Thursday, 16 November 2017 12:01

AUDIO Tigers Preparing For New Albany

Nate Moore, head coach of the Massillon Tigers spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about their upcoming game against New Albany in Mansfield Friday night. 

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 15:55

AUDIO Rootstown Ready For Kirtland Friday

Head coach of the Rootstown Rovers Mark Geis spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about their big matchup with Kirtland on Friday.

 

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Hoban head football coach Tim Tyrrell spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the huge matchup with Barberton on Friday night at Green.

 

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 08:19

AUDIO Barberton Looking To Knock Off Knights

Tony Gotto, head coach of the Barberton Magics spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the big matchup in Division II as they prepare to face Hoban in the playoffs Friday.

 

Kickoff is set for 7:30pm at Green HS on Friday.

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 19:32

AUDIO STVM/Tallmadge Set For Playoff Showdown

Marcus Wattley of Tallmadge spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about their second-round playoff matchup against Tallmadge this Friday.

 

Alan Vanderink of Tallmadge joined the show as well to talk about what he sees with his Blue Devils and what it's going to take to beat the Irish.

  

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Monday, 06 November 2017 18:57

AUDIO Barberton Looking To Remain Unbeaten

Sam and Brad caught up with Barberton head football coach Tony Gotto as they prepare for their playoff matchup with Bedford Friday night. 

 

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:46

AUDIO Wadsworth Rolling, Set For Friday Night

Justin Todd, the head coach of the Wadsworth Grizzlies caught up with Sam and Brad to talk about their Week 10 game against Hudson.

 

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Jim France, the longtime coach of the Manchester Panthers spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of their game Friday night against CVCA.

 

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Matt Adorni, the head coach of the Mogadore Wildcats joined the Sam and Brad Show ahead of their regular season finale against Rootstown Friday.

 

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Dan Reardon, the head coach of the McKinley Bulldogs spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the War of 1894 between the Bulldogs and Massillon Tigers.

 

On the other side, Nate Moore, head coach of the Massillon Tigers talked about what the rivalry means for his team.

 

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:52

AUDIO Buchtel Preparing For East Showdown

Buchtel head football coach Ricky Powers spoke with Sam and Brad about the upcoming matchup with the Griffins and East Dragons Friday.

 

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 18:50

AUDIO Woodridge Preparing for Norton Panthers

Jeff Decker, the head coach of the Woodridge Bulldogs came on with Sam and Brad ahead of their game with Norton Friday. 

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East High School head football coach Marques Hayes spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about the team's big matchup with Buchtel on Friday night at Infocision Stadium. 

 

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Friday, 13 October 2017 16:03

AUDIO Mark Nori Talks Stow Victory

Stow head football coach Mark Nori spoke with Sam and Brad after his team's victory Thursday night over Hudson to move to 7-1 on the season.

 

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:29

AUDIO Hoban Preparing For Walsh Jesuit

Tim Tyrrell, the head coach of the Archbishop Hoban Knights spoke with the Sam and Brad Show ahead of their showdown with Walsh Jesuit. 

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Head Coach of the Coventry Comets Ed Egan stopped by the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his team's matchup with the Woodridge Bulldogs on Friday night.

 

Jeff Decker also joined the program to talk about what this matchup means for his Woodridge ballclub.

 

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 17:19

AUDIO Mike Gibbons Talking Highland Hornets

Highland HS head football coach Mike Gibbons spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday ahead of Friday's matchup with Aurora. 

 

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Friday, 29 September 2017 15:21

AUDIO East Preparing For Firestone Tonight

East Head Coach Marques Hayes spoke with Sam and Brad on a Friday afternoon to talk about the Dragons' upcoming game tonight against Firestone.

 

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 18:25

AUDIO Hoban Looking To Maintain Physicality

Hoban head football coach Tim Tyrrell spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about last week's win over STVM and their upcoming game with Mentor Lake Catholic. 

 

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Tony Gotto, head coach of the Barberton Magics joined the Sam and Brad Show to discuss the upcoming game with Copley tonight at  7 p.m.

 

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:54

AUDIO STVM's Wattley Discusses Hoban Rivalry

STVM Head Coach Marcus Wattley spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the 'Holy War' between themselves and the Knights of Archbishop Hoban. 

 

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 19:07

AUDIO Hoban's Tyrrell Talking 'Holy War'

The Archbishop Hoban Knights are heading into Week 5 and their matchup with STVM in the 'Holy War' 

 

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Sam and Brad caught up with Mogadore head football coach Matt Adorni as they prepare to face Gilmour Academy on Friday night. 

 

The Wildcats are 4-0 on the young season. 

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Executive Producer and Director of "The Akron Holy War"  Anthony Fanelli spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the premiere of the documentary on the high school football rivalry between the Knights and the Fighting Irish on the gridiron.

Fanelli, a 2002 Hoban graduate played in the rivalry and is currently living in California.

 

The documentary's premiere will take place at the Akron Civic Theatre on Sunday, September 17 at 7pm.

For more information, click here.   

The official trailer for the film can be seen below.

 

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 18:36

AUDIO Tony Gotto Talking Magics Football

Tony Gotto head coach of the Barberton Magics football team discussed his team as they prepare for Week 4.

 

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:29

AUDIO East Looking For Win Over Dover

Marques Hayes, the head coach of the East Dragons spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of their matchup Friday against the Dover Tornadoes.

 

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Marcus Wattley head coach of STVM spoke with Sam and Brad about the physical matchup with Buchtel on Saturday.

 

Buchtel head coach Ricky Powers also joined to talk about the game and their win last week over Columbus Beechcroft.

 

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Tallmadge head football coach Alan Vanderink spoke with Sam and Brad heading into their Week 3 matchup against Coventry.

 

Both teams are 2-0 heading into their inter-conference game.  Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 15:12

AUDIO Hudson & McKinley Ready For Week 3 Showdown

Two powers head into Week 3 undefeated as the McKinley Bulldogs and Hudson Explorers get ready to tangle at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Friday.

Hudson head football coach Jeff Gough spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Explorers as they prepare for the Bulldogs and their athleticism.

 

McKinley head coach Dan Reardon joined the show as well to talk about the game from their perspective.

 

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:52

AUDIO Coventry Looking For 3-0 Against Tallmadge

Head Coach of the Coventry Comets Ed Egan spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about their Week 3 matchup against Tallmadge Friday.

 

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 15:45

AUDIO Wadsworth Grizzlies Ready For Wooster

Justin Todd, the head coach of the Wadsworth Grizzlies spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about their Week 2 matchup with the Wooster Generals Friday night. 

 

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Our 2017 Camp Reports conclude with the Springfield Spartans and head coach Kevin Vaughn.

 

The Spartans were 5-5 in 2016 and they are looking towards their goals for this year, which include the playoffs.

Thanks to our friends at Northern Ohio Honda Dealers for sponsoring our Camp Reports and we look forward to going out to visit with these coaches next year in 2018!

 

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:19

AUDIO 2017 Camp Reports: Norton Panthers

Our 2017 Camp Reports conclude with the Norton Panthers and head coach John Tanksley as he spoke with WAKR's Aaron Coleman.

 

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Jim France, longtime head coach of the Manchester Panthers spoke with Sam and Brad to preview the Panthers upcoming season. 

 

The Panthers open up the 2017 season against Chippewa after a 7-4 campaign in 2016.

 

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 10:13

MULTIMEDIA 2017 Camp Reports CVCA Royals

Our 2017 Camp Reports continue with the CVCA Royals and head coach Dan Larlham. 

 

The Royals open up the 2017 season with Crestwood. 

 

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Our two-a-days with Camp Reports continue today with the Archbishop Hoban Knights who are looking for another state title in Division III. 

Tim Tyrrell, the head coach of the Knights spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming season.

 

The Knights will open up the season with St. Ignatius on Thursday.

 

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Our Camp Days at 1590 WAKR continue with the STVM Fighting Irish and head coach Marcus Wattley to preview the 2017 season. 

The Irish open up the season this Thursday with Tri-Valley. Camp previews are brought to you our friends at the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers. 

 

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Our 2017 Camp Days continue as we head to Tallmadge High School and check in with coach Alan Vanderink of the Blue Devils.

We also headed south to Coventry High School, where coach Ed Egan and the Comets are looking to make some improvements in 2017.

 

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We went "two-a-days" with our 2017 Camp Reports as we took a visit to Mogadore to catch up with Matt Adorni of the Wildcats to talk about their upcoming season.

 

We also made a visit to Hudson to check in with Jeff Gough of the Hudson Explorers to talk Hudson football in 2017.

 

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 12:20

MULTIMEDIA 2017 Camp Reports: Cuyahoga Falls

Sam and Brad headed out to Cuyahoga Falls High School to speak with first-year head coach Shane Parker to talk Black Tiger football.

 

Parker spoke about instilling a culture of winning at Falls High and he says it all starts with accountability on and off the field.

 

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Sam and Brad caught up with Highland High School assistant coach Mike Nettling to preview the 2017 season. 

 

The Hornets return 31 seniors off of last year's 6-4 squad.  Our Camp reports are brought to you by the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers. 

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Monday, 14 August 2017 14:22

AUDIO 2017 Camp Reports: Barberton Magics

For today's edition of Camp Days we head to the Magic city of Barberton as we speak with Tony Gotto ahead of the 2017 football season. 

 

The Magics made the playoffs in 2016 and Coach Gotto spoke about his expecations for the upcoming season. Our camp reports are brought to you by Northern Ohio Honda Dealers. 

 

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Our 2017 Camp Report takes us to Stow High School where the Bullodgs are looking to improve after a 10-2 season in 2016.

Mark Nori, head coach of the Bulldogs spoke with Sam and Brad during the Gridiron Gathering to preview the campaign.

 

Our Camp visits are brought to you by our friends at Northern Ohio Honda Dealers. 

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Sam and Brad caught up with Justin Todd, head coach of the Wadsworth Grizzlies to talk about the upcoming football season.

 

Our Camp reports are brought to you by our friends at the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers.  Tomorrow, we head to Stow to catch up with Mark Nori and the Bulldogs.

 

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 12:53

MULTIMEDIA 2017 Camp Reports: Revere Minutemen

Our Wednesday edition of Camp Days takes us to Revere High School, where we visit with Mike Murphey, head coach of the Minutemen.

 

The Minutemen were 5-5 a year ago and will have to replace some key players, but do return some key linemen on both sides of the ball.

Our Camp Reports are sponsored by our friends at the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers. Coming up tomorrow we take a trip to Wadsworth as we stick with the Suburban League! 

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Our first trip to the Suburban League takes us to Copley where we catch up with Scott Chouinard of the Indians.

 

The Indians finished 8-3 in 2016 and are looking to get even better in 2017.

 

Tomorrow we head to Revere and catch up with Mike Murphey and the Minutemen.  Camp reports are sponsored by Northern Ohio Honda Dealers. 

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Monday, 07 August 2017 10:41

AUDIO 2017 Camp Reports: Buchtel Griffins

WAKR wraps up our City Series camp previews with Ricky Powers and the Buchtel Griffins.  The Griffins open up the season against Columbus Beechcroft August 25.

  

Buchtel finished 4-6 in 2016.

Stay tuned for our Camp Previews brought to you by our friends at Northern Ohio Honda Dealers as we move to the Suburban League and the Copley Indians. 

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Aaron Nelson, assistant coach of the Firestone Falcons in for Eric Mitchell, spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Firestone Falcons football ahead of the 2017 season.

 

The Falcons are looking to make it back to the city championship again this year after losing to the Ellet Orangemen in 2017.

 

Our Camp reports are sponsored by the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers.

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Our 2017 Camp Days continue with the Kenmore /Garfield Golden Rams and Coach Kemp Boyd.

This is the first year as a merged school for Kenmore and Garfield, and Coach Boyd has done a great job so far of bringing these young men together.

 

  The Golden Rams start out the season with three non league games, Coventry, Barberton, and Springfield before opening up league play against Ellet.

 

Camp reports are sponsored by the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers. 

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 12:42

MULTIMEDIA 2017 Camp Reports: North Vikings

Akron North head football coach Sonil Haslam joined Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming football season. 

J.J. Banks and LeErie Evans, two of the Vikings' senior leaders joined Coach Haslam to discuss the strides they are making in 2017.

 

North will open up the high school football season on the road against Beechwood August 25.

 

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