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High school football: 18 Lorain Countians will be playing for the D-I title

A large contingent of Lorain Countians will be part of St. Edward High School’s team which will take on Huber Heights in Saturday’s Division I championship game. Seven of them are, front row from left, Sean Powers (Elyria), Kyle Tomshack (Vermilion), Ben Gauthier (Avon), Scott Koney (Avon Lake) and Drake Morris (Avon); back row from left, Alex Stump (Avon) and Matt Carandang (Avon). STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

When Avon’s Ben Gauthier and Matt Carandang and Elyria’s Sean Powers were shadowing students as eighth graders at St. Edward High School, the place was abuzz. The football team had just finished the season 15-0 and were celebrating a 35-28 win over Huber Heights Wayne in the Division I state football championship. The trio got Read More…

Keystone’s C.J. Conrad wins Golden Helmet award

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LAGRANGE — C.J. Conrad’s senior football season was one that players dream about. Conrad began the year by accepting a Division I scholarship and orally committing to play for Kentucky. Then the 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end/linebacker had a fantastic season on the field — both as an individual and as a member of the Keystone Read More…

High school football: Columbia’s Brandon Heidecker makes first team in Division V

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In the case of Columbia offensive lineman Brandon Heidecker, success breeds success. The senior picked up Division V first-team All-Ohio honors from the Associated Press on Wednesday. It is the second time Heidecker was named to the All-Ohio team, earning second-team honors his junior year. Most athletes would revel in being named All-Ohio, but Heidecker Read More…

All-Ohio football: Clearview’s Billings named to first team in Division IV

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The toughest decision for the selectors of the Division IV All-Ohio honorees wasn’t if Clearview’s Lance Billings should be on the first team. It was should he be on offense or defense. For the second straight year, the Clippers’ 6-foot, 170-pound junior was named a first-team, All-Ohio wide receiver after catching 45 passes for 799 yards Read More…

High school football: Plenty of locals make first-team, All-Ohio

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No one can say the West Shore Conference didn’t go out with a bang. On the heels of the league’s post-season success, three Lorain County players from WSC schools were named first-team, All-Ohio when the Division I and II teams were released Monday. Avon senior wide receiver Zack Torbert, Midview sophomore quarterback Dustin Crum and Read More…

Midview dominates All-Lorain County football team

Midview quarterback Dustin Crum rushes for a touchdown while defended by Avon's Austin Lewis. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

Midview’s dream season came to a halt Friday in the Division II regional championship game. But while the season is over, the accolades continue to pour in for the Middies. Midview — the only Lorain County school to go undefeated during the regular season and reach a regional final — dominated the individual honors in Read More…

Midview’s season comes to a crushing close

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BRUNSWICK — The magical run felt like it might never end for the Midview Middies, but their hopes disappeared quickly Friday night as unbeaten Nordonia scored early and often en route to a 52-14 victory in the Division II, Region 4 championship. Knights senior quarterback David Murray threw for 305 yards and six touchdowns — Read More…

Midview meets its match in regional final loss to undefeated Nordonia

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE After a loss to Nordonia High School, the Middies walked off the field sadly as their perfect season just came to an end on Friday night, Nov. 21. Junior offensive lineman Jacob Hack (5) hugs junior safety Noah Pragg (31) after the game final.

BRUNSWICK — Not much could be said. Not much could be done. Midview’s best football season ended Friday night at the hands of the talented Nordonia Knights, who handed the Middies a 52-14 defeat in the Division II, Region 4, final and stopped their quest for a first trip to the Final Four. Midview finished Read More…

Middies won’t be down long: Returning talent should keep Midview rolling

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE After a loss to Nordonia High School, the Middies walked off the field sadly as their perfect season just came to an end on Friday night, Nov. 21. Senior free safety Cole Franks (17) comforts senior linebacker Brett Zupancic (42) after the loss.

BRUNSWICK — Midview’s trip to the Division II, Region 4, championship game didn’t go as planned Friday night. Nordonia saw to that with a thorough 52-14 defeat. But with a number of sophomores and juniors playing integral roles for the Middies, they look to be in position for sustained success over the next couple of Read More…

Shaun Bennett: Midview’s high-powered offense suffers rare off night

Nordonia's Connor Olczakle, left, and Justice Alexander, right, sack quarterback Dustin Crum of Midview. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

There was a long list of things that went wrong for Midview during its Division II regional championship showdown with Nordonia on Friday night, but sitting at No. 1 was the Middies offense. That seems like a stretch when the team surrendered 52 points and gave up 537 yards of total offense during the 52-14 Read More…