Greg Dennison has decided to step down as Wadsworth football coach.
Wadsworth Principal Steve Moore said Dennison announced his resignation from his coaching responsibilities on Thursday.
“Coach Dennison indicated it is time for a change and he plans to pursue other coaching opportunities,” Moore said.
Moore said Dennison led the Grizzlies for the past 21 seasons and compiled a record of 148-77. Dennison coached for two seasons at Norton and posted an 11-9 mark to bring his overall head coaching record to 159-86.To read more or comment...
Tallmadge Athletic Director Don Seeker announced Wednesday that Scott Pollock has resigned after one season as Blue Devils football coach.
Pollock guided Tallmadge to a 2-8 record.
Prior to his arrival at Tallmadge, Pollock coached at Streetsboro from 1988-1991 and Mogadore from 1992-2003. He compiled a 153-51 overall record during the two stints, and led Mogadore to Division VI state championship victories in 1996 and 2002 and to Division VI state runner-up finishes in 2000 and 2001.
Pollock retired from coaching in 2003 to watch his sons play football at Mogadore, and retired from teaching in 2010 to help care for his parents and grandchildren.To read more or comment...
OHSAA Releases First-Round Football Playoff Pairings
Final computer ratings and link to full notes packet included
COLUMBUS, Ohio –Following the conclusion of the football regular-season Saturday evening, the Ohio High School Athletic Association released its final computer ratings and first-round playoff pairings Sunday. There were 715 schools that played varsity football this fall and now 224 are playoff qualifiers, including nine schools that are in the playoffs for the first time and another school that is in the playoffs for a state-record 34th time.
First-round playoff games are played at the higher seed. During the playoffs, Divisions II, III, V and VII play on Fridays at 7:30 p.m., while Divisions I, IV and VI play on Saturdays at 7 p.m. Note that the first-round host teams have a meeting in Columbus Monday to finalize their game time and site. The brackets posted on the playoff coverage page (see link below) will be updated Monday afternoon.To read more or comment...
OHSAA Football Final Computer Ratings – Nov. 1, 2015
The top 20 schools in both Division I regions are shown below, while the top 12 schools are shown in Divisions II through VII. Ratings are listed by division and region with record and average points. Log on to the football page at OHSAA.org for an explanation of how the ratings are calculated. The complete report showing all teams in every region is linked above in PDF format.
Division I (top 16 from both regions qualify for the playoffs)To read more or comment...
The Ohio High School Athletic Association will release the official 2015 football playoff brackets for all seven divisions Sunday.
The OHSAA announced the final computer rankings, and that information revealed that 24 schools in the Akron Beacon Journal coverage area will have a football team playing in Week 11.
The ABJ coverage area has three 10-0 teams: Buckeye, Stow and Woodridge. There are several 9-1, 8-2 and 7-3 teams in the area.
First round Division II, III, V and VII playoff games will be played on Friday.To read more or comment...
WEEK 10 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
The final week of the 2015 regular season is this weekend, and four teams in the Akron Beacon Journal coverage area -- Archbishop Hoban, Buckeye, Stow and Woodridge -- are undefeated at 9-0 and headed to the OHSAA playoffs. There are also several 8-1, 7-2 and 6-3 teams with playoff aspirations.
(All games 7 p.m., unless noted)To read more or comment...
Copley senior Chris Brennan, Revere senior Daniel Branch and Walsh Jesuit senior Lauren Demarchi have been selected to play in the fifth Annual High School Soccer All-American Games on Dec. 5, 2015 in Raleigh, N.C.
A total of 40 players, who are all seniors, were selected for the boys and girls matches, which will be held the same weekend and in the same proximity as the
Women’s NCAA Division I College Cup.
All participants are scheduled to arrive on Dec. 3 and will attend the semifinal matches on Dec. 4 and the championship match on Dec. 6To read more or comment...
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its weekly football computer ratings on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The weekly computer ratings are released every Tuesday afternoon beginning after the fourth week of the season, leading up to the final report this Sunday morning, Nov. 1.
The top 20 schools in the two Division I regions are shown below, while the top 12 schools in each region of Divisions II through VII (four regions per division) are shown. Ratings are listed by division and region with record and average points. The complete report showing all teams in every region is linked below and is posted on the football page at OHSAA.org, which includes an explanation of how the ratings are calculated.
There are seven football divisions, with the largest 72 schools in Division I and the remaining schools in Divisions II through VII (approximately 108 schools in each division). The top 16 teams in both Division I regions will qualify for the playoffs, while the top eight schools in each region in Divisions II through VII will qualify.
There are several teams within the Akron Beacon Journal coverage area that are looking good with regards to making the playoffs.To read more or comment...
The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced 35 high schools, including five Akron Public Schools and Norton, recently violated a bylaw or regulation.
The Akron Beacon Journal reported on the APS violations earlier this year.
Buchtel, East, Firestone, Garfield and Kenmore combined to permit 16 ineligible student-athletes to participate in six OHSAA sponsored sports – football, volleyball, cross country, boys basketball, girls basketball and wrestling – during the 2014-2015 school year.
The OHSAA said the students participated in a combined total of 120 events, and were victorious in 42. Of the 16 students, two violated Bylaw 4-2-1, age, and seven violated Bylaw 4-4-1, scholarship. These nine students participated in a total of 62 combined events. In accordance with Bylaw 10-2-1, forfeitures, the school must forfeit the 14 victorious contests in which these ineligible student participated.To read more or comment...