Ohio Preps Rdp.: Week 5 Recap

Columbus Brookhaven's Jeff Cumberland caught three touchdown passes in a win over Columbus Centennial. That was one of the many highlights in Week 5 of the Ohio high school football season. We look back at Week 5 and ahead to the key games in Week 6.

We look back at the key games from Week 5 of the Ohio high school football season. Plus, we look ahead at some notable match-ups for Week 6. (Note: All rankings are from the new ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll released Monday.)

Week 5 Highlights

* Westerville South junior QB Rocco Pentello completed 14 of 22 passes for 277 yards and four TDs in a 34-14 win over Marion Harding.

* One week after knocking off Cincinnati Moeller, Findlay outlasted Worthington Kilbourne 44-43 in three overtimes. Chris Schneider threw for 238 yards and three TDs and completed the game-winning two-point conversion pass to Andrew Leddy in the third OT. The teams combined for 1,049 yards of total offense.

* Columbus Brookhaven QB Mike McGee completed 7 of 10 passes for 141 yards and four first-half TDs in a 42-0 win over Columbus Centennial. WR Jeff Cumberland caught three passes for 141 yards and three TDs (51, 10, 80 yards).

* Cincinnati Colerain, ranked third in Division I, won its 39th straight Greater Miami Conference game with a 51-12 win over Hamilton. Colerain quarterback Gary Pride ran 15 times for 176 yards and four touchdowns. Junior fullback Trammel Williams rushed 11 times for 61 yards and two touchdowns for Colerain.

* Cincinnati Winton Woods junior RB Hosea Simpson had four carries for 161 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-7 win over Amelia. Senior free safety Jason Davis had two punt returns, for 61 and 64 yards.

* Cincinnati Moeller's Martez Williams rushed 13 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-7 win over Henderson County (Ky.).

* Hamilton Badin downed Cincinnati Purcell Marian 7-0 in double overtime. Junior tailback Robert Urmston scored in the second overtime to win it for Badin. Andy Spaeth and Justin Geyer each added two sacks.

* West Chester Lakota West benefited from six Sycamore turnovers in a 36-14 win. Senior running back Clinton Brooks, a transfer from North College Hill, scored three touchdowns. Junior quarterback Dustin Huff threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Ohio State-bound wide receiver Josh Chichester.

* Cincinnati LaSalle got QB Tyler Sheehan back for the first time since the season opener and defeated Cincinnati Elder 40-20. Sheehan, who suffered a broken collarbone in the season opener, completed 11-of-18 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed six times for 77 yards and another score. La Salle senior wide receiver Mike Reed caught 10 of Sheehan's passes for 230 yards himself and scored four touchdowns (three receiving, one rushing). It was La Salle's first win over Elder since 1992. The teams played before a standing-room crowd of about 7,500 at La Salle.

* Warren JFK's Anthony Elzy had 180 yards on 32 carries in a 33-23 win over Bluffton.

* Coldwater, ranked No. 1 in Division IV, turned back St. Henry 31-7. Ross Homan, an OSU verbal, had 125 yards on 22 carries and three TDs. Homan also had two catches.

* Cincinnati St. Xavier, ranked No. 2 in Division I, downed Covington (Ky.) Catholic 24-0. QB Brad Scherer had a pair of TD passes in the win for St. X.

* Mentor Lake Catholic, ranked No. 1 in Division III, overcame a 14-point deficit to defeat Parma Holy Name 45-21. MLC won with QB Rick Stanzi, who ran for a score and threw a TD pass, on the sideline with a concussion.

* Columbus Watterson avenged two straight losses to Cleveland Benedictine with a 23-7 win at Bedford. Watterson RB Mike Kundla carried 20 times for 133 yards. Benedictine, the defending Division III state champions, fell to 2-3.

* Aaron Schecter caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Sparks in the second overtime as Olmsted Falls rallied from an early 13-point deficit to defeat Amherst Steele, 34-27, in a Southwestern Conference battle of unbeaten. Amherst Steele senior tailback Alex Knipp carried 50 times for 382 yards, breaking the school mark he set just last week.

* Massillon Washington, ranked No. 7 in Division I, defeated Mentor 31-10. Quarterback Bobby Huth completed 7-of-17 passes for 178 yards and three TDs. Massillon standout junior running back Brian Gamble gained 130 yards on 21 carries and scored once. He now has 645 yards rushing and eight touchdowns.

* Elyria Catholic junior Chase Mason gained 168 yards on 18 carries and scored once (15) in a 28-18 win over Bedford Chanel.

* Solon RB Brandon Shimits had 162 yards and four touchdowns on 26 carries in a 31-7 win over Hudson. Solon is ranked eighth in Division I.

* Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's Josh Rohler and Diamond Hart each scored twice Friday in a 27-21 win over Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit.

* Cleveland St. Ignatius, ranked 10th in Division I, downed host Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn (Ind.) 41-19. Senior quarterback Rudy Kirbus threw five touchdown passes, including four that were snared by senior Robby Parris. Kirbus has 15 TD passes in five games. Parris has caught 11 of them. Kirbus was 15-of-26 for 307 yards. Parris had 10 receptions for 239 yards.

* Avon Lake, ranked No. 1 in Division I, defeated Brecksville-Broadview Heights 35-0. Brian Pettys threw four touchdown passes as the Shoremen sailed to a 5-0 record. Pettys, a senior, was 11 of 15 for 163 yards.

* Maple Heights, ranked fifth in Division II, got two touchdowns each from T.J. Lattimore and DeMond McDonald in a 48-10 rout of Lorain Admiral King.

* Macedonia Nordonia junior RB Jordan Mabin ran for 122 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-12 win over Twinsburg.

* Akron Buchtel's David Lewis ran for a touchdown and caught a TD pass in the first quarter as the Griffins defeated Akron North 39-7.

* Euclid defeated Garfield Heights 47-34. QB Howard Drake completed 17 of 25 passes for 181 yards and two scores. Drake also had a 1-yard TD run.

* Canton McKinley, ranked fourth in Division I, downed Austintown Fitch 28-7. Morgan Williams had TD runs of 80 and 19 yards.

* Cleveland Glenville, ranked No. 1 in Division I, avenged a loss to Warren Harding from last year with a 34-0 win. QB Arvell Nelson, who had a key interception in the loss to Harding, completed 14 of 20 passes for 200 yards and added a pair of one-yard rushing touchdowns. Bruce Frieson rushed for 195 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. Ray Small had six receptions, including one which went 25 yards for a score.

* Huber Heights Wayne downed Xenia 29-22 as quarterback Alex Earley ran for 112 yards and completed 15 of 31 for 198 yards with touchdown passes to Joe Gilford and Jon Johnson. Gilford added 86 yards rushing.

* Springboro, ranked No. 4 in Division II, defeated Piqua 37-20. Josh Wilson churned out 109 yards on 22 carries. Piqua running back Brandon Saine rushed for 137 yards on 11 carries. Springboro's Clay Coomer finished 13 of 26 for 160 yards and a TD. Springboro TE Jake Ballard, an OSU verbal, left for precautionary reasons after getting his leg rolled on after a punt.

* Troy's Daniel McCormick scored four touchdowns in a 26-14 win over Kettering Fairmont.

* In a match-up of last week's top-ranked teams in Division V and VI, Versailles stopped Delphos St. John's 15-6. Tony McNeilan scored the winning TD on a 3-yard run with 2:46 remaining in the third quarter. DSJ dropped to No. 6 in this week's D-VI poll.

* Clayton Northmont junior QB Clay Belton was 14 of 25 passing for 208 yards and two scores for the T-Bolts in a 42-14 win over Trotwood-Madison.

* Akron Ellet stopped Akron Garfield 19-7. Garfield RB Chris Wells, an OSU verbal, had 178 yards on 24 carries. Wells now has 125 carries for 845 yards and 10 TDs on the season. Ellet snapped an eight-game losing streak to Garfield, dating to 1996.

* Massillon Jackson scored 21 second-half points to overcome a 14-point halftime deficit and defeat host Canton GlenOak 24-21 in overtime. RB James Craven had 27 carries for 178 yards and three TDs for Jackson, which won the game on a 37-yard field goal by kicker John Oberhauser. GlenOak's Mike Hartline had three TD passes.

* Louisville, ranked No. 2 in Division II, defeated Alliance Marlington 45-21. Senior quarterback Drew Kuhn led the way with 102 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. Kuhn also threw a touchdown pass.

Week 6 Games To Watch

Ohio News Network will continue its weekly Big Game series. This Friday, ONN will show Cincinnati Elder at Cincinnati St. Xavier at 10 p.m. on tape delay.

Key games this Friday: Cleveland East vs. Cleveland Glenville, Delaware Hayes at Westerville South, Columbus Brookhaven at Columbus Beechcroft, West Chester Lakota West at Milford, Piqua at Centerville, Akron Kenmore at Akron Garfield, Columbus Franklin Heights at Pickerington North, Maria Stein Marion Local at Versailles (Marion Local won 22-14 last year to stop Versailles' 22-game win streak), Springboro at Miamisburg, Avon Lake at Olmsted Falls, Canton McKinley at Massillon Perry, Cincinnati Elder at Cincinnati St. Xavier (St. X snapped Elder's 20-game home winning streak with a 33-30 win at The Pit last year), Cincinnati Colerain at Cincinnati Princeton (Colerain rolled 45-12 last year), Shaker Heights at Euclid andYoungstown Ursuline at Warren Harding (Ursuline won 37-22 last year).

On Saturday, Massillon Washington meets Cleveland St. Ignatius at 7 p.m. at Parma's Byers Field (St. Ignatius extended its winning streak over Massillon to eight games with a 38-13 win last year). Also, Cincinnati Moeller hosts Cincinnati LaSalle at 2 p.m. at Lockland.

OSU Verbal Outside Ohio

Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County improved to 2-3 with a 31-14 win over Mary Persons. QB Antonio Henton, an OSU verbal, was 4 of 9 passing for 156 yards and three TDs. He also carried 10 times for 45 yards. Henton hit Auburn verbal Chris Slaughter for TD passes of 31, 53 and 51 yards. Peach County (2-3) hosts Walsh County on Friday.

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