Tri-Valley aiming for first ever final four appearance

by David Carl Kinder II on November 14, 2017 at 8:39 pm

  DRESDEN, Ohio – Tri-Valley has accomplished a lot in their long football history. One thing that has eluded them is an appearance in the state final four. The Scotties will try to do just that when they battle Bishop Hartley this Friday in the regional final at Newark’s White Field. Tri-Valley has been to the… Continue Reading

Browns LB Collins out rest of season with right knee sprain

by Matthew Herchik on November 14, 2017 at 12:32 am

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting linebacker Jamie Collins is done for the season with a sprained right knee ligament. Collins was injured in the first quarter of Sunday’s loss to Detroit while returning an interception. Collins had his knee twisted when he was tackled by lions offensive lineman Graham Glasgow. Browns coach Hue… Continue Reading

Bengals LB Burfict avoids suspension for contact on official

by Matthew Herchik on November 14, 2017 at 12:26 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict won’t be suspended for the contact with an official that got him ejected from a 24-20 loss at Tennessee. A league spokesman said Monday that Burfict faces a fine only. He pushed an official’s arm out of the way on the sideline in the second quarter after quarterback… Continue Reading

Bates-Diop leads Ohio State to 82-72 win over Radford

by Matthew Herchik on November 13, 2017 at 12:48 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State got a victory and some teaching points from its 82-72 win over Radford on Sunday. The Buckeyes (2-0) faced a strong rebounding team and held a 45-33 advantage on the boards, and also weathered the Radford (1-1) press to an extent. “Give Radford a lot of credit. I thought… Continue Reading

Roethlisberger rallies Steelers to 20-17 win at Indianapolis

by Matthew Herchik on November 12, 2017 at 7:40 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger’s 32-yard completion to Antonio Brown with 35 seconds set up a 33-yard field goal from Chris Boswell as time expired Sunday, giving Pittsburgh a 20-17 come-from-behind win at Indianapolis on Sunday. The Steelers (7-2) have won four straight overall and five in a row in the series. But it sure… Continue Reading

Matthew Stafford helps Lions come back and beat Browns 38-24

by Matthew Herchik on November 12, 2017 at 7:25 pm

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford lofted a 29-yard, tie-breaking touchdown to Eric Ebron early in the fourth quarter and the Detroit Lions went on to beat the winless Cleveland Browns 38-24 Sunday. The Lions (5-4) rallied from first and second-half deficits to earn consecutive victories for the first time since winning the first… Continue Reading

Titans rally, beat Bengals 24-20 for best start since 2008

by Matthew Herchik on November 12, 2017 at 7:09 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota tossed a 7-yard touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray with 36 seconds left , and the Tennessee Titans rallied to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-20 Sunday for their fourth consecutive victory. It’s the longest winning streak for the Titans (6-3) since winning five straight in 2009, and it’s their best… Continue Reading

Playoff football regional finals locations announced

by David Carl Kinder II on November 11, 2017 at 8:49 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – The neutral site locations for the regional finals of the OHSAA football playoff have been announced. In Division IV Philo will play MVL foe John Glenn Friday at Zanesville’s Sulsberger Stadium. Philo beat John Glenn in the regular season 28-17. Philo has never advanced to the Final Four before in school… Continue Reading

No. 11 Ohio State rebounds, routs No. 13 Michigan St 48-3

by David Carl Kinder II on November 11, 2017 at 6:41 pm

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – J.T. Barrett threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more, and Mike Weber rushed for 162 yards and pair of scores as No. 11 Ohio State bounced back from a deflating loss last week to rout No. 13 Michigan State 48-3 on Saturday. The Buckeyes (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten, CFP… Continue Reading

Hahn and Jones lead Muskingum to victory in season finale

by David Carl Kinder II on November 11, 2017 at 6:15 pm

  NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The Muskingum (2-8, 1-8) football team saved their best for last. The Muskies took on Wilmington (2-8, 1-8) at home to wrap up the 2017 season and crushed the Quakers 41-7. Wilmington opened the game by scoring a quick touchdown on their opening drive, but they never got close to… Continue Reading