Celli, Cintron lead McDonald; Liberty, Mathews roll
¯ McDONALD 34, CHAMPION 0: McDONALD — Josh Celli and Alex Cintron combined for 347 rushing yards and the McDonald (2-1) defense tossed a shutout against Champion (0-3).
Celli gained 213 yards on 21 carries and Cintron added 134 yards on 15 carries. Celli had three touchdown runs and Cintron ran for two scores.
The Blue Devils led 14-0 after the first quarter and 21-0 at halftime.
Nathan Stahlman was 15-for-34 passing for the Golden Flashes for 112 yards. Jacob Zylka had four catches for 36 yards.
¯ LIBERTY 48, PYMATUNING VALLEY 6: LIBERTY — Liberty (1-2) ran the ball all over Pymatuning Valley (0-3).
In the first quarter, Liberty had two long rushing touchdowns. First, Brian Maddox ran in a 78-yard touchdwon for a 6-0 lead. Quarterback Dra Rushton kept the ball for an 83-yard touchdown run for a 14-0 lead after a 2-point conversion.
The second quarter was all the same. Horizon Watson caught a pass from Rushton for a 37-yard touchdown to put Liberty up 22-0. Later in the quarter, Rushton kept the ball again for 7-yard touchdown run to put Liberty up 28-0 with 2:43 left in the first half. Rushton got on the board again as he returned a Pymatuning Valley punt for a 78-yard touchdwon to make the halftime score 35-0.
Early in the third quarter, Capone Haywood caught a touchdown pass from Rushton for 15 yards. The lead was than 42-0. PV got on the board late in the third with a Noah Campbell 21-yard touchdown catch from Logan Drnek. Hamad Alhmeed would finish the game with a 34-yard touchdown run.
¯ CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS 29, BROOKFIELD 6: CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS — The Warriors (1-2) fell behind 22-0 in the first half against the perennial playoff qualifying Redskins (2-0).
Cuyahoga Heights had a narrow edge in total yardage, but a significant advantage in the air, outgaining the Warriors, 72-9.
Alex Clark ran for 124 yards and Noah Harnett added 43 on the ground in addition to Brookfield’s only touchdown, a 4-yard run in the third quarter.
¯ MATHEWS 62, SEBRING 6: SEBRING — Mathews improved to 3-0 on the season with the easy win at Sebring.
Mathews Daniel Carter rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Mustangs, who visit Windham next week in a Northeastern Athletic Conference game. Mathews scored seven rushing touchdowns while throwing for two.
¯ CHALKER 17, LEETONIA 14: SOUTHINGTON — Ryan Johnston’s 20-yard field goal decided the game as Chalker improved to 2-1 after a tough start. Leetonia’s Roman Ferry returned the opening kickoff to put the Bears (0-3) up 6-0.
Chalker responded later in the quarter as Logan Rhodes scored from two yards out to make it 7-6. Chalker added to its lead as quarterback Trystan Mollohan scored from four yards away to put Chalker up 14-6. Chalker held that lead into halftime.
After neither team scored in the third quarter, Leetonia’s Marco Ferry caught a touchdown pass and the Bears added a 2-point conversion to tie it at 14 before Johnston’s heroics.
¯ WINDHAM 34, JACKSON-MILTON 14: NORTH JACKSON — The Bombers held the Blue Jays to three yards rushing and 121 total.
Phillip Maiorca and Mason Angle had 271 of the Bombers 348 yards rushing. Maiorca had 24 carries for 145 yards and two scores, while Angle had 15 carries for 126 yards and two TDs for Windham (3-0).
Jackson-Milton (2-1) only got things going through the air as Sebastian Lay had two passing TDs to Taylor Kleinknect in the second and fourth quarters. Lay was 15 of 27 for 114 yards.
¯ WESTERN RESERVE 43, STEUBENVILLE CATHOLIC CENTRAL 33: BERLIN CENTER — Jack Cappabianca and Adam Gatrell had the bulk of the teams’ 400 rushing yards as the Blue Devils got past the Crusaders.
Cappabianca had 21 carries for 203 yards and three scores, while Gatrell had 14 carries for 139 yards and two scores.
Western Reserve (2-1) and Catholic Central (2-1) combined for 902 total yards.
Justin Hartzell led the Crusaders with 126 yards rushing and 160 passing.
¯ GARFIELD 48, BERKSHIRE 0: BURTON — Garfield (2-1) was ready to go from the start against Berkshire (0-3).
Garfield’s ground attack was lethal all night. Running back Ryan Brown ran his first score in from 26 yards away. Then, Devyn Penna ran in from 55 yards out to give Garfield a 13-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Ryan Brown scored again in the second quarter from 33 yards out to give Garfield a 20-0 lead with 10:57 left in the second quarter. Brown scored for the third time from a yard away for a 27-0 Garfield lead with 6:28 in the first half. Brown would end the quarter with another touchdown from 69 yards away to give Garfield a 34-0 halftime lead.