With state championships starting to become a real possibility for a handful of Buckeye commits, Parris Campbell and Dante Booker were the first two to clinch a spot in the big one. The Fighting Irish's 17-9 victory of Marion-Franklin sets up a huge match up for the state title next week against Trotwood-Madison. Riding a 13 game winning streak, Parris Campbell was, again, the center of attention of Friday night running 23 times for 193 yards. The tone was set early when Campbell scampered 82 yards the first time SVSM touched the ball.
Varsity Football: 1st play on offense Parris Campbell 81yd TD run. #STVM 7 Marion-Franklin 0. 10:06 remaining in the 1st quarter.— STVM Athletics (@STVMATHLETICS) November 30, 2013
Dante Booker helped the defense shut down the Red Devils, only allowing 178 yards on the night. A back-to-back title is in reach, and the way the Irish have played this season, I wouldn't bet against them.
After defeating Highland by a final score of 41-13, Cleveland Glenville will be back in the Ohio Division II State Championship game. Future Buckeye offensive lineman Marcelys Jones and potential commits Marshon Lattimore and Erick Smith are a few of the team leaders for the now 13-1 Tarblooders. Jones, Lattimore, Smith and Glenville take on undefeated, 14-0 Loveland Friday evening for the title.
Unlike Campbell, Booker and the Glenville kids, this week was the state title game for Terry McLaurin and he delivered one of his best performances of the season. Catching six passes for 91 yards and rushing three times for 79 yards, McLaurin helped lead Cathedral 42-18 dominating win the the class 5A title game. Oh, and he also added three touchdowns and an interception as well. No matter what the situation was, the speedster was able to create havoc for the opposition creating mismatches everywhere on the field. Check out some game highlights here.
Like Jaylon Smith (2012 Mr Football), Terry McLaurin is a sure bet at D1 level & possibly NFL. One of the best to ever play Indiana HSFB.— IndianaPrepsVP (@IndianaPreps) November 30, 2013
In a dogfight on Saturday, Sam Hubbard helped lead a dominate effort by the Moeller defense as they defeated Hilliard Davidson 13-11 to advance to the state title game for the second straight season. Hubbard contributed to the dominant overall team effort by recording nine tackles, 7.5 of them coming in the first half. It's shaping up to be another great state championship game as the Crusaders will be matched up against Mentor next week.
Dylan Thompson's squad experienced an odd feeling yesterday, losing the 5A football final 38-28. Montini Catholic was looking to win their fifth consecutive title in a row, but it wasn't meant to be this year for the Broncos.
- Jalyn Holmes and Lake Taylor weren't able to get it done on Friday night as they were shut out by Dinwiddie 28-0.
How did jalyn Holmes play yesterday? — exceptional http://t.co/idhiHVv62N— Rod Johnson (@vaprepsrod) November 30, 2013
- Pope John and Noah Brown will be back in action next week after being idle over the weekend. Brown's squad has been impressive this season, but will go up against arguably the best team in the state of New Jersey next week in St. Joseph Regional High School.