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PREP FOOTBALL Notes & recaps


Published: Sat, October 28, 2017 @ 12:05 a.m.

Boardman 42, Ashtabula Lakeside 6

BOARDMAN

Mike O’Horo had two rushing touchdowns to lead Boardman (6-4). O’Horo also returned an interception for a touchdown, and the Boardman defense held Lakeside (4-5) to -15 rushing yards. Domonohic Jennings and Justin Jama also had rushing touchdowns for the Spartans. Boardman clinched a playoff spot as a road team.

Howland 28, Akron East 15

HOWLAND

Samari Dean passed for three touchdowns and rushed for 136 yards for the Tigers (6-4). Dean hit Nathan Barrett with scoring tosses covering 33 and 25 yards. Justin Jones caught a 6-yard scoring pass. Keyshawn Busch scored on a 9-yard run.

Niles 47, Edgewood 14

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP

Niles running back Robbie Savin carried the ball 13 times for 164 yards and three touchdowns. Red Dragons quarterback Jordan Soda threw for 116 yards and a touchdown on 8 of 15 passing. Brandon Golias ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. Edgewood quarterback Alec Katon was 5 of 13 for 72 yards and a touchdown. Katon’s score was to Baldwin for 38 yards.

Hubbard 22, East 8

YOUNGSTOWN

Hubbard running back Tyreq Moore scored twice and ran for 163 yards on 20 attempts. Eagles quarterback Davion Daniels ran for 127 yards and a touchdown. Danniels was 5 of 11 for 42 yards passing. East running back Eddie Bryant had the only touchdown for the Golden Bears. The Eagles combined for 338 yards of total offense, including 296 yards rushing.

LaBrae 56, Jefferson 20

LEAVITTSBURG

LaBrae scored 21 unanswered points in the first quarter. Vikings quarterback Kent Wolford threw for 223 yards including touchdown passes of 65 and 61. Wolford also ran for a touchdown. Colton Stoneman ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries for LaBrae. Walt Allie had four catches for 157 yards receiving and ran for a 56 yards touchdown. Jefferson quarterback JJ Henson ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns. Henson also threw for 53 yards on 7 of 22.

Brookfield 64, Champion 6

BROOKFIELD

Brookfield (5-5) scored 51 points by halftime. Alex Clark ran for 126 yards and four touchdowns on three carries. Nick Stahlman connected with Carter Mast on a 67-yard TD pass for Champion (0-10).

Campbell 31, Newton Falls 0

CAMPBELL

Darion Jones rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns for Campbell (3-7). Antwaan McMeans added 104 rushing yards and a TD. Braden Bungard threw for 78 yards for Newton Falls (3-7).

South Range 38, Sharpsville 7

BEAVER TOWNSHIP

South Range (10-0) quickly erased a 7-0 deficit and never looked back. Aniello Buzzacco threw three long touchdown passes and had a 62 yard touchdown pass to lead South Range to victory. His favorite target was Josh Stear, who caught four passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns. He also found Mathias Combs for a 38 yard touchdown pass during a 24-point third quarter. South Range is the No. 1 seed in Division V Region 17.

Western Reserve 43, Jackson-Milton 0

NORTH JACKSON

Adam Gatrell scored three touchdowns for the Blue Devils (8-2, 6-1 Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference). Western Reserve, McDonald and Springfield tied for the league’s crown. Gatrell returned the opening kickoff 68 yards for his first score, then ran the ball in from the 25 and 47. Dominic Velasquez hit Ryan Demsky for a 32-yard score. Lucky Kiesewetter scored from the 28 and Joey Clegg from the 14. The Blue Devils have qualified for the Division VI Region 21 playoffs and will play on the road. For the Bluejays (2-8. 1-6), Sean Lengyel rushed for 20 yards.

McDonald 41, Lowellville 6

LOWELLVILLE

Alex Cintron rushed for 69 yards, caught two passes for 75 yards and scored three touchdowns for the Blue Devils (8-2). Cole Bunofsky threw an 18 touchdown pass to Nate Solak for the Rockets (4-6).

Mineral Ridge 55, Sebring 0

MINERAL RIDGE

DeCosta Baptiste scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one punt return. Eric Basista had a 25-yard punt return for a TD. Jarred Miller had 185 yards and two TDs on five carries. Sebring was held to 4 rushing yards on 22 carries.

East Palestine 31, Columbiana 22

EAST PALESTINE

Parker Sherry rushed for 187 yards and a touchdown while passing for 115 yards and two more scores to pace East Palestine (8-2). The win will likely put the Bulldogs in the playoffs as a road team. Dominic Posey also rushed for 140 yards. Jakub Cross threw for 125 yards and two touchdown passes for Columbiana (7-3). He also rushed for 81 yards.

United 51, Lisbon 33

LISBON

Cade Wood rushed for 246 yards and scored three touchdowns for the Golden Eagles (6-4, 4-3 Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference). His cores covered 60, 55 and 4 yards. Nathan Mikell rushed for a86 yards and scored on runs of 76, 1, 24 and 17 yards. Despite a three-game losing streak, the Blue Devils (6-4, 4-3) likely have qualified for a road playoff game in Div. VII Region 25. Seth Stokes caught a 37-yard scoring pass from Logan Bell and scored from the 12. Cameron Summers rushed for 153 yards and scored two touchdowns.

Crestview 39, Lakeview, Pa. 0

EAST FAIRFIELD

Andrew Yanssens rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns for Crestview (6-4). Caleb Hill had two touchdown passes, finding Jeff Feo and Hunter Woodring. Ethan Powell added 149 yards rushing for the Rebels. Crestview will face South Range in Week 11.

Wagner rejoins Valley Christian

YOUNGSTOWN

Nick Wagner, the Champion High School football coach for the first eight weeks of the season, has rejoined Valley Christian’s staff as their defensive line coach.

On Oct. 20, Wagner was not on the sidelines for Champion’s loss to Lakeview.

Friday, Wagner said he has “not resigned as head coach of the Champion High School football team.” Wagner said he heard through the grapevine that his contract was not going to be renewed “due to ‘philosophical differences’ with the high school principal.”

Wagner was an assistant at Valley Christian before being named the head coach at Champion in 2016. Earlier in the week, Champion superintendent Pamela Hood told Vindicator broadcast partner WFMJ that Wagner did not resign and was not suspended. She did not say what led to the decision to not allow him to continue coaching.

Wagner said he is “unaware that these philosophical differences existed. Of course I wish that we could have, as role models for these students, sat down and worked together through these differences, but I was never given that opportunity.

“I would never have quit this team, and I would have appreciated the opportunity to finish the season, but when I refused to resign, I was told I had been relieved of my coaching duties by the administration.

“It seems that the feelings of one person took precedence over the needs our team. I have requested the opportunity to discuss this matter with the superintendent and the board of education, but so far that request has been denied.”

Wagner thanked the Champion players and families “for all of their hard work this season.”

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