• Week 1: Honorable Mention

    The 2014 Olentangy football team enjoyed a breakthrough season, reaching a state semifinal for the first time before falling to Cincinnati LaSalle 48-13 in a Division II semifinal to finish 13-1.

    Series honors top football teams

    The numbers show that Central District high school football programs captured 13 championships during the first 18 years of the state playoffs, from 1972-89.
  • Football

    Dublin Coffman quarterback Gunnar Hoak eyes a receiver during the 7-on-7 State Passing Championships on June 20 at Coffman.

    Area teams compete in soggy 7-on-7 event

    The Dublin Coffman High School football team wasn't able to defend its title in the 7-on-7 State Passing Championships on June 20, but coach Mark Crabtree was encouraged by the host Shamrocks' performance.

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

Coverage Partners

•JJ Huddle
•The Columbus Dispatch

2013 Season
Preview Guide

In-depth previews of 72 central Ohio high school football teams 

Season Archives

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Top Stories

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Lightfoot takes over as Whitehall football coach

Rod Lightfoot wasn't concerned in recent years about getting a chance to be a varsity football head coach.

Licking County looks to tie All-Star series

The Licking County football team will be seeking to tie the series in the 34th-annual Licking County-Muskingum Valley All-Star Game.

Divisions changing for many area squads

Since the last time the Ohio High School Athletic Association determined its football divisions based on the enrollment numbers of its member schools in May 2013, Marion-Franklin's boys enrollment dropped by 36 while Beechcroft's was unchanged.
Licking County League

Expansion not part of coming changes

The Licking County League will have some changes in the coming year, but expansion won’t be one of them.

Area teams on the move with new divisional alignments

Some of central Ohio’s biggest high school football success stories last fall will find themselves on a new road if they make it back to the postseason in a few months.

Hinkle named Northridge coach

Shawn Hinkle will lead the Northridge High School football program, pending school board approval.

Cooper, Tucky nominated for U.S. Army football game

Gahanna Lincoln’s Jonathan Cooper and Delaware Hayes’ Ethan Tucky have been nominated to play in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

North squad survives 'chippy' All-Star Classic

DAYTON -- It wasn't shocking to New Albany High School senior Jack Schroer that the Divisions I-III Ohio North-South All-Star Classic football game had an edge to it April 25 at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.

Earning major college football scholarship rare

Because football features athletes of various shapes and sizes, the idea that anyone with enough skills can play at the sport's highest college level is one of the great paradoxes on display this time of year.

Ebner receives super welcome

The emotion of watching her son, Nate Ebner, play in Super Bowl XLIX was something Nancy Pritchett admits wasn't always the easiest thing to handle.
Signing Day

Scioto's Conner eager to earn stripes at Ohio State

It won't be difficult for Nick Conner to remember the day he officially enrolled as a student at Ohio State.

Stout taking over at Westerville South

Kyle Stout was eager for an opportunity to direct a Division I high school football program.

Area players named all-state

The following area players recently received all-state recognition.

State success won't elude area football teams for long

For the first time since 1993, the Central District had no representatives in any of the state finals. So is central Ohio football really as bad off as it seems at the state level?

Central Crossing’s Harr named co-coach of year in Division I

Chris Harr, who guided Central Crossing to its first playoff appearance, was honored as a co-coach of the year on the Associated Press Division I all-Ohio football team.


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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