CINCINNATI — Roger Bacon junior running back Corey Kiner set a school record for most career rushing yards in Friday night’s 32-8 win over visiting Dayton Meadowdale.
Kiner, rated the nation’s No. 6 running back in the 2021 class by 247 Sports, has 3,856 career rushing yards. He surpassed 1999 graduate Jerrett Dean, who has 3,841 career rushing yards.
"It kind of hasn't hit me yet," Kiner said Saturday morning as he was traveling to Purdue for a visit. "It will probably hit me on Monday when I go back to school."
Kiner, who scored on the next play of the game, had five carries for 85 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter Friday to help lift the Spartans (6-1).
"It's awesome," Roger Bacon coach Mike Blaut said.
Roger Bacon run just five offensive plays with the starters and seven defensive plays with the starters. Meadowdale had just 14 players on Friday, according to Blaut.
Roger Bacon is No. 8 in Joe Eitel’s unofficial Division IV, Region 16 computer points standings.
"It feels great," Kiner said of the Spartan's 6-1 start. "It's a great experience for the whole team and the whole Roger Bacon community."
The school plans to have a ceremony to recognize Kiner prior to Friday’s game against CHCA.
Kiner set the school record for most career rushing touchdowns in last week's 48-0 win over Purcell Marian.
Kiner said his football IQ has improved this season and that has made a significant difference. He said he's seen just about everything from a defensive standpoint.
"I think I've gotten way smarter reading defenses, blitzes and everything like that," Kiner said. "The way I run the ball now is way smarter."
The Spartans play host to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (6-1) Oct. 18. CHCA is No. 3 in the Division V, Region 20 standings.
"Their good," Blaut said of CHCA. "They've been one of the best teams in the MVC so we have our work cut out for us this week."
Colerain wins 80th consecutive GMC game: Colerain continued its dominant streak in the Greater Miami Conference with a 17-3 win at Hamilton. It was the Cardinals’ 80th consecutive GMC win. Colerain senior safety Deshawn Pace (University of Cincinnati verbal commit) had a season-high 10 tackles to lead the Cardinals’ defense. He also had a 43-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Colerain (6-1, 5-0 GMC), ranked No. 4 in the Division I, Region 4 computer points standings according to Joe Eitel, play host to Mason (3-4, 3-2 GMC) Oct. 18.
Wyoming wins again: Wyoming won its 38th consecutive regular season game with a 42-10 win over visiting Deer Park. Wyoming senior quarterback Evan Prater (UC) had 117 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Senior running back Elijah McGee had 117 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Cowboys (7-0), ranked No. 1 in the Division IV, Region 16 standings.
“Our offense only got three possessions in the first half and scored on two of them,” Wyoming coach Aaron Hancock said. “Deer Park did a good job of eating up the clock and keeping the ball away from our offense. We played a dominate second half of football in all three phases of the game.”
Taft continues CMAC win streak: Taft defeated Hughes 26-6 Friday night and won its 25th consecutive Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference game. The Senators haven't lost in the CMAC since 2014. "It's a great accomplishment," Taft coach Jeff Cargile said. "I think we are getting overlooked in the city as far as successful programs." Taft (6-1) has earned four consecutive postseason appearances. "This program has been on top for a long time," Cargile said.
Thibodeaux makes commitment: Moeller senior kicker Kevin Thibodeaux announced his commitment Saturday morning to the United States Naval Academy.
Thibodeaux, a first-team all-GCL South selection in 2018, is 14 of 14 on extra points and 4 of 6 on field goals this season for the Crusaders (1-6).
“Kevin Thibodeaux is an outstanding leader, tremendous student and a talented kicker,” Moeller coach Todd Naumann said. “He is a captain of our football team and is having a great senior season. His decision to attend the United States Naval Academy is exciting for both Kevin and our football program. He represents the very best Moeller High School has to offer, both on and off the field.”
Nearing a milestone: Winton Woods senior running back Miyan Williams is 194 rushing yards away from joining the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s all-time career rushing yards list.
Williams, an Iowa State verbal commit, has rushed for 5,556 career yards, the Winton Woods athletic department confirmed. He did not play in the Warriors’ 55-20 win at Edgewood Friday night. Williams has 725 yards in six games this season for the Warriors (5-2).
There is a minimum of 5,750 career rushing yards in order to appear on the state list.
Undefeated club: Five Ohio area teams have perfect records entering today including Fairfield (Division I), Turpin (Division II), Wyoming (Division IV), Summit Country Day (Division V) and New Miami (Division VII). Summit Country Day (6-0) plays host to Norwood (0-6) today.
Wildcats win: Harrison has won five consecutive games in back-to-back seasons. The Wildcats defeated host Little Miami 36-13 Friday night. Harrison (6-1, 4-0 Southwest Ohio Conference) hasn’t lost since Sept. 6 at East Central (10-7 in overtime). Harrison coach Derek Rehage was proud of the offensive and defensive lines Friday night. He said the offensive line has only given up one sack in the past four games and it was a coverage sack. The Wildcats had 484 yards of total offense. Senior quarterback Connor Kinnett was 18 of 23 passing for 307 yards and two touchdowns. Junior running back Cam Hering had 20 carries for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Levi Tidwell had seven receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wide receiver CJ Young had six receptions for 106 yards.
Extra points: Ohio State football coach Ryan Day was on the sideline for the first half of the Fairfield at Princeton game Friday night at Jake Sweeney Stadium. The Buckeyes (6-0) next play at Northwestern (1-4) Oct. 18.
- Fenwick’s 26-14 win over Alter was the Falcons’ first win over the Knights since Nov. 14, 2015 (19-9) in the second round of the playoffs. Fenwick was led by senior quarterback David Schuh and sophomore running back Colt Bradshaw in the running attack. Junior defensive back Logan Miller had 10-plus tackles. “We really played a complete game on all three phases,” Fenwick coach Dan Haverkamp said. “I thought offense, defense and special teams all did a great job.”
- Talawanda defeated Edgewood 24-6. It was the first Talawanda defeated Mount Healthy in the Southwest Ohio Conference, according to Brave coach Larry Cox. "Big win for us," Cox said. Sophomore Deondere Bothast-Revalee had 142 yards rushing and three touchdowns for Talawanda (5-2).
- Senior quarterback Matthew Rueve was 21 of 27 passing for 200 yards and four touchdowns in St. Xavier's 44-6 win over Clarkson North. The Bombers improved to 6-1.