Two years ago, Licking Valley played in the State Semi-Finals of the Ohio High School Playoffs. Last year was supposed to have similar results with the return of All-Ohio running back Nathan Clark, but it wasn't meant to be.
As WHIZ's Aaron Spragg finds out in this Coca-Cola Powerade Team Preview, Licking Valley was left empty handed because of a clerical error, but now the Panthers are ready to mive on.
Newark went 8-2 last season, winning the OCC. Amazingly, the Wildcats didn't make the playoffs, missing the cut at Division I by five-hundredths of a point.
A frustrating end to a great season, and Evans Boston tells us in this Coca-Cola Powerade Team Preview that this Newark team wants to do better than eight wins...they want 10. And with this team, that's not out of the question.
For years and even decades, Newark Catholic has been one of the premier football powers in Southeastern Ohio. It's a small school that comes up with big results.
Case in point, last year the Sheridan Generals went 9-1 during the regular season and had the best defense in the state as far as points allowed. The one team to beat the Red Rage, Newark Catholic. And the Green Wave did it two years in a row.
Needless to say, the two-year contract between the two schools wasn'...
It's not often a team has a new head coach one year after making the playoffs. That happens to be the case at West Muskingum. Leonard Hartman takes over a Tornadoes team that went 6-4 last year, but made a return to the post-season.
After losing a lot of senior from last year's team, Evans Boston tells us in this Coca-Cola Powerade Team Preview that West Muskingum has a lot of work to do, but the former-Buckeye-turned- head coach has the Tornadoes moving in the right direction....
Even only in his third year as head coach, Pete Woods is no different from any of the other eight coaches in the MVL. The Marshall grad says every year his team's number one goal is to win the MVL.
1995 was the last time Philo won a league title and even then it was shared by three teams. The Electrics still have a lot to improve on from a 3-7 record last season, but the key is, they understand their deficiencies.
Aaron Spragg has the story in this Coca-Cola Powerade...