2017 High School Football Preview: Cleveland Central Catholic Ironmen

first_img Tony Bogan is a 2010 graduate of Shaker Heights High School. He covers high school sports in and around the Cleveland area, and has done part-time college basketball play-by-play for Cuyahoga Community College. Tony Bogan Related Topicscenter_img The Cleveland Central Catholic Ironmen struggled last season, going 3-7 in the 2016 campaign, but had a tough schedule, with seven of their ten games being either against playoff teams or teams above .500.This year, the Ironmen are looking to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. Head coach John Lundy talked to NEO Sports Insiders about how his team is preparing for the upcoming season.“We just have to stay healthy and be consistent.” said Lundy. “We’re basically looking for our senior leadership to step up this season. We just have to stay healthy and play together. We have eight playoff teams on our schedule, so we have our work cut out for us.”Regular Season Schedule:8/26 Holy Name9/2 at Lake Catholic9/9 Elyria Catholic9/15 at NDCL9/23 University School9/29 at Lutheran East10/6 at St. Thomas Aquinas10/12 at Warren JFK10/21 Trinity10/28 VASJlast_img read more

Super Eagles Defender Ola Aina Signs New Chelsea Contract, Joins Torino On Loan

first_imgSuper Eagles defender Ola Aina has signed a new contract at five-time Premier League champions Chelsea and thereafter joined Italian Serie A outfit Torino on loan.The 21-year-old has spent over a decade with the Blues and has decided to extend his contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit until the end of the 2020/2021 season.He has made six appearances for Chelsea with the last of those coming in May 2017.Ola Aina spent last season on loan at English Championship side Hull City.On his loan transfer to Torino, the Chelsea youth product said: “Torino have been following me for some time.”“I hope to do well; I know this is a club that believes in young players and that is very important.“I know I can learn a lot in Italy, above all in terms of positioning and organisation, which are fundamental here.“I really want to experience this new adventure to the full. Thank you to the Toro for choosing me: now it’s up to me and I can’t wait to get started.” He stated further.Torino president Urbano Cairo added: “Our staff were already looking for a prospect like Ola Aina, a wing-back who is physically strong, quick and has stamina, able to play on either wing.”“Aina is an ambitious young player who Torino can improve. In the name of the club, I am happy to welcome him to the Granata.” He concluded.Ola Aina has made five appearances for the Super Eagles of Nigeria since making his debut in 2017.Relatedlast_img read more