Harper’s field goal one of many highlights in Week 3 of high school football regular season


Cin. LaSalle’s Kendall Owens
With Week 3 in the books, the high school football season is starting to take shape. Potential playoff teams are emerging as is the inevitable surprise. Below we present our weekly recap of the weekend’s top individual performances and games. We also present links to our Ohio High featured games and a statewide scoreboard. By the way, congrats to Mentor’s Kevin Harper…quite a kick.

With Week 3 in the books, the high school football season is starting to take shape. Potential playoff teams are emerging as is the inevitable surprise. Below we present our weekly recap of the weekend’s top individual performances and games. We also present links to our Ohio High featured games and a statewide scoreboard. By the way, congrats to Mentor’s Kevin Harper…quite a kick.


Kevin Harper, Mentor:
Kicker set the state record for longest field goal made when he buried a 61-yard attempt with 5:26 left to play in Cards 27-0 win over Solon. On the night Harper was 4-for-5. B.J. Sanders (Cincinnati Roger Bacon) set the previous record of 60 yards in 1998. Harper also kicked a 58-yard field goal against Youngstown Cardinal Mooney in Week 1.

Derrick Vicars, Genoa:
Running back carried the ball 20 times for 178 yards and six first half touchdowns in 61-14 win over Port Clinton. Victory also gave Genoa head coach Mike Vickers – Derrick’s father – his 100th career win.

Juandez Brown and Darrion Brown, Cincinnati Withrow:
Brown, a senior quarterback, completed 16-of-24 passes for 366 yards and four TDs in 31-25 win over Mason. Brown caught eight passes for 283 yards and all four TDs.

Zack Stoudt and Jake Stoneburner, Dublin Coffman:
Stoudt, a senior quarterback, completed 21-of-36 passes for 358 yards and four TDs in 41-10 win over Westerville Central. Stoneburner, a senior and Ohio State commit, caught 10 passes for 218 yards and two TDs.

Jimmy Sammons, Von Wise and Patrick Dawson, Finneytown:
Sammons, a junior quarterback, completed 16-of-20 passes for 379 yards and five TDs in 55-16 rout of Cincinnati Country Day. He also ran for a score. Wise and Patrick combined to catch 14 passes for 310 yards and four TDs.

Zac Dysert, Ada:
Senior quarterback and Miami commit completed 21-of-34 passes for 274 yards and three TDs and rushed for 50 yards and another TD in 33-23 win over Columbus Grove. Also recovered onside kick with 1:50 left and Ada leading 26-23.

Kendall Owens, LaSalle:
Senior running back broke school records for rushing yards and TDs with 311 and five, respectively, in 55-26 win over Henry Clay (Ky.). Owens carried the ball 17 times.

Ricardo Ross, Rossford:
Scored four touchdowns four different ways in 47-12 win over Milbury Lake. Ross returned a kickoff (81 yards) and punt (62 yards) for TDs and also scored on an eight-yard run and 50-yard pass.

Seth Koosed, Mogadore Field:
Carried the ball 22 times for 160 yards and three TDs in 47-7 win over Rootstown. Also had an interception.

Danny Milligan, St. Xavier:
Senior receiver/kicker scored 21 points in Bombers 27-12 win over Glenville. Milligan scored on a reverse and a 27-yard TD pass; kicked two field goals and added three extra-points. He also punted four times, caught three passes (for 60 yards), returned a punt and kicked all his kickoffs into the end zone.

Anthony Fairhurst, Ashland:
Senior receiver tied school record with 16 catches (or 158 yards, TD) in 42-14 loss to Shelby.

Andy Cruse, Turpin:
Senior receiver and Miami commit caught six passes for 156 yards and three TDs in 29-26 win over Indian Hill.

Aston Jackson, Xenia:
Senior running back tallied 242 yards and two TDs on 25 carries in 42-36 win over Bellbrook.

Jeremy Scott, Norwood:
Sophomore running back had 226 yards and five TDs on 23 carries in 42-7 win over Taylor.

Bret Thompson, Shelby:
Running back carried 18 times for a game-high 175 yards and three TDs as Whippets ended Ashland’s 13-game regular season win streak with 42-14 rout.

Tyler Clark, Lucas:
Senior running back/linebacker carried the ball 15 times for 131 yards and two TDs and also recorded a sack and interception in 21-12 win over Ashland Crestview.

Kyle Slater, Glen Este:
Sophomore running back had 218 yards and four TDs on 31 carries in 35-32 win over Princeton.

Darius Reeves, Gahanna Lincoln:
Rushed for 223 yards and two TDs on 44 carries in 27-24 double-OT win over Olentangy Liberty.

Levi Woodruff, West Liberty-Salem:
Senior quarterback completed just six passes, but strikes went for 190 yards and three TDs in 27-13 win over Riverside. Also rushed for 53 yards and another TD on 20 carries.

Keith Morgan, Bellefontaine:
Senior QB and Bowling Green commit had 228 yards of total offense and three TDs in 31-0 win over Marysville as Chieftains improved to 3-0 for first time since 1997.

Joey Rhoads and Rob Hoagland, Canton Central Catholic:
Rhoads completed 17-of-23 passes for 327 yards and three TDs in 35-14 win over Dover. Hoagland had nine catches for 216 yards and all three TDs.

Steve McNeely, Beloit West Branch:
Senior quarterback set school record for career passing yards in 35-16 win over Salem. McNeely completed 11-of-16 passes for 149 yards and two TDs. He also ran for two more scores. The 149 yards gives McNeely 3,915 for his career. He already owns school records for career TDs (38) and completions.

Caleb Corrill, Batavia:
Quarterback threw for 187 yards in 42-7 win over Bethel-Tate to become school’s all-time career passing leader (2,817 yards). Corrill threw for two TDs, ran for another and returned a punt for another in the win. He had 301 all-purpose yards.


Maria Stein Marion Local 31, St. Henry 0

Martins Ferry 28, Harrison Central 6

Centerville 14, Northmont

Cambridge 42, Parkersubrg (W. Va.) South 7

Anna 35, Versailles 13

Williamsport Westfall 31, Circleville 7

Toledo St. John’s 30, Strongsville 17

Dublin Jerome 37, Reynoldsburg 0

West Lafayette Ridgewood 17, Warsaw River View 0

West Jefferson 55, Wellston 8 

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Cincinnati St. Xavier 27, Glenville 12:
The Tarblooders jumped out to a 6-0 lead, but after that it was all Bombers. The nation’s No. 1 prep team (according to prepnation.com), St. Xavier won its second straight game without standout tailback Darius Ashley who is still nursing a sore ankle.

Steubenville 42, East Liverpool 0:
The Big Red ran their win streak to 33 games and also set an OVAC record for consecutive wins with their 43rd straight conference victory. The victory also broke the OVAC record for longest overall win streak (33). Previously Martins Ferry won 32 straight games from 1958-62 (three unbeaten regular seasons).

Sherwood Fairview 48, Archbold 42:
Despite being down 28-6 in the second quarter, Fairview rallied for the win to improve to 3-0. Senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff finished 29-of-43 for 381 yards, five TDs and an interception and carried the ball 13 times for 72 yards and another TD. Radcliff also threw for two two-point PATs and ran for another. Fairview’s Ben Wonderly caught 13 passes for 169 yards and two TDs. Wonderly also returned an interception 55-yards for the winning score late in the fourth quarter.

Upper Arlington 42, Findlay 7:
Golden Bears quickly establishing themselves as one of Columbus’ elite. UA had three running backs each surpass 100 yards, including Tommy Farwick (104 yards, three TDs, 11 carries), Alex Drake (110 yards, 11 carries) and Issac Wildermuth (119 yards, TD, 11 carries). Dates with Hilliard Darby and Dublin Coffman await.

Columbus DeSales 42, Westerville North 0:
DeSales has yet to give up a point, pitching its third straight shutout to start the season.

Mentor 27, Solon 0:
Defending D-I runner-up Mentor improved to 2-1 with convincing win. Cards led jut 9-0 at half before senior QB Bart Tanski threw two second half TDs. Mentor kicker Nick Harper was also-4-for-5 on field goal attempts and hit a state record 61-yarder.

Canton GlenOak 37, Wooster 6:
The Eagles (3-0) have matched their win total from last year (3-7) just three weeks in. Anthony Smith carried 23 times for 202 yards and three TDs.

McComb 32, Dola Hardin Northern 14:
Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak to Polar Bears with convincing win in key Region 22 game. McComb lost to DHN 42-0 last year.

Cincinnati Turpin 29, Cincinnati Indian Hill 26:
Faced with a 20-0 deficit, Turpin (3-0) battled back to record the win. Senior QB Ryan Martin was 14-of-31 for 255 yards and four TDs. Indian Hill, which had a 27-game regular season win streak snapped at Valley View last week, is suddenly riding a two-game losing skid.

Elyria Catholic 22, Norwalk St. Paul 14:
Elyria Catholic had three interceptions and made an early two-touchdown lead stand by holding off Flyers.

Rockford Parkway 20, Delphos St. John’s 0:
Traditional-MAC cellar-dweller Parkway recorded a huge shutout win over St. John’s. It was the Panthers first win over the Blue Jays since 1992 and Parkway’s 3-0 start is its first since 2000.

Fort Recovery 19, Minster 15:
In another MAC shocker, Fort Recovery recorded the come-from-behind win over Minster to improve to 2-1. The win snapped a 12-game MAC losing streak for the Indians and was just their third conference win since 2002 (3-44). Fort Recovery has finished 1-9 four straight seasons after going 2-8 in 2002.

Germantown Valley View 24, Lemon-Monroe 14:
Back-up quarterback Johnny Day threw for two TDs and ran for another as Valley View (3-0) handed Monroe the first lost on its new field in 11 games. The Hornets, who were led by senior QB Tyler Osterman (20-of-45 for 305 yards and two TDs), dropped to 1-2.

Sidney Lehman Catholic 22, Lewistown Indian Lake 8:
The Cavaliers scored 22 straight points to record the much need win. Lehman was led by senior running back Dan Jacobs who had 94 yards and two TDs on 31 carries. Both teams lost four fumbles.

Bucyrus 40, Galion 7:
Redmen received big lifts from both quarterback Jamie Campbell and fullback Jon McDaniel. Campbell threw for 226 yards and four TDs, while McDaniel ran for 113 yards and scored four TDs. Bucyrus is 3-0 for the first time since 1997.

Glen Este 35, Princeton 32:
Glen Este set school records for rushing yardage (410) and first downs (27) in this shootout that produced 996 yards of total offense. Princeton sophomore QB Spencer Ware threw for three TDs and 311 yards, including 249 in the first half. His favorite target was Jeff Duckworth who had six grabs for 172 yards. Glen Este sophomore back Kyle Slater went for 218 yards and four TDs on 31 carries.


Mighty Have Fallen:
Three weeks into the season and Canton McKinley is 0-3 and Massillon Washington is 1-2. The Bulldogs had to forfeit a Week 1 win over Detroit Perhing for using an ineligible player. Massillon has dropped two straight after beating Middletown in the opener.

First W:
Athens head coach Ryan Adams picked up his first career win Friday when the Bulldogs beat Albany Alexander 14-7. Milford head coach Pat Fagan also picked up his first win as the Eagles beat Little Miami 21-0.

Winning Record:
First-year head coach Mark Genders has Plymouth 2-1. The Big Red beat Buckeye Central 31-20 on Friday. Plymouth has finished 1-9, 3-7, 4-6, 2-8, 0-10 and 3-7 since 2001. The Big Red have a huge task this week when they travel to Norwalk St. Paul. Genders previously served as an assistant at Bellbrook.


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