GCL South Teams Post Perfect Football Friday Night


Posted 9/12/2015 at 11:54 a.m.

Late Field Goal Lifts La Salle Past Colerain, Keeps Lancers Streak Alive

Senior Dru Chrisman converted a 41-yard field goal with 10.7 seconds remaining to left La Salle to a thrilling 39-36 victory over rival Colerain Friday night at a packed Lancer Stadium, extending the Lancers’ winning streak to 11 games, while Elder, Moeller and St. Xavier each posted lopsided victories in non-conference games involving Greater Catholic League South Division teams in week three of the high school football season.

Here is a look at Friday’s games involving GCL Souths schools:

La Salle 39, Colerain 36 – This game lived up to all of its pre-game hype, which included being named one of the nation’s top 10 games by MaxPreps after matching two teams ranked nationally in computer and expert rankings this week by USA Today.  Chrisman, an Ohio State University commit as a punter filling in as the team’s placekicker, snapped a 36-36 tie and give La Salle (3-0) its second straight win over previously unbeaten Colerain.

Junior Jarell White turned in an impressive performance on both sides of the ball for La Salle, rushing for three touchdowns and recording 10.5 tackles on defense.  White scored twice in the fourth quarter, one a 5-ard TD run and then later returned a fumble 90 yards for a score.  La Salle was able to overcome an outstanding night from Colerain senior quarterback Deshaunte Jones, who had 210 net yards rushing and two TDs, and also threw a TD pass.

Elder  35, Scott County, Ky. 17 – After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, the Panthers scored five unanswered touchdowns to hand Scott County its first loss in four games and remain undefeated.  Senior quarterback Peyton Ramsey and junior running back Ja’Vahri Portis accounted for all five scores for Elder (3-0).  Ramsey connected on 12-of-15 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns, both to senior receiver Nick Hall (26 and 18 yards), while Portis ran for 98 yards and three TDs.  Portis has scored a GCL South-leading 11 TDs in three games, while rushing for 333 yards.

Moeller 42, Xenia 12 – The Crusaders coasted to a 42-0 lead after three quarters behind four TD passes and a scoring run from junior quarterback Pete Lampert – who was pressed into action last Sunday against Wayne after injuries had sidelined QBs Thomas MacVittie and Ryan Ernst in the first two games.  Lampert, who engineered a near-comeback win for Moeller (2-1) in the last game, was sharp against Xenia – going 6-of-8 passing for 111 yards and four scores, two to senior tight end and Ohio State commit Jake Hausmann.  Lampert also scored on a 31-yard run.

St. Xavier 59, Mentor 13 – Junior quarterback Sean Clifford accounted for five first-half touchdowns as St. Xavier (2-1) jumped out to a 45-6 lead after two quarters to hand Mentor its first loss of the season, a week after the Cardinals posted a 63-56 win over Cleveland St. Ignatius.  Clifford, a Penn State commit, connected on 17-of-23 passes for 283 yards and five TDs.  He also ran three yards for a score in the first quarter, while tossing TD passes to four different receivers – two to senior tight end Noah Davis.  The Bombers’ defense held Mentor to just seven first downs and 130 total yards.

Here is a look at upcoming games for GCL South schools:

Don Bosco Prep, N.J. vs. Moeller (Lockland Stadium), 7 p.m.
Indianapolis Cathedral at St. Xavier, 7 p.m.

Christian Brothers, Tenn. at La Salle, noon.
Elder at Lakewood St. Edward, 7 p.m.