August 29, 2014


Select games will be streamed on

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: Depth, veteran quarterback have Elyria feeling optimistic

Elyria quarterback Hunter Prash throws to a receiver in a game last year against Elyria Catholic. The senior will return for his third year as quarterback for the Pioneers. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — A year ago, the Elyria Pioneers made the playoffs for just the second time in school history, but the run was short and not-so-sweet, ending in a 16-15 loss at Stow in the first round. “We want to go back and we want to go deep,” senior cornerback Mike Church said. “That’s part Read More…

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…