August 27, 2014

Partly sunny
Day Date Game
Friday 8/29 Avon at Avon Lake
Friday 8/29 Lorain at Midview
Friday 9/05 Lorain at Elyria
Friday 9/05 South Central at Columbia
Friday 9/12 Firelands at Vermilion
Friday 9/12 Twinsburg at Avon
Saturday 9/13 Elyria Catholic at Beachwood
Thursday 9/18 Elyria at Valley Forge
Friday 9/19 Keystone at Clearview
Friday 9/19 North Ridgeville at Avon Lake
Saturday 9/20 Vermilion at CCC
Friday 9/26 Avon at Midview
Friday 9/26 Clearview at Black River
Friday 10/03 Westlake at Avon Lake
Friday 10/03 Brunswick at Elyria
Friday 10/10 Lakewood at Elyria Catholic
Friday 10/10 Wellington at Keystone
Friday 10/17 Lutheran West at Columbia
Friday 10/17 Elyria Catholic at Midview
Saturday 10/18 Elyria at Shaker Heights
Friday 10/24 Olmsted Falls at Avon
Friday 10/24 Westlake at Amherst
Friday 10/31 TBA
Friday 10/31 TBA

High school football 2014: North Olmsted hit hard by graduation


Graduation can be cruel. After going 14-6 the last two seasons, and barely missing out on the playoffs both times, North Olmsted will need to look to a wealth of new faces to keep that momentum going. The program welcomes in 38 new players and will need to replace a total of 13 starters from Read More…

High school football 2014: Open Door looks to build on momentum

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ELYRIA — While the Open Door football program has existed for four seasons, last year was its first playing a full varsity schedule. As expected, the Patriots struggled at the beginning of the season, giving up no fewer than 32 points in each of their first six games, while only breaking the 20-point barrier once. Read More…

High school football: Black River optimistic despite players changes

Black River running back Colin Filak tries to punch through a wall of Clearview defenders last season. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

SULLIVAN TWP. — To say Black River is going through changes this year would be quite an understatement. There are only six returning starters for the Pirates and one of the offensive players to be replaced had 6,097 career rushing yards, 82 touchdowns and is considered one of the best players ever to suit up Read More…

High school football 2014: Vermilion looking for a new home … and more wins, too

VERMILION — There’s a Navy saying about having “gear adrift” when something is out of place or doesn’t quite seem to fit. That expression might be heard in Vermilion these days when talking about the Sailors — the high school football Sailor, that is. Vermilion is looking for a conference that fits, one that it Read More…

High school football 2014: Firelands still young, but no longer inexperienced

Firelands running back Aaron Stevanus pushes through the Wellington defense for a gain last season. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands had it rough in 2013. Not only did the Falcons go winless, they scored fewer than two touchdowns per game on average, while giving up more than 44 points a game. So why is Firelands so eager for this season to begin? The Falcons, who were forced to play a significant Read More…

High school football: Brookside players bond in offseason, hope it pays off in more wins


SHEFFIELD — Brookside is hoping that going camping over the summer will pay off on the football field this fall. Fourth-year head coach Thom Lesiecki took his team to a camp at Hiram College over the offseason and he is already beginning to see changes in the team and their attitude as the season approaches. Read More…

High school football: New Oberlin coach Michael Law likes what he sees in Phoenix

Oberlin's Elijah Bugg runs against Brookside in a game last season. Phoenix first-year head coach Micahel Law likes what he sees in this year's team. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

OBERLIN — Michael Law wasn’t totally sure what to expect when he made the move down the road from Oberlin College to become the new head football coach of a Phoenix team coming off a 2-8 season. So far he has been pleased with what he’s seen. “I wasn’t sure what was in the cupboard, Read More…

High school football: Clearview looking to bounce back from lackluster season

Clearview's Lance Billings runs for a touchdown against Keystone last year. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Sometimes the toughest lessons yield the best results. Clearview finished the 2013 season in rough fashion, losing three of its last four games to finish with a 4-6 record — the first time in coach Mike Collier’s tenure that the Clippers finished below .500. This year’s team has learned from last year’s mistakes Read More…

High school football: Columbia hopes to ride recent streak of success


COLUMBIA STATION — Good football programs have winning seasons. Great football programs have winning traditions. After three playoff appearances in the last four seasons, Columbia is on its way to becoming a great program. Although the Raiders graduated much of last season’s prolific offense, senior two-way tackle Brandon Heidecker doesn’t think the team will miss Read More…

High school football 2014: Avon Lake looking to contend once again

Avon Lake's Jeremiah Campo played wide receiver last season, but will take on the quarterback duties this year. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

AVON LAKE — There are a lot of changes and new faces in store for the Avon Lake football team, but that doesn’t mean the team’s perennial contention for a Southwestern Conference title and playoff berth will change. The Shoremen have a new (old) head coach, a new (old) offensive coordinator and new-ish offensive and Read More…