Top stars, best performances in Friday’s Ohio high school football regional semifinal playoff games

Here are some stars from Friday night’s Round 3 playoff 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/linebacker Gabe Powers (photo by Gabe Haferman), who dominated on both sides of the ball Friday night.


JaJuan Jackson, Medina WR/CB

Jackson had five receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown while also playing efficiently at corner, picking off St. Ignatius twice in the first half and making a huge fourth-down tackle to secure Medina’s 27-14 win.

Drew Allar, Medina QB

Allar went 29-for-52 for 370 yards and three touchdowns. 

Cameron Goode, Lakota West RB

Goode finished with 107 yards and the lone touchdown in the Firebirds’ 12-2 win over the defending Division I state champs, St. Xavier.

Danny Enovitch, St. Edward RB

The senior put together a career game with 264 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. The Eagles had a 377-92 rushing advantage as they shut out Canton McKinley 42-0.

Te’Sean Smoot, Springfield QB

Smoot rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown in Springfield’s 13-0 shutout win over Findlay.

Dylan Fisher, Toledo Central Catholic DL

Fisher intercepted the ball with 30 seconds remaining and returned it around the 30-yard line to set up the game-winning field goal.

Cole Tishler, Toledo Central Catholic K

Tishler made the game-winning field goal from 28 yards out to upset Medina Highland 23-20.

Sam Lee, Toledo Central Catholic WR

Lee had five catches for 109 yards along with a 51-yard touchdown run. 

Tyler Gillison, Pickerington Central

Gillison had three touchdowns as Central took down rival Pickerington North 27-7.

Sam Cannon, Upper Arlington WR

Cannon had 140 yards and three touchdowns, including a 41-yard catch. Upper Arlington defeated New Albany 41-10.

Carson Gresock, Upper Arlington RB

Gresock rushed for 139 yards and scored on a 2-yard touchdown run.

Jakorion Caffey, Avon RB

Caffey scored two touchdowns including a 33-yard run on the opening drive as Avon beat Olmsted Falls 49-21.

Sean Carr, Chardon RB

Carr led the way on offense with 142 rushing yards and four touchdowns as Chardon eliminated Canfield from the playoffs with a 27-14 victory. 

Noah Geselbracht, Archbishop Moeller QB

Geselbracht’s arm and legs were responsible for all four touchdowns including an 8-yard touchdown run of his own. Moeller beat Princeton 28-21.

Darrius McElroy, Massillon Washington QB

McElroy scored two touchdowns, one from 23 yards out and the other on a 5-yard run as Massillon routed Big Walnut 38-0.

Gabe Powers, Marysville RB/LB

The Ohio State commit rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and then scored on a 16-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to start the running clock. He also harassed the Whitmer offense all night in the Monarchs’ 49-14 win.

Lamar Sperling, Archbishop Hoban RB

Sperling rushed for 193 yards and scored on 28-, 1-, 47- and 22-yard runs as Hoban beat Nordonia 35-7.

Jasiah Medley, Piqua RB

Medley had 140 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries to raise his season total to 35 touchdowns. Piqua beat Edgewood 28-21.

Matt Natale, Walsh Jesuit QB

Natale threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to start the scoring in the first quarter and then threw a 38-yard pass in the third quarter to set up a 1-yard touchdown run as Walsh Jesuit beat Benedictine 34-20.

Brandon Boyd Jr., Benedictine WR/FS

Boyd had a 25-yard touchdown in the first quarter and then intercepted the ball and returned it to the 3-yard line in the second quarter.

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