No. 79 Pickerington Central (OH) opens with win over No. 56 Cass Tech (MI)

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Cass Tech (Michigan), ranked No. 56 in the High School Football America Top 100, came-up a little short in its season opener against No. 79 Pickerington Central (Ohio).

After falling behind 14-0 at the half and trailing 17-13 after three quarters, the Technicians finally took the lead a 21-17 at Toldeo’s Glass Bowl.  However, CT couldn’t hold on to the lead.  After a turnover deep in their own territory, Pickerington Central quarterback Demeatric Crenshaw scored on a 1-yard run with just over three minutes to play to take a 24-21 victory.

Aside from the loss, Cass Tech may have also lost 4-star, junior running back Jaren Mangham, who suffered an what appeared to be a severe ankle injury in the fourth quarter.

The game was the first-ever out-of-state game for Cass Tech, which won the Michigan Division 1 state title last season, finishing No. 15 in our national rankings. Pickerington Central advanced to the Ohio Division 1 semifinals last year, losing to eventual state champ St. Ignatius 29-27.


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