Top stars, best performances in the state semifinals of the Ohio high school football playoffs

Here are some stars from the state semifinal playoff games that took place Friday and Saturday across Ohio.

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

Pictured above is Kirtland receiver Gage Sullivan (photo by Lowell Spencer), who had 173 yards rushing Saturday.

Ohio high school football playoffs scores, brackets: State semifinal results


Danny Enovitch, St. Edward RB

Enovitch carried 35 times for 180 yards and a touchdown to lead St. Edward to spoil Upper Arlington’s undefeated season and give the Eagles a shot at their fifth state championship.

Jordan Marshall, Archbishop Moeller RB

Marshall scored three times for Moeller in a loss to Springfield, on 1-, 2- and 63-yard runs.

Te’Sean Smoot, Springfield QB

Smoot finished 19-for-24 for 285 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 114 yards and another touchdown vs. Moeller.

Lamar Sperling, Archbishop Hoban RB

The junior running back rushed for 270 yards and the game-winning touchdown to edge Avon 31-24. 

Leo Colombi, Chardon S

Colombi began disrupting West Holmes’ offense on the first drive after intercepting the ball to set up the first score of the night. Colombi grabbed his second interception of the night in the third quarter.

Sean Carr, Chardon RB

Carr scored four touchdowns in the Hilltoppers 41-7 win over West Holmes. 

Isaac Fullenkamp, Coldwater RB

Fullenkamp led the Cavaliers with 104 rushing yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns.

TyRek Spikes, Winton Woods RB

Spikes ran for 128 yards including a 75-yard kickoff return and had two touchdowns to lead the Warriors to the Div. II state final. 

Carson Vanhoose, Clinton-Massie RB

Vanhoose had 143 yards on 27 carries in Clinton-Massie’s 24-21 win over Bloom-Carroll. 

DeMarcus McElroy, Ursuline RB

The senior running back ran for all five of Ursuline’s touchdowns and finished with 259 yards (more than half of the Irish offensive total of 481 yards) on 30 carries.

Gage Sullivan, Kirtland RB

Sullivan had a career-high rushing performance with 15 carries for 173 yards and two touchdowns as the Hornets defeated Ottawa-Glandorf 28-6.

Mason Rus, Kirtland QB

Rus set the all-time Kirtland football single season rushing record with 1,959 yards and rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries.

Landon Henry, Versailles RB

The senior running back had two touchdowns, scoring both on 3-yard runs. Henry also intercepted a pass in the third quarter to return it to the Harvest Prep 28-yard line.

Carson Bey, Versailles QB

Bey had two touchdowns on 1- and 24-yard runs in Versailles’ semifinal win over Harvest Prep. 

Jordan Vallejo, Carey RB

The senior running back had three rushing touchdowns on 2-, 8- and 15-yard runs to help Carey to a 26-13 win over New Middletown Springfield.

Cole Canter, Newark Catholic QB

Canter threw two touchdown passes to surpass a season total of 30 and send his team to the state championship game in Canton.

Peyton Otte, Marion Local QB

Otte used his arm and legs to make big plays, as he scored four rushing touchdowns and another passing. Otte had 144 rushing yards by halftime and scored his fifth touchdown on an 18-yard scramble in the beginning of the third quarter.

Jack Walsh, Badin RB

Walsh rushed for 226 yards on 43 carries and scored both of Badin’s touchdowns vs. Granville.

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