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STREETSBORO OH- Niles, playoff run came to an abrupt end Friday night as they were outmatches by an explosive Streetsboro team 41-6. All 41 points for the Rockets came in the first half.

Niles sole touchdown came in the 2nd Qtr when Zack Leonard found Alleni Fryer for a 20 yard pass, then he gained 20 yards himself on the ground, and the drive was capped off by a 2 yard touchdown run from Travis Molnar. When Niles missed on their next scoring opportunity late in the first half, the Rockets offense hit them again with a late score before halftime. Streetsboro scored on six of six first half possessions.

Niles still finished the season strong. Capped by their first home playoff win in program history. The only NE8 team they didn’t play this season was Hubbard, who also fell this week. The two teams would be eligible to match up with each other. Stay tuned as the week continues for updates on Niles week 9 possibilities.


NILES OH- It’s a long history of Niles football full of tons of talented players. However, Niles came in to Friday night still seeking their first win at home in the playoffs in the program’s history. Their opponent Ravenna put up a fight, but it was too much Dragons as they coasted to a 35-21 win.

Zack Leonard impresses as always with 17 carries for 214 yards and 2 touchdowns. Freshman Antuan Gardner also chipped in with 17 carries for 136 yards with a pair of house calls. Leonard also found the promise land through the air on a pass to Alleni Fryer. Leonard also contributed on defense collecting a key interception in the first quarter, and another one later in the game. He accounted for two of the three turnovers forced by the Dragons defense.

Niles first home playoff game also caps off an undefeated road schedule. The Dragons went 4-0 in the friendly confines of Bo Rein Stadium. The Dragons advance and will travel to Streetsboro in round 2 of the playoffs next Friday.


GIRARD OH- Niles took the field on Friday on a two game winning streak and a chance with a win to end the season above .500. They did not miss their chance, as the Dragons scored in each quarter and came away with a 28-14 victory. The Dragons scored to tie up the score 14-14 with time expiring in the first half. They never looked back from that momentum.

Zack Leonard was the definition of a dual threat as he passed for 132 yards, and also ran for 90.

Andrew DelGarbino did all he could for the Indians as he threw for 161 yards. Dom Malito had six receptions for 63 yards.

Both teams look ahead to host a playoff game. Niles who improves to 4-2 will host Ravenna, and Girard who drops to 2-4 will host Woodridge.


STRUTHERS OH- It was a close on, but Dura Edge did just enough to get a 6-5 Game 1 victory over Eagle Wear on Wednesday. Their offense had a big 5th inning, scoring four runs. Their pitchers did the rest keeping Eagle Wear quiet the rest of the game.

Jake Bowen led the bats for Dura Edge. He went 2-3 with a run scored and 2 RBI. Anthony Marcello was also very productive going 2-3 with 2 RBI. Zack Leonard went 2-4 with a run scored.

For Eagle Wear, Ricky Enlow did the most damage. He went 1-4 with 2 RBI. Teddy Ruffner had a perfect night at the plate, going 2-2 with 2 walks and a RBI.

Braden Gebhardt was awarded the victory on the hill for Dura Edge. He went 5 innings giving up 1 earned run on 5 hits. He struck out 7.



STRUTHERS OH- Dura Edge scores all six of their runs in the 3rd and 4th innings in their Monday night win over Prospects 6-3. The Prospects trailed 6-1 and were able to manage two runs in the 7th to close the gap a bit, but that’s all Dura Edge pitching would give up.

Jake Bowen led Dura Edge’s offensive attack going 2-4 with 2 RBI. Braden Gebhardt went 1-2 with 2 RBI. Zack Leonard went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and a RBI.

On the Prospects side of things, Tito Multari went 1-1 with a RBI. Sean Helpy managed to go 1-3 with a run scored and a RBI.

Will Shaffer got the win on the mound for Dura Edge. He went 6 innings giving up 1 run on 6 hits. He struck out 6.


STRUTHERS OH- Dura Edge got the last laugh on Sunday as a escaped a slugfest with Ballistic Baseball. Dura Edge scores twice in the bottom of the seventh to steal a 10-9 win.

Zack Leonard went 1-3 with a walk, a run scored, and 3 RBI in an impressive day at the plate. Braden Gebhardt went 2-3 with 2 RBI. Vince Armeni went 1-1 with 3 walks and 3 runs scored.

For Ballistic, Tanner Egli went 2-4 with a run scored and 2 RBI. Griffin Widrig went 1-4 with 2 RBI. Anthony Koulianos went 2-3 with a run scored and a RBI.



STRUTHERS OH- Dura Edge took an early 2-1 lead Thursday night against Whiting Roll-Offs, but the good times would not last. The Roll-Offs scored 7 runs in 3 innings to secure a big 8-2 win. Their pitchers threw four scoreless innings after surrendering two runs in the 1st.

Tyler Kamerer led the offense for the Roll-Offs going  a perfect 2-2 at the plate. He also had a walk and a RBI. Ethan Bintrum went 1-3 with 2 RBI.

William Shaffer went 1-3 for Dura Edge with 2 RBI. Zack Leonard, and Jake Bowen both had impressive nights going 2-3.

Gavin Wooley got the win for Whiting Roll-Offs going 4 innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. He struck out 4.