You'll find several recaps of first-round playoff games at ThisWeekSPORTS.com/FNL. The following are recaps of other central Ohio high school football games:
HARVEST PREP 42, FRANKLIN FURNACE GREEN 8
Harvest Prep's defense turned four turnovers into short-field touchdowns while cruising to a Division VII, Region 27 first-round win over visiting Franklin Furnace Green. The Warriors (11-0) forced a pair of interceptions and fumbles while needing just 281 total offensive yards, including 261 on the ground. Quarterback Moses Davis threw a touchdown pass and ran for 76 yards and a score. Khalin Jackson ran back a fumble for an 18-yard touchdown and a 28-0, second-quarter lead. Furnace Green (7-3) gained just 102 yards.
BAINBRIDGE PAINT VALLEY 39, GRANDVIEW 36
Brayden Ison ran for 187 yards and three touchdowns, Lane Mettler added 81 yards and two scores and top-seeded Paint Valley (11-0) escaped with a Division VI, Region 23 victory over eighth-seeded Grandview (7-4) at Chillicothe. Luke Lachey caught a pair of touchdown passes and had an interception for Grandview, which trailed by just three late in the fourth quarter. But after forcing Paint Valley to punt with two minutes remaining, the Bobcats were flagged for a face mask on the botched snap and run and the Bearcats maintained possession to end the game.
EASTMOOR ACADEMY 34, HILLSBORO 14
Savon Edwards Jr. rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns and also returned an interception 35 yards for a score as Eastmoor Academy (10-1) defeated visiting Hillsboro (9-2) in a Division III, Region 11 first-round game. Eastmoor picked off Hillsboro quarterback Mason Swayne three times, and the Warriors averaged 8.9 yards per carry (29 carries for 259 yards).
HARTLEY 51, ATHENS 14
Mason Sawyer and Philip Cole scored two touchdowns each as Hartley (9-2) defeated visiting Athens (9-2) in a Division III, Region 11 first-round game. Miles Fleming led a balanced rushing attack for the Hawks with 98 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Hartley rushed for 338 yards.
MASSILLON WASHINGTON 45, WALNUT RIDGE 14
Zion Phifer rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown and Massillon Washington (11-0) returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a win over visiting Walnut Ridge (9-2) in a Division II, Region 7 first-round game. Qian Magwood caught nine passes for 139 yards and a touchdown for the Scots.