Maple Heights 44, Riverside 14: Devin Dial throws for 400 yards in Division II

MAYFIELD, Ohio — The premier quarterbacks enjoy sharing the credit, just as Maple Heights’ Devin Dial did after the Mustangs’ 44-14 victory over Riverside in a Division II football regional semifinal on Friday night. “The biggest thing is our offensive line, and they get a lot of credit, because they give me time to throw the ball,” Dial, a …

Northeast Ohio Lakes All-District football teams for 2018: Big Ten recruits

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A lineman is the offensive player of the year in Division I. The player he blocks each day in practice is the area’s top defensive player, too. Mentor’s Ohio State recruits in the trenches are walking away with the big hardware after the announcement Wednesday of the All-Northeast Lakes District football teams …

Mogadore 35, Columbia 0: Wildcat defense forces five turnovers, pitches

RAVENNA, Ohio — No. 1 seed Mogadore defeated No. 8 Columbia 35-0 Friday evening in Div. VI, Region 21 action. The Wildcats took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, thanks to a Devon Pritts interception. Logan Penix would laterrush for a one-yard TD. The defense picked off Columbia senior quarterback Jared Byczinski once again. This …

Mentor 38, Strongsville 7: Kipp, Gladdish lead Cardinals in rout of Mustangs

MENTOR, Ohio – Sometimes youth can inspire the rest of the group. That was exactly the case when Mentor hosted Strongsville in an OHSAA Division I, Region 1 playoff quarterfinal on Friday night at Jerome T. Osborne Stadium. The Cardinals’ sophomore combination of quarterback Ian Kipp and defensive back Noah Gladdish provided the highlights in …

How St. Edward bounced back in its rematch with St. Ignatius: Highlights and

PARMA, Ohio — Seven days earlier, St. Edward coach Tom Lombardo harped on mistakes and attention to details. It cost his team in a 21-7 loss to St. Ignatius at FirstEnergy Stadium. What changed in a week? Intensity. Eagles quarterback Garrett Dzuro characterized himself, his coach and teammates as “fired up” this week. It led …

Kenston 48, Millserburg West Holmes 34: Jack Porter's two touchdown runs seal

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — No. 7-seeded Millersburg West Holmes continued to hang around in hopes of upsetting No. 2 Kenston in the Division III, Region 9 first round, but the potent Bombers offense came through again to prevent that from happening. Two Jack Porter fourth-quarter touchdown runs sealed a 48-34 Kenston victory Friday, a win that …

Avon Lake 44, Olmsted Falls 28: Shoremen end five-game losing streak to

AVON LAKE, Ohio — The Avon Lake Shoremen got the monkey off their back and some sweet revenge Friday night. The No. 4-seeded Shoremen received a huge game from senior running back Konner Riggs and capitalized on three turnovers by No. 5-seeded Olmsted Falls to win the Div. II, Region 6 regional semifinal 44-28 at …

Garfield Heights 42, Warren G. Harding 25: Bulldogs notch 1st playoff win in

WARREN, Ohio — Despite an unbeaten record, Garfield Heights entered the Division II, Region 5 playoffs as a road team. The Bulldogs continued to prove their viability as a contender on Friday. Garfield Heights not only managed a comfortable 42-25 victory against No. 4-seeded Warren G. Harding in a first-round clash, the Bulldogs notched the …

Elyria Catholic 33, Rocky River 13: Leighton Banjoff's big night helps

ELYRIA, Ohio — Elyria Catholic will enter postseason play on a five-game win streak and begin its playoff road in Elyria. Leighton Banjoff powered the Division V program to a 33-13 victory against Rocky River on Friday. This secures the Panthers a share of the Great Lakes Conference championship. Elyria Catholic (8-2, 5-1 GLC) will …