Friday, September 22, 2023

Inaugural CVC Football Showcase a success

PAINESVILLE—By every metric, the inaugural Chagrin Valley Conference Football Showcase at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium on Tuesday was a success.

The football showcase featured 175 CVC football players showcasing their skills and abilities in front of 20 college football coaches.

“Everything went really well,” said Harvey coach and athletic director Mickey Mohner. “We had basically three or four weeks to put it together and for it to turn out the way it did was great. It seemed like everybody had a lot of fun and it was a great experience for the conference and for our football program.”

Nearly every team in the 25-team conference participated in the event and coaches from the CVC schools manned the stations.

“Coach (Jack) D’Amato and (athletic director) Troy Spiker over at Crestwood did all the groundwork as far as setting up the itinerary and basically assigned coaches from each school to run the various stations. It was a great collaborative effort from our coaches win the CVC to put this together for our kids. Everything went as smoothly as possible and we’ll look to make improvements on things that we can for next year, and we’re already looking at how we can build it bigger and better moving forward.”

Participants competed in multiple stations including the 40-yard dash, pro agility drill, the L-Drill, broad jump, and bench press. The athletes also had their height and weight measured.

The event concluded with one-on-one drills with running backs competing against linebackers and wide receivers pitting against the defensive backs. The offensive and defensive linemen also had an opportunity to showcase their skills head-to-head.


Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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