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Ohio high school football top stars and best performances (10/9/2023)

From Toledo Central Catholic's Marquan Braswell to Lakota West's Sam Wildes, there were several big-time high school football performances across the state of Ohio in week 8.

There were several big-time high school football performances across the state of Ohio this past weekend. Here are some of those performances.

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Marquan Braswell, Toledo Central Catholic

The senior running back scored three touchdowns and finished with a game-high 94 rushing yards to top the 1,000-yard mark for the season as the Fighting Irish earned a decisive 42-0 victory over St. Mary’s Preparatory.

Casey Bullock, St. Edward 

Went 9-of-16 for 145 yards and had a pair of scores in the Eagles’ 35-15 win over Clarkson North (Canada).

Jakorion Caffey, Avon

The Cincinnati commit shattered three records as the Eagles defeated Midview 45-7. Caffey scored 21- and 28-yard touchdowns en route to breaking the program’s records in points, touchdowns and all-time rushing yards.

Ross Coppock, Centerville

Led the defense with two interceptions and a pick-six as the Elks edged Springfield 24-16.

Marquise Davis, Cleveland Heights

Finished with 368 rushing yards on 31 carries and scored six touchdowns as the Tigers defeated Medina 62-52.

Brayton Feister, Archbishop Hoban

The freshman running back came up clutch for the Knights, scoring two touchdowns to help lift Hoban past Glenville 28-16.

Ja'Meir Gamble, Massillon 

Led the Tigers’ offense with 233 rushing yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns as Massillon defeated Austintown-Fitch 42-7.

Kevin Jordan, Elyria

Broke Elyria’s single-game rushing record with 334 yards on 30 carries in a 46-41 victory over Amherst. Jordan also scored five touchdowns and had a two-point conversion.

Christian Lynch, Ursuline 

Led the Irish to a 38-8 win over Villa-Angela St. Joseph with two rushing touchdowns.

Jordan Marshall, Moeller

Had a pair of 49-yard touchdown runs and finished with 215 yards en route to defeating St. Ignatius 47-7.

Josh Mirus, Elder

In the Panthers' 49-7 win over Life Christian Academy, Mirus scored four touchdowns, including one on a 36-yard reception.

Kentrell Rinehart, Bishop Ready

Went for a season-high 381 yards and six scores in a 42-21 win over Buckeye Valley.

Ziaire Stevens, Akron East

Ran for 251 yards and two touchdowns to help the Dragons edge Buchtel 14-11 on the road.

Zack Weber, Bishop Watterson 

Weber dominated on both sides of the ball, finishing with 204 total yards and two touchdowns on offense and four tackles and a sack on defense in a 41-7 win over St. Charles.

Sam Wiles, Lakota West

The junior quarterback helped blank rival Lakota East 34-0, finishing 10-of-16 for 156 yards. Wiles also threw a 16-yard touchdown pass and ran for another score. The Firebirds are now 6-0 since Wiles was named the starting quarterback. 

(Feature photo of Akron East running back Ziaire Stevens by Jeff Harwell)