First-year Columbus Academy football coach Robin Miller let his team celebrate its opening 33-0 win over Grove City Christian on Aug. 28, but it was back to work the following day in preparation for Linden-McKinley.
Coming off different results in marathon opening-week games, the New Albany and Westerville Central high school football teams now are preparing to resume a series that has featured plenty of excitement of its own.
So lofty are Drew Windle's standards he says he never hit his peak in his final collegiate season, which happened to feature his third consecutive NCAA Division II indoor and outdoor national championships in the 800 meters.
Over the last 25 seasons, three central Ohio high school football teams in Division I, two in Division II, five in Division III, one in Division IV, two in Division V and one in Division VI attained their ultimate goal of winning a state championship.
When Scott Wetzel thinks back to what helped the Big Walnut High School football team capture the 2007 Division III state championship, he remembers having a group of hard workers who developed a special bond.
It makes little difference to the New Albany Country Club swimming team whether it is competing in the Country Club Swim League, which it dominated the past five years, or the new Private Country Club Athletic League.
Although the Watterson High School football program has struggled to a 15-25 mark over the last four seasons, it isn't far removed from when it rivaled any team throughout central Ohio in terms of success.
Fourteen years removed from his first stint as New Albany High School boys golf coach, Andy Moore is embracing the challenge of moving from team-oriented sports back to one that spotlights individual achievements.