The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


June 29, 2013

A Don McCormack column: Football primer

With practice starting six weeks from Monday, we take a look at the schedules for all 10 teams in the Star Beacon coverage area



The Blue Streaks, like the Lakers, will see a 20-percent turnover rate on their 2013 schedule from the one it played in 2012.

Departed from the ledger for coach Tim Willis’ crew, which went 6-4 last fall for a third winning season in a row, are the first two opponents — Lakeview and Brush.

The Bulldogs and the Arcs will be replaced by the Chagrin Falls Tigers in the opener and the Collinwood Railroaders in Week 2, both contests being staged at Blue Stream Memorial Stadium.

Madison will play at border rival Perry in Week 3, then go into PAC play starting in Week 4.

The matchup with Chagrin Falls to kick off the 2013 season will mark the first time the Blue Streaks and Tigers have gone at it on the gridiron since 1944.

On Friday, Oct. 13 of that year, coach William Newby Jr.’s Blue Streaks came out on the short end of a 27-0 verdict at Chagrin Falls.

My scores for Madison football go back through the 1939 season and I cannot find a matchup against Collinwood.


There is but one change on the Pirates’ 2013 schedule from a year ago, that being the aforementioned end of the two-year series with Lakeside and the reigniting of the matchup with Geneva.

The Eagles have replaced the Dragons as the Week 2 opponent for the Pirates, the game being played at Spire Stadium.

Coach Matt Rosati, about to delve into his seventh season at the helm at Perry and coming off a 4-6 finish in 2012, will lead the Pirates into the season once again versus Riverside in Week 1 and against archrival Madison in Week 3 before they begin Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division competition at Orange in Week 4.

In regards to restarting the series with Geneva, Perry will take a 12-8-2 edge in the matchup into the Week 2 game, the Pirates having won the last 10 contests in the series.

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