St. Thomas Aquinas Knights Team News

STATE FINALS SCHEDULE
Division I
Saturday at Canton Fawcett Stadium
St. Ignatius (12-2) vs. Pickerington Central (11-2), 7

Division II

CANTON TWP.  Country fried steak was on the menu Monday afternoon at Tozzi’s on 12th for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club. When Ohio High School Athletic Association Commissioner Dr.

RAVENNA  It wasn’t the effort that came up short for St. Thomas Aquinas on Friday night.

LOUISVILLE  College football scouts feel they can uncover a diamond in the rough anywhere these days, what with the Internet, social media sites, television and, yes, newspapers.

Joel Rich has one carry this season. Just 14 catches. He has 65 tackles, but so do hundreds of other defenders across Ohio.

SITE  Ravenna High School’s Gilcrest Field, 7:30 p.m.

RECORDS  Aquinas 7-4; Columbiana Crestview 10-1

LOUISVILLE  The seniors on the St. Thomas Aquinas football team wanted to put the pride back in their program. So did new head coach Tim Budd.

One of their solutions was to go back to the insignia used on the helmets the Knights wore in the 1980s.

LOUISVILLE  The St. Thomas Aquinas High School football team doesn’t have a 1,000-yard passer. Its leading receiver has 333 yards.

A 1,000-yard rusher? Only if you add any two of the Knights’ three leading ball carriers together. It’s no different on defense, where there

One quick look this summer was all it took for St. Thomas Aquinas football coach Tim Budd to be rooting for Columbiana Crestview.

Repository writer Todd Porter disclosed last week that Tim Budd, St. Thomas Aquinas’ first-year head football coach, was so discouraged by his team’s 0-3 start to the season that he penned a letter of resignation.

Budd never turned it in. His Knights never quit. They turned things around and made the playoffs for the first time since 1988.

DIVISION I
All games Saturday at 7:30 p.m. unless noted
Region 1
1 Mentor (10-1) vs. 5 Solon (10-1) at Parma Byers Field