Lakeview, Niles close with league wins
≤ LAKEVIEW 15, JEFFERSON 6: JEFFERSON — The Bulldogs rallied from a 6-0, fourth-quarter deficit to earn its first win in the Northeast-8 conference.
Liam Boivin had a 7-yard pass from Stephen Pavlansky with 59 seconds left. Brandon Kilpatrick’s point after gave Lakeview (2-8, 1-6 NE-8) the lead.
Jake Wilms’s 30-yard interception return for a touchdown clinched the win over Jefferson (1-9, 0-7).
Pavlansky had 134 yards passing and 19 rushing, while Corey Lilley paced the Bulldogs with 91 yards rushing.
≤ NILES 45, GIRARD 35: NILES — Zack Leonard had a fantasy football-like numbers on Friday with 113 yards rushing and 13-of-18 for 265 yards with six combined touchdowns as the Red Dragons notch their best record since 2012.
Niles (7-3, 4-3 Northeast-8) had 502 total yards in a game where both teams combined for more than 900 yards.
Morgan Clardy had 32 carries for 161 yards and one touchdown to lead Girard (6-4, 3-4), but the season did not end for last year’s Division IV state runner-up.
The Indians return to the playoffs, clinching the final spot in Division IV, Region 13, according to joeeitel.com.
≤ CRESTVIEW 16, LaBRAE 7: COLUMBIANA — The Rebels won their fourth consecutive game to finish 5-5 overall and went 5-1 in the All-American Conference-Blue Tier to place second behind champion Brookfield.
Aidan Stephens’ 5-yard touchdown run helped the Vikings force a 7-all tie at halftime, but the hosts used a 60-yard touchdown run by William Hardenbrook in the third quarter and Brandon Yanssens tacked on a fourth-quarter field goal.
Devin Carter ran 18 times for 105 yards to lead LaBrae, which finished 3-7 overall and 2-4 in the league.
Yanssens, a quarterback, rushed 17 times for 117 yards and completed four passes for 50 yards.
≤ CAMPBELL 48, NEWTON FALLS 31: NEWTON FALLS — Campbell’s Christian Stores accounted for four touchdowns to help the Red Devils win a All-American Conference Blue Tier slugfest over the Tigers.
Stores ran for two touchdowns and threw for two, completing 7-of-11 passes for 109 yards for Campbell (4-6, 2-4). James Shaffer ran for 99 yards and two TDs on 20 carries. The Red Devils rallied from an early 10-7 deficit, outscoring Newton Falls 41-21 the rest of the way. They ran for 237 yards and five TDs in the game.
NIck Oyster threw for 211 yards and three TDs for the Tigers (2-8, 0-6). He completed 10-of-29 passes. Paul Broadrick led Newton Falls in rushing (38 yards) and receiving, catching five passes for 109 yards and one TD.
≤ SOUTH RANGE 36, HUBBARD 13: BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The Raiders dominated the line of scrimmage by busting through the Eagles for 305 yards on 50 rushes with Dylan Dominguez leading the way with 12 carries for 155 yards and two scores.
According to joeeitel.com, South Range (7-3, 5-2 Northeast-8) has clinched a playoff spot in Division V, Region 17.
Hubbard (6-4, 4-3) may have lost, but made it to Week 11 in Division IV, Region 17.
The Eagles had four turnovers — three fumbles and an interception. Hubbard was held to 193 yards.
≤ WESTERN RESERVE 41, MINERAL RIDGE 0: BERLIN CENTER — Western Reserve rolled past Mineral Ridge thanks to a 34-point second quarter in this MVAC clash.
Jimmy Mayberry ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns on just five carries for the Blue Devils (8-2, 6-1), who earned playoff bid with the victory, according to joeeitel.com. He scored both of his TDs in the second quarter, and Todd Henning (4 carries, 80 yards) added TD runs of 1 and 50 for a 34-0 halftime edge.
Western Reserve amassed 440 total yards and held Mineral Ridge (5-5, 2-5) to 121 total yards.
≤ AUSTINTOWN FITCH 27, CARDINAL MOONEY 14: YOUNGSTOWN — The Cardinals opened the game with 14 points, but it was Austintown Fitch who got the last laugh, closing their season at .500 with a 27-14 victory over Mooney.
Cardinal Mooney jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter with Dom Byrd and Walt Sweeney each running in for scores. Neither team would score again in the first half.
The Falcons (5-5) came out energized however as they fired off 27 second half points.
Quarterback Devin Sherwood played a part in all four touchdowns as he threw for two and ran for two.
Sherwood kicked off the second half with a three-yard touchdown pass to Todd Simons. The two would connect once more in the fourth quarter for four yards. Sherwood was able to score with his legs, rushing for a 13-yard touchdown in the third quarter and another from 39-yards out.
Mooney ends the year 4-6 and misses the playoffs for a second consecutive season.
≤ PYMATUNING VALLEY 35, WINDHAM 0: WINDHAM — Quarterback Tyler Bean accounted for 208 yards, three touchdowns and 22 points as Pymatuning Valley won its fourth consecutive victory and clinched the Northeastern Athletic Conference.
The Lakers, who went 4-0 in the league, rallied from 1-5 start to finish .500 overall.
Bean rushed 25 times for 164 yards, including scoring jaunts of 2, 2 and 17 yards. He also threw a pair of two-point conversion passes. Overall, he was 2-for-4 for 44 yards throwing.
Windham finished 1-8 overall. The Bombers won their opener 24-6 over Akron North and played a an eight-man, non-sanctioned game against Mathews on Oct. 4, which does not count on their official record.
Mikiylen Jones rushed for 37 yards to lead Windham, which had one first down and 24 total yards.
≤ GARFIELD 55, VALLEY CHRISTIAN 6: GARRETTSVILLE — The G-Men rolled up a 48-0 halftime lead and 35-0 after one quarter as Garfield rolled its way into the postseason.
The G-Men (9-1, 4-1 Portage Trail Conference, Valley Division) have clinched a home game in Division V, Region 17, according to joeeitel.com.
Carter Bates led Garfield’s rushing game with eight carries for 65 yards. The G-Men had 29 carries for 242 yards.
≤ GRAND VALLEY 21, FAIRPORT HARBOR 6: ORWELL — The Mustangs end their season on a high note, getting their first win of the year against Fairport Harding.
Quarterback Gordon Seger finished with one touchdown pass and 146 yards.
Trevor Meeker led on the ground with 109 yards and a score.