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  • 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

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  • 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