Firestone junior wide receiver Kevin Gladney has added scholarship offers, Falcons football coach Tim Flossie said.
Flossie said Gladney holds offers from Iowa, Vanderbilt, Nebraska, Michigan State, Michigan, Akron and Miami (Ohio).
“He is getting a lot of letters and a lot of interest,” Flossie said.
Aurora junior adds offers
Aurora junior defensive end/offensive tackle Patrick Dougherty holds scholarship offers from five colleges, Greenmen coach Bob Mihalik said.
Toledo, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green and Buffalo have each sent offers to Dougherty, who is 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds.
“He has five Mid-American Conference offers,” Mihalik said. “Some schools like him on offense and some schools like him on defense. It will be interesting to see what he decides. I think he will get more offers once he goes to some camps coming up. He will probably get some interest from the bigger schools, the BCS schools. Either way, it is nice to have your college paid for. He is very excited about the opportunity.”
Earlier kickoff time
The Federal League will start its football games at 7 p.m. this upcoming season, a half-hour earlier than the 7:30 p.m. kickoffs, Lake Athletic Director Bruce Brown confirmed.
“Some of the area leagues and schools have been starting to move in that direction,” Brown said. “Over the years there have been concerns over students traveling late at night. A lot of students travel to the games in our league. It seems like games, for whatever reason, seem to go longer. That is not a negative. I don’t have an answer for that, but we have a lot of kids traveling after games that end around 9:30 or 10 and then the kids are not getting home until 11 or 11:30. Starting a half-hour earlier will get them home earlier.”
The Plain Township Rotary will host the 24th annual William Heichel Memorial Rotary All-Star Classic on Wednesday night featuring some of the area’s best basketball players.
There will be a girls game and a boys game pitting the Stark County Team against the Summit County Team at Malone University’s Osborne Hall. The Summit Team will also have players from Medina and Portage counties.
The girls game tips off at 6:30 p.m., with the boys game to follow around 8:30 p.m.
Tickets at the door are $6.
Two-time Ohio Ms. Basketball and Stark County career scoring leader Ameryst Alston will lead the Stark squad.
Here are the game rosters:
Summit County — Mycle Shadie, East; Antonio Hearn, Kenmore; Eric Hummel, Barberton; Ben Gency, Streetsboro; Kyle Scelza, Stow; Evan Keeslar, Green; Davonte Brunson, East; Jarrett Ruffin, Nordonia; Darius Hoisten, Garfield; and Josh Kipfer, Wadsworth. Co-head coaches — Rod Swartz, Norton, and Dave Close, Stow.
Stark County — Malik Ruffin, Canton Timken; Nick Williams, Perry; Devaugntah Williams, Canton McKinley; Bobby Conley, Massillon; Eli Maurer, Minerva; Taylor Moore, North Canton Hoover; Jesse Carpenter, Marlington; Vernon Martin, Alliance; Cadiz Harper, Massillon; Jordan Humphrey, Perry; and Jalen Mays, Alliance. Head coach — Larry Kukura, Alliance. Assistant coaches — Shawn Green and Adam Thomas.
Summit County — She’Kiera Brooks, Woodridge; Janaya Feaster, Archbishop Hoban; Karissa Steffas, Highland; Jessie Gearhart, Wadsworth; Leah Fechko, Twinsburg; Lydia Corle, Green; Alyssa Kraus, Norton; DiAndra Gibson, Ravenna; Michelle Noble, Manchester; and Logen Breehl, Cuyahoga Falls. Head coach — Chris Esterak, Woodridge. Assistant coaches — Bill Esterak and Mike Eberhart.
Stark County — Nae Nae McElroy, Massillon; Audrey Myers, Lake; Brianna Libertore, Louisville; Erika Warren, North Canton Hoover; Katie Reed, Marlington; Ameryst Alston, Canton McKinley; Mackenzie Storlie, Louisville; Hannah Lindesmith, Canton Central Catholic; Gabby Kendall, Canton McKinley; and Macy Byrd, Perry. Head coach — Henry Cobb, Lake. Assistant coaches — Scott Cassidy and Mike Stadulis.
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