 net yards. Colerain led 41-3 at halftime, at which point Colerain had outrushed Anderson 386-2. Most Colerain starters were lifted after one series in the third quarter, including quarterback Dominick Goodman (180 yards rushing, 69 passing, 1 rushing and 1 passing TD) and fullback Mister Simpson (131 yards rushing, two TDs).
Cincinnati Moeller QB Chris Reisert passed for a school-record 437 yards and five TDs to lead the Crusaders to a 43-21 rout of last year's Kentucky Class 4A state runner-up, Louisville St. Xavier. The game was the leadoff of the Prep Classic at Paul Brown Stadium and was the first high school football game broadcast live on local Cincinnati TV (Ch. 19).
Reisert was 35 of 51 passing. Two receivers topped the 100-yard mark. Utility back Pat Watt caught 12 passes for 142 yards and a TD, while 6-foot-7 basketball center Tyler Dierkers caught eight passes for 105 yards and three TDs.
Warren Harding WR-DB Mario Manningham, a Michigan verbal, put on quite a show in his team's 30-26 win over Cleveland Glenville. Manningham scored the winning touchdown on a 50-yard interception return with 1:19 remaining in the game. This came after he scored on a 94-yard touch down catch that had cut Glenville's lead to 26-24 early in the fourth quarter. Manningham also had touchdown catches of 66 and 50 yards in the first half and finished with seven receptions for 255 yards.
The interception came on third-and-10 from the Glenville 47. Manningham jumped a route near the left sideline and leapt to catch junior quarterback Arvell Nelson's pass. Manningham sprinted untouched to the end zone. It was Harding's 30th consecutive win at home.
The Tarblooders (1-1) utilized a persistence on both sides of the ball to overcome an early 17-6 deficit built by Manningham and quarterback Roger Matlock, who passed for 293 yards. Glenville RB Tim Conner rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns. Nelson completed 10 of 14 passes for 126 yards in the first half to spark the Tarblooders' comeback.
Lakewood St. Edward and Lakewood ended their rivalry – at least for now – as St. Ed, with OSU verbal OL Alex Boone, rolled to a 62-0 win. A crowd of 10,000 attended the game at Lakewood Stadium. Lakewood moved to end the series, which St. Ed has dominated to a 30-4 advantage. St. Edward powered its way to a 55-0 halftime lead. Junior defensive back Royce Adams set the tone with an interception return of 28 yards for a touchdown on the third play from scrimmage.
Akron Hoban RB Tyrell Sutton rambled for 336 yards and five touchdowns on 30 carries in his team's 41-34 win over Mentor Lake Catholic. Hoban led 34-14 after Sutton romped 86 yards for his fifth touchdown. Sutton, who will play in college at Northwestern, has 599 yards and six touchdowns in 61 carries in Hoban's two games. His career totals are 6,196 yards in 793 carries and 83 touchdowns.
Bay Village Bay QB Derek Riedel completed 18 of 25 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns, including a school-record 81-yarder to B.J. Baran in a 21-0 victory over Vermilion.
Solon RB Brandon Shimits ran the ball 27 times for 247 yards and five touchdowns in a 38-15 win over Medina.
Tallmadge RB Jamel Miller rushed for 175 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 33-23 win over Akron Ellet.
Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit RB Mark Wooldridge had 163 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-20 victory over Padua. The Warriors' Doug Snider completed 11 of 13 passes, including two touchdowns to Andy Zanin and another to Mike Chambers.
Akron Garfield junior RB Chris Wells ran for 169 yards on 14 carries and scored twice in a 38-28 win over Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary.
Akron Buchtel RB Brian Williams, a University of Pittsburgh recruit, rushed for a game-high 120 yards on 18 carries and scored three rushing touchdowns, including a 61-yard score with 2:29 left in his team's 36-16 win over North Canton Hoover.
Middletown QB Chris Wright rushed for 190 yards and three TDs and also threw for 148 yards and a 27-yard touchdown to OSU verbal Andre Amos in a 38-14 win over Cleveland Heights. RB Cameron Donaldson added 149 yards on 18 carries.
Cincinnati St. Xavier played without OSU verbal QB Rob Schoenhoft, sidelined with an ankle injury. Backup Dominic Randolph threw a touchdown pass as St. X evened its record at 1-1 with a 21-14 victory over Indianapolis Cathedral.
Centerville rolled to a 35-0 win over Troy, which features OSU verbal DL Todd Denlinger.
Massillon Jackson RB Mike Nemeth rushed for 89 yards and scored four touchdowns in his team's 29-10 win over Lancaster, which features OSU verbal OL Jimmy Cordle.
Hamilton DB Adam Myers-White, one of the state's top prospects, missed his team's 41-20 win over Lima Senior due to an ankle injury.
Columbus Brookhaven defeated Cincinnati Princeton 20-0. RB Rodney Holmes had 33 carries for 218 yards for Brookhaven, which also features LB Alex Daniels.
Dayton Chaminade-Julienne RB Javon Ringer had 211 yards and two TDs on 28 carries in a 35-10 win over Dayton Carroll.
Canton GlenOak played its first game without injured OSU verbal Brian Hartline, a WR sidelined for the year with a broken leg. GlenOak fell to Mentor 17-13. GlenOak junior QB Mike Hartline completed 26 of 49 passes for 286 yards, while Mentor QB Chris Jacquermain completed 21 of 37 passes for 186 yards.
Cleveland Benedictine made history in beating Massillon Washington 34-7. The Bengals defeated Massillon in consecutive games for the first time, scoring their most points in the teams' 30 meetings. They returned two interceptions for touchdowns, picked Massillon quarterbacks five times and simply shut down the Tigers offense. Bendictine's Joe Cigas blocked a Massillon field goal and intercepted two passes. Jahmal Brown also had 159 yards rushing for Benedictine, sealing Massillon's second loss to start the season and seventh straight over two seasons. Massillon last started 0-2 in 1976, then won its last eight. The last time the Tigers lost six in a row was 100 years ago, over parts of three seasons from 1900, 1903 and 1904.
In a match-up of two of the state's top small schools, Amanda-Clearcreek defeated Newark Catholic 14-9.
Matt Mangini threw one touchdown pass and ran for a score to lead visiting Columbus DeSales to a 21-10 win over Toledo St. John's. Mangini began the scoring for DeSales (1-1) with a 2-yard run in the second quarter. Chris Thomas added a 75-yard punt return to help the Stallions take a 13-2 halftime lead.
Clayton Northmont's Kurt Coleman returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown and caught a 35-yard touchdown pass in a 35-19 win over Upper Arlington. Jake Hurst rushed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns for Northmont. UA's Dan Crawford rushed for 116 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown.
Week 3 Games To Watch
Maple Heights hosts Lakewood St. Edward, Columbus Brookhaven visits Columbus Walnut Ridge, Canton GlenOak travels down I-77 to Marietta, Toledo St. John‘s hosts Columbus Watterson, Hamilton hosts Lima Senior, Dayton Chaminade-Julienne visits Louisville (Ky.) Trinity, Huber Heights Wayne travels to Gahanna Lincoln, Canton McKinley hosts Marion Harding, Middletown hosts Fairfield, Hamilton host Sycamore and Columbus DeSales travels to Cincinnati St. Xavier.
On Sept. 11, Warren Harding hosts Akron Buchtel, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary visits Cincinnati Roger Bacon and Cincinnati Moeller hosts Toledo St. Francis DeSales at Lockland. Plus, Cleveland Benedictine visits Mentor Lake Catholic in a regional final rematch won by Benedictine 33-20. Benedictine also beat MLC 49-7 during the regular season.
OSU Verbals Outside Ohio
OSU has two verbals – DL Ryan Williams and OL Kevin Bemoll – at Mission Viejo, Calif. They open play tonight against Los Alamitos. OSU's other verbal from out of state (DB Malcolm Jenkins from Piscataway (N.J.) Township) opens play Sept. 18 at Woodbridge.