High school football: Teringo brothers enjoy 'homecoming' game at Brush

Sep. 10—The Sept. 8 game between VASJ and Kenston was more than a battle between two News-Herald Top of the Crop teams. It was also a homecoming game for the Teringo brothers since it was played at Brush's Korb Field.

Steve Teringo was a guard and linebacker at Brush, graduating in 1974, while his brother Jeff Teringo was a guard, graduating in 1976. The brothers went on and played collegiately at Ashland University.

Jeff is now the athletic director at VASJ, while Steve is a defensive assistant coach for Kenston.

Prior to the VASJ-Kenston game, won by the Bombers, 49-27, the Teringo brothers stood on the turf and reminisced about their days playing for the Arcs.

"It still feels like home," Jeff said. "The memories are so fresh. Every Thursday night before our games we'd come here, listen to the band, cheer, then we'd all go out for pizza. It was just a great time."

Steve smiled as his brother recounted the memories.

"It's so awesome here,"he said. "We used to be in the same conference as Brush (before the Arcs departed the Western Reserve Conference), so I loved coming back to this place. Some of it has changed, but the building is still there and the field is in the same place. It is relaly awesoe to come back here."

The Sept. 8 meeting isn't the first "Teringo Bowl" between the brothers, when Jeff was the athletic director at Mentor and Steve as coaching at Bedford, their teams squared off a handful of times in the old Greater Cleveland Conference loop.

"I think it's pretty balanced," the brothers said in virtual unison.