Top Performances and Players of the Week
from Week 13 – we have them. See who the Muscle Milk Offensive,
Defensive and Special Teams Ohio Players of the Week are and see who
else had Big Games. Check out Ohio’s
most complete statewide recap…
I led off Friday’s regional final recap with this stat, but I think it’s worth noting again.
The OHSAA installed the high school football playoff format in 1972 and heading into this season there had been just three postseason games in which teams combined to score 100 points. This year there have been three, including two on Friday night.
This year’s Top 10 all-time scoring games?
No. 2: Dover 68, Thornville Sheridan 53, D-III, Region 11 Quarterfinal: The Tornadoes and generals combined for 121 points. Only Licking Valley and Valley’s View’s four-OT regional final game in 20003, which LV won 63-60, has produced more points.
No. 4: Youngstown Mooney 70, Dover 44, D-III, Region 11 Final: Mooney moved one step closer to winning its eight state title with a big win over Dover, which was playing in its fourth straight regional final and fifth in sixth years. Mooney led just 42-37 after three quarters, but put 28 points on the board in the fourth to pull away. Dover had 541 yards, while Mooney had 489.
No. 9 (tie): Bucyrus Wynford 54, Lucasville Valley 48, OT, D-V, Region 19 Final: The Royals rallied from a 27-0 first quarter deficit to pull off the shocking comeback. Wynford outscored Valley 54-21 over the final three quarters and OT and survived a missed Valley PAT with 27 seconds left in regulation. This was Wynford’s third regional final in seven years and its first championship.
MILK AND JJHUDDLE OHIO OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Adam Wallace, Norwayne: Senior QB completed 12-of-20 passes for 258 yards and three TDs and ran for 107 yards and two TDs on 23 carries in a 33-32 win over Girard in the D-IV Region 13 final. The victory secured the school’s first state semifinal berth (Final Four) in any sport.
MUSCLE MILK AND
JJHUDDLE OHIO DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE
Ian Dukehart, Mitch Knotts and Quentin Poling, Elida: The trio led a relentless defense that as a unit had nine sacks, three fumbles (returned one for a TD) and an interception in its 37-10 win over Columbus Eastmoor in the D-III Region 10 final. Dukehart (DL) had six sacks, DB Knotts had two fumble recoveries (returned one for a TD) and Poling had 13 tackles (two sacks). The Bulldogs are in the state semifinals for the first time ever.
MILK AND JJHUDDLE OHIO SPECIAL TEAMS
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Adam Paynter, Buckeye Central: WR/DB/K was all over the place in the Bucks 40-0 win over Beallsville in the D-VI Region 23 final. Painter scored three TDs, threw for a TD, scored a 2-point conversion, kicked two PATs and had an interception on defense.
Ross Franklin, Johnstown-Monroe: Senior RB ran for 269 yards and four TDs on 38 carries in a 27-24 win over Coshocton in the D-IV Region 15 final. Through 13 games, Franklin has rushed for 3,096 yards and 47 TDs on 300 carries. He’s fumbled twice. Franklin is three rushing TDs away from the state record of 50 set by Maurice Hall (Columbus Brookhaven) in 2000. His 49 total TDs also leave him three shy of the state record for total TDs in a season (52) set by Hubert Bobo of Chauncey-Dover in 1952.
Corry Benson, Marion-Franklin: Junior QB accounted for six TDs as the Red Devils rallied for a 48-42 OT win over Tri-Valley in the D-II Region 7 final. Benson, who has accounted for 12 TDs the last two games, completed 19-of-35 passes for 310 yards and ran for 170 on 31 carries against Tri-Valley.
Christian Hauber, Kirtland: Senior RB went for 200 yards and scored four TDs on 26 carries in a 35-7 win over Columbiana Crestview in the D-V Region 17 final. Hauber scored on runs of 6, 27, 52 and 1 yard.
Roosevelt Griffin and Justus Ellis-Moore, Youngstown Mooney: RBs combined for seven TDs and 314 yards in a 70-44 win over Dover in the D-III Region 11 final. Griffin ran for 229 yards and three TDs, while Ellis-Moore added 85 yards and four TDs.
Justin Miller, Hicksville: QB ran for four TDs in a 34-7 win over Patrick Henry in the D-V Region 18 final.
Zach Chatlain, Wynford: Senior QB ran for 214 yards and four TDs on 32 carries and completed 6-of-14 passes for 106 yards and another TD in a 54-48 OT win over Lucasville Valley in the D-V Region 19 final.
Blake Yates, Lucasville Valley: Senior QB completed 11-of-24 passes for 266 yards and three TDs and ran for another TD in a 54-48 OT loss to Wynford in the D-V Region 19 final.
Ross Douglas, Avon: Junior RB had 157 yards on 20 carries and scored 4 TDs in a 35-21 win over Tiffin Columbian in the D-Ii Region 6 final.
Derik Swinderman, Dover: Senior QB completed 29-of-55 passes for 481 yards and three TDs and also ran for 40 yards and another TD in a 70-44 loss to Mooney in the D-III Region 11 final.
Offf-ense: Clinton-Massie sophomore Bayle Wolfe scored his third TD of the game on the final snap of regulation to give the Falcons a 21-10 win over Chaminade Julienne in the D-IV Region 16 final. Massie is in the state semifinals for the first time ever after playing in the regional final for the fourth time…Berlin Center Western Reserve had 433 total yards in a 49-7 win over Shadyside in the D-VI Region 21 final.
Defff-ense: Marion Local held Minster to 85 total yards in a 28-0 shutout win in the D-Vi Region 24 final…St. Ignatius held mentor to 185 total yards and had four sacks in a 23-17 win over mentor in the D-I Region I final. Mentor was averaging 470 yards a a game…Chagrin Falls forced five turnovers in a 30-12 win over Akron SVSM in the D-III Region 9 final…Springfield Shawnee held Jonathan Alder’s 1,500-yard back Derritt Potts to 26 yards on 14 carries in a 21-10 win in the D-III Region 12 final.
Noteworthy: What you need to know
about what happened statewide…
* Columbus Hartley held Kenton’s Maty Mauk to a career-low 97 yards passing but still lost to the Wildcats 30-28 in the D-IV Region 14 final. Mauk completed 13-of-21 passes for a TD and two INTs, but led Kenton to victory by running for 163 yards and three TDs on 19 carries.
* Pickerington Central allowed five first downs and held Davidson’s star RB Alex Mickley to 50 yards on 16 carries in a 24-0 shutout win in the Region 3 final. The Tigers defense also supplied a score when Adam Compton returned an INT 39 yards for a TD.
* Toledo Whitmer’s defense scored on an INT return of its own (54 yards by Mark Meyers) and pitched a shutout itself in a 37-0 win over Wadsworth in the Region 2 final. The Pantehrs held Wadsworth’s star Jack Snowball, who was averaging 209 yards rushing per game, to a season-low 90 yards on 30 carries.
* Cincinnati St. Xavier won its sixth D-I Region 4 title and first since 2007 with a 35-21 win over Moeller.
* When Kings fell behind 21-20 to Trotwood-Madison in the fourth quarter of the D-II Region 8 final, it marked the first time all year Kings had trailed. Trotwood won the game 35-21.
WEEK 13 SCORES