Monday, August 27th, 2007
Thompson, defense pave the way for Parkway victory
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Parkway kicked off its season in dominating fashion, outgaining Crestview 325-140 in a 34-7 rout at Panther Stadium. The game was played Saturday night after severe weather did not allow the game to begin on Friday.
Quarterback/linebacker Jordan Thompson was solid on both sides of the ball. The senior was 9-of-16 passing for 203 yards and two touchdowns, both of them going to Marcas Heitkamp, who had three catches for 95 yards in the game. Thompson also carried the ball 15 times for 75 yards and scored twice on the ground. Thompson, the MAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2006, also recorded 11 tackles on defense.
Jensen Painter had the other rushing score for the Panthers.
Josh Fisher also had a big game on defense, picking up two interceptions in the game.
The Panthers held the Knights to just six first downs in the game and 2-for-16 passing in the contest.
Parkway remains at home this Friday, facing off against another 1-0 team in Fort Recovery.
Piqua 37, St. Marys 20
Indians quarterback Paul Hemm rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another as the defending Division II state champs pulled away from the Roughriders in the second half after picking up the game after Friday's suspension due to weather.
Hemm carried the ball 20 times for 203 yards, including touchdown runs of 70 and 43 in the contest. Hemm also found Logan Rasor for a 12-yard touchdown score.
St. Marys running back Koby Frye compiled 166 yards on 28 carries on the game, but could not reach the end zone. Dylan Dietz scored the only rushing touchdown in the game. The other two Roughrider scores came via the pass as Derek Dunlap connected with Tyler Norton and Kenny Bruce for touchdowns.
St. Marys opens up the home schedule at Skip Baughman Stadium on Friday, hosting the Bath Wildcats in a Western Buckeye League affair.
Oakwood 28, Versailles 16
The delay in restarting Friday's game at Hole Field proved to be costly for the Tigers as the Lumberjacks' Chris Hardy had an 87-yard kickoff return to start the second half and added a touchdown run in the fourth quarter to hand the Tigers the loss.
Hardy's 87-yard return in the third quarter was only matched by the 89-yarder he had in the first quarter as Jon Richard booted a 27-yard field goal to open the scoring in the contest. Hardy rushed for 110 yards in the game.
Versailles got its two touchdowns from fullback Ethan Oliver.