July 1, 2015

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Live feed: Regional semifinal, Avon vs. Midview

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Midview and Avon face off tonight in the Division II regional semifinals. It’s expected to be an exciting game, as Midview is undefeated and Avon’s only loss came at the hands of Midview in Week 5. Read our preview stories here: Opposing coaches say Avon, Midview rematch too close to call  Eagles in unusual role Read More…

Brett Zupancic helps Midview keep its foes on their toes

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A little moderation makes most things better. And while Midview has received a reputation as a passing team, the numbers tell a different story. The Middies have racked up 5,223 yards of offense in 11 games, but only 56.6 percent of them have come through the air. And while the passing attack certainly deserves all Read More…

Gerett Choat provides a boost for Avon in multiple ways

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Life has a funny way of working itself out sometimes. Gerett Choat can attest. Choat, Avon’s junior running back/slot receiver/cornerback — depending upon the game — suffered a shoulder injury in Week 5, putting a quick halt to a second consecutive impressive season as the Eagles’ lead tailback. What’s worse, the Eagles lost that Week Read More…

VIDEO: Tim Alcorn previews Avon vs. Midview rematch

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In last week’s video preview, AM 930 WEOL’s Tim Alcorn said he hoped Avon and Midview would both win so they could rematch. Well, his wish was granted, and here we are. See what Tim has to say about this highly anticipated game:  #AVONvsMID Tweets

Avon vs. Midview Rematch: Eagles in unusual role of underdogs against unbeaten Middies

Midview quarterback Dustin Crum rushes for a touchdown while Avon’s Austin Lewis tries to make the tackle during their meeting in Week 5. Midview won 49-42 that night, but the teams meet again 
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Avon coach Mike Elder is a master motivator, and he’s using Midview’s No. 1 seed, its unbeaten record and a 49-42 victory over the Eagles in Week 5 to frame his team as the underdog heading into Friday’s Division II, Region 4, semifinal against conference and Lorain County rival Midview. And despite Avon being the Read More…

Football: Opposing coaches say Avon, Midview rematch too close to call

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Midview or Avon? Avon or Midview? In the eyes of the coaches who had to face them this season, Friday’s Division II regional semifinal on the turf at North Royalton is what odds makers in Vegas call a pick-em. Top-seeded Midview (11-0) won 49-42 the first time around in a classic midseason West Shore Conference Read More…

H.S. Football semifinals: Ticket details for Avon, Midview rematch

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The Division II, Region 4 semifinal game features a rematch of two powerhouse Lorain County West Shore Conference teams. Midview is undefeated heading into the game, and Avon’s only loss came at the hands of Midview, 49-42, in an exciting Week 5 showdown. AM 930 WEOL will be re-broadcasting the Week 5 Avon/Midview game at Read More…

High School Football Playoffs: Huron quarterback sacks Columbia

Columbia's Cody Shields runs 80 yard for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Huron Tigers. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

HURON — The night started bad for Columbia and never got any better in a 52-20 loss to Huron in a Division V, Region 16, playoff game at Kalahari Field at Huron Memorial Stadium. Columbia (9-2) just didn’t have an answer for Huron quarterback Kyle Kovach, who was nearly perfect on the night, going 12-for-12 Read More…

High School Football Playoffs: Lorain shows grit, fights until very end

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MENTOR — Lorain’s first playoff game in 30 years was not going so well. With the 13th-seeded Titans trailing by 30 heading into the fourth quarter Saturday night and facing a state-mandated running clock, along with a quarterback who played with a broken right foot, it might have been understandable if they would have lost Read More…

High School Football Playoffs: Mistakes punish Elyria against St. Ignatius

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Elyria High School senior wide receiver Brendon Koziura (6) is tackled by junior linebacker Alexander Maruna (43), senior defense back Derek Smith (25), senior defense back Michael Mathews (46) on Saturday night, Nov. 8.

PARMA —Elyria learned a hard lesson Saturday night at wet, windy Byers Field in the first round of the Division I playoffs. The Pioneers pretty much stood toe-to-toe statistically with St. Ignatius but a couple of huge turnovers and one big botched punt doomed any chance they had to knock off the Wildcats. St. Ignatius, Read More…