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  1. E Rocc

    Damn

    I forgot to come back here to gloat last year.... The first GCC team ever to win a state football championship drubbed Nordonia last night, 41-7.
  2. It's too bad they didn't play *this* year. Maple won eight of their last nine by 28 points or more. That 28 point win was 42-6 at the half. If I didn't know Todd Filtz and know how well he has that team disciplined, I'd be concerned about their playoff performance.
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    Bleh! Who ordered s***

    Didn't end up mattering..... Dynamic duo does it for Maple Heights Tim Rogers, The Plain Dealer, November 28, 2009 7 a.m. When you have a pair of thoroughbreds it is silly not to ride them to the finish line. That's what Maple Heights did Friday when it rode the running talents of quarterback Shaq Washington and running back DeVonte Ransom to a surprising 21-17 victory over top-seeded Lake Catholic in a Division II state semifinal game at Bedford's Bearcat Stadium. When it came down to the final drive, a drive the Mustangs had to have end with a touchdown, the ball -- and Maple's playoff fortunes -- was in their hands. Washington, a 5-7, 170-pound junior transfer from Glenville, finished with 193 yards rushing on 30 carries and scored the touchdown that gave his team a 13-10 lead in the third quarter. Ransom, a 5-9, 180-pound senior, had 129 yards on 18 carries. The game-winning drive, which erased a 17-13 deficit, was a six-play, 65-yard display of efficiency that took 2:07 and a lifetime to complete, as the Mustangs will make the school's first appearance in next week's state championship game against Cincinnati Winton Woods. The drive started at the Maple 35 and Washington and Ransom did not hesitate to get it under way. It was Shaq up the middle on a keeper for 16 yards and then Ransom around right end for 14. Three more carries by Washington got the ball to the Lake Catholic 22, where it faced a first down at the Lake 10. Ransom, who had scored Maple's first touchdown on a one-yard plunge in the second quarter, went in motion on a play they call a Jet Sweep. He took the handoff from Washington and skirted around left end, diving over the goal line from about three yards as LeVon Perkins did a nice job of leading the blocking. The Mustangs (12-2) went back to the same play for a two-point conversion, only this time Ransom had it considerably easier and he side-stepped his way into the end zone. "I liked the dive on the touchdown," Washington said of his teammate. Coach Todd Filtz said his team never hesitated, even when it fell behind. "We never missed a beat," he said. "We've been behind before. In fact, we've been behind in every game in the post-season. The kids know they can put points on the board just about from anywhere on the field."
  4. With Maple Heights playing Lake Catholic tonight in the state semifinals?
  5. From the News Herald: Maple Heights at Mentor What: LEL Lake Division game When: 7, tonight Where: Jerome T. Osborne Sr. Stadium For the record: Considering the Division I, Region 1 playoff picture, the last three games for the Cardinals (4-3) are probably elimination scenarios, needing three wins to get into the top eight. Mentor is coming off a lackluster 21-7 win over Shaker Heights, but running back Mike Korecz continued his strong junior season with close to 200 yards and two touchdowns. Colton Wallace now has four interceptions in his last two games for the Cardinals. The Mustangs lost to Cleveland Heights, but got that win back after the Tigers had to forfeit, and are officially unbeaten at 7-0. Maple Heights would get a home playoff game in Division II, Region 6 if the season ended now. The Mustangs are as quick and athletic as any team on the Mentor schedule, led by standout quarterback Shaq Washington. Maple's also got the leading rusher in the area, Devonte Ransom at over a thousand yards. The Lake Division is supposed to be for the larger schools. Maple is probably the smallest in the LEL, but was moved up from the Erie after they didn't lose a division game for about four years. They return to the Erie next year to make room for Warren Harding. The Mustangs and Cardinals are also old rivals from the Greater Cleveland Conference days. Mentor's refusal to divide into two high schools had a lot to do with the GCC's split. Go Mustangs!
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