CINCINNATI — Football is back!
VOTE NOW for the Week 1 Player of the Week. Voting closes Monday at 9 a.m. Here are this week's nominees:
- Western Brown quarterback Drew Novak, who became the 14th player in OHSAA history to throw for at least 10,000 career yards
- Taft running back Gavin Crawford, who had four touchdowns in the win over Roger Bacon
- East Central quarterback Cole Burton, who threw for 283 yards and recorded three touchdowns against Lawrenceburg
- Milford quarterback Austin Hardin, who went 17 of 23 with 326 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Edgewood
The 25th annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown kicked off the first week of high school football Thursday night, with Taft shutting out Roger Bacon 32-0 at Bron Bacevich Memorial Stadium. Running back Gavin Crawford recorded four touchdowns in the win.
Taft shuts-out Roger Bacon in season-opener
Fairfield also had a 41-24 win over Huber Height Wayne as part of the Showdown, while Withrow defeated visiting Walnut Hills 45-7 the same night in the Battle of Duck Creek Road.
Withrow beats Walnut Hills 45-7 in season-opener
On Friday night, Lakota West rallied for a comeback win over St. Xavier in Friday Frenzy's Game of the Week. Quarterback Mitch Bolden led the Firebirds on a game-winning drive that culminated with a 2-yard touchdown pass to senior Ben Minich with 21 seconds left.
Lakota West rallies to win thrilling season opener
La Salle won a close one against West Side rival Colerain, 17-13.
La Salle beats Colerain in first game of the season
Western Brown quarterback Drew Novak became the 14th player in OHSAA history to throw for at least 10,000 career yards as he led his team to a 55-0 win over Hillsboro Friday night.
Western Brown Drew Novak becomes 14th player in OHSAA history with 10K career yards
Elder traveled across the river to take on Covington Catholic, beating the Colonels 42-12. The Panthers will celebrate the school's 100th anniversary against Pickerington Central next week.
Elder dominates Covington Catholic for first win
Princeton's ground game make the difference Friday as the Vikings sailed away from Anderson for a 61-36 win.
Princeton's ground game makes a difference in win over Anderson
The Wyoming Cowboys took care of business at home, shutting out Harrison 35-0.
Wyoming shuts out Harrison, 35-0
Moeller made their season debut in Northeast Ohio, defeating Massillon with ease, 36-10.
Moeller wins season debut in Northeast Ohio
West Clermont coach Nate Mahon's squad could not overcome his former team, losing to Hamilton 28-9. The game marked Chris Henry Jr.'s first high school football game.
Hamilton defeats West Clermont, 28-9
Williamsburg rolled past rival Batavia 48-7 in their season opener. The squad honored fallen Clermont County sheriff's detective Bill Brewer during the game.
Williamsburg rolls past Batavia, 48-7
In Kentucky, Ryle High School fell short to Lexington Catholic, 27-21.
Ryle falls short against Lexington Catholic
Holmes had no trouble at home, destroying Grant County 68-12.
Holmes beats Grant County, 68-12
Scores for Friday's games will be updated below.
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