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Week 8 impacted several conference and league title races statewide but in the Greater Western Ohio Conference the results were resounding. Consider:
GWOC Central Division: Centerville and Huber Heights Wayne combined for 1,123 yards and 98 points in Centerville’s 63-35 win. The Elks, who won their fourth straight game and kept alive R4 playoff hopes, improved to 3-0 in the GWOC Central thanks in large part to an offensive line that paved the way for 619 yards – all of which came on the ground. Centerville had three backs over 100 yards and two backs – senior Chris Barr (199 yards on 12 carries) and junior Kyle Wenning (174 yards on 22 carries) – score four TDs each. Despite the loss, Wayne responded with 502 yards of offense. Junior QB Javon Harrison completed 20-of-41 passes for 369 yards and three TDs and ran for 105 yards and two TDs on 14 carries. Wayne WR Armani Miller had three catches for 162 yards and two TDs. The teams combined for 49 first downs.
GWOC North Division: In a meeting of Fab 5 No. 1s, Muscle Milk & JJHuddle Power Poll D-II No. 1 Trotwood-Madison beat Troy 33-13. The Trojans were No. 1 in computer points in D-I, Region 3 entering Week 8. Junior LB Michael McCray led Trotwood with two interceptions, including one he returned 70 yards for a TD.
GWOC South Division: Fairborn earned a share of the district’s first league title in football since 1976 when then-Park Hills High School won the Miami Central Conference with a 9-1 record. Park Hills and Baker high schools consolidated in 1983 to form Fairborn High. “Thirty-five years is a long time to go between titles, so it feels good to be the coach of a championship team,” Fairborn Head Coach Roy Thobe told the Dayton Daily News.
MILK AND JJHUDDLE OHIO OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Maty Mauk, Kenton: Senior QB accounted for 10 TDs and broke the national record for career TD passes when he tossed eight in a 70-33 win over Celina. Mauk now has 189 career TD passes, which is four better than the previous mark set by Chris Leak (Independence, Charlotte, N.C.). Against Celina, Mauk completed 32-of-47 passes for 491 yards and eight TDs and rushed for 102 yards and two TDs. His top two targets were WR Brice Fackler (five catches, 103 yards, four TDs) and WR Justin Sawmiller (11 catches, 159 yards, one TD).
MUSCLE MILK AND
JJHUDDLE OHIO DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE
Brody Flegal, Edgerton: Senior QB/DB picked off four passes and returned one 37 yards for a TD as the Bulldogs beat Sherwood Fairview (47-26) for the first time in 15 years. As a team Edgerton had six interceptions. On offense, Flegal carried the ball 10 times for 70 yards and completed 15-of-19 passes for 180 yards and a TD.
MILK AND JJHUDDLE OHIO SPECIAL TEAMS
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
David Nay, Galion: Junior RB/DB scored five TDs, including one on a blocked punt he caused, in a 72-0 win over Crestline. Nay, whose rushed for 1,794 yards and scored 27 TDs this year, carried the ball 11 times for 142 yards and three TDs, caught a 23-yard TD pass and blocked a punt and recovered it for a TD against Crestline. He also added a 2-point conversion.
Aaron Horak, Parma: RB set school and Byers Field records with 372 rushing yards and four TDs in a 27-7 win over Normandy.
Adam Rossiter, Caldwell: Senior RB carried the ball 17 times for five TDs and s school record 343 yards in a 48-0 win over Fort Frye. Rossiter’s rushing tally broke the former record owned by Caldwell’s current head coach Josh Perkins.
Shannon Geren, Edon: RB ran for 328 yards and four TDs in a 56-28 win over Cardinal Stritch.
Mike McKeon, Thompson Ledgemont: Sophomore RB ran for five TDs and 103 yards on just five carries in a 64-0 win over Lutheran East.
Konnor Baker, Ada: Senior QB threw for four TDs and ran for two more in a 54-12 win over Allen East.
Nick Merrick, Claymont: Senior QB completed 19-of-23 passes for 335 yards and six TDs in a 47-7 win over Beaver Local.
Jimmy Gammill, New Albany: Senior K booted two field goals, including the game-winner form 45 yards out, in a 34-31 win over Big Walnut. Gammill also hit a 26-yarder.
Daxton Cates, Westerville South: Senior RB scored five TDs and ran for 182 yards on 18 carries in a 42-14 win over Westerville North.
Alex Mickley, Hilliard Davidson: Senior RB carried the ball as staggering 48 times for 177 yards and a TD in a 14-0 win over previously unbeaten Dublin Coffman.
Ross Franklin, Johnstown-Monroe: Senior RB scored six TDs and ran for 328 yards in a 56-15 win over Danville.
Mitch Trubisky, Mentor: Junior QB completed 19-of-27 passes for 334 yards and four TDs in a 45-7 win over Medina.
D.J. Jones, Ravenna: Senior RB ran for 244 yards and three TDs in a 40-12 win over Norton.
Alex Leach, Carlisle: Senior RB returned a kickoff 97 yards for a TD, scored on a 43-yard interception return and threw a 33-yard TD pass in a 40-21 win over Valley View.
Aaron Abbott, Lebanon: RB scored four TDs including three over 60 yards in a 34-8 win over Vandalia Butler. Abbott scored on runs of 62, 60 and three yards and caught a 91-yard TD pass.
Blake Scipio, Hilliard Bradley: RB scored four TDs and ran for 283 yards on 16 carries in a 61-7 win over Delaware Hayes.
Zach Quinn, Aurora: RB scored five TDs and ran for 135 yards in a 54-25 win over Perry.
Malik Zaire, Alter: Junior QB accounted for four TDs in a 35-17 win over Fenwick. Zaire ran for 96 yards and three TDs on 17 carries. He also threw a 71-yard TD pass to Drew Gillis.
Zach Smith, Beavercreek: Senior RB carried the ball 36 times for 229 yards in a 13-0 win over Springfield.
Luke Creditt, Waynesville: Senior QB became the first player in school history to throw for over 40 career TD passes in a 69-12 win over Dayton Northridge. Creditt threw for four TD passes (and ran for another) to give him 42 career TD passes.
Anthony Vagnier, Logan Elm: Senior QB was 13-for-22 passing for 215 yards and three TDs and rushed for 83 yards and two scores on 27 carries in a 36-10 win over Canal Winchester.
Heath Harding, Dayton Christian: Junior RB carried the ball nine times for 148 yards and four TDs and also had a TD reception in a 70-13 win over Riverside.
Jason Franks, Grandview Heights: Senior RB scored four TDs and ran for 146 yards on eight carries in a 44-13 win over Fisher Catholic.
Ian Steiner, Smithville: Senior RB ran for 233 yards and five TDs on just 12 carries in a 55-7 win over Rittman.
Warren Ball, Columbus DeSales: Senior RB carried the ball 44 times for 195 yards and two TDs in a 25-14 win over archrival Watterson.
Tyler Grassman, Gahanna Lincoln: Senior QB/K completed 11-of-17 passes for 230 yards and three TDs in a 42-0 win over Grove City. Grassman also kicked six PATs.
Jimmy Radabaugh, Edgerton: Senior RB celebrated his 18th birthday by scoring five TDs and rushing for 156 yards on 31 carries in a 47-26 win over Sherwood Fairview. Radabaugh also kicked five PATs.
Tim Miller, Burton Berkshire: RB ran for 278 yards in a 28-7 win over Fairport Harding.
Jonathan Brick, Westlake: RB carried the ball 39 times for 172 yards and three TDs in a 21-14 OT win over Midpark.
Jalen Robinette, Bexley: Senior QB accounted for five TDs (threw for three and ran for two) and had 307 total yards in a 41-7 win over Heath.
Hayden Mailey, Highland: RB carried the ball 27 times for 269 yards and five TDs in a 69-0 win over Ridgedale.
DeShone Kizer, Toledo Central Catholic: Sophomore QB completed 9-of-14 passes for 111 yards and four TDs in a 35-14 win over Toledo St. John’s.
D.J. Tucker, Toledo Rogers: QB/DB came up big in the Rams 28-14 win over Start. Tucker threw an 84-yard TD pass, ran eight yards for another TD and picked off two passes on defense.
Brad Smith, Clyde: RB carried the ball 34 times for 216 yards and three TDs in a 25-14 win over Oak Harbor.
DeVeon Smith, Howland: Junior RB carried the ball 24 times for 285 yards and three TDs in a 41-14 win over Niles McKinley.
Brian Kelly, Springfield Catholic: Senior QB broke two of his own school records by throwing for 432 yards and six TDs in a 47-7 win over Greeneview. Kelly’s previous bests were 415 yards and five TDs (twice).
Brooks Ramsey, RB, Shadyside: RB carried the ball 37 times for 293 yards and three TDs in a 30-7 win over Fairfield Christian.
Tyler Graves, Akron Manchester: RB carried the ball 23 times for 223 yards and two TDs in a 40-21 win over Triway.
Jerry Brown, McComb: RB accounted for five TDs in a 67-13 win over Arcadia. Brown ran for four TDs and 180 yards on 16 carries. He also caught a 26-yard TD pass.
Jamie Schafer, Seneca East: Senior WR caught seven passes for 104 yards and a TD and returned an interception 100 yards for a TD in a 48-14 win over Kansas Lakota.
Zach Chatlain, Wynford: Senior QB carried the ball 21 times for 210 yards and two TDs and completed 8-of-14 passes for 117 yards and another TD in a 32-14 win over Colonel Crawford.
Brandon Billger, Celina: Junior QB completed 36-of-52 passes for 348 yards and five TDs in a 70-33 loss to Kenton.
John Brillhart, River View: QB completed 26-of-36 passes for 366 yards and 4 TDs in a 35-28 loss to Philo.
Program Best: Pandora-Gilboa’s Josh Breece became the school’s all-time passing leader by completing 18-of-29 passes for 200 yards and a TD in a 40-7 loss to Liberty-Benton. Breece now has 4,911 career yards. The former record of 4,844 was set by Stephen Gill (2001-04).
Offf-ense: Pickerington Central beat Newark 87-0….10 different players scored for Piqua in a 75-12 win over Sidney…Hilliard Bradley ran for 546 yards in a 61-7 win over Delaware Hayes…Hartley ran for 413 yards on 55 carries in a 34-16 win over Ironton…Pemberville Eastwood scored over 50 points for the sixth straight week with a 59-15 win over Otsego. Isaiah Conkle, Zach Conkle, and Alex Keyes combined for 355 yards and six TDs on the ground…Columbus Grove had 508 yards of offense, including 405 rushing, in a 69-14 win over Paulding…Lima Central Catholic had 538 yards in a 39-3 win over Bluffton.
Defff-ense: Franklin picked off four passes in the second half of a 38-35 win over Eaton….Marion Local held Coldwater to 42 yards rushing in a 7-0 win…North Union allowed 38 yards of offense in a 47-0 win over Cardington-Lincoln…Brunswick picked off five passes in a 31-14 win over Strongsville…Van Buren intercepted seven passes in a 46-8 win over Vanlue…Arlington held Hardin Northern to minus-38 total yards in a 52-0 win.
Noteworthy: Westerville North, which lost 42-14 to Westerville South, has dropped 33 straight games…Bucyrus Wynford won its 56th straight regular season game with a 32-14 win over Colonel Crawford…Genoa won its 47th straight regular season game with a 59-6 win over Woodmore…Reynoldsburg improved to 6-2 and secured its first winning season since 2005 with a 41-0 win over Groveport-Madison…Senior RB Connor Hundley ran for 160 yards and two TDs on 22 caries in a 17-10 win over St. Edward…In a 65-28 loss to Edon, Cardinal Stritch scored three of its four TDs on special teams. The Cardinals had two kickoff returns for TDs and a blocked punt return for a TD.
WEEK 8 SCORES