Week 2 of the Ohio high school football regular season was defined by big-time clashes between Ohio and national powers at the Third Annual Kirk Herbstriet Ohio vs USA Challenge. Teams from the Buckeye State went just 4-7 with Colerain, St. Xavier, Elder and Cardinal Mooney recording wins. The Challenge followed another exciting Friday night of traditional contests. Below we take a look at the best efforts over four days of football.
TOP INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES
Ryan Radcliff, Sherwood Fairview: Completed 36-of-56 passes for a staggering 519 yards and seven TDs in 46-21 win over Woodmore. In two games, Radcliff has completed 58-of-88 attempts for 867 yards and 13 TDs.
Ryan Knuaber, Cardington: Rushed for 271 yards and three TDs on 17 carries in 53-6 win over Northmor. Last week in 38-19 win over East Knox, Knauber tallied 235 yards and two TDs on 10 carries.
Ryan Wasylik, Sandusky St. Marys: Senior helped St. Marys record program’s 400th win by rushing for 221 yards and four TDs in 41-28 win over Fremont St. Joe. Also had an interception and fumble recovery on defense.
Cameron West, Dresden Tri-Valley: Completed 17-of-22 passes for 235 yards and two TDs and also rushed for 121 yards and a TD on 15 carries in 35-7 win over New Concord John Glenn.
Blake Knowlton, Waynesfield-Goshen: Gained 244 yards and had three TDs on 23 carries in 33-21 loss to Wayne Trace.
Micah Hyde, Fostoria: Completed 24-of-27 passes for 239 yards and three TDs in 29-9 win over Bowling Green. Also ran for a TD and had an interception on defense.
Danny Jasper, Kettering Alter: Caught four passes for 53 yards and three TDs in 41-20 win over Bellbrook.
D.J. Mendenhall and Zach Williams, West Jefferson: Mendenhall was 9-of-13 for 272 yards and three TDs in 42-6 win over Madison Plains. Also ran for 103 yards and two TDs. Williams had nine catches for 190 yards and three TDs.
Teddy Robb and Jimmy Shiplett, Canal Fulton Northwest: Robb had three receptions for 89 yards and two TDs and also picked off two passes in 42-21 win over Akron Firestone. Shiplett was 12-of-15 for 226 yards and two TDs.
Wesley Miller and Philip Ulery, Springfield Shawnee: Miller had 269 yards and two TDs on 15 carries, while Ulery had 127 yards and four TDs on 10 carries in 42-7 win over West Carrollton.
Brian Wagner, Springfield Catholic Central: Carried the ball 31 times for 206 yards and all three Irish TDs in 21-0 win over Bluffton. Also led the defensive-charge that held Bluffton to four yards rushing.
Shane Ewing, Berlin Center Western Reserve: Threw for 229 yards and a TD on 13-of-22 passing and also had 117 yards and a TD on 10 carries in 38-14 win over Newcomerstown.
Mark Kanetsky, Hubbard: Threw for 250 yards and four TDs on 23-of-31 passing in 42-21 win over Warren JFK.
Blake LaForce, Vandalia-Butler: Carried the ball 23 times for 233 yards and three TDs in 34-18 win over New Carlisle Tecumseh.
Beau Moyer and Brad Tyo, Zanesville Rosecrans: Moyer completed 12-of-16 passes for 159 yards and three TDs and also carried the ball 10 times for 99 yards in 36-0 win over Portsmouth Notre Dame. Tyo caught four passes for 81 yards and four TDs.
Travis Quinton, West Liberty-Salem: Had seven catches for 179 yards and three TDs in 45-14 win over Springfield Northwestern.
RECAP OF LAST WEEK'S OHIO HIGH FEATURED GAMES
St. Xavier 28, DeMatha (Md.) 7
Elder 41, Independence (N.C.) 34 ot
Tulsa (Okla.) Union 31, Canton McKinley 0
Pittsburgh Catholic 34, Northmont 6
Long Beach (Calif.) Poly 21, Glenville 13
Youngstown Mooney 27, Gateway (Pa.) 6
Mission Viejo (Calif.) 26, Moeller 22
Colerain 20, Hoover (Ala.) 17 ot
Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral 7, LaSalle 6
Marion Local 35, Coldwater 14
Hilliard Davidson 14, Brookhaven 13
Fremont Ross 23, Toledo Whitmer 21
Versailles 26, Minster 20
Milton-Union 35, Sidney Lehman Catholic 7
Kettering Alter 41, Bellbrook 20
Valley View 24, Indian Hill 21
Coshocton 30, Ridgewood 25
Waverly 42, Jackson 7
Union Local 21, Shenandoah 19
OTHER STATEWIDE GAMES OF NOTE
Pickerington Central 14, Piqua 7: Tigers won rematch of last year’s D-II sate title game by throttling Piqua’s running game. Indians were limited to 74 yards on 30 carries. Tigers scored all 14 points in second quarter, including a 57-yard interception return by Patrick White.
West Alexandria Twin Valley South 32, Arcanum 20: Panthers are 2-0 on season, matching their win total from the last three years (2-28). Joe Maleski was the catalyst, churning out 130 yards and three TDs.
Fort Loramie 68, Dayton Christian 34: Redskins proving they are for real with second straight rout (beat Minster 43-12 last week). Loramie scored 35 first quarter points. Face Ada in Week 4 and Lehman Catholic in Week 5.
Princeton 43, Centerville 42: Led by sophomore QB Spencer Ware, Vikings pulled off upset at home. Ware threw for 225 yards and rushed for 164 more. He tossed the tying TD pass with 41 seconds left and then scored the winning conversion in ot.
Euclid 14, St. Edward 13: Euclid blocked an extra-point attempt in the game’s final five minutes to seal the upset. The Eagles, who many thought would challenge for a state title this season, went scoreless the first seven quarters of the season before posting two fourth quarter TDs.
Solon 10, Massillon Washington 3: Visiting Comets stunned host Tigers. Defensively, Solon dominated, holding Washington to 107 total yards and forcing three turnovers.
Benedictine 21, Mentor Lake Catholic 7: Despite being outgained 274-99 in total offense, the Bengals recorded the win thanks in part to defense that forced four turnovers. Win snapped Benedictine’s three-game losing streak against Lake Catholic.
Steubenville 20, Akron Buchtel 6: Two-time defending D-III state champions ran winning streak to 32. Defensively Big Red held Buchtel to eight first downs and forced three turnovers.
North Canton Hoover 45, Newark Licking Valley 40: Hoover held on for the win. After opening up a 39-7 advantage, the Vikings watched as Licking Valley ripped off 27 straight second half points. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty extended Hoover’s winning fourth quarter drive.
Mentor 44, Strongsville 28: A week after shutting out St. Edward, Strongsville couldn’t replicate its effort against the defending D-I state runners-up.
St. Henry 14, Delphos St. John’s 7: Redskins improved to 2-0 with second impressive win (beat Marion Pleasant last week). Things don’t get any easier – travel to Marion Local this Friday in rare regular season match-up of defending state champions (St. Henry in D-V, Marion in D-VI).
Beloit West Branch 28, Beaver Local 14: Led by another outstanding performance from QB Steve McNeely, West Branch improved to 2-0. McNeely broke career school records for completions (264) and TDs (38) by finishing the game 13-of-20 for 296 yards and two TDs. He also ran for 80 yards and another score.
Lafayette Allen East 21, Columbus Grove 7: Mustangs opened their new stadium with a convincing win over rival Columbus Grove. Senior running back Blaine Schmidt went over 100 yards for the second straight week and scored three TDs.
Lewistown Indian Lake 27, Jonathan Alder 15: The Lakers recorded their second straight impressive win. A week after beating Spencerville 30-0, Indian Lake shocked Alder, the defending D-IV state runners-up. Next week the Lakers play Lehman Catholic who suddenly looks in trouble.
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