Marlington Dukes Team News

LOUISVILLE   In a game that could have NBC championship implications Thursday night, Louisville may have been dealt a blow.

Amid the celebration under the stars for the first time in Michigan Stadium history, Dymonte Thomas looked around and soaked it all in. He was a guest of the Michigan football program for the school’s historic and instant classic win over Notre Dame on Saturday night.

Marlington at Poland

  7 p.m.

SITE  Poland Stadium

RECORDS  Marlington 2-0, Poland 1-1

Things only get tougher from here for the Marlington Dukes. After two impressive wins at home to start the high school football season, the Dukes take to the road for the first time Friday.

This has been a long trying summer for Austin Shaheen. And now it’s getting longer.

LEXINGTON TWP.  Not even the elements could stop the two-headed monster that resides in the Marlington High School football team’s backfield.

LEXINGTON TWP.  Big-time college football recruits feel pain, too. Just ask Alden Hill, who found himself gasping for air after the first two plays from scrimmage of the season. Welcome back to reality.

But Hill, the Tennessee recruit, spent the rest of the night making sure St. Thomas Aquinas huffed and puffed.

TIME  7 p.m.

SITE  Marlington Stadium.

LAST YEAR’S RECORDS  St. Thomas Aquinas 5-5, Marlington 13-1.

No. 11
Corey Paulino, Lake
Linebacker-wide receiver
Height 6-3 •  Weight 206 •  Class  Senior •  Uniform number  84

Ohio State. Michigan State. Tennessee. Purdue. That’s where Stark County’s superstar seniors are headed to play after the 2011 high school football season.

Expect to see a similar list next fall, too, thanks to a junior class as loaded as this group of seniors.