Ohio Preps Rdp.: Regional Semis Preview

We look back at the action from the first weekend of the Ohio high school football playoffs. Clayton Northmont's Kurt Coleman, an OSU verbal, had a 53-yard TD grab in his final high school game. Plus, we look ahead at the pairings for the regional semifinals. Click here for more.

We take a look at the results from the first weekend of the Ohio high school playoffs and ahead at the match-ups for the regional semifinals:

Division I

* Canton McKinley 35, Brunswick 17 – McKinley junior TB Morgan Williams finished with 175 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries, becoming the second Bulldog to surpass 2,000 yards in a season. He has 2,110. Brunswick QB Anthony Lanzara had 244 yards passing, hitting 20 of 36 attempts with two TDs. Over 13,000 attended the game at Fawcett Stadium.

* Centerville 35, Clayton Northmont 33 – The Elks won a wild game as James Cravens had 111 yards rushing and two TDs and Dayton Chaminade-Julienne transfer Will Johnson — ineligible until now — ran for 103 yards and a score. OSU verbal Kurt Coleman of Northmont saw his prep career come to an end, catching a 53-yard TD pass. For the year, he had three interceptions and five TDs (two catches, one kick return, two punt returns). Northmont junior QB Clay Belton was 22 of 38 passing for 289 yards and four TDs. He ended his year with 190 of 331 passing for 2,700 yards with 30 TDs and 10 INTs.

* Cin. Colerain 24, Cin. Glen Este 7 -- Junior Trammell Williams broke off TD runs of 59 and 27 yards on the way to a total of 17 carries for 169 yards. Colerain's other score came on a 62-yard punt return by Eugene Clifford in the middle of the second quarter. The Cardinals feature OSU verbals OL Connor Smith and LB Tyler Moeller. Glen Este ended up 10-1.

* Cin. St. Xavier 45, Fairfield 0 -- St. X sophomore Darius Ashley rushed 17 times for 171 yards and four touchdowns, including a 95-yard TD run in the third period.

* Cle. Glenville 46, Euclid 0 – Ray Small had an 82-yard punt return TD and also had an 80-yard catch-and-run TD from QB Arvell Nelson. Nelson also hit Bryant Milligan for a 48-yard TD. Small now has 14 TDs on the year. Top-ranked Glenville now 11-0.

* Elyria 21, Tol. St. John's 9 -- Elyria was led by the 1-2 punch of tailbacks P.J. Mahone (31 carries, 203 yards) and Jaa'Rome Williams (17 carries, 122 yards).

* Findlay 56, Sylvania Northview 14 – FB Caleb Enright had 120 yards on 17 carries. Trojans quarterback Chris Schneider passed for 178 yards, rushed for 79 and accounted for five total touchdowns.

* Gahanna Lincoln 21, Newark 19 – Gahanna avenged a Week 10 17-7 loss to Newark as Anton Robinson carried for 147 yards and scored two TDs on 24 carries.

* Grove City 24, Cols. Brookhaven 10 – Defending Division II state champion Brookhaven's foray into D-I did not last long. Grove City sophomore QB Elijah Smurthwaite completed 15 of 27 passes for 256 yards and three TDs.

* Hilliard Davidson 27, Upper Arlington 7 – Davidson moved to 11-0 as Christen Haywood, headed to Kent State, had 140 yards and three TDs.

* Huber Hts. Wayne 28, Cin. Moeller 21 – Wayne QB Alex Earley connected on 17 of 30 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns as Wayne won before a home crowd of 6,500.

* Lakewood St. Edward 42, Shaker Hts. 16 -- Frank Edmonds had scoring runs of 11, 57 and 26 yards, leading the Eagles (10-0) to a Division I playoff win at Lakewood. Matt Staples scored on a 1-yard plunge and caught a 13-yard pass from Brandon Frohnapple for St. Edward. Nate Oliver sprinted 45 yards for the Eagles' other touchdown.

* Lyndhurst Brush 28, N. Olmsted 7 -- Junior Khalid Harrison had 197 yards on 30 carries with scoring runs of 33 and 31 yards for Brush.

* Massillon Washington 45, N. Can. Hoover 14 – Massillon bounced back from its Week 10 loss to Canton McKinley, winning before a home crowd of 8,954. Junior tailback/defensive back Brian Gamble rushed for two touchdowns and 146 yards on 14 carries and also had three receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown. Junior QB Bobby Huth was 10-of-15 for 172 yards and scored on a 3-yard run.

* Solon 24, Cle. St. Ignatius 14 – Solon moved to 11-0 as RB Brandon Shimits had 140 yards and a TD grab. St. Ignatius ended up 5-5.

* Worthington Kilbourne 21, Lancaster 7 – Jordan Gafford had a pair of late TD runs as Kilbourne broke open a tie game. The Wolves, a state final four team last year, won their sixth straight game after a 2-3 start.

Division II

* Akr. Hoban 27, Maple Hts. 20 -- Heights tasted its first defeat. QB Paul McGough completed 12 of 20 passes for 189 yards and one touchdown and ran for a touchdown for Hoban. Steve Yoak carried 35 times for 140 yards and one touchdown for Hoban.

* Avon Lake 21, Lewis Center Olentangy 7 – Top-ranked Avon Lake moved to 11-0 as QB Brian Pettys had 17 completions in 23 attempts for 214 yards and two TDs.

* Copley 21, Parma Normandy 14 -- Delone Carter rushed for all three Indians touchdowns and finished with 173 yards on 23 carries. For the year, Carter, a Syracuse verbal, now has 2,617 yards and 46 TDs.

* Springboro 38, Cin. Winton Woods 35, OT – OSU verbal TE Jake Ballard advanced with a wild win, catching five passes for 80 yards in the process. RB Matt Klein led Springboro with 174 yards and four TDs on 22 carries. Springboro won on Mike Ford's 41-yard field goal in overtime. Winton Woods got 195 yards and two TDs from QB Julian Johnson and 97 yards and two scores from junior RB Hosea Simpson. Simpson ended up with 1,675 yards and 25 TDs on the year.

* Washington C.H. Miami Trace 29, Wilmington 22, OT -- QB Miles Schlichter scored the winning TD on a 2-yard run in overtime for Trace (9-2). Trace tied the game at 22-22 on an 8-yard run by Dominque Smith with 3:56 left in regulation. The Panthers were on offense first in OT and scored. Wilmington (7-4) had a fourth-down pass knocked down in the end zone.

* Cols. Watterson 30, Cols. Marion-Franklin 13 – RB Mike Kundla had 174 yards and three TDs on 20 carries for Watterson.

* Dublin Scioto 45, New Philadelphia 7 – Jason Rice had 144 yards and four TDs for Scioto.

* Powell Olentangy Liberty 34, Tol. Rogers 19 – Ridge Riebold, a junior, had 26 carries for 212 yards and four TDs for Liberty.

* Other Scores -- Canfield 28, Cols. Beechcroft 0; Day. Carroll 28, Kings Mills Kings 7; Louisville 48, Dublin Jerome 13; Mansfield Madison 35, Sylvania Southview 25; Tallmadge 28, Bedford 13; Tol. Cent. Cath. 24, Tiffin Columbian 10; W. Carrollton 14, Cin. Mt. Healthy 10 (Mt. Healthy tastes first defeat); Willoughby S. 49, Olmsted Falls 10.

Division III

* Akr. Buchtel 31, Ravenna SE 14 -- Buchtel's leading rusher was Earnest Pitts, who gained 112 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns.

* Indian Hill 42, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 36 – Case Cousino returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown with 4:03 left in the game to help Indian Hill post a come-from-behind win. Cousino scored three second-half touchdowns to lead the Braves back from a 15-point fourth quarter deficit.

* Newark Licking Valley 31, Dover 28 – Licking Valley needed Damon Fulk's 27-yard field goal with 3.5 seconds left to stay unbeaten.

* Mentor Lake Cath. 21, Cle. Benedictine 17 – MLC QB Rick Stanzi threw for 218 yards, including the 12-yard game winning TD to Dane Garner with 4:18 left. Benedictine's Jahmal Brown had 173 yards and two TDs on 23 carries. Brown ended his season with 1,362 yards and 20 TDs. Benedictine, the defending D-III state champion, ended its season at 4-6.

* New Concord John Glenn 10, Medina Buckeye 6 -- Buckeye tastes first defeat.

* Canal Fulton NW 58, Cambridge 14 – Northwest's Scott Weber rushed for 195 yards and four touchdowns on just 17 carries.

* Youngs. Liberty 22, Parma Hts. Holy Name 0 – Liberty remains unbeaten.

* Steubenville 34, Lisbon Beaver 7 – The top-ranked Big Red rolled. QB Zach Colloras finished 13-of-15 passing for 235 yards and three scores.

* Day. Chaminade-Julienne 35, Napoleon 14 -- C-J's Matt Bruggeman was 15-of-21 passing for 239 yards and a TD. Donovan Potter had 14 catches for 210 yards. His 67-yard TD reception with 2:22 left in the third quarter put C-J ahead for good, 21-14. Bruggeman also ran for two TDs.

* Spring. Shawnee 47, Kenton 28 -- QB Jay Julian passed for 344 yards and intercepted four passes. He passed for three TDs and ran for a team-high 41 yards and another score. Defensively, he broke up three passes that almost went for interceptions.

* Cols. DeSales 56, Hillsboro 0 – DeSales QB Matt Mangini had 105 yards and two TDs on 13 carries.

* Other Scores -- New Albany 17, Lancaster Fairfield Union 7; Kettering Alter 42, Eaton 13; Aurora 19, Richfield Revere 14; Clyde 22, Tipp City Tippecanoe 20; Thornville Sheridan 42, Gallipolis Gallia 35, OT.

Division IV

* Akr. SVSM 21, Orrville 14 -- SVSM sophomore running back Carnell Evans scored on a 6-yard run with 1:38 left for the game-winning touchdown for the Irish. Evans carried the ball 24 times for a game-high 146 yards and scored all three of SVSM's touchdowns.

* Bellaire 42, Chillicothe Zane Trace 24 – Bellaire QB Nate Davis was 23 of 41 passing for 308 yards and three TDs. He also rushed for a score. Trey Masciarelli had two TD grabs. For the year, Davis has completed 147 of 247 passes for 2,257 yards and 31 TDs against just six interceptions.

* Coldwater 28, Elyria Cath. 6 – OSU verbal Ross Homan led top-ranked Coldwater with 72 yards rushing and three TDs.

* Ironton 28, Ironton Rock Hill 14 -- Darius Lewis ran for 165 yards on 14 carries and scored the first two Ironton touchdowns.

* Youngs. Mooney 51, Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 7 – The defending champs advanced with QB Derrell Johnson back in action. He rushed for 146 yards and two TDs and also passed for 102 yards and a TD.

* Other Scores -- Akr. Manchester 41, Garrettsville Garfield 0; Bellville Clear Fork 37, Milton-Union 12; Can. Cent. Cath. 28, Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley 14; Clarksville Clinton-Massie 27, Cin. Wyoming 20; Cols. Hartley 41, New Lexington 16; Germantown Valley View 51, Cin. Mariemont 7; Huron 23, Marion Elgin 12; Lemon-Monroe 41, Cin. Madeira 16; Ottawa-Glandorf 41, Tontogany Otsego 7; Plain City Jonathan Alder 49, Blanchester 14; Williamsport Westfall 21, Zanesville W. Muskingum 17.

Division V

* Cols. Ready 48, Frankfort Adena 45, 3OT – Sophomore Shea Britlinger scored three TDs and threw a TD pass for Ready.

* Hamler Patrick Henry 34, Bloomdale Elmwood 31 -- Tough one for No. 1-ranked Patrick Henry. They get Wayne Trace in a battle of unbeatens next week.

* Lima Cent. Cath. 21, Versailles 20 -- LCC wins thriller. The host Thunderbirds pulled off the upset, eliminating last year's state runner-up from the D-V playoffs. Adam Good scored the winning TD with 5:23 to go to make it 21-14. Curtis Wourms scored his third TD on a 13-yard pass from Tony McNeilan with 54 seconds left, but Versailles missed the PAT attempt. The Tigers recovered an onside kick, but could not score.

* Warren JFK 41, W. Lafayette Ridgewood 24 -- Running back Tony Elzy scored four touchdowns, gaining 238 yards on 22 carries.

* Other Scores -- Anna 28, Cin. Harmony 14; Arcanum 26, Lees Creek E. Clinton 21; Bucyrus Wynford 42, Rocky River Luth. W. 17; Centerburg 17, Wheelersburg 10; Cin. Hills Christian 48, Marion Pleasant 21; Columbiana Crestview 28, Smithville 14; Findlay Liberty-Benton 37, Convoy Crestview 6; Haviland Wayne Trace 40, Gates Mills Gilmour 14; Howard E. Knox 35, Nelsonville-York 28; Lucasville Valley 21, Cols. Grandview Hts. 14; N. Lima S. Range 35, Rittman 13; W. Salem NW 14, Barnesville 13.

Division VI

* Dola Hardin Northern 49, DeGraff Riverside 0 – The defending champs and top-ranked Polar Bears move on. Michael Ridgeway rushed for 121 yards and scored the first five touchdowns of the game. Ridgeway carried the ball 20 times and scored on runs of 4, 4, 5, 6 and 4 yards to give the Polar Bears a 35-0 lead late in the third quarter.

* Other Scores -- Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 38, Crestline 7; Columbiana 49, Vienna Mathews 9; Delphos St. John's 56, Covington 13; Hannibal River 38, Crown City S. Gallia 0; Lancaster Fisher Cath. 48, Beallsville 0; Maria Stein Marion Local 17, Mechanicsburg 7 (M'burg tastes first defeat); Mineral Ridge 14, Dalton 6; Mogadore 45, Cle. Cuyahoga Hts. 20; Newark Cath. 37, Caldwell 6; Norwalk St. Paul 41, Sycamore Mohawk 7; Sandusky St. Mary 29, Liberty Center 12; Shadyside 38, Willow Wood Symmes Valley 0; Spring. Cath. Cent. 36, Waynesfield-Goshen 13; Steubenville Cath. Cent. 48, Thompson Ledgemont 14; Tol. Ottawa Hills 24, Monroeville 20.

Regional Semifinals Pairings

Division I

All Games Saturday, 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted

Region 1

At Cleveland Browns Stadium

(1) Lakewood St. Edward (10-0) vs. (5) Lyndhurst Brush (8-3), 1 p.m.

(2) Solon (11-0) vs. (3) Cle. Glenville (11-0), 5 p.m.

Region 2

At Parma Byers Field

(1) Can. McKinley (11-0) vs. (5) Elyria (9-2)

At Mansfield Senior Arlin Field

(2) Findlay (10-1) vs. (3) Massillon Washington (10-1)

Region 3

At Upper Arlington Moorhead Memorial Stadium

(1) Hilliard Davidson (11-0) vs. (4) Grove City (8-3)

At Dublin Coffman Rocks Stadium

(7) Worthington Kilbourne (8-3) vs. (3) Gahanna Lincoln (7-4)

Region 4

At Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium

(1) Cin. St. Xavier (11-0) vs. (5) Cin. Colerain (10-1), 6 p.m. – St. X took a 7-0 win over Colerain in Week 1. This game will be shown on Ohio News Network on tape delay at 10 p.m. Saturday.

(2) Huber Hts. Wayne (10-1) vs. (3) Centerville (10-1), 2 p.m. – Wayne defeated Centerville 38-0 in Week 8.

Division II

All Games Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Region 5

At Barberton Rudy Sharkey Stadium

(4) Copley (9-2) vs. (1) Tallmadge (11-0) – Tallmadge beat Copley 25-13 in Week 5.

At Bedford Stewart Field at Bearcat Stadium

(6) Akr. Hoban (9-2) vs. (2) Willoughby S. (11-0)

Region 6

At Fremont Ross Harmon Field at Paul Stadium

(4) Powell Olentangy Liberty (10-1) vs. (1) Avon Lake (11-0)

At Tiffin National Field at Frost-Kalnow Stadium

(6) Mansfield Madison (8-3) vs. (2) Tol. Cent. Cath. (10-1)

Region 7

At Lexington Minuteman Field

(4) Dublin Scioto (8-3) vs. (1) Louisville (11-0)

At Massillon Paul Brown Stadium

(3) Cols. Watterson (10-1) vs. (2) Canfield (11-0) -- This game will be shown on ONN on tape delay at 10 p.m. Friday.

Region 8

At Cincinnati Princeton Mancuso Field

(4) Washington C.H. Miami Trace (9-2) vs. (1) Springboro (11-0)

At Dayton Welcome Stadium

(7) W. Carrollton (7-4) vs. (6) Day. Carroll (9-2)

Division III

All Games Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Region 9

At Solon Stewart Field

(5) Youngs. Liberty (11-0) vs. (1) Mentor Lake Cath. (10-1)

At Twinsburg Tiger Stadium

(3) Akr. Buchtel (9-2) vs. (2) Aurora (10-1)

Region 10

At Findlay Donnell Stadium

(5) Day. Chaminade-Julienne (7-4) vs. (1) Clyde (10-1)

At Troy Memorial Stadium

(3) Kettering Alter (9-2) vs. (2) Spring. Shawnee (10-1)

Region 11

At Austintown-Fitch Falcon Stadium

(4) Canal Fulton NW (9-2) vs. (1) Steubenville (11-0)

At Zanesville Sulsberger Memorial Stadium

(6) New Concord John Glenn (9-2) vs. (2) Newark Licking Valley (11-0)

Region 12

At Springfield North Panther Stadium

(5) Thornville Sheridan (8-3) vs. (1) Cin. Indian Hill (11-0)

At Gahanna Lincoln Stadium

(3) Cols. DeSales (7-4) vs. (2) New Albany (10-1)

Division IV

All Games Saturday, 7 p.m.

Region 13

At Uniontown Lake Blue Streak Stadium

(1) Youngs. Mooney (9-2) vs. (4) Akr. Manchester (10-1)

At Green Memorial Stadium

(7) Can. Cent. Cath. (8-3) vs. (6) Akr. SVSM (7-4)

Region 14

At Tiffin National Field at Frost-Kalnow Stadium

(1) Ottawa-Glandorf (10-1) vs. (4) Huron (10-1)

At Kenton Robinson Field

(2) Coldwater (11-0) vs. (3) Bellville Clear Fork (8-3)

Region 15

At Byesville Meadowbrook Colt Stadium

(1) Bellaire (12-0) vs. (5) Cols. Hartley (9-2)

At Jackson Holzer Field

(2) Ironton (9-2) vs. (6) Williamsport Westfall (9-2)

Region 16

At Middletown Barnitz Stadium

(1) Germantown Valley View (10-1) vs. (4) Clarksville Clinton-Massie (9-2)

At Xenia Cox Stadium

(2) Lemon-Monroe (10-1) vs. (3) Plain City Jonathan Alder (10-1)

Division V

All Games Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Region 17

At Salem Reilly Stadium

(5) Columbiana Crestview (10-1) vs. (1) N. Lima S. Range (11-0) – South Range dealt Crestview its only loss (17-14) in Week 2.

At Stow-Monroe Falls Bulldog Stadium

(7) W. Salem NW (9-2) vs. (3) Warren JFK (10-1)

Region 18

At Defiance Fred Brown Stadium

(4) Haviland Wayne Trace (11-0) vs. (1) Hamler Patrick Henry (11-0)

At Marion Harding Stadium

(3) Findlay Liberty-Benton (10-1) vs. (2) Bucyrus Wynford (11-0)

Region 19

At Circleville Logan Elm Braves Field

(4) Lucasville Valley (10-1) vs. (1) Cols. Ready (9-2)

At Mount Vernon Yellow Jacket Stadium

(6) Centerburg (9-2) vs. (2) Howard E. Knox (10-1) – East Knox beat Centerburg 7-0 in Week 4.

Region 20

At Monroe Lemon-Monroe Hornet Field

(5) Arcanum (10-1) vs. (1) Cin. Hills Christian (11-0)

At Piqua Alexander Stadium/Purk Field

(7) Anna (10-1) vs. (3) Lima Cent. Cath. (10-1)

Division VI

All Games Saturday, 7 p.m.

Region 21

At Youngstown Boardman Spartan Stadium

(1) Columbiana (10-1) vs. (4) Mineral Ridge (9-2) – Columbiana beat Mineral Ridge 21-7 in Week 2.

At Dover Crater Stadium

(7) Mogadore (8-3) vs. (3) Steubenville Cath. Cent. (8-3)

Region 22

At Fostoria Memorial Stadium

(1) Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (11-0) vs. (5) Tol. Ottawa Hills (9-2)

At Bellevue Athletic Field

(7) Sandusky St. Mary (7-4) vs. (3) Norwalk St. Paul (9-2) – St. Paul beat St. Mary 31-28 in Week 1.

Region 23

At Lancaster Fairfield Union Falcon Stadium

(1) Lancaster Fisher Cath. (10-1) vs. (5) Newark Cath. (8-3) – Fisher Catholic beat Newark Catholic 34-27 in Week 8.

At Steubenville Red Devil Field

(2) Hannibal River (8-3) vs. (3) Shadyside (9-2) – Shadyside downed Hannibal River 21-6 in Week 10.

Region 24

At Sidney Memorial Stadium

(8) Maria Stein Marion Local (8-3) vs. (5) Delphos St. John's (9-2) – DSJ downed Marion Local 17-14 in Week 8.

At Wapakoneta Harmon Field

(2) Dola Hardin Northern (11-0) vs. (3) Spring. Cath. Cent. (10-1)

OSU Verbals Outside Ohio

* Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County moved to 8-3 with a 43-0 GHSA Class AAA playoff win over Cross Creek. Quarterback Antonio Henton, an OSU verbal, was 4 of 9 passing for 123 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another 59. Henton's TD passes were 55 yards to Udom Umuh and 6 yards to Chris Slaughter. The Trojans entertain Northside-Columbus, a 41-32 winner over Monroe-Albany, in the second round.

* Dana Point (Calif.) Dana Hills QB-DB Grant Schwartz toiled at quarterback after being hobbled by a shoulder injury in recent weeks. Schwartz ran for 51 yards and a score in a 14-10 loss to Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley.


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