Connor Harper

Loudonville's Connor Harper, a senior, carries the ball for a gain in Friday's matchup against Fairless.

Mansfield Sr. topples Ashland 28-24

Mansfield Sr. upended Ashland for a narrow 28-24 victory for an Ohio high school football victory on October 1.

Mansfield's train of momentum chugged along the final-quarter tracks with a 14-0 points differential.

The gap remained the same through the third quarter as neither team could dent the scoreboard.

The Arrows climbed on top in the first half and stayed there with a 24-14 lead at intermission.

Ashland started on steady ground by forging an 18-14 lead over Mansfield at the end of the first quarter.

Black River explodes on Oberlin 48-20

Fireworks are most common on the Fourth of July, but Sullivan Black River broke out its own form of pyrotechnics during its 48-20 explosion on Oberlin in an Ohio high school football matchup.

The Pirates took charge in front of the Phoenix 48-0 to begin the fourth quarter.

The Pirates registered a 34-0 advantage at intermission over the Phoenix.

Sullivan Black River drew first blood by forging a 14-0 margin over Oberlin after the first quarter.

Crestview turns out the lights on South Central 56-13

Ashland Crestview controlled the scoreboard and the game in a sound 56-13 victory over Greenwich South Central in an Ohio high school football matchup.

Ashland Crestview pulled ahead over Greenwich South Central when the fourth quarter began 49-13.

Ashland Crestview's offense stormed to a 42-13 lead over Greenwich South Central at the intermission.

The Cougars darted in front of the Trojans 14-7 to begin the second quarter.

Dalton rolls like thunder over Hillsdale 41-20

Dalton showed little mercy and even less remorse in overpowering Jeromesville Hillsdale 41-20 in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 1.

The two squads shadow-boxed through an evenly-played 6-6 final quarter.

The Bulldogs broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 35-14 lead over the Falcons.

A halftime tie at 14-14 allowed for a respite as both teams looked to regroup in the locker room.

The first quarter gave the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead over the Falcons.

Plymouth's offense erupts on Mapleton 60-38

Plymouth's offense rallied from an early deficit and went on a scoring binge to take down Mapleton 60-38 in a Firelands Conference affair on Friday night.

The Mounties opened a 14-6 first-quarter edge, and widened the gap to 30-12 at one point, but then the Big Red Vikings closed to within 30-28 at the half. 

The second half was all Plymouth. The Big Red rolled 54-38 lead at the end of the third quarter, and coasted from there.

Fairless knocks off Loudonville 32-14

Fairless got off to a strong start, especially on defense, and pulled away from Loudonville during the Redbirds' Homecoming game on Friday night.

The Falcons opened a 12-0 first-quarter advantage, and expanded the gap to 26-0 at halftime.

The margin reached 32-0 in the third quarter and triggered a running clock.

Loudonville responded with a pair of scores in the final period.

Shelby engulfs Galion in flames 37-7

Shelby offered a menacingly balanced approach while handling Galion with an all-around effort during this 37-7 victory in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 1.

Shelby's control showed as it carried a 22-7 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Whippets' offense jumped to a 13-0 lead over the Tigers at halftime.

The Whippets drew first blood by forging a 7-0 margin over the Tigers after the first quarter.

West Holmes posts win at Lexington's expense 27-10

Stretched out and finally snapped, Millersburg West Holmes put just enough pressure on Lexington to earn a 27-10 victory on October 1 in Ohio football action.

Suffocating defense didn't allow points on either side in the final quarter.

Millersburg West Holmes' domination showed as it carried a 27-10 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Knights' offense moved to a 17-10 lead over the Minutemen at halftime.

The two teams dueled to an even start, with Millersburg West Holmes and Lexington settling for a 7-7 first-quarter knot.

Northwestern pounds out steady beat in win over Doylestown Chippewa 35-28

West Salem Northwestern broke on top and refused to fold in holding off Doylestown Chippewa 35-28 in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 1.

West Salem Northwestern fended off Doylestown Chippewa's last-ditch effort in a frantic final period.

Neither squad could muster points in the third quarter.

West Salem Northwestern's offense moved to a 28-14 lead over Doylestown Chippewa at halftime.

The two teams dueled to an even start, with West Salem Northwestern and Doylestown Chippewa settling for a 14-14 first-quarter knot.

Clear Fork manhandles Ontario 45-7

Bellville Clear Fork earned a convincing 45-7 win over Ontario during this Ohio football game.

Bellville Clear Fork's domination showed as it carried a 38-7 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Colts' offense struck to a 31-0 lead over the Warriors at halftime.

Bellville Clear Fork opened with a 21-0 advantage over Ontario through the first quarter.

Storm warning: Apple Creek Waynedale leaves whiplash on Smithville 42-8

Apple Creek Waynedale left no doubt of its superiority in polishing off Smithville 42-8 in an Ohio high school football matchup.

Apple Creek Waynedale's dominance showed as it carried a 28-8 lead into the fourth quarter.

Apple Creek Waynedale's offense thundered to a 16-0 lead over Smithville at the intermission.

The first quarter gave the Golden Bears an 8-0 lead over the Smithies.

Creston Norwayne's trick is no treat for Rittman 56-7

Creston Norwayne broke out to an early lead and topped Rittman 56-7 at Creston Norwayne High on October 1 in Ohio football action.

Creston Norwayne's force showed as it carried a 49-7 lead into the fourth quarter.

Creston Norwayne's offense struck to a 42-0 lead over Rittman at halftime.

The first quarter gave the Bobcats a 21-0 lead over the Indians.

Convincing fashion: Wooster handles Mt. Vernon 39-7

Wooster controlled the scoreboard and the game in a sound 39-7 victory over Mt. Vernon in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 1.

Wooster's reign showed as it carried a 33-7 lead into the fourth quarter.

Wooster's offense moved to a 20-7 lead over Mt. Vernon at the intermission.

Defense ruled the first quarter as Wooster and Mt. Vernon were both scoreless.

Norton engulfs Lodi Cloverleaf in flames 34-3

Norton showed little mercy and even less remorse in overpowering Lodi Cloverleaf 34-3 for an Ohio high school football victory on October 1.

Neither squad scored in the final quarter.

The Panthers pulled ahead of the Colts 34-3 as the fourth quarter started.

Norton registered a 20-3 advantage at halftime over Lodi Cloverleaf.

The Panthers drew first blood by forging a 6-3 margin over the Colts after the first quarter.

Medina Highland rides to cruise control win over Richfield Revere 55-14

Richfield Revere had no answers as Medina Highland roared to a 55-14 victory in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 1.

It was tough sledding with defenses hanging tough for each side in a 55-14 final-quarter tie.

Defense put both offenses in a deep slumber in the third quarter, with no one scoring.

Medina Highland opened a towering 48-7 gap over Richfield Revere at the intermission.

The first quarter gave the Hornets a 14-7 lead over the Minutemen.

Orrville escapes Massillon Tuslaw 27-20

Orrville knocked off Massillon Tuslaw 27-20 on October 1 in Ohio football.

Massillon Tuslaw fought to an interesting fourth quarter, yet Orrville would not be denied in finishing off this victory.

The Red Riders jumped in front of the Mustangs 27-13 going into the fourth quarter.

The Red Riders' offense darted to a 20-13 lead over the Mustangs at halftime.

Massillon Tuslaw showed it was ready to play, using an early thrust to carve out a 7-6 advantage over Orrville as the first quarter ended.

Canton McKinley finds a way to knock off Uniontown Lake 28-16

Uniontown Lake's fast start served as a wake-up call for Canton McKinley, which rallied for a 28-16 victory on Friday in Ohio high school football on October 1.

The Blue Streaks took the lead 16-15 to start the fourth quarter.

Canton McKinley's offense moved to a 15-10 lead over Uniontown Lake at halftime.

The Blue Streaks showed they were ready to play, using an early thrust to carve out a 7-6 advantage over the Bulldogs as the first quarter ended.

Peninsula Woodridge paints near-perfect picture in win over Mogadore Field 51-21

Peninsula Woodridge left no doubt of its superiority in polishing off Mogadore Field 51-21 for an Ohio high school football victory on October 1.

The scoreboard was in hibernation in the fourth quarter, with neither team scoring.

Peninsula Woodridge took control in the third quarter with a 51-21 advantage over Mogadore Field.

Peninsula Woodridge's offense darted to a 28-14 lead over Mogadore Field at the intermission.

Peninsula Woodridge jumped in front of Mogadore Field 14-0 to begin the second quarter.

Akron Manchester overpowers Wooster Triway in thorough beating 42-12

Akron Manchester's all-around dominance took the form of a rollercoaster and rolled downhill on Wooster Triway during a 42-12 blowout on October 1 in Ohio football action. .

The scoreboard was in hibernation in the fourth quarter, with neither team scoring.

Akron Manchester and Wooster Triway were engaged in a gross affair at 42-12 as the fourth quarter started.

The Panthers opened a monstrous 27-6 gap over the Titans at halftime.

The first quarter gave Akron Manchester a 12-0 lead over Wooster Triway.

Canton South knocks out victory on Alliance 40-25

Canton South charged Alliance and collected a 40-25 victory on October 1 in Ohio football.

Canton South's rule showed as it carried a 33-17 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats' offense stomped on to a 33-10 lead over the Aviators at the intermission.

Defense ruled the first quarter as Canton South and Alliance were both scoreless.

No scoring allowed; Akron Firestone pushes past Akron North 24-0

Akron Firestone unveiled a blanketing defense and threw it all over Akron North in a 24-0 shutout during this Ohio football game.

The scoreboard was in hibernation in the first and fourth quarters, with neither team scoring.

Akron Firestone took charge in front of Akron North 24-0 going into the fourth quarter.

Akron Firestone opened a massive 21-0 gap over Akron North at halftime.

Rally time; North Canton Hoover overcomes Massillon Perry 27-10

North Canton Hoover stumbled out of the blocks but found its stride in the second quarter of a 27-10 win over Massillon Perry during this Ohio football game.

North Canton Hoover broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 13-10 lead over Massillon Perry.

Through the early stages of the affair, the Panthers controlled the pace, taking a 10-3 lead into halftime.

Massillon Perry started on steady ground by forging a 3-0 lead over North Canton Hoover at the end of the first quarter.

Massillon Jackson pushes past Canton GlenOak 31-0

Gut-tough defense was the order of the day when Massillon Jackson stuffed Canton GlenOak 31-0 to the tune of a shutout in an Ohio high school football matchup.

Neither squad scored in the first and fourth quarters.

The Polar Bears took control in the third quarter with a 31-0 advantage over the Golden Eagles.

Massillon Jackson registered a 10-0 advantage at halftime over Canton GlenOak.

Streetsboro sets a fast pace to trip Akron Coventry 62-7

Streetsboro dominated from start to finish in a resounding 62-7 win over Akron Coventry in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 1.

The third quarter gave Streetsboro a 49-0 lead over Akron Coventry.

Streetsboro fought to a 42-0 intermission margin at Akron Coventry's expense.

The first quarter gave the Rockets a 21-0 lead over the Comets.

Medina takes down Mentor 35-14

Yes, Medina looked superb in beating Mentor, but no autographs please after its 35-14 victory in Ohio high school football action on October 1.

The two squads struggled to a draw at the fourth quarter, setting for a 35-14 tie.

The Battling Bees took control in the third quarter with a 28-7 advantage over the Cardinals.

The Battling Bees fought to a 21-7 halftime margin at the Cardinals' expense.

Medina moved in front of Mentor 14-7 to begin the second quarter.

Akron St. Vincent - St. Mary takes down Youngstown Ursuline 49-14

Impressive was a ready adjective for Akron St. Vincent - St. Mary's 49-14 throttling of Youngstown Ursuline during this Ohio football game.

Akron St. Vincent - St. Mary's dominance showed as it carried a 40-14 lead into the fourth quarter.

Akron St. Vincent - St. Mary's offense thundered to a 33-7 lead over Youngstown Ursuline at the intermission.

Akron St. Vincent - St. Mary opened with a 10-7 advantage over Youngstown Ursuline through the first quarter.

Nerve-racking affair ends with Wadsworth on top of Stow-Munroe Falls 21-20

The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but Wadsworth didn't mind, dispatching Stow-Munroe Falls 21-20 in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 1.

The Grizzlies got the better of the final-quarter scoring 7-0 to finish the game in style.

The Bulldogs took the lead 20-14 to start the fourth quarter.

The Grizzlies' offense moved to a 14-6 lead over the Bulldogs at the intermission.

The start wasn't the problem for Stow-Munroe Falls, who began with a 6-0 edge over Wadsworth through the end of the first quarter.

Massillon climbs out of early hole to beat Euclid 50-16

Massillon staggered out of the gate but stormed to the finish line in a 50-16 win over Euclid in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 1.

The Tigers' edge showed as they carried a 28-16 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Tigers' offense darted to a 14-9 lead over the Panthers at halftime.

The start wasn't the problem for the Panthers, who began with a 3-0 edge over the Tigers through the end of the first quarter.

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