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Coach Lowery retires from Forest Hills

John Lowery, a coaching legend at Forest Hills High School, will retire from his coaching duties after 37 years according to a Forest Hills press release earlier this evening. As the current Forest Hills Athletic Director, Warren Taylor recounted “It is a rarity that you come across a man who has devoted his entire adult […]

Weddington advances to second round of playoffs

Weddington advances to second round of playoffs

Weddington defeated Asheville on Friday night, 30-17, marking the fourth straight year that Weddington has advanced to second round playoff action. Led by a standout performance by Weddington senior defensive lineman, Nick Patterson, the Warriors ended Asheville’s playoff hopes for the third consecutive year. Patterson registered two sacks, two touchdowns and one interception. Junior, running […]

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Weddington defeats Asheville in first round

Weddington defeated Asheville last night, 30-17 in a first-round playoff matchup at home. Asheville trailed Weddington, 17-10 at halftime, so the visiting Cougars decided to force the action with an onside kick recovery to open the third quarter. Weddington’s defense held and late in the quarter, Brendan Assencao, bounced off a tackle for a 44-yard […]

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Regular season-ending stat leaders

Twelve weeks of high school football’s regular season is now behind us. The playoff season starts tonight with nine of our county teams in action. Before we jump into the postseason, I wanted to look back and acknowledge the stat leaders of the regular season. Khris Missick led in two of the three rushing categories, […]

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UC Pick ’em winners; weeks eleven and twelve

Congratulations to Sweetness & Chuck for winning weeks eleven and twelve, respectively, of  UC Pick ’em. Sweetness tied the week with three other players with 8-1 records in week eleven. Sweetness secured the win after winning the first tiebreaker. Chuck finished the final week of the regular season and the late week of UC Pick ’em with the only 8-1 record. […]

Forest Hills vs Monroe

Redhawks rule conference and county

The Monroe Redhawks laid claim to the Rocky River Conference title and the best team in county with their last regular season win against Forest Hills, 41-8. The Monroe win secured an undefeated 11-0 record, the second time in the school’s 55-year history. Their defeat of a very good Forest Hills team was a great […]

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Mavericks defeat Warriors for conference title

In twelve minutes of the fourth quarter, Marvin Ridge expelled the frustration and futility of the previous two losing seasons. The Mavericks erased a 13-point fourth quarter deficit to win their first outright conference championship. Junior quarterback Austin Colonna connected with Alex Leshock on a 34-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to pull […]

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Marvin Ridge wins Southern Carolina Conference

Marvin Ridge defeated Weddington 28-27 in the game’s closing seconds to win the Southern Carolina Conference, their first outright conference title in school history. A few past seasons of frustration were wiped away when junior quarterback Austin Colonna found fellow junior, Emeka Emezie in the end zone for the touchdown and the historic conference clincher. Thanks […]