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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

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

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Waverly’s season ended by Clinton-Massie for second season in a row

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CLARKSVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The Waverly Tigers clashed with the Clinton-Massie Falcons looking for a different result than last year’s heartbreaking defeat, but they could not get the job done Friday as they fell to the Falcons for the second season straight in the playoffs. Waverly’s senior stars Wade Futhey, Will Futhey, and Penn Morrison… Read More

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Waverly survives a scare on Halloween playoff weekend with 18-point comeback over Valley View

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WAVERLY, Ohio (WOUB) — The 2021 OHSAA football playoffs have begun, and on opening night, the 12 seed Valley View Spartans traveled to Waverly to face off against the 5th seeded Waverly Tigers.  Waverly comes into this game with only one loss to Southern Ohio rivals Wheelersburg. The underdog Spartans come into Waverly at 5-5… Read More

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Waverly Bounces Back In Dominant Fashion Against Minford Falcons

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WAVERLY, Ohio (WOUB) – The Waverly Tigers bounced back with an elite performance to defeat the Minford Falcons in a convincing blowout. It was senior night for Waverly, as star players Wade Futhey, Will Futhey, Penn Morrison, and Mark Stulley made their final appearances at Raidiger field. After losing their first regular season game since… Read More

Wheelersburg Upsets Undefeated Waverly, Jumps to First Place in Southern Ohio Conference

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WHEELERSBURG, Ohio (WOUB) — Waverly’s plans for an undefeated season were quickly spoiled on Friday night, as the Wheelersburg Pirates pulled off an upset in Gridiron Glory’s game of the week. The Tigers traveled down to Ed Miller Stadium and found themselves against a ferocious Pirates defense and an overwhelmingly loud home crowd. This was… Read More

Futhey Duo Continues To Dominate, Secures 47-28 Victory Over Portsmouth West

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WAVERLY, Ohio (WOUB) – Led by the motivating pre-game speech of Coach Chris Crabtree, the Waverly Tigers (4-0) came into the game looking to extend their already impressive undefeated streak. However, the Portsmouth West Senators (3-2) proved that this would be no easy task. On their opening drive, the Senators advanced down the field for… Read More

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Waverly Prevails Over Portsmouth In Battle Of Southern Ohio Juggernauts

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WAVERLY, Ohio (WOUB) — It was a battle of two undefeated teams Friday night when the Waverly Tigers and the Portsmouth Trojans squared off. The Tigers opened the scoring with a Wade Futhey touchdown pass to Will Futhey giving them a 7-0 lead. But the Trojans and their potent rushing attack led by quarterback Drew… Read More

Waverly Overwhelms Unioto Defense, Move to 3-0

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WOUB) — Charging onto the field, the Waverly Tigers (2-0) and the Unioto Shermans (0-2) matched each other in starting energy. However, out of the gate, the Tigers showed no mercy on the offensive side of the ball. On the first Waverly possession, the Tigers ran a jet-sweep handoff to Senior Penn Morrison… Read More

Extra Points: Trimble-Miller, Nelsonville-York-Waverly

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Nelsonville-York Runs Through Waverly Last week, Nelsonville-York quarterback Garrett Maiden went off, throwing all over the field. This week, it was the running back’s turn. The fans at Boston Field saw Keegan Wilburn run all over Waverly, leading his team to a 38-13 win for the Buckeyes to continue their undefeated season. Nelsonville-York’s (5-0) offensive… Read More