'High School Football'
The 1979 World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates had nothing on the 2013 Highland High football team.
Managed by Chuck Tanner and led by players like Willie Stargell, Dave Parker and Kent Tekulve, that Pirates team adopted the famous “We Are Family” slogan, which was also the name of a top-40 song by Sister Sledge at the …Read More
NORTH ROYALTON — Nine words from Myles Houska said it all: “Nothing is going to come easy in the playoffs.”
The top-seeded Highland football team had a war on its hands …Read More
Al Young was at a raffle for his Black River football program Sunday morning when the urge to find out who the Pirates …Read More
The first three years of Richie Norman’s high school football career were nothing short of frustrating. The final one has been nothing short of memorable.
The Brunswick running back thought he was going to start on the freshman team in 2010, but a broken ankle on the first day of full-contact practice ended his season. The …Read More
Zak Diaz has manned seven positions for the Buckeye football team this season, but that’s nothing compared to the adjustments he makes on the bowling lanes.
Diaz, who will start at offensive tackle and defensive end when the Bucks (6-4) visit Clyde (9-1) in a Division III, Region 8 playoff game Friday at 7:30 p.m., routinely …Read More
Medina County has a Fab Five in the football playoffs for the first time.
Black River (Division V, Region 15), Brunswick (D-I, Region 1), Buckeye (D-III, Region 8), Highland (D-II, Region 4) and Wadsworth (D-I, Region 1) qualified for the postseason when the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced first-round pairings Sunday.
The previous county standard was …Read More
MACEDONIA — Minutes after the Wadsworth football team defeated Nordonia 34-33 Friday, defensive coordinator Rob Karovic heaped compliments on his jubilant players.
He ended the short speech with three words that led to a primal roar: “We’re going home.”
Art Wright Memorial Stadium will be rocking next week in a Division I, Region 1 playoff …Read More
ELYRIA — In spite of five losses to close the year, Medina football coach Dan Sutherland couldn’t help but be proud Friday night at Ely Stadium.
“Our seniors have not quit all year long,” he said after Elyria escaped with a 14-7 Northeast Ohio Conference River Division victory that sewed up a playoff spot. …Read More
Highland’s Cory Moncol upends Cloverleaf’s Garrison Flora for a short gain during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)
GRANGER TWP. — This time, there was no upset. Not by a long shot.
The Highland football team got touchdowns from five different players on its first five possessions Friday en route to a 49-7 Suburban …Read More
LAGRANGE — For most of the week leading up to the Black River game, Keystone fans were eagerly anticipating what the Pirates offense would do next.
The Pirates had put up approximately 48 points per game in Patriot Athletic Conference play and senior Andrew Vaughn had gone over the 2,000-yard mark rushing, so everyone …Read More