Top stars, best performances in Week 9 of Ohio high school football

By Owen Racer | Photo by Ben Jackson

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 La Salle’s Jaylen Deleon, who had a pick-six in the fourth quarter to seal the Lancers’ shutout win over Trotwood-Madison.


Rick Coleman Jr., Harvey ATH

Coleman did it all Friday night for Harvey, rushing for 213 yards and two touchdowns, passing for 167 yards and two touchdowns, returning a fumble 78 yards for a touchdown, returning a punt 61 yards for a touchdown and grabbing an interception in a 63-28 win over Hawken.

Lamar Sperling, Archbishop Hoban RB

Sperling ran for 151 yards on 20 carriers en route to scoring all four of Archbishop Hoban’s touchdowns. Sperling’s performance helped deal Benedictine its first loss of the season. 

Drew Allar, Medina QB

With his future coach in attendance, Penn State’s James Franklin, Allar threw for 311 yards and five touchdowns. Allar’s performance advanced the undefeated Medina Battling Bees past Lorain 70-7. 

Chris Edmonds, Toledo Central Catholic RB

Edmonds found the end zone twice with 123 yards on 22 carries en route to TCC’s 24th straight conference win. The Fighting Irish remained undefeated in conference play with a 34-15 win over Fremont Ross.

Olando Kamara, Pickerington Central RB

Kamara was the leading rusher in Pick Central’s 34-8 win over Lancaster, with 156 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries. Kamara had 46- and 75-yard touchdown runs on the night. 

Jadyn Garnes, New Albany RB

Garnes rushed for 148 yards on 21 carries with one rushing and one receiving touchdown, propelling New Albany to a comeback victory over Pickerington North. Garnes has rushed for 1,244 yards and 22 touchdowns on the season. 

Aiden Ighnat, Hilliard Davidson K

Among Ighnat’s three field goals was a 31-yard game winner as the clock hit zeros to secure Davidson’s win over Olentangy Liberty. Ighnat’s two field goals in the final four minutes helped advance Davidson to 7-2 overall and 3-1 in league play. 

Jagger Pallay, Hudson QB

Pallay threw for 366 yards on 32 completions in Hudson’s OT win over Brunswick. Pallay’s Friday night display was his most passing yards on the season. 

Jaylen Deleon, La Salle LB

Deleon secured La Salle’s 24-0 shutout victory over Trotwood-Madison with a fourth-quarter pick-six with only 10:51 to play. 

Jordan Jackson, Fairfield RB

Jackson had a 37-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that secured Fairfield the upset win over No. 18 Lakota East. Jackson rushed for 123 yards on just nine carries. 

Mitch Bolden, Lakota West QB

Bolden ran in the game-securing touchdown to lift Lakota West over Colerain 21-3. Bolden rushed for 84 yards and threw for 103 yards and a touchdown.  

Will Kocher, Kings QB

Kocher’s touchdown on the ground and in the air steadied the No. 24 undefeated Kings to a 35-21 win over Turpin. Kocher completed a 42- and 70-yard touchdown pass and a 69-yard touchdown run. It was his fifth game of the season with both a rushing and passing touchdown. 

Jackson McGohan, Miamisburg TE

McGohan reeled in three touchdowns in Miamisburg 22-21 upset win over No. 2 Springfield. McGohan’s third touchdown came with eight seconds to play, setting up the game-winning two-point conversion. 

Sam Cannon, Upper Arlington WR

Cannon returned an 88-yard punt on top of a 36-yard receiving touchdown en route to Upper Arlington’s 42-13 victory over Dublin Coffman. 

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