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GARRETTSVILLE, OH-G-Men standout Eric Geddes was on fire on the mound, racking up 16 strikeouts in Garfield’s solid 7-2 win over Champion at James A Garfield High School. Over seven innings, Geddes scattered five hits, surrendered a couple of runs, and issued four walks.

Right off the bat, Garfield took control in the first inning. Alex Carter kicked things off with a two-run single, Brock Pesicek added an RBI single, and an early error allowed another run to cross, putting Garfield up quickly.

Carter wasn’t done yet, driving in another run in the third with yet another sharp single.

On the flip side, Howell was handed the loss, working through six innings for Champion and giving up seven runs, four of which were earned, on eight hits while striking out four and walking two.

Carter was the big bat for Garfield, driving in three runs and going 2-for-3, really anchoring the middle of the order. The base paths were busy with Brandyn Bogucki and Leo Grandizio each swiping multiple bases as part of an aggressive eight-steal game strategy by Garfield.

Hixson put up a fight for Champion, going 2-for-4, with Z Morris and Howell each knocking in a run.

Garfield is set to face Ravenna next on Saturday, looking to keep the momentum rolling.


GARRETTSVILLE, OH- The Garfield G-Men found themselves outpaced by Mogadore, taking a 12-4 hit on their home turf at James A. Garfield High School on Wednesday.

Mogadore kicked things off in the third inning when Jack Neikirk got Devin Graham to ground into a fielder’s choice that unfortunately brought in a run. But it was the seventh inning that really broke the game wide open for Mogadore. Dylan Benedum smacked a two-run double, Ronnie Skye added a two-run single, and a couple of costly errors by Garfield allowed two more runs to score, totaling a six-run explosion.

Maddox Smith pitched a strong game for Mogadore, holding Garfield to just two runs on two hits over four and one-third innings, and racking up four strikeouts. Neikirk, despite a solid effort, took the loss for Garfield, giving up six runs on 11 hits over nearly five innings.

At the plate, Eric Geddes and Brandyn Bogucki each managed two hits for the G-Men, with Bogucki driving in two of Garfield’s four runs. The team did manage to turn a double play, showing some flashes of defensive skill amidst a tough game.

Mogadore’s bats were hot, racking up 14 hits. Cole Reese stood out, driving in three runs from the seven spot and going 2-for-3 on the day. Corey Lehner and Tanner Buso each added three hits, helping to fuel Mogadore’s offensive surge. Graham and Austin Constantine also contributed with their speed, swiping multiple bases as part of Mogadore’s six stolen bases on the day.

Looking ahead, the G-Men will look to shake off this loss when they face Champion on Thursday, hoping to bounce back and get back on the winning track.


GARRETTSVILLE, OH-In the small town of Garrettsville, the Garfield High School football team was making waves with its undefeated season. On the YSN podcast, host Chris Colucci sat down with running back Keegan Sell for a player profile interview.

Keegan, a hardworking and dedicated athlete, spoke about the team’s goal of getting 1% better every week. He emphasized the importance of this mindset in their success. Chris, being a wrestler himself, connected with Keegan’s wrestling coach’s mantra of getting 1% better every day, which resonated with both of them.

As the playoffs approached, Garfield secured a home game. Keegan expressed the significance of playing at home, not only because it provided a familiar environment but also because it allowed more fans to attend and support the team. They both agreed that having a home playoff game was crucial for the team’s morale and momentum.

Reflecting on the regular season, Keegan highlighted a big win against the first Division I team in school history. He also touched upon the team’s resilience, facing injuries and bringing younger players up to play. Through it all, their bond grew stronger, and Keegan expressed his desire for the ride to continue.

The conversation turned to the team’s accomplishments and their goal to play on Thanksgiving. Keegan spoke about the importance of practicing and being together during this holiday, as it was a meaningful tradition for their team. Both Chris and Keegan reminisced about the significance of football during Thanksgiving and the dedication required to be part of a successful program.

Curiosity arose about Garfield’s unique offensive scheme that had their running back and quarterback positioned differently. Keegan credited their coaches, specifically mentioning Coach Moser, Coach Page, and Coach Ward, as the masterminds behind the scheme. They worked on manipulating formations to confuse the defense, creating problems that opponents struggled to solve.

The conversation ended with a sense of excitement and anticipation for the playoffs ahead, as the Garfield High School football team aimed to continue their undefeated streak and achieve their ultimate goal of playing on Thanksgiving.