Monroeville is back into the postseason after a two-year absence.
"The expectations are high here,'' first-year Eagles coach Dan Periat said. "This school wants to win championships and playoff games. The town is a buzz, the school is a buzz. That's what makes small-town football exciting.''
The Eagles didn't win the Firelands Conference title this season. That honor belonged to the Western Reserve Roughriders.
But Monroeville did what it had to do Saturday -- beat St. Paul, 21-17, to grab the sixth spot in Division VI, Region 21.
A Ryan Stower 1-yard plunge with 1:35 remaining in the game and key stop on a Flyer fourth-down put the Eagles into the postseason for the first time since 2007.
"I've been here five years and know what the community expects from that game,'' said Periat. "It's everything for that town.''
For the rest of this story, see Fandy.com Magazine in Thursday's Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector.