Kudos to Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. The Irish may have been the inspiration Kentucky needed. Facing a team many considered unbeatable Friday, SVSM held a 17-0 lead over Youngstown Cardinal Mooney after three quarters. Kudos to Mooney’s Danny McCarthy. After four quarters, the Cardinals were still undefeated thanks in part to the QBs two TD passes and TD run. Below we take our weekly look at some of the state’s other top performances from Week 8.
TOP INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES
Eric Page, Holland Springfield: Quarterback ran 31 times for 314 yards and four TDs in 56-34 win over Anthony Wayne. Also completed 7-of-12 passes for 93 yards and three TDs. Page also kicked five PATS and ran for another.
Brian Gaiters, Zanesville: Senior RB set school record for single-game rushing yards with 320 in 49-7 win over Marietta. Gaiters carried the ball 26 times and had five TDs.
Ryan Radcliff, Sherwood Fairview: Senior QB and Central Michigan recruit completed 25-of-33 passes for 482 yards and seven TDs in a 62-7 win over Hicksville. Radcliff threw for 330 yards in the first quarter alone.
Tyler Harris, Sparta Highland: Senior RB had 316 yards and four TDs on 43 carries in 37-32 win over Cardington.
Jared Province, Warren JFK: Running back had six TDs and 134 yards in 49-21 win over Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley.
Ryan Martin, Turpin: Senior QB was 15-for-24 for 274 yards and six TDs in 48-14 win over Little Miami.
D.J. Mendenhall and Zach Williams, West Jefferson: Duo broke multiple school records in a 48-21 win over Millersport. Mendenhall was 16-of-24 for 291 yards and four 4 TDs and also rushed for two TDs. His 291 yards passing was a single-game record (previous best was 278) and his season total 1,451 also broke the old record of 1,405. The four TDs in one game tied a record. Williams broke his own record for receptions in a season by ending the night with 40. He had 141 yards and two TDs against the Lakers.
Thad Nofsinger, Waynedale: Senior RB carried 25 times for 234 yards and four TDs in 38-6 win over Norwayne.
Derrick Vicars, Genoa Area: Senior RB carried the ball 38 times for 308 yards and three TDs in a 47-7 win over Gibsonburg.
C.J. Allums, Bloomdale Elmwood: Senior RB accounted for six TDs in a 63-23 win over Elmore Woodmore. Allums carried the ball 12 times for 165 yards ad five TDs (18, 10, 7, 22, and 65 yards). He added a 41-yard TD catch.
Ben Mallette, Carrollton: Accounted for 294 total yards and five TDs in 35-21 win over Minerva. Mallette ran for 167 yards and four TDs and threw for 127 yards and another TD.
Seth Koosed, Mogadore Field: Senior RB scored five TDs and had 101 yards on 22 carries in 49-6 win over Southeast.
RECAP OF LAST WEEK'S OHIO HIGH FEATURED GAMES
Cincinnati St. Xavier 45, Lakewood St. Edward 0
Centerville 28, Huber Heights Wayne 21 (OT)
Williamsport Westfall 60, Huntington Ross 7
Cleveland St. Ignatius 24, Cincinnati LaSalle 20
St. Clairsville 41, Martins Ferry 14
Frankfort Adena 44, Piketon 22
Toledo Central Catholic 20, Toledo St. Francis 14
Worthington Kilbourne 27, Westerville South 20
Dublin Coffman 21, Hilliard Davidson 14
Harrison Central 36, Indian Creek 35
Hannibal River 21, Sarahsville Shenandoah 6
Milton-Union 17, Dayton Oakwood 6
Coldwater 49, Versailles 14
Youngstown Ursuline 28, Beaver Local 0
New Concord John Glenn 14, New Lexington 7
OTHER STATEWIDE GAMES OF NOTE
Youngstown Cardinal Mooney 21, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 17: The state’s No. 1 ranked Division IV team survived a scare against rival St. Vincent-St. Mary by scoring three fourth quarter touchdowns. Mooney, ranked ninth in the country (USA Today) trailed 17-0 after three quarters. Notre Dame recruit Danny McCarthy ran for a TD, threw two more and had an interception in the fourth quarter as the Cardinals remained unbeaten (8-0).
Aurora 45, Chagrin Falls 0: The Greenmen capitalized on four Tigers turnovers en route to the impressive victory in Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division action. Both teams entered the game 6-1.
Sunbury Big Walnut 24, Olentangy Liberty 7: The Eagles remained unbeaten and snapped a three-game losing skid to Liberty with a convincing win in Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division play. Senior QB Ethan Wetzel led the attack by completing 15-of-24 passes for 232 yards and a TD. He also rushed 16 times for 78 yards and a score.
Canton McKinley 21, Youngstown Boardman 17: Bulldogs pulled upset and came from behind when Steve Gardiner erased a 17-14 deficit with a 75-yard TD run. Gardiner carried five times for 97 yards.
Canton Central Catholic 17, Youngstown East 14: CCC remained undefeated with a 17-14 come-from-behind win over East. Central trailed 6-0 in the first quarter but scored 17 unanswered points. Max Colaner scored both TDs for the winners.
Cincinnati Sycamore 48, Middletown 27: Contest featured two standout performances from QBs. Sycamore junior Casey McLean was eight-of-12 for 195 yards and four TDs. Middletown sophomore Caleb Watkins was 20-of-42 for 244 yards and three TDs.
Bedford St. Peter Chanel 24, Elyria Catholic 17: The Firebirds snapped a three-game losing skid and ended Elyria Catholic’s perfect season with a key North Coast League White Division win. Senior RB Aaron Roberson did most of the damage for visiting Chanel by churning out 276 yards and three TDs on 34 carries.
Hilliard Darby 34, Gahanna 23: Led by Northwestern recruit Jeremy Ebert, Darby remained unbeaten with a solid OCC Ohio Division win. Ebert scored on runs of 30 and 45 yards in the fourth quarter to help expand a 14-10 halftime lead.
Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 41, Cleveland Benedictine 7: The Warriors bounced back from their first loss of the season last week to Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary by routing host Benedictine. Walsh opened up a 21-0 halftime lead and was never challenged.
Pickerington Central 10, Olentangy 7 (OT): The visiting Tigers remained unbeaten as junior Adam Castin drilled a 28-yard field goal in overtime to get the win. Castin had missed from 26 yards in the second quarter. The Braves tied the game with 1:12 remaining in the game when Michael Duffy hit Kenny Anunike for a 2-yard TD.
NEWS, NOTES & NUGGETS
Three Amigos: Led by three rushers who all eclipsed 100 yards, Dayton Thurgood Marshall beat Dayton Belmont 52-16. Ron Johnson (128 yards), Ryan Jones (127) and Michael Fletcher (104) also scored two TDs each.
Indian Uprising: Fort Recovery was assured of its first non losing season in school history when it beat New Bremen (35-21) to improve to 5-3. The Indians, who started football in 1995, also improved to 4-3 in the MAC with the win. Heading into this season, Fort Recovery was 6-85 in MAC games. Quarterback Greg Kahlig threw for four TDs against New Bremen.
Consolation Prize: Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley quarterback Pat Kane and receiver Sam Gergley both set school records in a 49-21 loss to Warren JFK. Kane completed 28-of-53 passes for a record 343 yards and three TDs. The old record was held by Toby Oswald, who threw for 282 yards in 1982. Gergley broke a school record with 197 yards receiving on nine catches. That record was previously held by Kevin Lake since 1983.
Ship Came In: West Carrollton snapped an 18-game losing streak with a 34-22 win over Dayton Meadowdale. The Pirates were led by Steve Kocol and Mike Hyland who each had two TDs.
Tough Slate: After starting the season 4-0, Cleveland Benedictine suffered its fourth straight loss Friday (41-7 defeat to Walsh Jesuit). The Bengals are still in contention for a playoff spot in D-III, Region 9. The question is can they make it at 4-6? Games with Cincinnati Elder and Columbus DeSales remain.
Six Straight: Hamler Patrick Henry won its sixth straight Northwest Ohio Athletic League title Friday with a 49-28 win over host Archbold. The undefeated Patriots were led by Drew Koesel who rushed for 145 yards and five TDs.
Three D: Toledo Christian scored three defensive TDs in its 40-7 win over Danbury. Eric Yunker and Justin Middaugh returned fumbles 45 and 5 yards, respectively, for scores and Luke Sims returned an interception 40 yards for another. TC forced six turnovers overall.
WEEK 8 STATEWIDE SCORES
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