Campbell 35, Champion 29, OT
Quarterback Brandon Reyes ran 9 yards for the deciding touchdown in overtime as Campbell won a thriller. Reyes passed for 246 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Jayle’ll Shorter. The Red Devils (4-3, 3-1 AAC National) rallied from a 14-8 halftime deficit to take a 29-21 lead early in the final quarter. Champion (3-4, 2-2) quarterback James Naylor, who passed for 176 yards, hit Robert Douglas on a 20-yard touchdown with 1:25 left in the game. Mike Cyrus, who rushed for 102 yards and three scores, then ran for the two-point conversion to send the game into overtime.
Jefferson 24, Lakeview 21
Lakeview came back from a 10-0 halftime deficit to take a 21-10 lead into the final quarter, only to see Jefferson rally, handing the Bulldogs their first loss in the All-American Conference National Division. Erich Schmitt ran for two third-quarter scores for Lakeview (4-3, 3-1 AAC National) and passed to Jake Pishotti for the other. After Jefferson (5-2, 3-2) took the lead with 4:51 remaining, the Bulldogs drove the ball to midfield only to lose a fumble. From there, Jefferson ran out the clock.
LaBrae 47, Newton Falls 6
LaBrae finally earned its first win of the season, routing its neighborhood rival. Peyton Aldridge threw for 194 yards and four touchdowns and the Vikings (1-6, 1-4 AAC National) rolled up 304 yards on the ground. Newton Falls (1-6, 1-3) got 86 yards and a touchdown from Chris Gregory.
Beaver Local 21, Struthers 14
The Beavers (2-5, 1-3) upset the Wildcats (4-3, 1-2), dealing Struthers’ Division III playoff hopes a blow in the process. The Wildcats were fifth in Division III, Region 11 in the most recent Ohio High School Athletic Association computer ratings.
No details were reported by press time.
Lake Erie League
Warren Harding 28, Euclid 20
The victory leaves the Raiders (6-1, 4-0) as the lone unbeaten team in the Lake Erie League. LeShun Daniels ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns, Jon Coleman contributed 57 yards on the ground and a score of his own, and Jalyn Powell got the scoring started for Harding with a 47-yard punt return for a touchdown. Euclid (4-3, 3-1) outgained the Raiders from scrimmage, 307 yards to 278.
Inter Tri-County League
Crestview 63, United 14
Collin Gilbert threw to Dimitri Gregory for a touchdown and the quarterback also ran for another score for the unbeaten Rebels (7-0, 4-0).
Nick Blower ran for two touchdowns and had 107 yards on eight carries to become the school’s all-time leading rusher. Blower surpassed Corey Hill’s 3,343 yards.
Matt Hardenbrook also scored twice on a 38-yard run and 47 yard interception return, while Jake Ferris picked up a fumble and ran 11 yards for a score for the winners.
Crestview’s 315 yards came on 29 rushing plays, while United’s 147 were the result of 51 attempts.
East Palestine 30, Jackson-Milton 14
Derek Smith carried 22 times for 127 yards and three touchdowns in East Palestine’s first win of the season. He had scoring runs of 18, 12 and 1 yard. Luke Cope completed 7 of 16 passes for 63 yards. Tyler Visnick interecpted a pass and returned it for a 27-yard touchdown. The Bulldogs (1-6) scored 30 unanswered points.
Jackson-Milton (0-7) opend the scoring with a Chris Dolin touchdown reception at the 8:20 mark of the first quarter. Thomas Gatewood hauled in a 76-yard TD reception midway through the second quarter. Jeremy Fitzpatrick completed 7 of 13 passes for 157 yards. Tyler Shaffer had 127 yards on 17 carries,
Springfield 27, Lisbon 6
Quarterback Hunter Snyder scored three running touchdowns and Ryan Kohler added a fourth score for the Tigers (3-4, 2-2 ITCL).
Snyder gained 146 yards on 20 carries on the ground and he was 8 of 11 for 100 yards in the air.
The top two ground gainers for Lisbon were Zak Leko with 106 on 19 carries and Brandon Barnes with 44 on 13 tries. Leko had the lone TD for the Blue Devils (2-5, 1-3).
Columbiana 14, Leetonia 7
Senior fullback Brandon Hacker ran for two touchdowns, including his second TD, which came with 8:22 remaining as the Clippers (6-1, 4-0 ITCL) prevailed.
Hacker’s 24 carries produced 143 yards and R.J. Rankin ran eight times for 101 yards for the winners, who lost two of six fumbles.
Sophomore Drew Cyrus made his third start at quarterback since a knee injury knocked senior Nate Huk out of commission in the fourth game.
Seventeen rushing plays by Leetonia QB Trent Berry led to minus-31 yards due to 10 sacks by Columbiana’s defense.
Senior DE Connor Richardson registered two sacks, while senior defensive lineman Jared Hill had six solo tackles for Columbiana.
Hacker’s go-ahead touchdown capped a 12-play drive that covered 60 yards.
For Leetonia (4-3, 202), senior DL Jake Renier had two fumble recoveries.
McDonald 34, Lowellville 14
The Blue Devils (3-4, 1-3 ITCL Tier 2) end a four-game losing streak with a victory over the Rockets (1-6, 1-3) at A.A. Burkey Stadium. No details were reported by press time.
Western Reserve 56, Sebring 14
Western Reserve rolled to a 34-0 lead after one quarter and stayed unbeaten in the Inter Tri-County League Tier Two. The Blue Devils (5-2, 4-0) amassed 335 yards rushing and 246 through the air. Nick Allison passed for 218 of those yards and three touchdowns. Sebring (0-7, 0-4) got 112 yards rushing from Zach Wagner.
Southern 40, Wellsville 9
Several school records were set by the Indians (5-2, 3-1 ITCL), including the 315 rushing yards by Michael McKenzie.
McKenzie, a junior running back, topped the previous best of 309. McKenzie’s yardage came on 28 attempts.
McKenzie also had four rushing touchdowns covering distances of 31, 73, 12 and 3 yards.
Also, Steven Treadway’s 52-yard field goal with 4:58 left in the game was a record and J.J. Napierkowski had two catches for 26 yards that enabled the junior to break school records for receiving yards for a season and career, both of which were previously held by Trey Griffith.
Also for the winners, Luke Griffith was 11 of 21 for 153 yards with one interception and Jared Shilot caught six passes for 109 yards.
Northeastern Athletic Conference
Ledgemont 41, Mathews 12
Jarrett Young ran for 149 yards on 16 carries and Kyle Larosa added 84 yards on three carries to lead Ledgemont. Alex Bagaglia was Mathews’ leading rusher with 67 yards. The Mustangs (1-6) scored on a 12-yard Bagaglia run and a 76-yard Cobie Pratt reception from Wyatt Ford. Griffin Degener threw for 196 yards on 11 of 20 compltions for Ledgemont (3-4).
Northeastern Buckeye Conference
Alliance 44, Salem 14
Martin Parrish ran for touchdowns of 30 yards apiece and he also scored on a 55-yard interception return for the Aviators (1-6, 1-3).
Kordelle Phillips ran for a touchdown and passed for one and the quarterback completed 12 of 19 passes for 209 yards for the winners.
For Salem (0-7, 0-4), Brendan Webb caught six passes for 87 yards, Haedan Panezott rushed for 55 yards and had 26 receiving and Marcus Crittenden had 42 yards on the ground and 33 via two catches.
Canton South 35, West Branch 23
West Branch ran into Canton South quarterback Josh Lyon and suffered its first Northeastern Buckeye Conference defeat. Lyon completed 23 of 27 pass attempts for 262 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a score for the Wildcats (6-1, 3-1 NBC). West Branch (3-4, 3-1) never led in the contest. The Warriors pounded out 258 yards on the ground including 99 from Brenden Wells.
Cambridge 35, East Liverpool 7
The Potters (1-6) lost on the road in a non-conference matchup. No details were reported by press time.