The Ohio State defense (particularly late) left a lot to be desired during Saturday's 52-49 victory over Indiana. But that doesn't mean Luke Fickell and Urban Meyer don't have reinforcements on the way. See how the next crop of Buckeyes fared at the high school level during that level of football's eighth week.
DE Joey Bosa - St. Thomas Aquinas defeated Hollywood South Broward 48-0. Defensive end Joey Bosa was held out of the game to rest him for the rest of the schedule, so that he can continue to be a dominating force for the defense.
ATH Jalin Marshall - Middletown dropped another game, this time to West Chester Lakota West 27-14. Quarterback Jalin Marshall rushed for 165 yards on 24 carries and had a touchdown. He completed 4 of 18 passes for 39 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions.
DE Tracy Sprinkle - Tracy Sprinkle made six tackles including a sack and two for loss as Elyria defeated Stow-Munroe Falls 49-14.
ATH Ezekiel Elliott - Ezekiel Elliott led his No. 1 ranked high school team to a 56-0 victory over 10th ranked Clayton, to improve to 7-0. Zeke had 87 yards on just 11 carries, and scored 3 TD's (now 28 TD's on the year), and had 1 reception for 6 yards. Elliott also had an interception, further proving his ability to be a playmaker.
S Jayme Thompson - Defensive back Jayme Thompson made 11 tackles and broke up two passes as Toledo Central Catholic defeated Toledo St. John's Jesuit 49-21 to move to 8-0 on the season.
DE Tyquan Lewis - Tarboro and DE/OLB Tyquan Lewis moved to 8-0 with a 43-22 win over Pinetops Southwest Edgecombe. Lewis has obviously been a big reason Tarboro has had a lot of success shutting people down for the most part on defense.
OL Tim Gardner - Lawrence Central and OL Tim Gardner defeated Bloomington North 31-7 to move to 9-0 on the season. Garner has played an excellent role this year for his team as they continue to shoot for the top.
CB Cameron Burrows - Another win for Trotwood-Madison and DB Cam Burrows as they defeated Troy 42-14 to move to 6-2 on the season.
OL Evan Lisle - Facing Braxton Miller's old high school, Centerville and offensive lineman Evan Lisle lost to Huber Heights Wayne 26-10 on Friday. Lisle played well, but his team could not overcome the deficit.
ATH Darron Lee - Darron Lee had 92 yards rushing as New Albany defeated Sunbury Big Walnut 17-6 to stay undefeated in the OCC. While his stat line may not say much, every single one of those yards was key to continuing their streak.
ATH Taivon Jacobs - Taivon Jacobs had two touchdowns, one receiving and one on a punt return as District Heights (Md.) Suitland defeated Beltsville High Point 46-6.
DL Billy Price - Defensive lineman Billy Price and his Austintown Fitch teammates rolled over Marion Harding 68-7 tonight.