Not since the days of the Central Buckeye League have these teams met on the football field.
Not since the days of the Central Buckeye League have these teams met on the football field, when Marysville lined up against the Dublin Shamrocks. Marysville has grown into a Division I school and Dublin now has three high schools.
The Shamrocks, one of the area's top teams, are led by James Walsh, an Ohio University recruit who has completed 58 of 81 passes for 714 yards with six touchdowns and one interception and rushed for 282 yards and four scores. His primary target is Austen Rankin, who has 20 receptions for 231 yards and one touchdown.
Marysville is led by Kyle Hites, who has completed 41 of 71 passes for 448 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed 52 times for 412 yards with five touchdowns. Kody Davisson has rushed for 134 yards on 34 carries with two touchdowns in the past two games.
•LAST WEEK: Walsh was 15 of 18 passing for 201 yards and a touchdown to lead the Shamrocks' win over Davidson. He also had 51 yards rushing and two touchdowns on seven carries. Daniel Chang was the leading rusher for Coffman with 72 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries. Rankin caught seven passes for 148 yards.
Marysville picked up its first win in a rout of Westland thanks to the play of Hites. The senior was 10-for-18 passing for 158 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Davisson ran for 114 yards on 15 attempts.