October 8, 2015

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High school football: Wadsworth squeezes in win against North Royalton

Wadsworth's Luke Clinton dives for a pass while being defended by North Royalton's Samuel Tarnowski in the second quarter.

NORTH ROYALTON — It was hard to tell at times if it was two defenses slugging it out or two offenses struggling to get out of their own way. Wadsworth and North Royalton played both parts well, but the Grizzlies managed a big first-quarter play and a late field goal Friday to win 9-0 in Read More…

High school football: Wellington had nowhere to run in loss to Buckeye

Buckeye's Nathan Paladori splits Wellington defenders Alex Goss and Everett Kropff on his way to a touch down on a punt return in the first quarter. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

YORK TWP. — On a homecoming night when Buckeye celebrated the 50th anniversary of its 1965 Inland Conference champion football team, the current Bucks reenacted a Martha and the Vandellas song from that year: They made sure Wellington had “Nowhere to Run.” Buckeye’s defense held the Dukes to 30 total yards in the first half Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Gazette High School Football Week 6


Live Blog Medina County High School Football Week Six  

H.S. football: Hornets upset state-ranked Aurora

GRANGER TWP. — On nearly every read-option they faced Thursday, the Aurora football team’s defenders rabidly went after Highland running back and Medina County leading rusher Sam Jenkins, all but daring quarterback Tyler Zelinski to beat them. Zelinski responded by carving up one of the most feared units in Northeast Ohio. In just his eighth Read More…

High school football: Brunswick tops Elyria for first win of season


  BRUNSWICK — A good start and ball security left Brunswick’s football players celebrating their first win of the year Friday night. Quarterback Nick Horton scored three times and the Blue Devils dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball in a 26-14 victory over Elyria. Brunswick, which had been outscored 75-23 Read More…

High school football: Black River falls to Columbia


  COLUMBIA STATION — The Black River football team pulled off trick plays and deep passes Friday night when it traveled to state-ranked Columbia. But in the second half of the Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division game, the Raiders took control the old-fashioned way — on the ground — and dominated the line of scrimmage on Read More…

High school football: Wadsworth wins ugly at Cuyahoga Falls

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Sometimes it takes an ugly win at the right time to get back on track. The Wadsworth football team is hoping that is the case after going on the road Friday night and beating Cuyahoga Falls 28-7 in Suburban League National Division play. “We did what we needed to do,” Grizzlies coach Read More…

High school football: Highland falls in wild finish to Green

GRANGER TWP. — Few in attendance will forget the ride the Highland football team took during a 31-27 non-conference loss to Green on Friday. From an apparent game-winning touchdown with 2:53 remaining by Joe Wiencek to a questionable pass interference call on fourth down that prolonged the eventual game-winning drive for the Bulldogs (3-2), the Read More…

High school football: Another Friday night, another Buckeye blowout win

SHEFFIELD TWP. — It was another ho-hum night, another second-half running clock and another blowout win for the Buckeye football team. The most recent victim was Clearview, which was dominated 47-7 in a Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division game Friday night. The Bucks (5-0, 2-0) made it look easy again, overwhelming the Clippers (1-4, 0-2) and Read More…

High school football: Strongsville dominates Medina in GCC win


MEDINA — The Strongsville football team killed Medina with the pass in the first half, then buried the Bees with the run in the second. Completely dominating in every aspect, the Mustangs rolled to an impressive 42-19 Greater Cleveland Conference victory Friday night that left Medina coach Dan Sutherland shaking his head. “Maybe our kids Read More…