Ohio Preps Rdp.: Week 1 Playoff Recap
Ted Ginn Jr.
Ted Ginn Jr.
Managing Editor
Posted Nov 4, 2003


We look back at the first weekend of the Ohio high school playoffs, where Cleveland Glenville and star QB Ted Ginn Jr. gave Cleveland St. Ignatius quite a battle in a Division I opener. Plus, we share the pairings, sites and times for the regional semifinals. Click this free link for all of the details.

Here is a look at the highlights from the first weekend of the OHSAA playoffs, followed by a look at the match-ups in the regional semifinals (the list of unbeaten teams has been pared from 26 down to 19):

Regional Quarterfinal Highlights

DIVISION I

Dublin Coffman 31, Marion Harding 22 : Coffman QB Jack Rafferty carried 34 times for a school-record 296 yards and four TDs.

Brunswick 10, Tol. St. Francis 7, OT: Jeremy Dick’s 30-yard field goal lifted Brunswick to the win.

Cincinnati Colerain 45, Cincinnati LaSalle 21: In a rematch of their regular season finale, Colerain defeated its neighborhood rival again to improve to 11-0. Colerain junior cornerback Brayden Coombs, son of coach Kerry Coombs, intercepted a LaSalle pass and returned it 91 yards for a TD and a quick 17-0 lead. The rushing game was vintage Colerain with 384 yards on the ground, including 140 for tailback Ronald Southerland, 90 for quarterback Erick Fitzpatrick and 82 for fullback Mister Simpson.

Cincinnati Elder 28, Cincinnati Anderson 7: The defending state champions rolled to an easy win, improving to 54-1 in non-league games at The Pit -- where 10,000 were on hand. Bradley Glatthaar, Elder's senior tailback, carried 36 times for 140 yards and three touchdowns, in the process setting Panthers career records for yardage and carries. Glatthaar has now carried 738 times for 4,315 yards, breaking the records held by current UC player Kyle Koester (726 and 4,307, respectively). Glatthaar's power running, combined with Rob Florian's passing (9-of-12 for 134 yards, 1 TD and two interceptions) helped Elder roll.

Cincinnati Moeller 14, Huber Heights Wayne 10: OSU verbal LB Marcus Freeman's saw his team eliminated at the hands of Moeller. The Crusaders avenged a playoff loss to Wayne (9-2) last year. Ben McGrath hit Neil Wunder for the game-winning 17-yard TD with a scant 12 seconds left.

Clayton Northmont 52, Mason 35: Northmont WR Ro Grigsby had eight catches for 103 yards and two TDs and also had a 97-yard kick return for a score.

Cleveland St. Ignatius 24, Cleveland Glenville 21: St. Ignatius turned back upset-minded Glenville, which finished 9-2. The difference in the game may have been a backward lateral by Glenville QB Ted Ginn Jr., which CSI’s John Haneline recovered and returned 64 yards for a touchdown. Ginn did throw for three TDs and also ripped off a 59-yard run to set up a score. Junior DB Jamario O’Neal, an OSU verbal, had a 62-yard kick return for Glenville.

Hilliard Davidson 45, Westerville South 35: Davidson got 226 yards and four TDs from sophomore TB Christen Haywood in handing South its first defeat.

Lakewood St. Edward 45, Strongsville 13: St. Ed, with OSU verbal junior OL Alex Boone, rolled up 451 yards total offense in this rout. QB Anthony Gardner completed 6 of 8 passes for 147 yards and also rushed for 47 yards and two TDs.

Lancaster 56, Grove City 28: Jonathan Carpenter and Mike Cathers each had three TD runs for the Golden Gales.

Mentor 24, Lakewood 0: Mentor improved to 11-0 with the win.

North Canton Hoover 49, Hudson 0: Hoover QB Sam Cerreta threw for three TDs and rushed for one in improving to 11-0.

Toledo St. John's 28, Toledo Whitmer 14: Junior TB Marcus Waugh had 182 yards and three TDs on 32 carries for St. John’s.

Dublin Scioto 24, Wooster 13: Scioto advances to meet Lancaster.

Wadsworth 41, Green 14: Wadsworth avenged a 42-21 loss to Green in week six of the regular season, feasting on six Green turnovers.

Warren Harding 49, Solon 7: Top-ranked Harding moved to 11-0 with this easy win.

DIVISION II

Avon Lake 14, Ashland 3: Avon Lake moved to 11-0 as RB Jon Schroeder carried 30 times for 180 yards and scored his 27th TD of the year for the Shoremen.

Chardon 37, Maple Heights 22: Chardon RB Matt Smith had 24 carries for 148 yards and two TDs.

Columbus Brookhaven 21, Uniontown Lake 14: Sophomore DE Jeff Cumberland had four sacks to help Brookhaven improve to 11-0.

Columbus Independence 24, Columbus Walnut Ridge 6: The 76ers beat their nearby rival for the second week in a row. TB Erik Haw, an OSU verbal, carried 40 times for 230 yards and threw a TD pass on a halfback option. Ridge’s Gary Russell had 149 yards, but just 36 in the second half.

Louisville 35, Pickerington Central 34: A missed PAT kick by standout A.J. Trapasso, who had 147 yards and three TDs, led to this tough loss for Central. Louisville QB Josh Vacha completed 23 of 33 passes for 254 yards and two TDs.

Macedonia Nordonia 45, Olmsted Falls 20: Freshman RB Jordan Mabin had 216 yards and four TDs. QB Mickey Mental was 21 of 29 for 208 yards for Olmsted Falls.

Warren Howland 24, Twinsburg 17, 2 OT: RB Tony Davis, a Penn State verbal, had 222 yards on 31 carries and scored the game-winning TD on a 7-yard run for Howland. Nick Ranallo had 204 yards and a TD for Twinsburg.

Whitehall-Yearling 18, Youngstown Chaney 15: Dre Ratliff scored on a 1-yard TD with 1:48 left.

Also: Copley 27, Parma Padua 14; Day. Carroll 14, Cin. McNicholas 0; Defiance 26, Grafton Midview 0; Jackson 35, Cin. Mt. Healthy 21; Kings Mills Kings 17, Wilmington 10; Maumee 14, Tiffin Columbian 12; Sylvania Southview 48, Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 28; Trenton Edgewood 35, Vandalia Butler 32 (Southview and Edgewood are now 11-0).

DIVISION III

Canal Fulton NW 53, Rayland Buckeye 0: Northwest rolled in a battle of two unbeaten.

Cleveland Benedictine 35, Ravenna Southeast 7: RB Raymond Williams had 21 carries for 105 yards and four TDs in a 35-7.

Cols. Beechcroft 28, Sunbury Big Walnut 23: OSU verbal DB SirJoseph Welch advanced to the second round as Big Walnut fell to 10-1. Beechcroft TB Deontae Head had 200 yards and teammate Justin Peterson added 130.

Mentor Lake Catholic 38, Akron Hoban 27: MLC QB Mark Petruziello rushed for 151 yards and a score and threw for 206 yards and a TD. Hoban junior RB Tyrell Sutton had 166 yards and two TDs on 24 carries.

Newark Licking Valley 49, Day. Chaminade-Julienne 46: In a wild one, Valley held on for its 26th straight home win and sent the defending Division II state champions home in the process. Valley RB Nathan Clark rushed for a school-record 356 yards and four touchdowns. The Licking Valley senior keyed a Panthers ground game that rolled up 478 yards and kept the Eagles defense on its heels. The teams combined for 971 total yards.

Also: Chesterland W. Geauga 20, Chardon NDCL 13; Cin. Wyoming 18, St. Marys Memorial 16; Cols. DeSales 36, Sandusky Perkins 7; Cols. Watterson 49, Pemberville Eastwood 7; Germantown Valley View 35, Bellbrook 21; Hunting Valley University 38, Medina Buckeye 14; Kenton 46, Bellevue 27; Kettering Alter 27, St. Paris Graham 10; Lisbon Beaver 38, Gallipolis Gallia 13; Steubenville 31, New Concord John Glenn 7; Thornville Sheridan 27, Dover 8 (Dover fell to 10-1).

DIVISION IV

Apple Creek Waynedale 48, Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 13; Bellaire 27, Williamsport Westfall 6; Cin. Mariemont 28, Plain City Jonathan Alder 12; Clarksville Clinton-Massie 12, Day. Oakwood 0; Cle. VASJ 26, Youngs. Mooney 21; Coldwater 28, Wellington 21; Coshocton 49, Granville 42; Delta 31, Huron 28; Ironton 48, Ironton Rock Hill 7; Lima Bath 21, Upper Sandusky 13; Martins Ferry 56, Proctorville Fairland 6; Reading 42, Spring. NE 13; Sullivan Black River 41, Orrville 10; Urbana 29, Milan Edison 7; Versailles 42, Batavia 7; Wooster Triway 21, Akr. Manchester 14

DIVISION V

Dalton 24, Columbiana 7: Dalton won behind a three-interception performance by P.J. Zaleski. He took one of the picks back 61 yards for a TD.

Also: Lisbon David Anderson 21, Gates Mills Gilmour 12; Amanda-Clearcreek 24, W. Lafayette Ridgewood 7; Bainbridge Paint Valley 27, Cin. Hills Christian 26; Bloomdale Elmwood 27, Sycamore Mohawk 6; Delphos St. John's 26, Bluffton 18; Gahanna Cols. Academy 48, Anna 6; Hamler Patrick Henry 20, Findlay Liberty-Benton 13; Lorain Clearview 14, Defiance Tinora 6; Marion Pleasant 49, Middletown Fenwick 20; Morral Ridgedale 43, Cin. Jacobs 6; N. Lima S. Range 35, Independence 21; Sarahsville Shenandoah 47, Minford 6; Warren JFK 49, Smithville 14; Wheelersburg 40, Chesapeake 16; Woodsfield Monroe Cent. 9, Nelsonville-York 7.

DIVISION VI

Carey 31, Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 14; Centerburg 30, Willow Wood Symmes Valley 20; Columbus Grove 52, Hicksville 6; Cory-Rawson 48, Antwerp 7; Dola Hardin Northern 33, Mechanicsburg 7; Lancaster Fisher Cath. 33, Glouster Trimble 14; Maria Stein Marion Local 35, Covington 8; Mogadore 40, E. Can. 33; Monroeville 20, Cle. Cuyahoga Hts. 12; N. Lewisburg Triad 48, Troy Christian 12; Newark Cath. 35, New Matamoras Frontier 12 Northwood 20, Edgerton 13; Sandusky St. Mary's 23, Norwalk St. Paul 20 10-1 Shadyside 14, Danville 13, OT; Spring. Cath. Cent. 26, DeGraff Riverside 0; Windham 21, New Washington Buckeye Cent. 14, OT.

Regional Semifinals

DIVISION I

All games at 7 p.m. Saturday

Region 1

At Parma Byers Field

(1) Mentor (11-0) vs. (5) Cle. St. Ignatius (9-2)

At Canton Fawcett Stadium

(2) Warren Harding (11-0) vs. (3) Lakewood St. Edward (8-3)

Region 2

At Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

(1) N. Can. Hoover (11-0) vs. (5) Wadsworth (9-2)

At Lorain George Daniel Stadium

(7) Tol. St. John's (8-3) vs. (3) Brunswick (10-1)

Region 3

At Upper Arlington Moorehead Memorial Stadium

(8) Hilliard Davidson (8-3) vs. (4) Dublin Coffman (9-2)

At Grove City Central Crossing Stadium

(2) Lancaster (10-1) vs. (3) Dublin Scioto (10-1)

Region 4

At Dayton Welcome Stadium

(1) Cin. Elder (10-1) vs. (5) Clayton Northmont (10-1)

At University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium

(2) Cin. Colerain (11-0) vs. (3) Cin. Moeller (8-3)

DIVISION II

All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday

Region 5

At Twinsburg Tiger Stadium

(1) Warren Howland (10-1) vs. (5) Copley (8-3)

At Lakewood Stadium

(2) Macedonia Nordonia (10-1) vs. (3) Chardon (9-2)

Region 6

At Findlay Donnell Stadium

(1) Sylvania Southview (11-0) vs. (4) Defiance (8-2)

At Fremont Ross Harmon Stadium

(2) Avon Lake (11-0) vs. (3) Maumee (9-2)

Region 7

At Gahanna Lincoln Stadium

(1) Cols. Brookhaven (10-0) vs. (4) Whitehall-Yearling (10-1)

At Coshocton Stewart Field

(7) Louisville (6-4) vs. (3) Cols. Independence (8-2)

Region 8

At Dayton Welcome Stadium

(1) Trenton Edgewood (11-0) vs. (4) Day. Carroll (8-3)

At Hillsboro Richards Memorial Field

(2) Kings Mills Kings (10-1) vs. (3) Jackson (9-2)

DIVISION III

All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday

Region 9

At Perry Alumni Stadium

(1) Cle. Benedictine (10-1) vs. (4) Hunting Valley University (10-1)

At Euclid DiBiasio Field

(2) Chesterland West Geauga (11-0) vs. (3) Mentor Lake Cath. (9-2)

Region 10

At Marion Harding Stadium

(8) Cols. Beechcroft (9-2) vs. (5) Kenton (8-3)

At Dublin Coffman Stadium

(2) Cols. DeSales (7-4) vs. (3) Cols. Watterson (9-2)

Region 11

At Youngstown Austintown-Fitch Falcon Stadium

(1) Steubenville (11-0) vs. (4) Lisbon Beaver (11-0)

At Newcomerstown Lee Stadium

(7) Thornville Sheridan (9-2) vs. (3) Canal Fulton NW (11-0)

Region 12

At Hilliard Davidson Athletic Complex

(1) Kettering Alter (10-1) vs. (4) Newark Licking Valley (10-1)

At Mason Dwire Field

(7) Germantown Valley View (10-1) vs. (6) Cin. Wyoming (10-1)

DIVISION IV

All games at 7 p.m. Saturday

Region 13

At Wooster Follis Field

(1) Sullivan Black River (9-2) vs. (4) Wooster Triway (8-3)

At Barberton Rudy Sharkey Stadium

(2) Apple Creek Waynedale (10-1) vs. (6) Cle. VASJ (7-4)

Region 14

At Lima Senior Stadium

(1) Urbana (10-1) vs. (4) Delta (10-1)

At Wapakoneta Harmon Field

(7) Lima Bath (8-3) vs. (6) Coldwater (10-1)

Region 15

At Zanesville Sulsberger Memorial Stadium

(1) Ironton (10-1) vs. (4) Bellaire (9-2)

At Dover Crater Stadium

(2) Coshocton (10-1) vs. (3) Martins Ferry (9-2)

Region 16

At Cin. Princeton Viking Stadium

(1) Clarksville Clinton-Massie (11-0) vs. (4) Cin. Mariemont (8-3)

At Huber Heights Wayne Heidkamp Stadium

(2) Versailles (11-0) vs. (3) Reading (9-2)

DIVISION V

All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday

Region 17

At Canton Central Catholic.

(8) Lisbon David Anderson (10-1) vs. (4) Dalton (10-1)

At Niles Mckinley Bo Rein Stadium

(2) Warren JFK (9-2) vs. (3) N. Lima S. Range (11-0)

Region 18

At Tiffin National Field at Frost-Kalnow Stadium

(1) Patrick Henry (9-1) vs. (5) Lorain Clearview (8-3)

At Lima Bath Stadium

(7) Bloomdale Elmwood (8-3) vs. (3) Delphos St. John's (9-2)

Region 19

At Byesville Meadowbrook Stadium

(1) Amanda-Clearcreek (10-1) vs. (4) Woodsfield Monroe Central (10-1)

At Athens High School Rutter Field

(2) Sarahsville Shenandoah (11-0) vs. (6) Wheelersburg (9-2)

Region 20

At Worthington Kilbourne Hopper Memorial Stadium

(1) Marion Pleasant (11-0) vs. (4) Gahanna Cols. Academy (9-2)

At Pickerington North Panther Stadium

(2) Bainbridge Paint Valley (11-0) vs. (3) Morral Ridgedale (9-2)

DIVISION VI

All games at 7 p.m. Saturday

Region 21

At Elyria Ely Stadium

(1) Mogadore (9-2) vs. (4) Monroeville (9-2)

At Medina Ken Dukes Stadium

(7) Sandusky St. Mary's (7-4) vs. (3) Windham (9-2)

Region 22

At Napoleon Buckenmeyer Stadium

(1) Columbus Grove (11-0) vs. (5) Northwood (9-2)

At Fostoria Memorial Stadium

(2) Cory-Rawson (10-1) vs. (6) Carey (8-2)

Region 23

At Westerville North McCan Stadium

(1) Newark Cath. (10-1) vs. (4) Centerburg (8-3)

At Newark White Field

(2) Shadyside (10-1) vs. (3) Lancaster Fisher Cath. (9-2)

Region 24

At Piqua Alexander Stadium/Purk Field

(8) Maria Stein Marion Local (8-3) vs. (5) Spring. Cath. Central (9-2)

At Bellefontaine Dodd Field

(2) Dola Hardin Northern (10-1) vs. (3) N. Lewisburg Triad (10-1)

OSU Verbals Outside Ohio

Mount Carmel, Pa., with OL Jon Skinner, dropped a 23-6 decision to Selingsgrove for Mount Carmel’s first loss after 26 straight wins. The District 4 AA playoffs are next.

Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln QB Joe Bauserman was 8 of 17 passing for 152 yards and two TDs and also rushed for a score in his team’s 47-12 win over Chiles. The win improved Lincoln’s record to 8-1 and helped it clinch a District 3-4A title.



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