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Video: High school football Week 2

By Published: August 30, 2012

Sports writer Michael Beaven and sports editor Ron Ledgard discuss this week's games.

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Ellet forfeits 63-6 win over Springfield due to use of ineligible player

By Michael Beaven Published: August 29, 2012

Akron Public Schools Manager of Interscholastic Athletics Joe Howard said Wednesday that the Ellet football team has to forfeit its 63-6 victory over rival Springfield on Friday night due to the use of an ineligible player.

Howard said coach Joe Yost discovered the error and reported it to Ellet principal Michelle Marquess-Kearns.

“It is an unfortunate situation,” Howard said. “Thank goodness that they did self-report it. Joe Yost is devastated by this, but they are looking forward to their game Friday night at Tallmadge.”

Howard said the OHSAA and Springfield have been notified about the forfeit.


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Video: Friday night football - Green vs. Lake highlights

By Dan Kadar Published: August 25, 2012

Lake might have had only three great offensive plays Friday night, but coupled with an opportunistic defense, those three plays were enough to take down host Green 20-14 in the “Backyard Brawl.”

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Video: Friday night football - Copley vs. Cleveland JFK highlights

By Published: August 25, 2012

Aregeros Turner rushed for 114 yards and four touchdowns and caught a 28-yard touchdown pass for the host Copley Indians in a 54-22 win Friday over the Cleveland JFK Fighting Eagles.

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Extra clippings from Federal and PTC coaches not in the paper

By Ryan Lewis Published: August 24, 2012

As the high school football season really gets underway tonight (with a few appetizers last night), here are a few quotes and tidbits that didn’t make it into the Federal and Portage Trail Conference season previews that appeared in Thursday’s paper.

Federal League –

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Video: High school football preview

By Published: August 22, 2012

Beacon Journal sports editor Ron Ledgard and high school beat writer Michael Beaven break down the upcoming season of prep football.

Make sure to check out the Beacon Journal and Thursday for a full preview of the season.

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Marlington's Dymonte Thomas ranks No. 102 on Rivals list

By Published: August 21, 2012

Marlington senior defensive back Dymonte Thomas is ranked the No. 102 player nationally in the 2013 class according to

Thomas, the highest-ranked area athlete of the Rivals250, is 6 feet 1 and 175 pounds. He has orally committed to Michigan.

He averaged 7.1 yards and scored 13 touchdowns on offense and had 102 tackles on defense, according to

Here is the Rivals 250 list.

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Videos: Hudson's Ben Gedeon talks about Michigan commitment

By Ron Ledgard Published: August 15, 2012

The high school football season begins in a little more than a week. Our Beacon Journal football preview section will be published next Thursday, Aug. 23.

Between now and then, we will have several videos with some of the top recruited players in the area.

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Hudson's Hannah Boesinger commits to YSU

By Michael Beaven Published: August 10, 2012

Aurora linebacker Zach Quinn commits to Toledo

By Published: August 1, 2012

Aurora senior linebacker Zach Quinn has reportedly made a verbal commitment to Toledo, according to and 247 Sports.

Quinn, who is listed at 6 feet 4 and 215 pounds by 247 Sports, also reportedly had offers from Ball State, Buffalo and North Carolina State.

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