April 16, 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  

High school football: Columbia quarterback Jay Banyasz wins Golden Helmet award as Lorain County’s top senior player

Columbia quarterback Jay Banyasz

Columbia already had a first-team All-Ohio player leading it into tonight’s playoff game against Chippewa. Now they have a Golden Helmet winner, too. And it’s the same player. Jay Banyasz was named the Golden Helmet winner Thursday as the top senior football player in Lorain County. Banyasz, who was named a first-team All-Ohio defensive back Read More…

H.S. Football: Playoffs final scores

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Five local high school teams advanced to the football postseason. Friday’s games: Toledo St. Francis de Sales 14, Avon 38 Preview: Glenn following long line of solid Avon quarterbacks Recap: Avon overcomes early stumble, rolls over Toledo St. Francis de Sales Avon Lake 21, Highland 28 Preview: Opening lopsided loss motivated Avon Lake Recap: Avon Read More…

High school football: Elyria High running backs Jordan Connell and Jumarr Lewis keep defenses on the defensive

Elyria running backs Jumarr Lewis, left, and Jordan Connell have similar stats for the playoff-bound Pioneers. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

Jordan Connell and Jumarr Lewis. Or is that Jumarr Lewis and Jordan Connell? Or does it even matter? In Connell and Lewis, Elyria High has a running back tandem that causes defensive coordinators nightmares. “On the field, they’re almost like twins,” Elyria coach Kevin Fell said. “Their statistics are very even and the things they Read More…

High school football: Columbia QB Jay Banyasz turns talent and serious preparation into a season to remember

Columbia quarterback Jay Banyasz -- flanked by receivers Austin Walaszewski, left, and Tyler Edmisten -- has thrown 28 touchdown passes and zero interceptions to lead the 10-0 Raiders. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Few quarterbacks will ever have a season like the one Columbia’s Jay Banyasz is having. The senior has completed 69 percent of his passes for 2,029 yards, while also rushing for 10 touchdowns while averaging 6 yards a carry. But his most impressive numbers this year have been 28 and 0 — as in 28 Read More…

High school football: Veteran offensive line has Black River Pirates primed for postseason

Senior offensive linemen Gabe Eaton, left, and Jeremy Wiggins are key reasons Black River's running game is so good. Eaton was the Patriot Athletic Conference lineman of the year last season, while Wiggins was second team All-PAC. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

The spotlight has shined brightest on Black River senior running back Andrew Vaughn during the Pirates’ 7-3 season and run to their second postseason berth in the last three years. And why wouldn’t it? Vaughn has gained 2,203 yards on 230 carries (9.6-yard average) and scored 29 touchdowns (26 on the ground) to pace an Read More…

High school football: Glenn following long line of solid Avon QBs

Avon senior quarterback Tommy Glenn has led the Eagles to a 10-0 start in his first year as a starter. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON — When a football program is as successful as Avon’s has been recently, future success can be taken for granted and it can go unappreciated. Yes, Avon’s quarterbacks are always good, and coach Mike Elder credits that success to good coaches, a good scheme and a program that begins teaching that scheme — a Read More…

High school football: Opening lopsided loss motivated Avon Lake

Avon Lake senior Kyle Kuhar experienced 31-point losses to Avon to open his sophomore and senior seasons. The Shoremen faltered in 2011 and didn’t make the playoffs. This year, they bounced back and are rolling. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Senior tight end Kyle Kuhar felt one distinct emotion as he looked at the scoreboard. His Avon Lake Shoremen had just suffered a humiliating loss to crosstown rival Avon — a 41-10 drubbing that equaled the margin of defeat Avon handed Avon Lake during Kuhar’s sophomore season … a 38-7 loss to Read More…

There’s no generation gap for Zideks when it comes Elyria Catholic football

The Zideks and Elyria Catholic football just go together, as three generations of Panther players got together recently at Knights of Columbus Field. Senior Zack Zidek is flanked by his grandfather, Ron, a 1963 EC graduate, his uncle, Rick (1990), left, and his father, Rob (1986), right. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

A football team is often described as a family, but the Zidek family could just about field its own football team. Zack Zidek celebrated his final game with Elyria Catholic on Friday. It was the fourth such celebration for a family that watched its third generation football player cap his career. Zack’s grandfather, Ron, earned Read More…

High school football: Avon, Columbia finish third for Division II, Division V in final AP state poll

Columbia'sTyler Edmisten runs for yardage just ahead of Lutheran West's Nik Kessel on Oct. 18. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

Avon and Columbia were the only area teams to go undefeated this football season. Both are also riding 19-game regular-season winning streaks. Now they have something else in common. Both finished third in the state in their respective divisions in the final Associated Press high poll released Monday. Avon, which is in the playoffs for Read More…

High school football playoffs: Reaching Week 11 was the goal, now it could be the start of something big for five area teams

Elyria's Tavon Kurtz runs for yardage with the help of Mike Church Friday night. Elyria is heading back to the playoffs, where it will  have a rematch with Stow. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

The sweat from two-a-day practices, the excitement of homecoming games and the long grind of league schedules all hopefully culminate in one thing — the chance to play football in Week 11. Five area teams — Elyria, Avon, Avon Lake, Columbia and Black River — will have that chance this weekend when the Ohio High Read More…