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OHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Big Walnut’s run ends against Uniontown Lake, 42-14

Liz Bernutti contributed to this story

Big Walnut High School (file photo)

The second quarter proved to be the undoing for Sunbury Big Walnut as they lost in a Division II regional final to Uniontown Lake, 42-14 last weekend.

Uniontown Lake scored three unaswered touchdowns in a very windy and chilly game at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

Big Walnut rushed for 260 yards with Joey Johnson collecting 80 and Jacob Walaszek rushing for 68.

On defense, Walaszek led the way with 12 tackles.

The Big Walnut Eagles end the season at 10-3. Uniontown Lake from Uniontown, Ohio which is in Stark County, moves on in the playoffs with a 10-3 record.

The Blue Streaks play in the Federal League Conference with North Canton Hoover, Jackson, Austintown Fitch, Boardman, Canton McKinley, Perry and Glen Oak High Schools.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: The Kirk Herbstreit Football Series

The Kirk Herbstreit Football Series is coming in September.

All games will be played on September 5 and 6 and will broadcasted on ESPN or ESPNU.

Kirk Herbstreit (courtesy of Ohio State Athletics)

On Sunday September 5, Dublin Coffman plays Westerville South and Huber Heights Wayne plays Canton McKinley.

On Monday September 6, which is Labor Day, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla) William T. Dwyer plays Cleveland Glenville and Chesapeake (Va) Oscar Frommel Smith plays Pickerington Central.

All games will be played at Ohio Stadium.

Tickets can be purchased at

Penn’s Free Throws in Overtime End Reynoldsburg’s Championship Run

Canton McKinley High School (CMHS)

Columbus, Ohio.–Sydnee Penn’s 4 free throws in the last 1:42 of overtime gave Canton McKinley a 42-39 victory in the Division I semi-final over Reynoldsburg, ending the Raiders’ run for the girls championship.

Penn stole the ball at midcourt with 1:44 to go, and coverted 2 free throws 2 seconds later to break the eighth and last tie of the game. After another Raider turnover with 1:21 left, the senior guard added 2 more free throws with :29 left to make the score 42-38 and effectively put the low-scoring game out of reach. Ironically, the Raiders had gotten a grip on their turnover troubles after halftime, winning the turnover battle 8-4 in the 2nd half after turning it over 9 times in the first half.

Amazingly, the 36-36 score at the end of regulation represented the lowest scoring output of the year for each team. The Lady Pups of McKinley entered the game outscoring their opponents by an average of 68-38.

It was the Raiders’ first State appearance, and it showed right out of the box. Coach Jack Purtell┬ácalled a timeout in the first 1:13 of the game as the Pups broke to a 7-0 lead, and the Raiders responded with an 11-3 run to take the lead. The Raiders settled down the rest of the first half, apart from their 9 turnovers, and trailed 22-20 at intermission.

McKinley’s largest 2nd half lead was only 5, and the Raiders hung in despite not making it to the free throw line in the 2nd half. Aryelle Goodson’s layup for Reynoldsburg with 1:17 in regulation tied the score at 36, and the Pups held the ball for the last shot. Surya Gaffney of McKinley appeared headed for an easy basket with seconds left, but the Raiders broke up the play to force overtime.

Guard Ameryst Alston–already heavily recruited as a sophomore–played the full 36 minutes and led the Pups with 16 points,