That’s what the JJHuddle Players of the Week did in Week 10. What else
happened? A couple teams finished unbeaten for the first time ever, one program claimed its 500th victory and a reciever caught 20 passes in one game. There’s more too as we take our weekly
look back at the state’s top performers, teams and newsmakers.
Although Belmont County rivals Barnsville and Belmont Union Local didn’t earn playoff berths this year, the two staged a dramatic Week 10 showdown that had a postseason-taste to it.
Union Local beat Barnsville 34-27 in OT in a match-up that for the first time this year was called the “Milk Jug” game. The teams combined for 728 yards of offense.
Belmont Union Local receiver Bernie Thompson set a new school record for receptions in a game by catching 20 passes for 228 yards. The 20 receptions ranks second in state history. Thompson and teammate Darby Waller also broke the Union Local record for receptions in a season as the Jets played their 500th game in school history. Union Local QB Kyle Copeland completed 32-of-55 passes for 404 yards.
Unfortunately for Union Local, the Jets painfully finished ninth in Division IV, Region 13 with 12.3470 points. No. 8 seed Campbell Memorial had 12.35 points, or rather .003 more than Union Local.
Despite losing, Barnsville finished the season 5-5, which is a solid turnaround from last year’s 1-9 finish.
JJHuddle Offensive Player of the Week
Terrence Deener, Mansfield Senior: QB accounted for six TDs and 423 yards of total offense in a 46-26 win over rival Mansfield Madison. Deener was 11-of-14 passing for 287 yards and four TDs. He also rushed for 136 yards and two TDs.
JJHuddle Defensive Player of the Week
Edwin Kamara, Licking Heights: DE registered 14 tackles, including five for loss and two sacks, in a 27-13 win over Berne Union. He also forced a fumble that set up one TD and then forced another fumble, which he recovered himself and took 10 yards to the house.
JJHuddle Special Teams Player of the Week
Jordan Lance, Loudonville: Despite losing 31-28 to undefeated Fredericktown, Lance played lights out. He had two interceptions and caught a TD pass in addition to returning a kickoff and punt for TDs.
ALSO IN THE RUNNING
Nate Allison, Gallia Academy: Senior RB carried the ball 33 times for a school record 349 yards and four TDs in a 32-6 win over Marietta. Allison scored on runs of 14, 43, 21, and 4 yards. He had 11 runs of 10 yards or more. This performance broke the old record of 334 yards set by Ty Simmons in 2002 against Warren Local.
Marcus Penn, Whetstone: RB ran for 338 yards and six TDs on 33 carries in a 55-0 win over Centennial.
Tyler Dyla, Glouster Trimble: Junior RB ran for 324 yards and four TDs on 29 carries in a win over Racine Southern.
Kyle Vaclav, Canfield: Senior returned a punt 75 yards for the Cardinals only TD in a 16-0 win over rival Poland. Defensively Vaclav had an interception and a fumble recovery, both of which set up field goals. As a team Canfield had six sacks and held Poland scoreless for the first time in 49 games – a stretch that dates back to Week 3 of the 2005 season.
Richie Piekarski, Hudson: Senior QB ran for 123 yards and completed 15-of -17 passes for 272 yards and two TDs in a 45-10 victory over Lakewood.
Dave Walender, Toledo Central Catholic: Senior QB set a school record with five TD passes in a 40-21 win over Toledo St. John’s. Walender completed 11-of-16 passes for 186 yards.
Bobby Spence, Buckeye Local: Senior RB/DB scored five TDs and had an interception in a 53-12 win over Weir (WV).
Jordan Scanlon, Clinton-Massie: Junior RB ran for 226 yards and four TDs on 30 carries in a 41-0 win over East Clinton.
Reed Florence, South Charleston Southeastern: Senior QB completed 18-of-27 passes for 354 yards and two TDs and also ran for three scores in a 49-14 win over Triad.
Airic Steagall, Hillsboro: RB carried the ball 21 times for 348 yards and four TDs in a 33-8 win over Greenfield McClain. He also threw for a 2-point conversion.
Niles Keller, Marion Local: Junior RB carried the ball 26 times for 236 yards and two TDs in a 28-21 win over Anna.
Brad Couts, Johnstown-Monroe: Senior RB had 250 yards and four TDs in a 62-8 win over rival Johnstown-Northridge.
Matt Fergusen, Pickerington North: RB tallied 232 yards and three TDs in a 42-10 win over Big Walnut.
Jayshon Jackson, Westerville South: RB rushed for 278 yards in a 47-20 win over Olentangy Liberty.
Kyle Gladden, Zanesville: RB carried the ball 20 times for 230 yards and three TDs in a 42-14 win over Jackson.
Josh Ungerbuehler, Roger Bacon: Senior QB led the Spartans to a 52-13 win over Purcell Marian by completing 9-of-14 passes for 276 yards and four TDs. He also carried the ball seven times for 37 yards and another TD.
Zach Abbatiello, LaSalle: RB rushed for 118 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries and caught six passes for 94 yards and a touchdown in a 42-28 win over Walsh Jesuit.
Miles Iverson, Madison: Senior RB carried the ball 44 times for 266 yards and a TD in a 24-17 win over Painesville Riverside.
Shaquille Washington, Maple Heights: Junior QB completed 11-of-17 passes for 299 yards and three TDs in a 33-6 victory over Shaker Heights.
Tajuan Green and DeShawn Alston, Brookhaven: Green, a QB, completed 16-of-22 passes for 321 yards and five touchdowns in a 38-12 win over Mifflin. Alston caught seven passes for 189 yards and three TDs.
Jake Elling, Liberty Center: RB tallied 239 yards and scored three TDs in a 34-14 win over Archbold.
Pernell Conner, Eastwood: RB scored five TDs in a 34-6 win over Gibsonburg.
Cincinnati St. Xavier 13, Cincinnati Moeller 10: A crowd of 10,000 watched the Bombers hand the Crusaders their first loss of the season Saturday at Nippert Stadium. The victory gave the St. X the outright GCL South title a year after they were 0-3 in the league.
Ashland 31, Lexington 28: The Arrows won the Ohio Cardinal Conference Championship in thrilling fashion Friday by rallying from a 14-13 halftime deficit to defeat the rival Minutemen. Junior QB Marcus Fuller led two long second half drives that covered 146 yards and led to 10 points, including the game-winning field goal. For the game Fuller completed 23-of-37 passes for 252 yards and two TDs. He also ran for two TDs.
Jonathan Alder 21, St. Charles 10: The Pioneers stared the season 0-3 but have won seven straight, including Week 10’s victory over St. Charles that propelled them into the postseason. An 85-yard interception return by Justin Ault in he fourth quarter sealed the victory.
Maumee 42, Perrysburg 12: A crowd of 5,200 watched Maumee win its first Northern Lakes League title since 2001 and capture the 50th battle for the “Ding Dong Bell” with a convincing victory in a game that was just 14-12 at half. Maumee senior QB Jake Goatley completed 20-of-26 passes for 202 yards and four TDs and rushed for 64 yards.
Like Father, Like Son: Junior RB Austin Hoeflich and Fredericktown beat Loudonville 31-28 on Friday to finish the season 10-0 for the first time since 1989. Hoeflich, who leads the Freddies in rushing (580 yards on 91 attempts and nine TDs) and tackles (165), is the son of Chris Hoeflich, a member of the 1989 team. The win also enabled Fredericktown to earn its first outright Mid-Buckeye Conference title since joining the conference in 2000.
Record Setter: Senior RB Devin King broke the Monroe single-season rushing record Friday on his fifth carry of the game in a 49-6 win over Dayton Northridge. The run (which covered 55 yards) put him over the previous mark of 1,357 yards set by Anthony Gregory in 1986. King finished with 274 yards on 22 carries and fell just 36 yards shy of breaking the single game rushing record of 310 yards, also held by Gregory. King’s season total is now 1,570 yards and his postseason statistics will count towards his season total. In 1986 when Gregory’s record was set the Hornets played 12 games.
Six in a Row: Logan won its sixth straight Southeast Ohio Athletic League title with a 51-14 win over Chillicothe.
First Time Ever: Ansonia completed its first ever undefeated season with a 15-7 win over Miami East on the road. The victory propelled the Tigers to the No. 1 seed in the D-VI, Region 24 playoffs and secured Ansonia’s first Cross County Conference title in 22 years.
First Time Ever II: North College Hill beat New Miami 53-6 Friday to record the school’s first unbeaten regular season at 10-0. Junior QB Dakota Dartis was again the main cog with 467 yards of total offense. Dartis completed 21-of-27 passes for 289 yards and two TDs and ran for 178 yards and three TDs,
First Time Ever III: Toledo Whitmer won its first Toledo City League title since joining the league in 2003 with a 21-7 win over Start.
Coaching Milestone: Eastmoor Academy head coach Jim Miranda notched win No. 100 after the Warriors beat Africentric 33-0. Miranda also has a state title to his credit as Eastmoor’s girls basketball coach.
OFFFF-ense: The last two weeks Canal Fulton Northwest’s passing offense has produced back-to-back games with over 500 yards passing and 12 TDs in wins over West Branch and Alliance…Northwood rushed for 539 yards on 62 attempts in a 64-7 romp over Cardinal Stritch.
DEFFF-ense: Lehman Catholic held Fort Loramie to 15 yards rushing in a 21-0 win…Tecumseh has allowed 150 yards total the last two weeks in wins over Tippecanoe and Bellefontaine (both are playoff teams)…Olentangy held Westerville North to minus-22 yards rushing in a 34-7 win.
Score of the Week: Wyoming 50, Indian Hill 49. The Cowboys and Braves combined for 1,041 yards of total offense on 132 plays – 66 for each team – in a game that ranks as an instant classic. The victory earned Wyoming its first outright Cincinnati Hills League title since 2001 and snapped Indian Hill’s 39-game CHL win streak. The victory was also Wyoming head coach Bernie Barre’s 299th and gave Wyoming its first perfect season in 28 years. The Cowboy scored the victory on a TD with 10 seconds left and the ensuing 2-point conversion. Wyoming QB Kyle Seyfried led the charge by completing 18-of-36 passes for 446 yards and four TDs. Indian Hill’s Sam Hendricks countered with 269 yards and four TDs on 20 carries.
Final Power Poll. Who are the Power Poll Champions? Who finished in the rankings?
YOU PICKE’M CONTEST
Who won the overall championship?