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Newark Catholic drops state title to Division 7 powerhouse Marion Local

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CANTON, Ohio (WOUB) – Newark Catholic brought its 14-1 record into the Division VII state title game against state powerhouse Maria Stein Marion Local. The game was played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The gameplan for the Green Wave defense was to stop the Flyers rushing attack of quarterback Peyton… Read More

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Newark Catholic is seeking its first state title since 2007, but a familiar foe stands in the way

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In the preseason, all high school teams dream of making it to a state title game. For Newark Catholic, their goal wasn’t just to make it to Canton, but to end the season as state champions. Coach Ryan Aiello emphasized this to his team following their 14-7 win over Warren JFK in the state semi-finals… Read More

Bloom-Carroll loses in heartbreaking style in the State Final Four

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PLAIN CITY, Ohio (WOUB) – The Bloom-Carroll Bulldogs took on the Clinton-Massie Falcons in the state semi-finals in division four. The game started out hot from the opening kickoff. Bloom-Carroll received, and Beau Wisecarver took it 75-yards all the way to the house to give the Bulldogs an early 7-0 lead. Clinton-Massie would not score… Read More

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Granville’s undefeated season ends in the State Semifinals

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LONDON, Ohio (WOUB) — The Badin Rams and the Granville Blue Aces met in the Division III state semifinals Friday night. Both teams were undefeated heading into the final four, but only one would keep that claim by the night’s end. Thanks to a strong defensive outing and an impressive running performance, the Rams shut… Read More

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Wheelersburg falls to Harvest Prep, ending their dark horse playoff run 

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WAVERLY, Ohio (WOUB) — The Wheelersburg Pirates took on the Harvest Prep Warriors in a highly anticipated Region 19 final matchup. Wheelersburg entered the match coming off of three comeback victories, including a second half turnaround win over top seeded Ironton last week. Harvest Prep went into the match coming off a dominant 41-0 win… Read More

West Jefferson halts Fort Frye comeback, putting an end to Cadets’ season

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LOGAN, Ohio (WOUB) —The Fort Frye Cadets traveled to Logan High School on Saturday to take on the West Jefferson Rough Riders in the division six region 23 regional finals. Thanks to a strong passing game and a big defensive outing, the Rough Riders rode their way to the state semifinals, beating the Cadets 16-14…. Read More

Newark Catholic returns to State Final Four thanks to a dominant third quarter

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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (WOUB) – Newark Catholic and Shadyside met for the second year in a row for a chance at the state final four. Last year when these two met in the Region 27 championship the final score was 10-7 with the Green Wave coming out on top. This year both of these teams… Read More

Bloom-Carroll players huddle up, hold up the regional title trophy, and celebrate the win

Bloom-Carroll once again hoists the Region 15 trophy after win over St. Clairsville

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The undefeated Bloom-Carroll Bulldogs met the one loss St. Clairsville Red Devils in the division four regional final. This game was a rematch of last year’s 40-0 drubbing of the Red Devils, in the very same round. This one played out a little different than last year’s game. We start with… Read More

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Granville outlasts Western Brown’s Late Charge, win Region 11 championship

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ASHVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — A regional championship was on the line in Asheville Friday night, and early offensive mistakes were the difference in the game. Western Brown QB Drew Novak threw 2 interceptions on back-to-back drives, spotting Granville a 15-0 lead after quarter one. The Broncos and the Blue Aces traded touchdowns up until halftime,… Read More

Melvin Cunningham’s turnaround of Fairland football earns him Coach of the Year

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Following a historic 2021 season, Fairland Dragons head coach Melvin Cunningham is named Gridiron Glory Coach of the Year. “I think it speaks volumes about the individuals on our staff and the players that God has blessed me to coach along the way,” said Cunningham. “You know, I’m standing here accepting… Read More

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Piketon quarterback Levi Gullion wins Gridiron Glory Player of the Year

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Athens, OHIO (WOUB) — Levi Gullion is the 2021 Gridiron Glory Player of the Year as voted on by the fans. The Piketon quarterback had a historical individual season as he lead the Redstreaks to an undefeated regular season, which allowed them to host their first ever home playoff game. Comparing Gullion’s stats to a… Read More

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Gridiron Glory honors 50 southeast Ohio athletes on the All-GG Team

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — To honor the talented football rosters that occupy southeast Ohio, Gridiron Glory selected 50 players from all parts of the region to comprise the All-GG Team. The team features athletes at each position playing at the top of their leagues, and includes first-team recognition for 11 offensive and 11 defensive players…. Read More

Coach of the Year nominees in a collage, from left to right: T.J. Carper of Vinton County, Chris Crabtree of Waverly, Melvin Cunningham of Fairland, Tony Hurps of Berne Union, Cam West of Tri-Valley

Gridiron Glory set to honor one southeast Ohio coach as the best of 2021

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Gridiron Glory is honoring one southeast Ohio football coach as the Coach of the Year for the 2021 football season. While many teams have exceeded expectations this season, these five coaches were selected for their achievements on the Gridiron in 2021. T.J. Carper | Vinton County Vikings T.J. Carper took over… Read More

East Knox gets submerged by the Green Wave’s dominant offense

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MARENGO, Ohio (WOUB) — Last night the East Knox Bulldogs and Newark Catholic Green Wave played a riveting game in Corvette Stadium at Highland Highschool in hopes to continue on in the Division 7, Region 27 regional semifinal playoffs. The Green Wave brought a lot of energy the second they stepped onto the field. The… Read More

Cadets are on cloud nine with a Barnesville blowout in playoff rematch

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The Fort Frye Cadets piloted a comfortable win against the Barnesville Shamrocks in the Divison VI Regional Semifinal game. In comparison to the 2020 season, Fort Frye blew out Barnesville with a 34-0 league game and made it apparent to do so again in their second matchup. As week thirteen came… Read More

Wheelersburg Pirate QB moves through his progressions

Wheelersburg upsets top seed in the region to move to regional finals

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WOUB) — The second time the Wheelersburg Pirates and the Ironton Fighting Tigers faced each other was just 13 weeks later. After a 40-6 blowout from Ironton early in the season, this game came with its own set of challenges. The main one being turnovers. On the Tigers second play of the game… Read More

Dragons season cut short by Rough Raiders

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WOUB) – The West Jefferson Roughriders dominated en route to a 33-8 upset over the Fairland Dragons. “We didn’t play well,” said Dragon’s head coach Melvin Cunningham following the loss. “We turned the ball over. We didn’t protect the quarterback well. I didn’t coach well.”  Problems started for Fairland early. On special teams,… Read More

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Fort Frye Senior returns from foot injury to continue Cadets’ playoff push

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BEVERLY, Ohio (WOUB) — The Fort Frye Cadets returned one of their senior leaders in the backfield last week in their 36-6 victory over the Nelsonville York Buckeyes for the second round of the playoffs. Collin Welsh suffered a broken foot against Zanesville in week four of the regular season and questions rose about whether… Read More

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At the height of his program, Fairland head coach has his eyes on a state title

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PROCTORVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — Fairland is a serious contender for the state finals — but that wasn’t the case just a few years ago. The turning point? When the the Dragons hired head coach Melvin Cunningham. Cunningham reflects on his vision for the program shortly after taking over. “Our goal was to be a household… Read More

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Jackson unable to stop nation’s leading passer as Ironmen drop their rematch against the Broncos

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WAVERLY, Ohio (WOUB) — Round three of the playoffs for the Ironmen puts them in a rematch against Drew Novak and the Western Brown Broncos. Last time the Ironmen lost 33-28, but they need a win to keep their season alive. The 10-2 Jackson Ironmen faced an equally 10-2 Western Brown team on neutral turf… Read More

St. Clairsville defeats Meadowbrook 35-0; Sets up Regional Finals rematch with Bloom-Carroll

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GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio (WOUB) – Traveling all the way to Indian Valley High School to witness the two seeded St. Clairsville Red Devils (12-1) take on the six seeded Meadowbrook Colts (10-2). The Red Devils were coming off a 38-9 shellacking of Carrollton, while the Colts came from down 21 points, scoring 28 unanswered to avenge… Read More

Bloom-Carroll running back Chase Plantz runs past Heath defenders.

Bloom-Carroll rush attack blossoms, defense stiffens to defeat Heath

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) – Bloom-Carroll took on Heath in the regional semi-finals of the playoffs in the battle of the Bulldogs. Bloom-Carroll was looking to advance to the regional finals for the second year in a row, while this was Heath’s first neutral site game since the 2009-2010 season. After punts from both teams on… Read More

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Granville Blue Aces soar to victory over London, advancing schools historic playoff run

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — One of the biggest stories of the playoff has been the injury to star Granville (12-0) quarterback Carsyn Crouch. That injury led to Tyler Ernsberger starting in Granville’s 19-12 win over Desales in the week prior. This week, even against unlikely circumstances, Carsyn Crouch took the field again for the Aces… Read More

Granville starting quarterback Carsyn Crouch is tackled as he reaches the end zone

Despite an injury to their star quarterback, the Granville Blue Aces have proved their resilience

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Granville made history this past Friday by winning two playoff games for the first time in a Blue Aces season. But in order to accomplish that feat, they had to overcome a huge hurdle with the injury to star quarterback Carsyn Crouch. Although the injury was tough, Granville’s belief in their team’s skills and collective… Read More

Five players standing in smoke with the words "Player of the Year" written behind them. From left to right: Holden Dailey, Jason Munyan, Will Futhey, Levi Gullion, Carsyn Crouch.

Taking a closer look at the 2021 finalists for Gridiron Glory Player of the Year

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Twelve players made the initial watchlist for the annual Gridiron Glory Player of the Year award. The list has been cut to just five outstanding high school football players from our region. Now, it’s the fans’ turn to make their voices heard. Go to woub.org/gridiron to vote for the athlete you believe… Read More