The Central Crossing High School football team ran five more plays than visiting Marysville on Oct. 26 and had the ball for almost five minutes longer than the Monarchs, but two turnovers helped doom the Comets in a 36-6 season-ending loss.
Central Crossing, which finished 4-6 overall and 1-4 in the OCC-Central Division, averaged 3.7 yards per play to Marysville's 8.5 and was outgained 381-186.
Running back Pierre France accounted for the Comets' only touchdown, a 1-yard run with 2 seconds left in the third quarter to make it 22-6. France finished with 61 yards on 24 carries.
Kameron Peck completed three of 11 passes for 49 yards and an interception that was returned for a touchdown by Mike Bonzak late in the first quarter to give the Monarchs a 12-0 lead.
Bodie Eberhart ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries to lead Marysville, which finished 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the league.
Linebacker Aaron Reasoner had a team-high eight tackles for Central Crossing, six of which were solo. Linebacker Daniel Ewald added seven solo tackles and 7.5 in all.
Dawgs fall to Tigers in season finale
Grove City closed its season with a 40-0 loss to defending Division I state champion Pickerington Central on Oct. 26 at Pickerington North.
The game was moved to North because of unplayable field conditions at Central.
The Dawgs finished 0-10 overall and 0-5 in the OCC-Ohio.
Grove City was limited to 30 total yards, including minus-26 rushing.
Jevin Yors had six catches for 61 yards and quarterback Jared Knight passed for 56 yards to lead the Dawgs.
Three of Grove City's opponents in the OCC-Ohio qualified for the playoffs. Reynoldsburg is seeded first in Division I, Region 2, while Gahanna is seeded fifth in Region 2 and Central is seeded sixth in Region 3.
-- Frank DiRenna
Eagles finish season with win
Grove City Christian closed the season with a 28-0 win over visiting Morral Ridgedale on Oct. 26.
The Eagles finished 4-6 overall and 1-5 in the MSL-Cardinal.
Brett Baker threw touchdown passes to Lukas Hamilton (22 yards) and Jacob Stoneking (28 yards) and opened the scoring with a 16-yard run in the first quarter.
Christian Lautenschleger added a 33-yard touchdown run.
-- Frank DiRenna