Football advance: Oak Harbor, Bellevue home for big tests in Week 7

Ross' Bryson Hammer tries to bounce outside.
Ross' Bryson Hammer tries to bounce outside.

Every team has finally played a game in its conference.

Fremont Ross, Gibsonburg and Margaretta each won five of its first six games. Huron visits Oak Harbor this week and Perkins travels to Bellevue, each team with five wins as well.

Clyde plays host to five-win Tiffin Columbian. Ross, Margaretta and Genoa face opponents with one win apiece, while Port Clinton and Gibsonburg match winless counterparts.

Ross quarterback Kaden Holmes rushed for a touchdown in last season's 34-10 victory at Toledo St. John's. He arguably had the worst passing day of his career, misfiring on 17-of-26 passes for 122 yards.

He has 1,400 yards and 12 touchdowns passing this season. He completed 112-of-164 passes, with five interceptions.

He has 540 yards and 12 touchdowns on 78 carries. He tossed four touchdown passes in two games and rushed for four scores in two others.

Bryson Hammer returned a kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown and added two sacks and a tackle for loss from the secondary against St. John's last season.

St. John's rushed for 87 yards on 24 tries. Blake Lichtenberg completed 15-of-30 passes for 173 yards and one touchdown.

Anthony Vann had one of Ross' three interceptions.

Gibsonburg running back Connor Smith has 1,646 yards and 22 touchdowns on 171 carries this season. He rushed for 305 yards or more in the last three games.

Ross' Bryson Hammer looks for running room.
Ross' Bryson Hammer looks for running room.

Friday's Week 7 games

Toledo St. John's (1-5, 1-2) at Ross (5-1, 2-1)

Hammer caught two touchdowns from Holmes, including one covering 54 yards and one for a four-point advantage with six seconds remaining in a 50-48 setback to Findlay in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference last week. Adam Hrynciw and Vann each caught one touchdown as Holmes completed 31-of-45 passes for 346 yards. He rushed for 170 yards on 24 tries. Hammer and Hrynciw had nine receptions apiece, for 140 and 102 yards, respectively. The Little Giants average 47 points per game. St. John's lost 31-28 to Toledo Whitmer last week. It beat Lima Senior. Toledo Central Catholic (28-7) is the only loss for St. John's by more than one score.

Clyde's Abe Morrison knocks a defender back for a few extra yards.
Clyde's Abe Morrison knocks a defender back for a few extra yards.

Tiffin Columbian (5-1, 1-0) at Clyde (4-2, 0-1)

Jay Plummer and Abe Morrison each rushed for a touchdown in Clyde's 24-13 setback to Perkins. The Pirates recorded a season-high for points against the Fliers. Morrison has nine touchdown passes and seven scores on the ground. Columbian, which beat Sandusky 41-6 last week to start play in the SBC Lake Division, scored at least 41 points in its wins. Brayden Roggow has 1,090 yards and 14 touchdowns passing. Brady Gooding has eight touchdown catches. Damien Brockington has 891 yards and 17 touchdowns rushing. Clyde won 42-39 last season.

Port Clinton's Cam Gillum listens to coach Eric Leuthold.
Port Clinton's Cam Gillum listens to coach Eric Leuthold.

Vermilion (0-6) at Port Clinton (3-3, 0-1)

Adam Thorbahn caught a touchdown pass from Cam Gillum in Port Clinton's 13-7 setback to Edison last week. Port Clinton allowed 24 or fewer points four times. It responded to a loss with a win twice this season. Cam Gillum has 10 touchdown passes and five scores rushing. Vermilion, which lost 42-6 to Oak Harbor last week to start play in the SBC Bay Division, hasn't scored more than 14 points in any game. Port Clinton took a 34-0 shutout last season.

Gibsonburg's Connor Smith carries the ball.
Gibsonburg's Connor Smith carries the ball.

Gibsonburg (5-1, 2-0) at Monroeville (0-6)

Gibsonburg won its last five games as it strays from play in the SBC River Division one last time. Connor Smith rushed for 305 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries in Gibsonburg's 44-7 victory over Lakota last week. One of Smith's scores covered 76 yards and another 63. Cam Mooney and Daniel Frost each added a touchdown on the ground for the Golden Bears. Gibsonburg scored at least 44 points in four games and allowed 22 or fewer in four. Monroeville, which lost 28-21 to South Central last week, hasn't scored more than 21 points but played Margaretta within one score as well. Gibsonburg won 42-7 last season.

Oak Harbor's Hayden Buhro
Oak Harbor's Hayden Buhro

Huron (5-1, 1-0) at Oak Harbor (5-1, 1-0)

Carson Ridener rushed for five touchdowns in Oak Harbor's win over Vermilion. The Rockets didn't allow any points while playing defense last week and gave up seven points or fewer in four games. Hayden Buhro has 10 touchdowns rushing. Huron, which beat Willard 66-35 last week, scored at least 28 points in every game and allowed 14 or fewer three times. Dylan Hohler has 1,206 yards and 12 touchdowns passing with nine scores on the ground. Oak Harbor lost 21-14 last season.

Rossford (2-4, 1-2) at Woodmore (1-5, 0-3)

Woodmore lost 53-0 to Elmwood last week. Rossford, which lost 17-14 to Otsego last week, scored at least 28 points in five games. The game was canceled because of the coronavirus last season.

Perkins (5-1, 1-0) at Bellevue (5-1, 1-0)

Deegan Horn returned from an injury with a touchdown catch from Jax LaPata in Bellevue's 40-3 victory over Norwalk last week. Bellevue bookended the game scoring with touchdowns on defense as Seth Bova and Ashton Martin returned interceptions. LaPata tossed a touchdown to Ty Ray, and LaPata (27 yards) and Brody Horn each added a score on the ground. Bellevue hasn't allowed more than 28 points and 21 or fewer in five games. Only Canfield (5-1) has beaten Bellevue. LaPata has eight touchdowns rushing and five passing. Ray has 34 catches. Perkins didn't allow Clyde any points after the first quarter last week. Jayden Rowe made huge plays on both sides of the ball. Perkins lost 20-12 to Warren John F. Kennedy (5-1) and is the only team to beat Huron and Elyria Catholic. Logan Lesch has 1,476 yards and 18 touchdowns passing, and he's also a running threat. Brayden Collier has eight touchdown receptions. Perkins coach Jalen Santoro graduated from Bellevue, after leading the team to a state final at quarterback. Bellevue took a 26-0 shutout last season.

Margaretta (5-1, 1-1) at Lakota (1-5, 0-2)

Cody Biddle rushed for a touchdown for Lakota last week. Margaretta shut out Tiffin Calvert 30-0 last week. Jake Boggs has 10 rushing touchdowns. The Polar Bears allowed 23 or fewer points in five games and no more than 27. They scored 28 or more four times. Margaretta is the only team to beat Ottawa Hills, which is the only team to beat Gibsonburg. Lakota won 40-7 last season.

Lake (1-5, 1-2) at Genoa (3-3, 2-1)

Genoa scored at least 26 points in five games. It allowed at least 25, until last week's 42-7 victory over Fostoria. Aidan Antry rushed for two scores and Robert Messenger added one touchdown on the ground. Alex Spencer caught an 85-yard touchdown pass from Aiden Brunkhorst. Mason Drummond blocked a punt and recovered the loose ball for a touchdown. Lake lost by shutout three times, including 34-0 to Eastwood last week. Lake has allowed 28 points or more in five games. Genoa won 42-14 last season.


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This article originally appeared on Fremont News-Messenger: Football advance: Ross, Gibsonburg each won five of first six games