Marlington Dukes Team News

Poland at Marlington
WHEN  7 p.m., Thursday
LAST SEASON  Poland 10-2; Marlington 8-3
LAST MEETING  Poland won 35-14 last year.

LEXINGTON TWP.  One more new opportunity awaits Scott Gabelt in his 30th and final year at Marlington High School.

Head coach: Scott Gabelt, first season

Last year: 8-3, 6-1

Postseason: Division III, Region 7

Returning lettermen: 16

Shawn Kirk earned plenty of accolades as a quarterback at Marlington High School the last couple years.

He hopes to make his mark in college, though, as a kicker.

Kirk has accepted a preferred walk-on offer to kick for the University of Akron, turning down chances to play quarterback at other schools.


HUBBARD  They sustained long drives. They broke off big plays. They played solid defense.



LEXINGTON TWP.  The helmets and equipment for years were turned in at Marlington the Monday after Week 10.


AP Ohio high school football poll


The OHSAA officially released the playoff pairings today and the matchups for area teams are as expected.