Peyton Lester

East Knox senior quarterback Peyton Lester rolls out to pass against Highland on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Lester threw 11-of-17 for 145 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Bulldogs' Senior Night win over the Fighting Scots.

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. 15, 2021:

Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference

Centerburg 14 Northmor 12

Trojans improve to 6-2, 4-2 KMAC; Golden Knights fall to 8-1, 5-1 KMAC.

East Knox 27 Highland 20

Bulldogs improve to 7-2, 4-1 KMAC; Fighting Scots fall to 6-3, 5-1 KMAC.

Danville 35 Mount Gilead 21

Blue Devils improve to 4-5, 3-3 KMAC; Indians fall to 2-7, 0-6 KMAC.

Fredericktown 20 Cardington 14

Freddies improve to 4-5, 2-4 KMAC; Pirates fall to 1-7, 0-5 KMAC.

     

Updated KMAC standings:

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

1. Highland (6-3, 5-1)

3. East Knox (7-2, 4-1)

4. Centerburg (6-2, 4-2)

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

6. Fredericktown (4-5, 2-4)

7. Cardington (1-7, 0-5)

8. Mount Gilead (2-7, 0-6)

     

Ohio Cardinal Conference

Mansfield Senior 26 Mount Vernon 6

Tygers improve to 7-2, 4-1 OCC; Yellow Jackets fall to 2-7, 1-4 OCC.

West Holmes 28 Ashland 7

Knights improve to 9-0, 5-0 OCC; Arrows fall to 3-6, 3-2 OCC.

Lexington 43 Madison Comprehensive 0

Minutemen improve to 3-6, 2-4 OCC; Rams fall to 0-7, 0-4 OCC.

Massillon 31 Wooster 0

Tigers improve to 6-2; Generals fall to 4-5, 2-2 OCC.

     

Updated OCC standings:

1. West Holmes (9-0, 5-0)

2. Mansfield Senior (7-2, 4-1)

3. Ashland (3-6, 3-2)

4. Wooster (4-5, 2-2)

5. Lexington (3-6, 2-4)

6. Mount Vernon (2-7, 1-4)

7. Madison Comprehensive (0-7, 0-4)

    

Around central Ohio

Tough tussle: Centerburg steps past Northmor 14-12

A sigh of relief filled the air in Centerburg's locker room after Friday's 14-12 win against Northmor in an Ohio high school football matchup.

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

The Trojans and the Golden Knights were engaged in a small affair at 14-12 as the fourth quarter started.

Centerburg's offense jumped to a 14-6 lead over Northmor at the intermission.

The Trojans drew first blood by forging a 7-0 margin over the Golden Knights after the first quarter.

Too close for comfort: East Knox edges Highland 27-20

East Knox posted a tight 27-20 win over Highland in an Ohio high school football matchup.

East Knox put a bow on this victory with a strong fourth-quarter kick, outpointing Highland 20-0 in the last stanza.

The Fighting Scots enjoyed a 20-7 lead over the Bulldogs to start the fourth quarter.

Through the early stages of the affair, Highland controlled the pace, taking a 13-0 lead into intermission.

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

Fredericktown pockets solid victory over Cardington-Lincoln 20-14

Fredericktown didn't flinch from the challenge, finally repelling Cardington-Lincoln 20-14 in an Ohio high school football matchup.

Conditioning showed as the Freddies outscored the Pirates 12-0 in the final period.

The Pirates came from behind to grab the advantage heading to the fourth quarter over the Freddies 14-8.

The Freddies opened a tight 8-6 gap over the Pirates at halftime.

Neither team could dent the scoreboard in the first quarter.

Mansfield cancels check from Mount Vernon 26-6

Playing with a winning hand, Mansfield trumped Mount Vernon 26-6 in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 15.

The third quarter gave Mansfield a 23-6 lead over Mount Vernon.

Mansfield registered a 20-6 advantage at intermission over Mount Vernon.

The Tygers opened with a 12-0 advantage over the Yellow Jackets through the first quarter.

Big Walnut pockets narrow victory over Dublin Scioto 28-20

Big Walnut broke on top and refused to fold in holding off Dublin Scioto 28-20 in an Ohio high school football matchup.

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

The Golden Eagles' control showed as they carried a 21-13 lead into the fourth quarter.

Big Walnut's offense darted to a 14-13 lead over Dublin Scioto at the intermission.

The first quarter gave Big Walnut a 14-7 lead over Dublin Scioto.

Heath pockets solid victory over Newark Catholic 28-21

Heath edged Newark Catholic in a close 28-21 encounter for an Ohio high school football victory on October 15.

Heath jumped on top over Newark Catholic when the fourth quarter began 28-7.

The Bulldogs opened a meager 21-7 gap over the Green Wave at the intermission.

The first quarter gave the Bulldogs a 14-7 lead over the Green Wave.

Coshocton lassoes West Muskingum right out of the chute 39-33

Coshocton built a comfortable first quarter advantage in a 39-33 win over West Muskingum in an Ohio high school football matchup.

West Muskingum turned up the heat in the final quarter, but Coshocton put the game on ice.

Coshocton's control showed as it carried a 33-22 lead into the fourth quarter.

Coshocton's offense darted to a 27-22 lead over West Muskingum at halftime.

The Redskins opened with a 21-0 advantage over the Tornadoes through the first quarter.

Blank check: Granville writes off Licking Valley 45-0

A stalwart defense refused to yield as Granville shutout Licking Valley 45-0 for an Ohio high school football victory on October 15.

Neither squad could conjure any offensive magic in a stifling defensive final quarter.

Granville's reign showed as it carried a 45-0 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Blue Aces' offense struck to a 23-0 lead over the Panthers at the intermission.

Granville opened with a 15-0 advantage over Licking Valley through the first quarter.

Marion Harding sews up Clear Fork 23-21

Marion Harding knocked off Clear Fork 23-21 in an Ohio high school football matchup.

The Presidents got the better of the fourth-quarter scoring 13-6 to finish the game in style.

Clear Fork came from behind to grab the advantage heading to the fourth quarter over Marion Harding 15-10.

Marion Harding's offense darted to a 10-8 lead over Clear Fork at halftime.

Marion Harding darted in front of Clear Fork 7-0 to begin the second quarter.

Dublin Jerome finds small margin for win in tilt with Olentangy 27-24

Dublin Jerome edged Olentangy in a close 27-24 encounter in an Ohio high school football matchup.

The Celtics avoided the brakes and shifted into victory gear via a 13-10 stretch over the final quarter.

Nothing was decided in the third quarter, with Dublin Jerome and Olentangy locked in a 14-14 stalemate.

Dublin Jerome's offense darted to a 14-3 lead over Olentangy at the intermission.

The Celtics darted in front of the Braves 7-3 to begin the second quarter.

Upper Arlington soars over Dublin Coffman 42-13

Upper Arlington showed little mercy and even less remorse in overpowering Dublin Coffman 42-13 in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 15.

The Golden Bears enjoyed a mammoth margin over the Shamrocks with a 42-6 lead heading to the fourth quarter.

The Golden Bears fought to a 28-0 intermission margin at the Shamrocks' expense.

Offense was nothing but a rumor in the first quarter, as neither squad scored.

Westerville South makes Franklin Heights' offense disappear 65-0

It was a quiet night for the scoreboard operators on one side, where the digit never moved off 0 in Westerville South's 65-0 beating of Franklin Heights on October 15 in Ohio football.

Westerville South remained on top of Franklin Heights through a scoreless third quarter.

The Wildcats' offense struck to a 58-0 lead over the Falcons at halftime.

Westerville South opened with a 33-0 advantage over Franklin Heights through the first quarter.

Olentangy Orange slips past Hilliard Bradley 29-27

Olentangy Orange poked just enough holes in Hilliard Bradley's defense to garner a taut 29-27 victory at Olentangy Orange on October 15 in Ohio football action.

Olentangy Orange got the better of the final-quarter scoring 9-6 to finish the game in style.

The Jaguars took the lead 21-20 to start the fourth quarter.

Olentangy Orange's offense darted to a 20-7 lead over Hilliard Bradley at halftime.

Neither team dominated early as the two squads struggled to a 7-7 tie through the first quarter.

Worthington Kilbourne takes a toll on Westerville North 29-18

Worthington Kilbourne charged Westerville North and collected a 29-18 victory in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 15.

Worthington Kilbourne roared to a 22-3 bulge over Westerville North as the fourth quarter began.

The Wolves kept an 8-3 intermission margin at the Warriors' expense.

The Wolves drew first blood by forging an 8-0 margin over the Warriors after the first quarter.

Jonathan Alder escapes close call with Tecumseh 14-10

It wasn't pretty, gut-tough wins usually aren't, but Jonathan Alder wasn't going for style points. A victory will do, and it was earned 14-10 over Tecumseh for an Ohio high school football victory on October 15.

Jonathan Alder's train of momentum chugged along the final-quarter tracks with a 7-0 points differential.

Neither team could dent the scoreboard in the third quarter.

The Arrows took a 10-7 lead over the Pioneers heading to the intermission locker room.

Tough to find an edge early, Jonathan Alder and Tecumseh fashioned a 7-7 stalemate through the first quarter.

Hilliard Darby tops Thomas Worthington 41-21

Hilliard Darby notched a win on the victory belt after defeating Thomas Worthington 41-21 in an Ohio high school football matchup.

Hilliard Darby stormed over Thomas Worthington 41-14 heading to the fourth quarter.

Hilliard Darby fought to a 34-14 intermission margin at Thomas Worthington's expense.

The Panthers opened with a 14-7 advantage over the Cardinals through the first quarter.

Indian Lake pockets solid victory over North Union 28-21

Friday's outing turned into an endurance test that Indian Lake passed in a 28-21 victory at North Union's expense in an Ohio high school football matchup on October 15.

There was no room for doubt as Indian Lake added to its advantage with a 7-0 margin in the closing period.

Nothing was decided in the third quarter, with the Lakers and the Wildcats locked in a 21-21 stalemate.

North Union came from behind to grab the advantage 14-7 at halftime over Indian Lake.

North Union authored a promising start, taking advantage of Indian Lake 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Tri-Valley earns solid win over Sheridan 21-6

No quarter was granted as Tri-Valley blunted Sheridan's plans 21-6 at Sheridan High on October 15 in Ohio football action.

Defense ruled the first and third quarters as Tri-Valley and Sheridan were both scoreless.

Tri-Valley opened a tight 7-0 gap over Sheridan at the intermission.

Hilliard Davidson pockets solid victory over Olentangy Liberty 23-20

Hilliard Davidson poked just enough holes in Olentangy Liberty's defense to garner a taut 23-20 victory at Hilliard Davidson High on October 15 in Ohio football action.

Hilliard Davidson's leg-up showed as it carried a 17-12 lead into the fourth quarter.

Hilliard Davidson's offense jumped to a 14-0 lead over Olentangy Liberty at halftime.

Hilliard Davidson opened with a 7-0 advantage over Olentangy Liberty through the first quarter.

New Albany casts spell on Pickerington North 20-19

Early action on the scoreboard pushed New Albany to the front, and it stayed there to fend off Pickerington North 20-19 during this Ohio football game.

The Eagles' train of momentum chugged along the fourth-quarter tracks with a 13-6 points differential.

The Panthers had a 13-7 edge on the Eagles at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

The Panthers took a 10-0 lead over the Eagles heading to halftime locker room.

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

Canal Winchester nets nifty win over Delaware Hayes 20-17

Canal Winchester upended Delaware Hayes for a narrow 20-17 victory in an Ohio high school football matchup.

Delaware Hayes rallied in the fourth quarter, but Canal Winchester skirted trouble with just enough offense to thwart all hopes.

Both teams were shutout in the second and third quarters.

The first quarter gave Canal Winchester a 14-10 lead over Delaware Hayes.

Marysville soars over Olentangy Berlin 34-6

Marysville handled Olentangy Berlin 34-6 in an impressive showing in an Ohio high school football matchup.

Marysville's position showed as it carried a 21-6 lead into the fourth quarter.

Marysville's offense roared to a 21-0 lead over Olentangy Berlin at halftime.

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

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