July 30, 2014

Date Game
Week 8
10/18 Keystone at Brookside 7:00 PM  
10/18 Midview at Elyria Catholic 7:00 PM  
10/18 North Ridgeville at Bay 7:00 PM  
10/18 Oberlin at Clearview 7:00 PM  
10/18 Vermilion at Norwalk 7:00 PM  
10/18 Lorain High at Euclid 7:00 PM  
10/18 Amherst at North Olmsted 7:00 PM  
10/18 Avon Lake at Olmsted Falls 7:00 PM  
10/18 Columbia at Lutheran West 7:00 PM  
10/18 Black River at Firelands 7:00 PM  
10/18 Buckeye at Wellington 7:00 PM  
10/18 Rocky River at Avon 7:00 PM  
10/18 Shaker Heights at Elyria 7:00 PM  
10/19 Open Door at Lutheran East 2:00 PM  
Week 9
10/25 North Ridgeville at Elyria Catholic 7:00 PM  
10/25 North Ridgeville at Elyria Catholic 7:00 PM  
10/25 Wellington at Firelands 7:00 PM  
10/25 Amherst at Westlake 7:00 PM  
10/25 Avon at Olmsted Falls 7:00 PM  
10/25 Brookside at Black River 7:00 PM  
10/25 Columbia at Brooklyn 7:00 PM  
10/25 Elyria at Stow-Munroe Falls 7:00 PM  
10/25 Buckeye at Keystone 7:00 PM  
10/25 Cleveland Heights at Lorain High 7:00 PM  
10/25 Fairview at Oberlin 7:00 PM  
10/25 Lakewood at Midview 7:00 PM  
10/25 Lutheran West at Clearview 7:00 PM  
10/25 North Olmsted at Avon Lake 7:00 PM  
10/25 Vermilion at Spencerville 7:30 PM  
Week 10
11/01 Firelands at Buckeye 7:00 PM  
11/01 North Ridgeville at Lakewood 7:00 PM  
11/01 Oberlin at Brooklyn 7:00 PM  
11/01 Vermilion at Lucas 7:00 PM  
11/01 Lorain High at Warren G Harding 7:00 PM  
11/01 Avon at Bay 7:00 PM  
11/01 Avon Lake at Amherst 7:00 PM  
11/01 Brookside at Wellington 7:00 PM  
11/01 Clearview at Columbia 7:00 PM  
11/01 Berea-Midpark at Midview 7:00 PM  
11/01 Black River at Keystone 7:00 PM  
11/01 Medina at Elyria 7:00 PM  
11/01 Rocky River at Elyria Catholic 7:00 PM  
11/01 Open Door at Worthing. Christian 7:30 PM  

Longtime football coach Dave McFarland to study factors contributing to players’ success


After three decades of coaching football, Dave McFarland had some burning questions running through his mind. Why are some kids destined to go to college? What drives certain players to succeed? How do winners become winners? McFarland believes he knows the answers, and now he’s going to try and prove it. “It seems we start Read More…

Four area football players headed to Indy for NFL national 7-on-7 tournament

nfl tournament

It began with more than 1,500 high school football players from around the state trying to earn a spot in a Northern Ohio 7-on-7 tournament hosted by the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Last weekend, 140 of those players competed in a 7-on-7 team championship and for a spot on the 12-man 7-on-7 team that Read More…

High school football: Stripes team dominates Stars in county all-star game; Elyria Catholic’s Conner Riddell team MVP

Elyria Catholic's Conner Riddell of the Stripes team makes a catch for a touchdown, breaking a tackle attempt by Stars' Wyatt Ohm of Avon Lake. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — If it was a sibling rivalry, the Stripes gave the Stars a wedgie, patted them on their butts and sent them on their way during the Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic on Friday night. “Coach (Polevacik) was talking all week about how he wants us to have fun, but he did Read More…

Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic: Ohio Athletic Conference connection helps Stripes team bond

ELYRIA — The Stripes players truly have a league of their own. Twelve of the team’s 35 players will be playing college football in the Ohio Athletic Conference next season. The Stripes team will face the Stars team tonight in the Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic at Midview High School. The Division III next-level Read More…

Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic: Stars team has versatile group of running backs … plans to use them

EATON TWP. — The Stars team has a plan going into tonight’s game at Midview High School — use big plays for big success. There’s no position the team is stocked with more big playmakers than running back. Actually, one of the biggest playmakers on the team is only 5-foot-2 — Oberlin’s Kiylan Bugg. “The Read More…

Columbia’s Heidecker picks Toledo to continue football career

Brandon Heidecker

Columbia’s Brandon Heidecker won’t have anything to worry about his senior year. His college plans are already made. Heidecker, a 6-foot-6 tackle for the Raiders, has orally agreed to play football at the University of Toledo. “The whole process was fun, but it went by really fast,” said Heidecker, who will major in engineering or Read More…

H.S. Football: Midview’s Cody Callaway named MOP of North-South Classic

Cody Callaway

DAYTON — Midview’s Cody Callaway picked up Most Outstanding Player honors Saturday after leading the North to a 23-14 win in the Division I-III North-South Classic at Welcome Stadium. The quarterback’s big play was a 62-yard TD connection with Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s Parris Campbell on the final play of the first half. In the Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: 1964 Pioneers football team was tough, talented

The 1964 Pioneers lost their first game of the season then won nine straight to claim the Buckeye Conference title and end up ranked third in the state. PHOTO PROVIDED

Harry Gonso had to be wondering what the heck was going on. “Red Rover, Red Rover, send Gonso on over,” the Elyria High defense chanted in unison. Gonso was Findlay High’s quarterback in 1964 and he would go on to lead Indiana to its only Rose Bowl appearance four years later. He had brought his Read More…

High school football: Oberlin names Law new coach

Mike Law

Oberlin High didn’t have to look very far for its new football coach — just a couple of blocks to the west, to be exact. Mike Law — an Oberlin College assistant coach the last three seasons after a successful playing career for the Yeomen — was officially hired and approved by the Oberlin school Read More…

College signings: North Ridgeville residents Andrew, David Dowell orally commit to Northwestern

twins sign

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Ever since Andrew Dowell was born 22 minutes before his twin brother, David, they have been competing against each other. They’ve also done everything together. Their competitive fire has blossomed at St. Edward. The North Ridgeville residents have excelled on the football field, where they led the Eagles to the Division I Read More…