Aces top Smithville, 22-6

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 29, 2004

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Nate Saum and Kent Phillips rushed for a touchdown apiece to lead Amanda-Clearcreek to a 22-6 win over Smithville in the Division V state semifinals Saturday.

Saum scored in the third quarter and finished with 177 yards on 30 carries, while Phillips, who scored in the first quarter, had 111 yards on 23 runs for Amanda-Clearcreek (14-0).

Kicker Carlos Del Angel had field goals of 24, 33 and 43 yards.

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Smithville (12-2) scored with 2:38 left in the game when quarterback Jayce Hartzler ran 25 yards for a touchdown.

Both teams' passing games were limited by a driving rain and strong winds that lasted throughout the game.

St. Henry 13,

Hamler Patrick Henry 0

LIMA (AP) - Joe Hemmelgarn scored two touchdowns and ran for 164 yards and St. Henry beat Hamler Patrick Henry 13-0 in a Division V state semifinal Saturday night.

The St. Henry (13-1) defense shut down Patrick Henry quarterback Zack George, who threw for more than 2,000 yards this season. He completed 10 of 26 passes for 80 yards and threw three interceptions.

Patrick Henry (13-1) also lost a fumble in a game played in a driving rain.

Hemmelgarn scored on an 11-yard run in the first quarter and a 27-yard run with 4:13 left in the game that secured the win.

Josh Strub ran for 75 yards on 20 carries for Patrick Henry.

Canton McKinley 20, Cleveland Glenville 17

MASSILLON (AP) - Theo Goodright ran for two touchdowns and Canton McKinley beat Cleveland Glenville 20-17 in a Division I state semifinal Saturday night.

Martin Jackson secured the victory for McKinley (13-1) by intercepting a pass in the end zone with 1:01 left.

Quarterback Mike Schafer caught a 25-yard TD pass from running back Ryan Brison for McKinley.

Jamorio O'Neal returned a punt 98 yards for one touchdown and quarterback Arvil Nelson ran for a score for Glenville (12-2).

Brison finished with 95 yards on 24 carries.

Cleve. Benedictine 38,

Canal Fulton NW 20

CANTON (AP) - Jahmal Brown rushed for 185 yards and scored on offense and defense and Cleveland Benedictine rallied in the fourth quarter for a 38-20 victory over Canal Fulton Northwest in the Division III state semifinals Saturday night.

Northwest took a 20-17 lead on Scott Weber's 9-yard touchdown run with 7:06 left in the game.

Rashad King then scored on a 98-yard kickoff return, Brown returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown and Chris Austin ran for a 35-yard touchdown for the defending state champions (11-3).

Brown ran for 63 yards for a score in the third quarter to cut Northwest's lead to 13-10.

Weber finished with 158 yards on 28 carries and had two scores for Northwest (12-2).

St. Mary's 14,

Cols Watterson 3

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) - Justin Nagel scored on a 62-yard run and Corey Vossler returned a fumble 38 yards for a touchdown in St. Mary's Memorial 14-3 victory over Columbus Watterson in the Division III state semifinals Saturday night.

St. Marys (13-1), which managed only 105 yards of offense, took the lead on Nagel's run in the third quarter and sealed the game when Vossler recovered Sam Jacobs' fumble later in the quarter.

Matt Swartz kicked a 23-yard field for Watterson (11-3).