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Stow-Munroe Falls quarterback Andy Wargo carries for five yards before he is tackled by Hudsons' Grant Elffers in the first quarter of a game at Stow-Munroe Falls High School in Oct. 2013, in Stow. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal)
Stow-Munroe Falls' Matt Beech (40) pulls down Hudsons' Mitchell Guadagni in the first quarter of a game at Stow-Munroe Falls High School in Oct. 2013, in Stow. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal)
Nordonia high school's Alex Alders catches a pass during drills in Aug. 2013, in Macedonia. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Nordonia wide receiver Alex Alders (center) gets between Copley's Chance Jones (left) and Jonny Karam after a short pass for a first down during the first quarter of their game at Nordonia High School in Oct. 2013 in Macedonia. Nordonia won 35-26. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
TORONTO: When Chris Bosh and LeBron James joined together with the Miami Heat six years ago, they left behind two franchises that disintegrated into irrelevance. Without their franchise pillars, both the Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors became also-rans. They took far different paths to get here, but both teams have returned to the top of the Eastern Conference.