June 28, 2016

Intermittent clouds

Select games will be streamed on WEOL.com

Day Date Game
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: Wadsworth comes up short in loss to Brecksville

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth football team had some golden opportunities Friday night, beginning with the fact Brecksville was minus its two biggest playmakers in quarterback Luke Strnad and wide receiver Tyler Tupa, an Ohio University recruit. The Grizzlies were unable to capitalize, however, as they suffered a number of self-inflicted wounds while falling 21-13 in Read More…

High school football: Buckeye dominates Firelands in PAC

YORK TWP. — Quarterback Nathan Polidori passionately leading the postgame B-U-C-K-E-Y-E chant and the celebratory banging of helmets against lockers probably were heard 30 miles away in northwestern Lorain County. Those messages were proudly brought to you by the Buckeye football team, which is 96 minutes from a 10-0 regular season. Getting near-perfect play from Read More…

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The brightest Stars: Perfect Buckeye to lock horns with physical Firelands for division lead

YORK TWP. — Pick your poison: A dangerous, scrambling quarterback operating a unique offense behind a college-sized offensive line or a hard-hitting defense that already has four shutouts. The Firelands football team has the full attention of undefeated Buckeye. With all due respect to sub.-.500 Cloverleaf, Fairview, Clearview, Wellington and Black River, the Bucks (7-0, Read More…

High school football: Brunswick falls to Euclid in rainful finish

EUCLID — Euclid gave the Brunswick football team a gift midway through the fourth quarter Thursday. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, it was labeled “return to sender.” By the time the vital Greater Cleveland Conference game was over, Brunswick was looking at the wrong end of a 27-14 decision. With the score knotted at 14 Read More…

High school football: Bridges burns Highland in Suburban League matchup

COPLEY TWP. — The members of the Highland football team probably had nightmares about Weston Bridges late Friday night and on into Saturday morning. The Copley running back had five touchdowns to spark the Indians to a key 41-10 Suburban League American Division win over the Hornets. Copley (7-0, 4-0) now sits alone in first Read More…

High school football: Brunswick gets comfortable with flexbone, knocks off Shaker Heights

BRUNSWICK — The flexbone offense is all about precision, angles and 11 players executing in sync. The Brunswick football team struggled with its new offense early in the season, but as reps have continued to add up, the offense has started to come along. The turn-back-the-clock offense put together another solid effort and knocked off Read More…

High school football: Wadsworth runs all over Twinsburg in Suburban League divisional tilt

WADSWORTH — The Twinsburg football team kept first-team All-Ohioan Daniel Weinerman out of the end zone Friday night, but the Tigers forgot about Alex Jones. The running backs helped Wadsworth run over Twinsburg 34-13 in Suburban League National Division action. Weinerman was the set-up man with 164 yards on 28 carries, while Jones was the Read More…

One step up, two steps back: Cloverleaf makes plays, but not enough against Springfield

WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf football team made plays Friday night — some explosive offensive plays, some big defensive stops, an important takeaway. Yet every time the Colts had something go right, something invariably went wrong in a 26-0 Portage Trail Conference Metro Division loss to Springfield. “I thought we gave our best effort; we Read More…

High school football: Buckeye cruises in rivalry game against Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — Accepting anything less than perfection is not an option for Justin Lowry, Trevor Thome and the rest of the Buckeye football team. Minutes after slowly but surely beating the tar out of archrival Black River 48-7 Friday, Lowry and Thome all but thanked the Pirates for giving them a game for 2ᄑ Read More…