The Worthington Kilbourne High School football team needed to defeat host Dublin Jerome on Oct. 28 to have a chance to extend its season into the Division II, Region 7 playoffs.

The Worthington Kilbourne High School football team needed to defeat host Dublin Jerome on Oct. 28 to have a chance to extend its season into the Division II, Region 7 playoffs.

But the Celtics, who entered the game having already clinched a Division I, Region 2 playoff berth, had their eyes set on the OCC-Cardinal Division title.

Jerome limited Kilbourne to 157 total yards and Celtics quarterback Joe Dunnan threw for 268 yards and four touchdowns and the Wolves lost 25-10 to finish 5-5 overall.

The Celtics improved to 9-1 and finished 5-1 in the league to share the title with Hilliard Bradley, ahead of Dublin Scioto and Hilliard Darby (both 4-2), Kilbourne (2-4), Delaware (1-5) and Thomas (0-6).

Dunnan was 19-for-25 passing and connected with Ty Henderson for two touchdown tosses (27 and 26 yards) and with Max Darrow for two scores (10 and 31 yards).

Kilbourne linebacker Jack Trombetti tackled running back Austin Booth in the end zone for a safety in the first quarter, but the Wolves trailed 25-2 in the fourth quarter before Zach Wilson grabbed a 5-yard touchdown pass from Josh Stewart.

Kilbourne had just 64 yards rushing on 34 carries, with Elijah Young's 29 yards on 16 carries leading the way. Stewart was 5-for-13 passing for 72 yards with an interception, and Parker Wereb completed four of 13 passes for 21 yards with an interception.

Cardinals fall to Wooster

Although Thomas was consistently more competitive this season in terms of margin of defeat, it finished 0-10 after losing to visiting Wooster 47-7 on Oct. 28.

The Generals went 8-2 but fell two spots shy of making the Division II, Region 7 playoffs.

The Cardinals got a 65-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Kendig to receiver Khalil Jones to tie the score at 7 in the first quarter, but the Generals rolled from there.

Jones finished with five receptions for 88 yards, as the Cardinals threw for 142 yards, but had just 147 total yards.

Cornerback Dakarey Williams had 6.5 tackles and linebacker Charlie Kneessi had 5.5 tackles to lead Thomas' defense.

Kendig, who was injured in the first half in a 35-20 loss to Dublin Scioto on Oct. 21 and did not return, also did not play in the second half against Wooster.

Thomas finished 0-6 in the OCC-Cardinal after the loss to Scioto.

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