Greater Cleveland Conference 2019

cardzfan1234

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Is Strongsville going to drop off a ton? The QB who took over for Major midway through the season is back. They return their two defensive ends, who both had strong seasons last year. They have an offensive tackle picking up a bunch of offers. Not sure what else is back, but I wouldn’t completely discount Strongsville. If they can start 3-0 in a very winnable non-conference schedule, they could be in the playoff mix even with a middle of the road finish in the GCC.
 
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SVillegrad

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Is Strongsville going to drop off a ton? The QB who took over for Major midway through the season is back. They return their two defensive ends, who both had string seasons last year. They have an offensive tackle picking up a bunch of offers. Not sure what else is back, but I wouldn’t completely discount Strongsville. If they can start 3-0 in a very winnable non-conference schedule, they could be in the playoff mix even with a middle of the road finish in the GCC.
Maybe they will be better than I assumed they would be. But yeah, the QB is back and the big offensive lineman was a freshman and he is probably going to be a big time recruit. If they indeed have 75-80 kids working out over the summer, they either got a bunch of kids to join who didn't play last year or that is essentially everybody 9-12. Either way, maybe they won't fall completely off.

Still, think they are sitting at the 5 spot in the league, but if they are decent, a good thing for the strength of the GCC (which did have 5 of the top 9 R1 teams, points wise, a year ago.)
 

SVillegrad

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Elyrias new stadium is very nice. A little bit smaller than most of the other facilities in the league but still nice. The parking behind the visitor stands was not completed last year but shuttle from the high school and other lots make for easy access. Definitely a massive upgrade from old Eli stadium.
Its very nice but definitely small. But 1,000 times better than the old one. I'm still getting used to it sitting a couple hundred yards west of the old stadium. I miss that turn onto Fuller coming home all the time because I was so used to it being after the stadium, lol.
 

Mike Gully

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My bold predictions!

My school; Elyria will win 3 games. Very bold here.

Lorain will Join the GCC for 20-21 school year. We all assume Berea-Midpark would jump at the opportunity but they are very very comfortable in the SWC.

Lorain is working out trying to elevate the community and schools joining a new league with upgrading George Daniel Stadium I could see them reaching out at the very least. The athletics have been on a great trend with football being consistent. Lorain basketball is elite. Yeah that’s my bold prediction.
 

Publican

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I agree with Sville grad regarding the evolution of Medina. The coaching staff is stable. The D coordinator for those successful Lombardo teams at Highland is now the D coordinator for the Bees. There will be significant improvement on that side of the ball. Offensively the Bees will be wide open and fun to watch. If they can be consistent Medina will surprise a lot of the naysayers.
 

MentorGrad2002

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My bold predictions!

My school; Elyria will win 3 games. Very bold here.

Lorain will Join the GCC for 20-21 school year. We all assume Berea-Midpark would jump at the opportunity but they are very very comfortable in the SWC.

Lorain is working out trying to elevate the community and schools joining a new league with upgrading George Daniel Stadium I could see them reaching out at the very least. The athletics have been on a great trend with football being consistent. Lorain basketball is elite. Yeah that’s my bold prediction.
I thought Lorain was very comfortable in the LEL. They would be with more westside schools in the gcc though.

2020 is probably too soon to move with fall sports in 2019 already about to start with no announcement made. Nobody has even applied to the gcc at this point in time
 

Mike Gully

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I thought Lorain was very comfortable in the LEL. They would be with more westside schools in the gcc though.

2020 is probably too soon to move with fall sports in 2019 already about to start with no announcement made. Nobody has even applied to the gcc at this point in time
You are correct; Lorain has a great situation in the LEL. However they are looking to build something better. We all know that associations are an important part of. They key part is the other west side schools and expenses for travel etc.
 

MentorGrad2002

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Interesting scheduling going on for 2020 with Shaker hts leaving the GCC. 5 of the 7 teams left have filled their spot on the schedule. Each team will have to schedule an out of conference game in one of the weeks 4-10

Lakewood is leaving the SWC next year as well. 4 of the 5 scheduled games involve the SWC and GCC playing each other in each of the weeks they lost their league member

4-. Strongsville vs Midview
6. Brunswick vs Olmsted Falls
7. Elyria vs Avon Lake
8. Mentor vs Berea Midpark

The other game is Medina vs Warren Harding in week 9

Have Solon fans heard anything for week 5 and Euclid for week 10 yet? They aren't listed on arbiter
 
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