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Top stars, best performances in Ohio high school football in round one of the playoffs

From Zach Anzells of Aurora to Micah Valenti of Valley View, there were several big-time high school football performances across the state of Ohio

Here are some stars from round one playoff games across Ohio.

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(Photo of Tallmadge quarterback Ty Hurst by Jeff Harwell)

Zach Anzells, Aurora

Played well on both sides of the ball scoring a touchdown and recording 82 yards on six receptions. Defensively, Anzells had four tackles and an interception that sealed Aurora’s 27-24 Division III, Region 9 win over Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy.

Vinny Ballone, Lowellville

Completed 13 of his 15 passes for 317 yards and seven touchdowns in a 54-14 win over Steubenville Central Catholic in the Division VII, Region 25 first round. 

Marvin Bell, St. Edward

The running back ran the ball three times for 53 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as the Eagles earned a Division I playoff win over Stow-Munroe Falls, 49-6 in Division I, Region 1

Justin Bremner, Walsh Jesuit

The end zone was a familiar scene for Bremner as he scored five times and finished with 236 yards on 30 carries in the Warriors’ 56-20 win over Maple Heights in Division II, Region 5.

Tavionne Crosby, Edgewood

Had 146 yards and two touchdowns en route to Edgewood’s 38-6 victory over Lima Senior in Division IV, Region 13.

Marquise Davis, Cleveland Heights

Davis stuffed the stat sheet as he scored three touchdowns, intercepted two passes, recovered a fumble, had four solo tackles with two assists, plus a tackle for loss in the Tigers’ 70-6 win over Lorain in Division I, Region 1.

Jeremy Dzik, Avon Lake

The senior quarterback finished 16-of-26 for 200 yards and two touchdowns as the Shoremen routed Sylvania 26-0 in the first round of the Division II, Region 6 playoffs.

Luke Flowers, Elder

Recorded a season-high 59-yard touchdown and scored on a 1-yard run to help Elder beat Middletown 49-7 in Division I, Region 4.

Ty Hurst, Tallmadge

Led the Blue Devils offense with 201 yards passing and a touchdown to defeat Villa Angela-St. Joseph 21-7 in the first round of the OHSAA Division III, Division 9 playoffs.

Ian Ludewig, Hudson

Led the Explorers’ offense with 198 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries to help blank Solon 31-0 in the opening round of the Division II, Region 5 playoffs.

Finn Mason, Lakota West

Had a pair of interceptions in Lakota West’s 43-0 win over Lebanon in Division I, Region 4.

Jermaine Mathews Jr., Winton Woods

The Ohio State commit picked off a pass and returned it for a touchdown in a 35-13 victory over La Salle in Division II, Region 8.

Troy Montgomery, Withrow

Scored four touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 44-7 win over Loveland in Division II, Region 8.

Walter Moses, Perry

Scored four touchdowns in the first quarter and finished 7-of-8 for 124 yards and three touchdowns in Perry’s 60-8 win against Wooster Triway in Division V, Region 17.

Colton Powers, Marysville

Powers led the Monarchs with 123 yards rushing and three touchdowns for a 28-24 upset win over Dublin Coffman in the Division I, Region 2 playoffs.

Lamar Sperling, Archbishop Hoban

In a first-round Division II, Region 5 win over Willoughby South, the senior running back ran for 308 yards and six scores.

Micah Valenti, Valley View

Rushed for 123 yards and three touchdowns in the Spartans’ 38-8 win over Carlisle in Division V, Region 20