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High School Football Preview 2023

Poland’s priority in ‘23: Stay healthy

POLAND — Needing to stay healthy is an age-old cliche, Tom Pavlansky admits, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Coming off of an injury-riddled 2022 season, Pavlansky enters his third year at the helm of Poland with one critical first objective: keep starters on the field. But, ...

Devlin Culliver returns home hoping to revive East

YOUNGSTOWN — East football is a program with significant history. The Golden Bears have produced a lot of football talent and some of the best athletes to come out of the city of Youngstown. But in recent years, the program has fallen on hard times. East hasn’t had a winning season since ...

Chaney Cowboys look to build on 2022 season

YOUNGSTOWN — While waiting for their all-purpose field at Chaney to be completed, the Cowboys find themselves practicing at Rayen Stadium on the north side of town. Coming off their best season since their football program returned, the Cowboys look to write their own chapter of the ...

Struthers Wildcats look to build off 2022 season

STRUTHERS — Last season was a bit of return to form for the Struthers Wildcats. Following a sluggish start to the campaign, Struthers finished the fall strong, eventually earning a trip — and a victory — during the postseason. Having some success to build off of, along with renewed ...

South Range Raiders look to follow up state championship season

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Following up a championship season is a tough ask for a team. With that said, South Range is ready for the pressure. Despite having a new man leading the program, the Raiders aren’t changing that much. Seniors leave and freshmen arrive, but there’s a lot of ...

Campbell Memorial Red Devils looking for consistency, growth and improvement

CAMPBELL — Campbell Memorial hasn’t had a winning season since 2012. But, since he arrived two years ago, head coach Andrew King has been working to change that. A lot has changed since King took over. The Red Devils went 1-9 in his first season, and then won two games last year. ...