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  1. Kirtland4580

    What Was The Best Game of the Decade?

    On the same night as that all-time classic, Kirtland beat Youngstown Ursuline 38-37 after being down 24-0 at halftime. Best HS game I’ve attended to date.
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    Top Running Backs for 2020 Season?

    Ironton’s Reid Carrico (OSU commit) & Trevor Carter (Arkansas commit). Also, Kirtland’s Mason Sullivan (2x 1st Team All-Ohio).
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    Top Quarterbacks for 2020 Season?

    Sandy Valley QB Cam Blair (D5R17). Co-D5 Player of the Year & had a great performance against Kirtland last season.
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    Remaining Open Dates (Ohio schools)

    I believe you’re on it. There’s only two scenarios that can play out at this point. Scenario 1: WK 3: Geneva-Kirtland WK 4: Kirtland-Cuyahoga Heights Scenario 2: WK 3: Kirtland-Cuyahoga Heights WK 4: Kirtland-Oil City Either way, CH will have a bye week this season as they have the past few...
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    Remaining Open Dates (Ohio schools)

    It appears this has taken a turn from what was originally reported. It looks like there is a scheduling conflict that involves Geneva finding a week 3 game, according to local media. If Geneva cannot find a week 3 opponent, it seems this game would fall through. That must mean that the...
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    Remaining Open Dates (Ohio schools)

    Feels like this came out of left field...so I don’t know if anything is set in stone yet. I heard rumors of Cuyahoga Heights & Kirtland potentially backing out of the yearly scheduling (either temporarily or permanently), but didn’t see it coming THIS soon. Would be sad to see a rivalry between...
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    Three accomplishments thread

    I agree...Coach France has had an outstanding coaching career, but you’re right. You could even make a case for Ironton’s Trevon Pendleton as coach of the year. Going from 6-5 to 13-2 and bringing Ironton football back to elite levels is a worthy qualification for COY. Nevertheless, the Hornets...
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    Three accomplishments thread

    Kirtland Hornets 1. Defeated two OPOYS, DPOY, & COY during playoffs in Division V. 2. Won back-to-back state titles (15-0 both times) for first time in school history, leading to 30 game winning streak. 3. Won every game by double digits for the first time since 2011.
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    Division V State Championship: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Ironton (13-1)

    Very happy to see the Hornets come out on top and win back to back titles! Kirtland’s defense shut down Ironton’s rushing attack with absolutely shocked me. I believe the Fighting Tigers finished with 47 rushing yards ALL GAME, but I could be wrong. Kirtland saved it’s most impactful passing...
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    Division V State Championship: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Ironton (13-1)

    In my opinion, each team has a distinct advantage coming into this one. Ironton has a very clear size advantage. Their offensive line must average at least 250-260 pounds. And their skill guys are built solid like a lot of the MAC players that Kirtland has faced in the past. On the other hand...
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    Division V State Championship: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Ironton (13-1)

    Ironton has a clear size advantage in this one in my opinion. If they’re just as fast as Kirtland, the Hornets may have to execute to perfection against the Tiger’s vaunted run defense which is a daunting task. Will certainly be interesting to see who wins the line of scrimmage on both sides on...
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    Division V State Championship: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Ironton (13-1)

    This just made me look forward to this Saturday night even more (in a good way)! Funny thing is that Kirtland beat Manchester a few weeks back who was led by Jim France (who passed Bob Lutz not too long ago for most wins in the state) and Ethan Wright (a D1 commit). Sounds to me like this...
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    Division V State Championship: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Ironton (13-1)

    Congratulations to both sides on excellent seasons to this point! Here’s who made All-Ohio for both sides: Ironton Fighting Tigers ‪DPOY: Reid Carrico‬ (LB) ‪1st Team: Seth Fosson (DL), Reid Carrico‬ (LB) ‪2nd Team: Gage Salyers (QB), Avery Book‬ (K) ‪3rd Team: Junior Jones‬ (DL) ‪HM: Noah...
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    Division V State Championship: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Ironton (13-1)

    Fun! Someone said earlier that they should put this game to NFL Films music and I completely agree. There won’t be any 5-wide, spread, RPO, etc. It’ll be good ole fashioned power offense going both ways. You’ve got to love it!
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    Division V State Championship: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Ironton (13-1)

    I would have thought that Ironton ran something like a full house, but after seeing a few highlights from last week, it looks more like pro-I & wing-T sets with occasional twins & trips...both teams played good schedules heading into this game & both teams have VERY stingy defenses. Hoping this...
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    Division V State Championship: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Ironton (13-1)

    I would say so. Not going to put up 200 passing yards or anything like that, but they could pass if there’s absolutely no chance at running the ball.
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    Division V State Championship: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Ironton (13-1)

    If I’m not mistaken, they have Salyers, Fosson, & Carrico on the ground & a straight-up MEAN offensive line. They don’t only do it on the ground either...I hear Salyers can throw a great football too. It’s going to be a great battle with a lot of great athletes on the field.
  18. Kirtland4580

    Division V State Championship: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Ironton (13-1)

    Same time as the Big Ten title game if I’m not mistaken...
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    Division V State Championship: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Ironton (13-1)

    Fair. Reminds me of 2015 when Kirtland got upset by Grand Valley. Albeit that team wasn’t supposed to make it that far in the first place, but that loss fueled them the rest of the season and beat a Marion Local team in the final who was riding a 24 game playoff winning streak. Sounds to me...
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    Division V State Championship: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Ironton (13-1)

    I can’t wait for Saturday night! Two storied programs, both playing smashmouth football. In my opinion, Kirtland wore down Oak Harbor and could’ve had another score or two, but missed a FG & kneeled it out. Sounds like Ironton wore down West Jefferson as the night went on, so to me...Saturday is...
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