Vance Settlemire raced 51 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the game Friday, then just kept running his way into the Findlay record book.
Settlemire rushed for 347 yards and six touchdowns (51, 18, 42, 24, 45 and 33 yards) in a 61-42 win over Toledo St. Francis.
The 347 yards broke the single-game school record set by Shaun Ball (327) against Elida in 1999 and his 6 TDs tied the record set by Louis Peterson in 1950 and equaled by Settlemire earlier this year in a game against Reynoldsburg (5 rushing, 1 kickoff return).
Settlemire also extended his own school records for rushing touchdowns in a season (19) and career (36) and his total career touchdowns (39).
GROUND-POUNDERS: Chesapeake's Jacob Collins ran 7 times for 258 yards and five touchdowns in a 54-27 win over Cheshire River Valley; Mount Blanchard Riverdale's Seth Knoll carried 27 times for 294 yards and three TDs in a 28-0 win over Crestline; Ada's Kellen Decker had 221 yards and three rushing TDs in a 54-14 win over Paulding; Miamisburg's Zach Kruer rushed 22 times for 243 yards and three TDs, including an 86-yard run, in a 28-14 defeat of Fairborn; Oak Harbor's Mark Konieczny ran for 309 yards and 3 TDs on 28 carries in the Rockets' 42-33 win at Milan Edison; Jordan Smith and Sean Westhoven each had four touchdowns for Liberty Center in a 62-32 win over Swanton, Smith running for three and added a kickoff return TD while Westhoven had four rushing TDs; Levi Wyse ran for 203 yards and three TDs in Archbold's 76-13 win over Montpelier; Wellsville got 207 yards from Marcus Moxley and 152 from Jordan Sloan while totaling 547 yards on 56 carries in a 48-0 win over Sebring McKinley; and in Week 5, Sullivan Black River's Andrew Vaughn rushed 22 times for 352 yards and four TDs.
FROM THE SKY: Milbury Lake's Jared Rettig threw seven TD passes covering 62, 53, 42, 50, 46, 71 and 45 yards in a 54-40 win over Bloomdale Elmwood; Lebanon's Luke Morgan was 26 of 48 for 321 yards and four TDs but he couldn't stop Xenia from earning a 41-36 win; defending Div. IV state champ Creston Norwayne (6-0) handed Doylestown Chippewa a 56-7 loss for its 29th straight loss as QB Joe Dreher completed 17 of 20 passes for a school-record 348 yards; Wooster Triway WR Kyle Kearney caught a school-record 15 passes, turning them into 155 yards that included touchdowns of 2, 10 and 8 yards and even grabbed an interception as Wooster Triway beat CVCA 38-21; in that same game, Triway QB Parker Carmichael completed 34 of 49 passes for 324 yards and four scores; Colby Speice threw for 348 yards and five TDs in helping Haviland Wayne Trace beat Edgerton, 47-14; Kenton's Grant Sherman was 46 for 58 passing for 551 yards and seven TDs and Justin Sawmiller had 266 receiving yards and three TDs in helping Kenton hand Elida its first loss of the season, 50-21; Braden Billger was 34 of 48 passing for 409 yards and five TDs for Celina in a 47-7 win over Van Wert; Dublin Scioto's Tim Shadoan had nine receptions for 145 yards, 35 yards on 7 carries and scored 5 touchdowns in a 42-35 victory over previously undefeated Westerville South; and Grafton Midview's Eric Lauer caught eight passes for 298 yards and two TDs in Week 4.
NEVER TOO LATE: Bluffton trailed Allen East 27-7 with 4:11 left in the third quarter, but rallied to edge the Mustangs 35-33, winning it when Mitchell Ault threw a 26-yard TD pass to Levi Kistler with 13 seconds left;
NOTE THIS: Coldwater's 41-6 win over St. Henry is the 17th straight time that the Cavaliers have defeated the Redskins in the annual Backyard Battle; Denzel Norvell of Dayton Thurgood Marshall scored five TDs, including a 98-yard run, in a 73-0 rout of Dayton Meadowdale; unbeaten Norwalk won at Shelby for just the second time in 21 starts since 1971 with a 49-7 win; Millersburg West Holmes (6-0) is off to its best start since 1999 when the Knights went 11-1; Caleb Johns had nine carries for 114 yards rushing and three TDs, returned an interception 85 yards for a score and returned a punt 54 yards for another TD in leading Hicksville past Antwerp, 59-0; Dayton Northridge ended a 22-game losing skid by beating Camden Preble Shawnee 34-26; and Columbiana Crestview scored at least 57 points for the fourth straight game in a 58-7 win over New Middletown Springfield as Nick Blower ran for 252 yards and three TDs on 19 carries to lead the Rebels, averaging 52.8 points a game in a 6-0 start.
GROUNDED: Logan beat Portsmouth 34-13 for its first win of the season -- without throwing a pass. Cory McCarty rushed for 270 yards on 39 carries as the Chieftains ran 53 plays, all on the ground. They lost their quarterback to concussion symptoms and Caleb Lewellen filled in. It's the first time Logan hasn't thrown a pass since 1999 and only the second time since 1958.
BUSY BOY: Just last week, Hanoverton United's Cole Weikart scored four goals in three soccer matches, finished second overall at the Columbiana County cross country meet to lead the Eagles to the team title and kicked four extra points in United's 42-27 win over Lisbon David Anderson.
ALL OVER: Ontario's Jordan Campbell rushed for 189 yards and four TDs on 24 carries as the Warriors stunned Bucyrus Wynford 26-7, snapping the Royals' 63-game regular season winning streak. Wynford's last previous regular-season loss was against Sycamore Mohawk on Sept. 1, 2006 (28-7). The Royals' last North Central Conference loss was to Lucas on Sept. 24, 2004 (14-13).
FRESH START: A year ago, Chillicothe Huntington was in the throes of another winless season. The Huntsmen broke a 37-game losing streak earlier this season and now stand 4-2. QB Brice Vickers is leading the way, particularly in Friday's 34-31 win over Unioto. The senior went 10 of 14 passing for 144 yards and had 22 carries for another 100 yards.
DIALING LONG DISTANCE: Tim Cross grabbed a pass from Grant Nowakowski and sprinted 99 yards for a touchdown in Andover Pymatuning Valley's 49-0 win over Vienna Mathews. The 99-yard reception set an Ashtabula County record and matched the state record.
Of course, the mark will never be broken, unless the Ohio High School Athletic Association enlarges the playing field to more than 100 yards. According to the OHSAA website, Cross' 99-yard touchdown Friday night was the 13th time it has happened during a high school football game in the Buckeye State. Cross also caught a 20-yard TD pass from Nowakowski and just for good measure, blocked, then recovered a field-goal attempt and ran it back 80 yards for another score.