Badin#039;s Urmston upstaged by his own teammate

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Associated Press

Hamilton Badin's Robert Urmston scored five touchdowns - and still got upstaged by teammate Justin Geyer.

Geyer blocked a state-record four punts, had four sacks and scored his first varsity touchdown in a 45-14 win over Cincinnati McNicholas.

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‘‘I beat a different guy each time,'' Geyer said of the blocked punts. ‘‘They never double-teamed me. I just had to beat one guy each time and then find the ball.''

He had to find it twice on the first block - once off the foot of McNicholas' Brett Boehm, then again as the ball bounced low four or five times before hopping high into Geyer's hands for a 24-yard touchdown return.

‘‘It was just a superior effort with a lot of attention to detail,'' Badin coach Dave Wirth said of Geyer's performance. ‘‘Special teams coach (Matt) Baltzer has been working like crazy on that punt block. We've been so close for so long, and tonight the dam broke.''

9 TD PASSES: Kirk Jesse of Sherwood Fairview set state records for passing yards (593) and passing TDs (9) in a 68-28 win over Defiance Ayersville. Jesse completed 33-of-43 passes, with four receivers each totaling at least 100 yards in receptions led by Levi Kuhn's 11 catches for 205 yards and four TDs.

Incredibly, Jesse began the season as a wide receiver but took over at QB at halftime of the fourth game when Ryan Radcliff was lost for the season with an injury. Jesse had 18 receptions for 326 yards and four touchdowns in 3 1/2 games at wide receiver. He did play quarterback on the JV team as a sophomore.

PARENTS NIGHT: Ashland's Ryan Eden, a transplant from Louisiana displaced by Hurricane Katrina, played in front of his parents, Al and Mona Eden, for the first time last week. Eden caught two TD passes in Ashland's 27-26 loss to Mansfield Senior.

NOTEWORTHY: Derek Ball tossed two TD passes in Fairfield's 28-21 win over Cincinnati Sycamore to become the school's career leader with 24; Colerain beat Milford 76-0, setting a school mark for points while winning its seventh in a row after opening with a 7-0 loss to No. 1-ranked St. Xavier; Zanesville Maysville broke a 17-game losing streak with a 27-20 victory over Ashtabula Edgewood; Salem's Bryan Wright kicked field goals of 57 and 48 yards in a 17-13 loss to Poland Seminary, exceeding the school-record 51-yarder he kicked a week earlier.

Galion has been outscored 234-8 in its Northern Ohio League games; Columbiana Crestview's Adam Thompson had punt returns of 56 and 74 yards for touchdowns along with 117 yards and two touchdowns rushing in nine carries in a 56-8 win over Wellsville, setting a school record for points with 318 in eight games; and Dola Hardin Northern has won its last 13 games, including last year's Division VI state championship.

AIR PATROL: Cincinnati Indian Hill's Mike Scherpenberg threw for 303 yards and 6 TDs in a 49-7 win over Deer Park; Bloomdale Elmwood's Al Tyson threw for 298 yards and two TDs and rushed for 83 yards and an overtime TD in a 28-21 upset of Tontogany Otsego; Bellaire's Nate Davis became just the fourth player in Ohio Valley Athletic Conference history to pass for better than 6,000 yards in a career; Kenton's Dailyn Campbell completed 21-of-45 passes for 343 yards in a 27-20 victory at St. Marys Memorial; and East Palestine's Joe Thompson caught 11 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown in a 27-20 overtime win against Leetonia.

REAL ESTATEMENTS: Nick Henderlight of Orwell Grand Valley rushed for 364 yards on just 16 carries and scored on runs of 39, 80, 81 and 81 yards in a 35-7 win over Newbury; a week after rushing for 400 yards on 50 carries, Coal Grove's Justin Hyland had ‘‘only'' 281 yards on 58 carries in a 15-12 loss to Chesapeake; Oxford Talawanda's Tyler Williams had 28 carries for 261 yards and two TDs in a 34-7 win over Franklin; Travis Moore had 250 yards on 29 carries and two TDs in Shenandoah's 20-19 win over Hannibal River Local; David Beck ran for 248 yards on 35 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead Paulding past Parkway 40-14; Van Buren's Jamie Doxsey rushed for 232 yards and 4 TDs in a 45-17 win over Pandora-Gilboa; Lance Sinn had 201 yards rushing on 19 carries with four TDs to help Haviland Wayne Trace stay unbeaten with a 53-6 win over Holgate; Davis Conway rushed for 200 yards and 3 TDs for Mariemont in a 41-13 win over Finneytown; and North Lima South Range's Matt Schlatter ran for 194 yards and three touchdowns - on four carries - in a 40-0 win over Berlin Center Western Reserve.

BUSY BOYS: Rittman played only 12 players on offense and defense in beating Creston Norwayne 19-14, clinching the win when Andrew Smith forced a fumble inside the Rittman 1 that was recovered by teammate Cody Roberts in the end zone with fewer than 45 seconds left.