PHOTO’S: Olmsted Falls outlasts Westake, High School Basketball- Courtesy of Julie Herzog

Olmsted Falls hosted Westlake in boys basketball. The Bulldogs won 72-69 in another OT game. Here are some action photos from Julie Herzog who was at the game.

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Olmsted Falls 72 Westlake 69  FINAL in OT

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PHOTO’S: Olmsted Falls versus Avon, High School Basketball- Courtesy of Julie Herzog

Olmsted Falls hosted Avon in boys basketball. The Bulldogs won 75-70 in OT. Here are some action photos from Julie Herzog who was at the game.

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Olmsted Falls 75 Avon 70  FINAL in OT

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PHOTO’S: Olmsted Falls versus Midview, High School Basketball- Courtesy of Julie Herzog

Olmsted Falls traveled Midview in boys basketball. The Bulldogs won 51-41. Here are some action packed photos from Julie Herzog who was at the game.

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Olmsted Falls 51 Midview 41  FINAL

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PHOTO’S: Olmsted Falls versus Berea-Midpark, High School Basketball- Courtesy of Julie Herzog

Olmsted Falls hosted Berea-Midpark in boys basketball. The Bulldogs won 61-33. Here are some action packed photos from Julie Herzog who was at the game.

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Olmsted Falls 61 Berea-Midpark 33  FINAL

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PHOTO’S: Amherst versus Olmsted Falls, High School Basketball- Courtesy of Julie Herzog

Olmsted Falls hosted Amherst in boys basketball. The Bulldogs won 70-69 in OT. Here are some great photos from Julie Herzog who was at the game.

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Olmsted Falls 70 Amherst 69 in OT

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VIDEO: SOT Recaps and Previews HS Football Playoff Championships 11-18-2020

Sean, and Josh recap and preview all the action from the HS Football Championship games. Give it a listen below.

Josh and Sean Recap and Previews HS Football Playoff Championships

HSF Playoffs: Division 1 Regional Final Scores

The Final Four is set for Division 1 state Football Playoffs. Medina’s magical run came to an end at the hands of GCC foe, Mentor. The Cardinals are marching on and continuing their journey in hopes of winning their first state championship. Below are the results of the D1 Regional Finals and the schedule of the State Semifinal games.

Regional Finals

Region 1: Mentor 49 Medina 14

Region 2: Springfield 19 Olentangy Liberty 0

Region 3: Pickerington Central 38 Westerville Central 7

Region 4: Cin. St. Xavier 10 West Chester Lakota West 7

State Semifinal: November 6, 2020 (sites TBD)

Mentor vs Pickerington Central

Cin. St. Xavier vs Springfield

PHOTO’S: North Royalton versus Olmsted Falls, High School Football- Courtesy of Julie Herzog

Olmsted Falls hosted North Royalton in the Second Round of the High School Football Playoffs. The Bulldogs lost 33-27 in OT. Here are some great photos from Julie Herzog who was at the game.

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North Royalton 33 versus Olmsted Falls 27 in OT

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STORY: North Royalton Edges Olmsted Falls 33-27 in OT.

North Royalton versus Olmsted Falls

By Rick Shultz

Olmsted Falls, OH- A second season was all the twenty-two seed North Royalton Bears needed to get going as they find themselves heading into the quarterfinals of the Division 2 Region 6 OHSAA playoffs. The Bears entered the playoffs with an 0-6 record and last week traveled to tenth seeded Amherst Comets and shocked them in triple overtime 48-45. It was their first playoff win in school history. Last night the Bears just needed two overtimes to knock off another Southwestern Conference team on the road when they defeated the sixth seeded Olmsted Falls Bulldogs 33-27. 

North Royalton and Olmsted Falls were once non-conference opponents for an 8-year stretch from 1994 to 2001 when the Bears were in the Pioneer Conference. The Bulldogs won seven of those eight meetings with the Bears ironically winning their only meeting in the 1995 season, 10-6 in overtime of course. 

The game started out fast as the Bears received the opening kick and only took five plays to score as 6’2” 205-pound Junior running back Zadan Abuhamdeh broke free for a 61-yard touchdown. The Bulldogs needed just three plays as Sophomore running back Jack Pinchek made some nice cuts and outrunning the defense for a 51-yard scamper. A missed extra point had North Royalton leading 7-6. After a three and out and a short punt, Olmsted Falls looked to be locked in as they ran the ball five times and hit paydirt on a 25-yard run by another Sophomore Rocco Conti. This time the extra point by Senior Drew Kanaba was good, and the Bulldogs lead 13-7. Olmsted Falls defense held North Royalton once again to a punt, but this time the Bears defense held and got a stop that they needed to halt the momentum. 

The second quarter was all North Royalton as the Bears took over at their own 40 after a nearly blocked punt. They then methodically marched down the field as it took 12 plays to go 60 yards where Abuhamdeh punched it in from the 1-yard line and the extra point was good by Sophomore Aleksandar Rajcevic making it a 14-13 advantage. The Bulldogs next possession was stopped after nine plays at the North Royalton 37 where they were forced to punt. North Royalton needed just three plays this time as Junior quarterback Mike Piazza found Senior wide receiver Omar Abuhamdeh for a 68-yard strike bring the score to 20-13 after the extra point was missed. Falls tried to answer as they were driving at the end of the quarter getting to the Bears 23-yard line but getting stopped on three consecutive plays to force a 39-yard field goal attempt. The Bears made sure the Bulldogs could not capitalize as several defenders got through and blocked the attempt.

The second half opened with Olmsted Falls driving down the field as Senior running back Andrew Parkowski powered his way into the endzone from the 3-yard line and with a good point after, the score knotted up 20-20. It seemed the Bulldogs had the edge in the half as they drove down the field on their next two drives but turned it over on downs at the Bears 25-yard line. Their next possession they drove the ball down to the North Royalton 25-yard line once again where they missed the go-ahead field goal with 1:26 remaining. As their offense only mustered 71 total yards in the half, the Bears defense refused to give up any big plays and kept their team in position to win. 

North Royalton got the ball to start the first overtime where they took just four plays to score as quarterback Piazza snuck it in to take the 27-20 advantage. Olmsted Falls’ Conti evened up the score at 27 with a 6-yard run of his own, his second of the game. 

The Bears’ defense was certainly the difference in the game as they intercepted Olmsted Falls Junior quarterback Charlie Ciolek after forcing them into a third and long and put their offense in position to make their second upset in consecutive weeks. The Bears needed just four plays as Piazza found Matthew Vansteenlandt for a 7-yard touchdown. The Bears win 33-27 in OT.

The 2-6 Bears will travel to 6-1 Avon Lake next week to take on the Shoremen who are coming off a 30-7 winner over Wadsworth. The Bears find themselves as one of the final 32 teams left in the Division 2 playoffs and will also be looking to go 3-0 against the SWC in this postseason.

SOT Playoff Coverage: Wadsworth Grizzlies vs Avon Lake Shoremen

Wadsworth vs Avon Lake

By Sean Duffy

Avon Lake, OH- It is the second round of the Division II OHSAA High School Football playoff tournament. Region Six of Division II is always a highly competitive region featuring hard hitting action. This week’s spotlight playoff game is no different as #14 seed Wadsworth travels to face #3 seed Avon Lake. Wadsworth (2-4) advanced to the second round with a win over Westlake in the first round, Avon Lake earned a first round bye. Each of these teams look to keep their playoff journey on track with a win and trip to the Division II Region 6 Quarterfinals .

The First quarter was a battle of defenses as each team’s defense would force a turnover on downs. The turning point came on a Shoremen interception of Wadsworth QB Mitchell Evans deep in Grizzlies Territory. Wadsworth was able to keep the Shoremen out of the end zone, settling for a 32 yd field goal from Avon Lake kicker Owen Wiley. at the end of the first quarter Avon Lake led Wadsworth 3-0.

The Shoremen would find the endzone early in the second half as RB Gage Duesler would get loose for a 66 yd touchdown run, the successful point after gave Avon Lake a 10-0 lead with 11:34 remaining in the first half. Wadsworth would respond with a touchdown on their next offensive possession when QB Mitchell Evans connected with WR Garrett Labus for a 28 yd TD , Wadsworth cut the lead to 10-7 with 8:42 left in the first half. Avon Lake’s Owen Wiley would add another field goal, this time from 34 yds to give the Shoremen a 13-7 lead as the first half came to a close.

Avon Lake got the ball to start the third quarter and put together a drive that went 75 yds and took over seven minutes off of the clock. Avon Lake QB Micheal Corbo would cap the drive off with a 1 yd TD plunge. that would be the only points scored, at the end of the third quarter Avon Lake led 20-7.

Avon Lake QB Michael Corbo’s TD plunge!!

Avon Lake would again put together a drive that ate up a lot of time early in the fourth quarter, Owen Wiley’s 36 yd field goal would increase the Shoremen lead to 23-7 midway through the fourth quarter. Wadsworth QB Mitchell Evans would be picked off twice in this quarter, the second being the most costly as Shoremen DB Nathan Cikalo would take the interception 53 yds for the TD. That interception proved to be the final nail in the Wadsworth coffin as they lose to Avon Lake by a final score of 30-7.

Avon Lake is now on to the Division II Region 6 Quarter Finals against #22 seed North Royalton. North Royalton defeated #6 Seed Olmsted Falls in 2OT in the second round.

Round Two Playoff Schedule: Greater Cleveland Conference

Round two of the football playoffs is tonight. Four GCC teams are still in the mix. Two teams are playing regular season games. Below is the schedule of games.

Playoffs

#1 St. Edwards vs #8 Medina

#4 Euclid vs #5 St. Ignatius

#2 Mentor vs #7 Stow-Munroe Falls

#3 Canton-McKinley vs #6 Brunswick

Regular Season

Shaker Hts. vs Solon

Elyria vs Berea-Midpark

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Playoff Coverage: Round Two

Sports On Tap is scheduled to be at three games this Friday. Below are the games we will be at. Follow us on Twitter (@SOTpodcast) for in-game updates, videos, and more.

Buckeye at Revere: Josh Jeffi

North Royalton at Olmsted Falls: Rick Schultz

Wadsworth at Avon Lake: Sean Duffy

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Great Lakes Conference First Round Playoff Schedule

Division II Region 6

#21 Oregon Clay (0-5) at #12 Parma Heights Valley Forge (3-1)

#20 Lakewood (1-5) at #13 Barberton (1-5)

#24 Parma Normandy (0-4) at #9 Fremont Ross (3-3)

Division III Region 10

#20 Lexington (0-5) at #13 Rocky River (3-1)

#19 Defiance (0-6) at #14 Bay (1-3)

Division V Region 18

#19 Fairview (1-3) at #14 Orrville (2-3)

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PHOTO’S: Olmsted Falls versus Avon Lake, High School Football- Courtesy of Julie Herzog

Avon Lake hosted Olmsted Falls in Week 6 of the High School Football season in 2020. The Bulldogs lost 38-3. Here are some great photos from Julie Herzog who was at the game.

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Olmsted Falls 4-2 (4-2) 3 versus Avon Lake  5-1 (5-1)  38

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PHOTO’S: Amherst versus Olmsted Falls, High School Football- Courtesy of Julie Herzog

Olmsted Falls hosted Amherst in Week 5 of the High School Football season in 2020. The Bulldogs won big 56-35. Here are some great photos from Julie Herzog who was at the game.

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 Amherst 3-2 (3-2) 35 versus Olmsted Falls 4-1 (4-1) 56  

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PHOTO’S: Olmsted Falls versus North Ridgeville, High School Football- Courtesy of Julie Herzog

Olmsted Falls traveled to North Ridgeville in Week 4 of the High School Football season in 2020. The Bulldogs won big 47-16. Here are some great photos from Julie Herzog who was at the game.

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 Olmsted Falls 3-1 (3-1)  47  versus North Ridgeville 0-4 (0-4)   16

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Olmsted Falls versus North Ridgeville Football Photo’s

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PHOTO’S: Olmsted Falls versus North Olmsted, High School Football- Courtesy of Julie Herzog

Olmsted Falls traveled to North Olmsted in Week 3 of the High School Football season in 2020. The Bulldogs won big in a high scoring game 56-27. Here are some great photos from Julie Herzog who was at the game.

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 Olmsted Falls 2-1 (2-1)  56  versus North Olmsted 1-1 (1-1)   27

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PHOTO’S: Avon versus Olmsted Falls, High School Football- Courtesy of Julie Herzog

Olmsted Falls hosted the Avon Eagles in Week 2 of the High School Football season in 2020. The Bulldogs and Eagles went back and forth in a nail biter.  The Eagles escaped with a 35-32 win. Here are some great photos from Julie Herzog who was at the game.

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Avon 2-0 (2-0) 35  vs  Olmsted Falls 1-1 (1-1)  32

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PHOTO’S: Olmsted Falls versus Midview, High School Football- Courtesy of Julie Herzog

Olmsted Falls hosted the Midview Middies in Week 1 of the High School Football season in 2020. The Bulldogs won big 34-7 in a rainy, wet game. Here are some great photos from Julie Herzog who was at the game.

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 Olmsted Falls 1-0 (1-0)  34 vs Midview 0-1 (0-1)  7

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Midview vs Olmsted Falls Photo’s

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