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Multiple Teams · North’s historic season ends at Bedford

BEDFORD—North’s 30-22 loss to No. 3 seed Bedford in a Division II, Region 5 playoff game at Bearcat Stadium on Friday was the perfect metaphor for the Rangers’ season.

The Rangers finished the first half of the season with a 1-4 record before rallying for five straight wins to earn a playoff berth for the first time in school history.

After yielding 22 straight points to the Bearcats, the Rangers rallied in the second half to tie the game late in the fourth quarter. Bedford scored the game-winner with just 41 seconds left in the contest and the Rangers’ season.

“There’s not a better group of kids to do this with,” said North coach Shawn Dodd. “They’re all great kids and to do this in my third year in the program, in my hometown, where I’m part of the community is something special. Outside of winning a state championship, this is as good as it can get and I’m really proud of all that we accomplished this season.”

Bedford jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead when Kenny Wilkins ran for a 5-yard score and two-point conversion and Emmanuel Jenkins then threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Davion Johnson.

Jenkins made it 22-0 in the second quarter with his 49-yard TD pass to DeCarleen Townsend.

As they have done all season, the Rangers battled back with a late 27-yard touchdown pass from Jake Tanski to Tyler Dodd and Kenny Streb threw a two-point conversion pass to Brad Burrows to pull North to within 22-8 with just five seconds left in the half.

That late score gave the Rangers the momentum they’d need in the second half.

“I told the guys if we score first after the half, it’s a one possession game,” Dodd said. “It wasn’t out of reach and they went out there and clawed back.”

Tanski connected with Streb on a 5-yard touchdown run with 3:43 left in the third quarter to cut Bedford’s lead to 22-15 and Tanski ran for a 7-yard score with 4:02 left to tie it. Spencer Wood was 2-for-2 on extra point tries.

“I love these guys and they’re my brothers,” Tanski said. “We came into week five 1-4 and I think where we are shows the determination we have.”

Bedford came into the game averaging over 49 points per game.

The Rangers weren’t intimidated, even after losing shutdown corner Louie Severino to an injury early in the contest.

Streb stepped in and did his best to contain the Bearcats’ dynamic playmakers. He broke up consecutive passes on third and fourth down plays in the red zone late in the fourth quarter to keep the Rangers within striking distance.

“I just kept telling coach, ‘Let me cover him, let me cover him,’” Streb said of Johnson. “There was talent on both sides. He was a great receiver, he’s really quick. When he beat me I just tried to catch up and that’s what happened there.”

Tanski finished the game 11-of-20 passing for 134 yards and the score and he also ran for a team-high 98 yards on 12 carries, including a 50-yarder that set up a North touchdown.

Brett Payne carried 19 times for 83 yards and Brad Burrows led the Rangers with six catches for 65 yards.

“It’s the best feeling ever,” Burrows said of closing out his career on the first North team to qualify for the playoffs. “I’ve been trying to go to the playoffs all of my high school career. No one has ever done it before and to be the first one feels amazing, especially this season with all of my friends on the team.”

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Rangers News · Event Recap: Week of October 28 – November 3

Saturday, Oct 28th

Boys Junior Varsity Football
@ Chardon High School

Sunday, Oct 29th

No event results

Monday, Oct 30th

No event results

Tuesday, Oct 31st

No event results

Wednesday, Nov 1st

No event results

Thursday, Nov 2nd

No event results

Friday, Nov 3rd

Boys Varsity Football
@ Bedford High School

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Multiple Teams · 2017-18 Winter Sports Online Spirit Wear Store Now open until 11/19


Spirit Wear Sale Link

Online Store order Deadline is Sunday November 19, 2017

Direct shipped to your home approx 15 business days after store closing date

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Coed Varsity Bowling · Updated Bowling Information


Open Bowling-Nov 6.  Not mandatory, no transportation.  Time 3:45-5:30 at Wickliffe Lanes.
TRYOUTS are Wednesday 11/8, 3:45-5:30 Wickliffe Lanes, no transportation
11/13-Monday 1st Mandatory Practice and Parent Meeting at Wickliffe Lanes, 3:45-5:30.  There will be a bus to drop off at the lanes, but must get a ride home.
A current physical is need before tryouts. Register for bowling on Final Forms to get physical form:
Email: for questions

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Rangers News · FB Playoff Ticket Information for North @ Bedford

Playoff tickets will go on sale starting Wednesday 11/1:

ALL tickets are $8 presale including students, adults and senior citizens (Cash only).  Tickets at the gate are $9

Students can purchase tickets during lunch periods, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Tickets for the public will be available:

Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30 in the cafeteria

Thursday 2:30-4:30 in Athletic Office

or you can send $ in with a student during the week

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Multiple Teams · Revised Boys Basketball Try-Out Schedule, 11/3-11/5

REVISED 10/30/17

ALL tryouts will be at North in the main gym
You MUST have a current physical on file to try-out
Register on Final Forms for all necessary forms, link below:

Friday, Nov 3rd

Freshman- 2:30-4:30pm
Nothing for JV/Varsity due to Varsity Football Playoffs
Saturday, Nov 4th.
Freshman- 2:30-4:30pm
10th-12th gr- 12:00-2:30pm
Sunday, Nov 5th.
Final Day of tryouts, team will be finalized
Freshman- 4-6pm
10th-12th gr- 6:00-8:30pm
email with questions

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Rangers News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 30 – November 5

Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Eastlake North High School, October 30 – November 5


October 30, 2017

No events happening


October 31, 2017

No events happening


November 01, 2017

No events happening


November 02, 2017

No events happening


November 03, 2017

No events happening


November 04, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Cross Country
XC State Meet
TBA Girls Varsity Cross Country
XC State Meet


November 05, 2017

No events happening


Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!

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Rangers News · Event Recap: Week of October 21 – October 27

Saturday, Oct 21st

Girls Varsity Cross Country
Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs. vs MADISON H.S.
Boys Varsity Cross Country
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Mayfield High School

Sunday, Oct 22nd

Girls Varsity Basketball
vs. Skills session

Monday, Oct 23rd

No event results

Tuesday, Oct 24th

Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Mentor High School

Wednesday, Oct 25th

No event results

Thursday, Oct 26th

Boys Freshman Football
@ Chardon High School

Friday, Oct 27th

Boys Varsity Football
vs. vs Chardon HS

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Multiple Teams · Rangers earn way into postseason


For the first time in school history, North’s football team will play a Week 11 game.

The Rangers defeated Chardon on Friday, 28-7, to lock up a berth in the Division I, Region 5 playoffs.

“It is definitely emotional,” said a teary-eyed North coach Shawn Dodd. “The guys make fun of me because I’m a crier. I’m not going to hide it, I’m secure enough that I can shed a tear in front of these guys.”

North had a chance to qualify for the postseason even with a loss to the Hilltoppers, but Dodd, his coaches, and each player preferred to end the regular season with a victory.

“You want to go in (to the playoffs) with the win,” Dodd said. “We knew as coaches, and the kids might have known, but we never talked about it; it was never brought up. They wanted to earn their way in. They wanted the celebration; they wanted the fans to run the field. As coaches we wanted to see that, we didn’t want to just tell them at the end, ‘Hey guys, we lost but we still might be in, we’ll see you Sunday.’ We wanted to do it the right way and for these kids, you couldn’t have scripted it any better.”

The Rangers couldn’t have done it without their defense, which has allowed just 63 points during their five-game winning streak.

Senior linebacker Brad Burrows, who recorded 12 ½ tackles and scored a defensive touchdown against Chardon, has had a lot to do with that defensive success.

“I think you can make the argument to be the Defensive Player of the Year in the conference, he’s just that good,” Dodd said. “He hit harder than I’ve seen him hit all year. He really wanted this game bad. He’s been outstanding.”

For Burrows, the payoff was worth the effort.

“The fans were unreal sticking with us all through the season,” Burrows said. “There’s no better feeling than this, especially coming from 1-4 to winning five in a row, words can’t even describe what this feels like. I’ve never felt this much joy and the coaches were going crazy. I just don’t have words to describe it.”

Jake Tanski’s 29-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Streb gave North a 7-0 lead with 4:42 to go in the first quarter.

Tanski finished the game 4-of-5 passing for 77 yards and also added 39 yards on the ground.

“It feels amazing to be the first team in North’s history to go to the playoffs,” Tanski said. “Our success on offense doesn’t start without the dudes up front blocking their tails off. Our defense has definitely stepped up these past five games. We just have to stay focused this week and have a good week of practice and I think we’ll be good on Friday night.”

Burrows pushed the lead to 14-0 when jumped on top of a blocked punt in the end zone with 10:08 left in the first half.

Chardon cut its deficit in half late in the third quarter when Andrew Kobuszewski plunged into the end zone from the 1 but the Rangers wouldn’t be denied their rightful place in the postseason.

Brett Payne scored twice in the fourth quarter, first on a 2-yard run with 11:44 to go and he closed out the scoring with a 9-yard run midway through the period.

Payne finished with 109 yards on 21 carries. It was his fourth straight game with over 100 yards rushing.

Streb hauled in three passes for 41 yards, including the first quarter touchdown.

“It’s the greatest feeling,” Streb said of making the playoffs. “We were 1-4 and coach made the statement that after that South game we were going to win out and we did just that. Being the first team in Eastlake North history to go to the playoffs is just unbelievable.”

The Rangers finished the regular season with a 6-4 mark. Their playoff opponent will be announced on Sunday.

North senior Sam Pirosko contributed to this story.

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Multiple Teams · Week 10: Game Notes, North v Chardon