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Multiple Teams · Devan Yarber named offensive Player of the Year in Division VI


Devan Yarber ran wild for Oberlin this season.

As a result, the Phoenix senior dual-threat quarterback was named the Division VI offensive Player of the Year in the Northeast Lakes District on Tuesday.

“It was a big accomplishment to win the award,” Yarber said. “I give all my credit to my offensive line and receivers putting in the work they did and it allowed me to do what I needed to do to win the award.”

Yarber helped Oberlin to a 5-5 record (4-1 in Patriot Athletic Stripes Division). The conference record was the best for the school since 2012.

“He’s one of the best players I’ve seen play,” Oberlin coach Mike Akers said. “He’s a huge part of Oberlin having its best PAC record in years and I’m proud of him.”

Yarber led the Phoenix with 1,542 rushing yards on 184 carries and scored 14 touchdowns. He was 34-of-78 passing for 622 yards, throwing seven touchdowns and six interceptions.

“My coaches believed in me this year,” Yarber said. “The coaches put me in a new position at quarterback this year and they told me I’m going to make mistakes at my new position. They also told me I’m going to make my teammates better.”

Yarber was joined on the first team by Oberlin’s senior offensive lineman Matthew Rasmussen, linebacker Ravon Eisom and defensive lineman Marquis Walker.

“They put in the work every day in practice,” Yarber said. “Those who came to practice, worked hard, and the young guys came into practice and worked hard as well.

“Since I’m a senior, it’s hitting me hard. I’m going to miss my brothers, my coaches and I’m going to miss the game.”

 

Contact Tim Grattan at 329-7136 or tgrattan@chroniclet.com.Follow him @Tim_Grattan77 on Twitter
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Multiple Teams · Oberlin Senior Boys 8th Grade Basketball beat Keystone High/Middle School 50-29


Friday, November 3, 2017

6:30 PM

Oberlin Senior High School
AWAY
50

Keystone High/Middle School
HOME
29

Game Recap

Final

Box Scores

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2
3
4
Oberlin Senior
15

18

15

2

Keystone High/Middle School
3

12

8

6


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Multiple Teams · Oberlin Senior Boys 7th Grade Basketball falls to Keystone High/Middle School 43-33


Friday, November 3, 2017

5:00 PM

Oberlin Senior High School
AWAY
33

Keystone High/Middle School
HOME
43

Game Recap

Final

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
Oberlin Senior
7

11

15

10

Keystone High/Middle School
9

7

7

20


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


Saturday, Oct 28th

No event results

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 7th Grade Basketball
@ Keystone High/Middle School
N/A
Boys 8th Grade Basketball
@ Keystone High/Middle School
N/A

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Phoenix News · OB Soccer All-County Awards


Congrats to the 2017 Boys and Girls All-Lorain County Soccer players

1st Team All County
John Elrod & Louis Gerard
2nd Team All County
Thayer Preston & Jack Freas
Honorable Mention
Julian Cross & Soloman Kelley

1st Team All County
Janae Johnson & Rosy Turner
2nd Team All County
Alyssa Hicks-Watson
Honorable Mention
Julie Lindberg & Kiah Fields

 


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Phoenix News · HS and MS Fall Sports Awards


The 2017 Fall Sports Awards will be held on the following dates:

Middle School—   Wednesday, November 15th @ 6-7pm in the LMS Cafeteria

High School–       Monday, November 20th @ 6:30pm in the Auditorium

Please contact your coach for all for details.


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


Saturday, Oct 21st

Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Columbia High School
L 3 – 0 SUMMARY
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Beachwood High School
L 3 – 1 SUMMARY

Sunday, Oct 22nd

No event results

Monday, Oct 23rd

No event results

Tuesday, Oct 24th

No event results

Wednesday, Oct 25th

No event results

Thursday, Oct 26th

No event results

Friday, Oct 27th

Boys Varsity Football
vs. Columbia High School
W 34 – 20 SUMMARY

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Multiple Teams · Oberlin Senior High School Varsity Football beat Columbia High School 34-20


Friday, October 27, 2017

7:00 PM

Columbia High School
AWAY
20

Oberlin Senior High School
HOME
34

Game Recap

Oberlin 34, Columbia 20

The Phoenix started hot, survived a comeback and then gained some breathing room to finish the season at 5-5. The Columbia (5-5) loss eliminated the Raiders from playoff contention. Oberlin jumped to a 22-0 lead behind Devan Yarber — who scored all five Phoenix touchdowns in the win. Yarber scored on runs of 53 and 5, adding a 48-yard pick six. Columbia then stormed back behind a pair of Cole Schwartz touchdowns with a Jared Bycznski 10-yard scored wedged between to make it a 22-20 game at halftime. Oberlin got some breathing room in the third quarter when Yarber scored on a 49-yard run, with Yarber capping the victory in the fourth when he scored on his second pick-six of the night — a 12 yard return.

Box Scores

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2
3
4
Columbia
7

13

Oberlin Senior
22

6

6


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Multiple Teams · Devan Yarber piles up the yards and TDs, leads Oberlin past Columbia


OBERLIN — Devan Yarber did it all for Oberlin in a wild win Friday night.

The senior quarterback ran for 288 yards and had five total touchdowns — including on two of his three interceptions on defense — in Oberlin’s 34-20 win over Columbia.

The loss eliminated the Raiders from the Division VI, Region 21 playoffs, as they finished 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division. Oberlin finished 5-5, 4-1.

“The kids, they just came out and played,” Oberlin coach Mike Akers said. “They were playing for something. It’s just a great night and an incredible feeling.”

Yarber helped jump-start the Phoenix right out of the gate after a topsy-turvy first half in which Oberlin’s 22-point lead dwindled to two. The Phoenix stuffed Columbia on the 1-yard line three times to prevent the go-ahead touchdown before halftime.

On the first play of the third quarter, Yarber scored from 49 yards. This after rushing touchdowns of 53 and 5 yards. On certain plays, Columbia had Yarber bottled up for a loss or no gain, but time and time again he’d power his way through defenders and break free for a big gain.

And once he got to the outside, he was uncatchable, with his five rushes of at least 23 yards as proof.

“My dad told me to just keep churning my feet,” Yarber said. “I just keep churning my feet, keep churning my feet. That’s it.”

Oberlin built a 22-0 lead thanks to two Columbia fumbles and a 48-yard interception return by Yarber, but saw it slip away with 100 yards of penalties — including five unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.

Turnovers also affected the Phoenix. Just after Yarber burned Columbia for a 16-yard gain on third-and-12, Columbia’s Matt Caraballo helped force and recover a fumble by running back Devin Randleman. The Raiders pulled within two points with the ensuing touchdown drive.

“I got through the line and saw the ball pop out,” Caraballo said. “I don’t think anyone else saw it so I probably could have taken it and ran with it, but at that stage in the game you just want to fall on it.”

In the fourth quarter — with Oberlin leading 28-20 — both teams had plenty of opportunities to seal the deal. Columbia’s first drive ended with Oberlin’s Riley Horning sacking Jared Bycznski for an 8-yard loss, setting up the Phoenix on the Columbia 42-yard line.

Three plays later, Yarber broke free for a 26-yard run to the 3 but fumbled into the end zone for a touchback.

Columbia looked like it was getting its offense going, with Bycznski finding tight end Adam Ross on a 9-yard slant then fullback Adam Alten running for 10. But three plays later a fumbled snap set Oberlin back up on the Raiders 43-yard line.

Yarber picked up 16 yards on two plays, sandwiched around a Columbia unsportsmanlike conduct that took Oberlin to the 18-yard line. A fumbled snap killed the drive with 5:31 left.

Bycznski took a shot deep for Ross, but instead found Yarber for his second interception. A personal foul by the Phoenix negated the 17-yard return.

Columbia forced a stop and partially blocked the Oberlin punt after a bad snap. However, the low punt took a wild bounce and hit off a Raiders player, with Oberlin recovering at the Columbia 42, just 3 yards ahead of where the Phoenix punted.

Oberlin drove to the 9 but stalled on fourth-and-goal — though Yarber almost reached the end zone on a 7-yard run. He’d find it free and clear four plays later, picking Bycznski for the third time for the sealing 12-yard touchdown.

“Turnovers have been a staple of our football team all year,” Columbia coach Jason Ward said. “We’ve been turning the ball over at an alarming rate all year and we’ve tried everything we can think of to fix it. We’ve been on the plus side of turnovers for a long, long time in a big way, but this year it just didn’t work out.”

Contact Chris Sweeney at 329-7135 or ctsports@chroniclet.com. Follow him @CSweeneyCT on Twitter.

 

Oberlin 34, Columbia 20

Columbia 7 13 0 0 — 20

Oberlin 22 0 6 6 — 34

Scoring

O — Devan Yarber, 53 run (Ravon Eisom run)

O — Yarber, 5 run (Yarber run)

O — Yarber, 48 interception (pass fail)

C — Cole Schwartz, 5 run (Ben Skowronsky kick)

C — Jared Bycznski, 10 run (Skowronsky kick)

C — Schwartz, 26 run (kick fail)

O — Yarber, 49 run (run fail)

O — Yarber, 12 interception (run fail)

Team statistics

C O

First downs 16 11

— by rushing 15 10

— by passing 1 0

— by penalty 0 1

Yards rushing 274 333

Yards passing 42 0

Total offense 316 333

Passes att./comp. 4/14 2/0

Intercepted by 3 0

Fumbles/lost 4/4 7/4

Penalties/yards 4/50 12/135

Individual statistics

RUSHING — (C) Cole Schwartz 24-129, Jared Bycznski 20-97, Adam Alten 10-48. (O) Devan Yarber 28-288, Ravon Eisom 11-39, Devin Randleman 4-6.

PASSING — (C) Bycznski 4-14-42-0-3. (O) Yarber 0-2-0-0-0.

RECEIVING — (C) Adam Ross 2-43, Schwartz 1-0, Bailey Coleman 1-(-1).


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Girls Varsity Soccer · Girls Soccer Report


The girls’ soccer program has made improvements from the 2016 to the 2017 season.  The soccer team was able to produce 2 more wins than the last season.  Our largest increase in improvement was being able to put in 51 goals into the back of the net compared to only 26 goals during the 2016 season.  The team was able to make Oberlin history by winning their first game in tournament history.  The team grew over the season and played like a cohesive unit.  We will be returning 12 players going into the 2018 season.  We are anticipating a large group coming from the 8th grade as our incoming freshman prospect players.  We are excited to build upon the growth we have made and will be working during the off-season to build more skills and communication.