Vance Settlemire raced 51 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the game Friday, then just kept running his way into the Findlay record book.
Settlemire rushed for 347 yards and six touchdowns (51, 18, 42, 24, 45 and 33 yards) in a 61-42 win over Toledo St. Francis.
The 347 yards broke the single-game school record set by Shaun Ball (327) against Elida in 1999 and his 6 TDs tied the record set by Louis Peterson in 1950 and equaled by Settlemire earlier this year in a game against Reynoldsburg (5 rushing, 1 kickoff return).
Settlemire also extended his own school records for rushing touchdowns in a season (19) and career (36) and his total career touchdowns (39).
GROUND-POUNDERS: Chesapeake’s Jacob Collins ran 7 times for 258 yards and five touchdowns in a 54-27 win over Cheshire River Valley; Riverdale’s Seth Knoll carried 27 times for 294 yards in a 28-0 win over Crestline, breaking the former school record of 217 yards set by Cody Camper in 2007; Ada’s Kellen Decker had 221 yards and three rushing TDs in a 54-14 win over Paulding.
FROM THE SKY: Milbury Lake’s Jared Rettig threw seven TD passes covering 62, 53, 42, 50, 46, 71 and 45 yards in a 54-40 win over Bloomdale Elmwood; Kenton’s Grant Sherman was 46 for 58 passing for 551 yards and seven TDs and Justin Sawmiller had 266 receiving yards and three TDs in helping Kenton hand Elida its first loss of the season, 50-21.
NEVER TOO LATE: Bluffton trailed Allen East 27-7 with 4:11 left in the third quarter, but rallied to edge the Mustangs 35-33.
BUSY BOY: Just last week, Hanoverton United’s Cole Weikart scored four goals in three soccer matches, finished second overall at the Columbiana County cross country meet to lead the Eagles to the team title and kicked four extra points in United’s 42-27 win over Lisbon David Anderson.
ALL OVER: Ontario’s Jordan Campbell rushed for 189 yards and four TDs on 24 carries as the Warriors stunned Wynford 26-7, snapping the Royals’ 63-game regular season winning streak. Wynford’s last previous regular-season loss was against Sycamore Mohawk on Sept. 1, 2006 (28-7). The Royals’ last North Central Conference loss was to Lucas on Sept. 24, 2004 (14-13).
By RUSTY MILLER
AP Sports Writer