What a rush!
Four area ballcarriers surpassed the 100-yard mark with their Week 8 efforts:
Mark Murray, Madison — Ran for 217 yards on 37 carries, including scoring scampers of 6, 3, and 2 yards, in the Blue Streaks’ 28-6 Premier Athletic Conference win at Geneva on Thursday night.
Marcus Jones, Riverside — Had 162 yards on 24 carries, including a 2-yard touchdown, in the Beavers’ big 21-13 PAC triumph against visiting Chardon.
Dylan McCaleb, Edgewood — Ran for 148 yards on 24 rushes, including a 4-yard scoring jaunt, in the Warriors’ 33-24 win at Gilmour Academy on Saturday afternoon.
Aaron Rossi, Geneva — Had 122 yards on21 carries, including a 6-yard touchdown run, in the Eagles PAC loss to visiting Madison at Spire Stadium.
Louie Wisnyai, Edgewood — McCaleb’s quarterback had 115 yards on 15 attempts and scored on runs of 2, 65 and 3 yards at Gilmour Academy.
Four area signal callers bettered the century mark last week, though only one managed to do so in a victory:
Tony Chiacchiero, Jefferson — The area’s passing leader completed 8 of 19 attempts for 234 yards in the Falcons’ 34-17 All-American Conference conquest of visiting Champion. He threw three touchdowns — 24 yards to Scott Davidson, 50 yards to Brett Powers and a 64-yarder to Jacob Hamilton.
Tyler Loftus, Lakeside — Completed 14 of 31 tosses for 206 yards in the Dragons’ 63-20 PAC loss at league-leading, undefeated and state-ranked South. He threw a 29-yard scoring strike to Chase Knight and a 27-yarder to Nick Meola.
Quintin Ratliff, Pymatuning Valley — Connected on 11 of 23 attempts for 125 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown pass to Tim Cross, in the Lakers’ 19-13 Northeastern Athletic Conference loss at two-time defending champion Ledgemont.
Cale Burdyshaw, Perry — Completed 5 of 12 tosses for 108 yards in the Pirates’ 41-7 Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division loss at Aurora.
Gift of grab
Two area receivers had 100-yard performances last week:
Cross, PV — The Laker senior caught all 11 of Ratliff’s completions at Ledgemont for all 125 yards, including his 7-yard touchdown catch.
Hamilton, Jefferson — The Falcon caught 5 balls for 106 yards, including his 64-yard scoring grab.