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Durbin eager to start new era at North Ridgeville

By Dan Gilles Luke Durbin is a first-time head football coach, but he comes to North Ridgeville with an impressive pedigree. His father, Jeff Durbin, was the head football coach at Uniontown Lake for 23 years. Luke was the water boy, then played, then began his coaching career following college. Durbin then went over to [...]

Eagles look to win while rebuilding

By Ryan Kaczmarski The North Olmsted High School football program finds itself needing to replace two of the best players in the school’s history with the graduation of the quarterback-center tandem Brad Novak and Beau Bilinsky. Those two were key for the Eagles’ near-playoff run of a year ago, along with last year’s large senior [...]

New coaches, fresh start for Lakewood football

West Shore Conference By Ryan Kaczmarski After last season’s overall finish of 1-9 and a West Shore Conference finish of 0-7, Lakewood High School decided to change the coaching staff. This year, the Rangers are starting fresh by naming varsity head baseball coach Mike Ribar to the position of head football coach also. Ribar was [...]

Cardinals look to surprise PAC, other opponents with eager, young squad

Patriot Athletic Conference By John Edwards With only 16 returning letter winners and with eight seniors and 12 juniors among 46 student athletes on his roster, veteran Brookside head coach Thom Lesiecki hopes that a ‘gridiron youth movement’ in 2014 will be able to improve on the Cardinals’ 3-7 record in 2013. Overall this is [...]