• Week 6: Nos. 1-5

    The Columbus Dispatch file photo
    Upper Arlington's Brian Ramey tries to elude Cincinatti Colerain's Mike Bumpus during a Division I state semifinal in 2000. A week later, the Golden Bears defeated Solon 15-9 to cap a 15-0 season. The state title was the first for a central Ohio team in the big-school division.

    Upper Arlington squad broke barrier, tops list

    The 2000s were a groundbreaking era for high school football in central Ohio.
  • Week 5: Nos. 6-10

    Dublin Coffman wide receiver Jake Stoneburner eludes Pickerington Central's Eisen Hardey during their Division I regional semifinal in 2007. Stoneburner, who later played at Ohio State, finished with 74 catches and 15 touchdowns as the Shamrocks went 13-1, losing to Cincinnati St. Xavier 10-7 in a state semifinal.

    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.
  • Football

    Brandon Schoen, a 2012 Orange graduate, will enter his senior year for the Ohio Dominican football team as the program's all-time leading rusher with 3,246 yards despite battling injuries his first three seasons.

    Schoen rushes into ODU record book

    Brandon Schoen has had enough of injuries.
  • Football

    Caleb Bostic, a 2006 Westland graduate, has 14 tackles in six games with New Orleans of the Arena Football League after being traded May 11 from Philadelphia. "I've had a fun go so far," Bostic said of playing professionally, "so it's exciting."

    Bostic having 'great time' in pro game

    In his professional football career and in life, Westland High School graduate Caleb Bostic believes he has found a formula for success.

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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Top Stories


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.

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.

Spielman camp mixes instruction, fun

Chase Ungerott said he didn't know who Chris Spielman was before participating in the Chris Spielman Football ProCamp on July 14 and 15 at Dublin Coffman High School.

Top Gun Showcase provides opportunity

Dublin Jerome High School football player Matthew Preininger hopes to make a favorable impression when he participates in Football University's Top Gun Showcase for the third consecutive year.
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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?


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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