Elder knocks-off #11 St. Edward in Ohio Showdown

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by Jeff Fisher

Elder PanthersWhile High School Football America is definitely impressed by the talent that St. Edward puts on the field, we were the only national ranking service that didn’t have the Eagles in the Top 10 coming into Saturday’s game against Elder in Cincinnati.  In fact, MaxPreps and its Freeman Computer Rankings had St. Ed ranked #1 in the nation.

So with that as the backdrop, I’m not going to write that I’m totally surprised that Elder knocked-off the Eagles 21-14.  I watched the game online and witnessed a Panther team that was able to dominate after St. Ed took a 7-0 lead about a minute into the game.

Elder junior quarterback Peyton Ramsey, who is head coach Doug Ramsey‘s son, overcame throwing four interceptions to spearhead the victory. Ramsey finished 25-of-36 with a career-high 274 yards.  He rushed for a score.

Coming into the game, Doug Ramsey called St. Edward “one of the most talented teams to ever play in Ohio.”


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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.