Top 10 plays of the week
Steve and Chris break down the 10 best high school football plays in the country from last weekend.
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...who had Ohio's best team performance last week?
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Each week during the season (regular and post), there will be a fan-generated contest to nominate weekly winners. Each winning team (boys and girls) will receive an award (certificates).
Football, girls and boys soccer, boys and girls golf, field hockey, girls tennis, boys and girls cross country and volleyball teams are eligible for the award in the fall.
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Week 10 Ohio HS Teams of the Week
Boys: Madison (Middletown) Football
A year after earning the program's first postseason berth and winning a regional title, the Mohawks capped their first undefeated season with a 64-0 win over Waynesville. Madison outscored its opponents 450-45 this year and recorded six shutouts. The Mohawks outscored their six SWBL Buckeye Division foes 320-22.
The Bruins, two-time defending D-II state champions (five titles in last 10 years), won a Division I district title with a 3-1 victory over Wadsworth. Padua moved up a classification this year due to competitive balance. Padua (24-1) is currently ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 5 nationally according to the MaxPreps Computer Rankings
. The Bruins only lost three sets in the regular season (two came in the team's only loss to nationally-ranked Louisville Mercy).
Week 1 Ohio HS Teams of the Week
BOYS: Lucas Football
The Cubs shut out Danville 22-0 for their first win in the series since 1991. Danville has made the playoffs seven years in a row and was a D-VII state semifinalist last year. Lucas has reached the postseason four years in a row. GIRLS: Lakota East (Liberty Township) Cross Country
The Thunderhawks won their first two meets of the year with impressive victories at the OHSAA Early Season Invitational and at the Lakota East Fall Classic. LE won the OHSAA Early Season Division I meet by 44 points over runner-up Hilliard Davidson. LE beat Turpin 31-44 to win the Fall Classic. Turpin won the OHSAA Early Season D-II title.
Week 2 Ohio HS Teams of the Week
BOYS: Groveport-Madison Football
The Cruisers rallied from a 14-0 first half deficit to snap a 12-game losing streak with a 28-14 win over Hamilton Township. Jashaun McGraw rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries, Jalil Underdown added 82 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and Naseem Bowers returned a punt 44 yards for a touchdown. Groveport held HT to 19 yards of offense in the second half.
The Bishops opened the season 6-0-1. Ranked No 5. in the first OSSCA D-III state poll, Rosecrans is 2-0-1 against D-I opponents and 2-0 against D-II schools.
Week 3 Ohio HS Teams of the Week
BOYS: London Football
The Red Raiders rolled in a meeting of undefeated football teams with a 57-7 win over Washington Courthouse. Washington entered the game averaging 63 points per game. London ran for 412 yards and scored eight rushing touchdowns - three each by K.J. Price and Juane Gardner and two by Brennan Spiess. London scored five second quarter touchdowns to blow open the game and enter halftime up 43-0.
The Vikings beat Granville and Hartley 9-0 and 10-0 to improve to 7-0. CA has outscored opponents 56-0 this season.
Week 4 Ohio HS Teams of the Week
BOYS: Carroll (Dayton) Football
A year after going 1-9, the Patriots improved to 4-0 last week with a 37-28 win over McNicholas. Carroll, which had lost nine straight entering the season, has scored 153 points in four games after scoring 111 all last season. The Patriots have also allowed just 65 points (16 per game) after allowing 345 in 10 games last year (34.5 average).
The Redskins, ranked No. 1 in the OHSVCA D-IV state poll
, won their 14th straight match and avenged their only loss with a 3-0 win over Versailles (No. 8 in D-III) in a Midwest Athletic Conference clash. St. Henry also beat New Bremen, ranked No. 2 in D-IV, 3-1 in a MAC game. Over the weekend, the Redskins swept Bath, North Union and Bryan (all 2-0 matches) to win the Bath OIO Tournament.
Week 5 Ohio HS Teams of the Week
BOYS: St. Charles (Columbus) Golf
The Cardinals shot a 297 to win their 11th straight Central Catholic League title at the postseason tournament. St. Charles shot 293 to win the preseason tournament as well.
The Golden Eagles claimed their fifth straight Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division title with road wins at Brookville and Oakwood. The victories improved Bellbrook to 57-4 in its last 61 league games. The Golden Eagles are ranked fourth in the most recent OHSVCA D-II Coaches Poll
Week 6 Ohio HS Teams of the Week
BOYS: Graham Local (St. Paris) Golf
The Falcons shot a 334 at Glenview Golf Course to claim the program's first ever sectional golf title. Graham finished 16 strokes ahead of runner-up Anna two take home the D-II hardware.
The Rams played played three games in four days and went 2-0-1 to remain unbeaten on the season (11-0-2). Madison beat Lexington and Ontario and tied Anthony Wayne. The Rams have outscored opponents 61-8 this season and won the Ohio Cardinal Conference title. Madison allowed one goal in six OCC games.
The Warriors took control of the Licking County League standings with a three-set win at state-ranked and defending LCL champ Granville. After suffering back-to-back losses, Watkins has won eight straight and is 16-3.
Week 7 Ohio HS Teams of the Week
BOYS: Newton Local (Pleasant Hill) Golf
The Indians rallied from a seven-stroke deficit after nine holes to claim the program's first Division III District title with a one-stroke win over Fort Loramie at Beavercreek Gold Club. It is the first time Newton, whcih shot 343, has advanced to state. Senior Chet Jamison shot a blistering 33 on his final nine holes to claim medalist honors with a 73.
The Indians finished the regular season 11-2-2 and set a school record with 104 goals. Lilly Gray
leads the charge with 42 goals (and 17 assists), while Kristen Bradford
has chipped in 23 goals (and 13 assists). Kierra Stone
(48 points), Breauna Shoemaker
(40 points) and Arayha West
(28 points/team-high 22 assists) have also contributed heavily to the offensive output.
Week 8 Ohio HS Teams of the Week
Girls: Vanlue Volleyball
The Wildcats beat Lima Perry 3-0 in the regular season finale to finish with 11 wins, which is the most for the program in 41 years. Vanlue's 11-11 record is also the first time since 1977 that a Wildcats team finished with double-digit wins.
Under the direction of new head coach Nick Wilson, the Lady Roughriders took down undefeated Lima Shawnee on Oct. 4 in a game rescheduled due to a flooded field. St. Marys beat Shawnee 2-1 to move into a first-place tie in the Western Buckeye League and then won their first outright title in 10 years with a 4-2 comeback win over defending Wapakoneta.
Week 9 Ohio HS Teams of the Week
Boys: Dublin Jerome Golf
Celtics claimed the program's eighth state title and second in a row
with a 25-stroke victory in Division I. Jerome, which held a five-stroke
lead after the first day, wrapped the two-day event by shooting a 625
at Ohio State's Scarlett Course.
Blazers dominated the D-II girls state tournament. Junior Nicole
Gillinov, a three-time finalist, won her second straight title with a
6-3, 1-6, 6-3 victory over sophomore Sydni Ratliff from Gahanna Columbus
Academy. In doubles action, the HB duo of Isabellla Daverio and Rebecca
Wolf defeated teammates, junior Isabella Godsick and senior Megan
Qiang, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 in the final. Godsick and Qiang were the defending