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Some in this state may not like it, but it’s time to give some props to Youngstown Ursuline. Despite back-to-back wins over powers Youngstown Mooney and Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, the Irish failed to qualify for the Division V playoffs and therefore will not have a chance to win four straight state championships. Ursuline’s playoff absence also means that for the first time since 2007 the Irish won’t be in the Division V state final.
While some celebrate Ursuline’s season coming to and end, we salute it. Ursuline is one of Ohio’s top football programs regardless of division and proved it this year, despite finishing 4-6 and 10th in Region 17. The Irish’s final record was a reflection of their level of competition. Ursuline suffered defeats to Ohio powers Lakewood St. Edward (defending D-I state champion), Mentor (current D-I No. 1), Mentor Lake Catholic (D-II No. 2) and Steubenville (D-III No. 1). The Irish also lost to Red Lion Christian Academy (Del.) and St. Peter’s Prep (N.J.).
Five of Ursuline’s losses were by 13-points or less.
MILK AND JJHUDDLE OHIO OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chris Rhodes, Columbus West: Senior QB accounted for 474 yards and six TDs, including the winning one with 19 seconds left, in a 44-40 win over Columbus Briggs. West – who lost his right eye in an accident as a toddler – completed 20-of-37 passes for 371 yards and five TDs and ran for 103 yards and the game-winning 6-yard TD. He also added three 2-point conversion runs as West rallied from a 34-22 deficit.
MUSCLE MILK AND
JJHUDDLE OHIO DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE
Teven Weaver, Garfield Heights: WR/DB intercepted four passes in a 41-27 win over Lyndhurst Brush. On offense, Weaver caught five passes for 105 yards and a TD.
MILK AND JJHUDDLE OHIO SPECIAL TEAMS
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Roger Lewis, Pickerington Central: Senior WR/DB and Ohio State recruit returned a kickoff (96 yards) and a punt (42 yards) for TDs in a 42-14 win over Reynoldsburg. Lewis took the opening kick of the game to the house and then scored on a third quarter punt.
Alex Oldham, Bellbrook: Junior LB had six sacks and two other tackles for loss in a 10-7 loss to Monroe. The Golden Eagles held the Hornets to 132 total yards and had the ball for 30:08 but failed to convert one too many times.
Aaron Abbott, Lebanon: Senior RB carried the ball 46 times for 352 yards and five TDs in a 46-41 win over archrival Springboro. The victory secured the Warriors a share of the Greater Western Ohio Conference South Division title.
Maty Mauk, Kenton: Senior QB completed 27-of-40 passes for 339 yards and five TDs and ran for 178 yards and two TDs on 21 carries in a 52-32 win over Wapakoneta.
Brad Jarzab, Springfield Shawnee: Senior QB threw for 133 yards and two TDs and ran for 148 yards and two more TDs in a 49-7 win over previously unbeaten Tippecanoe.
Jake Finfrock, Milton-Union: Senior RB scored four TDs and ran for 195 yards on 15 carries in a 57-0 win over Dayton Northridge. Finfrock finishes the regular season with a school single-season rushing record of 1,524 yards.
Jalen Crosby, Columbus Eastmoor: WR scored on a 55-yard kickoff return and a 38-yard punt return in a 50-0 win over Africentric.
Drazen Markovic, Mayfield: Back-up QB came in and threw for 254 yards and five TDs and ran for 38 yards and another TD in a 46-28 win over Elyria.
Jalin Marshall, Middletown: Junior QB ran for 232 yards and two TDs on 13 carries in a 27-14 win over Princeton.
Jared Rettig and Tim Lohman, Millbury Lake: Rettig, a freshman QB, completed 21-of-37 passes for 355 yards and five TDs and ran for another TD in a 41-13 win over Woodmore. Lohman, a senior WR, caught six passes for 226 yards and three TDs.
Heath Harding, Dayton Christian: Junior RB carried the ball 13 times for 227 yards and three TDs in a 43-6 win over Troy Christian.
Corbin Caudill, Brookville: RB carried the ball 13 times for 208 yards and two TDs and scored on a 23-yard interception return in a 34-14 win over Valley View.
Tyler Schenck, Valley View: RB carried the ball 32 times for 239 yards in a 34-14 loss to Brookville.
Everett Williams, Franklin: Senior WR set a school record for catches in a season (52) with 10 (for 130 yards and a TD) in a 26-7 win over Brookville.
Cole French, Eaton: Senior QB accounted for five TDs (threw for three and ran for two) in a 57-20 win over Preble Shawnee. French accounted for 269 total yards.
Jalen Washington, Twinsburg: QB threw for 359 yards and three TDs in a 38-35 win over previously unbeaten and No. 1 ranked Mentor.
Brock Jones, Walsh Jesuit: RB scored four TDs and ran for 221 yards in a 35-14 win over Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin.
Ben Gedeon, Hudson: Junior RB ran for 290 yards and four TDs in a 31-17 win over North Royalton.
Damon Washington, Kirtland: RB scored five TDs and ran for 249 yards in a 49-0 win over Newbury.
TraVon Chapman, Kent Roosevelt: Junior QB ran for 101 yards and the game-winning 1-yard TD (with 1:56 left) on 27 carries and completed 19-of-26 passes for 270 yards and three TDs in a 42-35 win over Ravenna.
Ben Hale, Columbus St. Charles: DB had three interceptions in a 56-17 win over Marion Harding.
Blake Scipio, Hilliard Bradley: RB carried the ball 31 times for 265 yards and three TDs in a 29-21 win over Watkins Memorial.
Isaiah Campbell, Columbus Briggs: RB carried the ball 24 times for 242 yards and a TD in a 44-40 loss to Columbus West.
Vance Settlemire, Findlay: RB ran for 212 yards and four TDs, including the game-winner with 51 seconds left, in a 42-39 victory over Fremont Ross.
Brian Smoyer, Otsego: QB threw for 279 yards and five TDs and ran for 80 yards and another TD in a 61-20 win over Elmwood.
Brandon Kuhlman, Ottawa-Glandorf: RB scored four TDs and ran for 202 yards in a 61-7 win over Van Wert.
Andrew Shisler, Lancaster: RB carried the ball 10 times for 240 yards and four TDs in a 35-13 win over Newark.
Pemberville Eastwood Snaps Genoa’s Win Streak: Eastwood scored two TDs in the final four minutes (both by Zach Conkle) to beat Genoa (25-23) and snap the Comets 48-game regular season win streak. The win, which also gave Eastwood its first Northern Buckeye Conference title, snapped Genoa’s 32-game conference win streak and ended its five-year run as league champions. The teams could meet again in the D-IV, Region 14 playoffs.
Offf-ense: Johnstown-Monroe scored 56 first quarter points in a 70-0 win over Johnstown-Northridge…Centerville racked up 551 yards (including 519 on the ground) in a 63-7 win over Beavercreek…Trotwood-Madison had 533 yards in a 56-15 win over Vandalia Butler…Lebanon racked up 577 yards in a 46-31 win over Springboro…Colerain had 525 yards in a 40-14 win over Oak Hills…Carey rushed for 493 yards in a 55-7 win over Sycamore Mohawk.
Defff-ense: Franklin forced five turnovers in a 26-7 win over Oakwood…Akron Buchtel had two interceptions, two blocked punts and six sacks in a 34-0 win over Akron Firestone…Amanda-Clearcreek held previously unbeaten Logan Elm to 82 total yards in a 17-14 win…Toledo Rogers held Toledo Scott to minus-2 yards rushing in a 44-0 win.
Noteworthy: What you need to know about what happened statewide…
*Columbus Hartley completed its first undefeated regular season with a 42-12 win over Columbus Ready. The Hawks, how won the Division IV state title last year, finished 9-0.
*Maderia won its first outright league title in football ever (started playing in 1940) with a 49-21 win over Wyoming that delivered a Cincinnati Hills League championship. Senior RB Issac Rupe led the way by running for 174 yards and four TDs. Twice before Maderia had shared league football titles.
*Minster notched its first win over Coldwater since 1993 with a 22-6 victory. The Wildcats picked off three Cavalier passes.
*Fort Loramie won its first football conference title in history (Metro Buckeye Conference) and beat Sidney Lehman Catholic for the first time ever with a 49-0 win.
*Springfield Shawnee recorded its first 10-0 season since 1996 with a 49-7 win over Tippecanoe. The Braves have won 19 straight regular season games.
*Oberlin Firelands (D-III, Region 9) earned the program’s first playoff berth with a 48-6 win over Brookside. The Falcons also finished 10-0 for the first time since 1972.
*Fairview Park Fairview won a share of its first football league title (Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division) since 1953 with a 44-16 win over Lutheran West. Senior RB Anthony Santos led the way with 225 yards and two TDs on 23 caries.
*Liberty Center won its first football league title since 2001 and claimed the Northwest Ohio Athletic League championship with a 36-29 win over Archbold.
*Arcadia earned the school’s first playoff berth and finished a season with seven wins for the first time since 1990 with a 41-6 win over Pandora-Gilboa. Garrett Schling had 18 tackles and Dirk Breidenbach had four sacks and a fumble recovery.