Northmont QB delivers in North-South Football Classic at Massillon

Northmont QB Miles Johnson, shown here last season against Springfield, threw three TD passes for the South All-Stars. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

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Northmont QB Miles Johnson, shown here last season against Springfield, threw three TD passes for the South All-Stars. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Miles Johnson of Northmont High School came up big on the grandest stage during the big-school Ohio North-South Football Classic at Massillon’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium on Saturday.

The senior quarterback, who signed with Urbana University, completed 11 of 21 passes for 133 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-33 South win in the combined Divisions I-III game. One of those scores was set up when Jason Smith of Beavercreek recovered a fumble deep in North’s territory.

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The North blocked a field goal as time expire and made a goal-line tackle to preserve a 27-25 in in the Divisions IV-VII game.

Listed on the South Divisions I-III roster were Northmont teammates Danny Lewis (Marian, Ind.), Bryan Heyward, David Weherley and Johnson (Northmont), Franklin’s Matt Centers (Grand Valley State), Xenia’s Johnzel Gray and Peyton Bartley (Georgetown, Ky.), Chaminade Julienne’s Dominic Wilcox (Chaminade Julienne) and Smith. Trace Smitherman (Xenia) was among the South coaches.

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On the South Divisions IV-VII team were Riley Blankenship and Dan Butterbaugh (Waynesville), Mykah Eichie (Springfield Catholic Central, Cole Pelgen (Middletown Madison) and Twon Hines (Northridge). Steve Poff (formerly of Madison) and Spencer Wells (Fort Loramie) were on the South coaching staff.

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The nation’s longest-running high school football all-star game is sponsored by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association


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