September 19, 2014

Mostly clear

Select games will be streamed on

Day Date Game
Friday 8/29 Medina at Brunswick
Friday 9/05 Eastlake North at Medina
Friday 9/12 Cloverleaf at Buckeye
Friday 9/19 Black River at Lutheran West
Friday 9/26 Normandy at Brunswick
Friday 10/03 Medina at Strongsville
Friday 10/10 Buckeye at Black River
Friday 10/17 Wellington at Buckeye
Friday 10/24 Brunswick at Strongsville
Friday 10/31 TBA

High School Football: Manchester at Black River

Black River quarterback Vernon Beard throws as he is hit by Manchester Linebacker Mason Nist during the first quarter. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

SULLIVAN TWP. — The last in a long series of memorable games between the Black River and Manchester football teams ended in the Panthers’ favor Friday night. What seemed like a close game on paper was anything but, as Manchester ran away with a 51-28 victory. For coach Al Young’s Pirates, there won’t be any Read More…

High School Football: Medina at Wadsworth

Medina's Ian Crawley hauls in a touchdown reception against Wadsworth's Craig Palidar during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — Wadsworth defensive coordinator Rob Karovic and Medina counterpart Toby Stepis had 84 reasons to be upset. In a non-league game that one team felt it should have won and the other felt fortunate it didn’t lose Friday, the Grizzlies used enough big plays to hold off the never-quit Bees 47-37. Wadsworth (3-0) led Read More…

High School Football: Cloverleaf at Buckeye

Buckeye quarterback Nathan Polidori celebrates after a Buckeye touchdown in the third quarter.

YORK TWP. — It took a little trickeration, some Johnny Manziel-like quarterbacking and some huge defensive stops, but the Buckeye football team finally ended a long losing streak against Cloverleaf with a 27-7 non-league win Friday. The Bucks (1-2) ended a 14-game skid against their county rival by taking control of the game late in Read More…

High School Football: Brunswick at Austintown Fitch

AUSTINTOWN — To begin its season with three straight wins, the Brunswick football team had to overcome a big barrier: The Blue Devils had to halt Austintown Fitch’s 15-game regular-season winning streak. Make Brunswick 3-0 after it coasted to a 41-27 non-conference victory Friday night at Falcon Stadium. “We wanted to be the ones to Read More…

High School Football: North Royalton at Highland

GRANGER TWP. — Defense led the way as the Highland football team wrapped up non-conference play Friday with a convincing 35-6 victory over North Royalton. The win served as a final test before kicking off Suburban League play against undefeated Nordonia next week. “We had a great week at practice and the coaches prepared us Read More…

Football: Medina tackle Zeke Martin hungry for victories

Zeke Martin never wanted to be sick to his stomach again after missing part of his freshman football season with food poisoning. The Medina senior right tackle had to endure a very similar feeling anyway in the fall of 2012. Like so many modern high school athletes, Martin convinced himself that focusing on one sport Read More…

Week 3 Medina County High School Football Scores

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It’s Week 3 of high school football, and we’ve got you covered for Medina County scores.  If you’re interested in Lorain County scores, head over to our sister paper, The Chronicle-Telegram. We’ll keep this page updated with scores as we get them. Do you have a score update that we haven’t posted yet? Post it Read More…

Football commentary: Highland-Buckeye rivalry deserves another chance


Few can expect current Buckeye and Highland football players to understand. One of Medina County’s oldest rivalries is back, and it’s a beautiful thing. The Hornets rolling to a convincing 44-6 non-league victory last week was secondary because alumni from both sides were smiling from ear to ear. The series had been played consecutively since Read More…

H.S. football: Pirates give up 50 again

CHESTER TWP. — Black River football coach Al Young knows exactly what his team needs. Defense … and lots of it. For the second straight week, the Pirates’ defense struggled. This time it cost them in a 52-32 non-league loss Saturday to Northwestern in a game suspended Friday due to lightning. The Pirates (1-1) have Read More…

High School Football: Eastlake North at Medina

Medina's Jake Field tackles North quarterback Zane Bunnell in the second quarter Friday night. Photo By Judd Smerglia

MEDINA — The Medina football team throttled Eastlake North 49-7 Friday in non-league action and looked very impressive while doing so. The catch is the Bees (1-1) beat the Rangers (0-2) 56-7 a year ago and wound up winning three games. Medina players vow they are a much better team this season, and they certainly Read More…