Mauk stretches passing record

RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer Published:

Stats get attention. Just ask anybody who ever played QB at Kenton High in northeast Ohio.

Maty Mauk threw for eight touchdowns and ran for two more as Division IV's No. 1 team beat Celina 70-33.

The Missouri-bound Mauk, already holder of the state record for career touchdown passes with 189, completed 31 of 46 passes for 486 yards. He also rushed for 101 yards.

The previous owner of the mark for most TD passes was older brother, current Kenton assistant and 2002 Mr. Football Ben Mauk.

Celina's Braden Billger was 36 of 52 for 348 yards and five TDs in the loss.

RAPID STRIKE: Oberlin Firelands (8-0) scored a pair of touchdowns in a 29-second span late in the fourth quarter to beat Buckeye 40-36.

On the first play after Buckeye scored to take a 36-27 lead with 3:58 left, Firelands QB Kyle Smith hit FB Joe Kudela on the right sideline for a 76-yard TD. Firelands then recovered an onside kick and Smith hit Kudela again, this time across the middle for a 45-yard gain to the 5. Smith connected with wide receiver Cody Northeim for the winning score.

Smith was 12 for 19 passing for 234 yards and four TDs, also had 32 yards rushing, passed for a 2-point conversion and kicked an extra-point.

POINT MEN: Jimmy Radabaugh ran for 156 yards and five TDs while adding 43 yards receiving in Edgerton's 47-26 win over Sherwood Fairview, the first win by the Bulldogs in the series in 15 seasons; Kipp McCann ran for 174 yards and five TDs in Defiance Tinora's 60-7 victory over Defiance Ayersville; backup QB Austin Dennison threw for three TDs in the fourth quarter to rally Rockford Parkway into a tie at 28 with New Bremen, then threw another in OT as German exchange student Gabriel Von Gaisberg's PAT gave the Panthers a 41-40 win; McComb's Jerry Brown scored five times (all in the first half) in a 67-13 win over Arcadia Friday, giving him 29 TDs this year -- 16 rushing, 12 receiving and one on a punt return; Carlisle's Alex Leach had a 43-yard interception return for a TD, a 97-yard kick return for a score and he threw a 33-yard TD pass in a 40-21 win over Valley View; and Wellington's Clay Wright, in a 55-6 win over Keystone, scored six TDs while rushing for 196 yards on just 12 carries.

THEN HE WASHED THE UNIFORMS: Orrville's Drew Brenner did everything but drive the bus in Friday's 20-17 win at Mansfield Madison. Playing on a sprained ankle, he caught three passes for 57 yards and a TD and, when starting quarterback Kyle Lichti was injured, filled in under center. He completed his only pass, a 33-yarder to Cody Weaver, on the game-winning drive and then intercepted a pass to seal the win.

RUSH TO JUDGMENT: Adam Rossiter shattered the school's record (set by his coach, Josh Perkins) by gaining 359 yards on just 12 carries in Caldwell's 48-0 rout of Fort Frye; Shannon Geren rushed for 328 yards and four TDs in Edon's 65-28 win over Oregon Cardinal Stritch; Salineville Southern's Zack Puckett ran for 280 yards and the game-winning touchdown on 36 carries in a 28-25 decision over Leetonia; and Cambridge's Dashaun Lewis rushed for 217 yards in a 31-24 loss to Dover.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Rock Hill had 24 healthy players to South Point's 19 in a 61-8 win; in a 40-7 loss to Findlay Liberty-Benton, Pandora-Gilboa's Josh Breece passed for 200 yards to give him a school-record 4,911 career passing yards; Ashtabula Edgewood scored 35 points in the second quarter to end a six-game slide, 48-0 over Gilmour Academy; Sullivan Black River's Al Young won his 150th career game, 62-13 win over Brookside; Hamilton Badin scored 34 points in a span of 7:29 during the second quarter in a 41-26 victory over St. Bernard Roger Bacon; and the Liberty Center-Bryan game had 27 penalties for 256 yards, including nine face-mask calls.

LAST-SECOND HEROICS: In a downpour, Fostoria's Adonis Cousin completed a 32-yard pass to Drew Bernal-Danner on fourth-and-long, then dove over for the go-ahead score as the Redmen scored 20 points in the final 10 minutes of the game to beat Milbury Lake 26-20; and Connor Cleveland's 27-yard scoring strike to Jacob Hamilton with 33 seconds left gave Jefferson Area a 13-7 win at Leavittsburg LaBrae.

PLAYING CATCH: Orwell Grand Valley's A.J. Henson completed 16 of 19 passes for 251 yards and three TDs in a 35-0 victory at Vienna Mathews in a game that kicked off Thursday night, but was suspended until Saturday afternoon because of lightning and storms; Henson's classmate and teammate, Mitchell Lake, had 10 receptions for 183 yards and touchdowns of 20, 42 and 14 yards in the win; and Brian Kelly, Springfield Catholic Central, threw for 432 yards and six TDS, both school records, in a 47-7 win over Jamestown Greeneview.

DEFENSIVE PROWESS: QB Adam Bertke's four-yard touchdown run with 1:10 left in the third quarter held up as Marion Local took sole possession of first place in the Midwest Athletic Conference with a 7-0 win over Coldwater; St. Henry did not record a first down until its first series of the second half as Anna posted a 40-0 shutout; Avon Lake DB Mike Russell picked off Brecksville QB Tom Tupa Jr. twice in the fourth quarter, the last coming at the Avon Lake 3 to preserve a 17-14 win; and Hanoverton United's Garrett Beech returned a second-quarter fumble 100 yards in a 27-7 loss at Columbiana; Woodsfield Monroe Central recorded seven pass interceptions -- three by Jacob Black -- in a 20-10 win over previously unbeaten Barnesville;

THE FINE POINTS: Two blocked extra points kept Lorain from upsetting Maple Heights, the top-rated team in Division II. The Titans cut the Mustangs' lead to 28-27 with 28 seconds left when QB Collin Bryant hit Reggie Williams on a 17-yard TD pass. But the PAT was blocked by Alex Jones and the Mustangs, who blocked another PAT earlier in the game, remained undefeated.

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