Norwayne 48, Northwestern 7
The host Bobcats (11-0) scored 27 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pull away for the Division IV first-round playoff win over the Huskies (8-3).
Trevahn Beery, Richie Smith, Mitch Knieriem and Jon Zimmerly each rushed for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to blow the game open after a 21-7 lead through three quarters.
Beery also had a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown and quarterback Joe Dreher threw touchdown passes to Brady Berger and Smith.
Zimmerly rushed for 191 yards and Dreher was 20-of-30 passing for 240 yards and an interception.
Norwayne will play Youngstown Liberty next Friday.
Aurora 35, New Philadelphia 32
Zach Quinn had a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to give the host Greenmen (10-1) a Division II first-round playoff win over the Quakers (8-3) and coach Bob Mihalik his 100th victory at Aurora.
The Quakers led 32-29 late in the fourth quarter when Quinn rushed for the game-winning touchdown. Quinn also had a 14-yard touchdown run, a 1-yard touchdown run and Jake McVay had a 77-yard touchdown run to lead the Greenmen.
Aurora will play Kent Roosevelt next Friday.
Youngstown Liberty 48, Streetsboro 35
Senior running back Dorian Williams rushed for 240 yards and four touchdowns but Streetsboro’s first playoff appearance in 20 years ended in a Division IV first-round playoff loss to the Leopards.
The Rockets (7-4) trailed 34-13 at halftime and 41-13 after the third quarter. They rallied with 22 points in the fourth quarter but fell short in the comeback attempt.
Senior Sherron Walls rushed for 322 yards and six touchdowns for the Leopards.