Tickets for the Perry vs Hudson Varsity football playoff game at Solon Stewart Stadium will go on sale starting Monday, November 23rd. Tickets are $8.00 each if purchased pre-sale and $10.00 at the gate. No passes will be accepted at the gate as this is an OHSAA event. The ticket office hours are Monday, November 23rd 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 24th 7:30 am – 7:00 pm and Wednesday, November 25th 7:30 am – 2:00 pm. There will be no limit on the amount of tickets you may purchase.
The Perry Football team won the Regional Championship matchup against Worthington Kilborne by a final score of 28-7 at Mount Vernon Yellow Jacket Stadium on Friday. Tevion Cleveland rushed for a touchdown and caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Max Baker in the first half as the Panthers took a 14-0 lead into halftime. Keishaun Sims scored two more rushing touchdowns in the 2nd half to give him 42 total TDs on the season. Overall, Sims and Cleveland ended up with 182 and 142 yards rushing respectively and once again the defense proved dominant throughout the night. Sims season total now stands at 2,993 yards on the season which has him 9th all-time in OHSAA history. The team will play Hudson in the next round Friday with a State Championship trip on the line at Solon High School.
Not to be forgotten, winter sports started competition this past week as well. Both Boys and Girls Bowling teams picked up wins against Alliance and the Girls Basketball team won their opener at the Romeo’s Pizza Classic against Akron Hoban 46-26.
Varsity Athletic Results
- Football – Regional Playoff Championship: Worthington Kilbourne W 28-7 (advance to the Final Four and will play Hudson), Overall Record 11-2, League Record 5-1
- Girls Basketball – Akron Hoban W 46-26 (Karlee Pireu lead the team with 11 points), Overall Record 1-0
- Boys Bowling – Alliance W 2,844-2,765 (Christopher Tucker had a 2 game total of 432), Overall Record 1-0
- Girls Bowling – Alliance W 2,436-2,065 (Madison Altimore had a 2 game total of 375), Overall Record 1-0
Due to the Perry football team playing in a Division 2 Regional Final, the Panther’s basketball team will not be participating in the Perry Rotary Preview. The 24th annual Paul F. Pfeiffer Perry Rotary Basketball preview will take place at Perry High School on Friday, November 20th at 6:00 PM. Tickets will be sold at the door, $6 for adults and $5 for students. Children 5 and under are free. Money raised will help provide scholarships for student athletes participating in the event. The updated schedule for the evening is: (more…)
Last Friday night, the Panther football team traveled to Dover Crater Stadium to take on the Dresden Tri Valley Scotties in Round 2 of the OHSAA Playoffs. The Panthers came away with a 40-14 playoff victory. Once again, senior standout running back and candidate for Mr. Football, Keishaun Sims, had a great game running the football. Sims rushed 31 times for 349 yards and four touchdowns. The offensive line of Adam Gregoire, Matt Carrick, Evan Douglass, Mason Wheeler, Dom Labriola, and tight end Connor Watson controlled the line of scrimmage all night by opening up holes for Sims and Tevion Cleveland as the team rushed for 485 total yards. Perry did not throw a pass for the entire game. Tevion Cleveland and Karson Vinas also scored touchdowns. Defensively, the hard-hitting Panther defense was stout in holding Tri Valley to many three and outs all night.
During this playoff run, the Panthers have outscored their competition 75-14. Round three of the OHSAA playoffs will be held Friday, November 20th at Mount Vernon Yellow Jacket Stadium. The team will play the Worthington Kilbourne Wolves for the Regional Championship. The game will kick-off at 7:30. Tickets are available in the Athletic Ticket Office.
The Perry Football team has been nominated for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio High School Football Team of the Week Award. The team has won five straight games and is playing for the Regional Championship for the first time since 2000. During the win streak, the team has outscored opponents 180-28.
These weekly awards are decided by fan vote and will conclude at noon on Monday, November 23rd. You may vote as often as you like. Click here to vote.