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The last time Norwalk High School’s football team produced a winning record, President Jimmy Carter was in his first year in office, Elvis Presley had recently been buried and the Bee Gees were releasing the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever. The year was 1977.
The drought is over.
With a 20-6 win over Shelby, Norwalk improved to 6-0 and secured its first winning season in 33 years. It’s also the Truckers first 6-0 start since 1974, the year they won the Class AA state title.
Norwalk finished 7-3 in 1977 and then endured over three decades of losing.
“We're really proud of the kids, but we really didn't talk about the streak as a family," Norwalk head coach Chris MacFarland told Fandy.com. “We just talk about Friday nights. It's hard to win every Friday night. As hard as it is to lose, there's more pressure to keep winning because everyone is gunning for you."
Two other programs that had “huge” wins of their own Friday were Greenville and National Trail.
Greenville, which owns just two playoff appearances (1996 the most recent) and has had two winning seasons since 2000, scored a 14-7 win over host and defending Division III state champion Columbus Watterson. Greenville was 1-4 entering the game. Last year Watterson beat the Green Wave 72-0.
“It’s the best feeling in the world,” Greenville head coach T.J. Powers told The Daily Advocate. “I’m so proud of our kids. I told them after the game I’ve never been more proud of a group of guys in my life.”
National Trail snapped a 23-game losing streak and won for just the second time in 57 games when it beat Mississinawa Valley 15-14. Since Week 10 of the 2005 season, the Blazers are 2-55. They beat Bradford 20-18 in Week 2 of the 2009 season to snap a 32-game losing streak. NT’s victory came on homecoming and was its first win on its home field in seven years.
MILK AND JJHUDDLE OHIO OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Aaron Smith, Lima Bath: Senior RB became the program’s all-time total yards leader by rushing for 293 yards and two TDs on 29 carries in a 34-7 win over Lima Shawnee. His TD runs were 69 and 75 yards. Smith became the program’s all-time leading rusher in Week 4.
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JJHUDDLE OHIO DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE
Brian Schneck, Pandora-Gilboa: Sophomore DB had two interceptions and a fumble recovery in a 45-0 win over Vanlue. Schneck helped anchor a defense that allowed just 56 yards passing and minus-15 rushing.
MILK AND JJHUDDLE OHIO SPECIAL TEAMS
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Lee Pierron, Marion Local: Senior WR/KR/DB/K came up big in a 47-6 win over St. Henry. Pierron returned a punt 69 yards for a TD, kicked five PATs and had a 13-yard TD catch.
Denzel Norvell, Dayton Thurgood Marshall: Senior RB scored six TDs and ran for 191 yards in a 58-20 win over Dayton Meadowdale.
Dan Graziano, Girard: QB ran for 191 yards and four TDs and completed 8-of-15 passes for 203 yards and a TD in a 48-13 win over Hubbard.
Konnor Baker, Ada: Senior QB threw for six TDs and 300 yards in a 56-12 win over Paulding.
Blake Bachannon, Collins Western Reserve: RB ran for 336 yards and 3 TDs on 34 carries in a 20-12 win over Norwalk St. Paul. He added a interception in the final two minutes to seal the win, which was WRs first at St. Paul since 1990.
David Nay, Galion: Junior RB racked up 246 yards and three TDs in a 36-6 win over Colonel Crawford.
Brody Flegal, Edgerton: QB completed 17-of-26 passes for 360 yards and four TDs in a 49-21 win over Ayersville.
Maty Mauk, Kenton: Senior QB completed 35-of-53 passes for 375 yards and three TDs and ran for another TD in a 30-28 win over Elida.
Kyle Sess, Sycamore: Senior QB ran for 224 yards and three TDs and threw for 156 yards in a 32-13 win over previously unbeaten Princeton. Sycamore gained 485 total yards.
Brandon Schoen, Olentangy Orange: Senior RB carried the ball 19 times for 251 yards and four TDs in a 32-7 win over New Albany.
Shannon Geren, Edon: RB ran for 257 yards and two TDs and kicked four PATs in a 54-0 win over Ottawa Hills.
Holden Rosebrough, Marion Pleasant: RB racked up 202 yards and four TDs on 17 carries in a 49-13 win over Mount Gilead.
Josh Makuch, Liberty Union: RB ran for 227 yards and two TDs on 23 carries in a 24-0 win over Berne Union.
Dominic Ward, Columbus Independence: WR caught five passes for 230 yards and three TDs in a 54-20 win over Columbus South.
Cody Kondas, Westerville Central: Senior QB completed 11-of-20 passes for 229 yards and two TDs and ran for 117 yards on 31 carries in a 26-20 win over Marysville.
Billy Skerkavich, Madison: A defensive standout (LB) forced into offensive duty due to injury, Skerkavich ran 30 times for 213 yards and three Tds in a 27-20 win over Eastlake North.
Donyelle Simpson, Heath: Junior RB caught three passes for 91 yards and two TD and ran for 218 yards and a TD on 31 carries in a 42-37 win over Columbus Academy.
D.J. Jones, Ravenna: Senior RB scored three TDs and ran for 237 yards in a 41-14 win over Akron Springfield. Through six games Jones has run for 1,313 yards on 139 carries (9.4 yards per).
Patrick Boggs, Field: Senior RB scored five TDs in a 34-26 win over Norton.
Argeros Turner, Copley: Senior RB scored four TDs and ran for 245 yards in a 35-21 win over Lodi Cloverleaf.
Daxton Cates, Westerville South: Senior RB ran for 217 yards and three TDs on 37 carries in a 34-31 double-OT loss to Dublin Jerome.
Jeremy Simmons, Gates Mills Hawken: RB scored four TDs in a 43-0 win over Richmond Heights.
Jason Franks, Grandview Heights: Senior RB ran for 189 yards and three TDs on 23 carries in a 46-14 win over Licking Heights.
Cody Callaway, Grafton Midview: QB threw for five TDs and 204 yards in a 37-7 win over Bay Village Bay.
Josh Breece, Pandora-Gilboa: QB completed 16-of-29 passes for 272 yards and four TDs and ran for 55 yards and another TD in a 45-0 win over Vanlue.
Tyler Williams, Tallmadge: RB ran for 210 yards and two TDs in a 17-0 win over Nordonia.
Ross Franklin, Johnstown-Monroe: Senior RB ran for 196 yards and three TDs on 28 carries in a 41-7 win over Fredericktown. On the season Franklin has rushed for 1,458 yards and 21 TDs on 163 carries.
Luke Roberts, Lancaster: Senior RB carried the ball 13 times for 192 yards and two TDs in a 28-7 win over Grove City.
LaKeith Wells, Rhodes: Senior RB scored four TDs and ran for 181 yards on just nine carries in a 32-0 win over Lincoln West.
Aaron Hix, Watkins Memorial: RB scored four TDs and ran for 131 yards on 14 carries in a 32-20 win over Delaware Hayes. He also had an interception on defense.
Ty Black, Waynesville: DB had two interceptions in a 21-0 win over Dixie.
Javon Harrison, Wayne: Junior QB accounted for five TDs (three passing, two rushing) in a 47-6 win over Springfield.
Jake Davis, Indian Valley: Freshman RB ran for 239 yards and three TDs in a 28-14 win over Manchester.
Jerry Brown, McComb: RB accounted for five TDs (three TD runs and two TD catches) in a 45-7 win over Cory-Rawson. Brown carried the ball 14 times for 166 yards and caught five passes for 134 yards.
Kyle Longworth, Springboro: Junior RB carried the ball 25 times for 275 yards and a TD in a 34-6 win over Sidney.
Bill Eakins, Pickerington Central: RB accounted for three TDs (two rushing and one receiving) in a 28-7 win over Gahanna.
Clay Cousino, Clermont Northeastern: Senior RB caught six passes for 192 yards and three TDs in a 28-0 win over Amelia.
Ben Gedeon, Hudson: Junior RB scored three TDs and ran for 113 yards on just seven carries in a 34-6 win over Garfield Heights.
Aturo Morgan, Lakewood: QB accounted for four TDS (threw for three and ran for one) in a 36-0 win over Cuyahoga Falls.
Danny LaRosa, Thompson Ledgemont: Senior RB scored four TDs and ran for 166 yards in a 32-0 shutout win over Vienna Mathews.
Tyrin Williams, Tallmadge: RB ran for 210 yards and two TDs in a 17-0 win over Nordonia.
Gabe Hennon, Waynesfield-Goshen: RB carried the ball eight times for 166 yards and four TDs in a 50-6 win over Riverside.
Aiden Dyer, Heath: Freshman QB completed 11-of-18 passes for 332 yards and five TDs in a 42-37 win over Columbus Academy.
Luke Landis, Brookville: RB ran for 231 yards and three TDs and added a TD reception in a 48-26 win over Oakwood.
Upper Arlington wins 600th game: UA beat previously undefeated Hilliard Darby 33-0 to notch the program’s 600th win. The Golden Bears have been playing football for 86 years and are 600-213-23.
All-Time Winner: Johnstown-Monroe’s 41-7 win over Fredericktown did two tings. For one, it pushed head coach Mike Carter into a tie atop the program’s list for coaching victories with 71. Carter (71-31) is now tied at No. 1 with Tim Kidwell (who went 71-68-1 from 1974-1987). The win also made the Johnnies 6-0 for the first time since 2002, which just happens to be Carter’s first year as head coach.
Wynford wins 50th straight: Bucyrus Wynford has won 54 straight regular season games overall, but the Royals 33-7 victory over Ontario marked their 50th straight North Central Conference win.
200x2: Parma beat Stow 31-17 in a game that featured two 200-yard rushers. Parma’s Aaron Horak ran for 223 yards and two TDs, while Stow’s Nick Mutaali ran for 255 yards and two TDs.
Five-way tie for first: That’s what there is in the eight-team Ohio Capitol Conference Cardinal Division after three weeks of conference play. Westerville Central, Marysville, Dublin Jerome, Olentangy and Westerville South are all 2-1 in the league.
Offf-ense: Centerville ran for 502 yards on 51 carries in a 49-21 win over Kettering Fairmont…Lancaster rushed for 410 yards in a 28-7 win over Grove City…Springboro ran for 422 yards in a 34-6 win over Sidney…Cuyahoga Heights racked up 465 yards of offense in a 41-7 win over Middlefield Cardinal…Lima Central Catholic had 498 yards of offense in a 49-7 win over Spencerville…McComb had 501 yards of offense in a 45-7 win over Cory-Rawson…Brookville ran for 426 yards in a 48-26 win over Oakwood…Edon rushed for 468 yards in a 54-0 win over Ottawa Hills.
Defff-ense: Bellbrook held Valley View to 65 yards of offense and minus-12 yards rushing in a 16-7 win…Columbus Grove allowed just 68 yards in a 33-0 win over Evergreen…Mifflin allowed 28 total yard in 45-0 win over Centennial…Ashland forced seven turnovers in a 38-6 win over Mansfield Senior…Liberty Center allowed 64 yards of offense in a 45-0 win over Swanton…Patrick Henry allowed just 34 yards in a 46-0 win over Delta.
Noteworthy: Cincinnati St. Xavier beat Cincinnati Elder 21-6 and now owns a 48-38-6 series lead…Columbus Beechcroft returned two blocked punts for TDs in a 34-0 win over Linden-McKinley…Columbus DeSales beat Columbus St. Charles for the 35th consecutive time with a 27-10 decision.
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