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Westlake varsity football preview: Demons hopes lay on health and Hardy

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Westlake’s star runing back JaQuan Hardy returns for his senior year, after losing half of the 2014 campaign to a leg injury. Photo – Ryan Kaczmarski

Southwestern Conference
By Ryan Kaczmarski
The Westlake High School football team is coming off one of the toughest seasons in recent history, losing the starting quarterback, starting running back, second string quarterback and a host of others to injury, all while …Read More

Olmsted Falls varsity football preview: Experience to make Bulldogs tough in 2015

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Kevin Meehan, No. 11, returns to a stout Olmsted Falls defense, leading the squad from the outside linebacker position. Photo – Ryan Kaczmarski

Southwestern Conference
By Ryan Kaczmarski
Last season, the Olmsted Falls High School football team made strides to get back to the postseason with a conference record of 3-3 (4-6 overall) and return 17 lettermen to the fold in 2015.
“Last year’s senior class did a …Read More

North Ridgeville varsity football preview: Rangers expect battles every week in SWC

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Southwestern Conference
By Joe Ostrica

After going 5-5 in the final season of the West Shore Conference last year, the North Ridgeville football team is hoping to make some noise its first season in the Southwestern Conference.
“It’s going to be some conference this year,” North Ridgeville head coach Luke Durbin said. “It will be a battle every single week. I think everybody has their preseason (champion) picks …Read More

North Olmsted varsity football preview: Eagles bring strength, maturity to new-look SWC

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Senior Christian Ammons returns under center for North Olmsted this season. Photo – Ryan Kaczmarski

Southwestern Conference
By Ryan Kaczmarski
The North Olmsted High School football program is looking to improve its 4-2 record in the Southwestern Conference from last season. That will not be an easy feat, as the league adds Avon, Lakewood, North Ridgeville and Midview to the mix, and will play nine conference games.
“We …Read More

Lakewood varsity football preview: Rangers prepare for life in the SWC

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Senior Joe Fitchwell will be the anchor for Lakewood’s offensive and defensive lines. Photo – Ryan Kaczmarski

Southwestern Conference
By Ryan Kaczmarski
The Lakewood High School football program might be relieved to put the West Shore Conference behind them. After last year’s 0-6 showing in the league, moving to the Southwestern Conference may look pretty inviting, but the playing in the new 10-team SWC will not be …Read More