Ohio Preps Rdp.: Week 8 Preview

Clayton Northmont quarterback Clay Belton returned to action after missing two games with an injured thumb on his throwing hand. His return helped Northmont take a win over Troy. Click here for a look at the key results from Week 7 and games ahead in Week 8 in Ohio high school football.

Here is a recap of the seventh weekend of Ohio high school football and a look at some of the key games scheduled for the eighth weekend.

* Columbus Watterson extended its winning streak over rival Columbus DeSales to nine straight games, dealing the Stallions their first loss this year with a dramatic 40-34 win before 6,000 fans at Hagely Field. Watterson QB Mason Takacs converted a fourth down with a 44-yard bomb to A.J. Otey and then scored the game-winning 1-yard touchdown with 32.6 seconds left. Watterson's Sam Jacobs had 161 yards and a TD on 12 carries.

* Lewis Center Olentangy dealt Westerville South its first defeat with a 36-17 win. Drew Stevens had a pair of TDs for Olentangy. South lost QB Rocco Pentello to an ankle injury in the third quarter.

* Pataskala Watkins Memorial outlasted Powell Olentangy Liberty in a 21-18 overtime win, dealing Liberty its first loss. QB K.C. Weber ran for a touchdown and threw for one to Chris Severino, whose 21-yard field goal in overtime was the difference.

* Hilliard Davidson improved to 7-0 with a 42-13 win over Reynoldsburg. Joey Ciamacco and Bo Delande each had two TDs for Davidson.

* Johnstown RB Marcus Hendren had 261 yards and three TDs on 26 carries in a 35-14 win over Howard East Knox.

* Columbus Eastmoor Academy RB Isaiah Pead carried 16 times for 235 yards and three TDs in his team's 33-28 loss to Columbus Independence.

* Lancaster RB Georgie Carpenter had 176 yards on 24 carries and scored two TDs in the final two minutes in a 42-28 win over Hilliard Darby. Darby QB Jeremy Ebert had 99 yards rushing, including a 57-yard TD run, and also threw for a score.

* Upper Arlington's Kyle Smith had two of his team's five interceptions in a 28-14 win over Dublin Coffman.

* Galloway Westland QB Kasey Wendal threw for 153 yards and three TDs and also rushed for 214 yards and two scores in his team's 40-20 win over Newark.

* Akron Manchester RB Zac Kreachbaum rushed for 291 yards and four TDs in his team's 38-27 win over Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley. The win gave Manchester coach Jim France his 300th career victory.

* Tallmadge's David Cecil had three TDs rushing and one receiving in a 35-14 win over Copley.

* Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary sophomore RB Harvey Tuck scored on a 5-yard run in the fourth overtime to help his team take a 41-34 win over Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit. Tuck finished with 123 yards and two TDs on 16 carries. Mark Wooldridge had 150 yards and four TDs on 29 carries for Walsh Jesuit.

* Massillon Washington QB Bobby Huth completed 16 of 25 passes for 261 yards and three TDs in his team's 27-12 win over Akron Buchtel, which got TDs from junior Johnny Adams on a fumble return and a reception.

* Macedonia Nordonia RB Jordan Mabin had 151 yards and four TDs on 13 carries in his team's 55-20 win over Cuyahoga Falls. On Monday, Mabin verbaled to Northwestern over Pittsburgh.

* Cleveland Glenville blanked Cleveland East 60-0. Kyle Jefferson and Cordale Scott each had TD catches and William Lowe had 88 yards and three TDs on just four carries.

* Youngstown Mooney, ranked No. 1 in Division IV, swarmed Cleveland Benedictine 52-14. Junior Michael Zordich had TD runs of 33 and 23 yards, while classmates Danny McCarthy and Brandon Beachum also found the end zone via the run. Mooney moved to 6-0 with the win.

* Warren Harding RB Daniel "Boom" Herron, an Ohio State commitment, had 98 yards, including a 3-yard TD run, as the Raiders handed Cleveland St. Ignatius its first defeat, 17-7.

* Lakewood St. Edward downed Cleveland East Tech 44-0 as WR Kyle Hubbard caught a 10-yard TD pass and RB Frank Edmonds added a 4-yard TD run.

* Canton McKinley RB Morgan Williams had TD runs of 41 and 7 yards in his team's 38-20 win over Massillon Perry.

* Cincinnati Sycamore moved to 7-0 with a 27-24 overtime victory over West Chester Lakota West. Mike Latessa scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard run after earlier reaching the end zone on a 95-yard kick return.

* Cincinnati Winton Woods downed Harrison 21-14 as RB Hosea Simpson rumbled for 188 yards, including TDs of 54 and 63 yards.

* Cincinnati Moeller's defense tallied 13 sacks, two interceptions and a blocked punt in a 31-13 win over Cincinnati Elder. QB Ross Oltorik ran for a 1-yard TD and also threw for 167 yards and a score.

* Cincinnati Colerain, with OSU verbal DB Eugene Clifford, moved to 7-0 with a 24-0 pasting of Hamilton. Junior quarterback Doug Reynolds had 19 carries for 79 yards and two touchdowns and also threw for a score for Colerain, ranked No. 1 in Division I.

* Liberty Twp. Lakota East eked out a 19-17 win over Cincinnati Princeton on Paul Coffey's 36-yard field goal with one second left.

* Cincinnati St. Xavier improved to 6-1 with a 14-7 win over Cincinnati LaSalle. Junior RB Darius Ashley rushed 29 times for 150 yards and both St. Xavier scores.

* After being sidelined for two games with an injured thumb on his throwing hand , Clayton Northmont QB Clay Belton returned to action and helped his team end a two-game losing streak with a 27-7 win over Troy. Belton was 20 of 36 passing for 253 yards with one TD and three interceptions. Brad Herr had 10 catches for 140 yards, and Nate Wilburn-Ogletree eight for 100.

* Twin Valley South broke a 35-game winless drought with a 9-0 high school football victory over Bradford on Friday night. The last win for the Panthers was the opening game of the 2003 season.

* OSU verbal Brandon Saine had a big game in Piqua's 54-13 win over Vandalia Butler. Saine carried 17 times for 188 yards and four TDs and caught four passes for 102 yards and another score. Saine now has 1,222 yards and 25 touchdowns (21 rushing) on the season.

* Trotwood-Madison downed Sidney 21-7. Mike Sawyer, filling in at quarterback for ailing starter Domonick Britt, ran 22 yards for one score and hit C.J. Peake with a 24-yard TD pass for the 5-2 Rams.

* Centerville QB David Fleming threw for three TDs and ran for two more for the 5-2 Elks in their 69-20 rout of Springfield North.

* Huber Heights Wayne, with OSU verbal DB Donnie Evege, won its fifth straight game and improved to 5-1 with a 20-12 win over Springfield South. Sophomore QB Ryan Bitsko was 11 for 20 passing for 169 yards and one score and rushed for another.

* Anna shocked defending Division VI state champion Delphos St. John's with a 23-14 upset in the Midwest Athletic Conference. Kyle Muehlfeld had a pair of TD passes, while Bryant Bensman had two key interceptions.

* Wilmington RB Dennis Nance had his second straight monster game with 366 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 32 carries in a 28-21 win over Amelia. That follows up a 361-yard effort last week in a 55-26 win over Little Miami.

* Toledo Central Catholic, with OSU verbal WR Dane Sanzenbacher, moved to 7-0 and won its 20th straight game. TCC, ranked No. 1 in Division II, a 38-7 rout of Toledo St. Francis. Cedric Bouyer churned out 179 yards on 19 carries, and Paul Jacoby added 41 on eight rushes, including TD runs of 3, 18, 3 and 7 yards.

* Steubenville, ranked No. 1 in Division III, blasted Wheeling Park, W.Va., 61-7 to go to 7-0. Senior tailback Tamawi McGhee eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark with a 177-yard performance against the Patriots. He carried the ball 17 times and scored the Red's first three touchdowns on two runs of 2- and 1-yard. Quarterback Zach Collaros was 12-of-14 for 163 yards and a touchdown. Collaros also scored on a 23-yard run at 4:13 of the first quarter and returned an interception for a touchdown just 27 seconds later. Steubenville won its 22nd straight game overall and 37th straight regular season game.

* Canton South got four touchdowns from junior DeVoe Torrence and one from OSU verbal Devon Torrence in a 35-7 win over Minerva.

* Waverly quarterback Trevor Walls completed 21 of 26 passes for 375 yards and four touchdowns as the undefeated Tigers downed rival Wheelersburg 34-14. Senior receiver Alex Obetz had seven catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns.

* Chillicothe nipped Portsmouth 29-28 as RB Clay Beeler had a 19-yard TD run with 1:49 left and followed it with a two-point conversion run for the win. QB Caleb Knights was 19 of 24 passing for 311 yards and three TDs against two interceptions. Miami (Ohio)-bound WR Chris Givens had nine catches for 233 yards and two TDs and also carried the ball six times for 68 yards.

New Rankings

Here are the new rankings released Monday for the ONN/Ohio High Power Poll:

Division I -- Cincinnati Colerain (7-0), Cincinnati St. Xavier (6-1), Lakewood St. Edward (6-1), Hilliard Davidson (7-0), Canton McKinley (7-0), Lancaster (7-0), Mentor (6-1), Solon (6-1), Cincinnati Sycamore (7-0), Fremont Ross (7-0).

Division II -- Toledo Central Catholic (7-0), Dayton Carroll (7-0), Lewis Center Olentangy(7-0).

Division III -- Steubenville (7-0), Kettering Alter (7-0), Cambridge (7-0).

Division IV -- Youngstown Mooney (6-0), Coldwater (7-0), West Milton Milton Union (7-0).

Division V -- West Salem Northwestern (7-0), St. Henry (6-1), Smithville (7-0).

Division VI -- Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (7-0), Dola Hardin Northern (7-0), Cuyahoga Heights (6-1).

Week 8: Games To Watch

Key games Friday: Hilliard Davidson at Dublin Coffman, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary at Youngstown Mooney, Toledo Central Catholic at Oregon Clay, Cleveland Glenville at Cleveland South (South is 7-0, while Glenville is 6-1), Cincinnati Princeton at Cincinnati Colerain, Vandalia Butler at Clayton Northmont, Gahanna Lincoln at Hilliard Darby, Trotwood-Madison at Troy, Steubenville at Lisbon Beaver, Cleveland Benedictine at Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (Walsh won 14-13 last year), Sidney at Piqua, Canton McKinley at Youngstown Boardman, Cincinnati LaSalle at St. Leon (Ind.) East Central, Milford at West Chester Lakota West, Huber Heights Wayne at Centerville (Wayne knocked Centerville out of the Division I playoffs with a 29-28 win after taking a 38-0 win in the regular season), Canal Fulton Northwest at Canton South, Versailles at Coldwater (Coldwater won 31-21 last year) and Delphos St. John's at Maria Stein Marion Local (DSJ swept a pair of games last year, winning 17-14 in the regular season and 28-21 in the Division VI playoffs).

On Saturday, Cleveland St. Ignatius meets Lakewood St. Edward at Lakewood (St. Ed won 10-7 to trim CSI's edge to 22-20 all-time edge in The Holy War). The game will be shown live at 7 p.m. by Fox Sports Net Ohio in some portions of the state.

Also Saturday: Massillon Washington at Warren Harding (Massillon won 13-0 last year) Press Box Productions will have a live webcast of this game (check JJHuddle.com for all of the details).

OSU Verbals Outside Ohio

* Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's, with OSU verbal WR Taurian Washington, improved to 6-1 win a 27-7 win over University of Detroit Jesuit. Dionte Allen caught a 5-yard pass from quarterback Justin Siller in the second quarter and Siller had two 3-yard runs for touchdowns. The Eaglets clinched a spot in the state playoffs, starting the weekend of Oct. 26-27, with their sixth win of the season. OLSM is 3-1 in the Catholic League's Central Division. OLSM plays at Warren De La Salle at 7 p.m. Friday at the Warren Community Center field in a Catholic League showdown.

* Monaca (Pa.) Center Area, with OSU verbal OL Evan Blankenship, improved to 5-1 with a 39-7 win over New Brighton. Center won its fifth consecutive game and stayed in the running for the MAC title with the home win. Carl Farrow completed 6 of 11 passes for 123 yards and two scores for the Trojans. Center running back Maurice Carter scored twice. Center hosts Quaker Valley Friday.

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