Marlington Dukes Team News

It’s never to late to talk high school football playoffs.

Region 11 of Division III is loaded.

Listen to these names — Minerva, Dover, Steubenville, Youngstown Cardinal Mooney, Sheridan, Granville, Poland Seminary and Marlington.

MINERVA  Feel-good stories often have a fairy-tale quality to them.

Maybe the supernatural is involved. Luck. Pixie dust. Something fluky.

Like a parent with two kids competing against each other, Brett Yeagley can’t pick a side this weekend.

How can he root against his alma mater, the program he reinvigorated as head coach, the kids he’s known for years and still stays in contact with?

WHEN  Friday, 7 p.m.
SITE  Hines Stadium
RECORDS  Marlington 5-1, 2-1; Minerva 6-0, 3-0

Get your calculator ready.

Minerva’s Dale Soles and Marlington’s Ed Miley, two head coaches with roots on the defensive side of the football, will ride high-octane offenses into Hines Stadium for Friday night’s NBC showdown.

COLUMBUS  GlenOak continues to lead its region while a number of playoff regulars throughout the 2000s are on the outside looking in after today’s release of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s weekly football computer ratings.

COLUMBUS — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the fourth weekly Associated Press poll of 2011, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
DIVISION I

LEXINGTON TWP.  Life is tough when you are a contender. The Marlington High School football team is well aware of this fact.

FridayNightOhio.com takes a look at the first half of the high school football season in the Stark County area.

TIME  7 p.m.

SITE  Community Field

RECORDS  Marlington 4-1, 1-1; Carrollton 1-4, 0-2