Our weekly look back at the state’s top performances
and newsmakers continues. Who are the JJHuddle
Offensive, Defensive and
Special Teams players of the week? Who threw for 508 yards and set multiple county records? Who snapped a 17-game win streak? Who rushed for 538 yards? We know…
While Kettering Alter and Centerville were staging their much-publicized and long-awaited game in Southwestern Ohio this past weekend, another long awaited rivalry game took place on the North Shore.
It took 61 years, but Elyria Catholic and Elyria finally met on the football field. And in front of a standing room only crowd at Elyria’s Ely Stadium, it was EC that came away with a 56-35 win.
The player of the game was EC senior QB Danny Reaser, who also earned this week’s nod as the JJHuddle Offensive Player of the Week for his remarkable performance. Reaser set a Lorain County record for passing yards in a game (508) and tied one for TD passes (six). He completed 19-of-35 passes (26.7 yards per completion).
One of Reaser’s favorite targets was Zach Rogers who had 10 catches for 241 yards and two TDs.
Not to be totally over-shadowed, Elyria QB Dustin Stolarski set a school record of his own for passing yards in a game with 290.
The teams combined for over 1,000 yards of total offense.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Danny Reaser, Elyria Catholic: See above.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kyle Matula, Milan Edison: Senior LB continues to lead the undefeated Chargers defense with stunning efficiency. In Edison’s 41-7 win over Wellington, Matula had 10 tackles, a sack and returned an interception 91 yards for a TD. On offense he added 105 yards and two TDs on eight carries. Through three games Matula as 41 tackles and seven TFL.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Deontea Rudasil, Columbus East: The KR scored three TDs in the Tigers 41-28 loss to Briggs. In addition to a 3-yard run, Rudasil returned kickoffs 79 and 66 yards for TDs.
Sam Stretar, Independence: Senior QB ran for 283 yards and threw for 165 more in a 42-34 win over Lutheran West. He accounted for six TDs.
Jayshon Jackson, Westerville South: Senior RB rushed for 300 yards and three TDs in a 34-14 win over Grove City.
Kaleb Goins, Lehman Catholic: Senior RB/DB rushed for over 180 yards for the third straight game in a 34-6 win over Indian Lake. Goins finished the game with 185 yards and four TDs. On the season, Goins also has over 200 receiving yards and over 30 tackles on defense.
Maty Mauk, Kenton: Junior QB completed 35-of-56 yards for 476 yards and seven TDs in a 54-14 win over Lima Shawnee.
Reggie Wells, Niles: Senior RB carried the ball 20 times for 325 yards and four TDs in a 40-24 win over Akron Coventry.
Ray Russ, Willoughby South: Senior QB completed 16-of-26 passes for 361 yards and five TDs in a 52-28 win over Euclid.
Blair Walcott, Cardington-Lincoln: Junior RB logged 38 carries, 248 yards and three TDs in a 24-20 win over River Valley.
Tyler Noffsinger, Covington: Senior RB scored four TDs in a 56-22 win over Bradford. Noffsinger ran for three scores and returned a kickoff 85 yards for another.
Reese Klenke, Coldwater: Senior WR continued his torrid season with another monster game. Despite losing 38-28 to Anna, Klenke led the Cavaliers with 11 catches for 201 yards and three TDs. Through three games, Klenke has 28 catches for 531 yards and nine TDs.
Lucas Rosebrook, Patrick Henry: Junior RB/DB ran for 230 yards and three TDs and added 11 tackles and two sacks in a 49-7 win over Montpelier.
Derrick Goliday, Tiffin Columbian: RB carried the ball 23 times for 200 yards, four TDs and a two-point conversion in the Tornadoes 40-21 win over Fremont Ross.
Darian Arnold, Newcomerstown: QB had close to 300 yards total offense (threw for 153 yards, rushed for 142) and accounted for four TDs (ran for three, threw for another) in a 65-19 win over Bellaire St. John’s.
Dylan Blythe, Grove City Christian: Senior DE/TE registered 15 tackles, three TFL and a sack in a 40-29 loss to Matewan (WV). He also had a QB hurry that resulted in an interception.
Dakota Dartis, North College Hill: Senior QB completed 14-of-18 passes for 408 yards and three TDs and ran for another score in a 52-13 win over Maderia.
Daniel Sporing, Deer Park: Senior QB ran 12 times for 108 yards and a TD and completed 14-of-22 passes for 201 yards and four TDs in a 46-44 loss to Woodward.
St. Edward Ends Mooney’s 17-Game Winning Streak: Behind an OL that averages 6-4, 290, the Eagles mowed down Mooney and its 17-game win streak with a convincing 37-3 win at Fitch’s Falcon Field. It was Mooney’s worst loss since a 42-0 loss to Warren Harding in 2002.
Rangers Riding High: A year ago Hamilton Township went 0-10 and scored a total of 80 points. Through three games this season the Rangers are 2-1 and have scored 118 points. Leading the way is senior RB Josh Frakes who ran for 236 yards and three TDs on 26 carries in HT’s most recent win – a 49-21 decision over Columbus West. Through three games, Frakes has rushed for 772 yards and nine TDs.
Howland Wins Battle Of Warren: In a rare meeting of Trumball County heavyweights and the first since 1998, Warren Howland beat Warren Harding 25-22 before a crowd of 7,000-plus. The winning score came on a 48-yard TD pass from Tim Parana to Dan O’Brien with 9:51 to play. Senior kicker Chris McClearn came up big as well with a 49-yard field goal in the first half.
Galion’s Chris Hawkins Wins No. 100: With the Tigers 22-13 win over Bucyrus, Galion head coach Chris Hawkins now was a career record of 100-51 during stints at Galion, Willard and Bucyrus Wynford.
Bucyrus Wynford Win Streak Reaches 41: The Royals extended the state’s longest regular season winning streak with a 27-6 win over East Knox. The Royals last regular season loss was to Sycamore Mohawk on Oct. 1, 2006.
OFFF-ense: Hartley rushed for 538 yards in a 54-7 win over Bexley…Niles had 572 yards of offense in a 40-24 in over Akron Coventry…Cortland Lakeview had a different player score each of its five TDs in a 35-21 win over Chaney…Austintown-Fitch had 512 total yards in a 34-0 win over Painesville Riverside…Covington rushed for 525 yards and had 566 total in a 56-22 win over Bradford…Newcomerstown had 544 total yards in a 65-19 win over Bellaire St. John’s…Cleveland VASJ rushed for 515 yards in a 43-13 win over Tuscarawas Central Catholic…Troy put 36 second quarter points on the board in a 49-6 win over Fairborn…Turpin put 35 second quarter points on the board in a 50-0 win over Indian Hill…
DEFFF-ense: Hamilton Township’s Jacob Grifford returned an interception 100 yards for a TD in a 49-21 win over Columbus West… Buckeye Valley’s Sansom Mitchell returned an interception 100 yards for a TD in a 52-0 win over Ridgedale…Mason had nine sacks and limited Gahanna-Lincoln to one-yard rushing on 30 carries in a 28-14 win…Cincinnati St. Xavier held Louisville St. Xavier to 74 total yards in a 32-13 win.