Peyton Lester

East Knox senior quarterback Peyton Lester throws the ball downfield against Danville on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. The Bulldogs defeated the Blue Devils for the fourth straight year, 35-21.

A regional high school football wrap-up from all over central Ohio. Look to Knox Pages for sports results from Knox, Ashland, Morrow, Licking, Delaware, Richland, and Franklin counties. For feature coverage from this week, check out our sports section.

Here is the scoreboard for Oct. 22, 2021:

Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference

East Knox 35 Danville 21

Bulldogs improve to 8-2, 5-1 KMAC; Blue Devils fall to 4-6, 3-4 KMAC.

Fredericktown 28 Centerburg 25

Freddies improve to 5-5, 3-4 KMAC; Trojans fall to 6-3, 4-3 KMAC.

Highland 38 Northmor 7

Fighting Scots improve to 7-3, 6-1 KMAC; Golden Knights fall to 8-2, 5-2 KMAC.

Cardington 22 Mount Gilead 20

Pirates improve to 2-7, 1-5 KMAC: Indians fall to 2-8, 0-7 KMAC.

    

Final KMAC standings:

1. East Knox (8-2, 5-1)**

1. Highland (7-3, 6-1)**

3. Northmor (8-2, 5-2)

4. Centerburg (6-3, 4-3)

5. Fredericktown (5-5, 3-4)

5. Danville (4-6, 3-4)

7. Cardington (2-7, 1-5)

8. Mount Gilead (2-8, 0-7)

** East Knox and Highland are KMAC co-champions.

    

Ohio Cardinal Conference

West Holmes 39 Mount Vernon 21

Knights improve to 10-0, 6-0 OCC; Yellow Jackets fall to 2-8, 1-5 OCC.

Mansfield Senior 49 Madison Comprehensive 7

Tygers improve to 8-2, 5-1 OCC; Rams fall to 0-8, 0-5 OCC.

Wooster 17 Ashland 7

Generals improve to 5-5, 3-2 OCC; Arrows fall to 3-7, 3-3 OCC.

Lexington 51 River Valley 12

Minutemen improve to 4-6, 3-4 OCC; Vikings fall to 5-5.

    

Final OCC standings:

1. West Holmes (10-0, 6-0)

2. Mansfield Senior (8-2, 5-1)

3. Wooster (5-5, 3-2)

4. Ashland (3-7, 3-3)

5. Lexington (4-6, 3-4)

6. Mount Vernon (2-8, 1-5)

7. Madison Comprehensive (0-8, 0-5)

     

Around central Ohio

Too much punch: East Knox knocks out Danville 35-21

Saddled up and ready to go, East Knox spurred past Danville 35-21 on October 22 in Ohio football action.

The third quarter gave the Bulldogs a 21-13 lead over the Blue Devils.

Each offense authored its Rip Van Winkle imitation, napping through a barren second quarter.

The Bulldogs moved in front of the Blue Devils 14-7 to begin the second quarter.

Fredericktown topples Centerburg 28-25

A nook of opportunity was all that was needed and Fredericktown nabbed it to nudge past Centerburg 28-25 in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 22.

The Freddies matched the Trojans' offensive output 6-6 in the final period to thwart any last hopes.

The Freddies' leverage showed as they carried a 22-19 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Freddies' offense darted to an 8-7 lead over the Trojans at halftime.

Centerburg started on steady ground by forging a 7-0 lead over Fredericktown at the end of the first quarter.

Complete command: Highland thwarts all counters to defeat Northmor 38-7

Highland dominated the first half and coasted to a convincing 38-7 victory over Northmor in an Ohio high school football matchup.

Highland took control in the third quarter with a 24-7 advantage over Northmor.

Highland fought to a 17-7 intermission margin at Northmor's expense.

Highland moved in front of Northmor 7-0 to begin the second quarter.

Cardington-Lincoln survives taut tilt with Mount Gilead 22-20

The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but Cardington-Lincoln didn't mind, dispatching Mount Gilead 22-20 at Cardington High on October 22 in Ohio football action.

The Pirates put a bow on this victory with a strong fourth-quarter kick, outpointing the Indians 16-13 in the last stanza.

Defense muted both offenses in scoreless second and third quarters.

The Indians authored a promising start, taking advantage of the Pirates 7-6 at the end of the first quarter.

West Holmes' speedy start jolts Mount Vernon 39-21

West Holmes scored early and often in a 39-21 win over Mount Vernon in Ohio high school football on October 22.

Both teams were blanked in the third quarter.

The Knights' offense roared to a 36-7 lead over the Yellow Jackets at the intermission.

West Holmes opened with a 21-7 advantage over Mount Vernon through the first quarter.

Newark Catholic rides to cruise control win over Northridge 45-14

A combination of points and defense led to a knockout performance as Newark Catholic turned out the lights on Northridge 45-14 on October 22 in Ohio football action.

Both teams were shutout in the second and third quarters.

The Green Wave opened with a 45-7 advantage over the Vikings through the first quarter.

Big Walnut's trick is no treat for Canal Winchester 45-24

Big Walnut raced to a big lead and never looked back in a 45-24 win over Canal Winchester in an Ohio high school football matchup.

The Golden Eagles pulled ahead of the Indians 42-17 as the fourth quarter started.

Big Walnut kept a 28-17 intermission margin at Canal Winchester's expense.

The Golden Eagles opened with a 21-7 advantage over the Indians through the first quarter.

Heath outlasts Johnstown 27-7

Heath tipped and eventually toppled Johnstown 27-7 in Ohio high school football on October 22.

No one gained an advantage as the two squads evenly split the final-quarter points.

Heath's upper-hand showed as it carried a 20-0 lead into the fourth quarter.

Heath's offense jumped to a 6-0 lead over Johnstown at halftime.

Neither team could dent the scoreboard in the first quarter.

Shelby mauls Clear Fork in strong showing 49-19

Shelby offered a menacingly balanced approach while handling Clear Fork with an all-around effort during this 49-19 victory in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 22.

Shelby's determination showed as it carried a 41-19 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Whippets' offense moved to a 27-13 lead over the Colts at halftime.

The first quarter gave the Whippets a 14-7 lead over the Colts.

Granville blazes victory trail past Watkins Memorial 23-13

Granville jumped out to an early lead and pulled away for a 23-13 win over Watkins Memorial in Ohio high school football action on October 22.

Watkins Memorial turned up the heat in the final quarter, but Granville put the game on ice.

Granville darted in front of Watkins Memorial 20-7 going into the fourth quarter.

The Blue Aces opened a giant 20-0 gap over the Warriors at halftime.

The first quarter gave Granville a 14-0 lead over Watkins Memorial.

Tough tussle: Licking Heights steps past Licking Valley 13-10

Friday's outing turned into an endurance test that Licking Heights passed in a 13-10 victory at Licking Valley's expense on October 22 in Ohio football.

It were a nail-biter in the fourth quarter when the Hornets and the Panthers both had the scoreboard blinking in a 13-10 knot.

Both teams were shutout in the second and third quarters.

The Hornets opened with a 6-3 advantage over the Panthers through the first quarter.

Coshocton denies River View's challenge 35-17

Coshocton collected a 35-17 victory over River View at River View High on October 22 in Ohio football action.

The Redskins thundered over the Black Bears when the fourth quarter began 35-7.

Coshocton kept a 21-7 halftime margin at River View's expense.

Coshocton jumped in front of River View 14-0 to begin the second quarter.

New Albany routs Westerville Central 56-20

A combination of points and defense led to a knockout performance as New Albany turned out the lights on Westerville Central 56-20 during this Ohio football game.

The Eagles' supremacy showed as they carried a 56-14 lead into the fourth quarter.

New Albany's offense struck to a 35-7 lead over Westerville Central at the intermission.

The first quarter gave New Albany a 14-0 lead over Westerville Central.

Shaken, not stirred, Lancaster cracks Newark 41-6

Impressive was a ready adjective for Lancaster's 41-6 throttling of Newark in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 22.

The scoreboard was in hibernation in the final quarter, with neither team scoring.

The Gales took charge ahead of the Wildcats 41-6 as the fourth quarter started.

Lancaster registered a 27-0 advantage at halftime over Newark.

Lancaster opened with a 7-0 advantage over Newark through the first quarter.

Marysville sets a fast pace to trip Olentangy 35-13

Marysville scored early and often in a 35-13 win over Olentangy in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 22.

Both offenses were stymied without points on either side in the third quarter.

Marysville registered a 35-0 advantage at halftime over Olentangy.

Marysville drew first blood by forging a 28-0 margin over Olentangy after the first quarter.

Rally time: Olentangy Liberty overcomes Olentangy Orange 33-17

Olentangy Liberty overcame a first quarter deficit in a 33-17 win over Olentangy Orange in Ohio high school football action on October 22.

Neither offense could get untracked in a fruitless third quarter.

Olentangy Liberty's offense moved to a 20-17 lead over Olentangy Orange at halftime.

The Pioneers started on steady ground by forging a 14-7 lead over the Patriots at the end of the first quarter.

Vice-grip defense fuels North Union's win over Urbana 33-0

Dominating defense was the calling card of North Union on Friday as it blanked Urbana 33-0 in an Ohio high school football matchup.

The Wildcats remained on top of the Hillclimbers through a scoreless second and third quarters.

North Union roared in front of Urbana 26-0 to begin the second quarter.

Jonathan Alder delivers heart-wrenching defeat to Springfield Shawnee 36-28

Jonathan Alder posted a tight 36-28 win over Springfield Shawnee in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 22.

Jonathan Alder withstood Springfield Shawnee's last-gasp comeback in the final period to eventually earn the win.

The Pioneers' might showed as they carried a 28-7 lead into the fourth quarter.

Jonathan Alder's offense moved to a 21-7 lead over Springfield Shawnee at the intermission.

The first quarter gave Jonathan Alder a 14-7 lead over Springfield Shawnee.

Hilliard Darby earns narrow win over Dublin Jerome 16-10

With little to no wiggle room, Hilliard Darby nosed past Dublin Jerome 16-10 in Ohio high school football action on October 22.

Defense dominated scoreless second and final quarters, helping the Panthers finish off the Celtics.

The Panthers moved in front of the Celtics 16-10 to begin the second quarter.

Hilliard Bradley pockets solid victory over Dublin Coffman 31-28

Early action on the scoreboard pushed Hilliard Bradley to the front, and it stayed there to fend off Dublin Coffman 31-28 at Hilliard Bradley High on October 22 in Ohio football action.

The Jaguars put a bow on this victory with a strong final-quarter kick, outpointing the Shamrocks 7-0 in the last stanza.

Dublin Coffman came from behind to grab the advantage heading to the fourth quarter over Hilliard Bradley 28-24.

Hilliard Bradley kept a 24-21 intermission margin at Dublin Coffman's expense.

The Jaguars drew first blood by forging a 10-7 margin over the Shamrocks after the first quarter.

Dublin Scioto delivers heart-wrenching defeat to Westerville North 34-26

With little to no wiggle room, Dublin Scioto nosed past Westerville North 34-26 for an Ohio high school football victory on October 22.

The Irish got the better of the fourth-quarter scoring 14-6 to finish the game in style.

Nothing was decided in the third quarter, with Dublin Scioto and Westerville North locked in a 20-20 stalemate.

The Irish's offense jumped to a 13-6 lead over the Warriors at the intermission.

The Irish moved in front of the Warriors 7-6 to begin the second quarter.

Storm warning: Upper Arlington unleashes full fury on Hilliard Davidson 42-14

Upper Arlington handled Hilliard Davidson 42-14 in an impressive showing in an Ohio high school football matchup.

The Golden Bears' leverage showed as they carried a 28-14 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Golden Bears' offense darted to a 21-7 lead over the Wildcats at the intermission.

The first quarter gave the Golden Bears a 14-7 lead over the Wildcats.

Olentangy Berlin's speedy start jolts Thomas Worthington 42-6

Olentangy Berlin dominated from start to finish in a resounding 42-6 win over Thomas Worthington during this Ohio football game.

Both offenses seemed to run out of gas with neither able to generate points in the second and fourth quarters.

The Bears opened with a 42-6 advantage over the Cardinals through the first quarter.

Taking on water: Tri-Valley sinks John Glenn 20-7

Tri-Valley charged John Glenn and collected a 20-7 victory on October 22 in Ohio football.

The Scotties broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 13-7 lead over the Little Muskies.

The Little Muskies constructed a bold start that built a 7-6 gap on the Scotties heading into the locker room.

Neither team could dent the scoreboard in the first quarter.

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