We have reached Week 3 in college and high school football. Ohio State got back on track this week after a tough loss versus Virginia Tech. One of the bigger upsets this week in college football came from Bowling Green when they beat Indiana. Baldwin Wallace started their season this week with a win over Bluffton. In high school, the top teams all played very impressive games and showed that they are the teams to beat in Northeast Ohio. Week three was another great week of football in Ohio!
Here is week three’s installment of the Ohio College and High School Football Roundup.
Ohio State routs Kent State 66-0
Ohio State returned to form after a tough loss last week versus Virginia Tech. The Buckeyes were dominant on both sides of the ball over Kent State, outgaining them in total yards 628 to 126. Quarterback JT Barrett, who tied the school’s touchdown record in a game with six touchdowns, led the Bucks. On the day, he was 23 of 30 for 312 yards with six touchdowns and an interception. On the ground, running back Curtis Samuel was the leading rusher with 15 carries for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Thomas had two receptions for 77 yards with both catches resulting in touchdowns. The defense was very impressive shutting out Kent State on the day. The Buckeyes were able to play some of their younger players after going up 45-0 at halftime. Kent State did not put up much of a fight and so the game really did not show OSU fans anything about their 2-1 team. But, the Bucks are hoping that this can get them back on track and contend for a Big Ten championship.
Next Week: OSU on a bye (vs. Cincinnati Sept 27)
Kent State on a bye (@ Virginia Sept 27)
Ohio loses to Marshall 44-14
Ohio had another tough matchup this week versus Marshall. Marshall was unstoppable on offense with 705 total yards. The Herd were led by quarterback Rakeem Cato, throwing for 425 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. His two main targets were Angelo Jean-Louis, who had four catches for 158 yards and a touchdown, and Davonte Allen, who had five catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Ohio quarterback Derrius Vick was their best performer on offense with 200 yards passing with a touchdown and interception. The Bobcats move to 1-2.
Next Week: Ohio vs Idaho (Sat. 7pm)
Cincinnati cruises by Toledo 58-34
Cincinnati finally entered action on Friday and they came out hot. Bearcat quarterback Gunner Kiel debuted with an impressive record tying six touchdown performance. On the day, he had 418 passing yards and six touchdowns. The highly touted QB’s main target was Mekale McKay, who had nine receptions for 175 yards and a touchdown. For Toledo, quarterback Logan Woodside had 322 yards passing and three touchdowns. It was practically over at half with a 41-14 lead. Cincinnati is now 1-0 and Toledo falls to 1-2.
Next Week: Toledo vs Ball State (Sat. 7pm)
Cincinnati vs Miami (OH) (Sat. 7pm)
Bowling Green upsets Indiana 45-42
Bowling Green had the biggest upset of the day for the MAC as they won on a touchdown pass by quarterback James Knapke to receiver Roger Lewis. The shootout was pretty even throughout with actually Indiana barely outgaining the Falcons 582 yards to 571 yards. The Falcons had a great a game from QB Knapke, who threw for 395 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. They also had a good performance from running back Travis Greene, who had 24 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown. It was one of the more exciting games of Saturday and another upset of a Big Ten team. The Falcons move to 2-1 on the season.
Next Week: Bowling Green @ Wisconsin (Sat. noon)
Baldwin Wallace beats Bluffton 32-20
Baldwin Wallace began their season with a victory over Bluffton. The Yellow Jackets outgained Bluffton 454 yards to 258 yards. The top performance for Baldwin Wallace came from running back Issac Reed III, rushing for 137 yards and touchdown on 25 carries. He also added four receptions for 39 yards. Baldwin Wallace quarterback Tyler Moeglin threw for 237 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The Yellow Jackets shutout Bluffton in the first half on their way to the opening game win.
Next Week: Baldwin Wallace vs Ohio Northern (Sat. 1:30pm)
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High School Football
Hudson beats Brecksville-Broadview Heights 48-14
The Explorers were once again very impressive this week. Hudson quarterback Mitch Guadagni was 8 of 14 for 195 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Hudson receiver Matt Restifo had two receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown, while receiver Colton Whited had three receptions for 65 yards and two touchdowns. Hudson’s Joe Charpentier had an interception for a touchdown along with 37 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. The Explorers move to 3-0 on the season.
Next Week: Hudson vs Brunswick (Fri. 7pm)
Saint Vincent-Saint Mary wins over Lake Catholic 24-13
The Fighting Irish got back on track this week with a win over Lake Catholic, moving to 2-1. The Irish quarterback was a dual threat with 116 passing yards with a touchdown pass and two interceptions, while rushing for 66 yards and a touchdown. The Irish defense has not allowed over 14 points in a game this season.
Next Week: St. Vincent-St. Mary @ Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (Fri. 7:30pm)
St. Edward dominates St. Joseph Regional Prep. (NJ) 42-0
St. Edward continued their impressive start to the season with a blowout win over St. Joseph Regional Prep. (NJ). Quarterback Brett Kean, who threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns, led the Eagles on offense. Receiver Alex Stump had six catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns. Receiver Shaun Crawford had seven catches for 81 yards and a touchdown. Running back Cole Gest had 154 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles move to 3-0.
Next Week: St. Edward @ Cincinnati Elder (Sat. 7pm)
Glenville beats Cleveland Heights 19-12
Glenville gained their first win on the season and moved to 1-2 with the win over Cleveland Heights. The Tarblooders relied heavily on the run after their starting quarterback Marcus Drish left the game with an injury. Glenville’s Christopher Lavette and Devonate Houston combined to rush for more then 150 yards and two touchdowns.
Next Week: Glenville vs John Hay (Fri. 7pm)
Mentor topples Euclid 49-0
Mentor continued their hot start to the season with a blowout win over Euclid. Mentor went up quickly, leading 35-0 at halftime. Mentor quarterback Jake Floria was 14 of 19 on the game with two touchdowns. Playmaker Eddie Daugherty had a 126 combined passing and rushing yards with two touchdowns. This game moved the Cardinals to 3-0 and gave coach Steve Trivisonno his 150th career win.
Next Week: Mentor vs Twinsburg (Fri. 7pm)
St. Ignatius beats St. Joseph’s Prep (PA) 42-34
The Wildcats bounced back from a close loss last week with a win over St. Joseph’s Prep (PA). Quarterback Dennis Grosel, who had 282 passing yards and two touchdowns, led St. Ignatius in the win. Receiver Jack Cook had four receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown. Defensive end Dre’Mont Jones was dominant on defense with nine tackles, two sacks, and three tackles for loss. The Wildcats move to 2-1 on the season and the win made coach Chuck Kyle the winningest coach in Cuyahoga County history.
Next Week: St. Ignatius vs Brantford Assumption College (Can.) (Sat. 2:30pm)
Strongsville outlasts Berea-Midpark 35-28
Strongsville remained unbeaten at 3-0 on the season with their comeback win over Berea-Midpark. The Mustangs scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to beat the Titans. Mustang quarterback Ryan Robertson had three touchdown passes on the day including two to receiver Drew Robertson. Nick Kahn scored on a rushing touchdown and also threw a touchdown pass to Nick Hoerig.
Next Week: Strongsville @ Solon (Fri. 7pm)
Avon takes down Twinsburg 52-13
Avon remained unbeaten at 3-0 on the season with convincing win over Twinsburg. The Eagles high-powered offense had 494 total yards on the game. Avon quarterback Jake Sopko threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns. Avon running back Gerett Choat had 57 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. Receiver Zack Torbert caught five catches for 161 yards.
Next Week: Avon vs Lakewood (Fri. 7pm)
Benedictine falls to Bedford 27-12
The Bengals received their first loss of the season from Bedford. Bedford was led by running back London Cloud, who had 160 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Bedford’s defense only allowed 58 total yards to Benedictine in the first half. Benedictine running back DeCavilon Reese ran for 117 yards on the ground in the loss. Benedictine falls to 2-1, while Bedford remains unbeaten at 3-0 on the season.
Next Week: Benedictine vs Holy Name (Fri. 7pm)
Bedford vs Cleveland Heights (Fri. 7pm)
Nordonia beats Parma 55-0
Nordonia rolled to another win with a routing of Parma. Nordonia had a great performance from their quarterback David Murray, throwing for 241 yards and six touchdowns. Murray’s main targets were Denzel Ward and Alex Alders, who both had two touchdowns on the game. On the ground, Anthony Perrine had eight carries for 103 yards and two touchdowns. Nordonia moves to 3-0 on the season.
Next Week: Nordonia vs Highland (Fri. 7pm)
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(Stats courtesy of ESPN, OAC.org, and Cleveland.com)