Tri-State Football

Saturday October 24, 2009

Recap: Week 10


Kentucky


Ryle 48,  Boone County 7

It was senior night at Ryle High School as the FOX19 Friday Prep Rally made its way to Union for the Raiders’ match-up with their arch rivals, the Boone County Rebels. Before the game the seniors were recognized on the field for their career accomplishments. After the game they were celebrating their first-ever victory over Boone County. Ryle (7-2, 4-1) dominated in all aspects game and won for just the second time in eight tries against the Rebels, 48-7. The tone was set early in the game by great plays by the Raiders’ special teams and defense. After forcing Boone County (3-6, 2-3) to punt on their first possession of the game after going three-and-out, Ryle’s Court Mace blocked the kick and Tanner Teepen picked up in the end zone for a touchdown. Later in the first quarter junior defensive back Luke Boggs gave the Raiders a 13-0 lead when he returned a Nate Alford interception 58 yards for a touchdown. The second quarter belonged to the offensive unit for Ryle. Quarterback Conner Hempel threw his first of two touchdowns when he hit Trenton Fugate down the sidelines for a 29-yard scoring pass. Hempel finished the night completing 10 of 15 passes for 139 yards and rushed for 22 yards on four carries despite sitting for a large chunk of the second half. Sophomore running back Travis Elliott got into the act next, scampering for a 53-yard touchdown. He made the most of his limited carries as he rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 attempts. When the dust settled the Raiders took a 27-0 lead into the locker room and they never looked back. Ryle rolled through the second half and won by 41 points despite the fact Boone County held the ball for over 33 of the game’s 48 minutes. The Rebels lone touchdown came with the reserves in the game when Jordan Oppenheimer punched it in from one yard out with six minutes left in the game. The junior finished with 72 yards on 12 carries. Backfield running mate Charles Quainoo was limited to just 51 yards on 18 attempts in a losing effort. With the win Ryle locks up the No. 2 seed and secures a first-round home playoff game. Boone County, the defending district champs, get the fourth and final playoff berth allotted for Northern Kentucky 6A teams. Ryle finishes up the season next week with their second game of the season against Highlands, this time in Ft. Thomas. Meanwhile, Boone County travels to Dixie Heights.


Article By: Dan Clasgens


Next week: Ryle at Highlands, Boone County at Dixie Heights




Ryle 48,  Boone County 7

It was senior night at Ryle High School as the FOX19 Friday Prep Rally made its way to Union for the Raiders’ match-up with their arch rivals, the Boone County Rebels. Before the game the seniors were recognized on the field for their career accomplishments. After the game they were celebrating their first-ever victory over Boone County. Ryle (7-2, 4-1) dominated in all aspects game and won for just the second time in eight tries against the Rebels, 48-7. The tone was set early in the game by great plays by the Raiders’ special teams and defense. After forcing Boone County (3-6, 2-3) to punt on their first possession of the game after going three-and-out, Ryle’s Court Mace blocked the kick and Tanner Teepen picked up in the end zone for a touchdown. Later in the first quarter junior defensive back Luke Boggs gave the Raiders a 13-0 lead when he returned a Nate Alford interception 58 yards for a touchdown. The second quarter belonged to the offensive unit for Ryle. Quarterback Conner Hempel threw his first of two touchdowns when he hit Trenton Fugate down the sidelines for a 29-yard scoring pass. Hempel finished the night completing 10 of 15 passes for 139 yards and rushed for 22 yards on four carries despite sitting for a large chunk of the second half. Sophomore running back Travis Elliott got into the act next, scampering for a 53-yard touchdown. He made the most of his limited carries as he rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 attempts. When the dust settled the Raiders took a 27-0 lead into the locker room and they never looked back. Ryle rolled through the second half and won by 41 points despite the fact Boone County held the ball for over 33 of the game’s 48 minutes. The Rebels lone touchdown came with the reserves in the game when Jordan Oppenheimer punched it in from one yard out with six minutes left in the game. The junior finished with 72 yards on 12 carries. Backfield running mate Charles Quainoo was limited to just 51 yards on 18 attempts in a losing effort. With the win Ryle locks up the No. 2 seed and secures a first-round home playoff game. Boone County, the defending district champs, get the fourth and final playoff berth allotted for Northern Kentucky 6A teams. Ryle finishes up the season next week with their second game of the season against Highlands, this time in Ft. Thomas. Meanwhile, Boone County travels to Dixie Heights.


Article By: Dan Clasgens


Next week: Ryle at Highlands, Boone County at Dixie Heights




Ryle 48,  Boone County 7

It was senior night at Ryle High School as the FOX19 Friday Prep Rally made its way to Union for the Raiders’ match-up with their arch rivals, the Boone County Rebels. Before the game the seniors were recognized on the field for their career accomplishments. After the game they were celebrating their first-ever victory over Boone County. Ryle (7-2, 4-1) dominated in all aspects game and won for just the second time in eight tries against the Rebels, 48-7. The tone was set early in the game by great plays by the Raiders’ special teams and defense. After forcing Boone County (3-6, 2-3) to punt on their first possession of the game after going three-and-out, Ryle’s Court Mace blocked the kick and Tanner Teepen picked up in the end zone for a touchdown. Later in the first quarter junior defensive back Luke Boggs gave the Raiders a 13-0 lead when he returned a Nate Alford interception 58 yards for a touchdown. The second quarter belonged to the offensive unit for Ryle. Quarterback Conner Hempel threw his first of two touchdowns when he hit Trenton Fugate down the sidelines for a 29-yard scoring pass. Hempel finished the night completing 10 of 15 passes for 139 yards and rushed for 22 yards on four carries despite sitting for a large chunk of the second half. Sophomore running back Travis Elliott got into the act next, scampering for a 53-yard touchdown. He made the most of his limited carries as he rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 attempts. When the dust settled the Raiders took a 27-0 lead into the locker room and they never looked back. Ryle rolled through the second half and won by 41 points despite the fact Boone County held the ball for over 33 of the game’s 48 minutes. The Rebels lone touchdown came with the reserves in the game when Jordan Oppenheimer punched it in from one yard out with six minutes left in the game. The junior finished with 72 yards on 12 carries. Backfield running mate Charles Quainoo was limited to just 51 yards on 18 attempts in a losing effort. With the win Ryle locks up the No. 2 seed and secures a first-round home playoff game. Boone County, the defending district champs, get the fourth and final playoff berth allotted for Northern Kentucky 6A teams. Ryle finishes up the season next week with their second game of the season against Highlands, this time in Ft. Thomas. Meanwhile, Boone County travels to Dixie Heights.


Article By: Dan Clasgens


Next week: Ryle at Highlands, Boone County at Dixie Heights




Ryle 48,  Boone County 7

It was senior night at Ryle High School as the FOX19 Friday Prep Rally made its way to Union for the Raiders’ match-up with their arch rivals, the Boone County Rebels. Before the game the seniors were recognized on the field for their career accomplishments. After the game they were celebrating their first-ever victory over Boone County. Ryle (7-2, 4-1) dominated in all aspects game and won for just the second time in eight tries against the Rebels, 48-7. The tone was set early in the game by great plays by the Raiders’ special teams and defense. After forcing Boone County (3-6, 2-3) to punt on their first possession of the game after going three-and-out, Ryle’s Court Mace blocked the kick and Tanner Teepen picked up in the end zone for a touchdown. Later in the first quarter junior defensive back Luke Boggs gave the Raiders a 13-0 lead when he returned a Nate Alford interception 58 yards for a touchdown. The second quarter belonged to the offensive unit for Ryle. Quarterback Conner Hempel threw his first of two touchdowns when he hit Trenton Fugate down the sidelines for a 29-yard scoring pass. Hempel finished the night completing 10 of 15 passes for 139 yards and rushed for 22 yards on four carries despite sitting for a large chunk of the second half. Sophomore running back Travis Elliott got into the act next, scampering for a 53-yard touchdown. He made the most of his limited carries as he rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 attempts. When the dust settled the Raiders took a 27-0 lead into the locker room and they never looked back. Ryle rolled through the second half and won by 41 points despite the fact Boone County held the ball for over 33 of the game’s 48 minutes. The Rebels lone touchdown came with the reserves in the game when Jordan Oppenheimer punched it in from one yard out with six minutes left in the game. The junior finished with 72 yards on 12 carries. Backfield running mate Charles Quainoo was limited to just 51 yards on 18 attempts in a losing effort. With the win Ryle locks up the No. 2 seed and secures a first-round home playoff game. Boone County, the defending district champs, get the fourth and final playoff berth allotted for Northern Kentucky 6A teams. Ryle finishes up the season next week with their second game of the season against Highlands, this time in Ft. Thomas. Meanwhile, Boone County travels to Dixie Heights.


Article By: Dan Clasgens


Next week: Ryle at Highlands, Boone County at Dixie Heights



Ohio


Colerain 10,  Middletown 7

On Senior Night, it was junior Jarret Grace who sealed a 10-7 Colerain victory over the Middletown Middies at Cardinal Stadium in a playoff-like atmosphere. With the Cardinals protecting a slim three-point lead late in the fourth quarter, a short Colerain punt gave the Middies excellent field position, and Middletown looked poised to score. That’s when Grace reversed the momentum with his interception. Grace took the ball to the Middie 31-yard line, but the Colerain offense kept the game interesting by failing to add to their lead. The Cardinals turned the ball over on downs providing Middletown with an opportunity to score with just under three minutes remaining in the contest. Middletown was able to move the ball to midfield, but a forced pass by Middie quarterback Caleb Watkins led to Grace’s second interception of the night with 1:54 to go and eliminated any hope of a Middletown comeback. The Cardinals faced an early deficit as the Middies sustained a seven minute opening drive that resulted in a five-yard touchdown run by Watkins to give Middletown a 7-0 lead. A Middletown fumble deep in Colerain territory helped the Cardinals knot the score with a minute left in the first half. Colerain’s Darius Godfrey recovered the fumble and ran to the Colerain 29. Two plays later freshman Chris Davis ran 21 yards for the touchdown, making the score 7-7. A Colerain field goal on their first possession in the third quarter would give the Cardinals all they needed to hand Middletown its first defeat of 2009. With the win Colerain avenges last season’s 42-39 defeat at the hands of the Middies. That loss broke a string of over 60 conference victories for the Cardinals. As a reminder of that disappointing defeat, players wrote “42-39” on their arms for the contest. The Cardinals’ playoff hopes remain intact as they head to Oak Hills for the final game of the regular season. The loss was devastating to Middletown's playoff hopes as they brace for next week's match-up with Princeton.


Article By: Katie Budke


Next week: Colerain at Oak Hills, Middletown at Princeton




Colerain 10,  Middletown 7

On Senior Night, it was junior Jarret Grace who sealed a 10-7 Colerain victory over the Middletown Middies at Cardinal Stadium in a playoff-like atmosphere. With the Cardinals protecting a slim three-point lead late in the fourth quarter, a short Colerain punt gave the Middies excellent field position, and Middletown looked poised to score. That’s when Grace reversed the momentum with his interception. Grace took the ball to the Middie 31-yard line, but the Colerain offense kept the game interesting by failing to add to their lead. The Cardinals turned the ball over on downs providing Middletown with an opportunity to score with just under three minutes remaining in the contest. Middletown was able to move the ball to midfield, but a forced pass by Middie quarterback Caleb Watkins led to Grace’s second interception of the night with 1:54 to go and eliminated any hope of a Middletown comeback. The Cardinals faced an early deficit as the Middies sustained a seven minute opening drive that resulted in a five-yard touchdown run by Watkins to give Middletown a 7-0 lead. A Middletown fumble deep in Colerain territory helped the Cardinals knot the score with a minute left in the first half. Colerain’s Darius Godfrey recovered the fumble and ran to the Colerain 29. Two plays later freshman Chris Davis ran 21 yards for the touchdown, making the score 7-7. A Colerain field goal on their first possession in the third quarter would give the Cardinals all they needed to hand Middletown its first defeat of 2009. With the win Colerain avenges last season’s 42-39 defeat at the hands of the Middies. That loss broke a string of over 60 conference victories for the Cardinals. As a reminder of that disappointing defeat, players wrote “42-39” on their arms for the contest. The Cardinals’ playoff hopes remain intact as they head to Oak Hills for the final game of the regular season. The loss was devastating to Middletown's playoff hopes as they brace for next week's match-up with Princeton.


Article By: Katie Budke


Next week: Colerain at Oak Hills, Middletown at Princeton




Colerain 10,  Middletown 7

On Senior Night, it was junior Jarret Grace who sealed a 10-7 Colerain victory over the Middletown Middies at Cardinal Stadium in a playoff-like atmosphere. With the Cardinals protecting a slim three-point lead late in the fourth quarter, a short Colerain punt gave the Middies excellent field position, and Middletown looked poised to score. That’s when Grace reversed the momentum with his interception. Grace took the ball to the Middie 31-yard line, but the Colerain offense kept the game interesting by failing to add to their lead. The Cardinals turned the ball over on downs providing Middletown with an opportunity to score with just under three minutes remaining in the contest. Middletown was able to move the ball to midfield, but a forced pass by Middie quarterback Caleb Watkins led to Grace’s second interception of the night with 1:54 to go and eliminated any hope of a Middletown comeback. The Cardinals faced an early deficit as the Middies sustained a seven minute opening drive that resulted in a five-yard touchdown run by Watkins to give Middletown a 7-0 lead. A Middletown fumble deep in Colerain territory helped the Cardinals knot the score with a minute left in the first half. Colerain’s Darius Godfrey recovered the fumble and ran to the Colerain 29. Two plays later freshman Chris Davis ran 21 yards for the touchdown, making the score 7-7. A Colerain field goal on their first possession in the third quarter would give the Cardinals all they needed to hand Middletown its first defeat of 2009. With the win Colerain avenges last season’s 42-39 defeat at the hands of the Middies. That loss broke a string of over 60 conference victories for the Cardinals. As a reminder of that disappointing defeat, players wrote “42-39” on their arms for the contest. The Cardinals’ playoff hopes remain intact as they head to Oak Hills for the final game of the regular season. The loss was devastating to Middletown's playoff hopes as they brace for next week's match-up with Princeton.


Article By: Katie Budke


Next week: Colerain at Oak Hills, Middletown at Princeton




Colerain 10,  Middletown 7

On Senior Night, it was junior Jarret Grace who sealed a 10-7 Colerain victory over the Middletown Middies at Cardinal Stadium in a playoff-like atmosphere. With the Cardinals protecting a slim three-point lead late in the fourth quarter, a short Colerain punt gave the Middies excellent field position, and Middletown looked poised to score. That’s when Grace reversed the momentum with his interception. Grace took the ball to the Middie 31-yard line, but the Colerain offense kept the game interesting by failing to add to their lead. The Cardinals turned the ball over on downs providing Middletown with an opportunity to score with just under three minutes remaining in the contest. Middletown was able to move the ball to midfield, but a forced pass by Middie quarterback Caleb Watkins led to Grace’s second interception of the night with 1:54 to go and eliminated any hope of a Middletown comeback. The Cardinals faced an early deficit as the Middies sustained a seven minute opening drive that resulted in a five-yard touchdown run by Watkins to give Middletown a 7-0 lead. A Middletown fumble deep in Colerain territory helped the Cardinals knot the score with a minute left in the first half. Colerain’s Darius Godfrey recovered the fumble and ran to the Colerain 29. Two plays later freshman Chris Davis ran 21 yards for the touchdown, making the score 7-7. A Colerain field goal on their first possession in the third quarter would give the Cardinals all they needed to hand Middletown its first defeat of 2009. With the win Colerain avenges last season’s 42-39 defeat at the hands of the Middies. That loss broke a string of over 60 conference victories for the Cardinals. As a reminder of that disappointing defeat, players wrote “42-39” on their arms for the contest. The Cardinals’ playoff hopes remain intact as they head to Oak Hills for the final game of the regular season. The loss was devastating to Middletown's playoff hopes as they brace for next week's match-up with Princeton.


Article By: Katie Budke


Next week: Colerain at Oak Hills, Middletown at Princeton




Anderson 63,  Milford 21

The Anderson (9-0, 4-0) ground game was in high gear on senior night at Brown Stadium as the Redskins racked up 526 yards and nine touchdowns rushing. They ran downhill all night long against Milford (5-4, 1-3) en route to a convincing victory. They have now scored 53 rushing touchdowns in nine tilts. Quarterback Brandon Bornhauser stole the show on what turns out to be a night to remember. All he did was run for six touchdowns on 15 carries and 248 yards. They all happened in a 29 minute period on the scoreboard. When he was finished their would still be 16 minutes left to play. After biding his time in the shadows of Daniel Rod, John Runk, Elijah Story and Kyle Slater, Bornhauser left his mark on Anderson football history. When the dust had cleared the senior would be sitting on 1,004 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns for the season. Anderson looks to cap off a perfect regular season as they travel to Harrison (5-4, 3-2). Milford hosts Loveland (4-5, 1-3) in a fantastic rivalry game.


Article By: TSF Staff


Next week: Anderson at Harrison, Loveland at Milford




Anderson 63,  Milford 21

The Anderson (9-0, 4-0) ground game was in high gear on senior night at Brown Stadium as the Redskins racked up 526 yards and nine touchdowns rushing. They ran downhill all night long against Milford (5-4, 1-3) en route to a convincing victory. They have now scored 53 rushing touchdowns in nine tilts. Quarterback Brandon Bornhauser stole the show on what turns out to be a night to remember. All he did was run for six touchdowns on 15 carries and 248 yards. They all happened in a 29 minute period on the scoreboard. When he was finished their would still be 16 minutes left to play. After biding his time in the shadows of Daniel Rod, John Runk, Elijah Story and Kyle Slater, Bornhauser left his mark on Anderson football history. When the dust had cleared the senior would be sitting on 1,004 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns for the season. Anderson looks to cap off a perfect regular season as they travel to Harrison (5-4, 3-2). Milford hosts Loveland (4-5, 1-3) in a fantastic rivalry game.


Article By: TSF Staff


Next week: Anderson at Harrison, Loveland at Milford




Anderson 63,  Milford 21

The Anderson (9-0, 4-0) ground game was in high gear on senior night at Brown Stadium as the Redskins racked up 526 yards and nine touchdowns rushing. They ran downhill all night long against Milford (5-4, 1-3) en route to a convincing victory. They have now scored 53 rushing touchdowns in nine tilts. Quarterback Brandon Bornhauser stole the show on what turns out to be a night to remember. All he did was run for six touchdowns on 15 carries and 248 yards. They all happened in a 29 minute period on the scoreboard. When he was finished their would still be 16 minutes left to play. After biding his time in the shadows of Daniel Rod, John Runk, Elijah Story and Kyle Slater, Bornhauser left his mark on Anderson football history. When the dust had cleared the senior would be sitting on 1,004 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns for the season. Anderson looks to cap off a perfect regular season as they travel to Harrison (5-4, 3-2). Milford hosts Loveland (4-5, 1-3) in a fantastic rivalry game.


Article By: TSF Staff


Next week: Anderson at Harrison, Loveland at Milford




Anderson 63,  Milford 21

The Anderson (9-0, 4-0) ground game was in high gear on senior night at Brown Stadium as the Redskins racked up 526 yards and nine touchdowns rushing. They ran downhill all night long against Milford (5-4, 1-3) en route to a convincing victory. They have now scored 53 rushing touchdowns in nine tilts. Quarterback Brandon Bornhauser stole the show on what turns out to be a night to remember. All he did was run for six touchdowns on 15 carries and 248 yards. They all happened in a 29 minute period on the scoreboard. When he was finished their would still be 16 minutes left to play. After biding his time in the shadows of Daniel Rod, John Runk, Elijah Story and Kyle Slater, Bornhauser left his mark on Anderson football history. When the dust had cleared the senior would be sitting on 1,004 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns for the season. Anderson looks to cap off a perfect regular season as they travel to Harrison (5-4, 3-2). Milford hosts Loveland (4-5, 1-3) in a fantastic rivalry game.


Article By: TSF Staff


Next week: Anderson at Harrison, Loveland at Milford




St. Francis DeSales (Columbus ) 21,  La Salle 13

The LaSalle Lancers dropped their fourth straight game as they fell at home to Columbus DeSales, 21-13. LaSalle (4-5) dominated the game early on and pitched a first-half shutout, leading at the half 7-0 on the strength of a 1-yard touchdown run by Zach Abbatiello. The Lancers were in the driver’s seat heading into the fourth quarter with a 13-7 lead. However, DeSales would rally to pick up the road victory. Junior wide receiver Matt Woeste caught three balls for 88 yards and scored a touchdown in the loss. LaSalle will aim to finish out the 2009 season with a .500 record and on a winning note with a road tilt at Walsh Jesuit next week.


Article By: TSF Staff


Next week: La Salle at Walsh Jesuit




St. Francis DeSales (Columbus ) 21,  La Salle 13

The LaSalle Lancers dropped their fourth straight game as they fell at home to Columbus DeSales, 21-13. LaSalle (4-5) dominated the game early on and pitched a first-half shutout, leading at the half 7-0 on the strength of a 1-yard touchdown run by Zach Abbatiello. The Lancers were in the driver’s seat heading into the fourth quarter with a 13-7 lead. However, DeSales would rally to pick up the road victory. Junior wide receiver Matt Woeste caught three balls for 88 yards and scored a touchdown in the loss. LaSalle will aim to finish out the 2009 season with a .500 record and on a winning note with a road tilt at Walsh Jesuit next week.


Article By: TSF Staff


Next week: La Salle at Walsh Jesuit




Mount Healthy 21,  Northwest 12

The Mount Healthy Owls kept their playoff hopes alive and stayed tied for the top spot in the FAVC Scarlet as they defeated the Northwest Knights 21-12 on Friday night. Mount Healthy (6-3, 3-1) was able to capitalize on three first-quarter fumbles by the Knights, converting two of the turnovers into touchdowns. Junior quarterback rushed for 67 yards and a pair of scores and running back Tracy Barnes led all rushers with 104 yards on 14 carries, including a 73-yard touchdown run. Northwest (4-5, 1-3) was out of sync most of the evening, including their leading rusher Preston Brown, who was limited to just five yards on three carries as the Knights were forced to abandon the running game early in the contest. The Owls entered the week in the sixth spot in the latest Division II Region 8 computer ratings and now appear to be in control of their own destiny as they enter the final week of the season. Mount Healthy will take a three-game winning streak into next week’s finale against Edgewood as they seek their first-ever FAVC Scarlet title and their first conference championship since 2005. They enter the contest tied with the Cougars with a 3-1 league mark. Northwest will look to finish the season on a positive note as they travel to Ross after losing five of their last six games.


Article By: TSF Staff


Next week: Northwest at Ross, Edgewood at Mount Healthy




Mount Healthy 21,  Northwest 12

The Mount Healthy Owls kept their playoff hopes alive and stayed tied for the top spot in the FAVC Scarlet as they defeated the Northwest Knights 21-12 on Friday night. Mount Healthy (6-3, 3-1) was able to capitalize on three first-quarter fumbles by the Knights, converting two of the turnovers into touchdowns. Junior quarterback rushed for 67 yards and a pair of scores and running back Tracy Barnes led all rushers with 104 yards on 14 carries, including a 73-yard touchdown run. Northwest (4-5, 1-3) was out of sync most of the evening, including their leading rusher Preston Brown, who was limited to just five yards on three carries as the Knights were forced to abandon the running game early in the contest. The Owls entered the week in the sixth spot in the latest Division II Region 8 computer ratings and now appear to be in control of their own destiny as they enter the final week of the season. Mount Healthy will take a three-game winning streak into next week’s finale against Edgewood as they seek their first-ever FAVC Scarlet title and their first conference championship since 2005. They enter the contest tied with the Cougars with a 3-1 league mark. Northwest will look to finish the season on a positive note as they travel to Ross after losing five of their last six games.


Article By: TSF Staff


Next week: Northwest at Ross, Edgewood at Mount Healthy




Mount Healthy 21,  Northwest 12

The Mount Healthy Owls kept their playoff hopes alive and stayed tied for the top spot in the FAVC Scarlet as they defeated the Northwest Knights 21-12 on Friday night. Mount Healthy (6-3, 3-1) was able to capitalize on three first-quarter fumbles by the Knights, converting two of the turnovers into touchdowns. Junior quarterback rushed for 67 yards and a pair of scores and running back Tracy Barnes led all rushers with 104 yards on 14 carries, including a 73-yard touchdown run. Northwest (4-5, 1-3) was out of sync most of the evening, including their leading rusher Preston Brown, who was limited to just five yards on three carries as the Knights were forced to abandon the running game early in the contest. The Owls entered the week in the sixth spot in the latest Division II Region 8 computer ratings and now appear to be in control of their own destiny as they enter the final week of the season. Mount Healthy will take a three-game winning streak into next week’s finale against Edgewood as they seek their first-ever FAVC Scarlet title and their first conference championship since 2005. They enter the contest tied with the Cougars with a 3-1 league mark. Northwest will look to finish the season on a positive note as they travel to Ross after losing five of their last six games.


Article By: TSF Staff


Next week: Northwest at Ross, Edgewood at Mount Healthy




Mount Healthy 21,  Northwest 12

The Mount Healthy Owls kept their playoff hopes alive and stayed tied for the top spot in the FAVC Scarlet as they defeated the Northwest Knights 21-12 on Friday night. Mount Healthy (6-3, 3-1) was able to capitalize on three first-quarter fumbles by the Knights, converting two of the turnovers into touchdowns. Junior quarterback rushed for 67 yards and a pair of scores and running back Tracy Barnes led all rushers with 104 yards on 14 carries, including a 73-yard touchdown run. Northwest (4-5, 1-3) was out of sync most of the evening, including their leading rusher Preston Brown, who was limited to just five yards on three carries as the Knights were forced to abandon the running game early in the contest. The Owls entered the week in the sixth spot in the latest Division II Region 8 computer ratings and now appear to be in control of their own destiny as they enter the final week of the season. Mount Healthy will take a three-game winning streak into next week’s finale against Edgewood as they seek their first-ever FAVC Scarlet title and their first conference championship since 2005. They enter the contest tied with the Cougars with a 3-1 league mark. Northwest will look to finish the season on a positive note as they travel to Ross after losing five of their last six games.


Article By: TSF Staff


Next week: Northwest at Ross, Edgewood at Mount Healthy




Lakota West 34,  Oak Hills 7

Lakota West (8-1, 6-0) tied a school record for victories as they continued to show what a defensive force they are in a decisive 34-7 wins over Oak Hills (3-6, 1-5) on Friday night. It marked the sixth time in nine games the Firebirds have given up seven points or fewer. They have not yielded more than 17 in an outing this year. Offensively it was one of the most balanced games the Firebirds have played to date. Of the 324 yards of total offense, 163 were on the ground and 161 were through the air. Jordan Thompson ran for 120 yards and two scores. It marks the fifth straight time the senior has rushed for at least 120 yards. Firebirds quarterback John Peters was the big story. The senior went 13-17 for 161 yards and three scores passing. He ran the naked bootleg to perfection against the Highlanders defense. Coming into the contest the he had only thrown four touchdown passes. It is rivalry week as the GMC season closes out. Lakota West can clinch a playoff berth with a victory over a pesky Lakota East (3-6, 3-3) team that has won three of its last four and would relish the opportunity for bragging rights all winter, spring and summer. Oak Hills host Colerain (7-2, 6-0) who has everything on the line in order to get to Week 11. It is a dangerous season finale for the Highlanders.


Article By: TSF Staff


Next week: Colerain at Oak Hills, Lakota West at Lakota East




Lakota West 34,  Oak Hills 7

Lakota West (8-1, 6-0) tied a school record for victories as they continued to show what a defensive force they are in a decisive 34-7 wins over Oak Hills (3-6, 1-5) on Friday night. It marked the sixth time in nine games the Firebirds have given up seven points or fewer. They have not yielded more than 17 in an outing this year. Offensively it was one of the most balanced games the Firebirds have played to date. Of the 324 yards of total offense, 163 were on the ground and 161 were through the air. Jordan Thompson ran for 120 yards and two scores. It marks the fifth straight time the senior has rushed for at least 120 yards. Firebirds quarterback John Peters was the big story. The senior went 13-17 for 161 yards and three scores passing. He ran the naked bootleg to perfection against the Highlanders defense. Coming into the contest the he had only thrown four touchdown passes. It is rivalry week as the GMC season closes out. Lakota West can clinch a playoff berth with a victory over a pesky Lakota East (3-6, 3-3) team that has won three of its last four and would relish the opportunity for bragging rights all winter, spring and summer. Oak Hills host Colerain (7-2, 6-0) who has everything on the line in order to get to Week 11. It is a dangerous season finale for the Highlanders.


Article By: TSF Staff


Next week: Colerain at Oak Hills, Lakota West at Lakota East




Lakota West 34,  Oak Hills 7

Lakota West (8-1, 6-0) tied a school record for victories as they continued to show what a defensive force they are in a decisive 34-7 wins over Oak Hills (3-6, 1-5) on Friday night. It marked the sixth time in nine games the Firebirds have given up seven points or fewer. They have not yielded more than 17 in an outing this year. Offensively it was one of the most balanced games the Firebirds have played to date. Of the 324 yards of total offense, 163 were on the ground and 161 were through the air. Jordan Thompson ran for 120 yards and two scores. It marks the fifth straight time the senior has rushed for at least 120 yards. Firebirds quarterback John Peters was the big story. The senior went 13-17 for 161 yards and three scores passing. He ran the naked bootleg to perfection against the Highlanders defense. Coming into the contest the he had only thrown four touchdown passes. It is rivalry week as the GMC season closes out. Lakota West can clinch a playoff berth with a victory over a pesky Lakota East (3-6, 3-3) team that has won three of its last four and would relish the opportunity for bragging rights all winter, spring and summer. Oak Hills host Colerain (7-2, 6-0) who has everything on the line in order to get to Week 11. It is a dangerous season finale for the Highlanders.


Article By: TSF Staff


Next week: Colerain at Oak Hills, Lakota West at Lakota East




Lakota West 34,  Oak Hills 7

Lakota West (8-1, 6-0) tied a school record for victories as they continued to show what a defensive force they are in a decisive 34-7 wins over Oak Hills (3-6, 1-5) on Friday night. It marked the sixth time in nine games the Firebirds have given up seven points or fewer. They have not yielded more than 17 in an outing this year. Offensively it was one of the most balanced games the Firebirds have played to date. Of the 324 yards of total offense, 163 were on the ground and 161 were through the air. Jordan Thompson ran for 120 yards and two scores. It marks the fifth straight time the senior has rushed for at least 120 yards. Firebirds quarterback John Peters was the big story. The senior went 13-17 for 161 yards and three scores passing. He ran the naked bootleg to perfection against the Highlanders defense. Coming into the contest the he had only thrown four touchdown passes. It is rivalry week as the GMC season closes out. Lakota West can clinch a playoff berth with a victory over a pesky Lakota East (3-6, 3-3) team that has won three of its last four and would relish the opportunity for bragging rights all winter, spring and summer. Oak Hills host Colerain (7-2, 6-0) who has everything on the line in order to get to Week 11. It is a dangerous season finale for the Highlanders.


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Next week: Colerain at Oak Hills, Lakota West at Lakota East




North College Hill 34,  Lockland 16

North College Hill (9-0, 6-0) remained unbeaten as they knocked off Lockland (8-1, 5-1) on Friday night. The win puts them all alone atop of the Miami Valley Conference standings . The Trojans were led by quarterback Dakota Dartis who threw for two touchdowns. Senior running back Lucien Kidd ran for another two scores. North College Hill built a 21-10 halftime lead and never looked back. The Panthers had a hard time moving the ball on offense as North College Hill put 10 and 11 guys on the line of scrimmage all evening long to suppress the Lockland running attack. The strategy worked enough to force two fumbles including one that was returned 62 yards for a score by Stefone Grace to open up the games scoring. North College Hill looks to cap of a perfect regular season with a home matchup against New Miami (1-8, 1-5). Lockland closes out its year with a home game against Fayetteville-Perry.


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Next week: Fayetteville-Perry at Lockland, New Miami at North College Hill




North College Hill 34,  Lockland 16

North College Hill (9-0, 6-0) remained unbeaten as they knocked off Lockland (8-1, 5-1) on Friday night. The win puts them all alone atop of the Miami Valley Conference standings . The Trojans were led by quarterback Dakota Dartis who threw for two touchdowns. Senior running back Lucien Kidd ran for another two scores. North College Hill built a 21-10 halftime lead and never looked back. The Panthers had a hard time moving the ball on offense as North College Hill put 10 and 11 guys on the line of scrimmage all evening long to suppress the Lockland running attack. The strategy worked enough to force two fumbles including one that was returned 62 yards for a score by Stefone Grace to open up the games scoring. North College Hill looks to cap of a perfect regular season with a home matchup against New Miami (1-8, 1-5). Lockland closes out its year with a home game against Fayetteville-Perry.


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Next week: Fayetteville-Perry at Lockland, New Miami at North College Hill




North College Hill 34,  Lockland 16

North College Hill (9-0, 6-0) remained unbeaten as they knocked off Lockland (8-1, 5-1) on Friday night. The win puts them all alone atop of the Miami Valley Conference standings . The Trojans were led by quarterback Dakota Dartis who threw for two touchdowns. Senior running back Lucien Kidd ran for another two scores. North College Hill built a 21-10 halftime lead and never looked back. The Panthers had a hard time moving the ball on offense as North College Hill put 10 and 11 guys on the line of scrimmage all evening long to suppress the Lockland running attack. The strategy worked enough to force two fumbles including one that was returned 62 yards for a score by Stefone Grace to open up the games scoring. North College Hill looks to cap of a perfect regular season with a home matchup against New Miami (1-8, 1-5). Lockland closes out its year with a home game against Fayetteville-Perry.


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Next week: Fayetteville-Perry at Lockland, New Miami at North College Hill




North College Hill 34,  Lockland 16

North College Hill (9-0, 6-0) remained unbeaten as they knocked off Lockland (8-1, 5-1) on Friday night. The win puts them all alone atop of the Miami Valley Conference standings . The Trojans were led by quarterback Dakota Dartis who threw for two touchdowns. Senior running back Lucien Kidd ran for another two scores. North College Hill built a 21-10 halftime lead and never looked back. The Panthers had a hard time moving the ball on offense as North College Hill put 10 and 11 guys on the line of scrimmage all evening long to suppress the Lockland running attack. The strategy worked enough to force two fumbles including one that was returned 62 yards for a score by Stefone Grace to open up the games scoring. North College Hill looks to cap of a perfect regular season with a home matchup against New Miami (1-8, 1-5). Lockland closes out its year with a home game against Fayetteville-Perry.


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Next week: Fayetteville-Perry at Lockland, New Miami at North College Hill




Winton Woods 21,  Loveland 7

Winton Woods (7-2, 3-1) got quite the scare from a tough Loveland (4-5, 1-3) squad. The game was knotted up a 7-7 at intermission. Turnovers led paved the way to two third quarter touchdowns to break things open for the Warriors. Winton Woods quarterback Dominique Brown was sensational running for 178 yards and a score and passing for 101 and a touchdown through the air. Running back Jeremiah Goins chipped in for another 131 yards on the ground. The Warriors shredded the Tigers defense with 360 yards rushing in the contest. It was the Winton Woods defense was that was the difference in this one. They held Lockland to 25 yards rushing and intercepted three passes in the contest. Adam Engel was the lone bright spot for the Tigers with five receptions, 147 yards receiving and a touchdown. Winton Woods closes out the season as they host Glen Este (4-5, 1-3). Loveland travel to play rival Milford (5-4, 1-3) to wrap up their year.


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Next week: Loveland at Milford, Glen Este at Winton Woods




Winton Woods 21,  Loveland 7

Winton Woods (7-2, 3-1) got quite the scare from a tough Loveland (4-5, 1-3) squad. The game was knotted up a 7-7 at intermission. Turnovers led paved the way to two third quarter touchdowns to break things open for the Warriors. Winton Woods quarterback Dominique Brown was sensational running for 178 yards and a score and passing for 101 and a touchdown through the air. Running back Jeremiah Goins chipped in for another 131 yards on the ground. The Warriors shredded the Tigers defense with 360 yards rushing in the contest. It was the Winton Woods defense was that was the difference in this one. They held Lockland to 25 yards rushing and intercepted three passes in the contest. Adam Engel was the lone bright spot for the Tigers with five receptions, 147 yards receiving and a touchdown. Winton Woods closes out the season as they host Glen Este (4-5, 1-3). Loveland travel to play rival Milford (5-4, 1-3) to wrap up their year.


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Next week: Loveland at Milford, Glen Este at Winton Woods




Winton Woods 21,  Loveland 7

Winton Woods (7-2, 3-1) got quite the scare from a tough Loveland (4-5, 1-3) squad. The game was knotted up a 7-7 at intermission. Turnovers led paved the way to two third quarter touchdowns to break things open for the Warriors. Winton Woods quarterback Dominique Brown was sensational running for 178 yards and a score and passing for 101 and a touchdown through the air. Running back Jeremiah Goins chipped in for another 131 yards on the ground. The Warriors shredded the Tigers defense with 360 yards rushing in the contest. It was the Winton Woods defense was that was the difference in this one. They held Lockland to 25 yards rushing and intercepted three passes in the contest. Adam Engel was the lone bright spot for the Tigers with five receptions, 147 yards receiving and a touchdown. Winton Woods closes out the season as they host Glen Este (4-5, 1-3). Loveland travel to play rival Milford (5-4, 1-3) to wrap up their year.


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Next week: Loveland at Milford, Glen Este at Winton Woods




Winton Woods 21,  Loveland 7

Winton Woods (7-2, 3-1) got quite the scare from a tough Loveland (4-5, 1-3) squad. The game was knotted up a 7-7 at intermission. Turnovers led paved the way to two third quarter touchdowns to break things open for the Warriors. Winton Woods quarterback Dominique Brown was sensational running for 178 yards and a score and passing for 101 and a touchdown through the air. Running back Jeremiah Goins chipped in for another 131 yards on the ground. The Warriors shredded the Tigers defense with 360 yards rushing in the contest. It was the Winton Woods defense was that was the difference in this one. They held Lockland to 25 yards rushing and intercepted three passes in the contest. Adam Engel was the lone bright spot for the Tigers with five receptions, 147 yards receiving and a touchdown. Winton Woods closes out the season as they host Glen Este (4-5, 1-3). Loveland travel to play rival Milford (5-4, 1-3) to wrap up their year.


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Next week: Loveland at Milford, Glen Este at Winton Woods




Wayne  42,  Centerville  20

Quarterback Braxton Miller stole the show as Wayne (6-3, 3-1) shocked Centerville (7-2, 3-1) 42-20 on Friday night. The GWOC Central title will come down to the final weekend of the season. Miller ran for 165 yards and four touchdowns. He was also efficient through the air adding 155 yards and a touchdown pass to Seth Stuart. The junior has battled a thigh bruise for most of the latter part of the season. He should no ill-effects of his injury against the Elks. The Warriors shredded Centerville with their rushing attack. Running back Anthone Taylor complemented Miller with 122 yards on the ground as well. It was the Wayne defense that stepped up when things got tough. After Centerville tied the score at 14-14 the Warriors shut them down for the final three quarters. Three times Wayne stopped the Elks on fourth down inside the red zone. It would be the momentum killer they would need to come out victorious. Wayne can clinch the GWOC Central title if they can win at Springfield (6-3, 2-2) on Friday night. Centerville plays host to a Fairmont (4-5,2-2) team that comes in with a chip on its shoulder.


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Next week: Wayne at Springfield , Fairmont at Centerville




Wayne  42,  Centerville  20

Quarterback Braxton Miller stole the show as Wayne (6-3, 3-1) shocked Centerville (7-2, 3-1) 42-20 on Friday night. The GWOC Central title will come down to the final weekend of the season. Miller ran for 165 yards and four touchdowns. He was also efficient through the air adding 155 yards and a touchdown pass to Seth Stuart. The junior has battled a thigh bruise for most of the latter part of the season. He should no ill-effects of his injury against the Elks. The Warriors shredded Centerville with their rushing attack. Running back Anthone Taylor complemented Miller with 122 yards on the ground as well. It was the Wayne defense that stepped up when things got tough. After Centerville tied the score at 14-14 the Warriors shut them down for the final three quarters. Three times Wayne stopped the Elks on fourth down inside the red zone. It would be the momentum killer they would need to come out victorious. Wayne can clinch the GWOC Central title if they can win at Springfield (6-3, 2-2) on Friday night. Centerville plays host to a Fairmont (4-5,2-2) team that comes in with a chip on its shoulder.


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Next week: Wayne at Springfield , Fairmont at Centerville




Wayne  42,  Centerville  20

Quarterback Braxton Miller stole the show as Wayne (6-3, 3-1) shocked Centerville (7-2, 3-1) 42-20 on Friday night. The GWOC Central title will come down to the final weekend of the season. Miller ran for 165 yards and four touchdowns. He was also efficient through the air adding 155 yards and a touchdown pass to Seth Stuart. The junior has battled a thigh bruise for most of the latter part of the season. He should no ill-effects of his injury against the Elks. The Warriors shredded Centerville with their rushing attack. Running back Anthone Taylor complemented Miller with 122 yards on the ground as well. It was the Wayne defense that stepped up when things got tough. After Centerville tied the score at 14-14 the Warriors shut them down for the final three quarters. Three times Wayne stopped the Elks on fourth down inside the red zone. It would be the momentum killer they would need to come out victorious. Wayne can clinch the GWOC Central title if they can win at Springfield (6-3, 2-2) on Friday night. Centerville plays host to a Fairmont (4-5,2-2) team that comes in with a chip on its shoulder.


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Next week: Wayne at Springfield , Fairmont at Centerville




Wayne  42,  Centerville  20

Quarterback Braxton Miller stole the show as Wayne (6-3, 3-1) shocked Centerville (7-2, 3-1) 42-20 on Friday night. The GWOC Central title will come down to the final weekend of the season. Miller ran for 165 yards and four touchdowns. He was also efficient through the air adding 155 yards and a touchdown pass to Seth Stuart. The junior has battled a thigh bruise for most of the latter part of the season. He should no ill-effects of his injury against the Elks. The Warriors shredded Centerville with their rushing attack. Running back Anthone Taylor complemented Miller with 122 yards on the ground as well. It was the Wayne defense that stepped up when things got tough. After Centerville tied the score at 14-14 the Warriors shut them down for the final three quarters. Three times Wayne stopped the Elks on fourth down inside the red zone. It would be the momentum killer they would need to come out victorious. Wayne can clinch the GWOC Central title if they can win at Springfield (6-3, 2-2) on Friday night. Centerville plays host to a Fairmont (4-5,2-2) team that comes in with a chip on its shoulder.


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Next week: Wayne at Springfield , Fairmont at Centerville




St. Ignatius 30,  St. Xavier 21

Things started out good as St. Xavier drove 90 yards on 12 plays on their first possession of the game. Will Carroll ran 16 yards to make it 7-0 Bombers. St. Ignatius would get on the scoreboard with a 32-yard field goal with 10:36 left in the second quarter The Wildcat were able capitalize after a St. Xavier fumble by wide receiver Jeff Kraemer. The first of four turnovers for the boys in blue. That wasn’t the end of the woes for the Bombers. On the next possession wide receiver Kevin Milligan fumbled after a pass reception from Luke Massa. St. Ignatius got the ball back on the St. X 48. The Wildcat would have to settle for another 31-yard field goal from Franklin to make it 7-6 midway through the second stanza. The Bombers drove the ball all the way down to the Wildcat 30 yard line behind some nifty running back Conor Hundley who ended up with 71 yards on 12 carries.. The drive was stalled when Mass threw an interception in the end zone. St. Xavier would end their last three drives of the half in turnovers but still led 7-6. The Wildcat took a 9-7 lead on Franklin’s third field goal. This one from 36 yards out with 6:11 left in the third quarter. St. Xavier was bending but not breaking on defense. On the ensuing drive the Bombers committed a costly fourth turnover when Massa was intercepted by George Newrones who took it 34 yards for a touchdown. St. Ignatius was up by a commanding 16-7 count. The Bombers showed their resiliency marching 80 yards on six plays as Massa found Kraemer from 17 yards out to pull St. X to within two at 16-14. Massa threw for 208 yards and Kraemer hauled in five ball for 98 yards receiving. That’s how the frenzied scoring stanza would end. With just under nine minutes left in the game the Wildcat scored on a 10 yard pass from quarterback Mark Myers to David Joseph to put them up 23-14. Myers had 172 yards passing on the afternoon. Once again the Bombers would answer with a with a 10 play 59 yard drive that was capped off by a one yard touchdown plunge by Nigel Muhammad to make the score 23-21 with 4:33 left in the contest. St. Ignatius was milking the clock down to zero when running back Robert Grebenc broke through the line for a 56 yard touchdown to ice the Wildcat 30-21 victory. Grebnc ended up with a hard earned 134 yards on 22 carries. St. Xavier returns home to play Moeller (9-0, 2-0) at Nippert Stadium on Saturday night for the GCL South Championship and playoff seeding.


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Next week: St. Xavier at Moeller




St. Ignatius 30,  St. Xavier 21

Things started out good as St. Xavier drove 90 yards on 12 plays on their first possession of the game. Will Carroll ran 16 yards to make it 7-0 Bombers. St. Ignatius would get on the scoreboard with a 32-yard field goal with 10:36 left in the second quarter The Wildcat were able capitalize after a St. Xavier fumble by wide receiver Jeff Kraemer. The first of four turnovers for the boys in blue. That wasn’t the end of the woes for the Bombers. On the next possession wide receiver Kevin Milligan fumbled after a pass reception from Luke Massa. St. Ignatius got the ball back on the St. X 48. The Wildcat would have to settle for another 31-yard field goal from Franklin to make it 7-6 midway through the second stanza. The Bombers drove the ball all the way down to the Wildcat 30 yard line behind some nifty running back Conor Hundley who ended up with 71 yards on 12 carries.. The drive was stalled when Mass threw an interception in the end zone. St. Xavier would end their last three drives of the half in turnovers but still led 7-6. The Wildcat took a 9-7 lead on Franklin’s third field goal. This one from 36 yards out with 6:11 left in the third quarter. St. Xavier was bending but not breaking on defense. On the ensuing drive the Bombers committed a costly fourth turnover when Massa was intercepted by George Newrones who took it 34 yards for a touchdown. St. Ignatius was up by a commanding 16-7 count. The Bombers showed their resiliency marching 80 yards on six plays as Massa found Kraemer from 17 yards out to pull St. X to within two at 16-14. Massa threw for 208 yards and Kraemer hauled in five ball for 98 yards receiving. That’s how the frenzied scoring stanza would end. With just under nine minutes left in the game the Wildcat scored on a 10 yard pass from quarterback Mark Myers to David Joseph to put them up 23-14. Myers had 172 yards passing on the afternoon. Once again the Bombers would answer with a with a 10 play 59 yard drive that was capped off by a one yard touchdown plunge by Nigel Muhammad to make the score 23-21 with 4:33 left in the contest. St. Ignatius was milking the clock down to zero when running back Robert Grebenc broke through the line for a 56 yard touchdown to ice the Wildcat 30-21 victory. Grebnc ended up with a hard earned 134 yards on 22 carries. St. Xavier returns home to play Moeller (9-0, 2-0) at Nippert Stadium on Saturday night for the GCL South Championship and playoff seeding.


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Next week: St. Xavier at Moeller