Week 7: Centerville, Trotwood go 7-0; Northmont beats Springfield

Published: Saturday, October 07, 2017 @ 12:05 AM

Centerville’s Ross Harmon. Centerville defeated host Wayne 39-22 in a Week 6 high school football game on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
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Centerville’s Ross Harmon. Centerville defeated host Wayne 39-22 in a Week 6 high school football game on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF(Staff Writer)

Ross Harmon finished with 123 yards rushing and three touchdowns for Centerville High School in a 42-21 win over Lebanon on Friday. Harmon ran for two of Centerville’s four unanswered touchdowns to start the game. Alec Grandin finished 12-of-14 with 135 yards and two scores and Tyler King tossed a TD for Centerville. Kyle Short threw three touchdowns in a rally effort from Lebanon.

Week 7: High School Football Scores

Wayne beat Beavercreek to bounce back from last week’s loss to Centerville. 

Springboro out-gunned Miamisburg in a game both teams combined for 122 points.

Devin Kenerly and his three touchdowns and 264 rushing yards gave Northmont the win over Springfield.

Madison was too much for Carlisle in an SWBL divisional battle. 

Week 7 Breakdown

Trotwood 76, Fairborn 6: Markell Stephens-Peppers threw for 284 yards with five touchdowns, three to Dallas Daniels, and Raveion Hargrove racked up 207 yards rushing with four scores to lead unbeaten Trotwood in the rout. 

Fairmont 62, West Carrollton 0: Jake Perkins tallied 161 yards on three carries, all three going for scores to lead Fairmont. Andrew Murray and David Stamer each went over 90 yards rushing with two touchdowns.

Piqua 42, Greenville 7: Austin Davis paced Piqua, going 12-of-14 for 219 yards and four touchdowns. Hayden Schrubb hauled in two touchdown passes and Makeegan Kuhn added a 69-yard interception return for a score. Micah Light ran in the lone score for Greenville.

Xenia 28, Stebbins 14: Sincere Wells had 12 carries for 153 yards with three scores to help Xenia pick up its first win of the season. Ryan Minor and Levi Stewart each had a rushing score for Stebbins. 

Fairfield 48, Oak Hills 7: Chico Robinson racked up 144 yards rushing with a score and Jeff Tyus threw for 115 yards with two touchdowns for Fairfield. 

Colerain 38, Lakota East 13: Jack Dobrozsi had a rushing score and Evan Yablonsky hauled in a 69-yard TD from Dylan Fry in the loss for East. 

Princeton 24, Lakota West 10: David Afari had a four-yard score and Michael Doyle nailed a 40-yard field goal in a losing effort for West. 

Fenwick 24, McNicholas 17: Matt Beckman’s 34-yard field goal with three seconds to play sent the game into overtime where a Sully Janeck TD run and a fourth-down stop put Fenwick on top.

Alter 56, Purcell Marian 6: Alter improved to 4-0 in conference play and 6-1 overall with the rout of Purcell. 

Chaminade Julienne 61, Roger Bacon 32: Ryan Peltier threw for 240 yards with five touchdowns to pace CJ in the blowout win. 

Badin 31, Carroll 0: Davon Starks ran for 159 yards on nine carries with three scores and also hauled in 43 yards receiving to lead Badin. Trent Fox threw for 113 yards for Carroll. 

Oakwood 29, Eaton 14: Brian Erbe led Oakwood, going 18-of-26 with 339 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Connor Dinkler. 

Waynesville 30, Northridge 13: Anthony Carmichael had two rushing scores and a TD pass and Cam Anderson connected on a 44-yard field goal to pace Waynesville. Dylan Smith caught a TD from Mason Hardin and Twon Hines added a rushing score for Northridge. 

Mount Healthy 28, Talawanda 8: John Croucher caught a 10-yard TD pass from Adam Crank for Talawanda’s lone score. 

Ben Logan 32, Tecumseh 21: Grant Ward’s interception return for a TD sealed the win for Ben Logan. Derek Coy tallied 245 yards passing and two scores and Cole Waugh added 11 receptions for 100 yards to lead the way. Jayden McFarland ran for three touchdowns for Tecumseh.

Indian Lake 35, Northwestern 24: Connor Dixon had three scoring runs in the fourth quarter as Indian Lake won in rally fashion. Ben VanNoord caught two TD passes from Chris Hart for Northwestern.

Bellefontaine 19, Jonathan Alder 6: Dezmin Lyburtus and Jerome Smith each had a TD run and Derek Robb hit a pair of field goals for Bellefontaine. 

Greeneview 69, Southeastern 7: Greeneview piled up 445 yards rushing, led by Griffin Mangan with nine carries for 180 yards and two touchdowns. 

Ansonia 40, National Trail 7: Jarvis Thwaits rushed for two touchdowns for Ansonia. Peyton Lane tallied 110 yards on the ground in a losing effort for Trail. 

Twin Valley South 48, Tri-Village 34: Ryan Bassler threw three touchdowns to lead TVS in the win.

Coldwater 17, Minster 16: Jared Huelsman’s second rushing score put Minster in position for the win, but Coldwater held off the two-point conversion. 

Fort Recovery 21, Delphos SJ’s 14: Will Homan’s 79-yard fourth-quarter TD scamper was the difference for Fort Recovery.

 

Steelers burn Bengals right before halftime … again

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 9:56 PM


            PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 22: Darrius Heyward-Bey #88 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs up field after making a catch on a pass from teammate Robert Golden on a fake punt in the fourth quarter during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on October 22, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 22: Darrius Heyward-Bey #88 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs up field after making a catch on a pass from teammate Robert Golden on a fake punt in the fourth quarter during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on October 22, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

After holding the Pittsburgh Steelers to a field goal after they had first and goal at the 6-yard line, the Cincinnati Bengals had a chance to even the score or go ahead with 1 minute and 50 seconds left in the first half.

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Instead, they gained zero yards on three plays while taking just 22 seconds off the clock.

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Pittsburgh took over at its own 23 with 1:28 left in the half and drove 71 yards for another Chris Boswell field goal at the gun to take a 20-14 lead, continuing a decade-long trend.

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Since 2007, the Steelers have scored points in the final two minutes of the first half 18 times in 22 games. Sunday’s 29-14 loss marked the first time in that stretch Pittsburgh scored twice in the final two minutes of the half.

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Over that same span of 22 games, the Bengals have found a way to get points in the final two minutes of the first half just four times.

WATCH: Former Tennessee TE Jason Witten makes impressive one-handed touchdown catch

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 9:55 PM

While Jason Witten is now 15 years removed from his last season with Tennessee in 2002, he’s still giving Volunteers something to cheer about.

Every time he connects with Dak Prescott, it’s an SEC to SEC connection for the Cowboys.

Sunday against the 49ers, Witten pulled in a one-handed grab.

He makes it look especially lacsidasical on film, but it’s a catch that only the greats can make it seem easy.

Prescott’s throw was placed where only Witten could get it as he held off the defensive back. He only managed 67 receptions and 7 touchdowns at Tennessee, but it’s clear his skills translated extremely well to the NFL.

USC ready to move forward after blowout loss at Notre Dame

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 9:52 PM

With the playoffs no longer possible and many passengers having left the bandwagon, it must seem like USC has nothing left to play for, right? Hardly, coach Clay Helton said Sunday.

The 49-14 loss at Notre Dame caused the Trojans to drop to 21 st in the latest Associated Press poll, but since that was a nonconference game it has no bearing on being able to win the Pac-12’s South Division. At 4-1 in league play, USC is a half-game ahead of Arizona State (3-1) and Arizona (3-1), the next two teams it plays.

The Trojans visit Arizona State on Saturday, where they’ve opened as four-point favorites. Preparing for the Sun Devils became the team’s focus not long after the Notre Dame game ended, Helton said.

Which of the latest USC players to get hurt will be available remains to be seen. Among those banged up against Notre Dame were quarterback Sam Darnold, who left the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, and cornerback Iman Marshall, who hurt his knee.

In Arizona State USC will be facing a team that’s won its past two games, against then-unbeaten Washington and at Utah, by allowing only 17 total points. The Sun Devils intercepted Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley four times.

Bowl projections: ESPN likes Texas Tech’s chances at Cactus Bowl

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 9:47 PM

Texas Tech football needs just two more wins on the season to become bowl eligible. ESPN seems fairly confident about where the Red Raiders will head this bowl season if they can tally six wins.

ESPN projected Texas Tech to play in the Cactus Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz. in its latest bowl projections on Sunday. The game will be played at Chase Field on Dec. 26.

Texas Tech’s opponent, however, was up for debate.

ESPN writer Kyle Bonagura liked Texas Tech’s chances of facing Utah in the desert. On the other hand, David Hale predicted a rematch of the Texas Tech-Arizona State game just several miles away from Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.

Texas Tech defeated Arizona State 52-45 in Week 2 this season. ASU prevailed in the 2016 meeting in Tempe, 68-55.

The Red Raiders have lost two straight games after starting the year 4-1 as climbing to No. 24 in the AP Top 25 poll. Texas Tech won’t have it any easier this weekend when the team travels to Norman for a road game against No. 10 Oklahoma.