Varsity

The Varsity blog is the 2013 winner of an international EPPY award for best sports blog. EPPYs are awarded to media-affiliated websites by Editor & Publisher, an industry trade publication. Varsity is primarily maintained by Times-News sports writers Mike Copper and Tom Reisenweber and sports editor Jeff Kirik.

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Posted: July 29th, 2014

Varsity Kickoff Countdown: 31

Varsity Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the Varsity blog. It’s 31 days until the opening night of the high school football season on Friday, Aug. 29: Number of the day: 31 That’s the number of touchdowns Brian Milne scored during Fort LeBoeuf’s 1989 season. His 2,419 rushing yards that season are the fourth [...]


Posted: July 28th, 2014

Varsity Kickoff Countdown: 32

Varsity Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the Varsity blog. It’s 32 days until the opening night of the high school football season on Friday, Aug. 29: Number of the day: 32 That’s the number of seasons Dan Budziszewski was the head coach at Harbor Creek. Budziszewski teams went 165-146-3 between 1982 and 2013. [...]


Posted: July 27th, 2014

Divido makes Save-An-Eye history

Bryan Divido will forever be remembered in Erie Lions Club Save-An-Eye All-Star Game history thanks to his two interception returns during Friday night’s game at Veterans Stadium. Divido was vital to the County’s 21-14 victory over the City. The Girard graduate became the first player in the series’ 76 games to accomplish that feat, according [...]


Posted: July 27th, 2014

Varsity Kickoff Countdown: 33

Varsity Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the Varsity blog. It’s 33 days until the opening night of the high school football season on Friday, Aug. 29: Number of the day: 33 That’s the number of touchdowns Lakeview running back Blake Reddick scored during his record-setting season in 2013. Reddick captained the Sailors to [...]


Posted: July 26th, 2014

Corry’s 7-on-7 passing camp, Big Man Bash set for today

Any District 10 fans who didn’t get enough football watching former Erie stars in the Save-An-Eye Game on Friday night can get their fix today at Corry high school. Corry will hold its annual 7-on-7 passing camp today, and 24 teams from throughout the region will be participating. The action starts at 9 a.m. and [...]


Posted: July 26th, 2014

Save-An-Eye Football Game notebook

The 76th annual Save-An-Eye Game was a memorable one Friday night at Veterans Stadium. The County beat the City 21-14, thanks in large part to the efforts of several Girard players. Check out a Save-An-Eye  photo gallery and a Street View Fan Cam photo gallery. РOne of the standouts for the City was Strong Vincent [...]


Posted: July 26th, 2014

Varsity Kickoff Countdown: 34

Varsity Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the Varsity blog. It’s 34 days until the opening night of the high school football season on Friday, Aug. 29: Number of the day: 34 That’s the number of points Farrell scored en route to its victory over Sharpsville in the 2009 District 10 Class A final. [...]


Posted: July 25th, 2014

Save-An-Eye live blog

Live Blog Save-An-Eye live blog


Posted: July 25th, 2014

Varsity Kickoff Countdown: 35

Varsity Kickoff Countdown is a daily series on the Varsity blog. It’s 35 days until the opening night of the high school football season on Friday, Aug. 29. Number of the day: 35 That’s the number of points Wilmington scored in one of the greatest PIAA championships games ever played. Wilmington became the sixth District [...]


Posted: July 24th, 2014

Save-An-Eye Game complete rosters released

The full rosters — with jersey numbers, weights and positions — have been released in advance of Friday’s Save-An-Eye Game. Read more about the Save-An-Eye Game, including ticket information.


Posted: July 24th, 2014

Recent District 10 graduates who plan to play college football

Here’s a list of District 10 football players who have committed to play for colleges for the 2014 season. The Erie Times-News and GoErie.com would like readers’ help in pointing out any omissions. Comment below or send an e-mail to sports@timesnews.com. We’ll add them to the list and include them (if verified) in Kickoff magazine. [...]


Posted: July 24th, 2014

Summer Huddle – McDowell

McDowell Trojans Coach: Brad Orlando (1st season) 2013 overall record: 7-6 2013 region record: 4-1 (second) 2013 playoff results: Defeated Allderdice 49-19 and Mifflin County 16-10 in overtime in the PIAA District 6-8-9-10 subregion. McDowell then lost to Pittsburgh Central Catholic 48-7 in the PIAA quarterfinals. Top players lost: Jamie Szymczak, Eric Iavarone, Tyree Spearman, [...]