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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 ...

Minerva girls rule EBC for third year

SALEM — The Minerva girls cross country team is going to be hard to stop. The Lions, ranked 12th in the Division II state poll, had five of the top 10 runners on the way to their third straight Eastern Buckeye Conference title Saturday. Minerva scored 35 points at Waterworth Memorial Park, ...