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Week 1 August 19 Napoleon at Defiance, Lima Senior at Bowsher, Whitmer at Start August 20 Anthony Wayne at Findlay, Montpelier at Antwerp, Archbold at Genoa, Ayersville at Delta, Bowling Green at Lima Bath, Van Wert at Bryan, Clay at Maumee, Columbus Grove at Pandora-Gilboa, Edon at Edgerton, Spencerville at Elida, North Baltimore at Evergreen, Wauseon at Fairview, Tiffin Columbian at Fremont Ross, Patrick Henry at Hicksville, Hilltop vs. TBA, Leipsic at Liberty-Benton, Liberty Center at Tinora, Ottawa-Glandorf at Eastwood, Arlington at Paulding, Dublin Jerome at Perrysburg, Sandusky at Springfield, Waite at St. John’s, Danbury at Stryker, Swanton at Rossford, Northview at Hilliard Bradley, Rogers at Southview, Lakewood St. Edward at Central Catholic, Fort Recovery at Wayne Trace, Clyde at St. Francis August 21 Holgate at Toledo Christian

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Gradkowski takes over at St. Francis

TOLEDO – Former University of Toledo standout Bruce Gradkowski has been named the interim St. Francis head coach.
“I’m fired up,” said Gradkowski in a press release. “It’s such a great opportunity to be part of St. Francis. Football is life. I was fortunate enough to play professionally. To be able to give back and help student-athletes, not just on the field, that’s what I’m excited about. We’re going to be a group that focuses on what we can control. That’s our attitude, our effort, and our preparation.”

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Defiance job a dream come true for Cooper

DEFIANCE – With a prominent area coach on last year’s football coaching staff and already a teacher in the high school, the news of Travis Cooper taking over at Defiance High School comes as little surprise.
His hire is pending board approval later today.
Cooper, a 1998 Fairview graduate, replaces Kevin Kline, who stepped away from the program last month and was named the head coach at Marion Pleasant earlier this week.
The Defiance job has been a dream of Cooper’s.
“This is the job I’ve wanted since I started coaching,” said Cooper, who teaches high school science at Defiance. “Although we’ve had some lean years lately, I’m super pumped.”
He was in the running for the Defiance job in 2017 when Kline took over the program.
Cooper stated he had other possible head coaching opportunities the last couple years.
“I didn’t want to jump into a job for the sake of jumping into a job,” said Cooper. “I didn’t see anything locally that peaked my interest that I wanted to take over, because I wanted to be all in on it.”

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