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Week 2 football stars

By RonPreps Published: August 31, 2007

RUSHING
Dru Jones of Wadsworth, 29 carries-273 yards, 2 TD
Erick Howard of North Canton Hoover, 29-207 yards, 3 TD
Corey Devitt of Rootstown, 24-161 yards
Zeb Hawley of Hillsdale, 18-160 yards, 2 TD
Chris Snook of Highland 20-151, 1 TD
Marcus Hardy of Cuyahoga Falls, 16-140 yards, 1 TD
Camren Ontko of Walsh Jesuit, 24-140 yards, 2 TD
Alex Gedeon of Hudson, 14-133 yards and 3 TD.
Cotrez McCrary of Orrville, 19-127 yards, 3 TD
Tyler Crowl of Lake, 11-126 yards, 3 TD
Shawn Riley of Wooster, 24-121 yards, 1 TD
Darshawn Thomas of Firestone 23-108 yards, 1 TD

PASSING
Steve McNeely of West Branch, 13 completions, 20 attempts, 296 yards, 2 TD
Sean Bedevelsky of Brunswick, 13-17, 246 yards, 3TD
Jim Shiplett of Northwest, 1, 11-15, 226 yards, 2 TD
Brynt Werntz of Orrville, 11-20, 226 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Roger Wilson of St. Vincent-St. Mary, 13-20, 206 yards, 2 TD
Trevor Kennedy of Firestone, 14-21, 157 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Dave Cruzinsky of Woodridge, 9-14, 153 yards, 2 TD, 1 rushing
Scott Saylor of Wadsworth, 5-10, 151 yards, 2 TD
Brendan Gallagher of Aurora, 7-14, 111 yards.
Bryant Marnin of East Canton, 11-29, 104 yards, 2 TD

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Week 2 football scores

By RonPreps Published: August 31, 2007

Alliance 23, Youngstown Chaney 0
Aurora 24, Crestwood 0
Brunswick 37, Brush 0
Canfield 27, Canton South 7
Canton Central Catholic 35, Perry 8
Champion 28, Garrettsville 0
Cloverleaf 52, Fairview Park 13
CVCA 42, Cle. John Adams 22
Danville 14, Waynedale 7
East Canton 14, Sandy Valley 0
Field 27, Manchester 0
Garaway 33, Canton Timken 8
Garfield 28, Copley 7
Green 41, Springfield 10
Harrison Central 26, Rootstown 6
Highland 31, Buckeye 0
Hillsdale 22, Lucas 21 (OT)
Hudson 24, Twinsburg 10
Lake 35, Louisville 34
Mansfield 47, Sandusky 21
Medina 23, Barberton 10
Mentor 44, Strongsville 28
Mogadore 42, New MIddle. Springfield 0
New Philadelphia 31, Carrollton 20
Nordonia 21, Jackson 14
North 32, Coventry 22
North Canton Hoover 45, Newark Licking Valley 40
North Royalton 7, Revere 3
Northwest 42, Firestone 21 (click here for game story)
Northwestern 7, Black River 6
Norton 18, Kenmore 0
Norwayne 40, Fairless 26
Orrville 35, Triway 12
Parma Normandy 14, Poland Seminary 6
Ravenna 13, Streetsboro 0
Smithville 33, Firelands 7
Solon 10, Massillon 3
Southeast 40, Newton Falls 0
St. Thomas Aquinas 32, Minerva 27
St. Vincent-St. Mary 23, Clear Fork 0
Stow 45, Kent Roosevelt 20
Steubenville 20, Buchtel 6
Tallmadge 17, Ellet 7 (click here for game story)
Tuslaw 20, Dalton 16
Wadsworth 38, Cuyahoga Falls 14
Walsh Jesuit 28, Archbishop Hoban 0 (click here for game story)
West Branch 28, Beaver Local 14
Woodridge 49, Lowellville 14
Wooster 19, Mount Vernon 13

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Brooks transfers to University of Akron for basketball

By mikeb Published: August 30, 2007

Coach Keith Dambrot has added another local talent to the University of Akron men's basketball team.

Rydell Brooks, a 2006 Buchtel High School graduate, has transferred from Niagara University to the University of Akron and is a member of the Zips men's basketball team, UA Assistant Director of Athletics Media Relations Gregg Bach said.

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Moore commits to University of Akron soccer team

By mikeb Published: August 29, 2007

Firestone senior Dominic Moore has orally committed to the University of Akron soccer team, Falcons coach Mark Schwerdtfeger said.

Moore, who is also an accomplished hurdler in track, played stopper in the Falcons defensive alignment last fall.

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Speas on U.S. U-17 National Soccer Team

By mikeb Published: August 29, 2007

Junior Ben Speas will not be playing on the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy soccer team this season because he was named to the U.S. U-17 National team in Bradenton, Fla., CVCA coach Jason Spodnik said.

Speas is in a pool of 40 players who train in Brandenton and attend IMG Academy. Spodnik said Speas could return to CVCA for his senior year.

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Barton headed to Ohio State for soccer

By mikeb Published: August 29, 2007

Walsh Jesuit senior soccer player Chris Barton has orally committed to Ohio State University, Warriors coach John Kissner said.

Barton, who is also a standout sprinter in track and a kickoff specialist in football, is a midfielder on the soccer team. He had six goals and two assists last season for the Warriors, who won the Division II state championship.

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Must see football games for week 2

By admin Published: August 29, 2007

After an exciting first week of high school football, I expect week 2 to be even more interesting.

The Beacon Journal's preseason No. 1 team, Tallmadge, defeated Cuyahoga Falls 17-14 in week 1. The close score makes me think that either Tallmadge is more vulnerable than I thought or Cuyahoga Falls is better than I thought. This week, Tallmadge plays Ellet and Cuyahoga Falls plays Wadsworth. I hope Friday's games reveal more about Tallmadge and Cuyahoga Falls because frankly, I was confused by their season opener.

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Week 1 Football Scores

By admin Published: August 26, 2007

Saturday's area football scores

Canton McKinley 66, Detroit Pershing 6
Canton Timkent 41, Cleveland Heights Lutheran East 0
Ellet 35, Springfield 3

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Canton Timken ends streak

By mikeb Published: August 25, 2007

The Canton Timken football team ended a 28-game losing streak this afternoon by defeating Cleveland Heights Lutheran East in convincing fashion -- 41-0.

The victory ends a frustrating streak. The Trojans were winless the past two seasons and last won on Sept. 4, 2004 against Field.

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Football: Player of the Game

By admin Published: August 25, 2007

Friday's best

By RonPreps Published: August 24, 2007

Here are some of the best Friday night football performances for week 1:

RUSHING
Travis Morris of Northwestern -- 25 carries for 209 yards 2 TD
Justin White-Reid of Copley -- 23 for 192 yards, 1 TD
Tyler Crowl of Lake -- 13 for 189 yards, 2 TD
Cameron Ontko of Walsh Jesuit -- 14 for 172 yards and 2 TD
Tyler Fortner of Tallmadge -- 26 for 168 yards, 1 TD
Carlin Isles of Jackson -- 20 for 164 yards, 1 TD
Alex Gedeon of Hudson -- 20 for 147, 3 TD plus 13 of 19 passing and 158 yards
Dontae Bryant of North -- 16 for 148 yards
John Pettigrew of CVCA -- 16 carries for 145 yards, 2 TD
Max Colaner of Canton C.C. -- 21 for 132 yards
Larry Dawson of North -- 17 for 130 yards, 1 TD
Anthony Smith of GlenOak -- 20 for 127 yards, 1 TD and 1 catch for 85 yards, 1 TD
Neal Seaman of Louisville -- 19 for 118 yards
Tyler Lohr of Kent Roosevelt -- 13 for 115 yards, 2 TD
John Hyde of Perry -- 8 for 108 yards
Antwan Logan of North -- 5 for 101 yards, 2 TD
Quentin Brewer of Revere -- 18 for 100 yards, 1 TD

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Week 1 football scores

By RonPreps Published: August 24, 2007

Friday's area football scores

Alliance 18, Crestwood 8
Ashland 35, Willard 21
Aurora 30, Streetsboro 7
Brunswick 35, Mansfield 20
Buckeye Trail 22, Tuslaw 12
Canton Central Catholic 25, New Philadelphia 0
Carrollton 8, East 6
Chagrin Falls 7, Woodridge 6
Clear Fork 54, Loudonville 0
Cloverleaf 38, Buckeye 7
CVCA 27, New London 6
Dalton 8, Garaway 7
East Canton 21, Richmond Heights 12
Ellet 35, Springfield 3
Fairless 41, Sandy Valley 0
Field 42, Waterloo 6
Firestone 26, Revere 17
Garrettsville 10, Middlefield Cardinal 3
GlenOak 26, Green 10
Hudson 41, Medina 7 (click here for a game story)
Jackson 29, Westerville South 21
Kenston 35, Kent Roosevelt 14
Lake 34, Copley 7 (click here for game a story)
Louisville 35, Ravenna 28
Manchester 22, Smithville 12
Marlington 18, St. Thomas Aquinas 14
Massillon 42, Middleton 21
Nordonia 28, Amherst Steele 20
North 19, Rootstown 14
North Canton Hoover 38, Washington D.C. Dunbar 8
North Lima South Range 26, Mogadore 21
North Olmsted 20, Parma Valley Forge 13
Northwest 21, Orrville 14
Northwestern 19, Ashland Crestview 0
Norton 27, Chippewa 0
Norwayne 46, Wellington 23
Perry 35, Barberton 14
Solon 43, Twinsburg 7
St. Vincent-St. Mary 14, Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph 7
Stow 49, Kenmore 6
Strongsville 39, Lakewood St. Edward 0
Tallmadge 17, Cuyahoga Falls 14
Wadsworth 40, Wooster 37 (4OT)
Walsh Jesuit 42, Buchtel 14 (click here for video highlights or click here for a game story)
Waynedale 27, Tusky Valley 19
West Branch 48, Southeast 0
West Holmes 21, Triway 20
Windham 14, Jackson-Milton 0

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Football: Lake at Copley

By admin Published: August 24, 2007

I'll be at Copley High School tonight to cover the Indians' game against the visiting Lake Blue Streaks.

Lake defeated Copley 34-12 last season, so it will be interesting to see if the Indians can earn some revenge.

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Thursday's football scores

By admin Published: August 23, 2007

Area high school football scores

Archbishop Hoban 24, Garfield 21

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Kenmore graduate to play college basketball

By admin Published: August 23, 2007

Joseph Miller, a 2007 graduate of Kenmore High School, has committed to continue his academic and basketball career at Fairmont State University.

Miller, a 6-foot-5 forward, was a key player for the Cardinals, who finished with a record of 17-7 and reached a Division II regional semifinal for the first time in more than 30 years last season. Miller was a second-team all-City Series selection.

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Former East basketball players continue careers

By admin Published: August 23, 2007

Two East High School graduates have made decisions about their college basketball careers.

Eric Howell, a 2007 graduate, has committed to play at Cuyahoga Community College. Ramsey Gavin, a 2006 graduate, has committed to play for Clark State Community College.

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Devon Torrence update

By admin Published: August 23, 2007

It's time to take a look at what Stark County's two-sport star Devon Torrence has been up to. Torrence, a Canton South graduate, was drafted by the Houston Astros in June. He will also play football for Ohio State University.

Torrence's younger brother, DeVoe, is a senior running back/linebacker for Massillon. DeVoe Torrence is the Beacon Journal preseason defensive player of the year and an Ohio State recruit.

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City Series football notes

By admin Published: August 21, 2007

I went to the City Series football media day to gather information, get answers to some of your questions and most importantly, eat lasagna. Here are some items I have in my notebook:

---All the coaches agreed that the 2007 season might be the most wide open the City Series has been in years.

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Federal League Football Predictions

By mikeb Published: August 20, 2007

Here is a preseason look at Federal League football for the 2007 season. In this post, you will find players (that received all-star recognition in the league last season) to watch from each team and my predictions for the upcoming season.

*** Please note that the 2007 High School Football Preview Section will appear in the Wednesday Aug. 22, 2007 edition of the Akron Beacon Journal with complete analysis of every league, team and top players in the area. ***

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Important City Series update

By admin Published: August 20, 2007

Beacon Journal reporter David Lee Morgan told me that Buchtel senior Johnny Adams is going to switch from wide receiver to quarterback this season.

Adams earned special-mention All-Ohio honors in Division III last season as a wide receiver/defensive back/kick return specialist. He was also a second-team all-City Series selection on defense.

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Suburban League football predictions

By admin Published: August 20, 2007

Here is a preseason look at Suburban League football. In this post, you will find players (and any all-star recognition they received in the league last season) to watch from each team and my predictions for the upcoming season.

TALLMADGE (8-3 overall, 6-1 in the Suburban League last season)

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Wayne County Athletic League predictions

By admin Published: August 18, 2007

Here is a preseason look at Wayne County Athletic League football for the 2007 season. In this post, you will find players (and any all-star recognition they received in the league last season) to watch from each team and my predictions for the upcoming season.

NORTHWESTERN (10-1 overall, 7-0 in the WCAL last season; WCAL champs)

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Answers to football questions

By admin Published: August 18, 2007

The blogger with the username "Blue Room Bum" asked a good question about Archbishop Hoban safety Will Fleming making a choice about college.

I talked to Hoban football coach Ralph Orsini and he confirmed that Fleming has received offers from the University of Akron and Hawaii. Orsini did not say that Fleming will become a Zip for sure but he indicated that it's a strong possibility because Fleming's father, Jim Fleming, is the defensive coordinator at UA. Orsini also said Fleming has a good relationship with Zips head coach J.D. Brookhart.

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PTC County Division predictions

By admin Published: August 18, 2007

Here is a preseason look at Portage Trail Conference County Division football for the 2007 season. In this post, you will find players (and any all-star recognition they received in the league last season) to watch from each team and my predictions for the upcoming season.

MOGADORE (11-3 overall, 6-1 in the PTC County last season; PTC County co-champs)

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PTC Metro Division predictions

By admin Published: August 18, 2007

Here is a preseason look at Portage Trail Conference Metro Division football for the 2007 season. In this post, you will find players (and any all-star recognition they received in the league last season) to watch from each team and my predictions for the upcoming season.

KENT ROOSEVELT (10-1 overall, 7-0 in the PTC Metro last year; PTC Metro champs)

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Hudson boys win Pickerington golf tournament

By mikeb Published: August 17, 2007

The Hudson boys golf team won the Pickerington Fairfield Federal Invitational on Thursday at Turnberry Golf Course.

Hudson senior Isaac Charette shot an eight-under-par 64, which was the best round of the day and earned him medalist honors. Charette's 64 was a tournament record and the best round of his high school career.

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City Series football predictions

By admin Published: August 15, 2007

Here is a preseason look at City Series football for the 2007 season. In this post, you will find players (and any all-star recognition they received in the league last season) to watch from each team and my predictions for the upcoming season.

ELLET (8-2 overall, 5-0 in the City Series last season; City Series co-champs).

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Football fever

By admin Published: August 12, 2007

The high school football season is almost here.

The first games of the 2007 season in the Beacon Journal's coverage area are Garfield at Archbishop Hoban and Dover at Canton South. Both games are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23.

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Legendary coach returns to Garfield

By admin Published: August 12, 2007

Beacon Journal sportswriter David Lee Morgan reported this item:

A familiar face will be roaming the Garfield sidelines during football games this fall.
Former longtime Rams coach Bill McGee has joined head coach Bob Sax's staff as a volunteer assistant.

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Travis, Joyce sign pro contracts

By mikeb Published: August 7, 2007

Romeo Travis and Dru Joyce III have signed professional contracts to continue their basketball careers, University of Akron coach Keith Dambrot said.

Travis has agreed to a deal in Spain, and Joyce has agreed to play in Germany.

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