• Upper Arlington

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    Upper Arlington's Brandon Horsley (5) celebrates after scoring the game-winning touchdown in the host Golden Bears' 35-29 overtime victory over Pickerington Central on Sept. 23.

    Bears pleased but not satisfied

    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.
  • Westerville Central

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    Central running back Allen Smith looks to elude a pair of Reynoldsburg defenders during a 45-35 loss to the host Raiders on Sept. 23. The Warhawks will play at unbeaten Olentangy Liberty on Friday, Sept. 30.

    Warhawks not backing down

    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.
  • 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.
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Football

Golden takes leave of absence

Delaware Hayes High School football coach Mike Golden has taken a leave of absence after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
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.
Olentangy Liberty

Patriots adjust to White's injury

The ankle injury afflicting senior two-way standout Brendon White has had a ripple effect on the Olentangy Liberty High School football team.
Ready

Dukes dealing with heart ailment

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.
Dublin Coffman

'Rocks keeping defense simple

When you think of the Dublin Coffman High School football team, its fast-paced offense probably comes to mind.
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.

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