Friday Night Live roundup: Week 1 scores and recaps
Grandview 21, Centennial 20
Quarterback Kyle Casey threw for 214 yards and two touchdowns and ran for one score and Darreion Davis rushed for 113 yards on 19 carries as Grandview edged Centennial 21-20 on Aug. 29 in a sloppy season-opening contest for both squads.
The teams combined for 22 penalties totaling 188 yards and Casey had three interceptions. The game also had numerous stoppages for players suffering from cramps.
“Kids played hard and responded when they needed to despite putting themselves in bad situations,” Grandview coach Jason Peters said. “They found a way to get it done. I’ll take an ugly win over a pretty loss, and this definitely wasn’t a pretty win.”
The teams were tied at 14 at halftime, but the Stars took a 20-14 lead with 7 minutes, 40 seconds left in the third quarter on a 10-yard pass from quarterback Jaylen Gilbert to Luchene Davis. The extra-point attempt failed.
Bobcats defensive lineman Matthew Taylor recovered a fumble by Gilbert with 3:43 left in the third inside the Stars’ 30-yard line. That set up a 26-yard touchdown pass from Casey to Luke Lachey, who finished with 10 catches for 128 yards.
Casey also had a 7-yard touchdown pass to Cory Culp with 45 seconds left in the opening quarter to give the Bobcats a 14-6 lead.
GRANDVIEW: 0 7 0 14 — 21
CENTENNIAL: 7 0 7 0 — 14
C— Luebbe 33 run (Harmeyer kick)
GH—Mosley 19 run (Bookman kick)
C—Catania 2 run (Harmeyer kick)
GH—Gillison 7 pass from Crenshaw (Bookman kick)
GH—Styles Jr. 49 pass from Crenshaw (Bookman kick)
Olentangy Liberty 31, Pickerington North 19
The Olentangy Liberty football team was shut out each of the past two seasons by Pickerington North, including in last year’s opener, but it flipped the script Aug. 30.
The Patriots scored a pair of third-quarter touchdowns to seize control and went on to win 31-19.
Quarterback Corbin Parrish, who started one game last season when 2019 graduate Mitchell Okuley was out with an injury, threw for two touchdowns and rushed for a score.
“We picked it up in the second half and the defense did what they do,” Parrish said. “The run game, the line did a great job and we just kept going.”
With 2 minutes, 43 seconds left in the third quarter on third-and-9, Parrish completed a short pass to Camden Barcus, who then found open field, ran past one defender and scored from 50 yards to give his team a 28-13 lead.
“We had a couple blown assignments and the depth they had, they just made a few plays,” North coach Nate Hillerich said.
OLENTANGY LIBERTY: 0 7 0 14 — 21
PICKERINGTON NORTH: 7 0 7 0 — 14
PN— Luebbe 33 run (Harmeyer kick)
OL—Mosley 19 run (Bookman kick)
PN—Catania 2 run (Harmeyer kick)
OL—Gillison 7 pass from Crenshaw (Bookman kick)
OL—Styles Jr. 49 pass from Crenshaw (Bookman kick)
Hilliard Darby 23, Olentangy 13
Running back Conner Jones of the Hilliard Darby football team pounded away at the center of Olentangy’s defensive front — 3 yards here, 4 yards there.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound junior didn’t expect to get much more room until he found some daylight late in the fourth quarter.
Jones broke free for a 55-yard run that helped set up his 3-yard touchdown with 3 minutes, 18 seconds left. The score sealed the host Panthers’ 23-13 victory over the Braves on Aug. 30 in the season opener for both teams.
“Their defense is hard-nosed, and they get the job done, and all night they were hitting me up the middle,” Jones said. “I found a hole, and I just busted it.”
Jones led Darby’s potent, option-based running game with 133 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. He was one of seven rushers who helped the Panthers amass 288 yards on the ground and hold the ball for nearly 31 minutes.
?(Olentangy) has the ability to score quickly, so it was important to get that long drive and just drain the clock as much as possible,” Darby coach John Santagata said.
After being held to just 67 total yards in the first half, the Braves finally put together a 10-play, 79-yard drive in the fourth quarter. Daniel Kelly caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Trent Maddox to make it 16-6 with 11:55 to play.
Maddox, who competed 18 of 25 passes for 177 yards, connected with Jace Middleton for a 22-yard score with 44 seconds left.
HILLIARD DARBY: 0 7 0 14 — 21
OLENTANGY: 7 0 7 0 — 14
O— Luebbe 33 run (Harmeyer kick)
HD—Mosley 19 run (Bookman kick)
O—Catania 2 run (Harmeyer kick)
HD—Gillison 7 pass from Crenshaw (Bookman kick)
HD—Styles Jr. 49 pass from Crenshaw (Bookman kick)