Week 7 Highlights
* Akron Garfield RB Chris Wells, an OSU verbal, had 131 yards and four touchdowns (8, 15, 36 and 27 yards) on 10 carries in a 42-6 win over Akron Firestone. Through seven games, Wells has 155 carries on 1,153 yards and 16 TDs.
* Mentor Lake Catholic, ranked No. 1 in Division III, downed Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 42-14 as QB Rick Stanzi completed 10 of 15 passes for 201 yards and four TDs.
* Cleveland St. Ignatius turned back Warren Harding 24-6 as QB Rudy Kirbus completed 14 of 21 passes for 218 yards and a TD and also rushed for 61 yards and two scores. For the year, Kirbus has completed 92 of 140 passes for 1,532 yards and 17 TDs.
* Copley RB Delone Carter rushed 25 times for 375 yards and scored five TDs in a 47-15 rout of Wadsworth. Carter, headed to Syracuse, now has 1,530 yards rushing and has scored 31 TDs this year.
* Warren JFK RB Anthony Elzy had four TD runs in a 41-24 win over Erie (Pa.) Central.
* Ross Koberly's 31-yard field goal in overtime helped Hudson down Mayfield 17-14.
* Solon's Brandon Shimits had 138 yards and three TDs in a 35-7 win over Stow. Solon is ranked eighth in Division I.
* Cleveland Glenville, ranked No. 1 in Division I, downed Cleveland South 52-14. QB Arvell Nelson completed 8 of 14 passes for 213 yards and four TDs. Daven Jones, headed to Wisconsin, had two TD grabs, while Ray Small had a 49-yarder. Nelson has thrown for 1,290 yards and 17 TDs this year.
* Avon Lake, ranked No. 1 in Division II, won its 33rd straight regular season game as Maxx Schmidt had a pair of TD runs in a 28-21 win over North Olmsted.
* Paul Adler and Matt Staples each scored twice as Lakewood St. Edward, ranked No. 5 in Division I, downed Cleveland East 41-6.
* In a match-up of reigning state champions, Cleveland Benedictine stopped previously unbeaten Youngstown Cardinal Mooney 28-13 as RB Chris Austin had 178 yards and two TDs on 31 carries and Jahmal Brown added a TD run. Mooney dropped from second to fifth in this week's Division IV poll.
* Columbus Watterson earned an eighth straight win over rival Columbus DeSales 22-3, scoring touchdowns off a blocked punt by Kris Luchsinger and on a 71-yard punt return by Jason Ferrell.
* Piqua pulled out a 13-12 win over rival Troy before a crowd of 10,000. The win gave Piqua a 58-57-6 edge in Ohio's longest series. Piqua's Jafe Pitcock, a brother of Ohio State's Quinn Pitcock, blocked a 23-yard field-goal attempt by Troy with 2:48 left in the game. QB Justin Hemm threw a fourth-quarter TD pass to Nate Roddy to give Piqua the lead.
* Cincinnati Colerain, ranked No. 3 in Division I, crushed Cincinnati Sycamore 62-7. Also, Cincinnati St. Xavier, ranked second in Division I, blanked Cincinnati LaSalle 28-0.
* Westerville South junior QB Rocco Pentello completed 15 of 21 passes for 255 yards and three TDs in a 40-8 win over Mount Vernon.
* Columbus Brookhaven got 182 yards and five TDs from RB Rodney Holmes in a 41-0 win over Columbus East. QB Mike McGee completed 11 of 18 passes for 247 yards and a TD.
* Fairfield turned back West Chester Lakota West 35-13. Fairfield QB Derek Ball threw for 207 yards and two TDs to Kenny Benjamin, who caught seven passes for 175 yards. OSU verbal WR Josh Chichester had three catches for 49 yards for Lakota West. Through seven games, Chichester has 29 catches for 644 yards and six TDs.
* Hilliard Davidson, ranked ninth in Division I, got 156 yards and a TD on 43 carries from RB Bo Delande in a 13-6 win over Reynoldsburg.
* Centerville, ranked sixth in Division I, blanked Beavercreek 28-0. The Elks improved to 7-0 and, amazingly, completed their first TD pass of the season as Dan Drake hit Scott Baldwin with an 18-yard scoring strike.
* Clayton Northmont downed Miamisburg 28-14. A.J. Combest rushed 31 times for 233 yards and four scores for the 6-1 Thunderbolts. Junior QB Clay Belton was10 of 22 passing for 129 yards. CB Kurt Coleman, an OSU verbal, had an interception. He is now one pick shy of the Northmont career record of 14.
* OSU verbal RB Ross Homan had 90 yards rushing and a TD on offense and 14 tackles on defense as Coldwater, ranked No. 1 in Division IV, defeated Minster 48-7.
* Versailles, ranked No. 1 in Division V, defeated New Bremen 34-6.
* Springboro, ranked fourth in Division II, played without OSU verbal TE Jake Ballard, who was sidelined with a hamstring injury. Springboro needed QB Clay Coomer's 55-yard TD pass to Tim Dettwiller in the fourth quarter to pull out a 14-9 win.
* Massillon Washington, ranked seventh in Division I, defeated Youngstown Woodrow Wilson 54-0 as QB Shawn Weisland threw for three TDs and junior RB Brian Gamble had 123 yards and two TDs rushing.
* Canton GlenOak QB Mike Hartline had TD runs of 52, 8 and 22 yards in a 21-0 win over Uniontown Lake.
* Canton McKinley, ranked fourth in Division I, got 176 yards and a TD from junior Morgan Williams in a 28-7 win over Austintown Fitch.
* Canfield RB Angelo Babbaro had 175 yards and two TDs in a 35-3 win over Salem.
* Fremont Ross QB Aaron Opelt connected on 23 of 36 passes for 350 yards and five TDs in a 42-12 win over Lima Senior.
* Dola Hardin Northern, ranked No. 1 in Division VI, downed Van Buren 56-13. Nathan Bame scored his three touchdowns on a 68-yard run and two 76-yard rushes. He ended the game with 260 yards rushing on eight carries.
* Ada sophomore quarterback Zac Dysert tied an Ohio prep football record with eight TD passes in a 55-30 win over Paulding. Dysert completed 25 of 31 passes for 417 yards. He had one interception. The eight passing touchdowns tied the state record set by Ben Roethlisberger (Findlay) in 1999 and by Tavares Bolden (Cleveland Glenville) in 1996.
Week 8 Games To Watch
Ohio News Network will continue its weekly Big Game series. This Friday, ONN will show Coldwater at Versailles at 10 p.m. on tape delay. This game matches the unbeaten and No. 1-ranked teams in Division IV and V, respectively. Last year, Coldwater won 10-7 in the regular season but fell to Versailles 14-0 in the D-IV playoffs.
Key games Friday: Cleveland Rhodes vs. Cleveland Glenville, Milford at Cincinnati Colerain, Worthington Kilbourne at Westerville South, Columbus Brookhaven at Columbus Northland, West Chester Lakota West at Cincinnati Princeton (Lakota West won 27-21 in overtime last year), Euclid at Lorain Admiral King, Hudson at Twinsburg, Warren Harding at Massillon Washington (Harding won 15-12 last year), Dublin Coffman at Hilliard Davidson, Centerville at Huber Heights Wayne (Centerville won 35-27 last year), Macedonia Nordonia at Stow-Munroe Falls, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit at Cleveland Benedictine, Clayton Northmont at Piqua, Fairborn at Springboro, Columbus Watterson at Youngstown Ursuline, Cincinnati Moeller at Columbus DeSales, Avon Lake at Middleburg Heights Midpark, Youngstown Mooney at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, Canton McKinley at Massillon Jackson.
On Saturday: Youngstown Boardman at Canton GlenOak, Akron East at Akron Garfield and Lakewood St. Edward vs. Cleveland St. Ignatius at Lakewood Stadium. St. Ignatius won 26-10 last year to take a 22-19 edge in The Holy War series with St. Ed.
OSU Verbal Outside Ohio
Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County improved to 4-3 with a 38-6 win over Spalding County. QB Antonio Henton, an OSU verbal, threw for 203 yards and two TDs and also had a 70-yard run. Peach County hosts Perry Friday.