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SPORTS SPOTLIGHT FEATURE: Daxton Cates, Westerville South High School RB


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The Westerville South High School Wildcats always have a top-notch running back. Several years ago, there was Ki-jana Carter. Last year there was Jayshon Jackson, who broke all of Carter’s rushing records.

Jackson made tackles miss and grab air as he ran behind the offensive line. During the past two seasons, Jackson carried the ball 700 + times and surpassed 2,000-yards twice.

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Jackson was only 5’8, 180-pounds but in 2010, he rushed for 2,583 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Jackson is playing this season at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan.

After last season, Westerville South fans wondered who would fill the shoes of Jackson running the football. They probably forgot that there was a very capable back-up waiting in the wings named Daxton Cates.

Cates was very solid in 2010, rushing for 512 yards and 8 touchdowns on 92 carries.

South head football coach Rocky Pentello said all along that Cates was more than capable of being the next big-time running back for the Wildcats. And he has.

Cates is bigger than Jackson, at 5-feet-10, 215-pounds. He can run around and over tacklers on the field.

Westerville South Junior Varsity in action

Cates has picked up where Jackson left off. In Week 1 of the 2011 season against Groveport in a 47-18 win, the senior rushed for 229 yards on 17 carries and 2 touchdowns.

In week 2, a 27-14 loss at Dublin Coffman, Cates improved to 236 yards on 30 carries, an 88-yard TD run. He had 216 yards in the first half.

Week 3 at Grove City in a 41-34 loss, Cates carried the ball 31 times, gaining 217 yards with 2 TD’s.

In week 4 at the newest high school in town, Westerville Central, the Wildcats won 28-22 and Cates led the way with 158 yards rushing. He was on a pace to gain 1,000-yards by week 6 of the season.

The Wildcats running attack is in good hands once again!

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Westerville South is in one of the top conferences in the state of Ohio, the Ohio Capital Conference, Cardinal Division. The division has Dublin Jerome, Dublin Scioto, Marysville, Olentangy, Olentangy Liberty, Westerville Central and Westerville North. The Wildcats are the kingpins of the division winning the title in 2010 with a 9-3 record overall and a playoff berth. They were 6-1 in their league.

From all of the recruiting reports, Cates is receiving interest from Ohio University, Wisconsin, Akron, Saginaw Valley State, Bowling Green and Ohio State’s name has been mentioned as well.

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The name Cates is familiar around Westerville. His cousin, Wes Cates, was a standout running back at Westerville North and is a Hall of Famer at California University of Pennsylvania where he compiled 5,647 total yards.

We’d like to thank Westerville South head football coach Rocky Pentello for allowing us to watch practice, to take photos and talk to Daxton Cates.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Columbus City League Scoreboard

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Hartley stays undefeated beating, Centennial, 62-48 in a game heard right here on the website through the HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE page.

Dublin Coffman by 30 over Columbus East, 84-54.

Eastmoor Academy escapes East Cleveland Shaw,  76-73.

compiled from staff & phone reports

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Walnut Ridge slips past Dublin Coffman in OT

Bo Weaver contributed to this story

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The Walnut Ridge Scots improved to 9-3 on the season, as they stepped out of Columbus City League competition to play in the Play-by-Play Classic against Dublin Coffman.

The Scots took down the Shamrocks in overtime, 51-48.

Isaiah Brooks and Adam McCall each connected on two free throws in overtime to lead Walnut Ridge to the win.

Austin Traylor scored 21 points for Walnut Ridge.

Zack Riddle led Dublin Coffman with 15 points.

The Shamrocks scored only one point in the extra period and falls to 8-3 on the season.

Adam McCall (15) on defense ( file photo)

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Marion-Franklin basketball coach McCoy steps down

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There was not much publicity about it, but one of the top high school basketball coaches in Columbus resigned earlier in the month of January.

Orlando McCoy, the boys basketball coach at Marion-Franklin High School stepped down citing “personal reasons”. Lebanon Spann IV, is the interim coach. Spann had been serving as the Red Devils’ junior varsity coach.

McCoy, who was in his 13th season when he stepped down, led the Red Devils to a share of the City League South Division championship with Walnut Ridge.

Marion-Franklin finished 18-5 overall and 12-2 in the City South last season. They lost to Northland 65-52 in the City championship game and then advanced to a Division I district semi-final, beating previously unbeaten Westerville South and then lost to Dublin Coffman 78-59 in the district final.

Coach Spann joined the Red Devils staff this winter and has a roster that features two top-notch seniors in Jeremy McCoy and Nate Spears and one of Ohio’s top recruits for the 2012 class, Elijah Macon, a 6’8 junior.

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OHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Westerville South overcomes 11 penalties to beat Dublin Coffman, 28-14

Michelle Hayes contributed to this story

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The Westerville South Wildcats were their own worst enemy on Saturday when they allowed penalties to almost hamper them in a 28-14 win over Dublin Coffman in a Division I playoff game at Wildcat Stadium before a crowd of 3,500.

Westerville South is 9-2 while Coffman ends the season at 8-3.

South gave the ball to senior tailback Jayshon Johnson and let him follow left offensive tackle Ray Ball, a beast for any defensive line to stop at 6’6, 325-pounds.

Johnson, a 5’8, 180-pound scatback had 310 yards on 41 carries with three touchdown runs of 3, 75 and 29 yards.

This was nothing new to Dublin Coffman who say Johnson in week two and they couldn’t stop him then either, 318 yards in a 31-21 win.

Johnson now has accumulated on the season, 2,429 yards and 23 touchdowns.

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