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  • Week 6: Nos. 1-5

    Upper Arlington's Jeff Backes tries to elude Cincinnati Colerain's Jesse Daily during a Division I state semifinal in 2000. In the state final, Backes rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns and sealed the 15-9 victory over Solon with a late interception.

    Upper Arlington squad broke barrier, tops list

    The 2000s were a groundbreaking era for high school football in central Ohio.

Wallace relished all-star honor

Walking across the field at Great American Ball Park, Woody Wallace realized just how lucky he was to be living out one of his dreams.

Area squads ready for preseason tests

During its preseason schedule, the Dublin Coffman High School football team will tune up for the coming season by facing a pair of teams that qualified for the playoffs last fall and another program that has been a postseason regular the last two-plus decades.
Week 5: Nos. 6-10

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.

Summer is popular time for college decisions

Over the summer, the Westerville North High School football team added to a makeover that began in 2013 when it snapped a 45-game losing streak.

Schoen rushes into ODU record book

Brandon Schoen has had enough of injuries.
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.