Ohio Preps Rdp.: Week 1 Playoffs

We look back at the first weekend of the Ohio high school playoffs, where OSU verbal Rob Schoenhoft threw for a TD and also rushed for one in his Cincinnati St. Xavier team's win. Plus, we look ahead at the regional semifinals. Click here for more.

Here is a recap of the first weekend of the OHSAA playoffs followed by a look at the pairings for the regional semifinals tonight and Saturday:

Regional Quarterfinals

Division I

Brunswick 22, Hudson 14

Canton GlenOak 25, Toledo St. Francis 7 – Junior QB Mike Hartline ran for one touchdown and threw two touchdown passes to lift the Golden Eagles to the win. Hartline, who hit 9-of-18 passes for 122 yards, sparked the Golden Eagles (8-3) to a 19-0 halftime advantage. Hartline's 1-yard sneak and 40-yard scoring pass gave GlenOak a 13-0 first-quarter advantage. He added a 14-yard TD pass in the second quarter. The Golden Eagles were leading 25-0 in the third quarter before St. Francis (8-3) scored its only touchdown.

Can. McKinley 34, Greensburg Green 7 – McKinley RB Ryan Brinson had 135 yards and two TDs on 20 carries and also had an interception return for a score as the Bulldogs won before a crowd of 6,000 at Green. Brinson became McKinley's all-time leading scorer with 300 points.

Centerville 34, Mason 7 – RB Tommy Tamaska had 158 yards and four TDs on 32 carries, while QB Brent Middleton added 145 yards rushing and a TD for the Elks.

Cincinnati Colerain 38, Cincinnati Elder 3 – Colerain proved its 21-3 win over the two-time defending state champions in Week 1 was no fluke. A sellout crowd of 11,000 saw Colerain improve to 11-0 and avenge regional final losses to Elder the past two years. QB Dominick Goodman (125 yards rushing), running back Terrence Sherrer (110 yards rushing, two touchdowns) and linebacker LeDominique Williams (55-yard interception return for a touchdown) all scored in the decisive third quarter. Colerain tallied five interceptions in the win.

Cincinnati Moeller 38, West Chester Lakota West 7

Cincinnati St. Xavier 14, Cincinnati LaSalle 3 – OSU verbal QB Rob Schoenhoft threw for 62 yards and a TD and also had a 3-yard TD run for St. X, which improved to 11-0.

Cleveland Glenville 29, Youngstown Austintown-Fitch 21 – Glenville notched its second playoff win ever. Junior Ray Fisher had a 94-yard kick return for a TD for Glenville. Fisher also caught a 28-yard TD pass from Arvell Nelson. FB Curtis Smith also had a 1-yard TD run. Nelson threw for 185 yards and two TDs. DB Jamario O'Neal, an OSU verbal, advances with the Tarblooders. There was a scare after the game when LB Freddie Lenix collapsed on the field and had to be hospitalized. But Lenix has recovered and does figure to play this weekend, according to reports.

Cleveland St. Ignatius 48, Strongsville 21 – Junior RB Andrew Stankus rushed for 220 yards and three TDs for St. Ignatius. Junior QB Rudy Kirbus also threw for a pair of scores.

Dublin Scioto 30, Dublin Coffman 0 – Jamel Scott had TD runs of 20 and 8 yards as Coffman knocked off its district rival.

Hilliard Davidson 28, Lancaster 25 – Junior RB Christen Haywood had 127 yards and two TDs for Davidson. OSU verbal OL Jimmy Cordle saw his season with Lancaster come to an end at 8-3.

Lakewood St. Edward 27, Warren Harding 24 – St. Ed, the eighth seed in Region 1, stopped top-seeded Harding in a rematch from the regular season. St. Ed won the first meeting 45-12, but that was one of four games the Eagles had to forfeit for using an ineligible player. The on-field result was much closer this time as St. Ed did not move ahead until Paxton Rose's 3-yard TD run with 8:57 left. St. Ed's Joe Kleinsmith had four catches for 180 yards and an interception. Harding's Mario Manningham, a Michigan verbal, had 10 catches for 148 yards and two TDs. OSU verbal OL Alex Boone advanced with St. Ed.

Solon 17, Shaker Heights 14 – Solon RB Brandon Shimits had 21 carries for 141 yards and a TD.

Toledo Whitmer 28, Massillon Jackson 24

Westerville South 20, Troy 0 – Sophomore QB Rocco Pentello rushed for 173 yards and one TD and completed 10 of 14 passes for 115 yards. OSU verbal DL Todd Denlinger saw his Troy team's season end at 7-4.

Worthington Kilbourne 33, Wooster 27 – Ryan Dew had 150 yards and two TDs for Kilbourne.

Division II

Copley 27, Akr. Garfield 21 – This was a match-up of two great backs with Copley's Delone Carter (1,839 yards, 21 TDs in regular season) and Garfield's junior Chris Wells (1,747 yards and 18 TDs). Carter helped Copley snag the win with 184 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. Wells finished with 237 yards and two touchdowns on 22 attempts.

Avon Lake 28, Oregon Clay 9 – Top-ranked and defending champion Avon Lake won its 26th straight game, the longest active streak.

Unbeatens Out -- Jackson 36, Cin. Withrow 35; Louisville 18, New Philadelphia 7.

Macedonia Nordonia 7, Garfield Hts. 0 – RB Jordan Mabin had 91 yards on 15 carries and had the game's only TD on a 25-yard run.

Other scores -- Amherst-Steele 14, Sylvania Southview 7; Cin. Glen Este 35, Kings Mills Kings 27; Columbus Brookhaven 18, Canfield 3; Day. Carroll 27, Cin. Mt. Healthy 20; Maple Hts. 29, Willoughby S. 19; Maumee 24, Powell Olentangy Liberty 14; Pickerington Cent. 44, Cols. Marion Franklin 20; Springboro 28, Norwood 14; Tallmadge 37, Parma Normandy 7; Tiffin Columbian 24, Tol. Cent. Cath. 0; Uniontown Lake 27, Carrollton 14

Division III

Akr. Hoban 35, Akr. Buchtel 33 – This was another great match-up of top backs, played before a sellout crowd of 7,000. Buchtel's Bryan Williams, headed to Pittsburgh, had 211 yards and two TDs, but was stopped short on a potential game-tying two-point conversion run. Hoban's Tyrell Sutton, OSU's career rushing leader headed to Northwestern, rushed for 181 yards and four touchdowns, and quarterback Paul McGough, who was 9-of-14 for 103 yards and a touchdown.

Alliance 19, Lisbon Beaver 16 – Sophomore QB Charles Babb had three TD passes for Alliance.

Canal Fulton NW 45, McArthur Vinton County 0 -- Quarterback Kevin Stacy completed 8-of-13 passes for 157 yards and touchdown tosses of 11 and 37 yards to split end Ryan Wallace. Tailback Scott Weber scored on a 1-yard run as Northwest engineered touchdown drives of 64, 66 and 64 yards.

Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 24, Chardon NDCL 16 -- Mark Wooldridge, paced the Warriors' offense with 161 rushing yards and a touchdown on 28 carries. Senior wideout Mike Chambers caught two passes for 78 yards and a score. Trey Bennett added a 2-yard touchdown run and Matt Demarchi nailed a 28-yard field goal.

Day. Chaminade-Julienne 42, Washington C.H. Miami Trace 14 – C-J's Brandon Harrison, headed to Notre Dame, had 219 yards and three TDs as C-J ousted unbeaten Miami Trace. Junior QB Miles Schlichter completed 6 of 21 passes for 86 yards with one TD and one INT. He also rushed for 127 yards and a TD on 19 carries. For the year, Schlichter was 91 of 162 passing for 1,740 yards and 19 TDs with four INTs. He also had 643 yards rushing and four TDs.

Steubenville 19, West Branch 13 -- The Big Red was led by senior running back Gary Stubbs, who gained 98 yards on 20 carries, and sophomore quarterback Zach Collaros, who had 76 yards.

Other scores -- Bellevue 52, Cols. Eastmoor 14; Cin. Indian Hill 45, Circleville Logan Elm 7; Cle. Benedictine 31, Hunting Valley University 7; Cols. DeSales 20, Lima Shawnee 10; Cols. Watterson 38, Clyde 10; Kettering Alter 21, Circleville 7; Mentor Lake Cath. 42, Hubbard 14; Pemberville Eastwood 17, Napoleon 0; St. Marys Memorial 28, Bellbrook 20; Thornville Sheridan 34, Cambridge 7.

Division IV

Coldwater 35, Avon 0 -- Steve Borger had 272 yards and four TDs passing.

Spring. Kenton Ridge 6, Carlisle 0 -- Loren Fleischman had the game's only TD, an 11-yarder with a scant 23 seconds left.

Versailles 41, Clarksville Clinton-Massie 6 – The defending champs upset the secomd seed. QB Tony McNeilan had 185 yards and two TD passes.

Youngs. Ursuline 21, Akr. Manchester 3 – Previously unbeaten Manchester ends up 9-1.

Other scores -- Bellaire 40, Wellston 6; Chagrin Falls 26, Massillon Tuslaw 8; Delta 56, Urbana 20; Huron 45, Upper Sandusky 24; Ironton 41, Williamsport Westfall 21; Martins Ferry 49, Zanesville W. Muskingum 7; New Albany 24, Portsmouth 7; Plain City Jonathan Alder 35, Cin. Finneytown 21; Reading 10, Day. Oakwood 7; Tontogany Otsego 44, Rossford 0; Youngs. Liberty 36, Orville 19; Youngs. Mooney 42, Garrettsville Garfield 21.

Division V

St. Henry 28, Marion Pleasant 19 – Eighth-seeded St. Henry knocked off top-seeded and unbeaten Pleasant as RB Jon Hemmelgarn had 25 carries for 183 yards and three TDs.

W. Liberty-Salem 19, Middletown Fenwick 13, OT -- QB Lee Yoder had 165 yards rushing and two TDs, including the game winner in overtime as WL-S improved to 11-0.

Amanda-Clearcreek 43, Nelsonville-York 6 – The top-ranked Aces continued to roll.

Other scores -- Bluffton 56, Sycamore Mohawk 0; Cols. Hartley 45, Anna 21 Dalton 14, Mineral Ridge 11; Findlay Liberty-Benton 45, Ashland Crestview 7; Gates Mills Gilmour 45, Warren JFK 30; Hamler Patrick Henry 42, Defiance Tinora 13; Johnstown Northridge 33, Crooksville 7; Lees Creek E. Clinton 52, Chillicothe Zane Trace 7; Liberty Center 47, Sherwood Fairview 28; N. Lima S. Range 27, Rootstown 21; Smithville 28, Columbiana Crestview 21; W. Lafayette Ridgewood 33, Chesapeake 14; Wheelersburg 42, Steubenville Cath. Cent. 8.

Division VI

Scores -- Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 21, Northwood 0; Cle. Cuyahoga Hts. 35, Sandusky St. Mary 28; Columbus Grove 21, Defiance Ayersville 14; Danville 35, New Matamoras Frontier 7; Dola Hardin Northern 52, Cin. Country Day 0; Hicksville 41, Pandora-Gilboa 35; Lancaster Fisher Cath. 34, Glouster Trimble 0; Leetonia 26, Malvern 12; McComb 41, Attica Seneca E. 12; Mechanicsburg 37, Union City Mississinawa Valley 6; Monroeville 35, Richmond Hts. 8; New Bremen 55, Troy Christian 27; Newark Cath. 39, Marion Cath. 15; Norwalk St. Paul 32, Mogadore 28; Spring. Cath. Cent. 21, DeGraff Riverside 7; Willow Wood Symmes Valley 16, Zanesville Rosecrans 6.

Regional Semifinals Pairings

Division I

All Games at 7 p.m. Saturday

Region 1

(8) Lakewood St. Edward (6-5) at (5) Cle. Glenville (10-1) at Parma Byers Field

(2) Solon (10-1) at (3) Cle. St. Ignatius (9-2) at Lakewood Stadium

Region 2

(8) Can. GlenOak (8-3) at (5) Can. McKinley (8-3) at Canton Fawcett Stadium – McKinley won 10-0 in Week 4.

(7) Brunswick (8-3) at (6) Tol. Whitmer (8-3) at Huron Memorial Stadium.

Region 3

(1) Dublin Scioto (9-2) at (4) Worthington Kilbourne (9-2) at Upper Arlington Moorhead Memorial Stadium – Kilbourne won 27-9 in Week 3.

(2) Westerville S. (10-1) at (6) Hilliard Davidson (10-1) at Dublin Coffman Field

Region 4

(1) Cin. St. Xavier (11-0) at (4) Cin. Moeller (9-2) at University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium – St. X won 35-31 in Week 5.

(2) Centerville (11-0) at (3) Cin. Colerain (11-0) Miami University Yager Stadium – Could draw 20,000 at Oxford.

Division II

All Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday

Region 5

(4) Maple Hts. (10-1) at (1) Tallmadge (10-1) at Solon Stewart Field

(3) Copley (9-2) at (2) Macedonia Nordonia (10-1) at Bedford Stewart Field at Bearcat Stadium

Region 6

(4) Amherst Steele (10-1) at (1) Avon Lake (11-0) at Lakewood Stadium – Avon Lake won 31-7 in Week 10.

(7) Tiffin Columbian (9-2) at (3) Maumee (9-2) at Fostoria Memorial Stadium

Region 7

(8) Louisville (9-2) at (5) Uniontown Lake (9-2) at Canton Fawcett Stadium

(3) Pickerington Cent. (10-1) at (2) Cols. Brookhaven (11-0) Gahanna Lincoln Stadium

Region 8

(8) Jackson (9-2) at (5) Cin. Glen Este (10-1) at Wash. C.H. Miami Trace Panther Stadium

(3) Springboro (10-1) at (2) Dayton Carroll (10-1) at Dayton Welcome Stadium

Division III

All Games at 7 p.m. Saturday

Region 9

(1) Akron Hoban (9-2) at (4) Cle. Benedictine (8-3) at Ravenna Stadium/Gilcrest Field

(2) Mentor Lake Cath. (9-2) at (3) Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (8-3) at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium

Region 10

(8) Pemberville Eastwood (10-1) at (5) Cols. DeSales (7-4) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field

(2) Bellevue (10-1) at (3) Cols. Watterson (9-2) at Marion Harding Stadium

Region 11

(1) Steubenville (11-0) at (4) Thornville Sheridan (10-1) at Dover Crater Stadium

(7) Alliance (9-2) at (3) Canal Fulton Northwest (10-1) at Barberton Rudy Sharkey Stadium

Region 12

(1) Cin. Indian Hill (10-1) at (5) St. Marys Memorial (10-1) at Clayton Northmont Stadium

(2) Kettering Alter (9-2) at (3) Dayton Chaminade-Julienne (8-3) at Dayton Welcome Stadium – Alter won 21-14 in overtime in Week 10.

Division IV

All Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday

Region 13

(8) Youngs. Ursuline (7-4) at (4) Youngs. Liberty (10-1) at Youngs. Austintown-Fitch Falcon Stadium

(2) Chagrin Falls (9-2) at (3) Youngs. Mooney (8-2) at Beloit West Branch Heacock Stadium

Region 14

(4) Tontogany Otsego (10-1) at (1) Huron (11-0) at Fremont Ross Harmon Stadium

(6) Delta (9-2) at (2) Coldwater (11-0) at Lima Senior Stadium

Region 15

(4) New Albany (10-1) at (1) Ironton (10-1) at Ohio University Peden Stadium

(3) Bellaire (8-3) at (2) Martins Ferry (10-0) at Steubenville Harding Stadium – Martins Ferry won 21-7 in Week 10.

Region 16

(4) Reading (7-4) at (1) Plain City Jonathan Alder (9-1) at Xenia Cox Stadium/Veteran's Field

(7) Versailles (8-3) at (3) Springfield Kenton Ridge (10-1) at Troy Memorial Stadium

Division V

All Games at 7 p.m. Saturday

Region 17

(1) Gates Mills Gilmour (11-0) vs. (5) Smithville (10-1) at Stow-Munroe Falls Bulldog Stadium

(7) Dalton (9-2) at (6) N. Lima S. Range (10-1) at Canton Central Catholic Stadium

Region 18

(5) Findlay Liberty-Benton (11-0) at (1) Patrick Henry (11-0) at Lima Bath Stadium

(2) Bluffton (11-0) at (3) Liberty Center (10-1) at Findlay Donnell Stadium

Region 19

(1) Amanda-Clearcreek (11-0) vs. (4) W. Lafayette Ridgewood (10-1) at Zanesville Sulsberger Memorial Stadium

(2) Wheelersburg (10-1) at (3) Johnstown Northridge (11-0) at Circleville Tiger Stadium

Region 20

(8) St. Henry (10-1) at (4) Cols. Hartley (8-2) at Sidney Memorial Stadium

(2) West Liberty-Salem (11-0) at (3) Lees Creek East Clinton (10-1) at Spring. N. Panther Stadium

Division VI

All Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday

Region 21

(5) Leetonia (9-2) at (1) Monroeville (10-1) at Brunswick Judy Kirsch Field

(6) Cle. Cuyahoga Hts. (9-2) at (2) Norwalk St. Paul (9-2) at Lorain George Daniel Stadium

Region 22

(5) McComb (8-3) at (1) Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (11-0) at Findlay Donnell Stadium

(3) Hicksville (10-1) at (2) Cols. Grove (10-1) at Defiance Fred Brown Stadium

Region 23

(8) Danville (9-2) at (5) Lancaster Fisher Cath. (8-3) at Newark White Field

(2) Willow Wood Symmes Valley (9-1) at (3) Newark Cath. (9-2) at Chillicothe Hernstein Field

Region 24

(4) New Bremen (8-3) at (1) Mechanicsburg (10-1) at Piqua Alexander Stadium/Purk Field

(6) Springfield Cath. Central (7-4) at (2) Dola Hardin Northern (9-1) at Bellefontaine Dodd Field

OSU Verbals Outside Ohio

* Mission Viejo, Calif., with OSU verbals DL Ryan Williams and OL Kevin Bemoll, defeated San Clemente 48-0. MVHS (9-0) wrapped its regular season against Dana Hills Thursday night.

* Piscataway (N.J.) Township with WR-DB Malcolm Jenkins had two touchdown grabs in his team's 21-14 win over Sayreville.

* OSU verbal DE Doug Worthington and his Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis team won the Monsignor Martin AA League title with a 21-6 win over St. Joe's. That improved the team's record to 7-2.


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