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Nelsonville-York High School named their new football coach for the 2016 season: Rusty Richards. After 48 applications, one being from India, the N-Y School Board believed Richards to be the best fit for their historic program. Over 45 seasons, the Buckeyes have only employed three full-time coaches, all three falling in the same family tree. Dave Boston Sr…. Read More
Alexander head coach Alex Penrod guide his team to its best season in school history, earning him Gridiron Glory coach of the year honors.
After making his presence felt on both sides of the ball for an extremely successful Alexander team, Mason Chapman took home Gridiron Glory’s player of the year trophy.
After making it to their first ever regional final, the No. 2 Zane Trace Pioneers season fell at the hands of No. 1 Wheelersburg 31-0. Wheelersburg was able to control the clock through a hard-nosed running game, powered by running back Jordan Howard and quarterback Kyle Davis. The duo combined for 166 yards and four… Read More
With two defenses that allowed less than 10 points per game all season, people expected the Division 3, Region 9 championship to be decided by a field-position battle. Zanesville changed that. No. 4 Jackson turned the ball over four times and failed to force a single turnover as No. 3 Zanesville made big plays when… Read More
When the scoreboard read 0:00, Alexander’s senior football players lined up hand in hand, stretching from goal line to goal line. They walked down the field they have called home for the last 4 years, reminiscing on the good times they have had together, as the crowd cheered them on. For senior Mason Chapman, it… Read More
Gridiron Glory reporter Dani Dean talked to the Jackson Ironmen’s most dominate members of the backfield to see where their intensity comes from.
Logan quarterback Lane Little pieced together one of the finest seasons in school history, throwing for a school record 2,140 yards and 30 touchdowns. With Little at the helm, the Chieftain offense averaged a whopping 34 points per contest. Tune in to WOUB on Friday, Nov. 20 at 11:30 to find out if Little takes… Read More
The Jackson Ironmen (11-1) are posed to be momentous in more than one way this Friday night when they face the Zanesville Blue Devils (11-1) in the Divison III, Region 9 final. It is the second time in Jackson history they will play for a regional championship; the last time Jackson did not win the… Read More
According to Merriam- Webster, a leader is “an individual who directs activity or performance of a group to bring to some conclusion.” Athens tailback Zacciah Saltzman led most of the region, especially on box scores. Saltzman piled on a colossal 2,112 yards and 37 touchdowns on the ground, averaging over eight yards per rush. His… Read More
It comes down to the best two teams in division V region 17. No. 1 Wheelersburg Pirates (12-0) and the No. 2 Zane Trace Pioneers (12-0) will meet first time ever. However, this game couldn’t have pitted two different programs. Wheelersburg has been a powerhouse for decades now. The Pirates have made 27 playoff appearances,… Read More
Justice Jenkins has torn through TVC-Hocking defenses all season, piling up 2,300 all purpose yards and 36 total touchdowns. Tune in Friday to see if one of the area’s most dominant players takes home Gridiron Glory’s player of the year trophy.
Gridiron Glory’s crew is coming to Jackson High School. The crew will be setting up shop during Jackson’s Friday afternoon pep rally to film a segment entitled “Glory on the Road.” Similar to the idea of ESPN’s “College Gameday,” online host Andrew Hohman and company will be on campus to talk the year that has… Read More
The 2015 Associated Press All-Southeastern Ohio teams have been announced. Many players from within our coverage area made the list in their respective divisions. Division II Offensive player of the year: Isaiah Smith (Logan) First team offense: Lane Little (Logan), Kory Henthorne (Logan), Bryce McBride (Logan), Isaiah Smith (Logan) Special mention: Zac Buckley (Logan), Jenson Wallace… Read More
Maysville’s Chase Roberts drove the Panther offense in 2015, piling up over 1,000 total yards and wearing several hats for Maysville. His efforts landed him on Gridiron Glory’s player of the year finalist list. Tune in to WOUB on Friday, Nov. 20 at 11:30 to find out if Roberts takes home the trophy. Below, you… Read More
The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced game sites for regional final games across all divisions. Two teams from within our coverage area remain in playoff contention. Division III, Region Nine No. 4 Jackson will take on No. 3 Zanesville at Athens High School’s R. Basil Rutter Field Division V, Region 17 No. 2 Zane… Read More
Zane Trace Head Coach Duane Hall met his team on the field after the game. The Pioneers kneeled looking up at Hall, who was in his first year back with Zane Trace. “Regional finals. Is that unbelievable? That’s unbelievable,” he said. Zane Trace’s defense forced seven turnovers to beat Alexander 34-21 and advance to the… Read More
As it has all season, Jackson’s defense got the job done. No. 4 Jackson Ironmen (11-1) completed their third shutout of the season and outlasted the No. 8 Bishop Watterson Eagles (6-6) 14-0 to advance to the division III, region nine final. With the victory, the 2015 Ironmen are the first team in school history… Read More
Caldwell’s Tanner Clark could do no wrong on Friday. His 376 yards helped No. 2 Caldwell control the game, boosting the Redskins to a 40-19 win over No. 3 Trimble. Caldwell wanted to set the pace on the ground from the get-go, and it did exactly that. The Redskins worked through Trimble’s defense early, settling… Read More
In a game in which hard-nosed play in the trenches was expected, No. 1 Massillon Perry out-muscled No. 5 Tri-Valley 40-14 to advance to the Division II, Region Five finals. As he has done all season, Keishaun Sims played spectacularly. The star running back finished with an eye-popping 349 yards and four touchdowns with 245… Read More
Division II, Region Five No. 5 Tri-Valley: 14 – No. 1 Massillon Perry: 40 Division III, Region Nine No. 8 Bishop Watterson: 0 – No. 4 Jackson: 14 Ironmen will take on No. 3 Zanesville Division V, Region 17 No. 3 Alexander: 21 – No. 2 Zane Trace: 34 Zane Trace will take on No…. Read More
The Trimble Tomcats (9-2, 7-0) will face another familiar post-season foe when they travel to Maysville High School to battle the Caldwell Redskins (10-1) for a second consecutive season. Last season, the two undefeated teams faced off to either keep its winning streak alive and advance to the regional finals, or be sent home after… Read More
Two historic seasons – one of which will continue. Both No. 3 Alexander (10-1) and No. 2 Zane Trace (11-0) earned their first ever playoff wins in round one, and both won by large margins. Those big wins set up what will surely be a close game between two similar teams. Alexander coach Alex Penrod… Read More