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Conneaut, OH- In a disappointing matchup for the Conneaut Spartans, they faced off against the Geneva Eagles, resulting in a one-sided contest with a final score of Geneva Eagles 55 – Conneaut Spartans 0. It was a tough day for the Spartans as they struggled to find their footing against the dominant Geneva squad.

The first quarter saw Geneva’s Bryce Peet making a statement with two touchdown runs, showcasing his prowess near the goal line. Despite missing the extra point on the first touchdown, Geneva led 13-0 after the first quarter. The second quarter only intensified the Eagles’ dominance, as Luke Barbo and Luke Smith both found the end zone with multiple touchdowns, including a spectacular 69-yard punt return by Luke Smith. Quarterback Kenny Young connected with Gio Rice for another touchdown, further solidifying Geneva’s lead, which ballooned to 41-0 by halftime.

The onslaught continued into the third quarter, with Luke Smith adding another touchdown to his impressive performance. In the fourth quarter, Ricky DiPetta added a touchdown run to cap off a dominating performance by the Eagles.

For the Conneaut Spartans, this game served as a tough learning experience. With a final score of 55-0, they faced a formidable opponent in the Geneva Eagles. The Spartans will need to regroup and refocus as they prepare to take on the Edgewood Warriors in week 8.

On the other hand, the Geneva Eagles continue to soar, improving their record to 6-1, with a perfect 2-0 record in the CVC Lake Division. Their next challenge will be against the Lakeside Dragons in week 8, where they hope to maintain their winning streak and solidify their position at the top of the division.


Windham, OH- In a game decided in the final 12 seconds, the St. John Heralds managed to edge out the Windham Bombers by a final score of 36-33. This game had everything a football fan could ask for: incredible plays, multiple lead changes, and a nail-biting finish.

The first quarter started with a bang as Windham’s Jack Eye scored a 22-yard touchdown, putting the Bombers on the board. With the extra point good, the Heralds found themselves trailing early, 7-0.

The second quarter saw Windham extend their lead when Anthony Paolella rushed for a 2-yard touchdown, though the extra point attempt was unsuccessful. The Heralds answered back with Will Anderson’s 11-yard touchdown run, but the two-point conversion fell short. Windham then added to their lead with Carlos Bruton’s 22-yard touchdown run, making it 19-6.

The third quarter brought hope for the Heralds as Anderson found the end zone again, this time with a 5-yard run. However, they couldn’t convert the two-point attempt. St. John’s Vin Narducci brought them within striking distance with a 2-yard touchdown and a successful two-point conversion, making the score 20-19 in favor of the Heralds.

The fourth quarter was a rollercoaster ride. Windham’s Jack Eye scored twice, once from 2 yards out and again from 5 yards, with one successful two-point conversion. However, the resilient Heralds came roaring back. Will Anderson connected with Anthony Severino for a stunning 60-yard touchdown pass, and they successfully converted a two-point attempt, closing the gap to 33-26.

The Heralds’ determination paid off when they recovered an onside kick, giving them a chance to take the lead. Will Anderson seized the opportunity with a 2-yard touchdown run, and another successful two-point conversion put St. John ahead, 36-33.

With the clock ticking down, the St. John Heralds held onto their lead and emerged victorious in this high-scoring showdown. Their record now stands at 3-4 (1-1 NAC), and they will look to build on this thrilling win as they prepare to face the rival Fairport Skippers in week 8.

The Windham Bombers, now at 2-5 (1-2 NAC), will regroup and get ready for their upcoming home game against the Chalker Wildcats in week 8. This game will surely be remembered as a classic NAC battle between two determined teams that left fans on both sides breathless with excitement.


Edgewood, OH- Hoping to bounce back off a tough loss in week 6, the Edgewood Warriors clashed with the Madison Blue Streaks in a game that had fans on the edge of their seats until the final play. The first quarter opened with Madison’s James Poe bulldozing his way into the end zone with a powerful 5-yard touchdown run, putting the Blue Streaks up 7-0 after Ben Amos nailed the extra point.

However, the Warriors wasted no time responding. Just moments later, Edgewood’s Anthony Hunt electrified the crowd with a jaw-dropping 76-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and Samuel Linder’s extra point tied the game at 7-7. The first quarter continued to deliver excitement as Madison’s Carson Alley capped off a drive with a 5-yard touchdown run, adding another successful extra point, bringing the score to 14-7 in Madison’s favor.

In the third quarter, Edgewood’s Tony Hall showcased his arm strength with a 35-yard touchdown pass to Zach Carlton-Hull, and with the extra point, the game was tied once again at 14-14.

As the game unfolded, both teams had opportunities to secure victory in regulation, but missed field goals sent this nail-biter into overtime. In the first overtime series, Edgewood’s Samuel Linder stepped up and drilled a clutch 25-yard field goal, giving the Warriors a 17-14 lead.

With the pressure mounting, Madison’s Carson Alley proved his mettle in the second overtime series, connecting with Alexander Davis for a 16-yard touchdown pass, securing a heart-pounding 20-17 victory for the Blue Streaks.

The final score told the tale of a fiercely competitive contest, with the Madison Blue Streaks emerging triumphant over the Edgewood Warriors, 20-17. The Edgewood Warriors, now at 4-3 (0-2 CVC Lake Division), will prepare for a road battle against the Conneaut Spartans, while the Madison Blue Streaks, with a 6-1 record (2-0 CVC Lake Division), will hit the road to face the Jefferson Falcons, who are still seeking their first win of the season at 0-7 (0-2 CVC Lake Division). Football fans can expect more excitement and drama in the weeks to come as these teams continue their pursuit of victory in the CVC Lake Division.


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Ashtabula, OH- Looking to grab their first win in the CVC Lake Division against an old but familiar foe, the Lakeside Dragons soared to victory against the Jefferson Falcons with a commanding final score of 44-14. Lakeside’s fans at Lakeside Stadium were treated to an impressive performance by their home team.

The game kicked off with Lakeside’s quarterback, Alex DiSalvitore, showing his prowess early in the 1st quarter. With 8:05 left, he connected with Devan Miller on a 38-yard touchdown pass, setting the tone for the night. Alex then followed it up with a successful 2-point conversion run, making it 8-0 in favor of Lakeside.

Devan Miller wasn’t done making an impact in the 1st quarter. With 3:10 remaining, he dashed 45 yards for another Lakeside touchdown, and the 2-point conversion was good, extending the lead to 16-0.

As the 1st quarter drew to a close, Jefferson’s Dylan Burlingham attempted to mount a comeback but was intercepted by Lakeside’s Caleb Stitt. The Dragons’ defense remained steadfast, denying Jefferson any scoring opportunities.

The 2nd quarter was marked by more frustration for Jefferson as Dylan Burlingham was intercepted once again, this time by the multi-talented Devan Miller. Lakeside continued to dominate, and with just 9 seconds left in the half, DiSalvatore found Sincere Turner for another touchdown pass. A successful 2-point conversion by Nate Bartone brought the score to 24-0 in Lakeside’s favor at halftime.

Jefferson showed some signs of life at the start of the 3rd quarter when Kaige Boczar returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, with Devan Salinas converting the 2-point attempt. However, Lakeside quickly countered with an 8-yard touchdown run by Alex DiSalvatore, though the 2-point conversion was unsuccessful. The Dragons continued to build their lead, with DiSalvatore connecting with Matt Wagner for a 19-yard touchdown pass, although the 2-point conversion was again denied.

In the 4th quarter, Jefferson finally managed to break through Lakeside’s defense with a 44-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Burlingham to Kaige Boczar. Despite the touchdown, the 2-point conversion was unsuccessful, leaving the score at 36-14.

Lakeside sealed the deal with 7:02 left in the game as Nate Bartone ran for an 8-yard touchdown, followed by a successful 2-point conversion on a pass from DiSalvatore to Matt Wagner. The final score stood at 44-14 in favor of the Lakeside Dragons.

Devan Miller was undoubtedly the star of the game, racking up 150 yards rushing, 1 interception, and 2 touchdowns. Lakeside’s overall performance showcased their strength on both sides of the ball.

With this victory, the Lakeside Dragons improved their record to 3-4 overall and 1-1 in the CVC Lake Division. They look ahead to a challenging road game against the Geneva Eagles in week 8. On the other hand, the Jefferson Falcons, now 0-7 overall and 0-2 in the CVC Lake Division, will face the Madison Blue Streaks at home in week 8, hoping for a turnaround in their season.


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Jefferson, OH- Looking to recover from a tough loss against the very talented Hawken Hawks, the Conneaut Spartans took on the Jefferson Falcons in a high-scoring battle that had fans on the edge of their seats. The Spartans, hungry for victory, came out strong in the first quarter, with quarterback Max Gleason connecting with Ethan Osborne for a 14-yard touchdown pass. Bryce Spurlin’s extra point was good, giving Conneaut an early 7-0 lead.

Not content with just one touchdown, the Spartans struck again in the first quarter, this time with Max Gleason showcasing his versatility by scoring a 25-yard touchdown run. Bryce Spurlin once again nailed the extra point, extending Conneaut’s lead to 14-0.

Jefferson, refusing to back down, responded with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Burlingham to Kaige Boczar, followed by Jensen Yaroush’s successful extra point, making it a 14-7 game.

The second quarter continued to be action-packed as Conneaut’s Wyatt Payne bulldozed his way into the end zone with a 5-yard touchdown run, though the two-point conversion fell short. Nevertheless, the Spartans led 20-7.

Max Gleason wasn’t finished yet, as he punched in another 1-yard touchdown run, bringing the score to 26-7. But Jefferson wasn’t going down without a fight. Dylan Burlingham connected with Kaige Boczar on a stunning 75-yard touchdown pass, and Yaroush’s extra point made it 26-14.

Conneaut’s offense remained relentless, with Bryce Spurlin tossing a 24-yard touchdown pass to Max Gleason, who was having a stellar game. The extra point was good, and the Spartans extended their lead to 33-14.

In the third quarter, Max Gleason continued to shine, scoring a 9-yard touchdown run, while Wyatt Payne added another touchdown to his name with a 21-yard run. Bryce Spurlin’s reliable leg made the extra points, and Conneaut surged ahead 47-14.

The Falcons showed their fighting spirit in the fourth quarter, with Dylan Burlingham connecting with Devin Salinas for a 16-yard touchdown pass, followed by a successful two-point conversion. However, it wasn’t enough to overcome the Spartans’ lead.

When the final whistle blew, the Conneaut Spartans emerged victorious with a final score of 47-22. This impressive win improved their record to 4-2, including a 1-0 record in the CVC Lake division. Up next, they face a tough challenge on the road against the 5-1 Geneva Eagles in week 7.

Standout performances for the Spartans included Wyatt Payne, who rushed for a remarkable 230 yards and scored 2 touchdowns while also making 2 interceptions on defense. Max Gleason also had an incredible game, rushing for 185 yards and scoring an impressive 5 touchdowns.


Madison, OH- Looking to start their CVC Lake division of right, the Lakeside Dragons took on the red hot Madison Blue Streaks. It was a game filled with excitement, big plays, and moments that showcased the determination of our Dragons.

The first quarter started off with Madison’s Carson Alley connecting with Alexander Davis for a 20-yard touchdown pass, putting the Blue Streaks ahead 7-0. But the Lakeside Dragons were determined to fight back.

In the second quarter, Madison’s James Poe managed a 1-yard touchdown run, extending their lead to 14-0. However, the Dragons answered with a spectacular 80-yard touchdown run by Devan Miller. Although the 2-point conversion attempt fell short, the Dragons were back in the game, trailing 14-6.

Madison’s offense remained potent, with Carson Alley throwing two more touchdown passes in the second quarter, to Ryan Radkowski and Max Steele. The Blue Streaks increased their lead to 28-6 at halftime.

The third quarter saw Devan Miller’s second touchdown of the game, a 2-yard run, but the 2-point conversion was unsuccessful, making the score 28-12 in favor of Madison. Unfortunately, the Blue Streaks’ Alexander Davis broke free for a stunning 60-yard touchdown run to stretch their lead to 35-12.

In the fourth quarter, Carson Alley continued to impress, tossing a 29-yard touchdown pass to Max Steele. Madison was now ahead 42-12. But the Lakeside Dragons refused to give up, as Alex DiSalvatore connected with Matt Wagner for a 45-yard touchdown pass, followed by a successful 2-point conversion, bringing the score to 42-20.

Ultimately, the game ended with the Madison Blue Streaks prevailing 42-20. Despite the loss, our Lakeside Dragons showcased their resilience, with Devan Miller accumulating over 100 rushing yards and scoring two touchdowns, while Alex DiSalvatore contributed with a passing touchdown.

Looking ahead, the Lakeside Dragons (3-3, 0-1 CVC Lake division) will return home to face the Jefferson Falcons (0-6, 0-1 CVC Lake division) in week 7, aiming to bounce back with a victory. Meanwhile, the Madison Blue Streaks (5-1, 1-0 CVC Lake division) will be on the road against the Edgewood Warriors (4-2, 0-1 CVC Lake division) in what promises to be another thrilling contest. Despite the setback, the Lakeside Dragons are poised to regroup and continue their pursuit of success in the remainder of the season.


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Andover, OH- Hoping to make their homcoming a sweet one, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers clashed with the Southeast Pirates in a high-scoring battle that had fans cheering the whole game. The Lakers displayed their dominance on the ground, led by the dynamic duo of Ryan Croston and Ty Vickery. The final score read Pymatuning Valley Lakers 64 – Southeast Pirates 34, leaving the Lakers with a triumphant victory.

The first quarter saw Pymatuning Valley strike first, as Ryan Croston bulldozed his way into the end zone with a 1-yard touchdown run, followed by a successful two-point conversion run by Ty Vickery, giving the Lakers an early 8-0 lead. Southeast answered back with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Antonio Mejia to Jack Muldowney, but their two-point conversion attempt failed, leaving the score at 8-6 in favor of Pymatuning Valley.

The Lakers continued to pour on the points in the first quarter, with Ryan Croston finding the end zone again on a 7-yard touchdown run, followed by another successful two-point conversion, this time by Ty Vickery, extending their lead to 16-6. Before the quarter ended, Ty Vickery added to the lead with a 5-yard touchdown run and another two-point conversion, making it 24-6 in favor of Pymatuning Valley.

In the second quarter, Ryan Croston broke loose for a spectacular 37-yard touchdown run, and Ty Vickery’s two-point conversion run was good, stretching the lead to 32-6. Southeast fought back with a 24-yard touchdown pass from Antonio Mejia to Case Meyers, and Gavin Bertka’s extra point brought the score to 32-13.

Just before halftime, Ty Vickery found the end zone again with a 2-yard touchdown run, and his two-point conversion run was successful, giving the Lakers a commanding 40-13 lead at the break.

The third quarter saw Southeast’s Antonio Mejia connect with Austin Mejia for a 30-yard touchdown pass, and with the extra point from Gavin Bertka, the score tightened to 40-20. The Pirates continued their comeback efforts in the fourth quarter, with Antonio Mejia throwing a 56-yard touchdown pass to Austin Mejia, and Bertka’s extra point made it 40-27.

But Pymatuning Valley had an answer every time, as Ryan Croston and Ty Vickery continued their dominant performance. Croston’s 8-yard touchdown run and Vickery’s two-point conversion pushed the lead to 48-27. Southeast battled on with Antonio Mejia’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Case Meyers, and Bertka’s extra point cut the deficit to 48-34.

In the waning minutes of the game, Ty Vickery added two more touchdowns to his impressive performance with runs of 44 and 50 yards, along with successful two-point conversions on both occasions, sealing the Lakers’ 64-34 victory.

The Pymatuning Valley Lakers showcased an unstoppable rushing attack, with Ty Vickery leading all rushers with nearly 300 yards on the ground, 4 touchdowns, and 8 two-point conversions. Ryan Croston also had a remarkable game, amassing over 200 yards rushing and contributing 4 touchdowns of his own. Defensively the Lakers were just as impressive with multiple tackles for loss and snagging 3 interceptions including one by Alex Simon who brings his season total to 3.

With this victory, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers improved to 3-3 and are set to begin conference play on the road against the Fairport Harding Skippers (2-4) in week 7. Meanwhile, the Southeast Pirates, with a 5-1 record, will kick off their Portage Trail Conference campaign at home against the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights (0-6) in week 7.


Geneva, OH- In an exciting but ultimately heartbreaking ending, the St. John Heralds clashed with the Mathews Mustangs, providing fans with a nail-biting contest that went down to the wire. The final score read St. John Heralds 28, Mathews Mustangs 30, but this game will be remembered for its dramatic twists and explosive plays.

The first quarter set the stage with both teams failing to put points on the board, but the second quarter quickly picked up the pace. St. John’s quarterback, Vin Narducci, connected with Donald Crawford for a 5-yard touchdown pass, followed by a successful 2-point conversion to Sully Twining, putting the Heralds ahead 8-0. Narducci struck again with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Will Anderson, though the extra point attempt was unsuccessful, extending their lead to 14-0.

Mathews wasn’t about to let the game slip away, as Dom Spagnoletta found Connor Thompson with a 12-yard touchdown pass, closing the gap to 14-7 just before halftime.

The third quarter proved to be another thrilling chapter in this contest, with Spagnoletta showcasing his versatility, scoring a 15-yard rushing touchdown and securing the extra point to tie the game at 14-14. However, Narducci and Anderson once again proved to be a lethal duo, connecting on a 47-yard touchdown pass, followed by a successful 2-point conversion, reclaiming the lead for the Heralds at 22-14.

The fourth quarter unleashed more fireworks, as Mathews’ Trenton Hyde delivered a 45-yard touchdown pass to Spagnoletta, and a successful 2-point conversion knotted the score at 22-22. Then, with just over two minutes remaining, Spagnoletta powered through for a 2-yard rushing touchdown, and the Mustangs converted another 2-point attempt, taking a 30-22 lead.

But the Heralds weren’t finished yet. In a stunning turn of events, Narducci unleashed an 80-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Severino, electrifying the crowd. Although the 2-point conversion failed, the Heralds were back within striking distance at 28-30.

As the clock wound down, Mathews had a chance to seal the game, but St. John’s defense held strong, stopping them on a crucial 4th down turnover on downs at the 30-yard line with just 55 seconds remaining.

Narducci once again displayed his arm strength, connecting on a 40-yard pass igniting the crowd. The Heralds comeback would fall short at the 17-yard line with 33 seconds left when Mathews’ defense held firm, denying St. John on a 4th down attempt with just seconds remaining, securing a heart-pounding 30-28 victory.

In a game defined by explosive plays, Narducci shined brightly with an impressive 340 passing yards and four touchdowns. Anthony Severino, Ryan Williams, and Will Anderson were standout receivers, each amassing over 100 yards in receptions.

With this thrilling contest in the books, the St. John Heralds (2-4) will look to carry their offensive momentum into their upcoming clash with NAC opponent Windham Bombers (2-3) in week 7, while the Mathews Mustangs (1-5) will travel to face the Mineral Ridge Rams (4-1) in what promises to be another exciting matchup. Football fans can’t wait to see what these teams have in store for the rest of the season.


Orwell, OH- In a matchup that needed overtime to decide the winner, the Grand Valley Mustangs faced off against the Wickliffe Blue Devils in their home opener. The game was a rollercoaster of emotions, with both teams fighting tooth and nail for victory.

The second quarter saw Wickliffe’s Ralph Jackson breaking through the Mustangs’ defense with a 13-yard touchdown run, putting the Blue Devils on the scoreboard with an extra point. The score stood at Grand Valley 0 – Wickliffe 7.

The Mustangs came roaring back in the third quarter, as Bobby Rogers bulldozed his way into the end zone with a 3-yard touchdown run. Sammy Goforth executed a flawless 2-point conversion run, giving Grand Valley the lead at 8 – 7.

But Wickliffe wasn’t to be outdone, with Jimmie Feaster responding with a 3-yard touchdown run of his own in the same quarter, along with a successful extra point. Wickliffe regained the lead at 14 – 8.

The seesaw battle continued, and in the third quarter, Sammy Goforth connected with Aiden Baker on a spectacular 30-yard touchdown pass for the Mustangs. However, the 2-point conversion attempt fell short, leaving the score tied at 14 – 14.

As regulation time ended, the tension in the stadium was palpable. Overtime was upon us, and it was Grand Valley’s Andrew Soltis who emerged as the hero, plunging into the end zone from 1 yard out to secure the thrilling victory for the Mustangs. The final score read Grand Valley 20 – Wickliffe 14.

This victory marked a significant moment for the Grand Valley Mustangs, improving their record to 2-3 and winning their first home game of the year. Looking ahead to week 6, the Mustangs are set to face the formidable Kirtland Hornets (4-1) in the CVC Valley division play at home. Meanwhile, the Wickliffe Blue Devils (1-4) will return home to take on the Trinity Trojans (1-4) as they kick off CVC Metro division play.



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Ashtabula, OH- In a hard-fought battle at Lakeside Stadium, the Lakeside Dragons faced off against the West Geauga Wolverines in an exciting Friday night showdown. From the very start, it was evident that both teams were determined to give their all on the gridiron.

The first quarter saw West Geauga’s Nassir Levy making an impressive 9-yard touchdown run, followed by a successful extra point, putting the Wolverines ahead 7-0. As the clock ticked down, Finn Keenan extended the Wolverines’ lead with a 3-yard touchdown run, securing another extra point for a 14-0 advantage at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Nassir Levy continued to dominate, scoring a 1-yard touchdown run with yet another successful extra point, pushing the lead to 21-0 for West Geauga. The Lakeside Dragons were struggling to find their footing, but the Wolverines’ defense remained relentless.

The third quarter saw Nassir Levy finding the end zone once more, this time with an 8-yard touchdown run, and the extra point was good, extending West Geauga’s lead to a commanding 28-0.

However, the Lakeside Dragons refused to back down. In the fourth quarter, Nate Bartone broke through West Geauga’s defense with a 13-yard touchdown run. Although the 2-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful, Lakeside finally got on the board, trailing 28-6.

The Dragons continued their resurgence with Alex DiSalvatore scoring a 5-yard touchdown run, but once again, the 2-point conversion fell short, making the score 28-12 in favor of West Geauga.

In the waning minutes of the game, Nassir Levy sealed the victory for the Wolverines with a 4-yard touchdown run, securing the extra point and bringing the final score to 35-12 in favor of West Geauga.

Despite the loss, the Lakeside Dragons showed resilience and determination, and they will look to bounce back as they face the Madison Blue Streaks in their upcoming CVC Lake Division matchup in week 6. Meanwhile, the West Geauga Wolverines will hit the road to take on the Hawken Hawks in their CVC Chagrin Division opener, hoping to build on their hard-earned victory.