Gahanna Lincoln at Pickerington CentralEach 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.
Upper ArlingtonMoments 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.
Westerville CentralAlthough 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.
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It is not uncommon for sports parents sitting in the stands to feel every emotion under the sun while watching their child compete.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ankle injury afflicting senior two-way standout Brendon White has had a ripple effect on the Olentangy Liberty High School football team.
When you think of the Dublin Coffman High School football team, its fast-paced offense probably comes to mind.