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.
FootballPat Samanich needed only a few practices to see Victor White had the physical gifts to become a star high school football player.
Whitehall-Yearling RoundupAs 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.
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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.
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.
When you think of the Dublin Coffman High School football team, its fast-paced offense probably comes to mind.
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.
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.