Thursday, 16 August 2018 17:55

2018 Camp Report Manchester Panthers

Longtime head football coach of the Manchester Panthers Jim France joined us for the 2018 edition of Camp Days.

 The Panthers will start the season against Chippewa.

 

 

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Akron North head football coach Sonil Haslam spoke with the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the new weight room at North High School.

 The facility was provided by Fully Equipped in Akron. The weight room was unveiled to the students on Wednesday. All North students will have access to the facility.

He (Coach Haslam) says it will be a game changer for the young men on the football team.

"It's just super exciting for not only the team, but all the kids at North," he said. 

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 14:38

2018 Camp Reports Buchtel Griffins

Buchtel Head Coach Ricky Powers joined 1590 WAKR to talk about his ballclub for our Thursday edition of Camp Days.

 

They open up the 2018 season against Avon. 

 

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Monday, 13 August 2018 11:33

2018 Camp Report Wadsworth Grizzlies

Justin Todd of the Wadsworth Grizzlies caught up with WAKR to talk about the Wadsworth Grizzlies for our Monday edition of Camp Days. 

 

Also Mason McMillen and Brock Snowball joined in on the conversation as well.

 

The Grizzlies open up the 2018 season with the Firestone Falcons. 

 

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 14:49

2018 Camp Report Copley Indians

The Copley Indians are the subject of today's high school football Camp Report! 

Coach Scott Chouinard joined 1590 WAKR to talk about the upcoming season and the joy of helping mold young men on and off the field.

 

 Players Devin Prude and Tyler Lenke also joined us to go "Under The Helmet with us! 

The Indians open up the season against Twinsburg out of the Suburban League, a league Copley has been in for many seasons. 

 

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 14:47

2018 Camp Reports Coventry Comets

Coventry Comets football coach Ed Egan joined WAKR to talk about the 2018 of his football team.

 Coventry fnished 8-2 last season and they'll open up the 2018 season with Kenmore-Garfield. 

 

 

A couple of the Comet football players joined us as well to go Under The Helmet in Zach Rankin and Cody Garbrant.

 

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 14:23

2018 Camp Report Highland Hornets

Highland Hornets head football coach Mike Gibbons joined 1590 WAKR to talk about the 2018 edition of his Hornet football team.

 

Also joining us are Hornet football players Jake Rogers and Jake Tecco go under the helmet with us.

The Hornets go against Brunswick Week 1.

 

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Monday, 06 August 2018 15:53

2018 Camp Report: Tallmadge Blue Devils

Tallmadge Blue Devils head football coach Alan Vanderink spoke with Sam and Brad during the Gridiron Gathering to talk about his team for the upcoming season.

The Blue Devils had an 8-4 mark in the 2017 season.

 

.Players Sam Seeker and Jason Grassie also were featured as well

 

The Blue Devils begin the 2018 season on the road against Ravenna. 

 Special thanks to City Barbeque for sponsoring our Gridiron Gathering. 

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New STVM football coach Bobby Nickol spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about his vision for the program as they prepare for the 2018 season this upcoming fall.

Nickol comes from Barberton where he was offensive coordinator. He steps in for Coach Marcus Wattley, who is currently on Terry Bowden's staff at the University of Akron. 

 

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 14:01

AUDIO Tom Phillips Takes Over Stow Program

New head football coach of the Stow Bulldogs Tom Phillips joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his new venture in the high school ranks.

Phillips was previously working for the University of Cincinnati's football program as its Director of Player Personnel.

 

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 22:52

AUDIO Coach Dave Bosko To Lead Spartans Football

Springfield has a new head football coach, and he says he plans on continuing to build a winning culture not only on the football field, but in the community as well.

Dave Bosko joined the Sam and Brad Show Wednesday to talk about his vision for the Spartans moving forward.

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 20:04

AUDIO Conor Head Choosing Toledo

Conor Head of Toledo spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about his commitment to play at the University of Toledo.

 

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 19:41

AUDIO Devanier Floyd Talks Akron Signing

East running back Devanier Floyd spoke with Sam Bourquin after signing on with the University of Akron to play football for the Zips.

He says he's excited to stay in his hometown and playing ball for the Zips program.

 "I built very strong relationships with the people there (at Akron), and it was the right place for me to go," Floyd said. 

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 19:30

AUDIO Keye Thompson Discusses OU Commitment

Standout linebacker for the Barberton Magics Keye Thompson spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about signing on with the Ohio Bobcats.

"I'm pretty excited, I can't wait to get down there in June," he said.

 

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 19:13

AUDIO Joey Baughman Talks Elon Signing

Wadsworth QB and Ohio's Mr Football, Joey Baughman spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about his letter of intent to play football at Elon in North Carolina.

Joey says his time at Wadsworth went fast and he's excited to play in the Colonial Athletic Association. 

 "I'll be going down there to play quarterback, and I'm ready to roll," he said. 

 

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Treon Sibley, one of Coventry's main offensive weapons on the gridiron has committed to play his college football at the University of Akron

Sibley talked about that decision with Sam Bourquin on National Signing Day.

"They (The Akron Staff) told me they needed someone with speed and that I had a chance to be a hometown hero," he explained. 

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 18:48

AUDIO Nate Bauer Talks Toledo Commitment

Archbishop Hoban senior Nate Bauer spoke with Sam Bourquin on National Signing Day about his commitment to play college football at the University of Toledo.

"Everytime I went there, the coaching staff treated me great, and it was a good fit for me," Bauer said.'

 

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The 2017 Mr. Football in the state of Ohio is none other than Wadsworth senior quarterback Joey Baughman, who joined the Sam and Brad Show Friday. 

"It's an honor to be in such an elite group of people," Joey said. "When I found out I was shocked about it." 

 

Joey accounted for over 4,000 yards of offense and 56 touchdowns his senior season.  He will be attending the University of Virginia on a wrestling scholarship. 

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Tim Tyrrell, the head coach of the Archbishop Hoban Knights joined the Sam and Brad Show Friday to talk about the Knights' third straight state title.

 

Hoban defeated Winton Woods 42-14 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. 

 

 

 

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 23:46

AUDIO Hoban Makes It Three In A Row!

The Archbishop Hoban Knights are now in rarified air as they captured a Division II State title over Cincinnati Winton Woods 42-14 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.

The win gives the Knights three titles in a row and their first in Division II. Their first two titles in this dominant run came in Division III.

Coach Tim Tyrrell's team opened up the game in a big way when quarterback Shane Hamm connected with Garrett Houser on a 73-yard pass play to make it 7-0.

Tyrrell said his freshman signal caller played well tonight.

"He was very smart in being able (to check at the line of scrimmage)," Tyrrell said.

"The offensive line did a great job in protection and the receivers made great plays on the ball."

 

Hoban also capitalized early on mistakes by the Warriors, opening up the first quarter scoring off a blocked punt to make it a 14-0 game.

They didn't take their foot off the gas as Houser, a Navy commit, got his 2nd TD of the ballgame to open the second quarter to put Hoban up 21-0.

A long run by Winton Woods' Miyan Williams led to a touchdown pass to Cornell Beachem from signal caller Kenny Mayberry to cut the lead to 21-7 with 9:19 left to play in the first half.

The Knights answered quickly with a long pass to Nate Bauer to set up a 1-touchdown plunge by junior Tyris Dickerson to make it 28-7.

Raquean Prince of Winton Woods then answered for the Warriors returning the subsequent kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead half 28-14.

Hoban then connected on a 38-yard scoring strike to Mason Tipton, who appeared to step out of bounds, but the TD stood.

Freshman QB Shane Hamm then hit end zone again with another touchdown pass to Tipton to make it a 42-14 halftime lead after a failed fake punt attempt by Winton Woods.

It was Hamm's fourth touchdown toss of the night.

Both teams had a scoreless third quarter, but Hoban kept up the defensive pressure, which was just what Coach Tyrrell wanted.

When asked which was the most memorable aspect of this three year run by the Knights, Tyrrell pointed to the seniors who led on the field, in the weight room, and with the underclassmen.

For the full presser, click here.

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Monday, 27 November 2017 22:17

AUDIO Hoban Looking For Third State Title

Tim Tyrrell, the head coach of the Archbishop Hoban Knights spoke with Aaron Coleman about the upcoming state title game with Winton Woods on Thursday.

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 15:56

AUDIO Massillon Preparing For Winton Woods

Nate Moore, head coach of the Massillon Tigers spoke with Sam and Brad prior to their matchup with Winton Woods in the state semifinals Friday.

 

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 09:44

AUDIO Tim Tyrrell, Hoban Ready For Avon

Head Coach Tim Tyrrell of the Archbishop Hoban Knights spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about their state semifinal matchup with Avon on Friday.

 

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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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