Orrville at Mansfield Senior
Orrville 1-3, 0-1 OCC; Mansfield Senior 3-1, 1-0 OCC.
Lexington over Orrville 35-28; Mansfield Senior over Clear Fork 30-0.
Orrville won its opener over Columbus Linden McKinley 47-13, but have dropped its last three … The Red Riders are scoring 27.3 points per game and giving up 32.8 … Quarterback Luke Smith threw for 314 yards on the Minutemen as Marcus Conway had nine catches for 152 yards.
Mansfield Senior has outscored teams 33-9 in the third quarter … Opponents are just 10 of 42 on third down conversions, while the Tygers are 20 of 48 … Opponents are completing just 39 percent of their passes against Senior High … The Tygers have run for nearly 1,000 yards through four games with Brian Benson accumulating 502 yards on 72 carries and Tyquan Vickers added 322 yards on 60 tries.
Clear Fork at Lexington
Clear Fork 2-2, 0-1 OCC; Lexington 4-0, 1-0 OCC.
Mansfield Senior over Clear Fork 30-0; Lexington over Orrville 35-28.
The Colts are a run-heavy squad, rushing for 873 yards on 174 attempts … They have attempted 50 passes, completing 26 for 365 yards … Thomas Staab leads Clear Fork with 412 yards on the ground and four touchdowns … Clear Fork averages 31.7 yards per punt … The Colts have been outscored 27-14 in the first quarter, but have outscored opponents 28-12 in the fourth quarter.
Lexington is averaging 220 yards per game on the ground … The Minutemen have dominated first quarters, jumping out to a collective 44-13 lead … The defense has help opponents to 41 percent passing and has taken away seven interceptions, returning two for touchdowns … Ten players have scored a touchdown for the Minutemen.
Madison at Wooster
Madison 2-2, 1-0 OCC; Wooster 3-1, 1-0 OCC.
Madison over West Holmes 42-21; Wooster over Ashland 21-7.
Madison has one of the more balanced attacks with 652 yards rushing and 498 yards passing through four games … Billy Buckley, Tyrell Ajian and Logan Childers are the three top targets with 25 combined receptions from QB Tresten Vail … Curtis French averages 36.4 yards per punt … Colton Butler leads the Rams with 29 tackles, while Kanyon Tackett has 27.
Wooster bounced back from a 21-7 loss to Green to knock off previously unbeaten Ashland by the same score … The first two opponents for the Generals — Akron Firestone and Wadsworth — are a combined 0-8 this year … Wooster is averaging 22.5 points per game and giving up 12.3.
Ashland at West Holmes
Ashland 3-1, 0-1 OCC; West Holmes 1-3, 0-1 OCC
Wooster over Ashland 21-7; Madison over West Holmes 42-21.
Grant Denbow has completed 51 percent of his passes for 666 yards and four touchdowns, but he’s been picked off eight times … The Arrows are running the ball more effectively than in recent years as Lonzo Dampier has 347 yards on 71 carries for averages of 4.9 per carry and 87 per game … Six players have at least 29 tackles.
West Holmes gave up 432 total yards at Madison last week … The Knights attempted only seven passes against the Rams, completing two … Garett Ervin, a 6-foot, 205-pound junior, ran 16 times for 142 yards and all three touchdowns for West Holmes at Madison … The Knights are starting a home stand of three games in four weeks.
Norwalk at Ontario
Norwalk 1-3, 0-1 NOL; Ontario 0-4, 0-1 NOL.
Shelby over Norwalk 64-21; Tiffin Columbian over Ontario 23-14
Norwalk is getting outscored 33.8-13.3 through four games … The Truckers have lost four fumbles and five interceptions … Norwalk has used two quarterbacks who are 26 of 62 for 306 yards … Blake Obringer is third in the NOL with 15 catches for 194 yards … Keegan Livingston is the team leader with 24 tackles.
Ontario is getting outscored 33.5-14.3 through its first four games … The Warriors have lost eight turnovers and is averaging just 189 yards per game … Alex Vredenburgh leads the NOL with 52 tackles, plus he is fifth in passing yards with 352 and 12th in rushing with 115 more … Treyvian Jordan is tied for fourth in the league with 11 catches.
Rob McCurdy is a sports writer at the News Journal and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-521-7241. On Twitter follow @McMotorsport.