Sports

2022 Buckeye Season Tickets Now On Sale

19 Nov , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s typically one of the hottest commodities at this time of the year– a ticket to watch the Buckeyes play in The Shoe. Many Richland Countians make the trip, and others listen or watch a game via media.

For those who can afford it (and have access), season tickets are the way to go. This week, OSU officials announced sales for the 2022 football as well as new prices and guidelines.

Season tickets for an eight-game 2022 Ohio State home football campaign at Ohio Stadium will go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. The 2022 season will feature games against Notre Dame, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan with additional contests against Arkansas State, Toledo, Rutgers and Indiana.

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Sports

Changes At The Horseshoe

17 Aug , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse, The Ohio State University

With Mansfield a part of The Ohio State University family, from from time to time we have shared news from main campus. Speaking of main campus, we are also keenly aware that Richland County has more than its share of passionate followers of the OSU Buckeyes.

Today we are pleased to share the following update related to OSU football games this fall. 

The 2021 Ohio State University football season will feature a number of significant changes driven by new technologies, improved efficiencies, safety measures and construction projects.

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Schools, Shelby

Whippets Want To Repeat As MOAC Champs

6 Aug , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

By 1812Blockhouse

We continue our look here at 1812Blockhouse into schedules for Richland County football squads this fall.

For the Shelby Whippets under Coach Robert Mahaney, the goal is to repeat the success of the 2020 season. Last year, during the COVID-impacted football fall, the team finished 9-1, with a 5-0 MOAC conference record.

This year, Shelby has a typical non-conference slate, facing Mansfield Madison, Lexington, and Bellevue in the first three weeks of the 2021 season.

The complete list of games is as follows:

  • Fri, 8/20 Mansfield Madison – Away
  • Fri, 8/27  Lexington – Home
  • Fri, 9/3 Bellevue – Away
  • Fri, 9/10 Ontario – Away
  • Fri, 9/17 Pleasant – Home
  • Fri, 9/24 Marion Harding – Away
  • Fri, 10/1 Galion – Home
  • Fri, 10/8 West Holmes – Home
  • Fri, 10/15 River Valley – Away
  • Fri, 10/22 Clear Fork – Home 

All games begin at 7 PM.

The Whippets recently announced team captains for the year:

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Sports

Beat Michigan Week: How Buckeye Football Began

7 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s Beat Michigan Week for those who bleed scarlet and gray – and as Mansfield is a component part of the OSU network of campuses, that certainly includes us.

The annual contest is set for this coming Saturday at noon at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. A 30 point favorite, the Buckeyes’ current win streak stands at eight games.

To kick things off this week, we thought that we would share a bit about how football began at The Ohio State University. Some time ago, we shared a story on our sister publication, 1808Delaware, about the very first OSU game — played not in Columbus, but on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. We’re happy to share it today with 1812Blockhouse readers.


The storied football history of The Ohio State University started right here in Delaware County. Here are details about the school’s first football contest, hosted by the Battling Bishops of Ohio Wesleyan University.

  • Date: May 3, 1890
  • Final Score: OSU 20, OWU 14
  • Attendance: 700
  • Where played: A site near the sulfur spring and the Delaware Run and north of the historical marker, not far from Selby Stadium. Spectators sat on the hill. The games were later moved as the ball kept falling into the river.
  • Touchdowns scored by each team: OSU – 4, OWU – 3 (each counted for 4 points)
  • Extra points scored by each team: OSU – 2, OWU – 1 (each counted for 2 points)
  • Time OSU left Columbus — 6:00 AM
  • Time OSU arrived in Delaware — 6:45 AM
  • Time game began — 9:03 AM
  • Weather — Cool temperatures, drizzling rain
  • Scored first touchdown in OSU football history — Quarterback Joseph “Jo Jo” Large. Large had actually previously attended Ohio Wesleyan. He passed away in 1908 and is buried in Whigville, Noble County.
  • Uniforms — OSU wore gray shirts with “OSU” in scarlet letters, gray pants, scarlet stockings
  • Other rules differences in 1890:
    • Players did not wear pads or helmets
    • No forward passes
    • Extra point kicks were attempted from the spot where the touchdown was scored
  • OSU record in 1890 — 1-4

Other facts — This was the only game OSU played that spring, and the team did not yet have a coach; a coach was obtained before the fall schedule of games. The right tackle for OSU was Herbert Johnston, inventor of the electric mixer. OWU played club football as far back as 1875; the faculty forced its termination until 1890.

Historic marker dedicated on the site where the game was played — May 3, 2008. At the dedication ceremony, two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin shared, ““I doubt on May 3, 1890, the participants on the Ohio State-Ohio Wesleyan football game could have realized that they were setting in motion something that would produce what we see today.”

Sources: Eleven Warriors, 247Sports.com, The Lantern, Wikipedia

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Sports

OSU 2020 Football Schedule Announced

21 Sep , 2020  

It’s a subject of great interest to many Richland Countians.

The Ohio State Buckeyes will now kick off their eight-game regular season on Oct. 24 with a home game at Ohio Stadium against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Big Ten Conference released its new 2020 fall football schedule on Saturday, Sept. 19.

The Big Ten’s 2020 football campaign of games had previously been modified to reflect conference-only games on Aug. 5, and then was postponed entirely by the league on Aug. 11 because of uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

A return to competition was announced by the Big Ten on Sept. 16. More…

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Sports

DeWine Announces Attendance Limits For Browns, Bengals Home Games

6 Sep , 2020  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Saturday that the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals have been granted a variance to the state sports order that will allow a total of up to 6000 spectators at two home games.

The variances allow no more than 1500 spectators in each side of the stadium. Fans must use the designated entrance for their ticket. In addition, all fans must wear a mask in accordance with state regulations. Games included in the variance include: More…

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Sports

DeWine OKs Fall Football

19 Aug , 2020  

By Mahoning Matters Staff

Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday contact and non-contact sports at all levels may continue for the fall and spring seasons, under new state guidelines expected to be issued tomorrow.

DeWine said during a Tuesday briefing on the state’s coronavirus response the guidelines hold “no big surprises.” But the success of the incoming sports seasons will hinge on local communities’ ability to contain the spread of coronavirus by sticking to health guidelines.

The order would limit sporting event spectators to family and close relations of the athletes, band members, drill teams or other participants, he said. More…

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Sports

MOAC Sets 2020 Schedule; Michigan Moves Football To Spring

15 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

With recent updates from the Ohio High School Athletic Association related to fall sports, the Mid Ohio Athletic Association (MOAC), which includes three Richland County high schools, has set a tentative, six game schedule for 2020.

Recent statements from Governor Mike DeWine suggest that football and other fall contact sports might be allowed. His comments also revealed that spectators may be limited to parents and close family members.

Should area high schools be given the green light, the first week of play would begin on Friday, August 28. Two MOAC games would include Richland County schools: More…

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Sports

Big Ten Canceling Football Season Tuesday, Freep Reports: Updated

11 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Updated at 6:30 PM on Monday: Cleveland.com is reporting this evening that OSU President Kristina Johnson will not vote to cancel the season, contradicting information included in the report referenced below. To highlight the confusion, the report also has different information about when a vote is scheduled to take place.

What is clear is that nothing is clear. 1812Blockhouse will carry any definitive statement from the Big Ten Conference once it is released.


The Detroit Free Press, commonly known as the “Freep,” shared on Monday that the Big Ten Conference is expected to cancel the 2020 football season in its entirety.

The announcement is expected on Tuesday.

The story shares that the vote of Big Ten Presidents was 12-2, with Iowa and Nebraska voting to continue the season. It also stated that a final vote would be taken on Monday evening.

The Freep story can be accessed here.

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Sports

OSU 2020 Football Schedule Announced

6 Aug , 2020  

In the event that the Big Ten Conference and its member schools are able to hold an athletics season this year, the conference released its restructured 2020 football schedule today with a 10th conference game added for all schools amid a season that would extend from as early as Sept. 3 through games of Nov. 21. Ohio State would kick off the Big Ten’s first-ever conference-only campaign on Thursday, Sept. 3, against Illinois in Champaign, Ill.

Each Big Ten school would have five home games and five road games during a season that would be dramatically modified because of the ongoing and uncertain COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, each school has two off or open weekends that can possibly be used as make-up dates for games that are postponed during the season because of circumstances caused by the pandemic. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield Senior Falls In Close Contest

7 Dec , 2019  

There are thousands of proud fans around north central Ohio this weekend after the Mansfield Senior Tygers played a great game though falling in overtime to Trotwood-Madison in the OHSAA Division III State Foootball Championship game, 14-7.

The overtime was forced when a 19 yard field goal was blocked by the Tygers with three seconds left in the game.

Throughout the evening, 1812Blockhouse will be posted updates, reactions, and more below about the game and the team. More…

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Sports

Cold Temps, Warm Spirits, And Let’s Go Tygers And Cubs!

5 Dec , 2019  

Richland County discovered something on Wednesday evening that other areas already know.

State championship football week and Christmas go hand-in-hand.

Hundreds of cheering Lucas Cubs and Mansfield Senior Tygers fans were on hand for an evening pep rally centered in the gazebo in Central Park. The weather was very chilly, and the PA system let a lot to be desired, but no one cared — they were there to support two schools which have rewritten local sports history this season. More…

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Sports

Pep Rally Downtown For Tygers, Cubs

3 Dec , 2019  

Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker and Lucas Mayor Todd Hall will be on hand Wednesday as Richland County shows its support for its two state championship game-bound teams, the Mansfield Senior Tygers and the Lucas Cubs.

The Community Pep Rally will be held in Central Park in downtown Mansfield at 7:00 PM.

Everyone is invited to come out and support these young men, their coaches, and their schools.

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Schools, Sports

It’s State Championship Week In Richland County!

2 Dec , 2019  

The superlatives have been flying around the county for the last three days, and with good reason.

Two Richland County high schools are making the first-ever trek to Canton later this week to play in championship games for their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association football divisions. One of the largest and perhaps the smallest enrollment schools are making a statement about the quality of sporting in the north central Ohio area.

State championships can be transformative. When Galion won the Divison II state football title in 1985 in a 6-0 victory over Youngstown Cardinal Mooney, the win had a ripple effect that lasted for years in a city where economic hard times had eroded optimism. More…

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Sports

Lucas Heads To State Championship; Will Play Marion Local

1 Dec , 2019  

The Lucas CubsRiley Mounts caught a 13 yard pass from Logan Niswander on a gutsy fourth and goal play to transport the Cubs into a Division VII Ohio Football Championship contest later this week in Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

The team will be in fine company in Canton, as the Mansfield Tygers will be playing for the Division III title on Friday, December 6 at 3 PM. More…

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