Malvern Hornets Team News

MALVERN  After going 10-2 and making it to the semifinals of Region 21 in the Division VI playoffs, Malvern is looking to continue its recent playoff success.

COACH  Dave Tucci (13th year, 97-47).

2011 RECORD  10-2 (Division VI regional semifinalist, 5-1 Inter-Valley Conference).

Kole Bitikofer threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to Solomon Walker and added an 8-yard scoring run as Strasburg doubled up visiting Mapleton in a high school football scrimmage Friday night.

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.

When the clock strikes 7 on Friday night, our 2012 football season officially will begin. That’s when kickoff is scheduled for the 35th annual Times-Reporter Charities All-Star Football Game. The contest is being played at Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium in New Philadelphia.

This one looks like fun.

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.

CANTON  Massillon’s Anthony McCarthy clapped his hands in anguish as his second 52-yard field goal try fell short in The Repository’s East-West All-Star Football Game Kicking Contest.