October 10, 2015

Mostly cloudy

Select games will be streamed on WEOL.com

Day Date Game
Friday 10/2 Black River at Keystone AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/2 Amherst at Avon Lake Stream 2
Saturday 10/3 Elyria Catholic at Holy Name AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/9 North Ridgeville at Avon AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/9 Clearview at Columbia Stream 2
Friday 10/16 Solon at Elyria AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/16 Amherst at Avon Stream 2
Friday 10/23 TBD AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/30 TBD AM930/ Stream 1

High school football: Jake Kuchta and Darin Guice come up with big plays as Elyria Catholic wins big over Valley Forge


PARMA — Elyria Catholic played a little seven come 11 Thursday night and hit the jackpot against Valley Forge at Byers Field. The seven belongs to senior quarterback Jake Kuchta, while the 11 is senior wide receiver Darin Guice. The two hooked up for three sweet touchdown passes as the Panthers rolled 47-14. It was Read More…

High school football: Is Avon-Midview the battle of the year?

As Avon and Midview prepare to take their rivalry from the defunct West Shore Conference to the expanded Southwestern Conference on Friday night, both schools and coaches can rest easy knowing that they boast two of the best high school quarterbacks in Northeast Ohio — junior Dustin Crum for the Middies and senior Jake Sopko Read More…

VIDEO: Alcorn talks Week 4 of the high school football season


Tim Alcorn of WEOL 930-AM talks with Bruce Bishop about the matchups and key players on this week’s high school football schedule.

QB Hunter Schmeltzer rushes for 271 yards, comes through with big play as Brookside downs Western Reserve Academy

HUDSON — It’s not often a player who rushes for 271 yards needs to redeem himself in the final minutes of the game, but Brookside quarterback Hunter Schmeltzer made up for a timely turnover in a big way. After setting up Western Reserve Academy’s touchdown drive to cut the Cardinals’ lead to 10, Schmeltzer burned Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Avon overcomes North Olmsted in triple overtime

For more on Friday’s games, see Saturday’s Chronicle. NORTH OLMSTED — Destiny just may be on Avon’s side. Avon remained perfect at 3-0, 2-0 in the Southwestern Conference, thanks to three names that don’t normally get a lot of publicity. They teamed to pull out a 41-40, three-overtime thriller over North Olmsted. Jake Sopko provided Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Avon Lake beats league rival Westlake

Avon Lake's Matthew Stanfield breaks Westlake's Micheal Beaver's tackle to move the ball up the field early in the first half. AMANDA K. RUNDLE / CHRONICLE

For more on Friday’s games, see Saturday’s Chronicle. AVON LAKE — It’s not even the middle of September, only the most militant leaves have begun to turn autumn colors, people still use their air conditioning and yet it’s not too soon to be playing a “must win” game. At least not in the new-look, nine-game Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Firelands shuts out Vermilion

Firelands’ Nicholas Denney (6) runs around the Vermilion defense to score a touchdown in the end zone.  BRIAN J. SMITH / CHRONICLE

For more on Friday’s games, see Saturday’s Chronicle. HENRIETTA TWP. — The way the Firelands defense performed Friday, quarterback Brad Thrasher didn’t have to do much to lead his team to victory in a non-league game against Vermilion. Thrasher did more than enough. The senior rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown and threw for Read More…

Firelands Falcons honor longtime backer

Long time Firelands Falcon fan Glen Turner is presented with a signed team football by Colin Myers before the start of the game against Vermilion on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. BRIAN J. SMITH | CHRONICLE

HENRIETTA TWP. — For 43 years, Glen Turner has given his love to the Firelands Falcons. On Friday, as Turner celebrated his 75th birthday, the Falcons returned the love. Turner was a former president of the Firelands Athletic Booster Club, helped sell programs at football and basketball games for decades and generally did whatever he Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Elyria shuts out Shaw

Elyria's Chris Atkinson runs past Shaw's Tyeik Boyd for a touchdown in the first quarter. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE

For more on Friday’s games, see Saturday’s Chronicle. ELYRIA — Weathering a storm took on a whole new meaning for Elyria High’s football team Friday night at Ely Stadium. Sure, the steady rainfall played a role, but for the second week in a row the Pioneers had to overcome a plethora of penalties to keep Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Elyria Catholic edges Mogadore

Elyria Catholic's Daryl Davis runs through the Mogadore defense. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

  For more on Friday’s games, see Saturday’s Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA — Darin Guice paid his debt in full. After getting beat for a long touchdown pass in the first half, Guice felt like he owed his team something to make up for the mistake. His 41-yard catch-and-run late in the fourth quarter kept a critical Read More…