OHIO PREP FOOTBALL: Mogadore continues a century of success

By Craig Merz - AP Sports Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the most successful football schools in Ohio is celebrating its 100th year since the start of the program by doing what it usually does — win.

Mogadore (7-1) is fifth in this week’s Associated Press Division VII poll and first in Region 25 in the computer ratings.

The Wildcats from Summit County have made 29 playoff appearances, reaching the finals eight times, including last season when they lost to Fort Recovery 33-14. With championships in 1979, ‘96 and 2002, Mogadore is one of 12 schools with at least three titles. The Panthers last missed qualifying for the postseason in 1998.

Mogadore first fielded a team in 1916 by playing a single game and, naturally, won it. The Wildcats entered this season with a 644-271-22 (69.9. percent) record and have had one losing season since 1975 (3-7 in 1997). They could reach double figures in wins for the fifth straight season and 10th time in 11 years and have had 12 undefeated regular seasons throughout their history.


Port Clinton (8-0), No. 4 in the Division IV poll, defeated Sandusky Bay Conference rival Clyde (6-2) for the first time in 25 years with a 27-21 win. The Redskins have not won the SBC since its first year in existence in 1948. Emerson Lowe rushed for 140 yards and two scores and caught a 46-yard touchdown from Joey Brenner in the win.


Canal Fulton Northwest’s Brian Hull ran for a school-record 355 yards on 34 carries in a 56-36 victory over Madison. Hull had touchdown runs of 6, 26, 10, 3, 42, 9 and 7 yards. Northwest finished with 579 yards rushing on 60 carries. . Hicksville’s Jake Greer set a school record with six touchdown passes in a 48-13 win against Antwerp. He threw for 262 yards while adding 132 yards on the ground. . Defiance Ayersville’s Dauson Dales threw five touchdown passes in the first half of a 55-8 win over Holgate. . Marion Harding senior quarterback Ryan Sayre completed 19 of 25 passes for 323 yards and five touchdowns to five receivers in a 41-21 win at Marion Pleasant. Sayre also rushed for a touchdown. . Cardington senior quarterback Luke McCarrell was 14 of 25 for 193 yards and two touchdowns, plus 120 yards rushing and two more touchdowns in a 49-13 win over Howard East Knox.

Hamler Patrick Henry’s Donny Johnson rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries in a 46-12 triumph over Metamora Evergreen to break Justin Buenger’s single-season school rushing mark set in 2009. Johnson has 1,466 yards. . Napoleon ran 26 plays and Whitehouse Anthony Wayne one in the first quarter of Napoleon’s 14-7 victory.

Cory-Rawson’s Mason Warnimont rushed for 238 yards on 17 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Hornets’ 41-6 win over Vanlue.


Mount Blanchard Riverdale’s Loveridge brothers combined for six touchdowns in the Falcons’ 49-13 win over Arcadia. Aidan, a junior running back, rushed for 201 yards and three TDs (77, 26, 19 yards); Alec, a sophomore quarterback, threw three touchdown passes.


Leipsic and North Baltimore combined for 63 passes and almost 550 yards through the air in their Blanchard Valley Conference matchup on Friday. Leipsic’s Dylan Schroeder completed 15 of 22 passes for 310 yards and four TDs in the Vikings’ 60-20 win. Schroeder’s counterpart, North Baltimore quarterback Brady Rader, completed 22 of 41 passes for 228 yards and three TDs in the losing effort.


The big story for Springboro when it defeated Fairborn 66-42 was its senior kicker Charlie Kuhbander. He finished the game with 286 career points, breaking the state record for kicked points of 282 set by Michael Busch of Findlay Liberty-Benton from 2003-06. . West Chester Lakota West placekicker Will Nguyen tied a school record with four goals and also caused and recovered a fumble on a kickoff in a 33-7 win over Middletown. . Defiance Tinora’s Marcus Reeves kicked three field goals, including a 38-yard game-winning boot with 2:08 remaining, in a 23-20 victory over Sherwood Fairview. Luke Breininger, a quarterback most of the season, had 11 receptions for 207 yards and a pair of TDs for Sherwood Fairview. Breinger also had a touchdown run for the Apaches. Fairview QB Jackson Hart threw for 367 yards.

By Craig Merz

AP Sports Writer

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