The Zanesville Blue Devils know the feeling of being doubted.
"(People) don't expect us to win so it makes us just want to work harder and be better at what we do," said senior quarterback Derek Grandstaff.
Coming off a 5-5 campaign in 2014, Z.H.S. is already beginning to prove the doubters wrong. The Devils won the Ohio 7-on-7 state championship and are now prepping to compete in the 7-on-7 University National Championship Series in Washington D.C.
Muskingum Valley's defense held Licking County to minus 29 yards rushing and Jeremiah Jones, Brock Fargus and Daniel Scott punched in touchdowns to lead the home team past the visitors, 21-6, at Jack Anderson Stadium in the 34th annual Muskingum-Licking game.
After a scoreless 1st quarter in which both teams turned the ball over once, Muskingum Valley got the scoring started in the 2nd. Following a Collin Russell run and personal foul on Licking County, Jones scampered in from six...
Licking County is not only seeking its third straight victory in the Muskingum Valley-Licking County all-star game this Friday. If the visitors scrap out a win at Jack Anderson Stadium, they even the score in the overall series. WHIZ's Mike Bundt reports from Newark.
Steubenville and Athens both won regional titles on Friday night, but the similarities end there.
The Big Red captured the regional crown for the 15th time by narrowly defeating Beechcroft, 29-21. Steubenville led by 22 at the half and hung on to advance to the state final four.
Athens, on the other hand, won the regional championship for the first time in school history and did so with ease. The Bulldogs routed St. Francis DeSales, 52-20, behind a magnificent performance from...
The Tri-Valley Scotties battle the Athens Bulldogs tonight at Sulsberger Memorial Stadium in Zanesville in the Division 3, Region 9 semifinals. The game is a rematch of last year's showdown in Logan that saw the Bulldogs escape with a 55-52 overtime victory.
Athens has scored 682 points in 11 games this season. Quarterback Joe Burrow has passed for 45 touchdowns while running back Trae Williams has rushed for 38 touchdowns.
Tri-Valley has been equally dominant on the defensive...
The Tri-Valley Dawgs are in the driver's seat in Division 3, Region 9, having snatched up the top seed thanks to a perfect regular season. There's no question this team has its sights set on a deep run in the state tournament, and that run begins at home against New Philadelphia tonight
The Quakers reached up and nabbed the 8th and final playoff spot last Friday despite getting blown out by Dover at home. Like the Dawgs a season ago, New Philly is young, scrappy and hungry to surprise...
The "Battle of the Panthers" is just two days away as 4-seeded Licking Valley is set to host 5-seeded Maysville at Randy Baughman Stadium. Unlike most playoff matchups, these two teams know a thing or two about one another.
Maysville hosted Licking Valley in a scrimmage in August and the Blue and Gold came away with a 35-14 victory. But Maysville kicker Nate Valle says a lot has changed over the past three months.
"We put some thought into (the scrimmage) but not...