• Division IV, State Championship

    Barbara J. Perenic | The Columbus Dispatch
    Hartley High School football coach Brad Burchfield gets the celebratory ice-water treatment from Rian Anderson (2) as time expires in the Hawks' Division IV state championship game against Steubenville on Saturday, Dec. 5. Hartley won 31-28.

    Hartley 31, Steubenville 28

    A long field goal gave the Hartley High School football team the lead midway through the fourth quarter and its defense made it stand in a 31-28 victory over Steubenville in the Division IV state championship game Dec. 5 at Ohio Stadium.
  • Football

    JOSHUA A. BICKEL | THISWEEKSPORTS
    Olentangy quarterback Deeb Haber

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    It might sound surprising to hear from a quarterback who is closing in on 7,000 career passing yards, but Olentangy High School's Deeb Haber long considered college baseball his future rather than football.
  • Football

    LEAH KLAFCZYNSKI | THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    Pete Dunkle (left) and Glenn Cheney of the Grandview Heights football team struggle with their emotions following a 13-9 loss to Kirtland in a Division VI state semifinal Nov. 28 at Mansfield Madison. The Bobcats finished 12-2.

    Kirtland ends Bobcats' record season

    A record season came to an end for the Grandview Heights High School football team Nov. 28 at Mansfield Madison.
Football

Area players shine in All-Star Classic victory

From a high school football talent perspective, central Ohio proved April 30 that its 2016 graduating class stacked up just fine compared to the rest of the state.
Football

Lee, Perry, Vannett selected in NFL draft

After not having any players from central Ohio selected in either of the last two NFL drafts, three were chosen during this year’s event held April 28-30 in Chicago.
Football (Full story)

Division I going back to four-region playoff setup

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has created another opportunity to honor some of its biggest and best football programs throughout the state, and it might save its member schools money along the way.
Football

Queen named Grove City Christian coach

The Grove City Christian School football team has a new coach. B.J. Queen has been hired to replace Andrew McCampbell after coaching Fairfield Christian the past three seasons.
Signing Day

Big Ten football entices central Ohio recruits

Of the nearly 100 central Ohio high school seniors who have committed to play college football, just 18 have signed letters of intent to compete for a Power Five conference program.
Football

Smaller programs can be beneficial for recruits

Gahanna Lincoln High School defensive lineman Jonathon Cooper might have the highest profile among area seniors who have committed to Football Bowl Subdivision programs.
Football (Full Story)

Wetzel excited to coach Westerville North

Scott Wetzel still remembers how his wife and children reacted in December 2008 when he resigned after 11 successful years as football coach at Big Walnut High School to be more of a family man.
Football (Full Story)

Jacoby named St. Charles coach

Bob Jacoby is ready to get back into coaching and believes the St. Charles Preparatory School football program is the perfect fit.
Football - State Champions

Hartley coach used underdog status as rallying tool

Having an us-against-the-world mentality served the Hartley High School football team well once again Dec. 5 during the Division IV state championship game against Steubenville.
Commentary

Hartley football squad follows winning formula

The concepts that have kept the Hartley High School football team at the top of its game for more than half a decade have a grocery-store checklist feel to them.
Football

CCL players earn all-league honors

The CCL has released its all-league football team for the 2015 season.
Football

Divisions V, VI and VII AP all-Ohio teams

Grandview Heights’ Rhodes Jump was honored as Division VI co-Defensive Player of the Year when the Associated Press all-Ohio teams for Divisions V-VII were announced Dec. 2.
Football

Divisions III and IV AP all-Ohio teams

Central Ohio was well represented on the Associated Press all-Ohio football teams for Divisions III and IV.
Football

Divisions I and II AP All-Ohio teams

Seventeen central Ohio football players earned first-team honors on the Associated Press all-Ohio teams for Divisions I and II announced Nov 30.
Football

All-Central District teams announced

The 2015 Associated Press All-Central District football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district.
Football

OCC releases all-league teams

The Ohio Capital Conference has released its all-league football teams for the 2015 season.
Football

City players earn league honors

The City League has released its all-league football teams for the 2015 season.

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