May 4, 2016

Medina
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High school football: Black River pulls through for win over Wellington

WELLINGTON — The tone was set on the opening touch Friday, when Wellington sophomore Trevor Porter took the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown. Suddenly, Black River’s football team was down by 16 points midway through the first quarter just two possessions into the game. That’s when the Pirates turned to the running game Read More…

High school football: Cloverleaf nearly shutout in loss to Streetsboro

STREETSBORO — The long season for the Cloverleaf football team came to a merciful end Friday night with a 48-6 loss to Streetsboro. The Colts (1-9, 0-7) struggled to contain senior quarterback and Bowling Green State recruit Jerry Judd in the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division finale. Judd had a masterful performance with touchdown runs Read More…

High school football: Medina not able to keep up with Solon in GCC title loss

SOLON — The Greater Cleveland Conference is proving to be a tough football league. Solon reminded Medina why Friday, cruising to a 49-14 win at home to clinch a share of the GCC title. The Bees, which entered with slim Division I, Region 1 playoff hopes, finished 4-6, 2-5. “Our record doesn’t show what this Read More…

High school football: Wadsworth falls to Nordonia in SLND

MACEDONIA — The Wadsworth football team certainly tried to play the role of spoiler Friday in a Suburban League National Division game against Nordonia. With the Knights needing a win and help to get into the Division II, Region 3 playoffs — they got it — the Grizzlies did everything they could but eventually fell Read More…

High school football: Brunswick’s season finale loss to Strongsville in GCC

BRUNSWICK — When you run the flexbone offense and attempt 40 passes, the final result probably isn’t going to go in your favor. That was clear Friday night in the Brunswick football team’s 42-14 loss to Strongsville in the season finale for the two Greater Cleveland Conference rivals. The Blue Devils (3-7, 3-4) tried in Read More…

High school football: Highland’s season ends in disappointment with loss to Roosevelt

KENT — In a span of five minutes Friday, Highland’s football team went from a loss to a thrilling tie with a chance to win to watching a Suburban League American Division tri-championship slip away. The Hornets nearly overcame haunting mistakes by scoring on an 80-yard touchdown pass with 25 seconds left to force overtime, Read More…

High school football: Buckeye shows no mercy in win over Brookside

YORK TWP. — Senior Justin Lowry stalked his prey, orange Gatorade cooler in his arms. Third-year coach Mark Pinzone appeared to be unaware of what was unfolding as his Buckeye football team readied itself for postgame chants. Alas, at the last moment, he instinctively felt No. 11 blitzing hard and ducked as Lowry completely whiffed Read More…

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High school football: Highland’s Zelinski takes nothing for granted

Tyler Zelinski’s breakout senior season has been sponsored by former Browns punter Reggie Hodges, cast iron, protein shakes, Chipotle Mexican Grill and 2 a.m. film study. That’s a lot to digest, so let’s explain. Zelinski saw two years ago how a Highland quarterback should act when he was third string behind two-time Gazette MVP Bruce Read More…

High school football: Medina rough start early leads to loss to Euclid in GCC

MEDINA — There wasn’t a ton of middle ground for the Medina football team Friday night. The Bees were terrible at the start, terrific for most of the second quarter, pretty bad in the third period and not quite good enough in the fourth, resulting in a 35-27 Greater Cleveland Conference loss to Euclid at Read More…