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Oct
23

Monnin Tosses Four TDs, UA Completes 10-0 Season

Upper Arlington thumped rival Hilliard Davidson 42-14 to win the OCC Central Division title and secure the tradition-laden program’s first perfect slate since 2000, when the Golden Bears captured the Division I state championship. Steve Blackledge writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
23

Monnin Tosses Four TDs, UA Completes 10-0 Season

Upper Arlington thumped rival Hilliard Davidson 42-14 to win the OCC Central Division title and secure the tradition-laden program’s first perfect slate since 2000, when the Golden Bears captured the Division I state championship. Steve Blackledge writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
16

New Albany Stuns Pick North On Late Touchdown

New Albany’s Brock Kidwell channeled his inner Elway to bring New Albany back and deliver a thrilling victory (Press Pros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg)

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Oct
16

New Albany Stuns Pick North On Late Touchdown

New Albany’s Brock Kidwell channeled his inner Elway to bring New Albany back and deliver a thrilling victory (Press Pros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg)

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Oct
11

New Albany Takes Aim At Fourth Straight State Title

Two outstanding seniors lead the way, but New Albany coach Rich Ritter has impressive depth on a roster that’s already won three straight Division I state championships and has a fourth in sight. (PressPros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg).

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Oct
8

Brewster’s Heroics Lead Berlin Past Jerome, 22-21

Harrison Brewster is touted as Olentangy Berlin’s running QB, but he was the Bears’ comeback QB in their 22-21 triumph over Dublin Jerome (PressPros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg).

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Oct
8

Brewster’s Heroics Lead Berlin Past Jerome, 22-21

Harrison Brewster is touted as Olentangy Berlin’s running QB, but he was the Bears’ comeback QB in their 22-21 triumph over Dublin Jerome (PressPros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg).

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Oct
2

New Albany Defense Matches Offense To Rout Gahanna

New Albany’s high-powered offense lived up to its advance billing, but the Eagles defense showed it’s also special in a dominant win over Gahanna Lincoln (PressPros Feature Photos by John Hulkenberg).

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Sep
25

Hartley Settles Year-Long Grudge With Win Over DeSales

In one of central Ohio’s best rivalries, Hartley avenged three 2020 defeats to DeSales and took a major step in regaining the Central Catholic League championship by beating the Stallions.

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Sep
18

Unbeaten Big Walnut Body Slams Westerville South

Aided by a dominating offensive front, sophomore running back Nate Severs racked up 297 yards rushing to power the Eagles to a statement win

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Sep
10

Darby Stays Perfect, Downs Davidson In Thriller

In a battle of high-powered rushing offenses, Hilliard Darby held off cross-town rival Davidson and star tailback Jonny Weir in a down-to-the-wire thriller that hinged on surprise ending (PressPros Feature Photo by John Hulkenberg)

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Sep
4

Berlin’s Defense ”Bears” Its Teeth In Taking Down Scioto

Defense hasn’t defined Olentangy Berlin in its young history, but that history may be changing after what the Bears did to Dublin Scioto and tailback Lesley Andoh in a 17-7 victory (Press Pros feature photo by Keith Harney)

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Aug
28

Pick Central Defense Dominates In Win Over Elder

University of Cincinnati recruits CJ Doggette and Tyler Gillison pave the way on defense as the Tigers built on their impressive Week One victory at Massillon Washington with a win over another of Ohio’s royalty programs, Cincinnati Elder.

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Aug
21

Gresock Gets It Done As UA’s Meal Ticket And Decoy

Carson Gresock rushed for 276 of his career-high 382 yards after halftime as Upper Arlington erased a 20-point deficit for a thrilling, 42-41 victory over Reynoldsburg.

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Aug
18

Pick Central, DeSales Out To Erase State Title Defeats

A pair of perennial Central Ohio kingpins face different challenges in trying to regain the mojo that helped them to state championship games in 2020. Central columnist Steve Blackledge shares in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Aug
10

Hard-Nosed Gresock Provides Backbone For Upper Arlington Rebuild

You like a running back with the power of a bulldozer and the speed of Barry Sanders?  You’ll love Upper Arlington senior Carson Gresock.  OCC columnist Steve Blackledge shares his latest for Press Pros readers.

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Aug
9

Hard-Nosed Gresock Provides Backbone For Upper Arlington Rebuild

You like a running back with the power of a bulldozer and the speed of Barry Sanders?  You’ll love Upper Arlington senior Carson Gresock.  OCC columnist Steve Blackledge shares his latest for Press Pros readers.

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Aug
6

Westerville South’s Kaden Saunders Is A Fast Study

Committed to Penn State, ESPN’s #5 senior receiver nationally hopes to make his final season at Westerville South one to remember.  The Wildcats have a chance to be REALLY good again.

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Jul
20

Blackledge: Hartings Building More Than Just A Program…

Five years ago St. Henry native and former NFL All-Pro Jeff Hartings said he had a calling to become a high school head coach.  That calling is amounting to more than just a football program at Worthington Christian. (Press Pros Feature Photos by Brian Bayless)

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Jul
14

L’backer Bloodlines Run Deep In Future Buckeye Powers

Gabe Powers appears cut from the same cloth as legendary as Ohio-born and bred Ohio State linebackers Randy Gradishar, Chris Spielman and A.J. Hawk. But before becoming a Buckeye he will serve as the cornerstone of Marysville High School’s hopes for an extended playoff run his senior season.

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