• Football

    Nate Ebner (wearing hat backward) was honored Feb. 6 before the start of the boys basketball game against Upper Arlington. Ebner, a 2007 Davidson graduate, is a member of the New England Patriots, who defeated Seattle 28-24 in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

    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.
  • Football

    Central's DaVon Hamilton (right) wrestles Lancaster quarterback Alex Butsko to the ground in a game last season.

    Pickerington Central's Hamilton switches to Ohio State

    Pickerington High School Central senior defensive lineman DaVon Hamilton announced his commitment to play football for Ohio State on Jan. 26.
  • 2014 Super 25 Football Team

    Dublin Coffman junior quarterback Gunnar Hoak completed 174 of 267 passes (65.2 percent) for 2,572 yards with 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The Shamrocks finished 11-1.

    Work ethic helps send Coffman's Hoak to top

    It's an hour before practice, and Gunnar Hoak already is on the field.

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

ThisWeek's sportswriters and photographers provide in-depth football game recaps on Friday nights throughout the fall.


Top Stories


Riley resigns as Northridge coach

The Northridge High School football program will be looking for a new coach after Darby Riley resigned after three seasons leading the program.

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.
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.

Gecewich brings winning culture to Jerome

Although it will be his first time overseeing a program, Bob Gecewich brings a wealth of success to the Dublin Jerome High School football team.

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?

Olentangy's run ends in state semifinal

The Olentangy High School football team pulled off the program's best season by overmatching opponents with a dynamic offense and a smothering defense.
Hartley Roundup

Football team falls in state semifinal

Even its worst start in more than a decade didn't keep the Hartley High School football team from reaching nearly all of its goals.

McCullough hits national spotlight

Worthington Kilbourne High School senior Liam McCullough was nervous to stand in front of his family, teammates, coaches and schoolmates and make a short speech during a ceremony in his honor Nov. 19.

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.

All-Ohio Division I teams

Offensive players of the year: Mitchell Guadagni, Hudson; D'Mitrik Trice, Huber Hts. Wayne.

All-Ohio Division II teams

Offensive players of the year: David Murray, Macedonia Nordonia;Jeremy Larkin, Cin. La Salle.

All-Central District teams

The 2014 Associated Press All-Central District football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district.


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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