Not to be forgotten amidst all of the hoopla surrounding the biggest upset in college football history or the Buckeyes season-opening victory over Youngstown State, the 3rd Herbstreit Challenge took place in Cincinnati and Canton over the weekend. In all, seven of the top 25 teams in the nation took the field in the classic.
Ohio teams did extremely well, but the big news out of the event was unranked Elder snapping #3 Charlotte Independence's 109 game winning streak. Elder defensive back Keith Hamberg ended the 41-34 overtime classic with an interception, thus also snapping the 2nd-longest high school football winning streak of all-time.
#4 Cincinnati St. Xavier also looked good overpowering #5 DeMatha (MD) 28-7 in front of a live ESPN audience. The win was even more impressive when you consider that stud St. X running back Darius Ashley did not dress because of a sprained ankle.
In other action, #25 Youngstown Cardinal Mooney defeated #10 Monroeville Gateway (PA) 27-6, #11 Long Beach Poly defeated Cleveland Glenville 21-13 and #23 Cincinnati Colerain defeated the Two-A-Day Crew.
Previously: Herbstreit Challenge Returning