Football Week 9 Recap

Dublin Jerome 24, Dublin Scioto 12

Wilson runs for 266 yards in Celtics win over irish

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By Paul Vernon/ThisWeek
Dublin Scioto's Davis McCruter (44), Brennen Sawicki (79), Joe Monda (55) and Michael Hawkins (38) combine to stop Dublin Jerome's Donovan Wilson (45) during the first quarter at host Scioto on Oct. 21.

Donovan Wilson of the Dublin Jerome High School football team figured he’d be the workhorse in a game that not only settled bragging rights in Dublin but also kept the Celtics in the OCC-Cardinal Division title race.

The junior rushed for 266 yards on 37 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 24-12 victory at Dublin Scioto on Friday, Oct. 21.

“Every week, he gets better and better,” Jerome coach Mark Hundley said. “We’re finally getting smart enough to give him the ball more times now than we were earlier in the season.”

Jerome improved to 4-5 overall and 4-2 in the league, while Scioto fell to 2-7 and 1-5.

Westerville South sits atop the league at 5-1, while Jerome, Westerville Central and Olentangy Liberty are 4-2 in conference play entering the final week of the regular season.

“This is a big boost for us because we still want to try and win the league,” Wilson said. “My line was just great for me.”

Wilson’s 5-yard touchdown run with 1 minute, 3 seconds left gave the Celtics a two-score lead. He also scored on runs of 58 and 5 yards.

Scioto trailed 7-0 at halftime but showed signs of making a comeback in the second half.

William Houston’s 4-yard touchdown run made it 7-6 with 9:35 to play in the third quarter. He finished with 103 yards on 24 carries.

Evan DeMars, who completed 15 of 25 passes for 199 yards for Scioto, later hit Tim Shadoan for 18-yard score that cut the lead to 17-12 with 7:44 left.

Jerome’s defense made sure it would end there when it stuffed Houston on fourth-and-2 at the Scioto 43-yard line with 3:29 to play. The Celtics came up with two fourth-down stops in Scioto territory.

Christian Beith’s interception stopped a Scioto drive at the Celtics 36 at the start of the fourth quarter.

“Games come down to a few plays and obviously those were big plays,” Scioto coach Karl Johnson said. “You have to give their defense credit for making plays. We kept ourselves in the ball game, but we didn’t come up on the top end of things.”



DUBLIN JEROME 7 0 7 10 -- 24

DUBLIN SCIOTO 0 0 6 6 -- 12


DJ--Wilson 58 run (Keller kick)

DS--Houston 4 run (kick failed)

DJ--Wilson 5 run (Keller kick)

DJ--Keller 25 FG

DS--Shadoan 18 pass from DeMars (pass failed)

DJ--Wilson 5 run (Keller kick)