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Posted by Dave Rea at Jun 7, 2012 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Construction Moving Along On Our Football Fields

Posted by Dave Rea at Jun 7, 2012 5:00PM PDT ( 1 Comment )
After a couple years of planning the fields for Buckeye Youth Football are about to become a reality. At the April 10th, 2011 meeting of the Board of Education they passed a resolution to allow Superintendent Brian Williams to enter into a zoning agreement with BYFA for the purpose of constructing youth football fields. The preliminary plan was drawn up and presented for approval by the BOE and has been revised twice to get it in it's present form. The York Township trustees have reviewed the plan and given the project their approval at their meeting as of the Spring of 2013. We had a new deed prepared on behalf of the school so the parcel we are building on, as per the request of York Township and that area with the elementary school, football fields and the soccer stadium back to Lester Road is now one parcel owned by the Buckeye Board of Education.

To view the pictures of the field construction click on 'Pictures' in the menu and then click on the 'Field Construction' album which is the first one listed in the group. The album is updated regularly.

The Construction began June 1, 2012 in the afternoon. The driveway from the school and the parking lot was one of the first things to be worked on. We are going to receive a donation of grindings from Karvo Paving who is working on the Columbia Road paving project that will resume in a week or so form now. At this time we want to thank Fechko Excavating for working on the preliminary plan at no cost to BYFA and for Nils Johnson of Cunningham & Associates for the work he did revising the plan and getting it to the final status.

We also wish to give a big thank you to Jim Fox & Great Lakes Construction Company for the use of a dozer to do the grading on this project with no cost to BYFA. Great Lakes & Nations Rental also helped out with the renting of an excavator to get the drainage pipe and catch basins in.

Thanks to Jamie Madigan and some of his friends from work, along with Jon Stahl, Andy Conrad, Eric Keller and other coaches who have dontated their time after work and on weekends to run the equipment, getting people lined up to help with the project and seeing that everything is being done on site and providing the pictures to chronicle the construction as it moves forward. 

We also want to thank Dave Archer of Archer Trucking for working with us on a price for the stone for the driveway & back fill and to Tony Fariacci of Tri County Concrete for getting us a good price on the stone for the back filling of the drainage pipe.

Discount Drainage in Akron gave us a discount on their already low prices for the culverts and drain pipe we purchased. Those items were the biggest portion of the money spent so far in the project costing in the neighborhood of $10,000.00.

Thanks to Brian Gunkleman for the use of his brush hog, backhoe and skid steer. To Josh at Sunbelt Rentals for discounting the rental of the two track hoes we used. We will have all these companies and and anyone else that is involved on signage that will be put up on the fields as the construction is completed. We are blessed with some very generous individuals in the community that are willing to help with their time and material.

This project will be done entirely with money we raise from our 'Night at the Races' and other fundraising and donations from the community. There will be NO COST to the Buckeye Schools in the construction of this project. If you wish to download and look at the field plan we have it posted at the bottom of this article a PDF format.

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Former Jets Player Now College All American

Posted by Dave Rea at May 30, 2012 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
Former Jet (2002-2004) and Buckeye 2010 graduate Shawn Cordes has earned All American honors as a member of the 4x100 relay team at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea. Shawn currently a sophomore and his 3 teammates turned in a time of 41.46 which was good for eighth place at the NCAA Division III Tournament at Claremont (CA) Mudd-Scripps College on May 27th, 2011. The top eight competitors in each event earn All American accolades. Congratulations go out to Shawn on his honor we are proud of you! Shawn is pictured above left with his teammates Mike Smith, his coach, Mike Smith and Michael Johnson.  image
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Buccaneers Varsity Squads

Posted by Dave Rea at May 17, 2012 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
The Buccaneers Varsity played 3 seasons from 2004 until 2006. They were led by Head Coach Scot Asvestas who was at the helm all three seasons. He was assisted over the years by Scott Gilbert, Austin Eggert, Steve Hunt, Kevin Toler, Jeff Thayer, Rich Metheney and Rick Monroe. They compiled an 11-14-0 all time record and suited up 40 players over that span. imageimage
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2006 Bucs Varsity

Posted by Dave Rea at May 17, 2012 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )