Delaware Hayes High School football coach Mike Golden has taken a leave of absence after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
National anthem protests
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
The OCC-Ohio Division schedule is the time of the season when things are "unforgiving," according to Reynoldsburg High School football coach Buddy White.
When you think of the Dublin Coffman High School football team, its fast-paced offense probably comes to mind.
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.
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.
The Hilliard Bradley High School football team keeps taking steps into uncharted territory.
Hilliard Davidson High School football coach Brian White is hoping his team is back on track.
The first half of the Hilliard Darby High School football team's season did not go much like coach John Santagata hoped.
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.
The ankle injury afflicting senior two-way standout Brendon White has had a ripple effect on the Olentangy Liberty High School football team.
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.
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.
The Westerville South High School football team opens OCC-Buckeye play Friday, Sept. 30, at Olentangy, looking for its first win of the season.
League play is about to begin anew for the Olentangy Orange High School football team.
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
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.
Through five games, coach Jason Peters believes his Grandview Heights High School football team remains a work in progress.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Bexley High School football coach John Smith always is cognizant of Madison Plains.
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 High School football coach Bryan Schoonover said his team gained confidence with its 42-28 victory over visiting Central Crossing on Sept. 22.
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.
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.
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.
Pat Samanich needed only a few practices to see Victor White had the physical gifts to become a star high school football player.
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
The Battle for Broad Street takes place Friday, Sept. 30, when the Watkins Memorial High School football team plays host to Licking Heights.
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.
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.
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
The Heath High School football team is in between two major challenges in its schedule this season.
David Hunt of the Big Walnut High School football team can't help but anticipate the start of the OCC-Capital Division schedule.
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.
Recaps and final scores for Week 5 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.