Cincinnati St. Xavier, ranked eighth in Division I, rallied to defeat Cincinnati Moeller 35-31 before a crowd of 8,000. St. X QB Rob Schoenhoft, an OSU verbal, threw the winning 2-yard TD pass to Kyle Gibler with 13 seconds left to knock off Moeller, ranked 10th in Division I. Schoenhoft marched the Bombers 64 yards over the final 3:22 of play. Overall he completed 11 of 18 passes for 143 yards, two TDs and an interception. St. Xavier's Chris Cionni rushed 40 times for 205 yards, caught two passes for 45 yards and scored three times. Moeller's Chris Reisert completed 24 of 39 passes for 341 yards, three TDs (all in the fourth period) and was intercepted three times.
Cincinnati Colerain, ranked No. 1 in Division I, pummeled host Milford 70-3 for their 33rd consecutive regular-season win and second straight shutout in Greater Miami Conference play. Colerain is ranked No. 6 in the USA Today national rankings. Cardinals quarterback Dominick Goodman ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns in less than a half of play. Fullback Mister Simpson, a Michigan verbal, sat out for Colerain with a tight hamstring.
West Chester Lakota West downed Cincinnati Princeton 27-21 in overtime on John Conner's 14-yard touchdown run. Dane Romero hit Josh Chichester for TD passes of 76 and 14 yards and also returned an interception 30 yards for a score for Lakota West.
Cincinnati Elder rallied from down 21-0 to defeat rival Cincinnati LaSalle 38-35 on D.J. Hueneman's 26-yard field goal on the final play of regulation.
Cincinnati Winton Woods RB Hosea Simpson set a school record, rushing for 402 yards on 19 carries and scoring five touchdowns in a 48-28 victory over Harrison at Winton Woods. Simpson had TD runs of 67, 53, 34, 19 and 61 yards.
Liberty Twp. Lakota East defeated Hamilton 42-14. Paul Bowen led Lakota East 182 yards on 22 carries and four touchdowns.
Kettering Alter senior running back Danny Fortner ran for two scores in the first half and finished with 163 yards rushing in his team's 28-21 win over Cincinnati McNicholas.
Middletown defeated Cincinnati Oak Hills 27-20 as senior WR Cordel Thompson had three receptions for 136 yards and two 65-yard scores to lead the Middies. OSU verbal Andre Amos also had a 41-yard TD grab from Chris Wright, who finished with four TD passes. Amos had five catches for 91 yards and now has five TD grabs on the year.
Amanda-Clearcreek, ranked No. 1 in Division V, stopped Lancaster Fairfield Union 24-7.
Columbus Grove, ranked No. 1 in Division VI, blanked Spencerville 28-0.
Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, ranked No. 2 in Division III, stopped Cincinnati Roger Bacon 45-23. C-J was sparked by Javon Ringer, who scored twice in the final period and rushed 31 times for 227 yards and three touchdowns. He now has 1,238 yards and 14 touchdowns on the season.
Canton GlenOak defeated Massillon Jackson 13-7 in overtime. Junior QB Mike Hartline threw a pair of TD passes to Kirby Mayle, including the 14-yard game winner in OT.
Austintown Fitch, ranked No. 3 in Division I, blanked Canton McKinley 22-0 as Dane Stilgenbauer had a pair of TD runs and intercepted a pass.
Troy, with OSU verbal DL Todd Denlinger, downed Greenville 45-7. Cody Boyd carried 19 times for 224 yards and three TDs for the Trojans.
Centerville, ranked No. 5 in Division I, defeated Springfield North 55-21. Tommy Tomaska had 187 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns, including runs of 42, 15 and 5 yards, for the Elks. He also turned a dropped kickoff return into a 90-yard scoring dash, punted three times for a 44-yard average, recovered an onside kick and blitzed when tabbed for linebacker duty.
Coldwater defeated St. Henry in a 28-0 Midwest Athletic Conference showdown of unbeatens. Coldwater is ranked No. 3 in Division IV and St. Henry is No. 7 in Division V. Quarterback Steve Borger scored on a 4-yard sneak, while Brady Geier stepped in front of a St. Henry receiver on a throwback pass and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown. Ross Homan added a 3-yard TD plunge.
Dayton Stebbins stopped Monroe 37-12 as brothers Kyle and Ryan Smith returned interceptions for touchdowns on back-to-back plays.
Clayton Northmont defeated Trotwood-Madison 35-20. Tyler Horner had three TD passes as the Thunderbolts won their fourth straight.
Toledo St. Francis DeSales rallied for a 12-7 win over Toledo Whitmer on QB Brandon 44-yards touchdown run with 1:13 remaining.
Marcus Waugh piled up 129 yards and a touchdown rushing and Rusty Marvin recorded 117 yards and two touchdowns to pace Toledo St. John's Jesuit to a 30-21 win over Toledo Start. Waugh also picked off a Start pass and dashed 60 yards in the fourth quarter as time expired. Javon Haythorne scored three Spartan touchdowns on passes of 18, 13 and 44 yards from Mike Berman and finished the contest with 88 yards on five receptions. Berman threw for 124 yards.
Versailles, ranked No. 1 in Division IV, stopped Delphos St. John's 27-19. DSJ's Matt Shumaker rumbled for 124 yards, accounting for all of the Jays' rushing offense. Shumaker also had all three scores, scoring on run of 59, 3 and 7 yards. Versailles QB Tony McNeilan passed for 135 yards and completed only three passes – but all went for touchdowns.
For the second year in a row, Defiance nipped Kenton by a point. Defiance won 27-26 this year after winning 42-41 a year ago. Graham Wagner scored on a 9-yard rush and Corey Stork nailed a 35-yard field goal for the win. Braden Spivey paced Kenton with 38 yards rushing and 328 yards passing.
Dayton Carroll avenged a loss to Trenton Edgewood in last year's Division II regional semifinals with a 17-0 shutout victory. Lyle Garrison scored on a 28-yard run, while Brad Prinz scored on a 1-yard run and booted a 25-yard field goal for the 4-1 Patriots.
Youngstown Ursuline downed Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas 31-21 as Alex Allen rushed for 137 yards. That gave him an even 1,000 yards for the year.
Lancaster, with OSU verbal OL Jimmy Cordle, downed Pickerington Central 49-22. Ryan Peden rushed for 150 yards and 1 TD, Mitch O'Brien had 116 yards and two TDs and Ryan Marcus added 91 yards and three TDs for the Golden Gales.
Westerville South, ranked No. 9 in Division I, stopped a two-point conversion try by Marion Harding with 37.2 seconds left to hold on for a 21-19 win. Sophomore QB Rocco Pentello had a 70-yard TD run and threw a 37-yard TD pass to J. Sharps for South.
Dublin Scioto backup QB Lonnie Freeman scored on a 1-yard TD run that capped a 15-play, 97-yard drive to lift his team to a 23-21 win over rival Dublin Coffman.
Hilliard Davidson's Christian Haywood rushed for 234 yards and three TDs in a 38-12 win over Upper Arlington.
Cleveland Benedictine, ranked No. 9 in Division III, rallied for a 22-17 win at Columbus Watterson. Jahmal Brown scored the 2-yard game-winning TD with just 41 seconds left.
Columbus Brookhaven LB Alex Daniels had a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown and a 1-yard TD run in his team's 78-8 win over Columbus Linden McKinley. Brookhaven is ranked No. 2 in Division II.
Cleveland Glenville RB Tim Conner had 117 yards and three TDs on 17 carries in a 53-0 win over Cleveland East. Curtis Smith had a fumble recovery for a score for Glenville. OSU verbal Jamario O'Neal also had an interception for the Tarblooders.
Akron Garfield junior RB Chris Wells had 218 yards and three TDs on 21 carries in a 49-14 win over Akron Kenmore.
Akron Hoban RB Tyrell Sutton, a Northwestern verbal, had 235 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in a 28-0 win over Parma Holy Name.
Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's RB Eddie Williams had 262 yards and four TDs on 19 carries in a 49-0 win over Painesville Riverside.
Macedonia Nordonia's Jordan Mabin had 223 yards rushing and three TDs in a 39-27 win over Barberton.
Washington C.H. Miami Trace junior QB Miles Schlichter hit on 6 of 8 passes for 148 yards and two TDs in his team's 40-14 win over Blanchester. Schlichter has now thrown for 743 yards and nine TDs against one interception.
Avon Lake, No. 1 in Division II, defeated Olmsted Falls 52-24 behind three TD runs by Bobby Doyle.
Lakewood St. Edward, ranked No. 2 in Division I, crushed then-No. 5 Warren Harding 45-12. However, as this story is posted it has been reported that St. Ed has contacted the OHSAA regarding its possible use of an ineligible player. If this game is forfeited to Harding, amazingly, Harding's home winning streak would be extended to 33 games. St. Ed, with OSU verbal OL Alex Boone, won this game easily before 12,000 at Mollenkopf Stadium. St. Ed QB Anthony Gardner threw for 147 yards and a TD and rushed for 90 yards and two scores.
Cleveland St. Ignatius, ranked sixth in Division I, was outscored 21-0 in the second half by visiting Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis in a 28-13 loss before 8,000 at Parma's Byers Field. Zac Kedron had 114 yards and two TDs rushing and a TD receiving to lead St. Francis. OSU verbal DE Doug Worthington notched seven tackles and 2-1/2 sacks for St. Francis.
Week 6 Games To Watch
Warren Harding travels to Youngstown Ursuline, now coached by former Harding assistant Dan Reardon. Columbus Brookhaven hosts City League rival Beechcroft, Toledo St. John‘s meets Toledo St. Francis at the University of Toledo, Huber Heights Wayne hosts Xenia, Versailles visits Maria Stein Marion Local and Columbus Academy hosts Whitehall-Yearling. Also, Cincinnati St. Xavier visits Cincinnati Elder. Elder won 28-7 a year ago.
Akron Garfield meets Akron Central Hower at Akron Ellet. Cleveland Glenville meets Cleveland South at Cleveland JFK at 3 p.m. Friday.
Columbus Watterson travels to Akron Hoban, while Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary meets Cleveland Benedictine at Bedford. Troy visits rival Piqua. Lancaster hosts Newark. Dayton Chaminade-Julienne hosts Cincinnati Purcell Marian. Canton GlenOak hosts North Canton Hoover. Cincinnati Colerain hosts Middletown. Cincinnati LaSalle hosts Cincinnati Moeller.
On Saturday, Lakewood St. Edward hosts Washington (D.C.) Calvin Coolidge at 7 p.m., while Massillon Washington hosts Cleveland St. Ignatius at 8 p.m. St. Ignatius rolled 37-12 a year ago for its seventh straight win over Massillon.
OSU Verbals Outside Ohio
Mission Viejo, Calif., with OSU verbals DL Ryan Williams and OL Kevin Bemoll, defeated Marina 50-0. The Diablos travel to Long Beach Poly Friday.
Piscataway (N.J.) Township WR-DB Malcolm Jenkins had a TD catch in his team's 19-13 win over East Brunswick. Township visits Edison J.P. Stevens Friday.
Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis (4-0) and Worthington host Erie (Pa.) McDowell at 7 p.m. Saturday.