Akron Hoban RB Tyrell Sutton, a Northwestern verbal, enjoyed one of the biggest games in Ohio high school history in his team's 61-28 win over Youngstown Ursuline. Sutton rushed for 505 yards and scored eight touchdowns on 29 carries. The 5-11, 194-pounder scored on runs of 7, 33 and 66 yards en route to 246 yards in the first half. Sutton added touchdown runs of 1, 8, 29, 38 and 47 yards in the second half.
Sutton's eight rushing touchdowns tie the Ohio high school record of rushing scores in a game. Mechanicsburg's Tyler Martin also had eight against Ridgeway Ridgemont in 1999, while Columbus Brookhaven's Maurice Hall, now at Ohio State, had eight against Columbus Briggs in 2000. Five players share the state record of scoring nine touchdowns (between all sources) in a game.
The 505-yard game is the third-highest single-game rushing total in Ohio history. The record is 532 yards set by Williamsburg's Jason Bainum against Clermont Northeastern in 2001. Former Buckeye Bob Ferguson of Troy had 529 against Dayton Kiser in 1956.
Sutton now has 1,927 yards and 23 touchdowns on the season. He also has rushed for 100 yards or more in 34 straight games.
Hoban, ranked No. 9 in Division III, erased Ursuline's 21-0 lead with 26 second-quarter points and handed the ball to Sutton constantly in the second half to pull away. "We went on a 61-7 run; that's a killer," Sutton said.
Ursuline's dynamic running back, senior Alex Allen, rushed for 223 yards on 28 carries and one touchdown, while senior Derrick Stewart scored twice, his first coming on an 83-yard punt return in the first quarter.
Cincinnati Colerain, ranked No. 1 in Division I, rolled to a 56-14 win over Fairfield. Junior Terrence Sherrer ran the ball seven times for 153 yards and three touchdowns for Colerain, which again rested hobbled RB and Michigan verbal Mister Simpson.
The OHSAA did rule against Lakewood St. Edward in its use of an ineligible player, forcing St. Ed to forfeit four early season games. St. Ed fell to 2-4, but most believe it can still make the playoffs by winning its last four games. It cleared the first hurdle with a resounding 37-7 win over Massillon Washington.
St. Ed, which remains the No. 2 team in Division I despite the forfeits, got two TD passes from Anthony Gardner and a 65-yard TD run by Paxton Rose. OSU verbal OL Alex Boone is a leader for St. Ed.
Centerville, ranked fourth in Division I, nipped Xenia 28-27. Elks RB Tommy Tamaska carried 28 times for 162 yards and scored all four of his team's TDs. QB Brent Middleton added 164 yards rushing on 26 attempts.
Cincinnati St. Xavier, ranked No. 5 in Division I, downed Cincinnati LaSalle 34-20. St. X benefited from the St. Ed ruling and improved from 6-1 to 7-0 as a result of it. St. X erupted for 23-points in a three-minute span of the third quarter to erase a 13-0 deficit. Junior Chris Cionni rushed for 148 yards and a TD. OSU verbal Rob Schoenhoft was 8 of 13 for 109 yards and two TDs (45 and 23 yards). St. X clinched the Greater Catholic League South title with a perfect 3-0 mark.
Cleveland St. Ignatius, ranked No. 6 in Division I, blasted Warren Harding 56-0. Junior QB Rudky Kirbus was 5 of 5 passing for 146 yards and three TDs, while Andrew Stankus had 112 yards and two TDs on 13 carries.
Cleveland Glenville, ranked No. 7 in Division I, defeated Cleveland Rhodes 47-14. QB Gino Sturdivant hit on 8 of 10 passes for 149 yards and three TDs as the Tarblooders, with OSU verbal DB Jamario O'Neal, built a 34-0 halftime lead and never looked back.
Cincinnati Moeller, ranked No. 8 in Division I, defeated Cincinnati Elder 27-21 before 7,000. The win snapped Moeller's five-game losing streak against Elder. Elder nipped Moeller 21-20 a year ago. Moeller QB Chris Reisert threw for 288 yards and three TDs. Elder's Craig Carey rallied Elder from a 27-0 deficit by completing 30 of 46 passes for 374 yards and two TDs.
Columbus Watterson blanked rival Columbus DeSales 17-0 before 8,000. Chris Mulholland returned an interception 35 yards for a score for Watterson, which defeated DeSales for the sixth straight time.
Lancaster, with OSU verbal OL Jimmy Cordle, defeated Groveport 62-0. Ryan Marcus had 107 yards and two TDs for the Golden Gales.
Dublin Coffman QB Josh Febus ran 27 times for 175 yards and two TDs and also threw for a score in a 28-14 win over Galloway Westland.
Westerville South sophomore QB Rocco Pentello hit on 15 of 19 passes for 230 yards and two TDs in a 47-7 rout of Mount Vernon. Elijah Griffin rushed 19 times for 119 yards and four TDs as well for South.
Akron Garfield junior RB Chris Wells carried 24 times for 195 yards and two TDs in his team's 35-0 win over Akron North. The 6-1, 225-pound Wells now has 1,117 yards and 11 TDs on the year.
Cleveland Benedictine defeated Youngstown Mooney 49-25 behind junior RB Jahmal Brown, who had 195 yards and three TDs on 13 carries.
Canton McKinley RB Ryan Brinson followed a 330-yard game a week earlier against Massillon Perry by carrying 20 times for 262 yards and three TDs in a 45-0 win over Youngstown Boardman.
Alliance sophomore QB Charles Babb threw for 182 yards and a TD and also rushed for a score in a 23-20 win over Youngstown Rayen.
Uniontown Lake defeated Canton GlenOak 28-14. RB A.J. Workman had 181 yards and three scores for Lake. GlenOak junior QB Mike Hartline completed 13 of 23 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw three interceptions.
Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary defeated Columbus St. Charles 28-3 as Joshua Rohler had 203 yards and a TD. SVSM DE Lawrence Wilson had at least 10 tackles in the win before staying in Columbus for his weekend official visit.
Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, ranked No. 2 in Division III, defeated Cincinnati McNicholas 34-0. RB Javon Ringer was carried from the field in the fourth quarter with a right knee injury. Prior to his departure he had gone for 179 yards on 23 carries and three touchdowns. For the season, he unofficially has 1,763 yards toward his third straight 2,000-yard season.
Clayton Northmont downed Sidney 61-0. Kurt Coleman returned an interception 100 yards for a TD and Tyler Horner was 14 of 22 passing for 253 yards and two scores as the T-Bolts won their sixth straight after an opening week loss to C-J.
Troy, with OSU verbal DL Todd Denlinger, won its third straight by defeating Vandalia Butler 52-7. Cody Boyd rushed for 313 yards on 17 carries and five TDs for the Trojans.
Clinton-Massie blanked Bethel-Tate 50-0. Jake McSurley had seven TDs while running for 222 yards as the Falcons won their fifth straight.
Toledo Start junior QB Mike Berman completed 14 of 21 passes for 344 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns as the Spartans routed Toledo Woodward 69-7. Berman threw touchdown strikes of 19, 15, 9, 60, 29, 20, and 55 yards. Wideout Matt Foley, who had six catches for 81 yards, was on the receiving end of the first three scores.
Washington C.H. Miami Trace junior QB Miles Schlichter completed 9 of 17 passes for 133 yards, including a 28-yard TD, in a 44-22 win over Greenfield McClain.
West Chester Lakota West defeated Middletown 30-14. Lakota West junior wide receiver Josh Chichester caught three passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns. Lakota West's John Conner rushed 21 times for 161 yards and a score. Middletown's Andre Amos, an OSU verbal, had an interception and three catches for 42 yards.
Avon Lake, ranked No. 1 in Division II, defeated Fairview 49-0. Mike Tift threw for 120 yards and three touchdowns, and Bobby Doyle rushed for 127 yards and scored once as the mighty Shoremen cruised to a Southwestern Conference victory on the road.
Columbus Brookhaven, ranked No. 2 in Division II, stopped Columbus East 55-7.
Steubenville, ranked No. 1 in Division III, defeated Zanesville 35-7.
Ironton, ranked No. 1 in Division IV, defeated Portsmouth West 42-7.
Amanda-Clearcreek, ranked No. 1 in Division V, defeated Circleville Logan Elm 31-20. RB Nate Saum had 204 yards and two TDs for the Aces.
Columbus Grove, ranked No. 1 in Division VI, defeated Convoy Crestview 28-0.
Week 8 Games To Watch
On Friday, Pickerington Central hosts Dublin Scioto, Hamilton travels to Middletown, Cincinnati Elder hosts Covington (Ky.) Catholic, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit hosts Cleveland Benedictine, Maria Stein Marion Local hosts Delphos St. John‘s and Cincinnati Moeller hosts Columbus DeSales at Lockland. Dublin Coffman hosts Hilliard Davidson in a playoff rematch, won by Coffman 40-21. Westerville South visits Worthington Kilbourne.
Unbeatens collide as Cincinnati Colerain hosts West Chester Lakota West and also as New Philadelphia travels to Cambridge. Columbus Brookhaven hosts Columbus Northland. Akron Garfield meets Akron East at the Rubber Bowl. Cleveland Glenville meets Cleveland Lincoln-West at Patrick Henry at 3 p.m. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary meets Youngstown Mooney at Youngstown State. Akron Hoban travels to Canton Central Catholic. Troy visits Clayton Northmont. Lancaster hosts Gahanna Lincoln. Canton GlenOak travels to Youngstown Boardman. Canton McKinley hosts Massillon Jackson.
Two of the top teams in Division IV square off as No. 2 Coldwater hosts No. 5 Versailles. Also in the MAC, Maria Stein Marion Local hosts Delphos St. John's.
On Saturday, St. Edward clashes with St. Ignatius in the Holy War at Parma's Byers Field (7 p.m.) Also, Cincinnati St. Xavier hosts Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis, which features OSU verbal Doug Worthington, at 7 p.m..
OSU Verbals Outside Ohio
Mission Viejo, Calif., with OSU verbals DL Ryan Williams and OL Kevin Bemoll, defeated Concord DeLaSalle 17-14. The Diablos, ranked No. 2 nationally by USA Today, won on a 27-yard field goal from Robby Bosanko with just 17 seconds left. Mission Viejo hosts Capistrano Valley Friday.
Piscataway (N.J.) Township with WR-DB Malcolm Jenkins defeated South Brunswick, 34-0 to improve to 4-0 on the season. Piscataway meets Edison Friday.
Worthington had 11 tackles as Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis defeated Canisius 35-0. As noted, he and his team – which defeated Cleveland St. Ignatius earlier this year – will travel to Cincinnati St. Xavier Saturday. In that game, Worthington will try and harass his future teammate, Schoenhoft.