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  • High School Football AP State Polls - 9/24/18

    St. Marys, Coldwater & McComb Remain #1 in Their Divisions

  • Football Friday Night 09/21/18 -- Part One

    We begin with plenty of action in the WBL, and sprinkle in a lot of games from the NWC and NWCC!

  • Football Friday Night 09/21/18 -- Part Two

    We take a trip into the BVC, plus some TRAC action, and LCC taking on Rogers

  • Football Friday Night 09/21/18 -- Part Three

    We end our show in the mighty MAC! See highlights from four different games featuring eight local schools, here!

  • Pigskin Preview: Perry vs. Waynesfield-Goshen

    Both Perry and Waynesfield-Goshen are blazing their own trails as we reach the midway point of the season. Both are out to 3-1 starts at schools where football success has been sporadic at best. The Tigers haven't had a winning season since 2011. For the Commodores, last fall was their first since 2006. Someone's gonna take a big step toward that plateau tonight in Waynesfield.

  • Football Friday Night Preview: McComb vs. Arlington

    The McComb football team has been in the state semifinals 3 times in the last 6 years and it was 6 years ago that the Panthers last got out to a 4-0 start. This year's quest to get to 5-0 takes the top-ranked Panthers into Arlington where the Red Devils are also still undefeated, ranked 6th in the state and ready to announce their return to the big stage with a win over the 3-time defending BVC champs. Our Jack McGuire tonight previews tomorrow's showdown of state-ranked teams.

  • OHSAA Computer Ratings for 9/18/18

    As we steamroll into week 5 of the high school football campaign, the midway point of the regular season, we already turn an eye to the postseason. The OHSAA began releasing their weekly computer ratings today and if the playoffs started on Friday, 18 local teams would be in.

  • Football Friday Night 09/14/18 -- Part One

    Two teams in the MAC are ranked number one in the state. Tonight, we begin our show with that exact match-up, featuring Minster vs. Coldwater. Plus see more MACtion and highlights from the WBL, here!

  • Football Friday Night 09/14/18 -- Part Two

    Our second block features action from the TRAC, BVC, and NWCC!

  • Football Friday Night 09/14/18 -- Part Three

    We finish our jam packed show with highlights from the NWC!

  • Pigskin Preview: St. Marys vs. Shawnee

    We are working our way toward week 4 of Football Friday Night. It's the first week where a select few teams can sport state poll rankings beside their name and for defending WBL champion St. Marys, that number is 1. The top-ranked team in Division 4 is 3-0 and roughing up opponents by an average score of 41-6. Tonight they visit a Shawnee squad that's trying to bounce back from back to back losses. Our John Rawlings has more from Shawnee Stadium.

  • Football Friday Night Preview: Minster vs. Coldwater

    The first monster match-up of the MAC football season kicks off tomorrow night in Coldwater. The Cavaliers, ranked #1 in the 1st Division 6 AP state poll of the fall, host the top-ranked team in Division 7, defending state champion Minster. John Rawlings tonight previews this battle of unbeaten teams.

  • Football Friday Night 09/07/18 -- Part One

    We kick things off with highlights from the WBL & MAC!

  • Football Friday Night 09/07/18 -- Part Two

    The second block features action from the TRAC, and three cross conference battles!

  • Football Friday Night 09/07/18 -- Part Three

    We wrap up our show with highlights from the BVC and Fort Loramie taking on Covington. 

  • Football Friday Night 08/31/18 -- Part One

    We begin the 2nd Football Friday Night of the season with the Holy War! See action from 8 different games, featuring 16 local schools, here!

  • Football Friday Night 08/31/18 -- Part Two

    Our second block dives into the TRAC and MAC!

  • Football Friday Night 08-31-18 -- Part Three

    We end our show with a pair of NWC vs. BVC showdowns, Pandora-Gilboa battling Cardinal Stritch, and Liberty-Benton taking on Archbold.

  • Football Friday Night 8-31-18 -- Part Three

    We end our show with a pair of NWC vs. BVC showdowns, Pandora-Gilboa battling Cardinal Stritch, and Liberty-Benton taking on Archbold.

  • Football Friday Night 08/24/17 -- Part One

    It's finally here! We kickoff Football Friday Night on a brand new set, and bring you plenty of action!

  • Football Friday Night 08/24/17 -- Part Two

    Our second block features a pair of rivalry games, plus three NWCC teams in non-conference play!

  • Football Friday Night 08/24/17 -- Part Three

    The first Football Friday Night comes to an end with three more football games, and one futbol match!

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Lima Senior

    Our Countdown to Kickoff today takes us to Lima Senior. The Spartans feel they were just a few plays away from a fourth straight winning campaign a season ago. Our John Rawlings tonight examines how Lima can get there this year as we "Countdown to Kickoff" at Senior High.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Lima Central Catholic

    The Lima Central Catholic football team pulled off an amazing turnaround a year ago bouncing back from a 2-8 season in 2016 to a 9-1 campaign and the top seed in one of the state's toughest post-season regions. However, it's the bitter end of their playoff run that sticks with this year's Thunderbirds as 15 fateful seconds saw LCC go from the doorstep of the regional finals to an abrupt end of the line. Jack McGuire tonight takes our "Countdown to Kickoff" to LCC.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Bath

    The Bath football team hasn't made the playoffs since 2003. Over the span of those 15 years, the Wildcats only winning season came in 2015 when they barely missed the post-season on a 3rd-level tie-breaker. This fall, plenty of fresh faces fill out a program looking to get back in that playoff hunt after back-to-back losing campaigns. Our John Rawlings tonight continues our "Countdown to Kickoff" at Bath.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Elida

    Last season the Elida football team ended a four-year postseason drought, tallying an 8-2 record and finishing second in the Western Buckeye League. Success often comes with a senior-laden roster and that was definitely the case for the Bulldogs. So this year, the orange dawgs have plenty of new faces stepping into key roles. Our Jack McGuire tonight takes the "Countdown to Kickoff" to Elida.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Allen East

    The Allen East Mustangs are looking to return to the top of the NWC under their new head coach.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Bluffton

    Bluffton is ready to rise to the top of the NWC.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Spencerville

    After an 0-2 start last year, Chris Sommers led Spencerville to an undefeated league record and their first outright NWC crown in 54 years. Our Jack McGuire takes the "Countdown to Kickoff" into Spencerville.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Shawnee

    3-time Ohio Coach of the Year Jerry Cooper takes the reigns at Shawnee this fall.  The 31-year veteran is the 5th Indians head coach in the last 7 years.  He's found plenty of talent at his new school, including some stars from other Shawnee sports teams who will try to make big plays on the gridiron this season.  Jack McGuire has more in our latest Countdown to Kickoff feature.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Delphos Jefferson

    From 2013 to 2016, Jefferson amassed a 26 - 2 record in the Northwest Conference, won 4 straight league titles and made the playoffs every year. That string was snapped with a 6-4 mark a season ago. This fall, six returning starters on each side of the ball will be guided by their 3rd head coach in 3 years, as former Jefferson assistant Luke Taviano now holds the top job. John Rawlings tonight takes our "Countdown to Kickoff" to Jefferson.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Delphos St. John's

    Ten years ago, the Blue Jays began a string of four straight trips to state which produced two championships and another runner-up finish. St. John's hit the opposite extreme with a 1-9 campaign and two straight missed post-seasons. Now, fresh off a 6-4 regular season and a return to the regional finals, a relatively young squad looks to continue the Jays' rise back to power. 

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Perry

    We begin tonight with a program coming off a banner year. The 2017 Perry Commodores made the post-season for the first time in history and are just the second Perry football team since the turn of the century to finish with a winning record. The 2018 squad features plenty of familiar faces but a brand new head coach for the third time in three years.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Ada and Upper Scioto Valley

    Two Hardin County teams are ready to roll comes August 24th.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: McComb and Leipsic

    These two Blanchard Valley conference members could be fighting for the top spot in the league.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Findlay and Liberty-Benton

    Findlay and Liberty-Benton are separated by a mere 3.1 miles and with their close proximity and competitiveness it's not a surprise that both the Trojans and Eagles share the same goals. Our Countdown to Kickoff continues in Hancock County.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Coldwater and Marion Local

    It's a rivalry that draws statewide attention and that's just for the 50/50 drawing. Never mind the high-level on-field product! Coldwater and Marion Local have combined to win 10 state championships over the past 7 years and 16 since the year 2000. Get this, that's the same number of MAC titles they've claimed in that time. Let's countdown to kickoff in the Midwest Athletic Conference.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Crestview & Van Wert

    Knights Ready For Next Step After 9-1 Campaign; Cougars Seek Continued Improvement

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Pandora-Gilboa & Columbus Grove

    Neighbors and rivals will again collide to kickoff the high school football season this year. Pandora-Gilboa makes the short trek down Route 12 on August 24th, looking for back-to-back wins over Columbus Grove. Tonight, we continue our "Countdown to Kickoff" two-a-days with these Putnam County rivals.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Ottawa-Glandorf & Kenton

    Over the past 20 years, Kenton and Ottawa-Glandorf have combined to win 13 Western Buckeye League football championships and made 23 playoff appearances. So it was almost glaring to see a set of brackets without either of these WBL powers included last fall. Tonight, we take our Countdown to Kickoff two-a-days to Kenton and O-G.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Indian Lake & Bellefontaine

    In the Central Buckeye Conference, there are two teams who have not lost to a divisional opponent in the last two years. We continue our Countdown to Kickoff with Indian Lake and Bellefontaine.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Fort Loramie & Anna

  • Countdown to Kickoff: St. Henry & Fort Recovery

    Countdown to kickoff moves back into the MAC. Conference neighbors St. Henry and Fort Recovery were intertwined at the peak of the 2017 season. We'll hear from both, as they now prepare for 2018.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Wapakoneta & Celina

    These WBL Rivals Are Both Looking to Improve on Slow Starts from a Season Ago

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Waynesfield-Goshen and Lehman Catholic

    Day 3 of the Countdown to Kickoff. Today our 2-a-days again begin in Auglaize County with a resurgent bunch of Tigers at Waynesfield-Goshen. Plus we visit the defending NWCC champs at Lehman Catholic.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: Minster and New Bremen

    We pay a visit to the two football-playing legs of the golden triangle. Minster is coming off their second state championship in 4 years and sticking to the same summer philosophy that's seen such recent success. While New Bremen is trying to work their way onto the level of their MAC neighbors.

  • Countdown to Kickoff: St. Marys and Sidney

  • Three Locals Voted Into Ohio HS Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame

    Lima Natives Fell and Nees are Joined in 6-man Class of 2019 by Dunkirk's Pees

  • Football Friday Night 11/18/17 -- Part One

    You want high school gridiron action? Here it is! All 6 of our area teams in the highlights, just click here!

  • Football Friday Night 11/10/17 -- Part One

    We kick off the show with some Division VI football. Check out highlights from LCC vs. Coldwater, Marion Local vs. Spencerville, and much more, in the link below!

  • Football Friday Night 11/10/17 -- Part Two

    In our second block, we move to the bigger schools! See highlights from St. Marys, Sidney, and Bellefontaine, here!

  • Football Friday Night 11/10/17 -- Part Three

    Our third block features Coldwater and Versailles both competing for a spot at the state championship game!