Black River football season breakdown entering OHSAA regional quarterfinals 2013 (podcast, poll)

SULLIVAN, Ohio – Using a punishing rushing attack, Black River is back in the postseason.

After a 7-3 season, the Pirates earned the No. 4 seed in Division V, Region 15 and will play Navarre Fairless on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Stevenson Field in a regional quarterfinal.

This story offers one place to get caught up on the Pirates and their 2013 season. Be sure to vote in the poll below asking how far you think Black River will advance in the playoffs. And we invite you to use the comments section below to share your take on the team and its playoff chances.


Black River’s season, game by game

Week 1: Defeated Western Reserve, 40-14

Week 2: Lost to Northwestern, 35-12

Week 3: Lost to Manchester, 56-13

Week 4: Defeated Lutheran West, 36-30

Week 5: Defeated Clearview, 64-60

Week 6: Defeated Wellington, 37-21

Week 7: Defeated Buckeye, 28-7

Week 8: Defeated Firelands, 73-35

Week 9: Defeated Brookside, 51-20

Week 10: Lost to Keystone, 28-6

Other coverage

Check out a feature on record-breaking running back Andrew Vaughn (The Chronicle-Telegram)

An article detailing the formula that Black River uses to win football games (The Chronicle-Telegram)

More about Black River

Record: 7-3

Final ranking: Not ranked.

Final AP state ranking: Not ranked.

Coach: Al Young

Top players and stats: QB Brock Waltz (43 attempts, 19 completions, 383 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions); RB Andrew Vaughn (230 carries, 2,203 yards, 26 TDs); RB David Bell (140 carries, 904 yards, 9 touchdowns); LB Brett Nagy (98 tackles, 2 sacks).

Total playoff appearances: Nine.

Last playoff appearance: 2011.

How team fared in last playoff appearance: Lost in regional semifinal.

How far do you think Black River will go in the 2013 football playoffs?

Contact high school sports reporter David Cassilo by email ( or Twitter (@dcassilo). Or log in and leave a message in the comments section below.

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