Ohio Preps Rdp.: Week 10 Preview

Ohio State verbal commitment Brandon Saine had 110 yards and two touchdowns in Piqua's 42-7 win over rival Troy this past weekend. In the Ohio Preps Rdp., we look back at the key games in Week 9 and ahead at the match-ups in Week 10. We also share a list of Ohio's remaining unbeaten teams. Click this free link for more.

Here is a recap of the ninth weekend of Ohio high school football and a look at some of the key games scheduled for the 10th weekend.

* Macedonia Nordonia moved to 8-1 with a 27-0 win over Lyndhurst Brush. RB Jordan Mabin had 266 yards on 30 carries and three TDs.

* Dayton Colonel White snapped Cincinnati Withrow's six-game winning streak with a 28-19 win. RB Stephen Surles carried 24 times for 176 yards and three TDs for Col. White, while teammate Ryan Jones had 133 yards and a TD on 15 carries. Col. White rushed for 390 yards and improved to 7-1 with the win.

* Granville WR Adam Alderman had nine catches for 105 yards and two TDs in a 54-7 win over Whitehall.

* Columbus Academy RB Chris Crockett rolled for 181 yards and five TDs in a 41-23 win over Heath.

* Newark Licking Valley sophomore RB Storm Klein had 17 carries for 179 yards and four TDs in a 50-7 win over Lakewood.

* Pickerington Central clinched a share of the Ohio Capital Conference Cardinal Division title with a 27-10 win over Westerville South. QB Chazz Anderson completed 15 of 24 passes for 151 yards and two TDs in the win for the Tigers.

* Dublin Coffman junior RB Steve Gardiner had 163 yards and three TDs on seven carries in a 28-7 win over Reynoldsburg.

* Galloway Westland QB Kasey Wendal completed 14 of 28 passes for 215 yards and also had 137 yards and four TDs on 20 carries in a 46-29 win over Hilliard Darby. Darby junior QB Jeremy Ebert threw for 197 yards and had a 60-yard TD run.

* Lakewood St. Edward, ranked third in Division I, downed Cincinnati Moeller 17-7. Frank Edmonds had a pair of touchdown run for St. Ed, which also features Ohio State verbal DB Nate Oliver.

* Cincinnati St. Xavier, ranked No. 2 in Division I, got 108 yards and a TD on 22 carries from junior RB Darius Ashley in a 17-0 win over Cleveland St. Ignatius. CSI suffered its third straight defeat.

* Youngstown Mooney, ranked No. 1 in Division IV, downed Youngstown Ursuline 10-0. The teams were a combined 0-for-11 passing. Junior Dan McCarthy had an interception on defense and rushed 17 times for 88 yards on offense for Mooney. Junior fullback Michael Zordich added 81 yards on 16 carries and had the game's biggest play, a 34-yard touchdown run on Mooney's first offensive possession.

* Sidney Lehman Catholic stopped Hamler Patrick Henry 20-17 in overtime. Dan Jacob scored all three touchdowns, including the winner in overtime as the Cavs pulled off the upset with their sixth straight win. Patrick Henry, the defending Division V state champion, fell to 7-2.

* St. Henry downed Midwest Athletic Conference rival Versailles 51-8. Andy Puthoff had 163 yards rushing and scored three first-quarter TDs for the 8-1 Redskins.

* Clayton Northmont outdueled Trotwood-Madison 39-33. Northmont QB Clay Belton found Brad Herr for the game-winning touchdown with 31 seconds left. Belton was 23 of 38 passing for 298 yards and four TDs. T-M junior Domonique Britt gave the Rams their only lead, 33-31, when he connected with Michael Sawyer for a 15-yard touchdown with 3:18 left. Then, after Northmont scored, Britt drove T-M to the Northmont 9 before time expired with an incompletion in the end zone. Britt was 18-of-43 passing for 295 yards and four TDs. But Britt also threw three first-quarter interceptions, which Northmont turned into 21 points en route to a 28-7 lead.

* Piqua, ranked third in Division II, blistered rival Troy 42-7 to edge ahead 59-57-6 in one of Ohio's longest running series. OSU verbal Brandon Saine had 110 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries for Piqua. For the year, Saine has 1,482 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns (24 rushing).

* Huber Heights Wayne, with OSU verbal DB Donnie Evegem took a 49-21 win over Kettering Fairmont. RB Joe Gifford had 11 carries for 260 yards with TD runs of 80 and 90 yards.

* Toledo Central Catholic, ranked No. 1 in Division II, won its 22nd consecutive game and also clinched a second straight Toledo City League title with a 28-7 win over Toledo Whitmer. Central passed rival St. Francis de Sales for the longest such streak in CL history. The Knights won 21 straight from 1965-67. TCC WR Dane Sanzenbacher, an OSU verbal, had a 65-yard catch-and-run touchdown for the Irish.

* Warren Harding QB Sidney Glover had six second-half carries for 173 yards and two TDs in his team's 28-6 win over Youngstown Rayen. OSU verbal Daniel "Boom" Herron added 71 yards and two TDs on 22 carries for Harding. Rayen scored on a 7-yard pass from junior Salvador Battles to Tomaz Hilton.

* West Chester Lakota West senior running back Devin Favors had 21 rushes for 181 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-0 win over Fairfield. Junior Bakari Bussey caught a 15-yard TD pass from Dustin Huff.

* Cincinnati Winton Woods downed Loveland 42-0 as senior Hosea Simpson had 18 carries for 138 yards and a TD. Simpson set a Winton Woods record for career rushing yards, with 3,839. He passed current Green Bay Packer Brandon Miree on the all-time list.

* Cincinnati La Salle junior receiver DeVier Posey had seven catches for 160 yards and one touchdown in a 30-9 win over Columbus DeSales. La Salle senior quarterback Brian Jacob was 15-for-22 passing for 246 yards and one touchdown.

* Cincinnati Colerain, ranked No. 1 in Division I, downed Cincinnati Sycamore 19-8 to clinch a seventh straight Greater Miami Conference title. It was Colerain's 50th straight league win since 1999. Colerain senior running back Gary Pride led his team with eight rushes for 94 yards and a TD, and he also caught a 15-yard pass. Colerain senior DB/WR Eugene Clifford, an OSU verbal, had an interception that set up Colerain's first score, and he also caught a 5-yard TD pass.

* Canton McKinley, ranked fifth in Division I, cruised to a 41-10 win over Massillon Jackson to improve to 9-0. Senior cornerback Will Sheeler came up with two of the interceptions. He has a team-high seven for the year. Offensively, Morgan Williams was dominant at tailback with 172 yards on just 17 carries. His backup, Sheeler, went for 62 yards on eight second-half carries.

* Alliance downed Alliance Marlington 48-21. QB Charles Babb set a single-season Aviators passing record, throwing for 215 yards and three touchdowns, as Alliance clinched at least a tie for the Northeastern Buckeye Conference title. Babb broke the record of 1,850 yards held by Ben White. He now is just 154 yards shy of the all-time Stark County record of 5,830 yards held by McKinley's Ben McDaniels. Babb also rushed for 136 yards and another TD to finish with 351 yards in total offense.

* Canton South, with OSU verbal Devon Torrence, downed Beloit West Branch 14-7. Josh Neff had a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown with 47 seconds left to give the Wildcats (6-3) the win. Junior DeVoe Torrence scored Canton South's first touchdown on a 25-yard pass from Matt Trissel. He finished with seven catches for 85 yards and also had eight rushes for 38 yards. Trissel was 11 of 20 passing for 127 yards and no interceptions.

* Dover quarterback Perci Garner completed 17 of 29 passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 168 more as Dover shut out Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 28-0. Daniel Ifft had two touchdown catches and Carson Gessner added another. Ifft had five receptions for 87 yards.

* Lutheran West downed Brooklyn 35-15. Tailback DéMario Collier led the visiting Longhorns to this Patriot Athletic Conference victory by rushing for 259 yards and scoring four touchdowns. Over the past two games, the 5-8, 185-pound senior has rushed for 437 yards and has scored six TDs.

* Steubenville, ranked No. 1 in Division III, downed Canton Central Catholic 33-0. The Big Red scored four first-quarter touchdowns, pulling away early in a non-conference game. Maurice Bougard opened the scoring on a 40-yard touchdown pass from Zach Collaros just 3:08 into the game. Tamawi McGhee then scored on a 49-yard run before Collaros found Mark Markakis from 19 yards. Collaros added a 23-yard return on a fumble for a touchdown. Collaros capped the scoring with a 23-yard TD pass to Bougard. Collaros finished 7-of-8 for 164 yards.

Still Unbeaten

The ranks of the unbeaten were thinned from 40 to 33 after Week 9.

Unbeaten teams that tasted defeat last weekend included Cincinnati Sycamore (fell to unbeaten Cincinnati Colerain 19-8), East Cleveland Shaw (lost to Lorain Admiral King 23-21), Dayton Carroll (lost to Kettering Alter 40-14), Youngstown Liberty (lost to Hubbard 35-0), Smithville (lost to unbeaten West Salem Northwestern 21-6), Defiance Ayersville (fell to unbeaten Sherwood Fairview 68-41) and Dola Hardin Northern (fell to Findlay Liberty-Benton 38-14).

There will be one match-up of unbeatens in Week 10 as neighborhood rivals Bellaire and Martins Ferry meet at Martins Ferry. Bellaire won 35-0 last year to complete a 10-0 regular season.

Here is a division-by-division look at the remaining unbeaten teams (all are 9-0 unless noted):

Division I (6 teams) -- Canton McKinley, Fremont Ross, Brunswick, Hilliard Davidson, Lancaster, Cincinnati Colerain.

Division II (3 teams) -- Kent Roosevelt, Ashland, Toledo Central Catholic.

Division III (5 teams) -- Kettering Alter, Steubenville, Cambridge, Cincinnati Indian Hill, Waverly.

Division IV (10 teams) -- Youngstown Mooney (8-0), West Milton Milton-Union, Coldwater, Oak Harbor, Bellaire, Martins Ferry, New Lexington, Williamsport Westfall, Clarksville Clinton-Massie, Blanchester.

Division V (6 teams) -- Barnesville, North Lima South Range, Warren JFK, West Salem Northwestern, Sherwood Fairview, West Jefferson.

Division VI (3 teams) -- Bascom Hopewell-Loudon, Beallsville, Covington.

New Rankings

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

Division I -- Cincinnati Colerain (9-0), Cincinnati St. Xavier (7-1), Lakewood St. Edward (8-1), Hilliard Davidson (9-0), Canton McKinley (9-0), Lancaster (9-0), Mentor (8-1), Fremont Ross (9-0), Cleveland Glenville (8-1), Cincinnati Sycamore (8-1).

Division II -- Toledo Central Catholic (9-0), Pickerington Central (8-1), Piqua (8-1).

Division III -- Steubenville (9-0), Kettering Alter (9-0), Cambridge (9-0).

Division IV -- Youngstown Mooney (8-0), Coldwater (9-0), West Milton Milton Union (9-0).

Division V -- West Salem Northwestern (9-0), St. Henry (8-1), North Lima South Range (9-0).

Division VI -- Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (9-0), Cuyahoga Heights (8-1), Covington (9-0).

Week 10: Games To Watch

FSN Ohio will televise Garfield Heights at Bedford at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to some portions of the state.

On Friday, a pair of defending state champions collide in the Midwest Athletic Conference as Division IV champion Coldwater hosts Division VI champion Delphos St. John's (Coldwater won 35-21 last year and has now won 24 straight games).

Also Friday: Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep at Warren Harding (Erie Prep won 27-24 last year), Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary at Youngstown Ursuline, Liberty Twp. Lakota East at West Chester Lakota West (West won 30-27 in OT last year), Westland at Lancaster, Amherst Steele at Avon Lake, Columbus Watterson at Youngstown Mooney, Cincinnati Moeller at Cincinnati St. Xavier (St. X won 31-7 last year), Toledo Central Catholic vs. Toledo St. John's at the University of Toledo, Cincinnati Oak Hills at Cincinnati Colerain, Dublin Coffman at Westerville North, Cleveland Lincoln West vs. Cleveland Glenville, Cincinnati Taft at Cincinnati LaSalle, Piqua at Clayton Northmont, Carrollton at Canton South, Baltimore (Md.) Mount St. Joseph at Steubenville and Huber Heights Wayne at Troy.

ONN will televise Solon at Mayfield on tape delay Friday at 9:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Massillon Washington will host Canton McKinley at 2 p.m. in the 115th rendition of this storied rivalry. McKinley won the teams' regular season meeting 38-8, but Massillon rebounded and won a regional final match-up 21-3 three weeks later. Massillon holds the all-time series lead at 60-49-5.

Also Saturday: Columbus DeSales at Cleveland Benedictine.

OSU Verbals Outside Ohio

* Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's, with OSU verbal WR Taurian Washington, improved to 7-2 with a 28-7 win over Novi Catholic Central on Prep Bowl day at Ford Field. Senior running back Chris Mitchell had nine carries for 91 yards and a touchdown and also had a receiving TD for St. Mary's. Also for St. Mary's, senior quarterback Justin Siller completed 7-of-15 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns and linebacker Alex Delisi had 11 tackles. Coming into the game, Washington had 19 catches for 269 yards on the season.

OLSM advances to Division II district playoff action as it will host White Lake Lakeland (6-3) at Msgr. Milewski Field on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

* Monaca (Pa.) Center Area, with OSU verbal OL Evan Blankenship, improved to 7-1 with a 28-24 win over Franklin. The host Trojans won a non-league game against visiting Franklin (4-4), a Class AAA team from District 10. Matt LaValle of Center scored touchdowns on a 35-yard reception and a 28-yard run. Center outrushed Franklin, 236-80. Center wraps the regular season at Aliquippa on Friday.


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