Among his many experiences while helping the Central team to a 21-7 win last Saturday in the Max Sports Central Ohio All-Star football game at Upper Arlington, DeSales High School graduate Joe Whitehead got to know a few City League players.

Among his many experiences while helping the Central team to a 21-7 win last Saturday in the Max Sports Central Ohio All-Star football game at Upper Arlington, DeSales High School graduate Joe Whitehead got to know a few City League players.

Some of them likely will remain in his memory for the foreseeable future.

"It was neat coming out here with the City League guys," said Whitehead, who will play for Otterbein this fall. "They're all pretty funny."

The Central defense made sure the OCC all-stars didn't leave with the same feeling. Whitehead was among the contributors to a defense which allowed just one first down over the first three quarters.

Whitehead had his biggest moment late in the second quarter. With the OCC having first-and-10 from its own 43, Whitehead sacked quarterback Brayden Layer from Upper Arlington for a 5-yard loss. Two plays later, the OCC committed one of its four turnovers.

"We just played tough and buckled down," Whitehead said. "We didn't let them move the ball and we had a good pass rush. It felt great, especially bringing it back for the (Central all-stars). (The OCC) thought they were going to come in here and run all over us."

Brookhaven's Travonti Wallace, who will play for Marietta College, assisted Columbus South's Marcus Allen in the tackle on a 1-yard loss by Westerville South's Gabe Shively late in the first quarter that forced one of the OCC's six punts.

"It was nice to go out and beat (the OCC)," Wallace said. "There's always something about (the OCC) doesn't respect us and that we're undisciplined. We just played smash-mouth football against them."

Brookhaven's Wes Edwards assisted on one tackle. Northland's David Turner finished with two catches for 5 yards and Northland's Chris Tucker was a contributor on defense and on special teams.

DeSales' Adam Slupski, Ryan Clark and Mark Sherman and Northland's Brandon Jackson originally were listed on the Central's roster but did not play.