High School Football: Prepping for Week 2
News & Notes from around the area
*Grove City’s senior quarterback Kameron Pattterson threw for 222 yards and their scores in the school’s week one 34-28 win over General McLane. Patterson has now compiled 10 games during his career in which he has thrown for over 200 yards.
*Speaking of quarterbacks, Girard’s sophomore Mark Waid has thrown for six touchdowns in his last three games.
*Newton Falls’ senior receiver Ben Simpson has snagged at least two catches in nine of his last 13 games.
*Mercer’s junior running back Jimmy Amon scored twice on the ground in last week’s two-point loss to Lakeview (24-22). In his last five games, Amon has averaged 5.9 yards per carry (70 attempts, 411 yards).
*Springfield’s senior running back Frank Centofanti has now scored a touchdown in seven consecutive games (11 touchdowns in seven games).
*Last week, Harding dominated Shaw (35-0). The Raiders’ standout quarterback Lynn Bowden ran for 177 yards and threw for another 95. In Bowden’s 13 games as Harding’s signal caller, he has thrown for over 90 yards in a game five times and he has rushed for over 175 yards in a game seven times.
*Something about being matched against Malvern brings out the best in United’s runners. The Golden Eagles’ did not have a 100-yard rusher in nine straight games until last Friday’s 38-20 victory over Malvern. Cade Wood ran for 194 yards on 12 carries (3 TDs) last week. Last year against Malvern, Colton Antram ran for 147 yards.
*I have a feeling we’ll be hearing more from Jonathon Voland and Noah Laster in the weeks to come. Last week, Voland threw three touchdown passes to Laster in the 35-0 win over Southington. Laster ended up with 10 catches for 154 yards. It was just last year that Noah had 52 grabs for 756 yards. He’s well on his way to having another monster season. Voland completed 14 of 22 for 233 yards and four touchdowns (the other was thrown to Cam Shaffer).
*Howland’s Tyriq Ellis has rushed for over 100-yards in five straight games now. Over the last 21 games (since his sophomore year), Ellis has rushed for 2184 yards while scoring 26 times on the ground.
*Champion’s senior quarterback Brandon Allen threw for 344 yards and five touchdowns last week against Waterloo (42-27). Accounting for seven catches and 176 yards (two touchdowns) was Noah Bayus. During Allen’s high school career before last Friday, he had thrown for 10 touchdowns. Bayus has developed into one of the top pass catchers in the area. Last year, Noah caught 32 balls for 612 yards (6 TDs).
*Reynolds’ Garrett Daniello threw for 577 yards and ran for 900 last year as a junior. Last Friday, Daniello was a key cog into the Raiders’ 13-7 win over Slippery Rock. Garrett gained 123 yards rushing on 12 attempts (TD) while connecting on five of nine passing for 63 yards (0 INT).
*Thanks to Bob Greenburg of SportsRadio 96.7 – Hickory’s Luke Brennan is 652 passing yards shy of breaking Frank Triggani’s school passing mark.