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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

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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

Wheelersburg gets its revenge with playoff victory over Ridgewood

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio (WOUB) — After losing to the Ridgewood Generals in the playoffs for the past two seasons, the Wheelersburg Pirates finally got their vengeance in a tough comeback victory. It was a cold evening at Ridgewood highschool, as the Pirates came into the quarterfinal locked in to right their wrongs in years past…. Read More

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Wheelersburg survives fierce test from Portsmouth West to advance in Region 19

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WHEELERSBURG, Ohio (WOUB) – The Wheelersburg Pirates had a grueling first round matchup against the Portsmouth West Senators, but clutch performances on both sides of the ball got them over the finish line to secure the victory. These two teams were familiar foes to one another, as they had clashed the week prior in the… Read More

Braxton Sammons runs off field after kicking field goal

All-state kicker says special teams is Wheelersburg’s secret weapon

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WHEELERSBURG, Ohio (WOUB) — Braxton Sammons is a senior special teams specialist for the Wheelersburg Pirates. He made the preseason all-state second team after making six field goals and going 40/41 on extra points his junior season. Sammons kept pace again his senior year with six made field goals, finishing the regular season with 48… 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

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

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

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

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

Wheelersburg Ends Nelsonville-York’s Season

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With the No. 4 seed Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (9-3) and the No. 1 seed Wheelersburg Pirates (12-0) facing off on Saturday night, the question coming into this game was whose terrific season would come to an end? Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, their season ended with 38-6 loss, while the Pirates kept their perfect season alive. After… Read More

Alexander Forces Overtime to Win District Title


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Leah Richardson’s drive and layup with 28 seconds remaining gave the Alexander Lady Spartans their first lead of the game, but they held on for the 39-36 win over Wheelersburg to be crowned district champions. Wheelersburg dominated the first half, and led 29-21 after a first half that wasn’t as close as the score indicates…. Read More

Defensive Juggernauts Zane Trace, Wheelersburg on Crash Course

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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