Ohio Preps Rdp.: Week 6 Recap

We delve into the key games from Week 6 of Ohio high school football and look ahead to the best match-ups in Week 7. OSU verbal Kurt Coleman had a kick return for a touchdown in Clayton Northmont's win over Vandalia Butler. Click here for more.

We look back at the key games from Week 6 of the Ohio high school football season. Plus, we look ahead at some notable match-ups for Week 7. (Note: All rankings are from the new ONN/JJHuddle.com Power Poll released Monday.)

Week 6 Highlights

* Massillon Washington, ranked seventh in Division I, rallied from down 12 to defeat Cleveland St. Ignatius 29-26 before more than 12,000 at Parma's Byers Field. The Tigers snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Wildcats as backup QB Shawn Weisland scored on a 5-yard run with 10 seconds left. Massillon's Brian Gamble had a 28-yard TD catch and a 1-yard TD run. Gamble had an interception and carried the ball 31 times for 133 yards. St. Ignatius QB Rudy Kirbus completed 11 of 16 passes for 188 yards and a 22-yard TD to Robby Parris, who was lost to a hip injury late in the game.

* Cincinnati LaSalle knocked off Cincinnati Moeller 17-14, winning for just the fourth time in 43 meetings between the schools. LaSalle's Nick Miller returned an interception 45 yards for a score and QB Tyler Sheehan had a 38-yard TD run. John Hoerst intercepted a Moeller pass in the end zone with 50 seconds left to preserve the win. Moeller senior running back Martez Williams rushed 31 times for 213 yards and a touchdown.

* Cincinnati St. Xavier, ranked second in Division I, defeated Cincinnati Elder 44-10 before 8,000 at Ballaban Field. St. X QB Brad Scherer rushed nine times for 149 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown run, and completed 9-of-13 passes for 153 yards. It was St. Xavier's largest win ever in 84 meetings with Elder (including playoffs) dating to 1923. Sophomore Darius Ashley had 90 yards and two TDs on 18 carries for St. X. Elder suffered its third straight loss, the Panthers' longest losing streak since another three-game slide in 1992.

* Senior quarterback Michael Scherpenberg tossed five touchdowns to five different receivers and ran another in himself as Indian Hill downed Finneytown, 49-14. Scherpenberg compiled 238 yards on 16-of-24 passing in three quarters of work. He has thrown for over 1,700 yards and 22 TD passes this season.

* Kings Mills Kings defeated Wilmington 33-30 in double overtime. Kings' Colin McCafferty rushed 15 times for 151 yards and Bruce Ernest was 15-of-20 passing for 144 yards and one touchdown and also had one score rushing.

* Anderson downed Winton Woods 42-28. Winton Woods junior RB Hosea Simpson ran 27 times for 234 yards and three touchdowns. But Anderson senior Brandon Taylor had 14 carries for 160 yards and two touchdowns rushing and was 13-of-17 for 182 yards and two touchdowns passing.

* West Chester Lakota West downed Milford 52-7. Quarterback Dustin Huff threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns. OSU verbal Josh Chichester caught three passes for 104 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown. Through six games, Chichester has 26 catches for 595 yards (22.9 average) and six TDs.

* Cincinnati Colerain, ranked third in Division I, downed Cincinnati Princeton 57-20 to win its 40th straight Greater Miami Conference game. Colerain junior quarterback Gary Pride had 144 yards and one touchdown rushing and 50 yards and two touchdowns passing.

* Harrison smothered Amelia 34-0 as freshman quarterback Randy Doss rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. Doss was 9-of-16 passing for 140 yards and returned an interception for a touchdown.

* Canton McKinley, ranked fourth in Division I, turned back Massillon Perry 44-10. McKinley junior quarterback Dan Grimsley threw a career-high three touchdown passes, two to Joe Morgan. Senior fullback Mike Kirksey added his first three-TD game, all on short runs. Grimsley finished 7-for-11 passing for a career-high 176 yards, with the three TDs and one interception. Morgan had five catches for 163 yards. This year, Grimsley has thrown 10 TD passes to Morgan, with eight of those covering at least 45 yards. McKinley junior tailback Morgan Williams added 147 yards on 19 carries, pushing him over 1,000 yards on the season.

* Green's Corey Welch ran for 106 yards and three touchdowns to help his team take a 48-36 come-from-behind win over Copley. Kade Wagner also scored three touchdowns for the Bulldogs, running it in twice and returning an interception for a score. Delone Carter ran 30 times for 161 yards and five touchdowns for Copley.

* Dover quarterback Percy Garner finished 19 of 25 for 468 yards passing and six touchdowns in a 52-21 win over Cambridge. Garner had touchdown passes to Daniel Ifft of 29 and 50 yards, Kohl Fach of 50 and 39 yards, Keene Marstrell of 69 yards, and Matt Rinehart 31 yards. Ifft finished the game with 11 catches for a school-record 241 yards.

* Louisville remained undefeated with a 27-21 come-from-behind overtime victory over Canton South in a Northeast Buckeye Conference game. Louisville rallied from down 21-0 in the fourth quarter, but QB Drew Kuhn ended up 20 of 35 passing for 345 yards and four TDs. Kuhn and Bill Poyser hooked up with 32 seconds left on a 10-yard touchdown to force overtime. Then, they had an 8-yard TD hookup for the game winner in overtime.

* Canal Fulton Northwest stopped Alliance Marlington 42-11. Northwest senior Scott Weber scored three rushing touchdowns and rushed for 160 yards on 24 carries. Senior quarterback C.J. Law completed 7-of-11 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore receiver Ted Robb was his primary weapon, catching five passes for 147 yards. Law and Robb connected on a 60-yard pass in the fourth.

* Akron Garfield defeated Akron Kenmore 42-18. OSU verbal Chris Wells rushed for 177 yards and scored two touchdowns. Wells got the Rams' first touchdown on a 33-yard run in the second quarter and added a 66-yard scoring run in the fourth. Wells has 145 carries on 1,022 yards and 12 TDs.

* Akron Buchtel's David Lewis caught two touchdown passes and scored on an interception return in a 49-7 win over Akron East.

* Solon's Brandon Shimits had 297 yards rushing and two TDs in a 17-2 win over Twinsburg. Solon is ranked eighth in Division I.

* Macedonia Nordonia junior Jordan Mabin scored on an 84-yard kickoff return and a 20-yard run, but it wasn't enough in a 21-13 loss to Mayfield.

* Warren Harding avenged a 37-22 loss to Youngstown Ursuline from a year ago as junior RB Dan Herron rushed for 273 yards and scored five TDs in a 42-7 win for the Raiders over Ursuline. Harding snapped a four-game losing streak. Herron had scoring runs of 3, 7, 50, 2 and 61 yards in extending his season rushing total to 1,022 yards.

* Centerville, ranked sixth in Division I, defeated Piqua 34-7. Junior QB Ben Hemmenway rushed for four touchdowns and threw for another.

* Versailles, ranked No. 1 in Division V, defeated Maria Stein Marion Local 28-10 before 5,000. Matt Murphy led the way, juking his way to 131 yards and a TD on 10 carries.

* Springboro, with OSU verbal TE Jake Ballard, defeated Miamisburg 28-21. The Panthers, ranked fourth in Division II, got 117 yards rushing and two scores from Matt Klein.

* Huber Heights Wayne downed Beavercreek 64-12. QB Alex Earley was 14 of 15 passing for 207 yards and a TD. Joe Gilford caught six passes for 112 yards, good for three TDs, and rushed for another for Wayne.

* Clayton Northmont stopped Vandalia Butler 42-9. A.J. Combest had TD runs of 73 and 10 yards for the 5-1 Thunderbolts, while OSU verbal Kurt Coleman returned a punt 82 yards for a score.

* Xenia RB Stanten Hall went for 282 yards in 31 carries and a TD in a 35-21 win over Springfield North.

* Coldwater, with OSU verbal Ross Homan, blanked Rockford Parkway 70-0. Steve Borger completed all 10 of his passes for 191 yards and five touchdowns to lead Coldwater, ranked No. 1 in Division IV.

* Lima Central Catholic knocked off St. Henry 17-14 on Justin Vandemark's 30-yard field goal in overtime. The win was LCC's first over St. Henry since 1989, snapping a 15-game losing streak to St. Henry.

* Lakewood St. Edward, ranked fifth in Division I, blanked Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis 49-0 as RB Frank Edmonds had 136 yards and a TD and QB Brandon Frohnapple rushed for a TD and threw for 140 yards and two scores. Edmonds lifted his season totals to 881 yards and 10 TDs.

* Columbus Independence RB Jacob Ramsey rushed for 264 yards and two TDs in a 58-7 win over Columbus West.

* Westerville South junior QB Rocco Pentello completed 12 of 13 passes for 224 yards and three TDs and RB Elijah Griffin rushed for 224 yards and two TDs in a 56-0 win over Delaware Hayes.

* Columbus Brookhaven turned back Columbus Beechcroft 30-7 as Mike McGee had a 1-yard TD run and also threw a 37-yard TD pass to Jeff Cumberland.

* Avon Lake, ranked No. 1 in Division II, downed Olmsted Falls 24-14 as QB Brian Pettys completed 16 of 23 passes for 199 yards and three TDs.

* Mentor Lake Catholic, No. 1 in Division III, stopped Elyria Catholic 26-14 as QB Rick Stanzi completed 13 of 20 passes for 236 yards, including TD lobs of 20, 17 and 70 yards to Vince Petruziello.

* Cleveland Glenville, ranked No. 1 in Division I, stopped Cleveland East 58-6. RB Bruce Frieson had 11 carries for 206 yards and four TDs. QB Arvell Nelson threw for 176 yards and four TDs, including two to junior Kyle Jefferson.

* Steubenville, ranked No. 2 in Division III, outlasted Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 21-14 in overtime.

* Dola Hardin Northern, No. 1 in Division VI, stopped Leipsic 28-0.

Week 7 Games To Watch

Ohio News Network will continue its weekly Big Game series. This Friday, ONN will show Ironton against Portsmouth West at 10 p.m. on tape delay.

Key games this Friday: Cincinnati Moeller at Cincinnati Elder, Columbus Watterson at Columbus DeSales (Watterson won 17-0 in the regular season and 27-6 in the Division III regional finals to extend its winning streak in this rivalry to seven straight), Youngstown Mooney at Cleveland Benedictine (the reigning D-IV and D-III state champions, respectively; Benedictine won 49-25 last year), Piqua at Troy (Troy won 30-7 last year to even this historic series at 57-57-6), Cleveland Glenville vs. Cleveland South at Patrick Henry at 3 p.m., Cincinnati Sycamore at Cincinnati Colerain, Westerville South at Mount Vernon, Columbus East at Columbus Brookhaven, Cincinnati Princeton at Cincinnati Oak Hills, Lakewood at Euclid, Fairfield at West Chester Lakota West, Mayfield at Hudson, Hilliard Davidson at Reynoldsburg, Centerville at Beavercreek, Minster at Coldwater, Versailles at New Bremen, Lebanon at Springboro, Bellaire at Belmont Union Local, North Olmsted at Avon Lake and Youngstown Woodrow Wilson at Massillon Washington.

On Saturday: Cleveland St. Ignatius at Warren Harding (St. Ignatius won 56-0 last year), Youngstown Boardman at Canton McKinley, Akron Garfield at Akron Firestone and Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit at Mentor Lake Catholic.

OSU Verbal Outside Ohio

Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County improved to 3-3 with a wild 40-37 overtime win over Washington County. QB Antonio Henton, an OSU verbal, had five carries for 56 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown run. He was 5 of 16 passing for 191 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore RB Maceo Howard had 93 yards and two TDs for Peach County. Henton had a 10-yard run in overtime to set up Howard's 5-yard game-winning touchdown. Chris Slaughter, an Auburn verbal, had an 88-yard kick return for a touchdown and caught TD passes of 13 and 85 yards from Henton. Peach County visits Spalding County Friday.


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