Ohio prep teams prefer pass over run

Published 11:35 pm Thursday, October 14, 2010


AP Sports Writer

Ohio is the place where Woody Hayes popularized “three yards and a cloud of dust.”

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Pretty conservative football state, right? Just run it between the tackles and play defense?

Yeah, right. Get a load of these numbers …

— Jared May threw for a school-record 560 yards with seven TD passes, completing 42 of 73 attempts, in Canton South’s 50-33 win over West Branch. He tied the state record earlier this season with nine TD passes in a win over East Palestine. Justin Lynch caught 11 passes for 248 yards, while Chantler Jenkins caught 12 passes for 148 yards and Eric Thompkins, Troy Sheridan and John Strasser each had six receptions.

— Kenton’s Maty Mauk threw for 489 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for two more scores as the Wildcats beat Celina 58-14.

— Pandora-Gilboa’s Josh Breece threw for 411 yards and seven TDs and ran for 140 yards, Tyler Fenstermaker caught seven passes for 127 yards and four TDs and Troy Stevenson had 12 receptions for 169 yards and two scores in a 51-13 win over Vanlue.

— Elyria Catholic’s Danny Reaser threw for 394 yards and three TDs in a 41-23 loss to Parma Padua, plus he set Lorain County records for career yardage (5,982), yardage in a season (2,663) and career TDs (57);

— Marcus Fuller completed 25 of 33 passes for 323 yards and four TDs and rushed for 73 yards and two TDs in Ashland’s 42-28 win over Orrville.

— Dakota Dartis hit 18 of 25 passes for 377 yards and five TDs as Cincinnati North College Hill beat Clark Montessori 58-9 — and also made an appearance on the Trojans’ homecoming court at halftime.

— Wooster Triway’s Derek Carmichael was 28 for 48 passing for 355 yards and three TDs in a 34-22 loss to unbeaten Akron Manchester, giving him 2,020 yards and 19 TDs through the air this season.

— Caldwell’s Dylan Sayre completed 27 of 39 passes for 361 yards and five TDs, and then scored the winning TD on a 1-yard run with 8 seconds left to beat Frontier 47-40.