Radcliff

(10-14-21) Over the year’s Kenton, Ohio high school quarterbacks have claimed a lot of fame for their passing QBs. But around that time just northeast of Kenton, Fairview the Apache QBs had an amazing streak of big-time passing games.

#2 overall for most passing yardages in OHSAA history in a single-game happened for the Apaches Ryan Radcliff on 10-20-2006 vs. Ayersville in a 68-41 win.

The Junior quarterback completed 35 of 56 passes for 678 yards and nine touchdowns. Radcliff s yardage total broke the previous state record set in 2005 by former teammate Kirk Jesse. Jesse, who replaced Radcliff at quarterback when Radiff was injured early in the 2005 season, threw for 602 yards. NOTE: Kenton’s Grant Sherman passed for 684 yards (vs. Shawnee (09/14/2012)), just 6 yards better then Radcliff’s game to hold the current top spot.

Radcliff and Jesse, along with James Elchinger (who tied the record in 2008) are all tied the for the state record with nine TD tosses in a single game.

Passing Touchdowns, Game (minimum 7)

9 – Drew Schiano, Perry vs. Painesville Riverside (8/30/2019)
9 – Colby Speice, Haviland Wayne Trace vs. Ada (11/22/2013)
9 – Garrett Griffin, National Trail vs. Ansonia (09/27/2013)
9 – Grant Sherman, Kenton vs. Shawnee (09/14/2012)
9 – Maty Mauk, Kenton vs. Wellington (11/05/2011)
9 – Jared May, Canton South vs. East Palestine (09/10/2010)
9 – James Elchinger, Sherwood Fairview vs. Elmore Woodmore (2008)
9 – Ryan Radcliff, Sherwood Fairview vs. Defiance Ayersville (10/20/2006)
9 – Kirk Jesse, Sherwood Fairview (10/14/2005)

In Radcliff s big game…freshman Rodney Webb, caught 11 passes for 255 yards and six touchdowns. Webb s TD reception total tied a state record, that still remains today.

Receiving Touchdowns, Game (minimum 5)

6 – Logan Bolin, Grafton Midview vs. Avon (09/18/2015)
6 – Heath Wiseman, The Plains Athens vs. Proctorville Fairland (09/27/2013)
6 – Rodney Webb, Sherwood Fairview vs. Defiance Ayersville (10/20/2006)
6 – Steve Barrett, Westlake vs. Cleveland Lincoln West (09/10/2004)
6 – Kevin Bucher, Ada vs. Dola Hardin Northern (08/30/1996)
6 – Jim Davis, Johnstown-Monroe vs. Centerburg (1964)

But there were others that had big games that Friday night…Ben Wonderly, finished with nine catches for 173 yards and two TDs, Eric Scantlen, added six receptions for 137 yards, Zeke Keesbury added six catches for 96 yards.

Three different Fairview QB’s had four games of over 600 yards passing during the 2005-2008 seasons. Radcliff added three 500 yards passing in a game during that time….very impressive.

OHSAA HS QB All-Time FOOTBALL RECORDS

OHSAA Yards Passing, Game (minimum 500) 600yards

684 – Grant Sherman, Kenton vs. Shawnee (09/14/2012)
678 – Ryan Radcliff, Sherwood Fairview vs. Defiance Ayersville (10/20/2006)
667 – Blaine Huston, Kenton vs. Memorial (10/04/2019)
650 – Ryan Radcliff, Sherwood Fairview vs. Haviland Wayne Trace (10/05/2007)
625 – James Elchinger, Sherwood Fairview vs. Elmore Woodmore (2008)
602 – Jared Rettig, Millbury Lake vs. Elmwood (09/28/2012)
602 – Kirk Jesse, Sherwood Fairview vs. Defiance Ayersville (10/14/2005)
601 – Chance Short, Proctorville Fairland vs. Pomeroy Meigs (09/05/2014)
600 – Parker Carmichael, Wooster Triway vs. Applecreek Waynedale (9/12/2014)

500 Yards

526 – Ryan Radcliff, Sherwood Fairview vs. Defiance Tinora (11/02/2007)
519 – Ryan Radcliff, Sherwood Fairview vs. Elmore Woodmore (08/31/2007)
504 – Ryan Radcliff, Sherwood Fairview vs. Hamler Patrick Henry (11/04/2006)

Yards Passing, Season (minimum 3,500)

6,540 – Benjamin Mauk, Kenton (2002)
5,920 – Grant Sherman, Kenton (2013)
5,770 – Benjamin Mauk, Kenton (2001)
5,670 – Maty Mauk, Kenton (2010)
5,413 – Maty Mauk, Kenton (2011)
4,949 – Colby Speice, Haviland Wayne Trace (2013)
4,738 – Ryan Radcliff, Sherwood Fairview (2007)
4,611 – Ryan Radcliff, Sherwood Fairview (2006)

4,540 – Maty Mauk, Kenton (2009)
4,532 – Parker Carmichael, Wooster Triway (2014)
4,446 – James Elchinger, Sherwood Fairview (2008)

Yards Passing, Career (minimum 7,000)

18,932 – Maty Mauk, Kenton (2008-2011)
17,364 – Benjamin Mauk, Kenton (1999-2002)
12,005 – Parker Carmichael, Wooster Triway (2011-2014)
11,658 – Mark Waid, Girard (2015-2018)
11,465 – R.J. Jacobs, Sugarcreek Garaway (2013-2016)
11,428 – Joe Burrow, The Plains Athens (2012-2014)
11,174 – Zac Dysert, Ada (2004-2007)
11,038 – Ryan Radcliff, Sherwood Fairview (2004-2007)

plus….7,122 – Dusty Bergman, Sherwood Fairview (1999-2002)

While Mike Mauk’s QB put impressive numbers during that time…Fairview’s QBs passing game was one of the top to ever play in the Buckeye state.

Did you know….

In 2012, Radcliff, in his senior season, as the starting QB at Central Michigan. After a rough start to the season throwing just 1 touchdown with 3 interceptions in his first two games against Southeast Missouri State and Michigan State, Radcliff would throw 19 touchdowns, with just 6 interceptions over the next 10 games.

He finished the season with 23 touchdowns and 9 interceptions with 3,158 yards as the Chippewas defeated Western Kentucky in the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.