Top stars, best performances in Week 4 of Ohio high school football

Here are some stars from Friday night’s games across Ohio.

If you know of a top performance we should include, please let us know in the comments.

Pictured above is Marysville running back Griffin Johnson (photo by Gabe Haferman), who rushed for 120 yards in the Monarchs’ win at Hilliard Bradley.


Drew Allar, Medina QB

In a 38-27 triumph over previously undefeated Stow, Allar put together a career-high performance, completing 29-of-50 passes for 523 yards and five touchdowns. 

Matthew Stuewe, Avon Lake WR

The junior standout had five receptions for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. Avon Lake took the game 30-24, recording its first win against Avon since 2018.

Maddux Beard, Strongsville QB

In establishing an early lead over Solon, Beard drew up a draw play and ran for a 99-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Then in the fourth quarter, he threw a 67-yard dagger to finalize the victory at 24-12.

Tofa Luani, Milford RB

Luani had 16 carries for 145 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 9.1 yards per carry. His longest rush of the day was a 60-yard carry.

Cam Zoromski, Milford DE

Zoromski made big plays on defense with 11 tackles (six unassisted, five assisted, four for loss) and four sacks.

Connor Dollison, Unioto RB/WR

As Unioto went for a 34-yard field-goal to potentially tie the game, the attempt was blocked, but Dollison picked up the live ball and ran into the end zone to give Unioto the 33-30 edge over Huntington.

Te’Sean Smoot, Springfield QB

Smoot scored three touchdown runs to help hold off Wayne 21-14. He scored the only touchdown by either team in the second half with a 20-yard run.

Harry Agganis, Pickerington North K

Agganis hit the game-winning field goal in overtime to upset Pickerington Central 13-10.

Patrick Tompkins, St. Ignatius WR

In an easy win over Euclid, Tompkins caught five passes for 91 yards and three touchdowns. 

TJ Kathman, Lakota East QB

For the second consecutive week, Kathman threw three touchdowns to lead his team to a 54-21 Friday night victory. 

Kaleb Johnson, Hamilton RB

The California commit rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown on 14 attempts. 

Van George, Archbishop Moeller QB

George went 17-for-22 for 268 yards and three touchdowns, including a 57-yard dagger, defeating Ironton 25-7.

Brogan McCaughey, St. Xavier QB

The senior went 13-for-19 for three touchdowns. He also scored in the first quarter on a 10-yard rush.

Mason Young, Harrison QB

Young threw all four of Harrison’s touchdowns including the game-winning two-point conversion with three seconds remaining for a 29-28 final.

Blake Horvath, Hilliard Darby QB

Horvath finished with 209 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries to lead Hilliard Darby to a 29-23 rivalry win over Hilliard Davidson.

James Hayek, Upper Arlington DB/QB

Hayek made big plays throughout the night on both sides of the ball. At defensive back he had two interceptions, and at backup quarterback he had a 4-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. 

Griffin Johnson, Marysville RB

Johnson rushed for 120 yards on 18 carries in Marysville’s 27-7 win over Hilliard Bradley. 

Colin Pierce, Hudson WR

Pierce was the game’s leading receiver, making three receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown. 

JP Germano, Kenston WR/QB

Germano finished with 237 rushing yards, 88 passing yards and four touchdowns to lead Kenston past Eastlake North 40-13. 

Bryson Burgess, North Olmsted RB

Burgess had 18 carries for 85 yards and two touchdowns and a pair of catches for 38 yards, helping to propel North Olmsted to a 27-17 victory over Buckeye.

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