Tyler Johnson

Centerburg junior Tyler Johnson carries the ball against Danville on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. Johnson finished with 44 yards on 12 carries in the 26-19 Trojan victory.

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. 8, 2021:

Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference

Centerburg 26 Danville 19

Trojans improve to 5-2, 3-2 KMAC; Blue Devils fall to 3-5, 2-3 KMAC.

East Knox 49 Fredericktown 8

Bulldogs improve to 6-2, 3-1 KMAC; Freddies fall to 3-5, 1-4 KMAC.

Northmor 49 Mount Gilead 16

Golden Knights improve to 8-0, 5-0 KMAC; Indians fall to 2-6, 0-5 KMAC.

Highland 45 Cardington 26

Fighting Scots improve to 6-2, 5-0 KMAC; Pirates fall to 1-6, 0-4 KMAC.

    

Updated KMAC standings:

1. Northmor (8-0, 5-0)

1. Highland (6-2, 5-0)

3. East Knox (6-2, 3-1)

4. Centerburg (5-2, 3-2)

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

6. Fredericktown (3-5, 1-4)

7. Cardington (1-6, 0-4)

8. Mount Gilead (2-6, 0-5)

     

Ohio Cardinal Conference

Mount Vernon 21 Madison Comprehensive 13

Yellow Jackets improve to 2-6, 1-3 OCC; Rams fall to 0-6, 0-3 OCC.

Mansfield Senior 44 Wooster 16

Tygers improve to 6-2, 3-1 OCC; Generals fall to 4-4, 2-2 OCC.

Ashland 36 Lexington 34

Arrows improve to 3-5, 3-1 OCC; Minutemen fall to 2-6, 1-4 OCC.

West Holmes 51 Shelby 14

Knights improve to 8-0, 4-0 OCC; Whippets fall to 6-2.

     

Updated OCC standings:

1. West Holmes (8-0, 4-0)

2. Mansfield Senior (6-2, 3-1)

2. Ashland (3-5, 3-1)

4. Wooster (4-4, 2-2)

5. Mount Vernon (2-6, 1-3)

6. Lexington (2-6, 1-4)

7. Madison Comprehensive (0-6, 0-3)

    

Around central Ohio

Centerburg edges Danville in snug affair 26-19

Centerburg knocked off Danville 26-19 in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 8.

The Blue Devils rallied in the fourth quarter, but the Trojans skirted trouble with just enough offense to thwart all hopes.

The Trojans broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 16-7 lead over the Blue Devils.

A halftime tie at 7-7 allowed for a respite as both teams looked to regroup in the locker room.

Both teams were shutout in the first quarter.

East Knox's speedy start jolts Fredericktown 49-8

East Knox jumped out to an early lead and pulled away for a 49-8 win over Fredericktown on October 8 in Ohio football action.

The Bulldogs' force showed as they carried a 49-0 lead into the fourth quarter.

Both offenses were muted in an unproductive second quarter, resulting in a 42-0 intermission score.

The Bulldogs drew first blood by forging a 42-0 margin over the Freddies after the first quarter.

Mount Vernon slips past Madison Comprehensive 21-13

Mount Vernon knocked off Madison Comprehensive 21-13 in an Ohio high school football matchup.

Mount Vernon fended off Madison Comprehensive's last-ditch effort in a frantic final period.

Mount Vernon broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 21-10 lead over Madison Comprehensive.

The Rams got the better of the action throughout the first half, owning a 10-7 margin over the Yellow Jackets at halftime.

Tough to find an edge early, Mount Vernon and Madison Comprehensive fashioned a 7-7 stalemate through the first quarter.

Northmor imposes its will on Mount Gilead 49-16

Impressive was a ready adjective for Northmor's 49-16 throttling of Mount Gilead for an Ohio high school football victory on October 8.

Each offense authored its Rip Van Winkle imitation, napping through barren second and third quarters.

The first quarter gave Northmor a 42-7 lead over Mount Gilead.

Too wild to tame: Highland topples Cardington-Lincoln 45-26

Highland collected a 45-26 victory over Cardington-Lincoln on October 8 in Ohio football.

The Fighting Scots' power showed as they carried a 38-20 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Fighting Scots' offense darted to a 28-20 lead over the Pirates at the intermission.

The first quarter gave Highland a 14-8 lead over Cardington-Lincoln.

Heath overwhelms Northridge 57-10

Heath controlled the scoreboard and the game in a sound 57-10 victory over Northridge in Ohio high school football on October 8.

The Bulldogs' power showed as they carried a 57-3 lead into the fourth quarter.

Heath's offense roared to a 50-3 lead over Northridge at the intermission.

Heath opened with a 29-3 advantage over Northridge through the first quarter.

Complete command: Granville thwarts all counters to defeat Zanesville 35-13

Granville painted a masterpiece of offensive football all over the canvas of Zanesville's defense for a 35-13 win at Granville High on October 8 in Ohio football action.

The Blue Aces' force showed as they carried a 35-7 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Blue Aces' offense struck to a 29-7 lead over the Blue Devils at the intermission.

The first quarter gave Granville a 22-7 lead over Zanesville.

Destination, victory: Big Walnut tops Westerville North 42-7

Big Walnut stormed to a first quarter lead and cruised to a 42-7 win over Westerville North in Ohio high school football action on October 8.

Big Walnut's reign showed as it carried a 42-0 lead into the fourth quarter.

Both offenses were muted in an unproductive second quarter, resulting in a 28-0 halftime score.

The first quarter gave the Golden Eagles a 28-0 lead over the Warriors.

Finding a way: Meadowbrook eventually eclipses Coshocton 42-21

Coshocton's fast start served as a wake-up call for Meadowbrook, which rallied for a 42-21 victory on Friday in Ohio high school football on October 8.

The Colts darted in front of the Redskins 28-14 going into the fourth quarter.

The Colts opened a narrow 21-14 gap over the Redskins at halftime.

Coshocton authored a promising start, taking advantage of Meadowbrook 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Lima Central Catholic tops Licking Valley 37-20

Lima Central Catholic notched a win on the victory belt after defeating Licking Valley 37-20 during this Ohio football game.

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

Lima Central Catholic fought to a 30-14 intermission margin at Licking Valley's expense.

Lima Central Catholic moved in front of Licking Valley 9-7 to begin the second quarter.

Central Crossing overwhelms Newark 35-7

A combination of points and defense led to a knockout performance as Central Crossing turned out the lights on Newark 35-7 at Newark High on October 8 in Ohio football action.

Central Crossing thundered in front of Newark 35-0 to begin the fourth quarter.

The Comets opened a colossal 22-0 gap over the Wildcats at halftime.

Defense put both offenses in a deep slumber in the first quarter, with no one scoring.

Destination, victory: Marysville tops Thomas Worthington 49-6

Marysville stormed to a first quarter lead and cruised to a 49-6 win over Thomas Worthington in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 8.

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

Marysville took control in the third quarter with a 49-6 advantage over Thomas Worthington.

Marysville's offense thundered to a 42-0 lead over Thomas Worthington at the intermission.

The first quarter gave Marysville a 35-0 lead over Thomas Worthington.

Olentangy Berlin survives competitive clash with Dublin Jerome 22-21

It wasn't pretty, gut-tough wins usually aren't, but Olentangy Berlin wasn't going for style points. A victory will do, and it was earned 22-21 over Dublin Jerome in Ohio high school football on October 8.

The Bears got the better of the fourth-quarter scoring 12-0 to finish the game in style.

Dublin Jerome enjoyed a 21-10 lead over Olentangy Berlin to start the fourth quarter.

The Celtics got the better of the action throughout the first half, owning a 14-3 margin over the Bears at halftime.

The Celtics authored a promising start, taking advantage of the Bears 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Boxed in: North Union's defense bottles Graham's attack 14-0

North Union's defense throttled Graham, resulting in a shutout win 14-0 in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 8.

The scoreboard operator could have taken a nap as both teams were blanked in the second and third quarters.

The first quarter gave the Wildcats a 7-0 lead over the Falcons.

Gahanna Lincoln pulls python act on Westerville Central 42-3

Gahanna Lincoln painted a masterpiece of offensive football all over the canvas of Westerville Central's defense for a 42-3 win in an Ohio high school football matchup.

The scoreboard operator could have taken a nap as both teams were blanked in the first and third quarters.

Gahanna Lincoln's offense took charge to a 35-3 lead over Westerville Central at halftime.

Too much punch: Hilliard Davidson knocks out Dublin Coffman 43-28

Hilliard Davidson dumped Dublin Coffman 43-28 in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 8.

The Wildcats' control showed as they carried a 29-21 lead into the fourth quarter.

Hilliard Davidson's offense moved to a 22-14 lead over Dublin Coffman at halftime.

The two teams dueled to an even start, with Hilliard Davidson and Dublin Coffman settling for a 7-7 first-quarter knot.

No quarter given: Jonathan Alder puts down Bellefontaine 42-7

Jonathan Alder painted a masterpiece of offensive football all over the canvas of Bellefontaine's defense for a 42-7 win on October 8 in Ohio football.

Jonathan Alder made sure there were no late heroics, shadowing Bellefontaine's offensive output in the fourth period 7-7.

The Pioneers' upper-hand showed as they carried a 35-0 lead into the fourth quarter.

Jonathan Alder's offense breathed fire to a 21-0 lead over Bellefontaine at the intermission.

The Pioneers jumped in front of the Chieftains 14-0 to begin the second quarter.

Dublin Scioto stomps past Delaware Hayes 38-0

Gut-tough defense was the order of the day when Dublin Scioto stuffed Delaware Hayes 38-0 to the tune of a shutout in an Ohio high school football matchup.

The gap remained the same through the second and third quarters as neither team could dent the scoreboard.

The first quarter gave the Irish a 31-0 lead over the Pacers.

Hilliard Bradley rides the rough off Olentangy Liberty 14-3

Hilliard Bradley dumped Olentangy Liberty 14-3 on October 8 in Ohio football action.

Hilliard Bradley's upper hand showed as it carried a 7-3 lead into the fourth quarter.

Hilliard Bradley's offense moved to a 7-0 lead over Olentangy Liberty at halftime.

Neither defense permitted points in the first quarter, leaving the score 0-0 at first quarter.

Hilliard Darby denies Olentangy's challenge 40-21

Riding a wave of production, Hilliard Darby dunked Olentangy 40-21 at Olentangy High on October 8 in Ohio football action.

The Panthers moved over the Braves 33-21 heading to the fourth quarter.

The Panthers kept a 20-14 halftime margin at the Braves' expense.

The first quarter gave the Panthers a 7-0 lead over the Braves.

Upper Arlington rains all over Olentangy Orange 35-10

Upper Arlington showered the scoreboard with points to drown Olentangy Orange 35-10 in an Ohio high school football matchup.

Upper Arlington's defense locked up the victory with a shutout performance in the first and final quarters.

Upper Arlington's determination showed as it carried a 35-10 lead into the fourth quarter.

Upper Arlington's offense jumped to a 7-0 lead over Olentangy Orange at the intermission.

Newark Catholic tames Lakewood's offense 42-0

A vice-like defensive effort helped Newark Catholic squeeze Lakewood 42-0 in a shutout effort for an Ohio high school football victory on October 8.

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

Newark Catholic jumped on top over Lakewood 42-0 heading to the fourth quarter.

The Green Wave fought to a 21-0 halftime margin at the Lancers' expense.

The Green Wave darted in front of the Lancers 14-0 to begin the second quarter.

Over and out: New Albany punches through Westland 58-14

New Albany controlled the scoreboard and the game in a sound 58-14 victory over Westland in an Ohio high school football matchup.

The Eagles took charge in front of the Cougars 58-7 going into the fourth quarter.

Neither defense permitted points in the second quarter, leaving the score 58-0 at intermission.

The Eagles stomped on in front of the Cougars 58-0 to begin the second quarter.

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