Jayme Thompson’s statistics weren’t that impressive on paper, but it can be argued the Toledo (Ohio) Central Catholic safety is the reason the Fighting Irish beat Trotwood-Madison 16-12 in the Division II state championship.
His tackle on a fourth-and-2 call in the second quarter set up Central Catholic for a touchdown to make it a 14-point contest.
He was also part of a defense that held the Rams to 227 yards total offense.
Thompson finished with 2½ tackles.
Here’s how the other 16 Ohio State commits fared:
J.T. Barrett: Rider (Texas) quarterback is out for season with torn ACL and meniscus. His squad beat Burges 64-35 in Class 4A Division II Regional semifinal.
Joey Bosa: St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) defensive tackle suspended for 38-24 Class 7A Regional final win over Boyd Anderson.
Cam Burrows: Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) cornerback recorded 2½ tackles in 16-12 Division II state final loss to Toledo Central Catholic.
Tyquan Lewis: Tarboro (N.C.) defensive end/linebacker injured left foot in 24-20 Class 2A state final loss to East Lincoln. It was first time in four appearances Lewis lost state final.
Eli Woodard: Eastern (N.J.) cornerback caught 4 passes for 64 yards and touchdown in 30-27 South Jersey Group V semifinals loss to Southern Regional.