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Ohio's popular deer-gun season opens statewide on Nov. 30, offering hunters a full week to harvest a whitetail. The upcoming season will again include an extra weekend of gun hunting on Dec. 19-20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
 
Deer can be hunted with a legal muzzleloader, handgun or shotgun from one half-hour before sunrise to sunset through Dec. 6 and Dec. 19-20. With a pre-hunting season population estimate of 650,000 white-tailed deer, the ODNR Division of Wildlife anticipates 115,000 to 125,000 deer will be killed during the nine-day season. Approximately 420,000 hunters are expected to participate in this year's season, including many out-of-state hunters.
 
The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal in Ohio, frequently pursued by generations of hunters. Ohio ranks 8th nationally in annual hunting-related sales and 10th in the number of jobs associated with the hunting-related industry. Each year, hunting has an $859 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more.

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The No. 3 ranked Genoa football team is good — no doubt about it.

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But how good are they?

There is talk of a Division IV state championship, but the 11-0 Comets have a long ways to go before that. There are five weeks of playoffs, and Coach Mike Vicars knows that.

Plus there is the No. 1 team, defending state champion Kettering Archbishop Alter. Alter is undefeated at 11-0 and also cutting through opposition like a knife through butter.

Last season, Alter (13-2) defeated Genoa (13-1) 42-37 in a state semi-final and went on to defeat Steubenville in the state final by two touchdowns.

Genoa’s contest with Alter was the closest the Dayton area Catholic school had seen all season and it was the most points scored against Alter. Alter did have two losses, but those were both by forfeit because of an ineligible player.

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If Eastwood hopes to continue winning playoff games, chances are

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Eastwood running back Pernell Connor takes the
handoff from quarterback Clayton Ruch during
Eastwood’s 35-6 rout over previously undefeated
Galion. (Press photo by Lee Welch/www.familyphotogroup.com)

the Eagles' three-headed monster will lead the way.

Call them the Three Musketeers, the Three Amigos or whatever you want, but Eastwood's backfield trio of senior Cody Seifert and juniors Pernell Conner and Tony Tijerina are giving defenses fits running out of the Eagles' wing-T offense.

"We've really developed our identity now with the wing-T, and it's evolved," coach Jerry Rutherford said. "An offense is always evolving into different things. It just took some time to find the right combination. Hopefully, that's what we've done right now. They all complement each other and they block for each other. It's a good combination right now."

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