Marion Harding rallied to knock off Canton McKinley 28-20 before 6,500 at Fawcett Stadium. Harding QB Aaron Pitts rushed for a score and threw for one in the win. McKinley RB Ryan Brinson had 162 yards on 17 carries despite missing time with leg cramps.
Massillon Washington got into the win column with a 58-20 win over Mansfield Senior. QB Quentin Paulik ran for three touchdowns and rushed for two in the win for Massillon.
Kettering Alter defeated Troy 14-9 despite committing 10 fumbles. OSU verbal DL Todd Denlinger plays for Troy.
Beavercreek broke a two-year, 14-game losing streak with a 33-26 win at Trotwood-Madison. The last win for the Beavers came on Oct. 11, 2002 when they defeated Springfield North, 45-7. Ironically, that win also broke a 14-game losing streak. Quarterback Anthony Marolo led the way, running for touchdowns of 1 and 7 yards and throwing TD passes of 22 yards to Jerry Coscorrelli and 10 yards to Josh Young.
Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, the state's No. 1-ranked team in the Division III ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll, fell to Louisville (Ky.) Trinity 43-29. Trinity has won three straight big-school state titles in Kentucky. The game opened with back-to-back 98-yard kick return touchdowns by Trinity's Steve Orndorff and C-J's Javon Ringer. Ringer ended up with 242 yards for C-J on 29 carries with two rushing TDs and caught a 26-yard TD pass from Matt Bruggeman.
Dublin Coffman scored six rushing touchdowns in a 49-13 win over Vandalia Butler.
St. Henry blanked Marion Local 20-0. Marion can probably forget about a sixth straight trip to the D-IV playoffs. The loss makes last year's state runner-up 0-3. St. Henry goes to 3-0. The offense was again balanced. Jon Hemmelgarn ran 11 times for 90 yards and a TD. Quarterback Nate Stahl was 13 of 22 passing for 173 yards and a pair of TDs. Brady Smith was his main receiver with five catches for 73 yards and a score.
Cincinnati Colerain again lived up to its billing as the No. 1 team in the Division I ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll with a 45-12 triumph over Cincinnati Princeton. Colerain, ranked sixth nationally by USA Today, extended its Greater Miami Conference winning streak to 31 games (since 1999). Colerain senior fullback Mister Simpson, headed to Michigan, rushed 22 times for 178 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Dominick Goodman rushed 12 times for 76 yards and a TD, and completed his only pass attempt for 27 yards. An overflow crowd watched at Colerain, including hundreds sitting on the grassy hills surrounding the stadium.
Cincinnati Moeller QB Chris Reisert completed 10 of 13 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-0 win over Toledo St. Francis DeSales. Moeller is ranked fifth in the Division I ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll.
Solon RB Brandon Shimits had 293 yards and one touchdown on 37 carries in a 30-22 win over Mentor.
Washington C.H. Miami Trace junior QB Miles Schlichter was 8 of 14 passing for 195 yards and two TDs in his team's 52-24 win over New Carlisle Tecumseh. He also rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown.
Cincinnati Elder cruised to a 64-6 win over Cincinnati Western Hills. The 58-point was the largest margin in the series, which began in 1929. The 64-point output was a record for Elder. Elder quarterback Craig Carey threw four touchdown passes, running back Nick Zeiser scored four times, and wide receiver Ben Wittwer scored three times.
Cincinnati St. Xavier blanked Columbus DeSales 21-0 without QB Rob Schoenhoft, an OSU verbal who missed his second straight game with an ankle injury. Junior running back Chris Cionni ran for 202 yards and one touchdown to help lead St. Xavier.
Fairfield RB Kenton Sneed carried 46 times for 288 yards and two TDs in a 23-10 win over Middletown, which features OSU verbal WR Andre Amos.
Lakewood St. Edward turned back Maple Heights 30-14 before 6,000 at Stafford Stadium. Paxton Rose, Royce Adams and Nate Oliver each had touchdown runs and Joe Kleinsmith booted three field goals for St. Ed, ranked third in the Division I ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll. OSU verbal OL Alex Boone plays for St. Ed. Jerome Robinson had an 18-yard TD run and Anthony Wright found Jacobe Smith for a 57-yard TD pass for Maple Heights, ranked third in the Division II poll.
Westlake QB Jon Brown found Steve Barrett for six TD passes in a 49-0 win over Cleveland Lincoln-West. Barrett's TD catches covered 4, 5, 1, 1, 75 and 75 yards. He ended up with nine catches for 256 yards. Brown was 15 of 21 for 310 yards and also had a 2-yard TD run.
Akron Hoban, ranked third in the Division III ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll, downed Bedford Chanel 35-7 as RB Tyrell Sutton had 16 carries for 155 yards and four TDs. Through three games, Sutton had 77 carries for 754 yards and 10 TDs.
Avon Lake, ranked No. 1 in the Division II ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll, defeated Elyria 49-18.
Lancaster, with OSU verbal OL Jimmy Cordle, bounced back from a loss to Massillon Jackson and defeated Grove City 24-15. Lancaster had 297 yards rushing in the win.
Amanda-Clearcreek, No. 1 in the Division V ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll, routed Westdale of Ontario, Canada 72-0.
Columbus Brookhaven LB Alex Daniels had 11 tackles and three forced fumbles in his team's 36-12 win over City League rival Walnut Ridge. Rodney Holmes had three fourth-quarter TD runs and 91 yards rushing for Brookhaven.
Gahanna RB Kollin Hancock rushed for 198 yards and a TD and teammate Anton Robinson had 149 yards and three TDs in a 25-17 win over Huber Heights Wayne. Matt Whited threw for 281 yards and a TD for Wayne.
Cleveland St. Ignatius, ranked second in the Division I ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll, defeated Philadelphia St. Joseph's 26-6. Tailback Andy Stankus had a 1-yard TD run and Rudy Kirbus hit Robby Parris for TD passes of 30 and 23 yards for St. Ignatius. St. Joseph's had won 35 of its last 36 games and was ranked 25th nationally by USA Today.
Warren Harding, ranked fourth in the Division I ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll, blanked Akron Buchtel 35-0 for its 31st straight home win. Dan Herron had 101 yards rushing and scored three TDs. Mario Manningham, a Michigan verbal, had four catches for 90 yards, including a 50-yard TD, in the win for Harding.
Cleveland Glenville rebounded from a loss to Warren Harding to defeat Cleveland East Tech 53-17. RB Tim Conner had 114 yards and two TDs on 19 carries. Junior QB Arvell Nelson completed 12 of 14 passes for 231 yards and five TDs.
Bellevue's Greg Keys rushed for 208 yards on 22 carries and had TD runs of 80 and 25 yards and a TD catch of 59 yards in a 45-20 win over Clyde.
Cleveland Benedictine defeated Mentor Lake Catholic 25-19 in a regional final rematch won by Benedictine 33-20. Benedictine also beat MLC 49-7 during the regular season.
Canton GlenOak RB ran for 93 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 22-0 win at Marietta. The game that called with 3:49 left in the second quarter because of problems with the stadium lights. Penn caught a 67-yard touchdown pass from junior QB Mike Hartline in the first quarter. His second touchdown came on a 65-yard run — the last 50 of which Penn ran in the dark as the lights went out in the stadium. Hartline added a 4-yard touchdown run in the first that made it 14-0.
Versailles, the No. 1 team in the Division IV ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll, defeated Sidney Lehman 41-6.
Week 4 Games To Watch
Troy visits Sidney, Lancaster travels to Galloway Westland, Hamilton visits Milford, Maple Heights visits Cleveland Heights, Lakewood St. Edward hosts Akron Central Hower, Dayton Chaminade-Julienne travels to Hamilton Badin, Huber Heights Wayne hosts Springfield South, Cincinnati Colerain visits Cincinnati Sycamore, Westerville South hosts Grove City and Findlay hosts Massillon Washington.
Also, Cincinnati St. Xavier visits Westerville North, Chardon tackles Mentor, Trenton Edgewood visits Miamisburg, Trotwood-Madison hosts Centerville, Canton GlenOak hosts Canton McKinley, Cincinnati Elder hosts Indianapolis Bishop Chatard and Columbus Academy travels to Newark Licking Valley.
On Saturday, Cleveland St. Ignatius hosts Shaker Heights at 1 p.m. at Parma's Byers Field. Also, Akron Buchtel hosts Cleveland Glenville at 1 p.m., Warren Harding hosts Youngstown Cardinal Mooney and Akron Hoban tackles Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary at the Rubber Bowl.
OSU Verbals Outside Ohio
Mission Viejo, Calif., with OSU verbals DL Ryan Williams and OL Kevin Bemoll, opened its season with a 55-21 win over Los Alamitos. QB Mark Sanchez, committed to USC, completed 10 of 17 passes for 202 yards and three TDs. Junior Chane Moline rushed for 275 yards and five scores. Mission Viejo meets Santa Ana Mater Dei at 7 p.m. Pacific time Thursday at Cal State Fullerton.
OSU's other verbal from out of state (DB Malcolm Jenkins from Piscataway (N.J.) Township) opens play Saturday at Woodbridge.