The Blue Devils now know who and where they'll be playing in the Division III state semifinal this Friday. Zanesville (12-1) is set to meet Archbishop Hoban (12-1) at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon. Kickoff is slated for 7:30.
The Blue Devils punched a ticket to their second final four in three years by dispatching Jackson, 38-21, last Friday. Senior running back Leo Crosby rumbled for 291 yards and four scores in the win. Zanesville also earned playoff wins over Beechcroft and...
Zanesville running back Leo Crosby rumbled for 291 yards and four touchdowns to help lift Zanesville (12-1) past Jackson (11-2), 38-21, at R. Basil Rutter Field in Athens. The Blue Devils earned their second trip to the state final four in three years with the win, and will be back in action next Friday with a trip to The Shoe on the line.
The semifinal pairings will be announced by the OHSAA on Sunday.
The Zanesville Blue Devils are playing for the regional championship and a trip to the state final four tonight in Athens. Pat Chiesa catches up with district co-defensive player of the year Leo Crosby and head coach Chad Grandstaff to talk about expectations and the Jackson Ironmen.
The 2015 Zanesville Blue Devils are one of just 11 teams in school history to win 9 or more games. But this year's bunch isn't content with just making the playoffs. Their focus is on making a deep run.
Paced by Jace Ruggerio, the Zanesville Blue Devils fired a team score of 331 to capture the district title at Crown Hill Golf Club. The Blue Devils finished seven strokes better than Warren (338) and eight strokes better than Marietta (339).
Ruggerio fired an 80--good enough for second place individually--while J.J. Burns and Nolan Kimberly both shot 83. Zanesville will next be in action at the state championship at The Ohio State University's Scarlet Course on Oct. 23-24.
After finishing the 2014 season with a .500 record, the Zanesville Blue Devils are hoping for a major turnaround this season. For that to happen, head coach Chad Grandstaff and the Devils are taking a week by week approach to the 2015 season, with the ultimate goal being a post season appearance. Morgan Overbey has the story.
The playoff picture just changed for a quartet of local football teams as a result of the OHSAA revising enrollment counts for the second time this year.
Students at charter schools and STEM schools are no longer counted, so the Zanesville Blue Devils are dropping to D-III with a revised count of 354 boys. The Tri-Valley Scotties are moving up to D-II with a count of 361 boys, just one above the cut line of 360.
Coshocton and Newark Catholic also find themselves changing...