April 19, 2014

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Ginn always beats the odds

  Brad Bournival The Gazette CLEVELAND — Should Cleveland Glenville lose to Highland in Friday’s Division II state semifinal don’t look for Tarblooders coach Ted Ginn Sr. to shed any tears. The veteran coach has already beaten something far bigger than anything the Hornets will throw at him. The 58-year-old went for what he thought Read More…

Highland football: Injured Williams stays on field through friend

There’s a reason Grant Wallace leads the Highland football team in tackles: A part of best friend, neighbor and fellow linebacker Keith Williams is on the field with him. “He’s always told me he’d be out there playing for me, that I was playing within him,” said Williams, who shattered two bones in his right Read More…

High school football: Corvo never plays afraid

Highland junior Nick Corvo stands just 6 feet tall and weighs 210 pounds. That’s good size for a defensive back or even a linebacker, but Corvo is the starting defensive end for a 13-0 Hornets team that has made history by advancing to the Division II state semifinals against Glenville (12-0) at Byers Field. How Read More…

High school football: State semifinal set to be held at Byers Field

Travel has been the least of the Highland football fans’ concerns. The Hornets will have a short bus ride for the fourth straight playoff game, as they will play Glenville at Parma’s Byers Field in a Division II state semifinal Friday. The Ohio High School Athletic Assocation announced the site Sunday afternoon. Highland (13-0) began its Read More…

Hornets join elite company

  The 1995 and 2007 Brunswick Blue Devils now have company. The 2013 Highland Hornets became just the third Medina County football team to reach the state semifinals, defeating Avon 24-21 Friday in a thrilling Division II, Region 4 championship game at Brunswick Auto Mart Stadium. “It was amazing,” senior receiver/defensive back Collin Paich said. Read More…

Hornets make history

  Albert Grindle The Gazette BRUNSWICK — It kept running the ball and running down the clock, giving its defense opportunities to make sure time ran out on Avon’s season. The top-seeded Highland football team is still running after an edge-of-your seat 24-21 victory Friday in the Division II, Region 4 championship at cold and Read More…

Offensive line plays big role in win

  Chad Grant The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Their names won’t show up in the box score, but the unheralded and often anonymous Highland offensive linemen came up big Friday. It would be hard to find a better performance than the one turned in by the six road graders in the Hornets’ 24-21 Division II, Region Read More…

High school football: Frederick holding own on O-line

Tyler Frederick smiles from ear to ear when asked about his nickname because he’s had no choice but to get used to it. Heck, he doesn’t even remember the last time a teammate called him “Tyler.” The story dates to the Highland two-way lineman’s elementary school days. Apparently showing no regard for Frederick’s feelings — Read More…

High school football: Undefeated Hornets are all business

BRUNSWICK — No one would blame the Highland football team if it had extra moxie after defeating Massillon 17-14 last week or if it played the revenge card after losing to Avon in the playoffs two years ago. The 12-0 Hornets don’t roll like that. They’ve remained grounded heading into tonight’s Division II, Region 4 Read More…

High school football: Bruce Kinsey D-II Offensive Player of Year

The resume spoke for itself: a perfect record, No. 6 rating in The Associated Press state poll, 2,472 yards total offense and 29 touchdowns in the regular season. Highland quarterback Bruce Kinsey was the unanimous choice for Division II Offensive Player of the Year when the All-Northeast Inland District teams were released Wednesday by the Read More…