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Girard QB Waid ends career as all-time great

Mark Waid didn’t have to do it, but he took all the blame after the Indians’ state final loss.


Young Spartans take charge

Boardman juniors power win over East in opener


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Girard football team captures community’s imagination

Rob Kermec, right, director of maintenance and groundskeeping at Girard’s Arrowhead Stadium, celebrates with quarterback Mark Waid after the Indians’ 53-48 state semifinal victory over Newark Licking Valley last Saturday night at Crater Stadium in Dover.


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Girard looks to finish the job

Cincinnati Wyoming stands between Girard and its first football state title.


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2018 DIVISION IV OHIO PREP SPORTSWRITERS ASSOCIATION ALL-OHIO TEAMS COACH OF THE YEAR Alex


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It’s not about him

Girard senior left tackle Jack DelGarbino thinks differently.


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Girard QB Waid earns Trumbull POY Award

Mark Waid is the fifth Girard player to win the award.

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Confidence keys Indians’ faith

Trust in the offense produces Girard's first trip to the state final.


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On to Canton

Girard defeated Licking Valley in a Division IV state semifinal game Saturday.

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On the Mark: Waid leads Girard into state semifinal

Girard will meet Newark Licking Valley on Saturday night.


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On the Mark: Waid leads Girard into state semifinal

Girard will meet Newark Licking Valley on Saturday night.


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Going along as planned

Even with schedule and venue changes, Girard football keeps rolling through the playoffs.


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Waid leads Indians over Hubbard

Girard will play in a state semifinal for the first time.

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JFK’s fortunes changed after just two plays

Cuyahoga Heights eliminated Warren JFK 35-20 in Division VII.


Tom Williams: Girard has plenty to celebrate on both sides

The Indians’ Mark Waid hurt Hubbard on both sides of the ball.

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Brian Dzenis: Canfield’s regional runs a matter of principles

Canfield is patient, unselfish and a success.


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New crop of Girard receivers catching Waid’s passes

Girard’s Nick Malito outruns Perry’s Jaylen Anderson to score a touchdown during the regional semifinal Nov. 10 at Bo Rein Stadium in Niles. Malito is one of a crop of new receivers who stepped up to replace quarterback Mark Waid’s top three targets from last season: Michael Belcik, Anthony Backus and Devin Wilson, who all graduated.