• Football

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    Senior running back Victor White has rushed for 970 yards and 12 touchdowns on 115 carries for the Eagles, who will play host to Canal Winchester in the OCC-Capital opener on Friday, Sept. 30.

    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.
  • Whitehall-Yearling Roundup

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    Siraj Muhammad has been a key component for the Whitehall football team this season. He's rushed for 676 yards and 10 touchdowns on 100 carries and has eclipsed the 100-yard mark in all five games.

    Muhammad leads football team

    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.
  • Northridge at Johnstown-Monroe

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    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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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.
Football

Liberty moves into top spot

Two weeks ago, Pickerington Central was a unanimous No. 1 pick in the Super 7 poll.
Football

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.
Football

Hawks, Cardinals prepare for matchup

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.
Football

Lions intend to stay focused

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

Football squad overcomes 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.

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