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School pride riding on Elyria, Lorain rivalry football game

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ELYRIA – A Pioneer in blue? A Titan in red? A mix-up of sorts could very well take place depending on the outcome of the much anticipated football game between Elyria High School and Lorain High School. That’s because the game – the varsity football teams have not played each other in almost a decade Read More…

High School Football: Avon at Avon Lake

Avon Lake's Cole Schmidt runs for a first down in the second quarter against Avon.
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AVON LAKE — There was no denying the secret to Avon’s success Friday night. The only debate after the Eagles’ 44-7 rout of rival Avon Lake centered on who was responsible. Junior quarterback Jake Sopko threw three first-half passes to senior receiver Zack Torbert that went for 133 yards and three touchdowns, and the Eagles Read More…

High School Football: North Ridgeville at Westlake

North ridgevilles DeMario McCall # 2 breaks the oncoming tackle from Westlakes # 26 Kevin McLaughlin. Photo by Amanda K. Rundle

WESTLAKE — Home field matters when North Ridgeville and Westlake meet. Year after year, the non-conference matchup to open the season ends with the home team victorious. Friday night was no different, but the outcome was in doubt until the end in the Demons’ 34-33 win. The gave was decided with 46 seconds left when Read More…

High School Football: Lorain at Midview

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Lorain quarterback Eddie Williamson looks down field before making a pass against Midview in the second quarter Friday night at Midview High School.

EATON TWP. — A new era of Midview football kicked off Friday night at Adelsberg Stadium. And, in dramatic fashion, it started on the right foot. Sophomore quarterback Dustin Crum — making his first varsity start after the graduation of four-year starter Cody Callaway — calmly drove his Middies 89 yards in nine plays, capped Read More…

High School Football: Vermilion at Clearview

Clearview QB Roger Engle keeps the ball. photo by Ray Riedel

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Vermilion and Clearview put on an epic struggle for the ages and by the time the Clippers’ 27-24 victory was complete, it wasn’t clear if the game film should go to the Cleveland Clinic cardiac department, NFL Films or Crime Stoppers. The cardiologists might be in order after the back and forth Read More…

High School Football: Elyria Catholic at St. Thomas Aquinas

LOUISVILLE — Elyria Catholic learned the hard way Friday night that it takes a total team effort to win. Junior quarterback Jake Kuchta’s 394-yard, four-touchdown effort wasn’t enough as the defense allowed 504 yards in a 56-49 non-league loss at St. Thomas Aquinas. The Knights showed how they went deep into the Division VI playoffs Read More…

High School Football: Elyria at Fremont Ross

FREMONT — It had been nearly 30 years since Elyria High made the hour-long trip down the turnpike to take on Fremont on the football field. It may be another 30 before the Pioneers want to go back after the non-conference opener Friday. The Pioneers had to come from 12 points down to salvage a Read More…

High School Football: Monroeville at Keystone

LAGRANGE — Keystone needed a couple of early mistakes to get going. After coughing up two fumbles on its first two possessions Friday, Keystone played flawless football the rest of the way and routed Monroeville 51-6 in non-conference action. An 82-yard punt return by C.J. Conrad got the Wildcats going toward the end of the Read More…

High School Football: Week 1 Updates and Scores

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It’s finally high school football season. Week 1 kicks off tonight, and we’ve got you covered for the area’s scores. Follow our live feed below for updates and commentary on games. Are we missing a game? Let us know by adding your own score updates into the chat. All games start at 7 p.m. unless Read More…

High school football 2014: Olmsted Falls ready to get back to winning ways

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With stability up front and in the pocket, Olmsted Falls is hoping to climb out of the cellar and back into contention. The Bulldogs have 11 playoff appearances to their name — most recently in 2011 when they went 7-3 and lost in the first round. Since then, Olmsted Falls has gone 3-17, including a Read More…