Friday Night Highlights: 15 TDs, four returns for TDs and two interceptions…


Boardman’s Nick Buonavolonta scored two TDs in the Spartans win over North Canton Hoover. (Photo by Gary Housteau)

That’s what the JJHuddle Players of the Week did in Week 6. What
else happened? The box score simply states McComb’s first fourth quarter touchdown during Friday’s win over Vanlue was scored by Tyler Brown. What it doesn’t mention is Brown is legally blind. There’s more too as we take our weekly
look back at the state’s top performers, teams and newsmakers.

The box score simply states McComb’s first fourth quarter touchdown during Friday’s 47-7 win over Vanlue was scored by Tyler Brown on a 2-yard run.

What it doesn’t mention is Brown – the team’s manger – is legally blind.

Brown attempted to punch it in in the first quarter and the Panthers up just 7-0, but was denied on first down and fumbled the ball away on second. In the fourth quarter he came back in and played quarterback where he reached pay dirt on his first snap.
Credit needs to be given to McComb head coach Kris Alge and Brown’s teammates for making this possibility a reality.

In addition to being the manager for the high school football team, Brown also serves as the announcer for the junior high and midget programs.

Earlier this year Brown saw some action on defense at nose guard.


JJHuddle Offensive Player of the Week
Kyle Slater, Cincinnati Anderson:
Senior RB helped the Redskins outlast Winton Woods 52-38 in a match-up of two of Southwestern Ohio’s top teams. Slater ran for 236 yards and five TD’s and also had a 96-yard kickoff return for another TD

JJHuddle Defensive Player of the Week
Justin Ault, Plain City Jonathan Alder:
Senior CB returned two interceptions for TDs (74 an 38 yards) in a key 33-14 win over Sidney Lehman Catholic. The victory is the Pioneers third straight.

JJHuddle Special Teams Player of the Week
Heath Jackson, Ada:
Senior WR – now turned QB – opened his first start under center with a 90-yard kickoff return for a TD in a 55-6 win over Paulding. Jackson, a Bowling Green recruit, ended the game with 215 yards and four TDs through the air and 186 yards and two more TDs on the ground. He had seven TDs overall.


Maty Mauk, Kenton: Sophomore QB completed 24-of-32 passes for 422 yards and seven TDs – all in the first half of a 62-0 win over Lima bath.  Mauk also ran for 51 yards as the Wildcats totaled 479 yards of offense in the first two quarters. Thanks to the win, Kenton secured its 17th straight winning season in the Western Buckeye League. That’s no small feat. Kenton tallied 649 yards of offense in the game.

Tamaine Chappell, John Marshall:
Junior QB/DB completed 10-of-13 passes for 224 yards and four TDs, and on defense intercepted three passes in a 36-13 victory over Kenmore.

George Gresko, Eastlake North:
QB completed 12-of 18-passes for 342 yards (28.5-yard average) and five TDs in a 54-32 win against Chardon.

Garrett Morton, Archbold:
QB threw for three TDs and ran for three more in a 63-0 win over Montpelier. Morton completed 16-of-21 passes for 323 yards and ran for scores of 1, 2 and 1 yard,

Tyler Brause, Bucyrus Wynford:
Senior QB and Kentucky recruit had a memorable night in a 41-13 win over Buckeye Central. Brause threw for three TDs, ran for another and returned an interception for another. He was also named Homecoming King.

Zach Collins, Lexington:
Senior and third-string QB came off the bench to set school records for passing yards (344) and TDs (six) in a 47-7 win over Mansfield Madison. Collins also rushed for 30 yards on six carries and caught two passes for 25 more, accounting for 399 yards of offense. The win snapped a three-game losing skid for the Minutemen.

Tyler Link, Granville:
RB had 277 yards and two TDs on 27 carries as the Blue Aces shocked Licking Valley 35-12.

Derek Arnold, Nelsonville-York:
RB averaged over 11 yards per carry en route to 259 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-6 win over Belpre. The big night put Arnold over the 1,000 yard mark for the third straight season.

Keith Wenning and Adam Rammel, Coldwater:
Wenning, a senior QB, completed 17-of-23 passes for 316 yards and five TDs in a 48-14 win over Parkway. Rammel caught seven of those passes for 201 yards and four TDs.

Derek Carmichael, Triway:
QB completed 11-of-15 passes for 225 yards and five TDs in a 42-6 win over Fairless. He also carried the ball six times for 46 yards and a TD.

Seth Millar, Waynesville:
Senior RB had a school record 333 yards and six TDs on 19 carries in a 55-24 win over Dixie. Millar broke his own single-game rushing record, which was 331 yards (set against Dayton Northridge last year).

Charles Gresham, Heath:
RB scored six TDs, including five on the ground, and rushed for 206 yards on 21 carries in a 68-0 win over Whitehall. He also caught a 51-yard TD pass.

Thomas Hinkle, Fredericktown:
Senior QB had 160 yards rushing and four TDs and threw for 120 yards and two more TDs in a 47-22 win over Johnstown-Monroe. He added 13 tackles on defense.

Marcus Mamarella, Dover:
Senior RB ran for two TDs, threw for two TDs and caught a TD pass in the Tornados 62-7 win over Claymont.

Matt Spragg, Findlay:
QB was 21-of-40 for 368 yards and five TD passes in a 43-40 triple-OT victory over Fremont Ross.


Justin Buenger, Patrick Henry: RB ran for 228 yards and scored five TDs in a 52-10 win over Delta.

Spencer Rohr, New Bremen:
RB carried the ball 42 times for 284 yards and four TDs in a 34-18 win over Fort Recovery.

Carter Hill, Columbiana Crestview:
Junior QB carried the ball 27 times for 279 yards and four TDs and completed 4-of-6 passes for 81 yards and another TD in a 35-14 win over East Palestine.

Jordy Scanlon, Clinton-Massie:
Junior RB helped Falcons beat London 33-14 by rushing for 226 yards and four TDs.

Nick VanHoose, Graham:
Senior RB/LB rushed for 215 yards and a TD and returned an interception 40-yards for another score in a 48-7 win over Greenon.

Aaron Swanson, Defiance:
Senior RB ran for 335 yards on 33 carries and scored six TDs in a 54-20 win over Van Wert.

Jordan Leininger, Delphos St. John’s:
Junior RB scored four TDs and ran for 106 yards in a 35-14 win over Marion Local.

Dylan Kingan, Jeromesville Hillsdale:
QB completed 15-of-22 passes for 261 yards and two TDs to lead the Falcons to their first win over Dalton (27-13) in 10 years.

Jordan Schwerer, Anthony Wayne:
RB scored five TDs and ran for 129 yards on 13 carries in a 44-6 win over Bowling Green.

Emory Polley, Cleveland Heights:
Senior QB threw four TD passes and scored on a 6-yard run to lead the Tigers past previously unbeaten Maple Heights 35-34.

Josh Rush, Elyria Catholic:
Senior and Cincinnati recruit scored all three of his team’s touchdowns in the second quarter on receptions of 39 and 29 yards and a fumble recovery in the end zone in a 21-14 win over Villa Angela-St. Joseph.

Aaron Polasky, Field:
K/DB was 3-for 3 on field goals (37, 27, 21), blocked an extra point and had a game-saving interception with a minute left in Field’s 16-13 win over Akron Springfield.

Joe Lawless, Tuscarawas Central Catholic:
QB completed 17-of-36 passes for 371yards and three TDs and ran for two more TDs in a 36-35 loss to Malvern.


Cincinnati St. Xavier 17, Cincinnati Elder 7: In a match-up of nationally-ranked teams, host St. X (No. 25 in the USA Today) shocked No. 3 Elder before a capacity crowd.

St. Ignatius 26, Massillon Washington 21:
Before 10,000 at Parma’s Byers Field, the Wildcats held off the Tigers. Ignatius junior Robert Grebenc scored with two minutes to go to give the Wildcats the win. Grebenc ran for 210 yards and scored all four Ignatius TDs. His final score was set up following a defensive holding penalty on Massillon on what appeared to be a game-winning interception with 2:04 left.

Boardman 16, North Canton Hoover 7: The Spartans handed the Vikings their first Federal League loss in two years thanks in part to a 50-yard interception return for a TD on the game’s final play by Nick Buonavolonta. Buonavolonta ended the game with 171 yards rushing and a TD. It was the first regular-season loss for the Vikings outside of Stark County since 2004.

Genoa Area 54, Pemberville Eastwood 11:
In a battle of unbeatens, Genoa exploded early and never let up. The Comets, which won their 25th straight regular season game, led 34-3 at halftime and rolled up 512 yards of total offense. Eastwood, which came in averaging 53 points and 436 yards per game, was held to 220.

Logan 26, Zanesville 0:
In a crossover SEOAL match-up of two 5-0 teams, many thought this would be a tight, down to the last possession type of battle; however, Logan rolled. The game was a little closer throughout the first half than the final score might suggest, but by mid third quarter, Logan’s defense left little doubt in the outcome of this one.

Liberty Union 24, Licking Heights 7:
The Lions rallied from a 7-3 halftime deficit and scored 21 second half points to notch the key road win.

Watterson 27, Cincinnati LaSalle 21:
The Eagles opened up a 17-0 first half lead and held on for the win against the Lancers.

Columbus Grove 20, Bishop Hartley 14 (OT):
The Bulldogs evened their record and handed Hartley its first loss with the surprising win.

Woodridge 52, Mogadore 7:
Talk about shocking. The Bulldogs dominated previously unbeaten Mogadore. Mogadore got within 14-7 in the second quarter, but after that it was all Woodridge.

Tol. St. Francis 21, Tol. Whitmer 17:
More than 9,000 watched the Knights outlast the Panthers in a battle of state ranked teams that was in doubt until a key fourth down stop by St. Francis with 1:56 left.


Tigerball = Airball? Versailles snapped a three-game losing skid and evened its record at 3-3 with a 54-14 win over Minster.  The Tigers, long known for a vaunted rushing attack, threw six TD passes under second-year coach Bob Olwin.

  That’s the last time Columbus St. Charles has beaten Columbus DeSales in football. The Cards lost to the Stallions 10-0 on Friday to extend the streak. DeSales held St. Charles to 96 total yards.

12 Quarters And Counting:
The Ashland High School offense has not given up a point in 12 straight quarters. The Arrows also have yet to give up a point in three Ohio Cardinal Conference games.

Seven The Not-So Hard Way:
Kettering Alter had seven different players score in a 53-14 win over Dayton Carroll. Alter had over 500 yards of offense.

Streak Snapped:
Cory-Rawson picked off seven Findlay Liberty-Benton passes en route to ending the Eagles 31-game Blanchard Valley Conference win streak with a 27-20 win.

Urbana allowed 133 yards of total offense, including 2 yards on the ground, and posted its first shutout with a 14-0 win over Ben Logan…Heath held Whitehall to 39 total yards and four first downs in a 68-0 win…Delaware Hayes held Watkins Memorial to minus-three yards rushing and 40 yards total in a 21-0 win…Dublin Scioto had six interceptions in a 34-7 win over Westerville North…Defiance Tinora held Wayne Trace to 161 yards of offense, forced three turnovers and record the shutout in a 38-0 win…Delphos Jefferson limited Convoy Crestview to 113 total yards in a 21-0 shutout…Tol. St. John’s forced seven turnovers (four fumbles, three interceptions) in a 21-7 win over Toledo Start.

Toledo Rogers put up 43 first quarter points and 525 yards of total offense in a 62-8 win over Tol. Woodward…Johnstown-Northridge had 469 yards of total offense, but lost 35-34 to East Knox due to a blocked PAT…Delaware Hayes ran the ball on 55 of its 57 plays in a 21-0 win over Watkins Memorial…Groveport-Madison scored five different ways (run, pass, fumble return, kick return and interception return, in a 76-7 win over Newark…Fairfield Union ran the ball 66 times in a 36-6 win over Bloom-Carroll…Defiance and Van Wert combined for 941 yards of offense in Defiance’s 54-20 win…Liberty Center ran for 438 yards in a 55-26 win over Swanton.

Score of the Week:
Wilmington 51, Little Miami 48. His game had offense and plenty of it. Despite coming out on the short end, Little Miami senior quarterback Kyle Cook was 19-of-31 for 437 yards and four TDs. He also ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Wilmington was led by senior RB Quinten Rollins, who had 236 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 20 carriers. Rollins also had two receiving TDs from quarterback Brandon Arehart who was 13-of-18 for 312 yards and four touchdowns.


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