Plenty of players must have been eating their Wheaties for their pre-games meals this past weekend because some monster individual efforts were registered in week six.
Whether running, passing, receiving or tackling, these players came through with big-time outings.
Rocky River quarterback Robbie Plagens won a Next Level Combine most valuable quarterback award this past summer and the senior showed off why in a 44-30 victory over Midview. Plagens completed 19-of-23 passes for 348 yards and five touchdowns.
He wouldn't have been able to put up such gaudy numbers had it not been for two-way star Zak Echols, who turned in a monster game. Echols caught seven of Plagens' aerials for 192 yards and four touchdowns. On defense, he picked off two passes and recovered a fumble. Not a bad day's work.
Manchester ran its' record to 6-0 with a 46-20 victory over Tuslaw. The star of the show was running back Mark Noble. His 166 rushing yards were impressive enough, but Noble scored six rushing touchdowns in the victory and set a new school record.
Warren Harding is back on the map after an up-and-down 2009 season. The Warriors pushed their record to 5-1 with a convincing 42-14 win over Euclid. Harding got a big individual effort from tailback Demond Hymes. The senior carried 29 times for 270 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught three balls and added 71 receiving yards. Check back later this week for more on Hymes.
Westlake is surprising some teams this year and currently sit 5-1 and fourth in the Division II, Region 6 playoff standings. Their latest win was a 21-7 triumph over rival North Olmsted. The game ball likely went to running back Jonathan Brick. The workhorse carried 40 times for 242 yards and scored all three of the Demons' touchdowns. Brick scored on 4, 5 and 20 yard runs.
Elijah Scott's week six stat line would be considered a good season by many players' standards. The Bexley running back went wild in a 42-21 victory over Hebron Lakewood. He ran for 381 yards on just 22 carries and scored all six touchdowns for the Lions. Bradley scampered 55 yards or more on four of his six rushing TDs.
With Kenton's high-flying offense, the quarterback and receivers are naturally going to put up some numbers. But wideout Max Morrison put on a receiving clinic in a 63-6 win over Paulding. Morrison hauled in a whopping 17 balls for 249 yards and four touchdowns.
Finally, some kudos on the defensive side of the ball. The St. Xavier-Elder heated rivalry is one of the hardest-hitting games in the Queen City each season. St. X got the best of their crosstown nemesis with a 35-10 victory and stifled the Panthers with a swarming defense. The ringmaster was none other than linebacker Steven Daniels, who has already turned in a magnificent season. Daniels finished with 9.5 tackles, three sacks and four tackles for loss.