Top Performances and Players of the Week
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You might think having 500 yards rushing after two games is a big accomplishment for a team. How about for an individual?
Here’s a couple that fit that bill…
Jamal Johnson, New Philadelphia: The sophomore RB ran for 238 yards and scored a 2-point conversion in a 21-20 win over Wheeling Park (WV) in Week 1. Friday he had 278 yards in New Philly’s 28-14 win over West Branch. Rushing Yards: 516
Tyler Jones, Vandalia-Butler: Running behind an OL that features two D-I recruits (Notre Dame and Ball State) and is arguably one of the state’s largest, the senior RB went for 288 yards and four TDs (54, 52, 59 and 93) on 14 carries in a Week 1 win over Greenville. In Week 2, Jones exploded for 249 yards and three TDs on 26 carries in 37-22 win over Tecumseh. He’s averaging 13.4 yards per carry. Rushing Yards: 537
Dalton Ishmael, North Baltimore: The junior RB burst onto the scene in Week 1 by producing a school single-game record 383 yards and five TDs in a 42-12 win over Holgate. Friday he ran for 184 yards, four TDs and three 2-point PATs in a 44-22 win over Troy (MI) Christian. Rushing Yards: 567
Ross Franklin, Johnstown Monroe: The senior RB is no stranger to insane rushing numbers. Last year he went for 2,138 yards on 217 carries (a 10.1-yard average) and scored 22 touchdowns. He’s actually speeding up. Through 2 games, Franklin is averaging 10.6 yards per carry. In a 38-29 Week 1 win over Granville, Franklin rushed for 327 yards and six TDs on 31 carries. In Week 2 he went for 309 yards and three TDs on 29 carries in a 34-19 win over Heath. Rushing Yards: 637.
MILK AND JJHUDDLE OHIO OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Mitch Trubinsky, Mentor: Junior QB led the Cardinals past three-time defending D-V state champion Youngstown Ursuline by accounting for five TDs and over 400 yards of offense in a 38-27 win. Trubinsky completed 31-of-46 passes for 345 yards and three TDs and ran for 79 yards and two TDs.
MUSCLE MILK AND JJHUDDLE OHIO DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE
Anthony DeCamillo, Chagrin Falls: Senior WR/DB had four interceptions in the Tigers 27-10 win over Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin. As a team the Tigers intercepted six passes total. DeCamillo also caught a 32-yard TD pass. The state record for interceptions in a game is six (by Jeff Harrison of Columbus East against Columbus South in 1987).
MUSCLE MILK AND JJHUDDLE OHIO SPECIAL TEAMS
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Matt Ringle, Beavercreek: The senior kicked three FGs (37, 38 and 41 yards) and two PATs in the Beavers 23-12 win over Carroll. He also made a TD-saving tackle on a kickoff return in the second quarter, denying the Patriots their best chance to score in the first half.
Warren Ball, Columbus DeSales: The junior RB only ran for 77 yards in the Stallions 48-12 win over Brookhaven, but he scored six TDs – all 12 yards or less – on 14 carries.
Jalen Santoro, Bellevue: The Junior QB accounted for all 7 TDs in the Redmen’s 50-21 win over Clear Fork. win against Clearfork 50-21. He rushed for 162 yards and four TDs on 20 carries and completed 8-of -11 passes for 130 yards and three TDs.
Connor Pickens, Wapakoneta: RB ran for a school record 282 yards and two TDs on 33 carries in a 29-18 win over visiting Elida. The previous Wapak record of 272 yards was set by Josh Bishop in 1984 (against Lima Shawnee).
Konnor Baker, Ada: Senior QB completed 15-of-25 passes for 335 yards and five TDs in a 55-21 win over visiting Spencerville. Baker also ran for a TD and intercepted a pass on defense.
Shawn Ball, Malvern: Senior QB completed 15-of-21 attempts for 311 yards and four TDs and ran for 79 yards and two more TDs in a 46-0 win over Lowellville.
Ronnie Jones, Kent Roosevelt: Senior DB returned two interceptions for TDs in a 55-28 win over Stow. The plays covered 53 and 36 yards.
Adolphus Washington, Taft: Senior DE had 11 tackles, four sacks and returned a fourth quarter fumble 52 yards for the game-winning TD in a 20-14 decision over Hamilton Badin.
Hunter Schneiter, Strasburg-Franklin: Senior RB had 265 yards and four TDs (including one that went 99 yards) on 31 carries in a 27-17 win over Beallsville.
Justin Follis, Grove City Christian: Senior LB made 21 tackles in the Eagles 49-15 win over Troy Christian.
Aaron Abbott, Lebanon: Senior RB churned out 236 yards and two TDs on 32 carries in 26-20 win over Loveland.
John Dusza, Huron: Senior K booted a 53-yard field goal as time expired to lift Huron to a 45-43 win over Parma Heights Holy Name.
Tyler Mack, Northwood: Senior DB intercepted two passes and forced two fumbles in the Rangers 20-0 shutout win over Lake.
Nick Merrick, Claymont: Senior QB was 17-of-24 for 222 yards and four TDs and also ran for 70 yards and 2 more TDs on nine carries in a 40-18 win over host Indian Valley.
Issac Rupe, Maderia: Senior RB ran for 268 yards and four TDs on 24 carries in a 35-6 win over CHCA. Two of Rupe’s TD runs went for 72 and 92 yards.
Matthew Bingaya, Delaware Hayes: Senior WR had 11 catches for 126 yards and all three of the Pacers’ touchdowns – including the last with 31 seconds left – in an 18-14 win over visiting Olentangy.
Joey McCafferty, Eaton: Senior RB scored three different ways but his 61-yard punt return with 5:57 left in the third quarter put Eaton up 23-13 en route to a 32-13 win over visiting St. Henry. McCafferty also scored on an 11-yard TD pass from QB Cole French (23-of-34 for 294 yards and two TDs; two FGS) and a 1-yard run. McCafferty caught 12 passes for 95 yards.
Jack Snowball, Wadsworth: Senior RB rushed for 284 yards and four TDs in a 42-35 win over visiting Wooster.
Nick Roberts, Brunswick: Junior RB gained 249 yards and scored four TDs on 19 carries in a 42-37 win over Euclid.
Alex Fox, Canal Winchester: QB rushed for 111 yards and three TDs on 17 carries and completed 10-of-20 passes for 149 yards and a TD in a 26-23 win over Grove City.
Alex Leach, Carlisle: Despite losing 64-45 to Brookville, the QB kept the Indians in the game by throwing for three TDs and running for two more.
Ben Balinger and Brant Swallow, National Trail: This pass (Balinger) and catch (Swallow) combo connected for four TDs in a 41-24 loss to Twin Valley South. The scores covered 20, 45, 30 and 45 yards.
Matt Matuska, Akron SVSM: RB churned out 169 yards and four TDs in a 48-46 win over Walsh Jesuit.
Brionte Dunn, GlenOak: Senior RB (Ohio State recruit) had a hand in all three Eagles TDs (ran for two, threw for one) in a 22-21 win over Massillon Washington.
Lucas Poyser, Louisville: RB ran for 206 yards and four TDs in a 50-7 win over North canton Hoover.
Verdonte Wilkinson, Trotwood-Madison: Sophomore DL (and nephew of former Dunbar, Ohio State and NFL DL Dan “Big Daddy” Wilkinson) returned an interception for a TD and had a safety in the Rams 41-8 win over Dayton Dunbar.
Brogan Roback, Toledo St. John’s: Junior QB completed 14-of-20 passes for 303 yards and four TDs and rallied the Titans from a 24-14 deficit in a 34-24 win over host Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary.
Isaac Maurer, Granville: Sophomore QB was 14-of-20 for 267 yards and five TDs in a 61-12 win over Utica. He also ran for a TD.
Nick Roberts, Brunswick: Junior RB rushed for 249 yards and four TDs on 19 carries in a 42-37 win over Euclid.
Riley Shaw, Washington Court House: Senior LB/RB had 18 tackles (four TFL, two sacks), a fumble recovery for a TD and ran for 98 yards in a 32-19 win over Circleville.
Chet Saum, Amanda-Clearcreek: Senior RB produced 243 yards of offense and three TDs on just seven touches in a 49-7 win over Zane Trace. Saum ran for 130 yards and two TDs on five carries and caught two passes for 113 yards and a TD.
Win Streak Snapped: Host Waynesville snapped an eight-game losing streak to Clinton-Massie and snapped the Falcons 33-game regular season win streak in the process. Led by a school record 85-yard interception return for a TD by Ty Black, Waynesville beat Massie 17-2.
Heat Ends Game: Cincinnati LaSalle and Covington (KY) Catholic moved their Saturday game up from an afternoon kickoff to 10 am. In an effort to escape the heat. It worked – kind of. LaSalle led 41-10 at halftime before officials called the game. Kentucky High School Athletic Association rules don’t allow member schools to participate in games when the heat index is above 104 degrees. It was 106 at halftime. Senior RB Antonio Nelson led La Salle, rushing for 92 yards and three TD on 12 carries.
School Record for Points: Blanchester beat visiting Reading 69-6 to set a school record for points in a game. The proveius mark of 61 was set in 2007 in a win over Clermont Northeastern. Senior RB Tyler Barney led the charge by scoring four TDs. He rushed for 180 yards and two TDs on eight carries, returned a fumble 54 yards for a TD and returned a punt 55 yards for a score.
School Record for Points II: Brookville set one in a 64-45 win over Carlisle. The Blue Devils were led by senior RB Corbin Caudill who scored four TDs.
Ramsey wins No. 125: Elder head coach Doug Ramsey won his 125th game at Elder as the Panthers beat Lakota West 35-10, Senior QB Ben Gramke completed 20-of-28 passes for a career-high 293 yards and three TDs.
40 Years Since…: Cleveland Benedictine won a league game for the first time in 40 years when it beat Akron Hoban 21-14 in its North Coast League Blue Division opener. The Bengals – new members of the NCL this season – were last in a league in 1971 (Cleveland’s East Senate).
Whew…: Tippecanoe remained unbeaten thanks to a 49-yard TD pass from Ben Hughes to Michael Collett with 24 seconds left in a 6-3 victory over visiting Greenville.
First Time being 2-0: Westerville Central improved to 2-0 for the first time in history (nine years) with a 28-14 win over New Albany. Not to be outdone, Hilliard Bradley improved to 2-0 for the first time in history (three years) as well with a 46-0 win over Teays Valley.
Little Guy: Jonathan Alder bumped up to D-III from D-IV this year and so far the Pioneers have responded by shutting out two D-I teams to open the season. Alder’s 21-0 shutout win over Marysville in Week 2 followed up a 37-0 shutout victory over Thomas Wortrhington in Week 1.
Offf-ense: Led by Trent Tobias (99-yard TD run), Covington outgained Mississinawa Valley 523-6 in total yards in a 58-0 win…Patrick Henry rushed for 511 yards in an 83-6 win over Swanton…Valley View had four TDs that were 45 yards or longer in a 49-13 in over New Lebanon Dixie…Akron SVSM and Walsh Jesuit combined for 95 points in SVSM’s 48-46 win. The Irish led 28-10 at halftime….Lancaster beat host Mason 41-356 in OT without completing a pass. The Gales only attempted one.
Defff-ense: Milton-Union stopped host Dayton Oakwood three times on fourth down plays inside the M-U 12-yardline in a 23-13 win…Valley View DB Chris Lykins returned an interception 97 yards for a TD in a 49-13 win over Dixie. Lykins score came with the View up 14-7 and Dixie threatening…Hilliard Bradley outgained Teays Valley 418-69 in total yards in a 46-0 win…Elyria forced six TOs in a 48-0 win over North Olmsted.