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Rebels make most of their time together

COLUMBIANA — With a bit of a disjointed regular season, the Crestview Rebels have been focused on the playoffs. Saturday night, on their home field, the sixth-seeded Rebels blasted the Southeast Pirates 33-0 to advance in the OHSAA Division V, Region 17 playoffs. “The hardest thing was ...

Eagles can’t fly over Central

HANOVERTON — In what was a hard fought battle and back and forth contest, Canton Central Catholic came out on top against United 24-14 in the second round of the Division IV playoffs on Saturday night. United drops to 6-2, losing two of their last three games. United senior linebacker ...

Poland catches Salem

POLAND — After trailing 21-0 early in the second quarter, the Poland Bulldogs rallied back, scoring 24 unanswered points to beat the Salem Quakers, 24-21, in the second round of the Division IV, Region 13 playoffs. “I’m sure proud of my kids’ resilience,” Bulldogs coach Ryan ...

Rematch goes West Branch’s way

BELOIT — West Branch senior quarterback Brock Hillyer piled up 348 total yards, including 289 through the air with four touchdowns to lead the Warriors to a 43-13 win over East Liverpool in a Division IV football playoff game in Clinton Heacock Stadium here Saturday night. “They (the ...

Beavers’ streak ends at six

EUCLID — Beaver Local’s run of good results on the football field came to a grinding halt on Saturday as East Cleveland Shaw eliminated the Beavers from the Div. IV, Region 13 playoffs with a 35-0 win at Euclid High School. Beaver Local saw its six-game winning streak snapped. The ...

Indians seek playoff success

NORWALK — Southern Local’s draw in the Div. VII, Region 25 playoffs was a tough one and the Indians are still looking for their first playoff win in school history. The ninth-seeded Indians couldn’t gain any traction on small-school power Norwalk St. Paul, the eighth seed, in a 48-14 ...

South Range tames Huskies

GREENFORD — South Range is rolling through the football playoffs just like the Raiders did during the regular season. The third-ranked Raiders averaged 11.4 yards per play on the way to a 55-14 win over Harrison Central in a Division V second-round game Saturday night. Luke Crumacher had ...

PREP FOOTBALL

WEEK EIGHT Friday, October 16 Playoffs Division VII Leetonia 32, Buckeye Central 16 McDonald 26, Jackson-Milton 14 Warren JFK 65, Lowellville 33 Dalton 21, Plymouth 0 Regular Season Lisbon 38, Mathews 14 Wellsville 25, Valley Christian 7 Waterloo 48, East Palestine ...

Beavers jet past Union

MORRISTOWN — Just a week after dropping from the ranks of the unbeaten in the Buckeye 8 finals, Beaver Local came to play in the OVAC Class 4-A championship finals and handed their Buckeye 8 final opponent Union Local its first loss of the season in a straight set win on Saturday at Union ...

Paden City survives Wellsville in 5

MORRISTOWN — With a fourth straight OVAC Class 1-A title on the line, Paden City found itself in a pickle — down 2-0 and facing elimination in Saturday’s championship at Union Local. However, with an experienced group fresh off a state runner-up season in 2019, Wildcats’ coach ...