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Columbia tops Northwestern in Game of the Week

Posted Sep 13, 2013

The Columbia Raiders topped the Northwestern Huskies, 43-42, in the Cleveland Browns' High School Game of the Week, Presented by PNC Bank.

Week 3 of the Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week, Presented PNC Bank Postgame Notes

Final Score: Columbia Raiders 43, Northwestern Huskies 42

Half Time Score: Columbia 27, Northwestern 21

After Tonight’s Win Columbia is now 3-0 on the season, while Northwestern dropped to 2-1 with the setback.

Coach of the Week: Jason Ward

MVP of Game: Columbia quarterback Jay Banyasz

Big Plays of the Night:

1. 49-yard rushing touchdown by Banyasz

2. 42-yard rushing touchdown by Northwestern quarterback Malachi Nolletti

3. 31-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by Columbia linebacker Tristen Rindfleisch

4. 19-yard rushing touchdown by Northwestern running back Tyler Smith

5. 10-yard touchdown reception by Columbia wide receiver Austin Walaszewski

6. 20-yard touchdown reception by Northwestern wide receiver Wyatt Edwards

Key Stats (by player):

Home Team Stats (Columbia)

1. Banyasz (QB/DB) 22 carries for 118 yards rushing, 15/21 for 185 yards passing, five total touchdowns (three rushing, two passing)

2. Tyler Edmisten (WR/DB) six receptions for 111 yards

3. Jacob Kleinhenz (RB/LB) 15 carries for 66 yards

Away Team Stats (Northwestern)

1 Smith (RB/LB) 24 carries for 134 yards, three rushing touchdowns, two receptions for 36 yards

2. Matt Kohler (RB/LB) seven carries for 55 yards, one reception for 34 yards

3. Nolletti (QB/DB) 10 carries for 97 yards, two rushing touchdowns, 5/11 for 131 yards passing, one passing touchdown

Coach of the Week quote:

“These guys, the perseverance that they have, the way they react to adversity, nothing seems to get them down. They stay focused and they keep fighting and they got it finished.”-Jason Ward