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  • Week 5: Nos. 6-10

    Pickerington Central's Sebastian Smith heads for the end zone against Cleveland St. Ignatius in the Division I state final in 2011. The Tigers, who opened the season with two losses before winning 11 in a row, fell 34-13 to finish 11-3.

    Greatness doesn't hinge on title

    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.
Week 4: Nos. 11-15

Luck factors into playoff runs

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.

Spielman camp mixes instruction, fun

Chase Ungerott said he didn't know who Chris Spielman was before participating in the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 14 and 15 at Dublin Coffman High School.

Injured Schulze on road to recovery

Running 10 miles, that was a snap for Meghan Schulze. The freak accident that happened afterward almost was too much to bear for the 2012 Johnstown-Monroe High School graduate.
Week 3: Nos. 16-20

CCL teams enjoy lasting impact

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.
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Carlisle eager to solve Torrey Pines

John Carlisle headed west again with a better idea of what to expect.
Week 2: Nos. 21-25

Pickerington schools make mark

Although it posted back-to-back perfect regular seasons in 1976 and '77 and also had unbeaten regular seasons in 1980 and '92, it wasn't until 1999 that the Pickerington High School football team made its first appearance in a state semifinal.