Published 12:51 am Thursday, October 2, 2014
GETTING OFFENSIVE: The Athens Bulldogs have scored 303 points in a 5-0 start. The first-team offense has scored TDs on 42 out of 45 drives, including all nine drives in a 61-14 win over McArthur Vinton County last week. The Bulldogs are averaging 52.6 points per game in the first half alone. Leading the way is Ohio State recruit Joe Burrow, who has completed 63 of 83 passes for 1,485 yards and 24 touchdowns, with just one interception. Tailback Trae Williams, an Ohio University commit, has rushed for 856 yards and 17 TDs, averaging 16.8 yards per carry.
STREAKING: Maria Stein Marion Local extended its streak to 27 straight wins with a 43-7 beating of St. Henry last week in their rivalry game; Chillicothe Huntington has had four 0-10 seasons in five years, but they stand at 2-3 on the season after a 44-32 win over Adena. David Shoemaker’s 12 carries for 240 yards and 4 TDs
PASSING FANCY: Perrysburg’s Gus Dimmerling threw for four TDs and ran for another, all in the first half, before sitting out the final two quarters in a 45-7 win over Napoleon in a battle of 4-0 teams; National Trail’s Garrett Griffin threw for 353 yards and six TDs in a 60-36 defeat of Ansonia, with Phillip White catching seven passes for 214 yards and three TDs; Huber Heights Wayne’s D’Mitrik Trice threw for 357 yards in a 45-3 defeat of Miamisburg in a matchup of unbeatens; Findlay’s Brandon Muehl completed 24 of 35 passes for 350 yards and three TDs in a 58-28 win over Toledo St. John’s — which had Matt Winzeler go 28 of 42 passing for 346 yards; Ada’s Seth Conley completed 31 of 49 passes for 360 yards and five TDs and Bluffton’s Mitchell Ault was 32 for 53 for 408 yards in Ada’s 42-41 victory; Danville’s Ridge Durbin went 32 of 56 for 390 yards against Coshocton, which established a new Danville school record of 3,767 career passing yards; and Germantown Valley View’s Clay Smith completed 10 of 14 passes for 292 yards and three TDs in a 28-10 win over Franklin.