Ohio Preps Rdp.: Week 8

Akron Hoban's Tyrell Sutton smashed the Ohio career rushing record in his team's win over Canton Central Catholic. Click here for a look at all of the key happenings in Ohio high school football.

Here is a recap of the eighth weekend of Ohio high school football, followed by a look at key games over the ninth weekend (all poll rankings are from the newest ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll):

* Akron Hoban RB Tyrell Sutton became Ohio's career rushing leader in his team's 42-21 win over Canton Central Catholic. Sutton had 314 yards on 24 carries, giving him 8,425 yards for his four-year career.

Sutton broke the previous mark of 8,216 yards set by Williamsburg's Jason Bainum from 1998-2001. He set the new record on a 57-yard touchdown run, one of three scores in this game. For the year, Sutton, a Northwestern verbal, has 2,226 yards on 208 carries this season. He extended his streak to 34 consecutive games in which he has rushed for more than 100 yards.

The win helped Akron Hoban, ranked seventh in Division III, improve to 7-1.

"I didn't have much of a reaction because we were still playing the game," Sutton told The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. "My head was elsewhere because the game was still going on. It was just like our victory. It's over, we celebrated and now it's time to move on. We still have things to do."

* Cleveland St. Ignatius, ranked fifth in Division I, defeated Lakewood St. Edward 26-10 in the Holy War at Parma's Byers Field. St. Ed, with OSU verbal OL Alex Boone, was still ranked No. 2 in last week's Division I poll despite having to forfeit four games for using an ineligible player. This loss, St. Ed's first on the field, dropped the Eagles to 3-5. St. Ed, the Division I runner-up a year ago, still has a chance to reach the playoffs by earning wins over Cincinnati Moeller and Cleveland Benedictine over the last two weeks.

This game, attended by a sellout crowd of 13,100, saw St. Ignatius RB Andy Stankus rush for 222 yards and scored on an 18-yard run. QB Rudy Kirbus threw for a score (a 32-yard pass to Chris Rigo) and also rushed for a touchdown in the win.

* A pair of OSU verbals squared off as Cincinnati St. Xavier, now ranked No. 2 in Division I, welcomed in Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis. St. X QB Rob Schoenhoft dealt with pressure from future OSU teammate DE Doug Worthington of St. Francis. Schoenhoft completed 9 of 15 passes for 174 yards and three TDs in a 27-0 win.

* Maple Heights, ranked No. 3 in Division II, built a 41-7 lead in the first half on its way to a 41-21 win over Bedford. RB Laundon Vanzant had 120 yards for Maple Heights.

* Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit defeated Cleveland Benedictine 34-10. Mike Chambers, a senior, and Warriors senior quarterback Doug Snider combined for two 39-yard touchdown passes to give Walsh a quick 14-0 lead. Chambers also had a 46-yard interception return for a score. Jahmal Brown had a 33-yard TD run for Benedictine.

* Avon Lake, ranked No. 1 in Division II, blasted Bay Village Bay 46-7. Bobby Doyle gained 228 yards on 23 carries and scored five touchdowns. He scored via the rush (32, 41, 6, 30) and kickoff return (79).

* Clayton Northmont nipped Troy and OSU verbal DL Todd Denlinger 42-35. Northmont QB Tyler Horner completed 20 of 49 passes for 308 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran 19 times for 71 yards.

* Springboro, ranked No. 6 in Division II, downed Dayton Stebbins 54-21. Matt Klein, scored a career-high four touchdowns for Springboro. TE Jake Ballard (6-foot-7, 240 pounds) grabbed four passes for 49 yards.

Centerville, ranked No. 4 in Division, routed Springfield South 54-14 to improve to 8-0. Jared Hunter had two interceptions, while Tommy Tamaska rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries. QB Brent Middleton added 118 yards and a score. Middleton completed 2 of 4 passes for 89 yards and two TDs. The Elks had 553 yards of offense and 27 first downs. South QB Brennan Glass completed 21 of 44 for 247 yards and a touchdown.

* Coldwater, ranked No. 2 in Division IV, improved to 8-0 with a 10-7 win over Versailles in a Midwest Athletic Conference showdown. Trevor Stromblad hit a 30-yard field goal with 31 seconds left for the win. Brady Geier returned an interception 95 yards for Coldwater.

* Also in the MAC, Delphos St. John's defeated Maria Stein Marion Local 13-7 in a game postponed until Sunday due to the death of two Marion Local students earlier in the week. DSJ FB Matt Shumaker had a pair of TD runs.

* Miamisburg got a big rushing night from Brody Deaton in a 35-28 defeat of Lebanon in Friday night's high school football. It was the 100th career win for Burg head coach Tim Lewis.Deaton carried 26 times for 232 yards and three touchdowns.

* Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, ranked No. 2 in Division III, played its first game without injured RB Javon Ringer. But the Eagles rolled 37-13 over Blenheim, Ont. Brandon Harrison had 107 yards on just three carries.

* Germantown Valley View QB Blake Newsock completed 17-of-23 passes for 342 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-13 win over Eaton.

* Cincinnati Colerain, ranked No. 1 in Division I, buried previously unbeaten West Chester Lakota West 69-20. QB Dominick Goodman rushed 13 times for 148 yards and FB Mister Simpson, headed to Michigan, had 128 yards on 19 carries. Both players scored four TDs.

* Cincinnati Elder averted a rare home loss to Covington (Ky.) Catholic, winning 10-9 before 9,000 at The Pit when a late Cov Cath field goal missed the mark.

* Senior Mitch Reynolds kicked a 27-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to lift Liberty Twp. Lakota East to a 22-20 victory over Fairfield and the first 8-0 start in program history. Junior Paul Bowen, who finished with 142 yards on 27 carries, had a key 25-yard run during the drive for the Thunderhawks.

* Middletown defeated rival Hamilton 28-14. Chris Wright rushed 11 times for 179 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yarder, for Middletown. Senior wide receiver Cordel Thompson had three receptions for 76 yards and two touchdowns for the Middies. OSU verbal Andre Amos had an interception for Middletown.

* Cincinnati Moeller held off Columbus DeSales 24-19. Crusaders quarterback Chris Reisert was 15-of-26 passing for 189 yards and three touchdowns.

* Winton Woods sophomore fullback Hosea Simpson had 15 rushes for 135 yards and senior quarterback Jamal Ferguson added 11 carries for 123 yards in a 17-6 win over Loveland.

* In a battle of unbeatens, New Philadelphia defeated Cambridge 16-14 on Arthur Zurcher's 50-yard field goal with 5.9 seconds left. Zurcher had previously missed a PAT kick that put his team in a 14-13 predicament. New Philly is ranked No. 7 in Division II.

* Akron Garfield down Akron East 35-0. Bruce Thomas scored two TDs and junior RB Chris Wells rushed for 117 yards to help the Rams stay perfect in the City Series.

* Senior Ryan Brinson ran for three of Canton McKinley's four touchdowns as the Bulldogs defeated visiting Massillon Jackson 28-0. Brinson opened the scoring with an 88-yard run in the first quarter, and McKinley took a 7-0 lead into halftime. Two more Brinson touchdown runs of 30 and 62 yards in the third quarter put the Bulldogs up 21-0. Brinson set McKinley's single-game rushing record with 335 yards in the win.

* Canton GlenOak downed Youngstown Boardman 21-6. Junior QB Mike Hartline ran for two touchdowns and threw for another. Hartline opened the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, then added a 44-yard scoring strike to B.J. Penn in the second quarter. Boardman closed to within a touchdown as the Spartans returned a fumble for a score, but GlenOak put the game away when Hartline scored from the 2. The junior QB finished with a team-high 81 yards rushing and threw for 147 yards.

* Washington C.H. Miami Trace, ranked 10th in Division III, improved to 8-0 with a 41-13 win over London. Junior QB Miles Schlichter was 3 of 8 passing for 78 yards and a TD. He also rushed nine times for 76 yards. Dominique Smith scored five TDs for Trace. For the year, Schlichter has thrown for 1,266 yards and 13 TDs against three interceptions. He has also run for 400 yards.

* Amanda-Clearcreek, ranked No. 1 in Division V, downed Circleville 14-7. RB Nate Saum had 120 yards and a TD on 28 carries for the Aces.

* Westerville South defeated Worthington Kilbourne 38-17. Elijah Griffin rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries, while sophomore QB Rocco Pentello threw for two touchdowns.

* Hilliard Davidson's Christen Haywood rushed for 176 yards on 31 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 45-0 rout of Dublin Coffman.

* Lancaster, with OSU verbal OL Jimmy Cordle, defeated Gahanna-Lincoln 34-6.

* Columbus Watterson RB Mike Kundla rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns on four carries to in a 31-14 win over visiting Youngstown Ursuline. Kundla had a 50-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and touchdown runs of 78 and 46 yards in the third quarter for the Eagles. Alex Allen rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown for Ursuline.

* Columbus Brookhaven, ranked No. 2 in Division II, blanked Columbus Northland 35-0. Mike McGee threw for 175 yards and three touchdowns, while Melvin Jackson caught 10 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown and scored on a 15-yard run.

* Cleveland Glenville, ranked No. 6 in Division I, defeated Cleveland Lincoln-West 40-0. RB Tim Conner rushed for 128 yards and scored three TDs in the win.

Still Unbeaten

Over 700 schools began the season in Ohio high school football. But with three weeks remaining in the regular season, just 40 remain undefeated. Here is a division-by-division look at the remaining unbeatens in Ohio high school football (all teams 8-0 unless noted):

* Division I (5 teams) – Austintown Fitch, Cincinnati St. Xavier, Cincinnati Colerain, Liberty Twp. Lakota East, Centerville.

* Division II (7 teams) – Macedonia Nordonia, Avon Lake, Amherst Steele, Columbus Brookhaven, New Philadelphia, Cincinnati Withrow, Springboro.

* Division III (7 teams) – Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, Hubbard (7-0), Napoleon, Steubenville, Lisbon Beaver, Canal Fulton Northwest, Washington C.H. Miami Trace.

* Division IV (6 teams) – Akron Manchester (7-0), Huron, Coldwater, Upper Sandusky, Ironton, Martins Ferry (7-0).

* Division V (10 teams) – Gates Mills Gilmour Academy, Hamler Patrick Henry, Bluffton, Findlay Liberty-Benton, Amanda-Clearcreek, West Lafayette Ridgewood, Johnstown Northridge, Lees Creek East Clinton, West Liberty-Salem, Marion Pleasant.

* Division VI (5 teams) – Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic, Columbus Grove, Bascom Hopewell-Loudon, New Matamoras Frontier (7-0), Dola Hardin Northern.

Week 9 Games To Watch

Lancaster visits Upper Arlington, Dayton Chaminade-Julienne travels to Cincinnati Elder. Versailles hosts St. Henry. Avon Lake visits Westlake. Cleveland Glenville tackles Cleveland JFK. Canton GlenOak hosts Youngstown Austintown-Fitch. Centerville hosts Huber Heights Wayne. Cincinnati Colerain hosts Cincinnati Oak Hills. Westerville South hosts Marysville.

On Oct. 23, Cincinnati St. Xavier hosts Cleveland St. Ignatius at 2 p.m. St. X stunned St. Ignatius 20-17 last year. Lakewood St. Edward hosts Cincinnati Moeller at 7 p.m. Moeller knocked off St. Ed 17-14 last year. Warren Harding hosts Massillon Washington at 7:30 p.m. Harding won 31-15 a year ago.

Also Oct. 23, Huron visits Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic in the state's only match-up of unbeatens this weekend.

OSU Verbals Outside Ohio

* Mission Viejo, Calif., with OSU verbals DL Ryan Williams and OL Kevin Bemoll, defeated Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley 40-14. Mission Viejo (6-0) visits Trabuco Hills Friday.

* Piscataway (N.J.) Township with WR-DB Malcolm Jenkins defeated Edison 63-0 to improve to 5-0 on the season. Jenkins scored five TDs in the rout. Piscataway visits Oldbridge Friday.

* Worthington and his Athol Springs St. Francis host Youngstown Chaney at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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