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Jackson Ironmen Display Their Strength In Overtime Thriller Against Wheelersburg Pirates

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JACKSON, Ohio (WOUB) — The Jackson Ironmen hosted the Wheelersburg Pirates as each team came off of a tough week four loss. With both teams looking to get back above .500, this game came down to the wire…twice. The Ironmen came out on the winning side of two potential game-deciding plays to escape this game… Read More

Jackson Gets Vengeance Against Tri-Valley With 24-3 Win

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JACKSON, Ohio (WOUB) — The Jackson Ironmen hosted the Tri-Valley Scotties looking for revenge from last year’s playoffs. This game was a late change for both teams as each team had their previous opponent forced to cancel due to COVID-19 protocols. The Ironmen defense held the high-powered Scotties offense completely in check as they avenged… Read More

Shocking Final Moments Give Ironton Win Over Jackson

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Two of Southern Ohio’s perennial powerhouses met Friday night in a defensive showdown for the ages. But this was no ordinary contest — the final drives of this exciting matchup will be remembered throughout the region for years to come. With the 13-10 victory, Ironton has won two consecutive games against this year’s most challenging… Read More

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An Offseason in a Pandemic: SEO Coaches Go In-Depth on Abnormal Summer

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Nine months ago, nearly the entire town of Crooksville Ohio funnelled into downtown Village Park to commemorate the 100th year of their Ceramics’ football program, and to gear up for a rivalry game against the New Lexington Panthers. Hundreds of fans, students, parents, and coaches enjoyed the festivities in preparation for the contest, which would… Read More

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Jackson Ironmen Fall to Explosive Pioneers Offense in Regional Semi-Finals

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ASHVILLE, Ohio-The Jackson Ironmen faced their toughest opponent of the season Friday in the Jonathan Alder Pioneers. The Pioneer’s air attack and efficient ground game haunted the iron curtain defense as they defeated Jackson 38-13. The Jackson offense could not get anything going as they finished with only 33 plays and 176 total yards. Defensively,… Read More

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Jackson Cruises Past Centennial in Regional Quarterfinal

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JACKSON, Ohio- Record-high scoring numbers fell into the Jackson Ironmen’s lap all night Friday in the Apple City as they hosted the Centennial Stars and came out on top, 70-28. The three seed vs. six seed match up got off to a fast start as Centennial’s Jaylen Gilbert punched a hole through the iron curtain… Read More

Head coach Andy Hall and his team celebrate after a win against Wheelersburg on Sept. 27, 2019.

Jackson Stays Perfect After Dominant Performance Against Wheelersburg

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JACKSON, Ohio- The battle for the Apple Bowl Trophy was set for action as Wheelersburg traveled to Jackson. The Jackson Ironmen were locked in as they looked to keep their undefeated season. Last year the Wheelersburg Pirates had defeated the Ironmen very handedly, 33-14. With the help of a strong run game and an iron-curtain… Read More

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Jackson Survives Second Half Scare Against Bulldogs

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ATHENS, Ohio- It didn’t take long for the Jackson Ironmen to strike. Tristan Prater took the opening kick past midfield. On the first play from scrimmage, Jayden Spires took the ball 14 yards to get inside the Athens’ 20-yard line. Three plays later, Brice Graham plunged into the end zone from five yards out to… Read More

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Ironmen Run Over Wellston in Final Meeting Ever

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The tradition of the Jackson-Wellston rivalry goes back over 106 years, filled with close ballgames and high emotions. However, we only saw one of those two outcomes during Jackson’s 23-6 win over the Wellston Golden Rockets in their final meeting ever. Emotions were high on both sides, with chippy play becoming a common theme in… Read More

Ironmen Run Through Cavs, Claim Share Of FAC Title

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Last season, Jackson and Chillicothe met at Alumni Stadium in week 10 with the Frontier Athletic Conference Championship on the line and the Cavaliers pulled away in the fourth quarter to claim the inaugural FAC title. A year later, the same teams met at a rain-soaked Hernstien Field under the same circumstances: The winner gets… Read More

Extra Point: TVC-Ohio

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Nelsonville-York Picks Up Vital Win TVC-Ohio championship implications were on the line at C.H. Jones field as Nelsonville-York and Wellston sought a valuable conference win. Scoring got off early in the first quarter with electric games from both sides; Buckeye halfback Keegan Wilburn completed a 13 yard touchdown to put points on the board. Wellston… Read More

Jackson Looks To Right The Ship Against Washington Courthouse

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Coming off two consecutive losses, the Jackson Ironmen (3-2) will look for a reversal of fortune this Friday night against a Washington Courthouse (4-1) team that has averaged a scorching 52.3 points per game in their four victories so far this season. Quarterback Gio Thomas has been the maestro for this Blue Lions offense. Passing… Read More

Wheelersburg Grinds Out Hard-Fought Victory Over Jackson

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The Wheersburg Pirates notched their fourth victory of the season Friday night, topping the Jackson Ironmen 33-14 at Ed Miller Stadium. Offensively, both squads struggled to maintain any type of momentum through the first 15 minutes of this contest, as hard-hitting defenses and penalties highlighted the first and part of the second quarter. With 9:06… Read More

Jackson Looks To Bounce Back Against Defending State Champion Wheelersburg

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The Jackson Ironmen and Wheelersburg Pirates are set to battle this Friday night in a talent-filled matchup As each squad sits at 3-1, both teams will be looking to enter the second half of the season on the right foot and get some momentum going as the focus shifts toward the playoffs. In their head-to-head… Read More

Week 7 Power Rankings: FAC

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As the 2017 season nears its close, the Frontier Athletic Conference battle is heating up at the top. Not only are the conference’s top teams fighting each other for the first ever FAC Championship, they’re fighting for their playoff lives as well. The top three teams in the conference are either just in or just… Read More

Jackson Falls to Wheelersburg in Battle of Unbeatens

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Alumni Stadium was rocking on Friday night. The crowd packed the stadium to its capacity well before kickoff for a chance to see the Jackson Ironmen host the Wheelersburg Pirates in a matchup of Southeastern Ohio football powerhouses. For at least one half, the Jackson (4-1) fans believed that 2017 could change the course of… Read More

Undefeated Jackson Prepares for Undefeated Wheelersburg

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There’s a budding rivalry in Southeast Ohio that pits two perennial powerhouses against each other for nothing more than bragging rights and a tally in the win column. This season will mark the sixth consecutive year that the Frontier Athletic Conference power Jackson Ironmen will face the Wheelersburg Pirates in a non-conference match up of… Read More

Week 4 Power Rankings: FAC

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It’s already midway through the regular season, which means it’s time for our first power rankings of the year, and the first ever for the Frontier Athletic Conference. This new conference was born out of five teams from the South Central Ohio League and one team from the former Southeastern Ohio Athletic League, or the… Read More