Ohio Preps Rdp.: Week 3 Recap

We take a look at the key games in Week 3 of Ohio high school football and some big match-ups for Week 4.

We look back at the key games from Week 3 of the Ohio high school football season. Plus, we look ahead at some notable match-ups for Week 4. (Note: All rankings are from the new ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll released Monday.)

Week 3 Highlights

* Cincinnati Colerain, ranked third in Division I, defeated Tyler (Texas) Lee 27-12 in the featured game of the Kirk Herbstreit Ohio vs. USA Challenge before 10,563 at Columbus Crew Stadium. Colerain (2-1) had 332 yards total offense – all rushing – in winning a battle of the reigning big-school state champions from Ohio and Texas.

Junior quarterback Gary Pride rushed 21 times for 130 yards and a touchdown for Colerain. Junior fullback Trammell Williams carried 16 times for 83 yards and a TD. Senior tailback Terrence Sherrer carried eight times for 74 yards and a TD, and senior running back Kyle Lumpkin ran eight times for 45 yards.

* In the other game at Crew Stadium, Westerville North shocked rival Westerville South 14-10. Travis Campbell was the hero for North, returning a fumble 55 yards for a score and batting down a last-ditch South pass with 17.9 seconds left. Junior QB Rocco Pentello had a 19-yard TD run for South.

* Worthington Kilbourne, a state final four team a year ago, avoided an 0-3 start with a 35-28 win over Hard Road rival Dublin Scioto. Cory Kovanda's 10-yard TD run was the difference. Kilbourne QB Jordan Gafford ran for two TDs and threw for two as well.

* Cincinnati Elder used 28 unanswered first-half points to overpower Oak Hills 42-16. Elder (2-1) improved its record to 23-5 all-time against the Highlanders, with its last loss coming in 1986. Patrick Williams led Elder with 24 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns, while QB Nick Zeiser threw for two scores.

* West Chester Lakota West WR Josh Chichester, an Ohio State verbal, had four catches for 113 yards and two TDs in a 31-28 win over Cincinnati Anderson. J.C. Casper's field goal with 6:49 remaining provided the winning margin for Lakota West.

* Sycamore junior quarterback Mitch Allen had 22 carries for 110 yards and four touchdowns and went 10-for-23 passing for 168 yards and a score in a 42-25 win over Harrison.

* No. 2-ranked Cincinnati St. Xavier moved to 3-0 with a 24-0 win over Columbus DeSales. St. Xavier sophomore Darius Ashley rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries.

* Fairfield turned back Cincinnati Winton Woods 28-20 as Antoine Moore rushed for 203 yards and one touchdown for Fairfield. Junior RB Hosea Simpson had TD runs of 70 and 7 yards for Winton Woods.

* Middletown junior QB Skylar Jones was 13-of-27 passing for 250 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 179 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in a 52-27 win over Lima Senior. Zach Davis had four receptions for 153 yards and three touchdowns for the Middies.

* Centerville, ranked seventh in Division I, defeated Clayton Northmont 20-7 before a crowd of 8,000. QB Ben Hemenway ran for 108 yards on 28 carries for the Elks. Northmont junior QB Clay Belton was 17 of 32 for 207 yards. OSU verbal Kurt Coleman returned a kickoff 93 yards for Northmont's only score.

* Erie (Pa.) McDowell defeated Dayton Chaminade-Julienne 47-33. Anthony Weaver rushed for 193 yards on 32 carries and three TDs for McDowell. Matt Bruggeman was 16 of 33 passing for C-J for 347 yards and four TDs.

* Huber Heights Wayne rallied from a 21-0 deficit to defeat Springfield North 49-27. QB Alex Early threw for 236 yards and rushed for 73 yards and two TDs.

* Springfield South defeated Vandalia Butler 27-16 as Ray West ran for 172 yards and two TDs while QB Brennen Glass was 17 of 25 for 279 yards and three TDs.

* Springboro, with OSU verbal TE Jake Ballard, downed Riverside Stebbins 52-21. Springboro is ranked sixth in Division II.

* Dan Fortkamp's 36-yard field goal lifted Maria Stein Marion Local over St. Henry 17-16.

* Coldwater, ranked No. 1 in Division IV, defeated New Bremen 40-0. OSU verbal Ross Homan is a key two-way player for Coldwater, which improved to 3-0.

* Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit avoided an 0-3 start for the first time since 1982 with a 28-21 win over Akron Buchtel. QB Eric Hinkle led Walsh Jesuit, completing 10 of 17 passes for 172 yards and three TDs.

* Akron Garfield got into the win column with a 31-7 win over Green. OSU verbal RB Chris Wells had 20 carries for 194 yards, including touchdown runs of 48, 57 and 12 yards. In three games this season, Wells, slowed somewhat by a leg injury, has had 76 carries for 462 yards and eight touchdowns.

* Louisville QB Drew Kuhn threw for 142 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-29 win over visiting North Canton. Louisville is ranked No. 2 in Division II.

* Canton South defeated Ravenna 28-7. Junior RB Devon Torrence had 17 carries for 72 yards and a TD, while his brother, sophomore Devoe Torrence, added 55 yards on four carries with a 46-yard run.

* Copley RB Delone Carter, a Syracuse recruit, carried 22 times for 290 yards and five touchdowns and also caught a TD pass in his team's 48-21 win over Orrville. Copley is ranked No. 5 in Division II.

* Junior Jordan Mabin scored two of his three touchdowns in the third quarter to key a 27-0 surge that enabled Macedonia Nordonia to get its first win and defeat Midview 41-13.

* Massillon Washington, ranked eighth in Division I, downed Mansfield Senior 55-0. Bobby Huth threw for 140 yards and a touchdown and junior RB Brian Gamble had 11 carries for 118 yards and two TDs for Massillon.

* Canton McKinley, ranked fourth in Division I, defeated Uniontown Lake 38-7. RB Morgan Williams ran for 178 yards on seven carries and scored two touchdowns. Joe Morgan caught four passes for 122 yards and two scores.

* Canfield's Angelo Babbaro had three TD runs and also caught an 83-yard TD pass in a 37-0 win over Alliance.

* Fostoria QB Marcus Hyde ran for 145 yards and three touchdowns, and passed for two scores in a 45-26 win over Toledo Whitmer.

* Vince Scolaro kicked a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter for the only points as North Royalton blanked Akron Central Hower 3-0.

* Columbus Brookhaven RB Markell Lacy carried 14 times for 254 yards and four touchdowns and also returned a punt 70 yards for a score in a 64-6 win over Columbus Walnut Ridge. QB Mike McGee also threw a 77-yard TD pass to Jeff Cumberland.

* Pickerington Central junior QB Chazz Anderson completed 16 of 29 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-14 win over Groveport. Central is ranked seventh in Division II.

* Canton GlenOak QB Mike Hartline threw for 110 yards and a TD and also had a 15-yard TD run in a 21-3 win over Marietta.

* Cleveland Glenville, ranked No. 1 in Division I, improved to 3-0 with a 36-12 win over Cleveland Collinwood. QB Arvell Nelson threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns. Ray Small had a 15-yard TD run and also caught a 66-yard TD pass. Bryant Milligan caught two TD passes.

* Philadelphia St. Joseph's downed Cleveland St. Ignatius 28-14. QB Rudy Kirbus threw for 241 yards and two TDs for St. Ignatius.

* Shaker Heights outlasted Cincinnati Princeton 46-39. This was a wild game with five lead changes. Princeton's Ted Rivers had four TD runs (3, 52, 8 and 6 yards). But Shaker Heights QB Alex Math threw for three TDs, including two to Craig Johnson. They hooked up for a 48-yard scoring strike and their 70-yard pass play was ultimately the difference.

* Cleveland Benedictine's Jahmal Brown carried 19 times for 137 yards and two TDs in a 20-14 win over Euclid.

* Cincinnati Moeller, ranked fifth in Division I, defeated Toledo St. Francis 17-0. Martez Williams rushed for 200 yards on 35 carries and catching nine passes for 105 yards.

* Avon Lake, ranked No. 1 in Division II, downed Elyria 31-28 in overtime. Chris Rau and Brian Pettys each had two TD runs for Avon Lake, which won on John Lyons' 30-yard field goal in overtime.

* Mentor Lake Catholic, ranked No. 1 in Division III, defeated Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph 37-7. QB Rick Stanzi threw a 20-yard TD pass to Dan Jaranovic and also had a 74-yard TD run.

* Versailles, No. 1 in Division V, defeated Sidney Lehman 63-7.

* Delphos St. John's, No. 1 in Division VI, stopped Rockford Parkway 41-3.

Week 4 Games To Watch

Ohio News Network will continue its weekly Big Game series. This Friday, ONN will show Akron Garfield at Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit at 10 p.m. on tape delay.

Other key games Friday: Cleveland St. Ignatius at Mentor, Canton GlenOak at Canton McKinley (McKinley took 10-point wins over GlenOak in both the regular season and playoffs last year), Cincinnati Colerain at Liberty Twp. Lakota East, Worthington Kilbourne at Columbus Watterson, Springfield South at Huber Heights Wayne, Xenia at Centerville (Centerville won 28-27 last year), Cleveland Glenville at Cleveland East Tech, Columbus Brookhaven at Columbus Linden McKinley, Cincinnati Princeton at Fairfield, Euclid at Bedford, West Chester Lakota West at Hamilton, Coldwater at Dublin Jerome, Dayton Carroll at Springboro, Clayton Northmont at Sidney, Solon at Macedonia Nordonia, and Youngstown Ursuline at Steubenville.

Games of note Saturday: Lakewood St. Edward at Cincinnati Elder and Warren Harding at Youngstown Mooney.

OSU Verbal Outside Ohio

Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County fell to 0-3 with a 33-20 loss to Houston County. QB Antonio Henton, an OSU verbal, plays for Peach County. Peach County hosts Southwest Macon Friday.


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