It’s crunch time. Only four weeks remain in the high school football regular season and now is the time playoff teams start to separate themselves from the rest. In Week 6 some squads already increased their speed. Among the weekend’s big winners were Steubenville, Tippecanoe, Piqua, Cincinnati Moeller and Princeton. Below we present our weekly recap of the weekend’s top individual performances and games. We also present links to Ohio High featured games, a statewide scoreboard and the Bucknuts.com Ohio State Recruiting Tracker.
TOP INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES
John Pettigrew, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy: Rushed for 379 yards and three TDs on 27 carries in 48-27 win over Massillon Tuslaw. As a team, CHCA rushed for 547 yards.
Monterae Williams, Canton McKinley: Junior RB ran for the fifth highest total in Bulldogs history when he tallied 277 yards on 34 carries in 16-7 win over Austintown Fitch. He also scored both Bulldog TDs.
Jordan Richeson, Hilliard Darby: Carried the ball 19 times for 314 yards and five TDs in 45-7 win over Newark.
Bo Cordell, Cincinnati Indian Hill: Junior QB completed 26-of-28 passes for 320 yards and six TDs (all in the first half) in 62-0 win over Mariemont.
Everett Horne, North College Hill: Senior RB set school records for rushing yards (341) and total yards (390) in a game in 58-21 win over Dayton Christian. Horne had just nine carries (38 yards per rush) and scored four TDs (on runs of 52, 62, 67 and three).
Corey Lisowski, Dover: QB completed 14-of-27 passes for 213 yards and five TDs in 56-0 win over Cambridge. Also ran for 93 yards.
Shawn Riley, Wooster: Junior RB rushed for 328 yards and two TDs on 36 carries in 28-24 win over Mansfield Madison.
Mark Nichols, Newark Catholic: Senior RB had 181 yards and five TDs on 22 carries in 49-21 win over Heath.
Cody Destro, Mogadore: Senior RB had 245 yards and four TDs on 24 carries in 33-15 win over Woodbridge.
Paul Fackler, Lutheran West: QB completed 13-of-23 passes for 241 yards and three TDs in 35-0 win over previously unbeaten Keystone. Also rushed for 106 yards and two TDs.
Kevin Stoney, Beallsville: Senior QB completed 17-of-22 passes for five TDs in 48-0 win over Caldwell. Also kicked four PATs and ran for another.
Zach Stoudt, Jake Stoneburner and Jarrod Phillips, Dublin Coffman: Trio contributed significantly in 49-20 win over Grove City. Stoudt, a senior QB, completed 20-of-25 passes for 361 yards and three TDs. Stoneburner, a senior receiver headed to Ohio State, caught six passes for 163 yards and all three TDs. Phillips complemented the duo by rushing for 155 yards and four TDs on 22 carries.
Brian Wagner, Springfield Central Catholic: Senior running back had 207 yards and three TDs on 17 carries in 62-7 win over Triad.
Logan Zecher, Vandalia-Butler: Senior RB set a school record by rushing for 309 yards on 33 carries in 28-27 win over Troy. Also scored game-winning TD with two minutes left.
Steve Davis, Steubenville: Senior standout had impact in every facet in 23-14 win over Bishop Watterson. Davis blocked a punt, forced a fumble, had an interception, returned a kickoff 69 yards and had a 55-yard punt that went out of bounds at the Watterson 1-yard line.
Ryan Mayes, Tipp City Bethel: Senior RB had 233 yards and three TDs on 19 carries as Bees snapped Ansonia’s four-game win streak 38-6.
Nate Resinger, Urbana: Junior QB accounted for all five TDs in 34-3 win over Springfield Northwestern. Resinger threw for four TDs and ran for another.
Doug Opatken, Willard: Rushed for 250 yards and four TDs n 17 carries in 28-24 win over Mansfield Madison.
Seth Koosed, Mogadore Field: Senior RB had 227 yards and five TDs in 42-0 win over Springfield.
RECAP OF LAST WEEK'S OHIO HIGH FEATURED GAMES
Steubenville 23, Columbus Bishop Watterson 14
Tippecanoe 21, Bellefontaine 20
Kettering Alter 38, Dayton Carroll 14
Cleveland St. Ignatius 27, Massillon Washington 0
Harrison Central 40, Bellaire 21
Conotton Valley 37, Strasburg 7
Westerville South 35, Mount Vernon 7
Nelsonville-York 21, Vinton County 14
Perrysburg 15, Sylvania Northview 6
Piqua 14, Trotwood-Madison 13
Dublin Jerome 27, Olentangy 10
Northmont 49, Sidney 7
Maria Stein Marion Local 56, Versailles 13
Meigs 48, Wellston 13
Dover 56, Cambridge 0
Buckeye Trail 33, Shenandoah 0
OTHER STATEWIDE GAMES OF NOTE
Fairfield-Union 14, Canal Winchester 12: The winless Falcons earned their first “W” of the season by handing visiting and undefeated Canal Winchester its first “L.” Fairfield-Union entered the contest giving up 33 points per game, but the Falcons limited Canal to a TD in each half. Fairfield-Union’s defense also blocked an extra-point and field goal and swatted down a two-point pass attempt. The Falcons had not had a lead this season until Devin Swartz added the PAT following Zach Smith’s second quarter TD.
Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 44, University School 34: Walsh Jesuit overcame a 34-16 deficit late in the third quarter to remain undefeated. The Warriors scored four TDs in the final 13 minutes to hand University its first loss. Despite the defeat, University QB McConnell Smith still had a big game. In addition to rushing for 224 yards and three TDs, Smith also threw for 194 yards and two TDs.
Pickerington Central 28, Worthington Kilbourne 0: Central put forth an outstanding defensive effort en route to moving to 6-0. The Tigers held Kilbourne to 220 total yards, including just 59 in the second half, and forced five turnovers. Coming into the game, Kilbourne was averaging 33 points and 367 yards and had six turnovers total.
Cincinnati St. Xavier 18, Cincinnati Elder 0: The Bombers remained unbeaten and won their fourth straight game over Elder thanks in part to a dominating defensive effort. St. Xavier held Elder to minus-10 yards rushing on 16 attempts and 111 yards total. Darius Ashley led X by rushing for 89 yards and a TD on 19 carries. The loss was Elder’s third straight.
Lakewood St. Edward 21, Cleveland Benedictine 13: After 0-2 start, St. Edward won its fourth straight with solid victory over D-III power Benedictine.
Cincinnati Moeller 31, Cincinnati LaSalle 21: The Crusaders opened up a 21-6 halftime lead and cruised to their third straight win. Senior QB Ross Oltorik, who is headed to Ohio State for baseball and football, threw for 253 yards and two TDs.
Dayton Oakwood 24, Brookville 21: In clash of SWBL Southwest Division unbeatens, host Lumberjacks turned a 14-3 halftime deficit into victory thanks in part to three second half TDs from senior standout Chris Hardy. Oakwood is 6-0 heading into Week 7 for the first time since 1985.
Berne Union 21, Lancaster Fisher Catholic 7: The Rockets snapped a three-game losing streak by upsetting the Irish. Colton Speelman scored three TDs for BU, which trailed 7-0 at the half. Speelman ended with 140 yards on 12 carries. Fisher dropped its second straight after opening 4-0. Things don’t get any easier for the Irish this week as they host undefeated West Jefferson (6-0).
Columbus DeSales 38, Columbus St. Charles 14: DeSales ran its win streak over St. Charles to 31 straight. The game was tied 7-7 before the Stallions ripped of 24 unanswered points. Both teams were undefeated entering the contest.
Princeton 24, Sycamore 14: The Vikings improved to 5-1 and remained one of two unbeatens in the GMC (Colerain the other) with an impressive road win at previously unbeaten Sycamore. Sophomore QB Spencer Ware ran for all three Vikings TDs.
Sugarcreek Garaway 32, Malvern 29: Garaway handed Malvern its first loss of the season. The win was the Pirates second straight after opening 1-3.
Akron Garfield 41, Akron Ellet 28: Garfield put 27 points up in the fourth quarter to outlast Ellet and QB Chad Keppler. Keppler with 306 yards and for TDs through the air. Garfield QB Lorenzo Sanchez answered by throwing for 162 yards and three TDs.
Cincinnati Wyoming 35, Cincinnati Deer Park 21: Wyoming scored 35 second quarter points to turn a 14-0 deficit into a win. The Wildcats suffered their first loss of the season.
NEWS, NOTES & NUGGETS
LUCKY NO. 13: Beallsville recorded its fourth shutout with a 48-0 pasting of Caldwell on Friday. Through six games, the Blue Devils have allowed just 13 total points. Beallsville is also riding a 16-game regular season winning streak.
NO GO: Upper Arlington denied Hilliard Davidson a TD in a 14-6 win. The feat marked the first time since 2003 that the Wildcats failed to reach the end zone. The win also snapped a six-game losing streak for UA against Davidson.
THREE AMIGOS: Vienna Mathews (6-0) had three running backs surpass 100 yards in a 55-0 win over Thompson Ledgemont. Brent Jackson ran for 189 yards and two TDs on 11 carries, while Eric Ocheltree rushed for 114 yards and two TDs on four carries. Brad Hughes had 101 yards and three TDs on eight carries.
RECORD SETTER: Lexington senior RB Brad Gallik set a new school single-season scoring record with four TDs in a 34-7 win over Belleville Clearfork. Gallik now has 16 TDs on the season. He bettered the previous mark of 96 points held by Steve Cockley (1967), Greg Elgin (1983) and Pat Falkosky (1986). Through six games, Gallik has 1,029 yards on 152 carries.
STILL UNDEFEATED: Canton Central Catholic beat Beaver Local 31-27 to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 1994.
WEEK 6 STATEWIDE SCORES
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