SOT Spotlight Game: Highland Hornets vs Tallmadge Blue Devils

By Sean Duffy

Tallmadge, OH– It is Week 4 and you know what that means, conference play begins in earnest. In the American Division of the Suburban League, the first week of conference play may actually determine the destiny of the division. The Highland Hornets (3-0,0-0) travels to take on Tallmadge (3-0,0-0) in perhaps the most important conference game of the year. Each team boasts a bevy of talent on both sides of the ball, and both teams are likely to be in the thick of the playoffs in their respective divisions. However this is about the American Division, in which the winner will likely be the favorite to claim the division title .

Each team got off to a rough start offensively, turning the ball over on back to back possessions. Highland’s Senior RB Lukas Stiles Scored on a 32 yd TD run. Highland Jumped out to 7-0 lead with 6:11 remaining in the first quarter.

Highland RB Lukas Stiles 32 yd TD run

Tallmadge would tie the game thanks to a 8 play drive, which was capped off with a 2 yd TD pass from Senior QB Ty Hurst to Senior WR Gino Spano. At the end of the first quarter the score was tied 7-7

Tallmadge QB Ty Hurst to WR Gino Spano for a 3 yd TD

The second quarter belonged to the defenses. Highland’s defense was putting constant pressure on Hurst, forcing errant throws, and multiple stops. Tallmadge’s offense did not help itself by committing multiple penalties that stalled numerous drives. Tallmadge’s would also pitch a shut out in the second quarter, Highland’s offensive game plan was clear from the outset, run the ball with Stiles and Tallmadge was able to stifle the run in the second quarter. At halftime the score was still 7-7.

Highland’s Defense picked up where they left off in the second quarter, forcing bad throws by Hurst and little to no out put in ground game, forcing a 3 and out on the opening drive of the third quarter. Highland’s Matt Ciryak would take the ensuing punt 60 yds for a score, a blocked extra point made the score 13-7 in favor of the hornets with 9:19 remaining in the third quarter. Highland’s Lukas Stiles would rumble 13 yds for his second TD of the night to end the third quarter with Highland leading 20-7.

Hornets RB Lukas Stiles scores on a 13 yd TD Run

Lukas Stiles was not done as he opened the fourth quarter with bruising 21 yd TD run, Highland’s lead swelled to 27-7, Stiles notching his third score of the night.

HIGHLAND RB Lukas Stiles 21 yd TD Run

That score proved to be the final nail in the Tallmadge coffin, as they were simply unable to put any sustained success through the air or on the ground. Highlands defense would force another interception of Hurst which allowed the Hornets to run out the clock and secure the 27-7 victory.

The loss drops Tallmadge to 3-1 overall and 0-1 in the Suburban League American Division. The Blue Devils were led by Ty Hurst who had a TD Pass on the night to WR Gino Spano. Tallmadge will look to bounce back at home in week 5 against Revere.

Highland improves to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Suburban League American Division. The Hornets were led offensively by Senior RB Lukas Stiles who had 3 rushing TDs on the night. Matt Ciryak also chipped in with 60 yd punt return for a TD. Highland will look to keep the winning train rolling in week 5 as they travel to face Baberton.

So long from Tallmadge!

SOT Spotlight Game of the Week: Barberton Magics vs Highland Hornets

By Sean Duffy

Medina, OH- Week 5 of high school football is here and conference play is in full swing for the Suburban League. Our spotlight game saw two top teams in the American Division, the 3-1 Barberton Magics travel to Highland to take on the 4-0 Hornets. Two teams boasting fantastic athletes all over the field on both sides of the ball, provided fans with a back and forth game that saw the visiting Magics secure a 28-21 win in the closing seconds of the game.

The Magics were led by RB Cameron Macon and his four rushing touchdowns on the night. Macon was the workhorse for the Magics providing a spark in both the running and passing game and provided the games most exciting play of the night, a punishing 25 yd run for his third TD of night.

Cameron Macon with a 25 yd TD run

Barberton’s defense had a tall task in trying to corral a very potent Hornets offense led by QB Aaron Filips, RB Lukas Stiles, and RB Bryce Turek; All three would score rushing TDs on the night. However Barberton’s defense did a a great job of limiting big plays from the Hornets and forcing key turnovers late in the game to give the Magics offense an opportunity to win the game.

Aaron Filips scores for for Highland
Barberton’s John Jackson with the game winning TD!!

The loss for Highland brings their overall record to 4-1 and 1-1 in the Suburban League American Division. The Hornets were led offensively by QB Aaron Filips who had a rushing TD on the night. Lukas Stiles and Bryce Turek also had rushing TD in a losing effort. Highland will look to get back track in week 6 as they travel to face Kent Roosevelt (1-4, 0-2).

The Magics improve to 4-1 over all and 2-0 in the Suburban League American Division. Barberton was led offensively by RB Cameron Macon who had four rushing TDs on the night, including the game winner. Barberton will look to keep rolling in week 6 as they play host to Revere (1-4,1-1).


Third Round Playoffs: Suburban League FINAL Scores

Here is the Suburban League Playoff and Non Playoff FINAL:

Division II Region

#6 Painesville Riverside 28 / #3 Hudson 35 (OT)

Division II Region 6

#8 Highland vs #1 Avon (10/24 7 PM)

#13 Barberton 30 / #5 Brecksville-Broadview Heights 55

#22 North Royalton 7 / #3 Avon Lake 54

Division III Region 9

#5 Aurora 17 / #4 New Philadelphia 38

Division III Region 10

#8 Revere 21 / #1 Tiffin Columbian 28

Non Playoff Games

Kent Roosevelt 35 / Cuyahoga Falls 0

Tallmadge 36 / Coventry 30 (OT)

Copley 28 / Woodridge 0

Kenston 14 / Twinsburg 28

Stow vs Stubenville – CANCELLED

Wadsworth 28 / Wooster 39

Cleveland Heights 26 / Nordonia 42

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Suburban League Playoffs Round 2 Final Scores

Below are the Suburban League Round 2 Final Scores:

Division 1 Region 1

#7 Stow-Munroe Falls 14 / #2 Mentor 31

Division 2 Region 5

#16 Kent Roosevelt 0 / #1 Akron Archbishop Hoban 63

#9 Nordonia 25 / #8 Mayfield 45

#18 Twinsburg 0 / #2 Austintown Fitch 35

#14 Bedford 0 / #3 Hudson 42

Division 2 Region 6

#9 Freemont Ross 21 / #8 Highland 41

#13 Barberton 21 / #4 Toledo St. Johns 14

#21 Oregon Clay 33 / #5 Brecksville Broadview Heights 49

#14 Wadsworth 7 / #3 Avon Lake 30

#22 North Royalton 33 / #6 Olmsted Falls 27 OT

Division 3 Region 9

#21 Notre Dame Cathedral Latin 24 / #5 Aurora 41

Division 3 Region 10

#9 Buckeye 0 / #8 Revere 27

#10 Copley 10 / #7 Norwalk 17

Non-Playoff Games:

Tallmadge 50 / Cuyahoga Falls 12

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Suburban League Week 6 FINALS

National Division

Stow 53 / Nordonia 47

North Royalton 0 / Hudson 53

Wadsworth 35 / Brecksville 45

American Conference

Cuyahoga Falls 20 / Copley 41

Barberton 16 / Highland 31

Tallmadge 26 / Roosevelt 16

Non Divisional

Twinsburg 0 / Aurora 38

Revere 0 / Maple Heights 20

Be sure to watch our live show on monday to recap all the Suburban League Action.

Suburban League Week 5 Finals

Final scores from Week 5 in the Suburban League

National Division

Brecksville 15 / Stow 13

North Royalton 14 / Nordonia  62

American Division

Aurora 34 / Cuyahoga Falls 6

Roosevelt 28 vs Copley 31 (9/26)


Barberton 37 / Wadsworth 30

Hudson 42 / Highland 21

Tallmadge 24 / Twinsburg 20

Revere 21 / Westlake 0

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Suburban League Week 4 Finals

Week 4 Suburban League Final Scores

National Division:

Stow 21 / North Royalton 14

Hudson 62 / Wadsworth 42

American Division

Copley 47/ Tallmadge 14 (9/17)

Non Divisional

Revere 28 / Twinsburg 14

Highland 44 / Nordonia 38 OT

Brecksville 45 / Barberton 31

Westlake 28 / Cuyahoga Falls 26

Aurora 31 / Col. Bishop Sycamore 8

Be sure to Tune in to Sports on Tap Monday for a recap of all the suburban league action from this past week


Suburban League Week 3 Finals

Here are the Week 3 match ups in he Suburban League


Brecksville 42 / North Royalton 28

Nordonia 63 / Wadsworth 49


Aurora 62 / Tallmadge 28

Cuyahoga Falls 0 / Revere 33


Twinsburg 7 / Copley 31

Marlington (1-1) vs Kent Roosevelt (0-0)-PPD

Highland 7 / Stow 31

Barberton 22 / Hudson 44

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Suburban League Week 2 Finals:

Week 2 Final Score

National Division

Hudson 38 / Brecksville 28

Stow vs Wadsworth: Cancelled

American Division

Aurora 12 / Revere 7

Copley 40/ Cuyahoga Falls 6

Non Conference:

North Royalton 40/ Highland 41

Barberton 40/ Nordonia 41

Tallmadge 20 / Green 27

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Suburban League Week 1 Schedule

By Sean Duffy

Week 1 of the 2020 high school football season is in full swing..well sort of. The COVID 19 Pandemic has created a very different schedule, a modified regular season consisting of six regular season games before starting the playoffs.

Unusual is an understatement , however it is high school football in Northeast Ohio therefore Sports on Tap will be covering the Suburban League as always. Featuring a slew of top 25 teams in both the National and American Conferences, we are sure to see some great team performances throughout the season.

Below is the Suburban League schedule for week 1:

National Conference:

Nordonia vs Hudson

Wadsworth vs North Royalton


Stow vs Barberton

Brecksville vs Aurora

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Suburban League Week 9 Finals

Suburban League

Here are your FINAL scores from week 9 in the Suburban League:


North Royalton 31 / Brecksville 57

Cuyahoga Falls 28/ Nordonia 42

Hudson 45/ Stow 29

Twinsburg 35 / Wadsworth 49


Revere 7/ Aurora 48

Barberton 37 / Tallmadge 0

Highland 41 / Copley 7

Garfield Heights 31 / Roosevelt 28

Tune in Monday @ 7:30 PM to hear the guys break down all the week 9 action!!!



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Week 9 Suburban League Schedule

Suburban League


Here is the lineup for week 9 in the Suburban League


North Royalton (4-4, 2-3) vs Brecksville (6-2, 5-0)

Cuyahoga Falls (2-6, 0-5) vs Nordonia (3-5, 2-3)

Hudson (5-3, 4-1) vs Stow (5-3, 2-3)

Twinsburg (2-6, 1-5) vs Wadsworth (6-2, 4-1)


Aurora (8-0, 4-0) vs Revere (4-4, 2-3)

Barberton (5-3, 3-2) vs Tallmadge (1-7, 0-4)

Highland (2-6, 1-3) vs Copley (2-6, 1-3)

Garfield Hts (4-4, 0-1) vs Roosevelt (5-3, 4-1)*

*non -conference


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Suburban League Week 8 Schedule

Suburban League

Here is the Week 8 line up for the Suburban League :


Nordonia vs Brecksville

Cuyahoga Falls vs Hudson

Wadsworth vs North Royalton

Twinsburg vs Stow


Aurora vs Highland

Tallmadge vs Copley

Revere vs Roosevelt

Massilon vs Barberton*

*non conference game


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Suburban League Week 7 Finals

Here are your final scores for week 7 in the Suburban League:


Brecksville 38/ Twinsburg 0

Wadsworth 33/ Cuyahoga Falls 2

Hudson 43 / North Royalton 17

Nordonia 31 / Stow 28


Aurora 31 / Barberton 7

Copley 12 / Revere 20

Roosevelt 31 / Tallmadge 10

Canfield 28 / Highland 31

Be sure to listen monday at 7:30 pm for a breakdown of all the week 7 action!



Suburban League Week 6 FINAL SCORES

Suburban League

Here are the Week 6 Final Scores for the Suburban League:

Cuyahoga Falls 20 / Brecksville 62

Nordonia 27 / Hudson 45

North Royalton 34 / Twinsburg 14

Stow 23 / Wadsworth 56

Roosevelt 0 / Aurora 41

Barberton 38 / Copley 0

Highland 16 / Revere 13

Tallmadge 22 / Rocky River 33 *


Be sure to tune in Monday at 7:30 pm to hear us break down all the week 6 action.


Suburban League Week 6 Lineup

Suburban League

Week 6 in the Suburban League is in full swing, below are this week’s match ups:


Cuyahoga Falls (2-3, 0-2) vs Brecksville (3-2, 2-0)

Nordonia (2-3, 1-1) vs Hudson (2-3,1-1)

North Royalton (3-2, 1-1) vs Twinsburg (2-3, 1-1)

Stow (4-1, 1-1) vs Wadsworth (3-2, 1-1)


Roosevelt (3-2, 2-0) vs Aurora (5-0, 1-0)

Barberton (4-1, 2-0) vs Copley (1-4, 0-1)

Highland (0-5, 0-2) vs Revere (3-2, 1-1)

Tallmadge (1-4, 0-2) vs Rocky River (3-2, 2-2)*

*Non Conference Match up*


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Suburban League Week 5 Final Scores

Suburban League

Here are your week 5 final scores from the Suburban League:


Brecksville 35 / Hudson 28

Twinsburg 21 / Cuyahoga Falls 20

North Royalton 14 / Stow 51

Wadsworth 34 / Nordonia 28



Aurora 55 / Tallmadge 6

Revere 7 / Barberton 48

Highland 28 / Roosevelt 35

Akron East 27 / Copley 7


Be sure to listen Monday at 7:30 PM as we will breakdown all the week 5 Suburban League Action!



Suburban League Week 4 FINALS

Suburban League

It is the start of conference play in the Suburban League! Here are the match ups for Week 4 :


Stow 35 / Brecksville 42

Cuyahoga Falls 20 / North Royalton 42

Nordonia 38 / Twinsburg 10

Wadsworth 35 / Hudson 37



Barberton 49 / Highland 17

Roosevelt 31 / Copley 20

Tallmadge 16 / Revere 17

Padua 13 /Aurora 14 *


*denotes non-conference match up


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Week 2 Suburban League Finals

Here is the line up for week 2 in the Suburban League:

National Division:

Brecksville 34 / Green 14

Akron Springfield 6 / Cuyahoga Falls 19

Strongsville 35 / Hudson 28

Brunswick 49 / North Royalton 0

Woodridge 10 / Nordonia 51

Wooster 17/ Wadsworth 20

Stow 34 / Barberton 21

Solon 46 / Twinsburg 6


American Divison:

Aurora 14/ CVCA 7

Stow 34 / Barberton 21

Medina 31/ Highland 0

Tallmadge 33 / Ellet 13

Eastlake North 7 /Revere 34

Marlington 34 / Roosevelt 10

Firestone 12 / Copley 52


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Game On!!!!


SOT Podcast Game of the Week : Barberton Magics vs Aurora Greenmen


By Sean Duffy

Aurora, OH– It may be week 6 in the Northeast Ohio High School football season, but our game of the week has a championship game feel. The undefeated Barberton Magics travel to take on reigning division champions the 4-1 Aurora Greenmen.  The winner of this game will control its own destiny for not only the American Division crown, but the all important playoff picture. It is sure to be a great game between two of the top three teams in the American Division.

Aurora was set to get the ball to open the contest but the Magics had other ideas with an onside kick which they were able to recover on the Greenmen 40 yd line.  Two plays later Magics Junior QB Chase Haywood connected with WR Derrick Vaughn for 39 yd TD pass.  Just like that Barberton jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead early in the first quarter.  On the ensuing drive,   Aurora QB Colin McNamara had the Greenmen on the move inside Magics territory, but a tenacious Magics defense stripped the Aurora QB and recovered the fumble stalling out the drive.  Barberton would go on a 78 yd scoring drive that ended with a 19 yd TD run by RB Kyree Young, Magics lead now stood at 14-0 as the 1st quarter came to an end.

The 2nd quarter was more of a defensive battle as both teams had drives stall out thanks to solid defensive efforts by both teams.  Barberton would break the log jam with a sensational 53 yds TD pass from Haywood to Young, the second TD for each on night.  Barberton led 21-0 with 6:19 left in the half. Aurora would finally find the end zone as they were able put together a 65 yd scoring drive. The drive featured a healthy dose of QB Colin McNamara who rattled off runs of 14 yards, 30 yards, and a 4 yard TD run to make the score 21-7 late in the half.

Barberton made a valiant effort to score before the half, but a missed 39 yd field goal attempt kept the score 21-7 at the half.

Barberton’s Kyree Young ripped off a 74 yd TD Run on the Magics’ opening drive, his third of the night.  Barberton led 28 -14  with 11:09 remaining.  Aurora would respond on the next drive when QB Colin McNamara would score on a 18 yd TD run, Magics led 28-14 with 8:14.  Kyree Young would score his fourth TD of the night this time on 2 yd TD plunge, Magics took a 35-14 lead.

As the 3rd quarter came to an end Aurora’s defense was able to stop the magics on 4th down.  Aurora ended the 3rd quarter trailing Barberton 35-14.

Aurora scored  to open the final quarter,  McNamara connecting with Senior FB Jack Arnold for a 43 yd TD pass.  a missed extra point made the score 35-20 with 11:49 left in the game.  But Barberton’s Kyree Young would find the end zone for the fifth time on a 58 yd TD Run, Barberton now led 42-20 with 11:38  left in the game.  Aurora looked for a quick score in the vertical passing game on the next offensive possession.   Barberton’s  defense was able to put relentless pressure on McNamara which led to a turnover on downs.  Barberton would be able to run the rest of the clock out to secure the 42-20 final.

The Aurora Greenmen fall to 4-2 over all and 2-1 in the conference, they were led by Colin McNamara who had 2 rushing TDs and passing TD. Aurora will look to rebound in Week 7 as they host Highland.

The Barberton Magics remain undefeated at 6-0 and 2-0 in conference. They were led by Player of the Game RB Kyree Young, 24 carries, 262 yds, 4 tds; 74 yds receiving, 1 TD.  The Magics will look to remain undefeated as they travel to take on Ellet in a non-conference match up in week 7.