Prep Notebook

Published 2:03 am Thursday, September 18, 2014

TURNING THE TABLES: Genoa walloped Port Clinton 84-13 a year ago. On Friday night, Port Clinton reversed things with a 27-19 win over the Comets. Entering the season on a 19-game losing streak, Port Clinton has opened 3-0 overall. Meanwhile, Genoa (2-1) had won 70 of its previous 72 regular-season games dating to 2007.

The Comets, who outgained Port Clinton 357-194 in total offense, had taken a 19-7 lead by halftime but were blanked after the break.

PASSING FANCY: Van Buren’s Riley Adolph completed 35 of 50 passes for 418 yards and four TDs, including a 23-yarder to Braxton Fasone to win it in overtime, in a 34-31 win over McComb; West Chester Lakota West’s Blake Darland is 45 of 85 for 795 yards and nine TDs through three weeks; and Proctorville Fairland’s Chance Short completed 26 of 42 passes for 601 yards earlier this season in a wild 79-69 loss at Pomeroy Meigs.

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STILL ROLLING: Trotwood-Madison has a different coach — former Ohio State receiver Jeff Graham — but is still 3-0.

Maurice Douglass left to be the head coach at Springfield, with Graham taking over. Under Douglass, Trotwood played in four straight state title games and won the Division II state championship in 2011.

STILL KICKING: Grant McKinniss is continuing the legacy of outstanding kickers at Findlay High School, which has had at least a punter or placekicker get AP All-Ohio recognition in 13 of the last 17 years, including Nick Lotz (Pitt), Josh Huston (Ohio State) and Brandon Walker (Notre Dame). McKinniss booted 11 field goals a year ago and kicked a school-record 53-yard field goal in Findlay’s 45-14 win over Sylvania Southview last week.

SOUTH POINT AFTER TOUCHDOWN: South Point had to go to great lengths for one of its extra points in a 42-6 victory over Sciotoville East. Thanks to a variety of penalties, Jordan Overstreet converted the kick from 42 yards.

“I’m going to have to fire the special teams coach,” said coach Rick Marcello. “That’s me.”