Here is a recap of the fourth weekend of Ohio high school football and a look at some of the key games scheduled for the fifth weekend.
* The 2006 Kirk Herbstreit Ohio vs. USA Challenge was held last weekend with nine games over two days with two sites. The event included seven USA Today Super 25 participants. The USA teams took a 5-4 edge over the Ohio teams in the event. Here were the results:
Texarkana (Texas) Texas 44, Findlay 21 -- Texas quarterback Ryan Mallett, who has committed to Michigan, completed 18 of 33 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns. Findlay fell to 0-4 on the season.
Cincinnati Colerain 28, Philadelphia Cardinal O’Hara 0 – Colerain, ranked 25th nationally by USA Today, moved to 4-0 as junior quarterback Doug Reynolds completed 7-of-9 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Reynolds also rushed seven times for 38 yards and another TD.
Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes 21, Cincinnati Moeller 20 – Byrnes, ranked second nationally, survived a scare from Moeller. Byrnes QB Willie Korn, headed to Clemson, scored on his second 1-yard touchdown run with 3:26 left to give his team the lead. Moeller missed a potential game-winning field goal in the final minute. Moeller QB Ross Oltorik was 10 of 19 passing for 172 yards with two TDs and one interception.
Lakeland, Fla., 25, Cincinnati St. Xavier 22 (OT) – This was the marquee match-up of the event with St. X ranked eighth nationally and Lakeland ranked third. St. X junior Darius Ashley carried 20 times for 120 yards and a TD. St. X’s Danny Milligan made three field goals, including a 36-yarder with 12 seconds left to force overtime. Matt Rodenberry made a 41-yard field goal in OT for Lakeland, which then intercepted St. X to end the game.
Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep 21, Centerville 0 – Don Bosco QB Matt Simms, son of Phil Simms, threw for 193 yards in the win.
Concord (Calif.) DeLaSalle 56, Cincinnati Elder 38 -- Junior quarterback Mike MacGillivray rushed for four touchdowns and threw for two more for DeLaSalle, ranked fifth nationally. Patrick Williams had a pair of TD runs for Elder.
Hilliard Davidson 17, Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep 14 – Connor Dietz scored on a 6-yard touchdown run with 3:22 left to lift Davidson to the win. Davidson’s Bo Delande had 131 yards on 21 carries and caught a TD pass from Dietz in the win. St. Joseph’s missed a game-tying 24-yard field goal on the final play.
Lakewood St. Edward 49, Springdale, Ark., 3 – St. Ed, ranked 14th, bounced back from its loss to St. Xavier the week before in a big way. Ohio State verbal Nate Oliver was the game MVP. He had a 46-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 26-yard interception return for a score. Frank Edmonds had 129 yards on 18 carries and three TDs for St. Ed.
Massillon Washington 35, Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton 20 – Brian Gamble carried 35 times for 159 yards and three TDs as the Tigers (3-1) upset Hamilton, ranked 13th nationally.
In other action last weekend:
Cleveland St. Ignatius moved to 4-0 with a 27-14 win over Mentor. QB Jared Roberts ran for a score and threw for one for the Wildcats.
Akron Buchtel RB Ernest Pitts rushed for 130 yards and two TDs on 21 carries in a 35-6 win over Shaker Heights.
Toledo Central Catholic won its 17th straight game, blasting Toledo Start 38-6. OSU verbal Dane Sanzenbacher scored on an 81-yard pass and a 68-yard punt return. Paul Jacoby and David Pickerel also had interceptions returns for touchdowns for TCC.
Fremont Ross QB Ryan Ottney threw for 150 yards and four TDs in his team’s 34-28 overtime win over Cleveland Benedictine.
Solon stopped Macedonia Nordonia 10-7. Deloreen Martin had an 8-yard TD run for Solon, while Jordan Mabin had a 9-yard TD run for Nordonia.
Hilliard Darby RB Jeremy Ebert rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 14-10 win over Cincinnati Anderson.
Dublin Coffman QB Zak Kristan threw for three TDs, including two to Jake Stoneburner, and Trey Fairchild had a 64-yard punt return for a score in a 35-14 win over Mentor Lake Catholic.
Piqua RB Brandon Saine, an OSU verbal, had 207 all-purpose yards and four scores in a 48-7 win over Greenville. Saine had 137 yards rushing on 16 carries. He had three rushing TDs (64, 3, 60) and a 70-yard punt return for a score with no time remaining in the first half.
Canton South blanked Alliance Marlington 20-0. Junior Devoe Torrence had 128 rushing yards and two touchdowns on eight carries and 139 receiving yards on seven catches. South had a pair of 100-yard rushers as J’Akeem Waters finished with 118 yards on 18 carries.
Canton McKinley’s Will Sheeler intercepted a career-high three passes, rushed for a season-high 115 yards and scored twice in his team’s 29-6 win over North Canton Hoover.
Youngstown Mooney juniors Dan McCarthy and Mike Zordich each had a pair of touchdown runs in a 28-13 win over Warren Harding. OSU verbal Daniel Herron had 120 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries for Harding.
Delaware defeated Mount Vernon 34-29 as QB Justin Winebrenner scored on a 1-yard touchdown run on the game’s final play. Chace Conroy had 150 yards and three TDs for Delaware.
Newark Licking Valley sophomore Storm Klein had 273 yards and four TDs on 15 carries in a 56-27 win over Columbus Academy.
Chillicothe QB Caled Knights threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns, while WR Chris Givens had four catches for 131 yards and two scores in a 38-33 win over Gallia Academy.
Westerville South QB Rocco Pentello completed 14 of 20 passes for 211 yards and also gained 225 yards on 21 carries in his team’s 41-24 win over Grove City. Pentello threw for four TDs and rushed for two more.
Lewis Center Olentangy outlasted Sunbury Big Walnut 28-21 in three overtimes with Drew Stevens 1-yard touchdown in the third overtime the game winner.
West Chester Lakota West remained unbeaten with a 49-28 win over Middletown. Devin Favors had 183 rushing yards and one touchdown on 24 carries, while Mark Brogden had 132 yard and two TDs on 11 carries for the Firebirds. Middletown quarterback Skylar Jones, who committed to Wake Forest, had 15 carries for 84 yards and one touchdown.
Cincinnati LaSalled downed Louisville (Ky.) Butler 42-10. DeVier Posey had five receptions for 149 yards. Brian Jacob passed for 225 yards and two touchdowns for the Lancers, and Vince Harris added 11 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown.
Fairborn QB Josh Copeland hit Donnie Houser with a 50-yard Hail Mary pass with eight seconds left to give their team a 32-29 win over Troy. Copeland had 167 yards on 27 carries. He completed 11-of-21 passes for 175 yards, including big-time strikes of 50, 46 and 18 yards to Houser.
Clayton Northmont moved to 4-0 with a narrow 20-18 win over Miamisburg. Kenton Froebe nailed a 22-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to give Northmont the win. Standout QB Clay Belton suffered a thumb injury on his throwing hand in Northmont's second series and didn't return.
Trotwood-Madison stopped West Carrollton 41-6 as Tyler Paschal had five carries for 89 yards and scored three TDs.
Here are the new rankings released Monday for the ONN/Ohio High Power Poll:
Division I -- Cincinnati Colerain (4-0), Cincinnati St. Xavier (3-1), Lakewood St. Edward (3-1), Hilliard Davidson (4-0), Clayton Northmont (4-0), Canton McKinley (4-0), Cleveland St. Ignatius (4-0), Lancaster (4-0), Westerville South (4-0), West Chester Lakota West (4-0).
Division II -- Maple Heights (4-0), Toledo Central Catholic (4-0), Pickerington Central (4-0).
Division III -- Steubenville (4-0), Kettering Alter (4-0), Columbus DeSales (4-0).
Division IV -- Youngstown Mooney (4-0), West Milton Milton Union (4-0), Bellaire (4-0).
Division V -- St. Henry (4-0), West Salem Northwestern (4-0), Hamler Patrick Henry (4-0).
Division VI -- Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (4-0), Dola Hardin Northern (4-0), Cuyahoga Heights (3-1).
Week 5: Games To Watch
On Thursday, some parts of the state will see Solon at Hudson live on Fox Sports Net Ohio at 7:30 p.m..
On Friday: Clayton Northmont at Huber Heights Wayne (Wayne won 45-15 last year), Cincinnati LaSalle at Cincinnati Elder (LaSalle won 40-20 last year), Cincinnati Colerain at West Chester Lakota West, Canton South at Alliance, Coldwater at St. Henry, Canton McKinley at Canton GlenOak, Fort Thomas (Ky.) Highlands at Columbus DeSales, Dublin Coffman at Dublin Scioto, Covington (Ky.) Catholic at Cincinnati St. Xavier, Piqua at Miamisburg, Twinsburg at Macedonia Nordonia, Beavercreek at Trotwood-Madison, Hilliard Darby at Upper Arlington, Cleveland Collinwood vs. Cleveland Glenville, Youngstown Woodrow Wilson at Warren Harding, Garfield Heights at Maple Heights, West Milton Milton-Union at Germantown Valley View, Toledo Central Catholic at Toledo Rogers, Covington (Ky.) Catholic at Cincinnati St. Xavier, Cleveland Benedictine at Columbus Watterson and Delphos St. John’s at Versailles (Versailles won 15-6 last year).
In some parts of the state, Fox Sports Net Ohio will show Massillon Washington at Mentor live at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Press Box Productions will provide an audio webcast of the Pickerington Central at Lancaster game on Friday. Ohio News Network will have a tape delay broadcast of Portsmouth West at Waverly at 9:30 p.m. Friday.
On Saturday: Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna Prep at Lakewood St. Edward, Youngstown Cardinal Mooney at Mentor Lake Catholic and Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn at Cleveland St. Ignatius. ONN will have a tape delay of Mooney-MLC at 9 p.m. Saturday.
OSU Verbals Outside Ohio
* Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary’s, with OSU verbal WR Taurian Washington, defeated Dearborn Divine Child 37-0. St. Mary’s meets Birmingham Brother Rice on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Southfield-Lathrup.
* Monaca (Pa.) Center Area, with OSU verbal OL Evan Blankenship, improved to 2-1 with a 21-12 win over Beaver Falls. Maurice Carter carried 29 times 164 yards and scored all three Center touchdowns. Center visits Ellwood City Friday.