• Gahanna Lincoln at Pickerington Central

    Central's Jeremiah Wood scores a touchdown during the Tigers' 35-29 overtime loss to Upper Arlington on Sept. 23.

    Lions, Tigers set to meet in OCC-Ohio opener

    Each of the past two seasons when the Pickerington Central and Gahanna Lincoln high school football teams met during the final week of the regular season, the OCC-Ohio Division championship was on the line.
  • Northridge at Johnstown-Monroe

    Justin Franklin of Johnstown-Monroe tries to fend off Watkins Memorial defender Dakota Patterson during a 54-21 victory over the host Warriors on Sept. 16. Franklin ran for 298 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Johnnies.

    Vikings hope to catch up to Johnnies

    The Johnstown-Monroe High School football team is gearing up for its second consecutive rivalry game, but Northridge coach Shawn Hinkle isn't so sure this qualifies.
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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


Golden takes leave of absence

Delaware Hayes High School football coach Mike Golden has taken a leave of absence after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
National anthem protests

OHSAA advises officials to focus on the game

With the number of high school athletes kneeling or otherwise demonstrating during the playing of the national anthem rising, the Ohio High School Athletic Association has instructed its officials not to react to those decisions.
Pickerington North at Reynoldsburg

Panthers, Raiders bracing for OCC-Ohio matchup

The OCC-Ohio Division schedule is the time of the season when things are "unforgiving," according to Reynoldsburg High School football coach Buddy White.
Dublin Coffman

'Rocks keeping defense simple

When you think of the Dublin Coffman High School football team, its fast-paced offense probably comes to mind.
Dublin Jerome

Unbeaten Celtics prep for winless Cardinals

The unbeaten Dublin Jerome High School football team will continue its pursuit of its first playoff berth since 2008 when it plays host to winless Thomas Worthington on Friday, Sept. 30, in an OCC-Cardinal Division contest.
Dublin Scioto

Irish face big test in Bradley

The Dublin Scioto High School football team will face a stern test when it plays host to unbeaten Hilliard Bradley on Friday, Sept. 30, in the OCC-Cardinal Division contest.
Hilliard Bradley

Undefeated Jaguars getting set for Irish

The Hilliard Bradley High School football team keeps taking steps into uncharted territory.
Hilliard Davidson

Wildcats to begin OCC title defense

Hilliard Davidson High School football coach Brian White is hoping his team is back on track.
Hilliard Darby

Panthers in 'tough situation' with injuries

The first half of the Hilliard Darby High School football team's season did not go much like coach John Santagata hoped.
Upper Arlington

Bears pleased but not satisfied

Moments after an emotional win gave his team its best start in a decade, Upper Arlington High School football coach Joel Cutler swore the playoffs weren't emphasized leading up to a 35-29 overtime win over previously unbeaten Pickerington Central on Sept. 23.
Olentangy Liberty

Patriots adjust to White's injury

The ankle injury afflicting senior two-way standout Brendon White has had a ripple effect on the Olentangy Liberty High School football team.
Westerville Central

Warhawks not backing down

Although his team is a disappointing 1-4 at the midway point of the season, Westerville Central High School football coach John Magistro said there has been a constant positive throughout the first five games.

Braves confident as OCC play starts

Based on what he has seen so far this season, Olentangy High School football coach Mark Solis thinks he and the Braves have every reason to be optimistic entering OCC-Buckeye Division play.
Westerville South

Wildcats to open league play with Olentangy

The Westerville South High School football team opens OCC-Buckeye play Friday, Sept. 30, at Olentangy, looking for its first win of the season.
Olentangy Orange

Pioneers set for North in OCC opener

League play is about to begin anew for the Olentangy Orange High School football team.
Westerville North

Warriors getting set for Orange

Westerville North High School football coach Scott Wetzel considered a 40-14 loss to New Albany on Sept. 23 -- the Warriors' second loss in three weeks -- to be something of a perfect storm.
Central Crossing, Grove City

Comets seek fresh start in league play

The Central Crossing High School football team entered the season hoping to earn its third consecutive Division I postseason berth and also contend for an OCC-Central Division title.
Grandview Heights

Bobcats see room for growth

Through five games, coach Jason Peters believes his Grandview Heights High School football team remains a work in progress.

Dukes dealing with heart ailment

During the opening possession of the Ready High School football team's game against Briggs on Sept. 3, junior running back Devin Dukes flashed his talent with a 28-yard run that helped set up a touchdown.
Worthington Christian

Warriors set to face London

The Worthington Christian High School football team will look for a better result against London when it travels to face the Red Raiders on Friday, Sept. 30.
Worthington Roundup

Wolves ready to face Pacers

The Worthington Kilbourne High School football team will be looking to make a statement when it travels to play Delaware in an OCC-Cardinal Division contest Friday, Sept. 30.
DeSales at Watterson

Eagles, Stallions set for 54th matchup

Since the DeSales and Watterson high school football teams first met in 1963, they've played 53 times during the regular season and seven times in the playoffs.
Columbus Academy

Schiano brothers spark Vikings

When twin brothers John and Matt Schiano moved from Tampa, Florida, over the summer and enrolled at Columbus Academy, football coach Robin Miller sensed his team would reap the benefits.
Hartley at St. Charles

Cardinals seek to end Hawks' three-year run

Although the Hartley High School football team has renewed rivalries with DeSales and St. Charles in recent years, Hawks coach Brad Burchfield never has gone against former Stallions coach and first-year Cardinals coach Bob Jacoby.

Lions intend to stay focused

Bexley High School football coach John Smith always is cognizant of Madison Plains.

Muhammad leads Rams

As a leader on the Whitehall-Yearling High School football team, senior running back Siraj Muhammad hasn't lost faith in his squad despite its 0-2 start in the MSL-Ohio Division.
Groveport Madison

Cruisers looking to clip Falcons' wings

Groveport Madison High School football coach Bryan Schoonover said his team gained confidence with its 42-28 victory over visiting Central Crossing on Sept. 22.

Braves end three-game skid

The Whetstone High School football team has been trying to recover from losing its starting tailback, senior Marcus Benson, to a broken leg suffered during its second game, a 39-12 loss to Buckeye Valley on Sept. 2.

Stars hope to outshine Thunder

The Centennial High football team still is hoping to put the pieces together Friday, Sept. 30, when it plays host to Reigning Sports Academy, which is not a member of the OHSAA.
City Notes

Warriors, Scots to battle for 'Bell'

One of the games the Walnut Ridge High School and Eastmoor Academy football teams circle every year will be held Friday, Sept. 30, when the Scots play host to the latest matchup between the programs.

Practice makes perfect for Eagles' White

Pat Samanich needed only a few practices to see Victor White had the physical gifts to become a star high school football player.
Canal Winchester

Indians overcoming hurdles

As the Canal Winchester High School football team prepares to begin OCC-Capital Division play Friday, Sept. 30, at New Albany, a few of the Indians' most important players are filling roles they did not expect before the season.
Licking Heights at Watkins Memorial

Hornets, Warriors have 'pride at stake' in Battle for Broad Street

The Battle for Broad Street takes place Friday, Sept. 30, when the Watkins Memorial High School football team plays host to Licking Heights.
Delaware Hayes

Pacers set to face Worthington Kilbourne

The Delaware Hayes High School football team was hoping to have one of its key players back in its lineup when it played Dublin Scioto on Sept. 23 in its OCC-Cardinal opener.

Cougars open OCC-Central play against Upper Arlington

Westland High School football coach Kyle Goebbel said his team will face a "tough task" when it visits Upper Arlington on Friday, Sept. 30, to open OCC-Central play.

Monarchs still looking for answers

The Marysville High School football team had hoped to build on its first win of the season when it played Olentangy on Sept. 23, but that didn't pan out.
Licking County Roundup

Bulldogs, Green Wave set for battle

The Heath High School football team is in between two major challenges in its schedule this season.
Big Walnut

Golden Eagles eager to start OCC play

David Hunt of the Big Walnut High School football team can't help but anticipate the start of the OCC-Capital Division schedule.

Trick plays, matchups of unbeaten teams make week 5 memorable

It’s safe to say that the gloves have come off, so to speak, now that the midpoint of the central Ohio high school football season is here.
Final Scores

Area results from Week 5 games

Recaps and final scores for Week 5 games

Teams adapt for Thursday spotlight games

Although it was only the fourth game of the season, several Bexley High School football players had their pictures taken with a trophy after a 21-7 win over Whitehall on Sept. 15.



Hartley moves on to state final.


Grandview's season ends.


Watterson falls to Jackson.


Westerville Central fails to advance.
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