- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pity the poor maintenance people at Creston Norwayne, Lucas and Athens.

They’ve got to replace all those burned out lights on the scoreboard.

Quarterback Bailey Breitenstine rushed for four touchdowns, including the game-winner with 3:10 left, threw for another score and made a key fourth quarter tackle on fourth down to lead Doylestown Chippewa to a thrill-a-minute, 52-49 win at Creston Norwayne Friday night.

The Chipps are off to the school’s first 5-0 start since 1975, when they wound up going 7-2.

“I wasn’t even alive in ‘75,” said coach Mike Bohley, born in 1982.

Norwayne’s Jeremy Miller had 30 carries for 321 yards and five TDs.

Meanwhile, Lucas and Vienna Mathews combined to score 100 points as Lucas won 65-35. Mason Galco scored six touchdowns and ran for 289 yards on just 18 carries for Lucas, which totaled 490 yards of offense - all of it on the ground.

And at Athens, the Bulldogs have scored 303 points in a 5-0 start. The first-team offense has scored TDs on 42 out of 45 drives, including all nine drives in a 61-14 win over McArthur Vinton County last week. The Bulldogs are averaging 52.6 points per game in the first half alone. Leading the way is Ohio State recruit Joe Burrow, who has completed 63 of 83 passes for 1,485 yards and 24 touchdowns, with just one interception. Tailback Trae Williams, an Ohio University commit, has rushed for 856 yards and 17 TDs, averaging 16.8 yards per carry.

RUNNER’S WORLD: Columbiana Crestview had a 300-yard rusher for the second straight week (Zach Hicks had 322 earlier) as QB Jesse Best ran for 315 yards and six TDs on 27 carries in a 63-42 win over Canfield South Range, which got 307 yards and five TDs on 24 carries from Joe Alessi; New Middletown Springfield’s Ryan Kohler ran for 300 yards in the first half and finished with 393 and eight TDs on 33 carries in a 63-35 win over Columbiana; Norwalk’s Breck Turner averaged 31.2 yards on seven carries, going for 218 yards and three TDs in a 40-7 win over Ontario; Defiance Tinora’s Riley Nagel scored five TDs on 12 carries in a 48-13 win over Edgerton; Brad Stine of West Milton Milton-Union piled up 380 yards rushing and scored five TDs in a 58-28 win over Camden Preble Shawnee; Tecumseh’s Connor Henry scored six TDs in a 55-34 win against Urbana; North Ridgeville’s Demario McCall scored six TDs in a 55-21 win over Rocky River, giving him 23 (to go with 1,131 yards) through five games; Sullivan Black River’s Dalton Toth rushed for 320 yards and five TDs in a 48-44 win over Clearview; Oxford Talawanda’s Maurice Thomas, a Miami University commit, racked up 520 all-purpose yards and five TDs in a 45-39 loss to Harrison, running 23 times for a school-record 335 yards and four TDs and also returning four kickoffs for 185 yards and one score; and Middletown Fenwick’s Warren Kusneske scored five TDs, four rushing and one through the air, in a 42-7 victory over Hamilton Badin.

PERFECTO: Bainbridge Paint Valley, which opened 0-2, won its third in a row with a win over Zane Trace in which Anthony McFadden was 16 for 16 passing for 242 yards and three TDs. Oh, and he also converted all five of his PAT kicks.

TURNAROUNDS: Chillicothe Huntington has had four 0-10 seasons in five years, but they stand at 2-3 on the season after a 44-32 win over Frankfort Adena, thanks to David Shoemaker’s 12 carries for 240 yards and 4 TDs; and Fort Recovery, whose only winning season came in 1994 when it started a full varsity schedule, improved to 4-1 with a 42-8 win over winless Rockford Parkway.

IN THE AIR TONIGHT: Perrysburg’s Gus Dimmerling threw for four TDs and ran for another, all in the first half, before sitting out the final two quarters in a 45-7 win over Napoleon in a battle of 4-0 teams; National Trail’s Garrett Griffin threw for 353 yards and six TDs in a 60-36 defeat of Ansonia, with Phillip White catching seven passes for 214 yards and three TDs; Huber Heights Wayne’s D’Mitrik Trice threw for 357 yards in a 45-3 defeat of Miamisburg in a matchup of unbeatens; Findlay’s Brandon Muehl completed 24 of 35 passes for 350 yards and three TDs in a 58-28 win over Toledo St. John’s - which had Matt Winzeler go 28 of 42 passing for 346 yards; Ada’s Seth Conley completed 31 of 49 passes for 360 yards and five TDs and Bluffton’s Mitchell Ault was 32 for 53 for 408 yards in Ada’s 42-41 victory; Danville’s Ridge Durbin went 32 of 56 for 390 yards against Coshocton, which established a new Danville school record of 3,767 career passing yards; and Germantown Valley View’s Clay Smith completed 10 of 14 passes for 292 yards and three TDs in a 28-10 win over Franklin.

HE’S NO. 1: Parker Carmichael threw eight TD passes and racked up 496 yards passing in Wooster Triway’s 56-20 win over Navarre Fairless. At the halfway point for the Titans (5-0), Carmichael ranks first in the nation according to Max Preps among players who have played 5 games with 2,178 yards passing. He’s thrown 31 TDs and just one interception. The only player with more passing yards has played in six games.

SMART NON-MOVE: Haviland Wayne Trace’s Tyler Showalter played WR on last year’s team that lost to Kirtland in the state finals. Plans were to move Showalter to RB but an injury forced head coach Bill Speller to put him at QB. Good idea.

The Raiders moved to 4-1 on the season with a 58-30 victory over previously unbeaten Defiance Ayersville on Friday, with Showalter totaling 602 yards. He had 20 carries for 170 yards and five TDs while hitting 15 of 32 passes for 432 yards and four more scores. He also had a PAT run to up his season total to 134 points. David Sinn caught eight of his passes for 231 yards and two TDs.

CLOSE CALLS: Chase Sawyer nailed an 18-yard field goal as time expired in Bellbrook’s 31-28 defeat of Eaton; and Columbus Hartley’s Quri Hickman scored on a 1-yard run with 13 seconds left to tie the game, and the ensuing extra point gave the Hawks a 30-29 comeback victory over Dayton Thurgood Marshall.

NOTE THIS: Bryan trailed Swanton 34-10 at half before a rally resulted in a 38-34 victory by the Golden Bears, capped off by a Damon Beltz 2-yard touchdown run with 2:57 left; Paulding’s Treston Gonzales had an 82-yard kickoff return for a score and an 83-yard TD reception in a 48-27 loss to Hamler Patrick Henry; Maria Stein Marion Local extended its streak to 27 straight wins with a 43-7 beating of St. Henry last week in their rivalry game; and LaGrange Keystone’s Chris Sittinger hauled in a school-record four interceptions in a 57-27 win over Brooklyn, returning two 58 and 99 yards for scores.


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