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  • Moeller Holds Off Mentor 55-52 to Win Division I Championship

    CANTON — It was a game for the record books, and in the end, Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller recorded its second straight and ninth overall OHSAA Division I State Championship, holding off Mentor, 55-52. The Crusaders and Cardinals combined for 107 total points, more than 1,000 yards of total offense and 15 touchdowns, including eight from Moeller’s senior quarterback Gus Ragland and five from his co-offensive player of the year in Division I, Mentor quarterback Conner Krizancic Moeller (14-1) led 48-26 […]

  • Kirtland Trounces Wayne Trace For Division VI Championship

    CANTON — Kirtland fell one point short in the 2012 Division V State Championship, but the Hornets were not going to leave Stark County empty-handed this year. Kirtland (15-0) scored 36 unanswered points in the second and third quarters, to break open an 8-8 tie and the Hornets cruised to a 44-16 win over Haviland Wayne Trace (13-2) to win the 2013 Division VI State Championship. Kirtland hit the ground running, behind the talented tandem of Sam Kukura and Adam […]

  • FNTD Playoffs: OHSAA State Semifinals

    CLEVELAND —  It is week #14 of Friday Night Touchdown and time for the Final Four in the OHSAA Football Playoffs, with 10 schools across Northeast Ohio playing for berths in one of next weekend’s seven State Championship Games. In Division II, Highland’s dream season fell one game short of Stark County. The top-seeded Hornets ran into a buzzsaw against the talented Tarblooders of Glenville (13-1). Marshon Lattimore played like one of the best players in the country, catching a […]

  • FNTD Playoffs: Regional Final Scores

    CLEVELAND —  Week #13 of Friday Night Touchdown featured the Elite Eight in the OHSAA Football Playoffs, with 20 schools across Northeast Ohio playing for berths in the State Semifinals across the seven Divisions. The top-seeded St. Edward (11-1) Eagles used a dominant defense to shutout previously undefeated Austintown-Fitch (12-1), 28-0. St. Edward advances to the Region 1 Final next Saturday against Mentor (12-1), in a rematch from the 2012 Playoff classic, which the Cardinals won 63-56. Mentor avenged a […]

  • OHSAA Playoffs: Regional Final Pairings

    CLEVELAND — It is week three of the 2013 OHSAA Football Playoffs –  the Regional Finals in Divisions II, III, IV, V, VI and VII, and the Regional Semifinals in Division I. 21 local teams are still alive for State Championships, including 2012 Division III Champion St. Vincent-St. Mary and 2012 Division V Runner-Up Kirtland. The Irish (12-0) meet Hubbard (12-0) in the Region 7 Final, Friday. It is one of tow battles of unbeatens, the other being Avon (12-0) […]

  • FNTD Season Finale: Final Scores

    CLEVELAND — Season 17 of FOX 8’s Friday Night Touchdown is officially in the books. The show went out with a bang with highlights from ten OHSAA Playoff Games across Divisions II, III, IV, and VI. Defending Division III State Champion St. Vincent-St. Mary (12-0) extended its winning streak to 18-games with a 35-7 victory over Poland Seminary. The Irish now advance to the Region 7 Final against fellow unbeaten Hubbard (12-0), a 49-19 winner over Aurora (10-2). In Division […]

  • Still #1: Mount Union Holds Off John Carroll 42-34

    ALLIANCE — Make it 22 straight Ohio Athletic Conference Championships for defending Division III National Champion Mount Union. Former St. Edward star QB Kevin Burke threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as the top-ranked Purple Raiders held off No. 9 John Carroll 42-34 Saturday afternoon. Both teams came into the final game of the season with identical (9-0, 8-0) records, making it a de facto OAC Championship Game. Former St. Ignatius QB Mark Myers threw for 451-yards […]

  • 22 And Counting: OSU Outscores Illinois 60-35

    CHAMPAIGN, IL —  It was not pretty, but No. 3 Ohio State (10-0, 6-0 B1G) outscored Illinois (3-7, 0-6) 60-35, for its 22nd straight victory, matching the school record for consecutive wins. Carlos Hyde continued to carry the load for the Buckeyes, rushing 24 times for 246-yards and four touchdowns. Hyde also caught a touchdown pass and now has 947-yards on the season, leaving him just 53-yards short of becoming Coach Urban Meyer’s first 1,000-yard rusher. Braxton Miller threw for […]

  • FOX 8 Salutes Our Veterans

    CLEVELAND — On Veterans Day 2013, FOX 8 News at 5:00 p.m. took time to say a very special thank you to all of our brave servicemen and women who have put their lives on the line to defend this United States of America. We especially wanted to thank our family, friends and loved ones who served from World War I to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That long list includes Reporter Suzanne Stratford and her husband, along with […]

  • FNTD Week #11: Playoff FINAL SCORES

    CLEVELAND — It’s Week #11 of ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ and that means it’s time for the 2013 OHSAA Playoffs. Friday night featured 25 games across Northeast Ohio, in Divisions II, III, IV, and VI. All eyes were on Akron, where the #1 team in the FOX 8 Top-8, St. Vincent-St. Mary (11-0) began its run toward a second straight Division III State Championship. The Irish did not miss a beat, routing overmatched Kenston 52-7.  With the win, St. V&M advances […]

  • FNTD Week #11: 2013 OHSAA Playoffs

    CLEVELAND — It’s Playoff time for the best high school football teams across Ohio. 66 schools from Northeast Ohio qualified for the postseason, including nine #1 seeds in their respective regions. The top seeds include St. Edward (8-1) in Division I, Region 1, Glenville (9-1) in Division II, Region 3, defending State Champion St. Vincent-St.Mary (10-0) in Division III, Region 7 and small-school powerhouse Kirtland (10-0) in Division VI, Region 19. Coach Tiger LaVerde’s Hornets are looking for their third […]

  • 2013 OHSAA High School Football Playoff Pairings

    COLUMBUS — The OHSAA has released the official Playoff Pairings for the 2013 Ohio High School Football Playoffs, which get underway this Friday, November 8th. 66 teams from Northeast Ohio have qualified for the Playoffs, including 13 in Division I, Region 1. Divisions II, III, IV, and VI open play on Friday, with Divisions I, V, and VII kicking off the postseason on Saturday, November 9th. Week #11 of  FOX 8’s award-winning ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ will air Friday, Nov. 8th […]

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