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

Here are some stars from Saturday 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 New Middletown Springfield quarterback Beau Brungard (photo by Lowell Spencer), who had 248 yards rushing Saturday.


Carly Roth, Liberty Center K

Roth hit the game-winning field for one of the biggest upsets thus far in the playoffs, as Liberty Center avenged a blowout loss earlier this season to Archbold with a 38-35 win.

Antwan Brown, Warren John F. Kennedy

Brown rushed for 205 yards and four touchdowns on just 14 carries as Kennedy beat St. Paul 35-7.

Eli Swords, Wheelersburg LB

Swords had two interceptions, including one the sealed Wheelersburg’s 17-14 win over top-seeded Ironton.

Brady Cook, Elyria Catholic QB

Cook threw for 209 yards and three touchdowns and and ran for another score in Elyria Catholic’s 51-21 win over Elmwood. 

Beau Brungard, Springfield QB

Brungard had 248 rushing yards with a touchdown, plus 6-of-10 passing for 69 yards and a score in New Middletown Springfield’s 30-13 win over Columbia Station.

Mason Williams, Mogadore RB

Williams ran for 149 yards 25 carries and had six total touchdowns in Mogadore’s thrilling 48-42 overtime victory over top-seeded LaBrae.

Brayden Doran, Preble Shawnee QB

Doran had four touchdown runs, including one for 92 yards, as Preble Shawnee knocked out Roger Bacon 35-28.

Tanner Muhlenkamp, Coldwater WR

Muhlenkamp had 140 yards receiving and two touchdowns as Coldwater dominated top-seeded Mechanicsburg 42-6.

Keegan Strode, Fort Frye LB

Strode had a 33-yard interception return for a touchdown and led a defense that held Barnesville to just 8 yards rushing in Fort Frye’s 42-7 win.

Mason Hackett, Newark Catholic RB

Hackett rushed for three touchdowns to lead top-seeded Newark Catholic past East Knox 35-7.

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