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Jan
21

Norris Drops Career-High 33 In Bradley Win Over UA

Hilliard Bradley’s Jeb Bischoff tries to block Upper Arlington’s Owen Gawel in a tightly-contested OCC battle that tilted to Bradley on the strength of Cade Norris” career night (PressPros Feature Photo by John Hulkenberg)

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Jan
21

Norris Drops Career-High 33 In Bradley Win Over UA

Hilliard Bradley’s Jeb Bischoff tries to block Upper Arlington’s Owen Gawel in a tightly-contested OCC battle that tilted to Bradley on the strength of Cade Norris” career night (PressPros Feature Photo by John Hulkenberg)

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Jan
15

Gahanna, Pick North Duel…Then Along Came Jones

Gahanna used its size inside, including 6-7 Javan Simmons (24), and a stellar effort from Marquette signee Sean Jones to pull away from Pickerington North (PressPros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg).

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Jan
7

Sheldon’s 38 Powers Coffman’s Late Comeback

Upper Arlington’s Nick Heath leveled this blocked shot at Coffman’s Ryan Kirkby, but the ‘Rocks took over late with their defense and Ajay Sheldon’s 38 points (PressPros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg).

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Dec
27

Second-Half Surge Sends South Past Davidson

Westerville South’s Isaiah Johnson (15) found himself in Hilliard Davidson’s defensive vice here, but he and his teammates’ pressure wound up turning the tables and triggering South’s ascent to 8-0. (PressPros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg)

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Dec
27

Second-Half Surge Sends South Past Davidson

Westerville South’s Isaiah Johnson (15) found himself in Hilliard Davidson’s defensive vice here, but he and his teammates’ pressure wound up turning the tables and triggering South’s ascent to 8-0. (PressPros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg)

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Dec
18

Davidson Jumps Coffman Early To Remain Unbeaten

Not known as a basketball power, Hilliard Davidson and point guard Cole Carter (1) delivered a statement OCC Central win by using a blend of height, defense and chemistry to defeat Dublin Coffman (PressPros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg).

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Dec
18

Davidson Jumps Coffman Early To Remain Unbeaten

Not known as a basketball power, Hilliard Davidson and point guard Cole Carter (1) delivered a statement OCC Central win by using a blend of height, defense and chemistry to defeat Dublin Coffman (PressPros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg).

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Dec
11

South Holds Off North In Defensive Battle Of The ‘Ville

Defense was the name of the game, and the key to the game, as it often is when Westerville South and Westerville North battle, as South’s Andy Badu (23) and North’s Caleb Iheukwu (4) do here in South’s 45-43 win (PressPros Feature Photo by John Hulkenberg).

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Dec
10

South Holds Off North In Defensive Battle Of The ‘Ville

Defense was the name of the game, and the key to the game, as it often is when Westerville South and Westerville North battle, as South’s Andy Badu (23) and North’s Caleb Iheukwu (4) do here in South’s 45-43 win (PressPros Feature Photo by John Hulkenberg).

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Dec
4

Coldwater Comes Up Short Vs. Heavyweight Carey

Chewing up the clock with an old-school wing-T attack, Carey effectively won a game of keep-away from Coldwater and took home its first state title since 1975.

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Dec
4

Workmanlike Effort Lifts St. Edward To Fifth Title

Big Night For Danny…St. Edward rode the 210 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Danny Enovitch to its fifth state title, knocking off Springfield for the 2021 Division I crown. Steve Blackledge writes for Press Pros.

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Dec
3

Last-minute Score Rallies Clinton-Massie To D-IV Title

The prospect of coming back from a 28-7 third-quarter deficit seemed impossible for run-heavy Clinton-Massie, but the Falcons pulled it off … and in dramatic fashion. C-M’s Carson Van Hoose (#6) celebrates as the clock struck 0:00. Steve Blackledge writes for Press Pros.

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Dec
3

Winton Woods Dethrones Hoban as Division II Champ

A lowly seventh seed in Region 8 entering the Playoffs, Cincinnati Winton Woods proved that resume and reputation guarantee exactly nothing by riding its tiny titans to a convincing state championship victory.

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Nov
26

Lakewood St. Ed’s Slows UA Offense In 16-10 Final

An unbeaten season that ends shy of a state championship never ends painlessly, and such was the case with Upper Arlington after its 16-10 loss to Lakewood St. Edward, with Henry Rappolt (67) consoling Jake Badgeley (66) when the Golden Bears ran out of time.

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Nov
20

Otte’s Big Plays Lift Marion Local Over St. Henry

Marion Local has been on a mission since losing in the regional finals last season, but Saturday night the Flyers’ Drew Lause and his teammates overcame St. Henry to win Region 28 and move into the state semifinals.

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Nov
20

Defense Powers Springfield To 27-0 Shutout Of Marysville

Te’Sean Smoot passed for 363 yards and two TDs and also ran for two scores as Springfield rolled to its third consecutive Division I regional title. Springfield’s Anthony Brown (7) hauls in a reception while Marysville’s Cameron Jones (4) pursues. (pictured). Steve Blackledge writes for Saturday Press Pros.

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Nov
13

Central Gains Revenge On North In Battle Of Pickerington

Led by its dominant defense, Pickerington Central whipped Pickerington North, 27-7, advancing to a sixth straight regional title game. Steve Blackledge writes for Saturday Press Pros.

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Nov
6

UA Defense Stifles Reynoldsburg In Rematch

Asher Hamilton and the Upper Arlington defense pointed the way to the regionals, where the Golden Bears will face unbeaten New Albany after eliminating Reynoldsburg. (PressPros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg).

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Oct
30

Everhart Runs Wild, Leads Jerome Over Liberty, 21-7

Dublin Jerome used some big plays in the passing game, including this one to David Adolph, and elusive tailback Preston Everhart to oust Olentangy Liberty (PressPros Feature Photo by John Hulkenberg).

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