July 1, 2016

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High school football playoffs: Columbia bounced again in first round

COLUMBIA STATION — The Columbia Raiders sported the area’s most explosive offense and had a shutdown defense during an unblemished regular season. So it was in stunned silence that the Raiders faithful watched their team struggle mightily on both sides of the ball during a 31-0 defeat to Smithville in the Division VI regional quarterfinals Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Chronicle-Telegram High School Football Playoffs, Week 1

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High school football playoffs: North Ridgeville scoreless in Perrysburg

PERRYSBURG — North Ridgeville, for most of the first half Friday night, stood toe-to-toe with the No. 1-ranked Division II team in the state in Perrysburg, holding the Yellow Jackets, who averaged 40.6 points per game during the regular season, scoreless for nearly 20 minutes. Then, disaster struck, and Perrysburg was right there to pounce, Read More…

High school football playoffs: Logan Bolin helps Midview move on to the next round of the playoffs

EATON TWP. — Midview’s Logan Bolin knows he may be called upon in multiple ways to help his team win a football game. Such was the case Friday night in a Division II regional quarterfinal against Olmsted Falls, when Bolin scored three touchdowns — one on a run as the Middies’ quarterback, one on a Read More…

High school football playoffs: Explosive Avon hits Highland hard early; wins first round

AVON — With a Division I recruit at quarterback and a three-year starter at tailback, Avon is known for its explosive offense. In their 49-20 victory over Highland in the first round of the Division II Region Four OHSAA playoffs at Joe Firment Stadium on Friday night, the Eagles showed they can play some defense Read More…

High school football playoffs, Week 1

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VIDEO: WEOL’s Alcorn talks Week 1 of the high school football playoffs

Tim Alcorn of WEOL AM-930 talks with Bruce Bishop about the first week of the high school football playoffs.

High school football continues locally as seven teams make playoffs

Seven teams, six games and an unlimited amount of optimism. The area put together an impressive high school football regular season and now will be looking for one of its seven teams that made the postseason to make a strong run, hopefully, to the state tournament. The Ohio High School Athletic Association released the final Read More…

High school football: Chris Atkinson carries Elyria past Mentor and into playoffs for third straight season

ELYRIA — Chris Atkinson’s eyes lit up when he saw the hole. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound tailback didn’t hesitate as he barreled into Ely Stadium’s south end zone on third down-and-a-foot with 11 seconds left Friday night to lift Elyria to a 27-24 win over Mentor. It clinched the Pioneers’ third straight playoff appearance. They will Read More…

High school football: Logan Bolin’s record-setting night leads Midview past North Ridgeville and to perfect regular season

EATON TWP. — North Ridgeville was determined to control its destiny and beat Midview to ensure its playoff spot. The Rangers, however, couldn’t control Logan Bolin. The slippery wide receiver routinely got open, to the tune of 19 catches for 302 yards — both Lorain County records — and three touchdowns in the Middies’ 35-28 Read More…