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For years Sherwood Fairview has terrorized opposing schools and defenses with its offensive assault that racked up ridiculous yards. Just how crazy were some of the Apaches stats? The top four single-game passing marks in state history are owned by Fairview quarterbacks – and there are three different names (Ryan Radcliff, James Elchinger and Kirk Jesse).
Friday, the Apaches traveled south to Midwest Athletic Conference member Anna and literally got a view from the other sideline.
The Rockets rolled up 550 total yards and slapped a 55-14 loss on Fairview.
Anna quarterback Jay Meyer completed just 8 passes (out of 11) but threw for four TDs and 211 yards. The Rockets rushed for 339 yards.
Fairview built its reputation and success under former head coach Bob Olwin who is now at another MAC school – Versailles.
The Tigers gained notoriety under their own former coaching legend Al Hetrick whose teams scored seven state titles. Hetrick’s squads were branded by the name “Tigerball” which turned out to be a punishing combo of running the ball and tough defense. Passing was often an afterthought.
Under Olwin’s instruction, Versailles beat Graham 55-21 on Friday. Tigers quarterback Damian Winner did rush for 127 yards and a TD on 14 carries. But he also completed 24-of-35 passes for 322 yards and four TDs.
Versailles and Anna play each other in Week 9 in a game that could impact the MAC title and will definitely carry playoff implications.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Maty Mauk, Kenton: It was just a matter of time before Kenton’s junior gunslinger was going to get the nod here and we might as well make it this week. Mauk threw for 540 yards and accounted for seven TDs (threw for four and ran for three) in a 70-34 win over Van Wert. Through two games this season, Mauk has thrown for 977 yards and nine TDs. He’s rushed for five more TDs.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Preston Dornon, Barnesville: Junior RB/DB scored five touchdowns and accounted for three turnovers in a 47-20 win over Meadowbrook. Dornon ran for three TDs, returned a punt for a fourth and recorded his fifth 99-yard interception return. He also recovered two fumbles.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chris Thomas, Ashland: Senior WR/KR tied a school record by scoring six TDs in the Arrows 41-37 win over Dover. Thomas had three TD receptions, ran for two scores and returned a second quarter kickoff 90 yards for another TD.
Terry Hensley, Galion: Sophomore DB filled his season stat sheet in one night by intercepting three passes and recovering a fumble as Galion slapped a 12-0 shutout on Colonel Crawford. Hensley is one of five sophomores and a freshman who log minutes on the Tigers defense.
Blair Walcott, Cardington: Junior RB set a school record with 340 yards on 49 carries and four TDs in a 29-14 win over Morral Ridgedale. The previous record was 304.
Logan Erb, Wapakoneta: Senior RB pounded his way for five TDs and 229 yards on 18 carries in a 56-12 win over Lima Bath.
Noah Key, Hartley: Senior RB tallied 318 yards and four TDs on 24 carries in a 42-34 win over Columbus Academy. Key scored on runs of 6, 8, 47 and 80 yards.
Warren Ball, Columbus DeSales: Junior RB and recent Ohio State verbal rushed for 213 yards and four TDs in a 41-0 win over Maumee.
Brionte Dunn, Canton GlenOak: Junior RB torched Massillon Washington for 320 yards and three TDs on 39 carries in a 28-27 loss to the Tigers.
Anthony Cole-Young, Kenton Ridge: Senior RB rushed for 186 yards and scored four TDs, including three on the ground, in a 41-20 victory over Indian Lake.
William Greathouse, Olentangy: Designated a DT on the roster, the senior also doubles as a punishing RB. Listed at 6-0, 266 pounds, Greathouse ran for 115 yards and four TDs on 21 carries in a 42-13 win over Delaware Hayes.
Jayshon Jackson, Westerville South: The senior RB carried the ball 42 times for 318 yards and two TDs in front of a nationally televised audience (ESPN) as South beat Dublin Coffman 31-21 at Ohio Stadium.
Brody Tonn, Massillon Washington: Sophomore QB completed 17-of-30 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns in a 28-27 come-from-behind win over Canton GlenOak. Two of his TDs went to senior WR and Ohio State recruit Devin Smith who ended with 116 yards on five receptions. Another of his scores went to senior WR and Pitt recruit Justin Olack who ended with 150 yards on eight receptions.
George Walker, Springfield: Junior DB/RB had a huge game in the Wildcats 26-10 win over Upper Arlington. Walker intercepted two passes, scored three TDs (two rushing, one receiving) and added a two-point conversion.
Deveon Smith, Warren Howland: Sophomore RB carried the ball 38 times for 294 yards and two TDs in the Tigers 35-14 win over Cortland Lakeview.
Shane Crum, Shenandoah: Junior RB fell just four yards shy of the school single-game rushing record but still tallied 293 and four TDs on 26 carries in the Zeps 42-20 win over Belpre.
Corey Straight, Hilliard Bradley: Junior QB ran for 191 yards and four TDs and completed 3-of-4 passes for 82 yards in a 42-27 win over Teays Valley.
Lehman breaks through against the MAC: The Cavaliers snapped a 10-game, six-year losing streak to teams from the Midwest Athletic Conference with a 34-13 win over Minster. The win was the first under current head coach Dick Roll as well who was 0-7 in his pervious attempts.
Newark snaps 19-game losing streak: The Wildcats won for the first time since Week 2 of the 2008 season by rallying from a 14-0 halftime deficit to beat host Marion Harding 15-14. The decisive points came courtesy Tyler Griffith’s 32-yard field goal with 46 seconds to go.
Batt, Jennings net coach, Bowling green their first win: Bobcats head coach Steve Aungst picked up his first career coaching win Friday as Bowling Green shut out Fostoria 35-0. Derek Batt and Cole Jennings came up especially huge for their team and coach. Batt carried the ball 23 times for 121 yards and scored two TDs and two 2-point conversions. He added an interception on defense. Jennings blocked two punts, had two interceptions (one of which he returned 96 yards for a TD) and caught a 51-yard TD pass from Batt.
Clinton-Massie runs for 509 yards: The Falcons broke in their new field turf at Frank Irelan Field by blasting rival Waynesville 59-7. C-M ran 47 running plays that went for 509 yards. Senior Jordy Scanlon led the way with 244 yards and two TDs on 20 carries. Defensively the Falcons allowed the Spartans 25 total rushing yards on 29 carries.
Bucyrus Wynford win streak reaches 40: The Royals extended the state’s longest regular season winning streak with a 7-0 win over Sycamore Mohawk. The Royals last loss was to Mohawk on Oct. 1, 2006.
Ashland-Dover match-up produces fireworks: Dover’s Derek Swinderman and Ashland’s Marcus Fuller went toe-to-toe last Friday in a passing exhibition. Swinderman had over 500 yards of offense, completing 28-of-51 passes for 395 yards and adding another 111 yards and four TDs on 13 carries. Fuller completed 22-of-35 passes for 323 yards and three TDs and got the last laugh as the Arrows edged the Tornados 41-37. Ashland DB Michael Bixler picked off three Swinderman passes for he Arrows.
Ada wins 17th straight Northwest Conference game: The Bulldogs continued their conference win streak by beating Spencerville 70-20. Junior QB Konner Baker completed 15-of-22 passes for 321 yards and four TDs and rushed for another score in the victory.
WEEK 2 SCORES