Boston High School: Jon Ojukwu

ESPN Boston Mr. Football Watch: Week 5

October, 1, 2012
10/01/12
2:20
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THE CONTENDERS
Drew Belcher, Jr. QB, Reading
Threw for two touchdowns, and ran in a third, in a 26-0 shutout of Melrose.

Brian Dunlap, Soph. WR, Natick
Caught eight passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the Red Hawks' 29-0 shutout of Newton North.

Troy Flutie, Jr. QB, Natick
Completed 16 of 24 passes for 196 yards and three touchdowns in the Red Hawks' 29-0 shutout of Newton North, and added 34 rushing yards on seven carries.

Jon Hurvitz, Sr. RB, Duxbury
Ran for a touchdown in the Dragons' 28-0 shutout of Middleborough.

Dylan Morris, Sr. WR, Barnstable
In a performance that will go down deep into Hyannis folklore, Morris caught two second-half touchdown passes -- the second clinching it in the second overtime -- in the Red Raiders' historic 13-7 upset of Everett.

Nick Peabody, Sr. QB, Barnstable
After going 0 for 10 with an interception in the first half against Everett, recovered to throw two touchdown passes and 96 yards, to deliver the upset.

Andrew Smiley, Jr. QB, St. John's (Shrewsbury)
In the Pioneers' 46-14 thumping of Wachusett, completed 13 of 24 passes for two touchdowns and added 93 rushing yards on seven carries. It's the first time in four starts he didn't eclipse at least 330 yards from scrimmage.

Jonathan Thomas, Jr. RB, St. John's Prep
Carried 23 times for 224 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles' 27-12 win over Brockton.

Cody Williams, Jr. QB, Springfield Central
Completed 8 of 12 passes for 172 yards and three scores in the Golden Eagles' 41-21 win over Chicopee.

Quron Wright, Sr. RB, Holy Name
In a 33-8 loss to Nashoba, the scatback ran for 251 yards and a score on 32 carries, bringing him within 420 yards of the school's all-time rushing mark.

ON THE RISE
Shadrach Abrokwah, Sr. RB, St. John's (Shrewsbury)
Ran for 146 yards and five touchdowns on 15 carries in the Pioneers' 46-14 win over Wachusett.

Garrett Carlos, Sr. RB, Somerset-Berkley
Kept up his torrid pace with 180 yards and two scores on 15 carries, in the Blue Raiders' 35-14 win over Wareham.

Jeff D'Auria, Sr. RB, Chelmsford
Ran for 290 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-27 win over Dracut.

David Harrison, Sr. ATH, Weymouth
In his first start at quarterback, moving over from his usual wideout position, he was 15 of 25 passing for 259 yards and four scores, including the game-winner with 23 seconds left, to beat Needham 32-27.

Kiivone Howard, Jr. RB, Foxborough
Carried 29 times for 130 yards and three touchdowns in the Warriors' 21-0 upset of North Attleborough.

Alex Medeiros, Jr. QB, Bishop Connolly
The running back, who's been filling in at quarterback for the Cougars, ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries in a 36-0 win over Marian.

Jon Ojukwu, Sr. RB, Nashoba
Exploded for a ridiculous 270 yards and five touchdowns on just 11 carries as the Chieftains rolled over Holy Name, 33-8.

Mikey Panepinto, Jr. RB, Needham
Ran for 224 yards and three scores in the Rockets' 32-27 loss to Weymouth.

Matt Phelan, Sr. QB, Northbridge
Completed 6 of 9 passes for 93 yards and a score, and added 154 rushing yards and three scores on just five carries, as the Rams rolled Southbridge 42-12 to earn coach Ken LaChapelle his 300th career victory.

C.J. Scarpa, Sr. QB, Andover
Completed 12 of 25 passes for 203 yards and two scores, in the Golden Warriors' 15-13 upset of Xaverian.

Jimmy Sullivan, Jr. QB, Nauset
In the Warriors' 20-14 win over Cardinal Spellman, carried 16 times for 147 yards and a score.

Brandon Watkins, Sr. RB, Martha's Vineyard
Did it all for the Vineyarders in a 41-8 rout of Randolph: 7 carries for 171 yards and 3 TD; 1 reception for 41 yards; and an interception.

Recap: No. 8 Nashoba 33, No. 24 Holy Name 8

September, 29, 2012
9/29/12
12:07
AM ET
BOLTON, Mass. -– Nashoba running back John Ojukwu was a man on a mission on Friday night as the senior scored all five of the Chieftain’s touchdowns in a 33-8 victory over Holy Name (2-2).

"It was a great team performance and an outstanding individual one, obviously, for John Ojukwu," Nashoba head coach Ken Tucker said. “We just wanted to get him the ball and we did tonight, and he just did the rest.” He probably told you he had some good blocking, but there were a couple of times he did some things on his own.”

Nashoba (4-0) received an All-State effort on the evening from Ojukwu, who ran for 270 yards on only 11 carries on the evening. With Nashoba leading big at the half in their prior three wins Ojukwu had only 250 yards and six touchdowns on 17 carries coming into the game.

Holy Name also went to battle with one of the State’s top backs in senior Quron Wright. Wright did his part for the Naps as he ran for 251 yards on 32 carries and one touchdown. The meeting of two of the top backs was not lost on Ojukwu, who used the match-up as motivation for his performance.

“That made me want to work harder,” said Ojukwu of the match-up with Wright. ”I rested up my injuries and came out here ready to play.”

Ojukwu exploded for three first half touchdowns to pace the Chieftains early as they took a 20-0 lead in to the half. Ojukwu scored on runs of 15, 13 and 83 in the opening half.

“It was not all me,” Ojukwu said. “It was a team effort. I may have scored all the touchdowns but the team won.”

Nashoba did an equally impressive job defensively in the opening half as they forced two first quarter fumbles that they recovered in Holy Name territory.

“We have some very talented players on defense with Zach Hume and Jack Sarnoski,” Tucker said. “He (Sarnoski) is probably the least know, excellent linebacker in Central Massachusetts, if not the state. Frankie Chiodo also played a very good game and so did Paul Louissant. We kept rotating those guys in there. The linebackers are really the key.”

Holy Name came out of the second half with a renewed focus as they stopped Nashoba, three-and-out, on the opening drive of the half. The Naps followed that stop with a 12 play, 67-yard drive capped off by a Wright 4-yard touchdown. Wright would also add the 2-point conversuon to cut the lead to 20-8 with 2:11 remainig in the third quarter.

It would not take long for Nashoba to respond as Ojukwu busted a 57-yard touchdown run, less than a minute later, to extend the lead to 28-6 heading into the final quarter of play. After Nashoba stopped Holy Name to on a fourth down play Ojukwu would put the game to rest as he ran 55 yards for his fifth and final touchdown.

Nashoba also received a strong effort defensively from defensive back Brady Schartner, who was in on both Holy Name first quarter fumbles.

The road ahead: The Chieftains have now outscored their opponents by a total score of 160-32 in their first four games. They host Marlborough and Clinton in their next two games before hitting the road on October 20 to take on Westborough.

Holy Name will stay on the road for their next two contests against Doherty and Milford before heading home on October 20 to take on Gardner.

“Give them credit,” Tucker said of Holy Name. “They are easily the toughest team we have played this year.”

Nashoba defeated Holy Name in the 2011 Central Massachusetts Division 2 Super Bowl 27-0.

“I would not be surprised if we see them again,” Tucker concluded.

NASHOBA 33, HOLY NAME 8
NAS (4-0) 14 6 6 7 --- 33
HON (2-2) 0 0 8 0 --- 8


First Quarter
N – John Ojukwu 15 run (Drew Korn kick)
N - Ojukwu 13 run (Korn kick)

Second Quarter
N - Ojukwu 83 run (kick failed)

Third Quarter
H – Quron Wright 4 run (Wright run)
N – Ojukwu 57 run (rush failed)

Fourth Quarter
N – Ojukwu 55 run (Korn kick)

Mr. Football Watch: Week 4

September, 24, 2012
9/24/12
12:18
PM ET
THE CONTENDERS
Drew Belcher, Jr. QB, Reading
Tossed four touchdown passes in the Rockets' 32-0 shutout of Arlington.

Brian Dunlap, Soph. WR, Natick
Caught six passes for 147 yards and two scores in the Red Hawks' 33-7 win over Milton.

Jalen Felix, Sr. ATH, Everett
Taking primarily handoffs in the Crimson Tide's 19-7 win over St. John's Prep, carried 12 times for 96 yards and a touchdown.

Troy Flutie, Jr. QB, Natick
Completed 14 of 21 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns, and added 35 yards on the ground, to eclipse 300 yards from scrimmage in the Red Hawks' 33-7 win over Milton.

Jon Hurvitz, Sr. RB, Duxbury
Racked up 185 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns in the Dragons' 42-14 win over New Bedford, with 140 yards and four scores coming on the ground.

Marcus Odiah, Sr. RB, Burlington
Ran for 243 yards and four touchdowns in the Red Devils' 48-28 shootout win over Belmont.

Nick Peabody, Sr. QB, Barnstable
Completed 27 of 39 passes for 402 yards and five touchdowns in a 35-14 win over Sandwich. Peabody currently leads the state with 13 touchdown passes through the first three weeks of the season.

Andrew Smiley, Jr. QB, St. John's (Shrewsbury)
Went over 330 yards from scrimmage for the third straight week, this time completing 14 of 26 passes for 207 yards, and adding 126 yards with two scores on the ground, in a 21-6 win over Catholic Memorial.

Jonathan Thomas, Jr. RB, St. John's Prep
Carried 19 times for 101 yards in the Eagles' 19-7 loss to No. 1 Everett.

Quron Wright, Sr. RB, Holy Name
In the Naps' 43-6 win over Arlington Catholic, Wright carried the ball just six times for 216 yards and touchdown runs of 56, 64 and 81 yards. In the last two weeks, he has just 11 carries but for 365 yards and six touchdowns. For the season, that's currently an absurd 16.9 yards per carry.

ON THE RISE
Garrett Carlos, Sr. RB, Somerset-Berkley
Carried four times for 187 yards and four touchdowns in the Blue Raiders' 49-6 win over Tri-County.

Justin Mount, Sr. ATH, Westford
In the Grey Ghosts' 27-12 win over Malden Catholic, ran 105 yards, caught another 90, and added an interception. In three games, he has 496 yards rushing and three picks.

Aaron Owens, Sr. RB, Springfield Central
Carried 17 times for 127 yards and three touchdowns in the Golden Eagles' 32-12 win over Chicopee Comp.

Jon Ojuwkwu, Sr. RB, Nashoba
Ran for three first-half scores, including the opening play from scrimmage, in the Chieftains' 42-3 win over Algonquin.

Mike Panepinto, Sr. RB, Needham
Ran for 103 yards and four touchdowns in the Rockets' 42-7 rout of Braintree.

Mike Rando, Sr. RB, Walpole
Went off for big gains in the Rebels' 46-13 win over Brookline, totaling 120 rushing yards and a score on just three carries, and hauling in four passes for 80 yards.

Rob Rapoza, Sr. RB, Mansfield
In the Hornets' 31-16 win over Dracut, he had 20 carries for 248 yards and three scores, and added fourth touchdown on a reception.

C.J. Scarpa, Sr. QB, Andover
Completed 18 of 31 passes for 255 yards and three scores, and added a fourth touchdown on the ground, in the Golden Warriors' 34-0 win over Methuen.

Jimmy Sullivan, Sr. QB, Nauset
Ran for 190 yards and three touchdowns in the Warriors' 34-14 win over Mashpee.

Cody Williams, Jr. QB, Springfield Central
Another solid outing for the junior, completing 11 of 15 passes for 220 yards and two scores in the Golden Eagles' 32-12 win over Chicopee Comp.

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