Listen to Coach McFarland discuss Titans, record-setting season
The Lorain High School football team is set to make history on Saturday night when the Titans travel to Mentor and play the host Cardinals in the program’s first-ever postseason contest.
The current Lorain High opened – and its athletic program was established – in fall 2010 when Admiral King and Southview high schools were closed.
The lone other Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoff appearance by a Lorain City School District team came in 1984 when Admiral King qualified for the tournament.
The Titans posted a 7-3 overall record and a 4-2 mark in Lake Erie League play while amassing a record-setting 366 points during the regular season.
Seniors Eddie Williamson, Sherman Saunders, Rashod Berry and sophomore Carlos Chavis have been the team’s top offensive playmakers.
Williamson, the team’s dual-threat quarterback, has thrown for 708 yards and seven touchdowns while also rushing for 824 yards and six scores.
Saunders has rushed for 1,111 yards and scored 14 touchdowns while Berry has gained 476 receiving yards and recorded eight scores. Chavis has tallied 883 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
USATODAYhss.com/Cleveland content producer Vincent Dorsey spoke with first-year Lorain head coach Dave McFarland earlier this week via phone. Listen to McFarland discuss his team and its banner season by using the embedded audio player below.
Kickoff of the Division I, Region 1 playoff matchup is set for 7 p.m.
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