Ryan Radcliff had a night to remember – again. The Sherwood Fairview senior pulled off one of the most impressive single game performances in state history Friday by completing 34-of-50 passes for 650 yards and seven TDs in a 66-35 win over Wayne Trace. He also ran for 51 yards and two TDs. Below we take our weekly look at some of the state’s other top performances from Week 7.
TOP INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES
Ryan Radcliff, Sherwood Fairview: Senior QB completed 34-50 passes for 650 yards and seven TDs in 66-35 win over Wayne Trace. He also ran for two TDs. The passing yardage is the second highest in state history behind only Radcliff’s tally of 678 yards in a game last season. Radcliff also rushed for 51 yards, giving him 701 total yards.
Eric Page, Holland Springfield: Quarterback accounted for eight TDs in 58-42 win over Maumee. Page completed 8-of-14 passes for 121 yards and three TDs; he ran for 241 yards and three TDs on 21 carries; and he returned two punts for TDs.
Luther Nichols, Independence: Carried the ball 12 times for 212 yards and five TDs in 60-42 win over Columbus West. Also returned and interception 98 yards for a TD, kicked two extra points and ran for two extra points.
Cody Destro, Mogadore: Senior running back carried the ball 18 times for 283 yards and four TDs in 59-36 win over Streetsboro.
Colton Morris, Bainbridge Paint Valley: Junior running back/linebacker had dominating game in 36-22 win over Huntington Ross. Morris ran for a TD, caught a TD and threw for a TD. He also had 11 tackles, a fumble recovery, interception and sack.
Austin Brown, Brookville: Scored five TDs in Blue Devils shocking 42-36 win over Milton-Union. Ran for three TDs (1, 2 and 50 yards), caught one (48 yards) and returned a blocked punt for another (15 yards). Had 128 yards rushing.
Brandon Stephenson, Lima Shawnee: Had 301 yards and four TDs on 30 carries in 28-0 win over Wapakoneta.
Travis Rettig, Arlington: Senior scored all 31 of his team’s points in 31-22 win over Arcadia. Rettig ran for 166 yards and four TDs on 22 carries, kicked four extra points and kicked a 23-yard field goal.
Mark Nichols, Newark Catholic: Rushed for 234 yards and four TDs on 13 carries in 49-28 win over Columbus Academy.
Bill Dickey, Covington: QB threw for four TDs (25, 53, 63 and 16 yards) and ran for another in 48-23 win over Ansonia.
Brian Wagner, Springfield Central Catholic: Senior had 218 yards and three TDs on 26 carries in 27-20 win over previously unbeaten West Liberty-Salem.
Joe Joyce, Beavercreek: Junior wide receiver threw for a TD, ran for a TD and caught winning TD (20 yards) in overtime in 28-21 win over Kettering Fairmont.
Josh McKee, Tecumseh: Scored four TDs in the first half of 42-0 win over Springfield Shawnee. Had four catches for 133 yards and three TDs and rushed for another. Last week McKee broke Ron Christman’s school record for career receiving yards (1,478) which was set in 1986. McKee now has 1,741 yards.
Max Gabbard, Waynesville: Junior kicker connected on three field goals, including game-winner from 30 yards out as time expired in 31-28 win over previously unbeaten Dayton Oakwood. Gabbard also hit on two attempts from 22 yards and added two extra points.
Derrick Vicars, Genoa Area: Senior turned in stellar two-way performance in 21-14 win over previously unbeaten Pemberville Eastwood. Vicars rushed for 119 yards and a TD on 21 carries and registered 11 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery.
Max Reese, Maumee: Completed 21-of-44 passes for 382 yards and five TDs in 58-42 loss to Holland Springfield.
RECAP OF LAST WEEK'S OHIO HIGH FEATURED GAMES
St. Clairsville 35, Steubenville Catholic Central 24
Cardinal Mooney 31, Cleveland Benedictine 17
Trotwood-Madison 33, Sidney 14
Brookville 42, Milton-Union 36
Pickerington North 20, Westerville Central 19
Circleville 10, Hamilton Township 7
Toledo Whitmer 28, Toledo St. John’s 21
Maria Stein Marion Local 42, Fort Recovery 10
Coshocton 23, Cambridge 19
Bainbridge Paint Valley 36, Huntington Ross 22
Cincinnati Turpin 33, Kings Mills Kings 7
OTHER STATEWIDE GAMES OF NOTE
Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 10, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 7: Irish ran their win streak over the previously unbeaten Warriors to three with dominating defensive effort. SVSM allowed just 124 yards and shutout Walsh – which was ranked No. 2 in the Ohio High/ONN Power Poll – through the first three quarters.
Columbus DeSales 13, Columbus Watterson 6: DeSales snapped a nine-game losing streak to rival Watterson and claimed its first league title (CCL Silver Division) since 2000 in dramatic fashion. The Stallions scored the winning TD on a 33-yard run by Jeff Walsh with 6.1 seconds left. It was Walsh’s only carry of the game. Watterson, which dropped its second straight after falling at Steubenville last week, led 6-3 at the half.
Dublin Coffman 31, Upper Arlington 24: Say what you want, Coffman just keeps on winning. The Rocks rallied from a 17-7 halftime deficit to force overtime and eventually secure the win. Coffman went up a TD in the extra period when Jared Phillips scored on a 4-yard run. UA had a chance to respond but Coffman’s Matt Ross sacked UA’s Braden Layer on fourth down at the DC 18 yard line.
Colerain 44, Lakota West 0: Cardinals led 10-0 after three quarters but exploded for 34 points in the final eight minutes. Quentin Sims caught a TD (seven yards) and ran for another in the fourth quarter, while Colerain added two defensive scores (fumble and interception return). Dominique Sherrer also scored in the fourth on a 1-yard run.
Cincinnati Elder 49, Cincinnati Moeller 33: Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak with convincing win over archrival Moeller. Elder broke a 14-14 first quarter tie with 28 unanswered points in the second quarter.
Hilliard Darby 40, Lancaster 15: The Panthers set a school record for wins in a season by improving to 7-0 with a decisive win over the Gales on homecoming. Darby’s previous best record was 6-4 in 2005. Northwestern recruit and Darby quarterback Jeremy Ebert was extremely effective. Ebert rushed for 159 yards and three TDs and threw for 253 yards and two more scores.
Sunbury Big Walnut 21, Dublin Scioto 7: The Golden Eagles remained unbeaten with an impressive win over Dublin Scioto. BW quarterback Ethan Wetzel played a large part in the decision by completing 7-of-12 passes for 75 yards and TD and rushing 11 times for 33 yards. Wetzel also returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a score.
Lewistown Indian Lake 35, Urbana 28: The host Lakers overcame deficits of 22-0 (halftime) and 28-15 (fourth quarter) to hand the Hillclimbers their first loss of the season and snap a four-game losing streak of their own. Indian lake scored the game’s final 20 points and took the lead when Tyler Maddox connected with Chris Hogue for a 25-yard TD pass with 23 seconds remaining.
Columbus Ready 17, Lima Central Catholic 12: Ready won thanks in part to converting two turnovers into 14 points.
Youngstown Ursuline 43, Columbus St. Charles 14: The Irish broke a 14-14 halftime tie with 29 unanswered second half points.
Dresden Tri-Valley 35, Thornville Sheridan 6: The visiting Scotties scored on their first three possessions to take control in this battle of Muskingum Valley League unbeatens. Sheridan lost starting quarterback Collin Smith to a broken collarbone in the first quarter and fell behind 28-0 early in the third quarter.
Parkway 28, St. Henry 21: Senior Jordan Thompson proved he’s more than just a defensive standout. The reigning Midwest Athletic Conference player of the year sparked the Panthers to a rare win over St. Henry by throwing for two TDs and running for two more. IN all, Thompson was 16-of-31 for 245 yards.
Genoa Area 21, Pemberville Eastwood 14: The Comets beat previously unbeaten Eastwood for the first time since 1998 and assumed control of the driver’s seat for their first SLL title since 1994.
NEWS, NOTES & NUGGETS
Double Trouble: Ravenna had two running backs eclipse 200 yards apiece as the Ravens tallied 525 yards rushing in a 47-17 win over visiting Kent Roosevelt. Senior Jonathan Davis had 241 yards and three TDs on just seven carries, while junior Blayne Davis rushed for 231 yards and three TDs on 23 carries.
Double Trouble II: St. Marys Memorial ran wild in a 47-14 win over Van Wert. The Roughriders had two running backs close to 200 yards with Koby Frye running for 198 yards and four TDs and Kenny Bruce adding 190 and two, respectively. With his effort, Frye also became St. Marys all-time leading rusher with over 3,800 yards.
Record Breakers: Clyde quarterback Alex Gillett set a new school record by throwing for 303 yards in a 55-0 win over Castalia Margaretta…Washington Court House’s Zach Free set school record with 306 yards rushing in 21-20 win over Western Brown…Mogadore Field’s Seth Koosed became his school’s all-time leading rusher after netting 125 yards (and four TDs) in 41-7 win over Norton.
Tough Break: Ada had its season take an unexpected turn with the loss of senior quarterback Zach Dysert. Dysert, the reigning D-VI offensive player of the year, broke the thumb on his throwing hand in the second quarter of a 23-14 loss to Convoy Crestview. Dysert, who has committed to Miami, continued to play the second half at defensive back. Dysert also broke his pinky finger in an Aug. 11 scrimmage against Parkway.
Cats Have Bite: Cuyahoga Falls snapped a 31-game losing streak with a 37-26 win over Garfield Heights. The Tigers last win was Sept. 23, 2004 over Brush. Senior Mike Dugger ran for 167 yards and three TDs on 13 carries for the winners. Senior Marcus Hardy added 180 yards and a TD on 25 carries. He also returned a punt 78 yards for a TD.
WEEK 7 STATEWIDE SCORES
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