Friday Night Highlights Week 5: 15 TDs, five interceptions and seven PATs…


Toledo Whitmer remained unbeaten with a 20-7 win over Tol. St. John’s. (Photo by Scott Grau)

That’s what the JJHuddle Players of the Week did in Week 5. What
else happened? One team broke or tied eight school records in a game, someone returned two kickoffs for TDs and another player accounted for all 44 of his team’s points. There’s more too as we take our weekly
look back at the state’s top performers, teams and newsmakers.

Lately, the city of Lebanon has been in the headlines for its raceway and whether or not slot machines should be installed at the local horse track. Now there’s something else for citizens of the Warren County town to talk about – the football team.
Friday, the Warriors raced past Piqua and into the recordbooks.

Lebanon beat the visiting Indians 49-28 in a Greater Western Ohio Conference crossover game. How they did it though was memorable – and remarkable.

Senior quarterback Dusty Isaacs (a Georgia Tech baseball recruit) completed 21-of-27 passes for a school record 412 yards. He also tied a school record with four TD passes. During the course of the game, Isaacs set a new LHS career passing yardage record, ending the night with 4,187 yards.

Isaacs wasn’t the only one who went nuts.

Senior receiver Chase Cochran (an Ohio University football recruit) set school records for receptions in a game (12) and receiving yardage in a game (296). He also tied his own school record with three TD receptions. Cochran, one of the state’s top sprinters, also set records for career receptions (102) and receiving yards (2,302).

As a team, Lebanon posted a school record 624 yards of total offense.

The Warriors, who lead the GWOC with 454 yards of offense per game, seem to be hitting their stride at the right time with a road game at rival and undefeated Springboro looming Friday.

Did we mention Lebanon has a balanced attack? The Warriors average 232 yards through the air and 222 on the ground.

Springboro counters with a rushing attack featuring senior Antoine Campbell who has over 600 yards the last three games.

Should be a good one.


JJHuddle Offensive Player of the Week
Nathan Carpenter, Lancaster:
Senior RB posted video game stats in a 42-31 win over Gahanna-Lincoln. Carpenter rushed for 327 yards and four TDs on just 11 carries, which means he averaged 29 yards per tote. Carpenter scored on runs of 80, 75, 56 and 20 yards. He also kicked seven PATs and had an interception on defense.

JJHuddle Defensive Player of the Week
Brian Kelly, Springfield Catholic Central:
Sophomore DB had a huge all-around effort in a 38-10 win over Triad. Kelly had three interceptions, including one in the end zone. As a QB he threw for 285 yards and four TDs and ran for 98 yards and another score.

JJHuddle Special Teams Player of the Week
Duke Price, Wooster:
Junior WR was all over the place in Wooster’s 58-20 homecoming win over Mansfield Madison. Price accounted for five TDs on seven touches. He returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score, caught two passes for 92 yards and two TDs and carried the ball three times for 122 yards and two TDs. He also had an interception. The 58-points was the most by a Wooster team since 1949 when the Generals slapped 62 on Madison.


Marcus Mamerella, Dover: QB had great all-around game with 104 yards rushing (two TDs), 86 yards passing (TD) and 70 yards receiving (TD) in a 45-0 win over Warsaw River View.

Nathan Yoder, Sherwood Fairview:
RB/DB set a school record with two kickoff returns for TDs in a 57-28 win over Holgate. He also scored on a four-yard run and a nine-yard pass to end with 373 all-purpose yards.

Devin Clodfelter, Independence:
RB carried the ball 25 times for 377 yards and six TDs in a 60-32 win over South.

Jason Hoar, Utica:
Junior QB tied a school record with four TD passes in a 56-17 win over Northridge. Hoar was 11-for-18 for 298 yards. He also ran for two TDs.

Brett Mierke, Fremont Ross:
DB had three interceptions in a 22-14 win over Lasher (Bloomfield, Mich.).

Erick Howard, North Canton Hoover:
Senior RB and reigning Mr. Football rushed for 274 yards and five touchdowns in a 35-20 win over Uniontown lake.

Dylan Kwiat, Tiffin Calvert:
RB had 235 yards and five TDs on 16 carries and also added a two-point conversion in a 49-22 win over North Baltimore.

Anthony Westren, Woodbridge:
Senior QB tossed six touchdown passes in a 47-6 win over Streetsboro.

Matty Mauk, Kenton:
Sophomore QB accounted for 439 yards of offense and all 44 points in a 44-20 win over Elida. Mauk threw for 401 yards and rushed for 38. He also threw for five TDs and four two-point conversions and ran for another TD.

Jeremy Scott, Norwood:
RB carried the ball 45 times for 306 yards and four TDs in a 45-14 win over Little Miami.


Cole Stoudt, Dublin Coffman: Junior QB completed 18-of-24 passes for 219 yards and five TDs in a 51-7 win over Groveport-Madison.

Curt Watson, Bellevue:
QB completed 15-of-21 passes for 301 yards and four TDs in a 40-35 win over Willard.

Dan Tracht, Norwalk St. Paul:
QB completed just five passes (out of seven) but four went for TDs in a 63-0 win over Ashland Mapleton.

Kyle Snyder and Thaddeus Ingol, Barberton:
Snyder, a senior QB, threw three touchdown passes and rushed for another in a 38-20 win over Tallmadge. Snyder rushed for 138 yards on 18 carries and completed 10-of-15 passes for 206 yards. Ingol, a senior WR, caught three TD passes and also returned an interception for a touchdown, He had seven receptions for 147 yards receiving.

Lawrence Wynn, Akron Hoban:
Senior RB rushed for 285 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-12 win over Warrensville Heights.

Luke Wollet, Poland:
RB/DB scored four TDs, including one on a 100-yard interception return, in a 35-0 win over Niles.

Jake Conrad, West Lafayette Ridgewood:
Senior RB had 14 carries for 221 and four TDs and also threw for a TD in a 61-27 win over Sandy Valley.

Dominque Walker, Reynoldsburg:
RB ran for 269 yards and two TDs on 19 carries in a 47-0 win over Newark.

Jordan Sturgell, Teays Valley:
Senior RB/DB scored four TDs three different ways in a 35-16 win over Bloom Carroll. Sturgell returned an interception 55 yards for a TD, caught a 71-yard TD pass and ran for two more TDs.

Carey Spear, Mayfield:
Senior K booted three fields goals of over 40 yards (54, 47 and 47) in a 23-0 win over Brush.

Shaq Washington, Maple Heights:
Junior QB threw for 280 yards and four TDs and ran for 61 yards and another score in a 56-12 win over East Liverpool.


Youngstown Mooney 45, Mentor Lake Catholic 21: The Cardinals are for real. Mooney churned out 404 yards on the ground en route to the impressive win in a match up of undefeated state-ranked teams.

Walsh Jesuit 28, Parma Padua 21:
Junior QB Connor Cook threw two touchdown passes and Cameron Ontko rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown as the visiting Warriors handed the Bruins their first loss. Walsh led 28-7 in the fourth quarter but withstood a Padua rally, which fell just short.

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 17, Napoleon 0:
The Irish handed Napoleon its first loss with a dominating defensive effort. SVSM held the Wildcats to 84 yards total offense and only five yards passing.

Louisville 23, Northwest 15:
Without the services of standout senior QB Bobby Swigert – out at least five weeks with a foot injury – the Leopards still won thanks in part to new QB Toby Minster who completed 7-of-13 passes for 64 yards in his first varsity start.

Pickerington Central 7, Pickerington North 6:
The Tigers pulled out the win by capping a 65-yard drive with a Willie Tatum 1-yard TD run with 3:33 to go. The ensuing PAT gave Central the win. Up to that point, the Tigers had just 62 yards of offense and three first downs.

Heath 28, Newark Catholic 27:
Senior RB Chares Gresham ran for 254 yards and three TDs as the Bulldogs held off Newark Catholic. The Green Wave scored a TD with 2:04 left and went for two-points and the win. Heath denied them.

Toledo Whitmer 20, Toledo St. John’s 7:
Despite turning the ball over four times, Whitmer remained unbeaten by outgaining St. John’s 351-162 in total yardage.


Faine Out: Ada senior quarterback Mitchell Faine left the Bulldogs game with Bluffton midway through the second quarter with a knee injury. He did not return. Ada, which was ahead 21-0 at the time of the injury, won 43-14. Senior WR Heath Jackson stepped in at QB and led Ada to three second half TDs.

First win ever:
Fairfield Christian recorded the first win in school history with a 14-6 decision over Middletown Christian in a game played at Millersport. Austin Cain scored from 2-yards out with 6:31 left for the game-winning points.

Longtime Coming:
Fremont St. Joseph’s shocked Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 27-26 in overtime for their first won over the Chieftains since 1999. Hopewell-Loudon has played in the last two D-VI state championships. It was H-L’s first Midland Athletic League loss since Mohawk beat the Chieftains in 2006.

Although they entered their meeting with undefeated Perrysburg winless, Bowling Green pulled off the upset with a 12-7 win.

Ravenna held Southeast to 18 yards of total offense in a 33-0 win…Toledo Central Catholic held Toledo Bowsher to 99 yards rushing on 38 carries in a 38-0 win…Chaminade Julienne’s Donovan Lane returned an interception 55 yards for the game’s only TD in a 10-0 win over Hamilton Badin.

East Palestine ran for 421 yards in a 47-20 win over United…Utica averaged over 10 yards per play (43 plays, 484 yards) in a 56-17 win over Johnstown-Northridge…New Philadelphia tallied more than 500 yards of offense in a 62-0 win over Urichsville Claymont…Manchester had 523 yards of offense in a 53-7 win over Fairless…Grove City Christian rushed for 405 yards in a 69-7 win over Corning Miller…Liberty Union put 35 points on the board in the first quarter in a 48-6 win over Millersport.

Score of the Week:
Pemberville Eastwood 76, Elmore Woodmore 34. Eastwood, which had 512 yards of offense, ran for 473 yards and 10 touchdowns to improve to 5-0.


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