VIDEO: Highlights from the Division 1 Regional Final: Medina vs St. Edward

Video highlights from the 2021 Ohio High School Football playoff matchup between the Medina Bees and the St. Edward Eagles. This was the Division 1 Regional Final that saw the top seeded teams go at it for the second straight year in the playoffs.

Drew Allar, once again, led the Bees but Christian Ramos and the Eagle defense was too much for Medina. Check out the highlights of the Eagles 41-6 victory.

VIDEO: 2021 OHSAA D1 Regional Semifinal: St. Ignatius vs Medina

Below are highlights from the 2021 OHSAA Division 1 Regional Semifinal between the #6 seeded Saint Ignatius Wildcats and the #2 seeded Medina Bees.

Drew Allar led the Bees to a 27-14 victory over the Marty Lenehan led Wildcats. Michael Rodak, JaJuan Jackson, and Drew Hensley all had receiving touchdowns for Medina. Nick West added two field goals

Marty Lenehan had both Wildcat touchdowns. The Bees advance to the Regional Finals to face top seeded St. Edward Eagles.

VIDEO Highlights: OHSAA Football Playoffs, Regional Quarterfinal: Rocky River Beats Buckeye 32-15 to advance.

By Rob Trautman

Rocky River, OH- A Week 12 Second Round Playoff matchup featured two teams in the Great Lakes Conference. It was cold and you could hear the pads clashing with two teams that love to hit.

First Quarter both teams moved the ball down the field with little scoring. The only score was on a 40 yard field goal by Rocky River Kicker Mack Massad. After 1 quarter it was 3-0 Pirates.

In the second quarter Rocky River would add to their 3-0 lead with Pirates RB/LB Tommy Bebie scoring from 5 yards out, the XP was no good and the Pirates led 9-0 with 8:38 left in the second quarter. The Rocky River QB Braedon Spies threw a strike to WR Patrick Lange who made a great diving catch. The 2point conversion was no good and the Pirates led 15-0 with 2:19 left till half. Buckeye had many chance at the River 5 yard line but failed too core before half. The Pirates defense stood their ground and that was a big stance in the game.

The third quarter, Buckeye would finally get on the board with a RB Ben Barnes 4 yard touchdown.  He looked like he was stopped multiple times but he would not be denied. The XP was good and the third quarter would end at 15-7.

The 4th quarter had a few scores. First Rocky River Kicker Mack Massad would hit a 20 yard field goal and the River lead was 18-7.  With 6:48 left in the 4th quarter Buckeye would cut the Pirates lead to 18-15 with a 1 yard run by RB Ben Barnes, he would also score a 2point conversion. Rocky River would answer with another touchdown run from standout RB/LB Tommy Bebie. He would take it in from 15 yards out and the lead was 25-15 with 3:28 left in the 4th.  Bebie wasn’t done, putting the icing on the cake with a 73 yard touchdown run and the Pirates advance with a 32-15 win!  

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Second Round Playoff Featured Game: Buckeye Bucks vs Rocky River Pirates

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VIDEO Highlights: First Round Playoff- SOT Featured Game: Olmsted Falls runs past Valley Forge 30-15.

By Rob Trautman

Olmsted Falls, OH- A Week 11 First Round Playoff matchup featured two teams that loved to run the football. The weather finally stopped raining but the conditions were slick, and wet in Olmsted Falls. This was the last game on the natural grass in Olmsted Falls. Next year the Bulldogs get to play on new artificial turf.

In the first quarter Valley Forge would establish a great drive that led to the first points of the game. It was Valley Forge running back, and Purdue commit Kentrell Marks who would run it in from 5 yards out giving the Patriots a 7-0 lead early on. Olmsted Falls would respond with a 17 pass from QB Charlie Ciolek to WR Carson Atkins. The Bulldogs went for two and got it! It was an 8-7 lead after one quarter of play.

In the second quarter Olmsted Falls would start the scoring with a 27- yard run by RB Luke Dieckman. The XP was good and the Bulldogs led 15-7 with 9:02 left in the second quarter. They would again score with another running back, this time RB Rocco Conti would get into the scoring books with a 4 yard touchdown run, the 2point conversion was good and the Bulldogs started distancing themself now leading 23-7 right before halftime.

The third quarter came and went without any scoring although both teams moved the ball, both defenses held their own. In the 4th quarter Olmsted Falls running back Rocco Conti would power his way into the end zone as the Bulldogs would now lead 30-7. Valley Forge wouldn’t give up, scoring from 27 yards was the talented Youngstown commits Eddie Starks who showed his speed to the end zone.  They got the 2pt conversion with get within two scores at 30-15.  That is how this game would end. Olmsted Falls holds on for the 30-15 win in the first round of the playoffs.

Olmsted Falls RB Rocco Conti had 17 rushes for 144 yards and 2 TDs on the night.

The Bulldogs improve to 9-2 and will travel to Barberton to take on the Magics in the Second round of the playoffs.  For Valley Forge their season ends with a 6-4 record and a very successful season.

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First Round Playoff Featured Game: Valley Forge versus Olmsted Falls

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Week 10 Featured Game: Olmsted Falls vs Berea- Midpark

The Battle of Bagley took place Friday night in Berea as the Titans of Berea-Midpark played host to the Bulldogs of Olmsted Falls. The winner of this game would win at least a share of the Southwestern Conference Championship. The Titans came into this game with a 6-3 record on the season. The Bulldogs came in with a 7-2 record.

Offense was the name of the game in this game as Olmsted Falls went on to win 63-49. Bulldog runningback, Rocco Conti had seven touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs. Berea-Midpark Quarterback Luke Devins had a total of four touchdowns (two rushing and two passing) to lead the Titans. Devins had to be helped off the field with an apparent leg injury in the fourth quarter. He would not return.

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VIDEO Highlights: Week 9 SOT Featured Game: Mentor gets big win over Strongsville 21-9.

By Rob Trautman

Strongsville, OH- A Week 9 matchup that featured two teams from the Greater Cleveland Conference. The Mentor Cardinals have battled injuries but are looking to get back to their winning ways, losing 3 in a row, two of which were down to the wire. Strongsville has won their last two out of three games, which all three games were close.

In the first quarter Strongsville would score first with a nice drive that resulted in 3 points by Mustangs Kicker Will Hryszko. He was busy on this night, kicking 3 field goals. Strongsville’s starting QB Maddux Beard left early in the first quarter with an injury and Senior QB Michael Kenny replaced him the rest of the game. Mentor would answer right back with QB Jacob Snow connecting with WR Nick Farley, Mentor took a 7-3 lead heading into the second quarter.

In the second quarter Strongsville would again get close but have to settle for another Will Hryszko field goal that would cut the lead to 7-6 Cardinals lead. Mentor QB Jacob Snow would answer again connecting from 38 yards with WR Michael Norwood. Mentor extended their lead to 14-9. Mentor’s defense held Strongsville’s offense in check all night, and forced some key turnovers deep into Cardinals territory. Before half the Cardinals would get one more score with 28 seconds left from Mentor RB Mitchell Waite who ran it in from 3 yards out. At half the Cardinals led 21-6.

The second half was a stalemate, with some action but no scoring. Then, as the 4th quarter began, the rain started to downpour making conditions slick, and tough to hold onto the ball. Strongsville would get one more field goal from Will Hryszko but that would be it. Falling to the Cardinals 21-9.

Mentor improves to 4-5 on the year with a matchup with Euclid next. Strongsville falls to 5-4 with a rivalry game next against Brunswick.

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Week 9 Featured Game: Mentor Cardinals vs Strongsville Mustangs

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Suburban League Week 8 Scoreboard

American Division

Aurora 6 / Barberton 14

Copley 20 / Revere 21

Cuyahoga Falls 0 / Highland 56

Roosevelt 12 / Tallmadge 44

National Division

Brecksville 45 / Twinsburg 7

Hudson 31 / North Royalton 0

Stow 27 / Nordonia 13

Wadsworth 28 / Austintown-Fitch 38

Week 8 Great Lakes Conference Scoreboard

Non-Conference

Glenville 20 Rocky River 17 (OT)

East Division

Buckeye 17 Lakewood 0

Holy Name 55 Normandy 0

Valley Forge 41 Parma 6

West Division

Elyria Catholic 30 North Olmsted 24

Bay 21 Fairview 0

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VIDEO Highlights: Week 7 SOT Featured Game: Elyria gets first SWC win in dominating performance over North Ridgeville 30-0.

By Rob Trautman

Elyria OH- A Week 7 matchup that featured two teams from the Southwestern Conference. The North Ridgeville Rangers have played well and come into this game with a 3-3 overall record and the Pioneers of Elyria also come in with a 3-3 overall record and looking for their first win in the SWC.

In the first quarter the Pioneers would strike first with a 10 yard touchdown pass from Elyria QB Desmond Whitfield to WR Jaden Gilbert. The XP was no good and the Pioneers led 6-0 in the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter Elyria would pound their running game, as RB Lance Glover would score from 8 yards out. They went for two and got it to extend the lead to 14-0. Still in the second quarter it was the dynamic duo of Elyria QB Desmond Whitfield connecting with WR Andrew Palos from 57 yards. They went for the two point conversion and got it . The score at halftime was 22-0.

The Pioneers would score once more in the second half en route to a 30-0 winner over the Rangers. Give credit to the Pioneers defense who shut out North Ridgeville. They forced a few turnovers and stopped the Rangers on some nice drives inside the red zone that led to no points. Elyria gets their first SWC win and get back to their winning ways. North Ridgeville looks to regroup and get back on track.

Elyria with the win improves to 4-3 (1-3) as they face Avon Lake in Week 8. North Ridgeville falls to 3-4 (1-3) and will travel to Midview next.

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Week 7 Featured Game: North Ridgeville Rangers versus Elyria Pioneers

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VIDEO Highlights: Week 6 SOT Featured Game: North Olmsted outlasts Westlake 41-20 to improve to 5-1 and a top the GLC.

North Olmsted, OH- A Week 6 matchup that used to be two Southwestern Conference foes battled as Great Lakes Conference foes this week. A perfect night for football under the lights on a Friday night as an important Great Lakes Conference matchup between the Westlake Demons (2-3) and the North Olmsted Eagles (4-1) featured our SOT Game of the Week.

It was the Eagles striking first on an 85 yard opening kickoff return by WR Eric Wasen outrunning the Demons special teams. Westlake would answer with a nice drive, that led to a touchdown run from RB Arrington Taylor. Both teams moved the ball efficiently but after one quarter the score was tied at 7 a piece.

The second quarter started and North Olmsted was in the red zone once again. QB Xavier Balson fumbled the snap but grabbed it and went around the right side for a touchdown outrunning the Westlake defense to the endzone. Westlake would answer with a RB Will Ostrowski 45 yard touchdown run to tie the game at 14 with 6:58 left in the second quarter. The second quarter had North Olmsted score two more times and have a 27-14 lead at halftime.

Westlake would get as close as 27-20 with a pick 6 by DB Cooper Rummel.  A great job by the Eagles running attack as RB Sammy Capps carried the eagles in the second half for the big 41-20 win!  The Eagles defense also stopped a really good offense in the second half.

North Olmsted improves to 5-1 on the season and a top the GLC. They will take on Bay (3-2) in Week 7. Westlake falls to 2-4 and will host Elyria Catholic (4-2).

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Week 6 Featured Game: Westlake Demons versus North Olmsted Eagles.

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VIDEO Highlights: Week 4 SOT Featured Game: Lakewood Rangers stay undefeated, outlasting the Rocky River Pirates 21-14.

Rocky River, OH- A beautiful night set the stage for Week 4 of the high school football season in the Great lakes Conference. For our featured game we traveled to Rocky River High School where the visiting Lakewood Rangers looked to stay a perfect 4-0 as they took on the Rocky River Pirates. The atmosphere was electric and both teams were ready for a big GLC game in front of a great crowd.

It took 3 plays for Rocky River to strike first on a 45 yard touchdown run by RB Tommy Bebie. He was doing it all in the game, supplying the offense with big plays, but making crucial tackles on the defensive side of the ball as well. Lakewood would counter with a talented running back of their own in Hakeem Quran. Quran also played defense and made some nice open field tackles on the night. He answered with a screen pass from QB Luke Winters that hit pay dirt and tied the game at 7-7 with :46 left in the first half. In the second half it was Rocky River scoring first with QB Braedon Spies running it on and taking a 14-7 lead. Again, Lakewood would answer with a Hakeen Quran touchdown to tie the game 14-14. With 2:35 left in the game it was Hakeen Quran scoring from 9 yards out. That proved to be the difference as the Rangers held on the rest of the way. After having 7 touchdowns last week Quran scored all three touchdowns for the Rangers in this game. The Pirates had touchdowns from Tommy Bebie and QB Braedon Spies. Both defenses played physical and tough.

Lakewood outlasted Rocky River 21-14 to improve to 4-0 on the season with Normandy (1-3) up next. Rocky River falls to 2-2 and will face another tough opponent in week 5 Elyria Catholic.

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Week 4 Featured Game: Lakewood Rangers versus Rocky River Pirates

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Greater Cleveland Conference: Week 3 Scores

Final scores from Week 3 in the Greater Cleveland Conference

Medina (3-0) 35 Wadsworth (1-2) 0

Strongsville (2-1) 37 Brecksville (0-3) 21

Stow-Munroe Fall (3-0) 50 Solon (1-2) 28

Highland (3-0) 28 Brunswick (1-2) 23

Cleveland Heights (3-0) 46 Euclid (0-3) 14

St. Edward (3-0) 47 Mentor (2-1) 7

SOT Summer Spotlight Live: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 8:00pm with USA Pole Vaulter and Olmsted Falls native Katie Nageotte!

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VIDEO: SOT Week 2 Featured Game: Highland vs North Royalton

The week 2 match up between Highland and North Royalton had a definite playoff feel, except for the 80 degree humid weather. The Bears started the scoring first when Michael Piazza hit Vincent Koprowski from 31 yards out to put the Bears on top 7-0 early in the first. The two would hook up two more times in the fourth quarter that brought the score to 24-21. The Bears could not get the ball back late in the fourth. Highland end the game in victory formation and a 24-21 victory.

The Hornets were led by Senior Quarterback, Aaron Filips, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. With 6:15 left in the 4th, Avery Gerney would hit a 28 yard field goal that would eventually be the difference in the game.

Highland improves to 2-0 on the year and will travel to Brunswick in week 3. North Royalton drops to 1-1 and will travel to Perry in Week 3.

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Greater Cleveland Conference: Week 2 Scores

Below are the final scores from week 2 in the Greater Cleveland Conference

Medina (2-0) 34 Avon (1-1) 17

Brunswick (1-1) 28 Olmsted Falls (1-1) 21

Strongsville (1-1) 28 Midview (0-2) 12

Solon (1-1) 33 Shaker Heights (0-2) 20

Hudson (2-0) 40 Euclid (0-2) 34

Mentor (2-0) 28 St. Ignatius (0-2) 26

VIDEO Highlights: Week 2 Featured Game: Parma Redmen outlast the Fairview Warriors 13-8 to move to 2-0.

Fairview Park, OH- A hot and humid night led us to Week 2 of the high school football season. For our featured game we traveled to Fairview High School where the visiting Parma Redmen took on the Warriors of Fairview. This was a tough physical game that led to cramping, penalties, turnovers, with some nice defense and offense involved to.

Fairview struck first with a long touchdown run by running back Zach Wilson. The Warriors went for two and got the two point conversion to go up to an 8-0 lead in the first quarter. Unfortunately for the Warriors they couldn’t score the rest of the game. Fairview had two turnovers on punt returns that luckily didn’t hurt them. It did however take their offense back off of the field. Parma went on a 13-0 run the rest of the way. Parma was led by two quarterbacks Keanu Krall and Nick Bonus who kept the Fairview defense off balance. Parma running back Cam Yon was able to punch it in twice from short distance to be the difference.

Parma wins 13-8 to get out to a 2-0 start. The last time the Redmen started 2-0 was back in 2010. Next week Parma takes on West Geauga (1-1). Fairview falls to 0-2 and will travel to Lakewood (2-0).

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Week 2 Featured Game: Parma Redmen versus Fairview Warriors

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VIDEO: Week 1 Featured Game: The Patriots run by the Amherst Comets, with the duo of Marks and Starks. Valley Forge wins big 40-9

It’s finally here! Week 1 of the high school football season. For our featured game we traveled to Amherst Mercy Health Stadium in Amherst where the Valley Forge Patriots took on the Comets from Amherst. This was a physical game that was won up front with the Offensive Line play. The Patriots won that battle.

The duo of Kentrell Marks and Eddie Starks were too much for the Comets defense who had trouble stopping the run on this night. Marks had 3 touchdown runs and Starks had 2 touchdowns. Not to mention both backs combined for over 400 yards running. Give credit to the Patriots defense they kept the Comets offense in check. Comets starting quarterback Christian Heckmann left the game with a hurt hand and did not return after half. The lone Comets touchdown came on a short touchdown run by running back Nick Mazze.

Valley Forge wins big 40-9 to get out to a 1-0 start. They will travel to another Southwestern foe when they travel to North Ridgeville. Amherst fell to 0-1 and will travel to Riverside.

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Week 1 Featured Game: Valley Forge Patriots versus Amherst Comets