Wooding has an impressive week on both offense and defense

OBERLIN — Von Wooding has had an impressive collegiate career to say the least.

Last week, in this space, we informed you that Wooding became the second all-time leading tackler in school history.

Wooding achieved another milestone during last week’s loss to Wittenberg. He scored his first career offensive touchdown. Wooding played both ways for the Yeoman, rushing six times for 41 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Linsly School grad and Eastern Ohio native posted 14 more tackles and became just the second Oberlin player in history to surpass 300 career tackles. For good measure, he also forced a fumble and had a tackle for loss.

Oberlin is now 1-7 on the season and has a game at Depauw University this week before Wooding and his fellow seniors will be recognized in their home finale against Allegheny.

Here’s a look at other Ohio Valley products:



COLTON MCKIVITZ, West Virginia — Union Local graduate and his teammates had their second open week of the season and played last night at Baylor. It was announced on Thursday that McKivitz had garnered an invite to the Senior Bowl, which will be played in January.

AUSTIN DORRIS, Bowling Green — Shadyside graduate caught a pass for 9 yards in the Falcons’ big win over Akron on senior day.

CHUCKWUDI CHUCKWU, Ohio — Linsly graduate and the Bobcats had the week off to prepare for their game this past Wednesday against Miami, which he appeared in.

MANDELLA LAWRENCE-BURKE, Kent State — Steubenville graduate led the Flashes in tackles in their loss to Toledo on Tuesday with 15 stops, including eight solos.


ELIJAH BELL, North Carolina A&T — Wheeling Park graduate caught 11 passes for 107 yards in the Aggies’ victory against South Carolina State.

MAALIK RICHMOND, Youngstown State — Steubenville graduate posted five tackles in the Penguins’ loss to North Dakota State.


MATT BARBOUR, Ohio Dominican — Martins Ferry graduate and his teammates had the week off. They’ll play Lake Erie College this week.

COLE SKAGGS, West Virginia Wesleyan — St. Clairsville grad had three tackles, including one for a loss in a loss to Concord.

GEREMY PAIGE, California, Pa. — Wheeling Park grad posted two tackles in last week’s loss to Slippery Rock.

NATE PHILLIPS, West Liberty — Wheeling Park product caught a pass for 16 yards in last week’s loss to Urbana.

SAVION JOHNSON, West Liberty — Wheeling Park product carried eight times for 30 yards in last week’s loss to Urbana.

JACK DAVIS, West Liberty — Martins Ferry graduate broke up a pass against Urbana.

CODY ENRIETTI, West Liberty — Weir High graduate posted a tackle in last week’s loss.

CLAY MCDONALD, West Liberty — Wheeling Park grad had four tackles, including one for loss during the Hilltoppers loss last week.

KOTY HUDSON, West Liberty — Brooke product posted 11 tackles from his defensive back spot last week for the Hilltoppers.

THOMAS COLE, West Liberty — Brooke High product continued his fine season with three catches for 21 yards in the Hilltoppers loss.

CODY RINE, West Liberty — Brooke product started once again at nose tackle and posted four tackles

KYLE RITZ, West Liberty — Magnolia grad posted a tackle in last week’s loss.

CHANCE RUCKER, West Liberty — Caldwell graduate played along the offensive line for West Liberty last week

TYLER ELY, West Liberty — Steubenville graduate started along the offensive line last week.

RYAN LAFOLLETTE, Wheeling — Monroe Central grad continued his brilliant season with the Cardinals, catching five passes for 34 yards.

JACK FITCH, Wheeling — Martins Ferry graduate appeared in last week’s game, once again serving as the Cardinals holder.

JAKE KEENAN, Wheeling — Toronto graduate caught 5 passes for 56 yards last week in a loss to Glenville.

MATT GREENWOOD, Wheeling — St. Clairsville graduate punted five times for an average of 35.8 yards and dropped one of those inside the 20. He also kicked off three times for a 47 yard average and connected on two PATs.

ZACH EKEY, Wheeling — Steubenville graduate played along the offensive line for Cardinals.

BRADY KOLB, Wheeling — St. Clairscville product appeared in last week’s game.

KEONTE HOLMES, Wheeling — Steubenville alumnus played in last week’s loss to Frosburg.

JOHNNY AGRESTA, Walsh — Steubenville graduate was charted for three tackles and a pass break up in a win over Kentucky Wesleyan

ALIJAH DEMITRAS, Walsh — Steubenville product started along the offensive line for the Cavaliers in win.


CHRISTIAN WITCHEY, St. Vincent’s — St. Clairsville graduate punted in last week’s game.

DREW LOWERY, Muskingum — Buckeye Trail graduate finished with 6 tackles, a 10-yard sack and recovered a fumble in last week’s loss to Heidelberg.

GAGE GIOVENGO, Marietta — Linsly School product started at tight end in last week’s loss.

TANNER CLARK, Marietta — Caldwell grad rushed 22 times for 68 yards and caught a pass for 4 yards.

VIC GIOVENGO, Marietta — Linsly School grad finished with 11 tackles and broke up a pass in last week’s loss.

TROY PONTIUS, Marietta — Buckeye Trail grad posted one tackle for loss in the loss to Baldwin-Wallace.

LUKE WATT, Marietta — True freshman from St. Clairsville played in last week’s game.

MAX TICE, Marietta — Toronto graduate registered a tackle in last week’s game.

SETH CADE, Marietta — Edison product appeared in last week’s game.

COLE GRIFFIN, John Carroll — Linsly product appeared in last week’s game.

DEVAUGHN MCWHORTER, Bethany — True freshman from Wheeling Park had five kickoff returns for 62 yards. He also recovered a fumble.

JERMAIN SNODGRASS, Bethany — True freshman from Wheeling Park had a team-high nine tackles in the Bison loss to Case Western.


ALYSSA OTTO, Mercyhurst — St. Clairsville graduate recorded her first career hat trick during a 5-0 victory against IUP on Wednesday. For the season, Otto has scored a team high 16 goals. She leads the PSAC in goals.


SIDNEY SNYDER, Bethany — Steubenville grad recorded 9 kills, 11 digs and an ace in the Bison victory over Geneva earlier this week.


CAITLYN KROLL, Ohio — Bridgeport graduate opened her Bobcats career by scoring four points and collecting three rebounds in 23 minutes of action in a loss at Syracuse.

JENSEN CARETTI, Ohio State — River product didn’t appear in the Buckeyes’ exhibition win over Urbana. The team formally opens its season Sunday against Valparaiso in Springfield.

ANGELA STAFFILENO, Duquesne — Brooke graduate returned from a red-shirt season and began with 14 minutes and three points in the Dukes loss to Kent.

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