So much for bitter NBC rivals going toe to toe one more week. Instead, Sunday morning at Classic 57 Diner in Minerva, Brett Yeagley and Ed Miley exchanged film over coffee and eggs. Miley, the head football coach at Marlington, and Yeagley, Minerva’s head coach, met for breakfast. The two are good friends.
LEXINGTON TWP. About two hours before kickoff Friday night, Ed Miley broke from the script. The Marlington High School football coach told his players to leave the locker room and walk around Marlington Stadium. He wanted them to soak it in.
The Marlington High School football team moved to the top spot this week in the Associated Press Division III state poll, marking the first time in school history the Dukes hold the No. 1 ranking, according to head coach Ed Miley.
The 8-0 Dukes received 23 first-place votes to easily move from No. 2 after last week’s No. 1, Clyde, lost.