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Rebels and Tigers in State Poll

COLUMBUS — League champions Crestview and Wellsville are ranked in the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association’s latest 2022 state poll released Monday.

Crestview is ninth in Division III, while Wellsville is 11th in Division IV.

Crestview finished the regular season at 20-2 and another Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference Gray Division title.

The Rebels are seeded second in the local Division III sectional district tournament, behind top-ranked Mentor Lake Catholic.

Wellsville has won its last 22 games for a 22-1 regular season record. The Tigers repeated as Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference champions and also won the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 2A title.

Wellsville is the top seed in the local Division IV district tournament.

Girard (19-3) is ninth and Eastern Buckeye Conference champion Marlington (19-3) is tied for 19th in Division II

The MVAC Scarlet Tier Mineral Ridge champion (20-2) is 18th in Division III.

Reich was one of the best

ALLIANCE — Mount Union’s longtime sports information manager and assistant athletic director, Lenny Reich, died of blood cancer Monday morning.

Reich, 49, had been at Mount Union since 2008 until he was named Alliance High School’s athletic director in April.

In June, Reich was inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame and received his 25-year award for his service. He also won CoSIDA’s Warren Berg Award in 2019, given annually to a member of the University Division for outstanding contributions who have brought prestige and dignity to the profession.

Reich started at the University of Edinboro (Pennsylvania) and his career included stops at Centenary (NJ) College, Defiance College and Marian (Wis.) College.

Canton Central football player dies in accident

CANTON — A Catholic footballer from Central Canton was killed in an accident near Toledo on Sunday evening. Jacob Brown, 16, died after a vehicle crash on U.S. Route 24 in Maumee.

The Crusaders Division III Sectional Tournament game scheduled for Monday night has been rescheduled for today. Canton Central will host Loudonville at 6 p.m. today. Canton Central lost 10-0 to United on September 17.

Junior Secondary Volleyball

Eastern Buckeye Conference Tournament

Marlington to Salem

Grade 7: Salem won 25-20, 12-25, 25-10 on Saturday. Salem, Aniya Jones 7 aces and 8 kills, Lacie Gainor 6 aces and 4 kills, Destany Cunningham 5 aces.

The Chargers win in overtime

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Dustin Hopkins scored four field goals, including one for 39 yards with 2:38 left in overtime, and the Los Angeles Chargers rallied for a 19-16 victory over the Broncos from Denver on Monday night.

Hopkins, who suffered a hamstring injury during the first half, grimaced as he kicked the ball and fell to the ground before being picked up by his teammates. The ninth-year kicker was inactive in last week’s game against Cleveland with a quadriceps injury.

The Chargers have won three straight to move to 4-2. They are tied with Kansas City at the top of the AFC West.

The game appeared to be heading for a tie until Denver’s Montrell Washington smothered JK Scott’s punt at the Broncos’ 32-yard line. It was picked up by Deane Leonard at the Denver 28-yard line.

Washington called for a good catch, but Denver safety PJ Locke didn’t hear Washington and tried to block Ja’Sir Taylor when Locke fell on Washington.

Justin Herbert, who completed 37 of 57 for 238 yards and an interception, passed to Mike Williams for 9 yards to close Hopkins.

Russell Wilson was 15 of 28 for 188 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos (2-4), who lost a game in overtime for the second straight week.

Denver took a 10-0 lead with scores on the first two drives. Brandon McManus was good from 51 yards midway through the first, and Wilson found a wide-open Greg Dulcich for a 39-yard touchdown with 1:49 left in the quarter.

Wilson managed to escape the pressure, climb into the pocket and pass down the right sideline to the rookie tight end, who caught it at the LA 15 and remained untouched in the end zone for his first touchdown in the NFL. Dulcich, a third-round pick from UCLA, was activated before the game after starting the season on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.

On the play before Dulcich’s score, Wilson dodged a sack attempt from Khalil Mack and Chris Rumph II, rushed a right and connected with Jerry Jeudy for a 37-yard completion.

The Dulcich TD was the Broncos’ first in 87 minutes and 54 seconds.

The Chargers responded on their ensuing possession, setting up a 15-play, 82-yard drive that was capped off by Austin Ekeler’s 6-yard run down the middle with the Los Angeles linemen helping him cross the goal line. The Chargers converted all four of their third down opportunities — including Ekeler’s TD — on the drive, which fell 7:40 behind.

After a Denver three-and-out, Los Angeles tied the game at 10 on Hopkins’ 37-yard field goal with 53 seconds left in the half.

The Broncos didn’t just run out of time. KJ Hamler passed for 47 yards at the LA 28. Denver reached the Chargers 9 before McManus was good from 27 yards.

The Chargers tied on their first practice of the third quarter when Hopkins split the uprights from 31 yards.

The teams traded field goals in the fourth quarter. McManus was good from 48 yards after Baron Browning knocked out Herbert. The Chargers responded with Hopkins starting at 35.

IT’S FINISH

Herbert had a 26-game TD passing streak interrupted.

FLAG NIGHT

The teams combined for 19 penalties and a season-high 240 yards. The Broncos have been flagged 10 times for 151 yards, the 24th time since 2000 a team has pulled over 150 penalty yards, according to TruMedia.

The Broncos had four pass interference calls for 87 yards.

Ron Torbert’s crew had been conservative entering the game. In their previous four games this season, they averaged 12 flags for 92.8 yards.

DISTRIBUTION OF THE BALL

Wilson’s first nine completions were at nine different players. According to the NFL, he is the first player to complete his first nine attempts in a game against nine different receivers since at least 1991, when play-by-play data was first recorded.

INJURIES

Chargers: RB Joshua Kelley injured his knee in the first quarter and did not return. C Will Clapp, who started after Corey Linsley was inactive due to illness, left the game in the fourth quarter but returned.

NEXT

Broncos: Host the surprising New York Jets on Sunday.

Chargers: Host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.




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