Lakewood St. Edward, ranked No. 2 in Division I, is still awaiting word on the possible forfeit of four games due to use of an ineligible player. But the Eagles, led by Ohio State verbal OL Alex Boone, took out some of their frustrations with a 52-0 win over Washington (D.C.) Calvin Coolidge. Senior tailback Paxton Rose rushed for 64 yards and scored four touchdowns and senior defensive back/kicker Joe Kleinsmith accounted for 16 points. Kleinsmith kicked a 47-yard field goal, recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown and kicked seven extra-points.
Cleveland St. Ignatius QB Rudy Kirbus completed 8 of 15 passes for 206 yards and three TDs and also rushed for a score in his team's 38-13 rout of Massillon Washington. Kirbus found WR Robby Parris for three completions for 99 yards, including two TDs. Sean Kavanagh added a pair of interceptions for St. Ignatius, ranked sixth in Division I. CSI defeated Massillon for the eighth consecutive time.
Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit QB Doug Snyder, a 6-3, 210-pound senior, completed 11 of 16 passes for 193 yards in his team's 28-0 win over Hunting Valley University School. Snyder hit on touchdown strikes of 36 and 35 yards to Mike Chambers, who finished with eight receptions for 148 yards.
Columbus Watterson rolled to a 31-7 win over Akron Hoban. Robbie Rosner completed 7 of 8 passes for 103 yards and two TDs for Watterson. Hoban RB Tyrell Sutton finished with 129 yards on 22 carries, extending his streak of 100-yard games to 33.
Youngstown Ursuline, ranked sixth in Division IV, upset Division I power Warren Harding 37-22. RB Alex Allen had 270 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries and was also 3 of 4 on PAT kicks in the win. Allen's performance was believed to be the first 200-yard game against Harding since in consolidated with Warren Western Reserve in 1990. For the year, Allen now has 1,270 yards and 11 TDs. Ursuline first-year head coach Dan Reardon was a former assistant for Harding's Thom McDaniels.
Toledo St. Francis de Sales edged Toledo St. John's Jesuit 14-7 at the Glass Bowl. St. Francis RB Robert Garza had 180 yards on 28 carries, including the 5-yard game-winning touchdown with 55 seconds left. St. Francis has now won nine of the last 12 meetings with St. John's.
Quarterback John Myrick had 312 yards of total offense and accounted for two touchdowns as Dayton Dunbar cruised past Cincinnati Taft 33-8 in a Southern Ohio Public League. Myrick completed 8 of 15 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown. He rushed seven times for 179 yards and another score.
Troy blistered rival Piqua 30-7. The Trojans broke a three-game losing streak to Piqua and evened the storied all-time series at 57-57-6. Troy got 157 yards on 23 carries from Cody Boyd and 120 more from 11 rushes by Dustin Messer. Both scored long touchdowns, Boyd from 36 yards and Messer from 66 out. OSU verbal DL Todd Denlinger forced a key fumble for Troy.
Huber Heights Wayne kicker Brad Hemphill booted a 28-yard field goal with seven seconds left in a 24-21 win over Xenia. Xenia was led by Cedric Tolbert (157 yards, 25 carries), while Purdue-bound WR Greg Orton of Wayne had three catches for 133 yards, including a 73-yard TD catch on a flanker pass by Billy Viers.
You can never assume a result in the tough-as-nails Midwest Athletic Conference. Versailles, the defending Division IV state champion riding a 22-game winning streak, found that out as it dropped a 22-14 decision to Maria Stein Marion Local, the Division VI state runner-up that had floundered to a 1-4 start. A 15-yard scoring pass from Ryan Stucke to Tyler Speelman with 1:38 left capped a 50-yard drive that put Marion within 14-13. That duo then hooked up for a two-point conversion to take a 15-14 lead. Then the Marion defense came up big with safety Marc Otte picking off a pass from Versailles' quarterback Tony McNeilan and returning it to the 7-yard line. Curtis Moeller scored on a 2-yard run for an insurance touchdown with 1:08 left.
Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, ranked No. 2 in Division III, continued to cruise with a 42-13 win over Cincinnati Purcell Marian. RB Javon Ringer had a career-high 372 yards rushing and five TDs as the Eagles moved to 5-1, 3-0 in the Greater Catholic League Northern Division. Ringer is well on the way to his third straight 2,000-yard rushing season with 1,584 yards and 19 TDs.
Clayton Northmont QB Tyler Horner completed 23-of-32 passes for 318 yards and five TDs, while Josh Smart caught four TD passes and had eight catches for 125 yards in a 50-3 rout of Vandalia Butler.
Trotwood-Madison blanked Sidney 20-0. Cameron Mobley rushed 26 times for 235 yards and two scores, and Todd Daniels had 129 yards and a TD on 18 carries for the Rams.
Cincinnati Withrow defeated Dayton Colonel White 20-14 behind quarterback Dante Love, who rushed 19 times for 100 yards and completed 18 of 27 passes for 241 yards and two TDs.
Cincinnati St. Xavier rallied for a 33-30 double overtime win over Cincinnati Elder before 10,000 at Elder's Pit. The win snapped the Panthers' 20-game home winning streak. St. X junior running back Chris Cionni had a 2-yard TD run to make it 33-30 and end it in the second OT. Cionni rushed 20 times for 72 yards and two TDs, after getting knocked out on a hard hit early in the first period. OSU verbal QB Rob Schoenhoft completed 13 of 21 passes for 195 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also had a 7-yard TD run. Elder, two-time defending Division I state champion, had not lost at home since St. Xavier beat it 17-14 in October 2000. St. X is ranked fifth in Division I.
Cincinnati Colerain, ranked No. 1 in Division I, got 100-yard running nights from Michigan-bound RB Mister Simpson and QB Dominic Goodman in a 55-7 rout of Middletown and OSU verbal WR Andre Amos.
Cincinnati Moeller RB Daniel Barnes scored three touchdowns and rushed for 115 yards on 28 carries in a 33-14 victory over Cincinnati La Salle.
Macedonia Nordonia sophomore RB Jordan Mabin ran for 162 yards and four TDs on 13 carries in a 49-14 win over Chagrin Falls Kenston. Senior Jeff Pankratz completed 10-of-13 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns. Senior receiver Mark Douglas caught five passes for 138 yards and one touchdown.
Canton GlenOak junior Mike Hartline completed 18-of-33 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-7 win over North Canton Hoover. It was GlenOak's first win against North Canton since 1996. Senior wide receiver Kirby Mayle caught four passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns and Jay Bednar added 47 rushing yards on seven attempts for GlenOak.
Cleveland Benedictine, ranked sixth in Division III, cruised to a 26-15 win over Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. Bengals quarterback Joe Laffey threw a pair of TD passes in the win.
Akron Garfield junior RB Chris Wells rushed 18 times for 239 yards and scored once, and quarterback Kyle Shaffer threw three TD passes in a 42-6 rout of Akron Central Hower. Two of Shaffer's TD passes went to Willie Harper, who caught six passes for 124 yards.
In a Columbus City League battle, Brookhaven, ranked No. 2 in Division II, stopped Beechcroft 15-2. LB Alex Daniels had a key fumble forced in the win and Idris Lawrence returned an interception 85 yards for a score as well.
Lancaster, with OSU verbal OL Jimmy Cordle, defeated Newark 24-17.
Washington C.H. Miami Trace junior QB Miles Schlichter completed 11 of 19 passes for 274 yards and two TDs in a 42-6 win over London Madison Plains.
Westerville South, ranked 10th in Division I, defeated Delaware Hayes 55-30 as sophomore QB Rocco Pentello threw for 202 yards and four TDs.
Dublin Coffman QB Josh Febus threw for 179 yards and three scores in a 49-14 win over Westerville North. Sam Stough caught seven passes for 140 yards and two TDs for Coffman.
Cleveland Glenville's Tim Conner ran for two TDs and caught a pass for a third in a 49-0 win over Cleveland South. Glenville is ranked eighth in Division I.
Maple Heights RB Laundon Vanzant had 182 yards and a touchdown in his team's 35-28 win over Garfield Heights.
Avon Lake, No. 1 in Division II, rolled to a 42-14 win over North Olmsted.
Steubenville, No. 1 in Division III, stopped Buffalo (N.Y.) St. Joseph's Collegiate 15-7.
Ironton, No. 1 in Division IV, defeated Lawrence County (Ky.) 41-6.
Amanda-Clearcreek, tops in Division V, crushed Carroll Bloom-Carroll 65-7.
Columbus Grove, No. 1 in Division VI, defeated Troy Christian 21-17.
Week 7 Games To Watch
Xenia hosts Centerville. Cincinnati Moeller hosts Cincinnati Elder at Lockland. Elder nipped Moeller 21-20 a year ago. Cleveland Glenville visits Cleveland Rhodes. Akron Hoban visits Youngstown Ursuline. Cleveland Benedictine travels to Youngstown Mooney. Toledo St. John's visits Toledo Rogers. Dublin Scioto hosts Chillicothe. Troy hosts Vandalia Butler. Lancaster visits Groveport-Madison. Dayton Chaminade-Julienne hosts Cincinnati McNicholas. Canton GlenOak visits Uniontown Lake. Fairfield hosts Cincinnati Colerain. Canton McKinley travels to Youngstown Boardman. Cincinnati St. Xavier visits Cincinnati LaSalle.
On Saturday, Lakewood St. Edward hosts Massillon Washington at 7 p.m. Also, St. Ignatius hosts Warren Harding at Bedford.
OSU Verbals Outside Ohio
Mission Viejo, Calif., with OSU verbals DL Ryan Williams and OL Kevin Bemoll, defeated Long Beach Poly 41-14. The Diablos, ranked No. 3 nationally by USA Today, travel to Concord DeLaSalle Saturday.
Piscataway (N.J.) Township WR-DB Malcolm Jenkins had a three catches and an interception in his team's 35-0 win over Edison J.P. Stevens. Township hosts South Brunswick Friday.
One week after knocking of Cleveland St. Ignatius, Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis and DE Doug Worthington dropped a 28-13 decision to Erie (Pa.) McDowell. St. Francis visits Canisius Saturday at 1:30 p.m.