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    Olentangy's Seth O'Neal tries to break free from Tayon Howard of Westerville South during a 41-17 victory over the host Wildcats in the opener Aug. 28. The Braves will look for their sixth consecutive win over Liberty on Friday, Sept. 4, at home.

    Game of the week: Signature win on line for rivals

    Deeb Haber is ready for the game that is like no other for the Olentangy High School football team.
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    Independence football coach Maurice Douglas and Pickerington Central junior Kieren Douglas will face each other when their teams meet Friday, Sept. 4, at Independence.

    Father, son to 'battle' in 76ers, Tigers matchup

    Considering the athleticism he's shown in track and field, the fact he plays the violin and piano and also is a model student, Pickerington High School Central junior Kieren Douglas' rise to becoming a starter on the football team isn't a big surprise to his father, Maurice Douglas.
  • Football

    Scioto's Jestin Penn tries to break from the grasp of Worthington Kilbourne's Jared Happ on Aug. 28. The Irish lost the Battle of Hard Road 27-24 and will play at Coffman on Friday, Sept. 4.

    'Rocks, Irish eager for showdown

    Gavin Sturdivant got his first taste of varsity action in the Dublin Coffman High School football team's opening game.
  • Groveport Madison

    Groveport quarterback Seneca Cameron races past Colin Sotlar of Canal Winchester to score the winning touchdown with 5:36 remaining in the fourth quarter during a 14-10 victory over the host Indians in the opener Aug. 28. The Cruisers will play host to Columbus South on Friday, Sept. 4.

    Cruisers look to build on victory

    While members of the Groveport Madison High School football team have been praised all week for their 14-10 win at neighboring Canal Winchester in the opener Aug. 28, coach Bryan Schoonover wants them to remember how they accomplished that victory.
  • Video Vault: Highlight Videos

    Check out ThisWeek's new feature, which captures highlights of several Friday night high school football games. Watch key plays and hear the sounds of the game. If you have our mobile app, it's there, too.

2013 Season


Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4
Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8
Week 9 | Week 10


Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5
Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10
Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13 | Week 14
Week 15



Capital | Cardinal | Central | Ohio


Gold | Silver


North | South


Big School | Small School 


Buckeye | Cardinal | Ohio

Final Super 7

1. Hilliard Davidson

2. Westerville Central

3. Worthington Kilbourne

4. Pickerington North

5. New Albany

6. Hartley

7. Marion-Franklin

Also receiving votes: Ready, Hilliard Darby

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2013 Season
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Top Stories


Hawks to face defending state champ

Hartley High School football coach Brad Burchfield knew his team would be getting a stiff test in week 2 of the 2015 regular season when, in spring 2014, he contracted to play Toledo Central Catholic.
Hilliard Davidson at Hilliard Darby

'Cats, Panthers prepared for showdown

The Hilliard Darby and Davidson high school football teams run different variations of an option offense.
Westerville South at Gahanna

Wildcats getting set for Lions

Much of the battle between the Gahanna Lincoln and Westerville South high school football teams Friday, Sept. 4, could be determined outside the hash marks.
Grove City vs. Walnut Ridge

Dawgs prep for athletic Scots

The Grove City High School football team will look to bounce back from a week 1 loss when it plays host to Walnut Ridge on Friday, Sept. 4.
Dublin Jerome

Celtics look to bounce back against Lancaster

First-year Dublin Jerome High School football coach Bob Gecewich saw glimpses of promise in his team's season-opening 20-3 home loss to Upper Arlington on Aug. 28.
Upper Arlington

Golden Bears set to take on Mason

The first time Upper Arlington High School football coach Joel Cutler watched film of this week's opponent, Mason, he felt like he was looking into a time portal.

Raiders' defense counting on front seven

Particularly early on this season, the Reynoldsburg High School football team expects its front seven to lead its defense.
Grandview Heights

Bobcats' offensive line paving the way

Players in the trenches often go without notice, but that wasn't the case for the Grandview Heights High School football team in its opener.
Pickerington North

Panthers looking for 2-0 start

Losing starting quarterback Jimmy Weirick for at least the time being was one unfortunate result of the Pickerington High School North football team's opener against Central Crossing.
Hilliard Bradley at Middletown

Middies impress LoParo, Jaguars

Hilliard Bradley High School football coach Mike LoParo is awestruck by the stable of athletes that Middletown can put on the field.
Central Crossing at Westerville North

Comets see potential in Warriors

Central Crossing High School football coach Chris Harr understands the plight of Westerville North.
Worthington Christian

Warriors prep for Northmor

Worthington Christian High School football coach Brian Stier knows his team's toughness could be challenged when it faces Galion Northmor on Friday, Sept. 4, in its home opener.

Wolves tackle Irish, set for Cardinals

The Worthington Kilbourne High School football team will be getting its first game action on its new synthetic turf field when it plays host to Thomas Worthington on Friday, Sept. 4.
St. Charles

Cardinals snap streak in season openers

For the first time since 2010, the St. Charles Preparatory School football team could celebrate after its opener.

Stallions ready to face Eagles

Although it played three teams that finished with worse records than Dayton Chaminade Julienne, the DeSales High School football team tied for its season-high in points during a 49-30 victory over the Eagles last season.
Columbus Academy

Vikings get back to work after win

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.

Rams set to face Northland

When the Whitehall-Yearling High School football team visits Northland on Friday, Sept. 4, the game will have extra meaning for Rams senior wide receiver Derrion Sanders.
Canal Winchester

Indians wanting more from ground game

The Canal Winchester High School football team struggled to run the ball during its 14-10 season-opening loss against visiting Groveport on Aug. 28, gaining only 67 yards on 34 carries.

Lions to face Bloom-Carroll

When the Bexley High School football team began preparing its non-league schedule for 2015, coach John Smith wanted to ensure the Lions would face a formidable opponent.

Eagles getting set to face Pacers

The Watterson High School girls volleyball team improved its fitness level and sharpened its skills during a seven-day stay in Corolla, N.C. in July.
City League Notes

Cougars to get season started against Devils

The top two teams in the final computer ratings in Division IV, Region 13 last season will get the matchup they weren't able to have when the Beechcroft High School football team plays host to Marion-Franklin on Friday, Sept. 4.
New Albany

Eagles look to rebound from loss

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.

Braves remain optimistic

Despite losing its opener 52-13 to host Watkins Memorial on Aug. 28, the Whetstone High School football team has reasons to be hopeful about potential success this season, according to coach Don Poff.
Big Walnut

Golden Eagles prep for home opener

The Big Walnut High School football team will spend the week preparing for its home opener Friday, Sept. 4, against Canal Winchester.
Delaware Hayes

Pacers getting ready for host Monarchs

The Delaware Hayes High School football team will have its first road test Friday, Sept. 4, when it visits Marysville.

Briggs could challenge young Knights secondary

With two seniors and one junior among its starters, the secondary was an area of strength last season for the Ready High School football team's defense.

Johnnies at home again to take on Fairfield Union

The Johnstown-Monroe High School football team, which opened Aug. 28 against Chillicothe, plays a second consecutive home game Friday, Sept. 4, against Fairfield Union.
Licking Heights

Hornets hope to take momentum to Hamilton Township

Time will tell if the outcome of the Licking Heights High School football team's game Thursday, Sept. 3, at Hamilton Township will have major playoff implications like the previous two regular-season matchups between the programs.

Monarchs to welcome Delaware

Marysville High School football team plays host to Delaware on Friday, Sept. 4, in a rematch of the Monarchs' 20-13 road win last season.


Division I, Region 2 Final

Hilliard Davidson loses to Cincinnati Moeller 13-11.

Division V, State Semi

Hartley beats Akron Manchester 49-22.

Division VI State Semi

Ready loses to top-ranked Kirtland 10-7.
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