Claymont Mustangs Team News

UHRICHSVILLE  Claymont High School School’s football version of Henry Act III got off to a roaring start Saturday night.

Last season, a record seven area high school football teams qualified for the postseason.

It could be that many or maybe even more this season.

Welcome to The Times-Reporter's 2012 high school football preview on FridayNightOhio.com. The print edition of our preview appeared in the Aug. 21 edition of the T-R.

UHRICHSVILLE  The Claymont Mustangs enter the 2012 season with a big bulls’-eye on their collective backs. New head coach Eric Henry is trying to keep that in perspective.

COACH  Eric Henry (first year).

2011 RECORD  8-2; 3-2 ECOL.



Thursday, Aug. 16

Coventry at Alliance 11 a.m.

Waynedale at Indian Valley, 5 p.m.

Walsh Jesuit at Jackson, 6 p.m.

Hoban at Lake, 6 p.m.

GNADENHUTTEN  In all-star games, it’s usually the norm to have more than one player at each position.

CANTON  This wasn’t just a chance to get together and play a football game in the middle of summer. Saturday night at Fawcett Stadium meant something. It meant a lot.

It was the 23rd Repository East-West All-Star football game. With the series tied at 11 games each, it is easy to see why.

CANTON  It was a Repository East-West All-Star Football Game record that stood for 22 years.

Taurice Scott blew that to smithereens in less than 22 seconds.

CANTON  The three-hour shootout escaped the East’s control Saturday night.

There were no worries on head coach Dale Soles’ sideline. Minutes later his players put the finishing touches on a come-from-behind victory.