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If you listened to Genoa football fans after their team’s15-7 win over Oak Harbor, there was concern over how

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 good the Comets were going to be.

Not anymore.

If Genoa fans consider the 34-7 spanking Oak Harbor (2-1) gave Eastwood (1-2) the following week, they now believe that the Rockets have a good football team. 

Oak Harbor coach Mike May became aware of it when his team opened with a 21-12 over a Springfield team expected to finish in the upper division of the Northern Lakes League. The close battle with Genoa only confirmed it.

“I was proud of our kids against Genoa,” Oak Harbor coach Mike May said. “I thought we came out and got after them. I think our kids are very confident right now and they are enjoying playing football. The key for us is to keep getting better.”

Genoa coach Mike Vicars can look back and say his Comets played a good football team, too, even though his team retired the Celestial Ball trophy for only the second time in school history that night.

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Consistency and communication are the words most often used by second-year Clay volleyball coach Tracy Donnelly these days.

The Eagles (5-2, 3-1 City League) are off to a solid start, but Donnelly has been finding herself summoning her inner Forest Gump when describing her team's play through Sept. 14.

“We've been up and down,” Donnelly said. “I tell everybody we're like a box of chocolates – you never know what you're gonna get. At times we look very good and at times we fall apart. Against Notre Dame we were tied 7-7 in the third game and all of a sudden it was 19-7 Notre Dame, and all they did was serve. Communication is a part of it. We defintitely don't communciate consistently.

“We have leaders, but they are very quiet leaders. They do really well together and then we kind of fall apart all together. We play really well at times and poorly at times. It's extremely frustrating for everybody, not just me as a coach.”

Donnelly said the Eagles held a “players-only” meeting “to correct some things” following Monday's CL win over Woodward.

“We'll see how that goes,” Donnelly said.

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Eastwood boys soccer coach Frank Schemenauer could be speaking about a lot of teams when he says of this year's Eagles, “We've got a talented group and when they play together, the team does well.”

With half of its regular season completed, Eastwood is looking more and more like a championship team.

The Eagles were 6-0-2 overall and 1-0-1 in the Suburban Lakes League heading into key league matches at Genoa (Thursday) and Lake (Saturday).

“We are a well-balanced team,” said Schemenauer, whose squad has outscored the opposition by a 34-6 margin.

The Eagles have wins over Otsego, Tiffin Columbian, Tiffin Calvert, Wauseon, Napoleon and Cardinal Stritch, and they have ties against Woodmore and Liberty-Benton.

“Our team has showed its ability to rebound after a few stumbles,” said Schemenauer, in his sixth season as Eastwood's coach. “The result is good when we play well. We're a balanced team with a lot of soccer skills that likes to possess the ball. Sometimes finishing can be a problem, but when we control the tempo of the game, we're a much better team and more fluid.”

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