After a cool and dreary period caused by an unusually cold high pressure area over the region, the temperatures warm and the playing conditions for the area football contests become nearly perfect for the middle of September.
For Friday, Sept. 19, fields should be dry with light winds along with game time temperatures in the upper 60’s to around 70. Most of the contests start at 7:00 p.m., except for the West Liberty-Salem Tigers at the Catholic Central Fighting Irish which will be at 7:30 p.m. because of the pregame alumni weekend festivities.
Friday on TBSN: Springfield at Miamisburg on Stream 1, Northmont at Piqua on Stream 2.
We here at Top Billing Sports look forward to Friday night lights. They help us to move past the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson sagas that caused a week-long media frenzy. Also, the Big Ten is more brutal than ever. I used to be a defendant of the conference, but now I’m a prosecutor.
Even so, there was Friday. The local gridiron helps you move on with your week. Last week we saw Shawnee get their first win of the season in a 34-9 pounding of previously undefeated Carroll. The Braves should continue on the warpath again this week at home. Tonight, we look froward to Springfield travelling to Miamisburg in a GWOC crossover battle. The Vikings look to continue their running success against Springfield’s athletes.
Shawnee commits no turnovers in 34-9 win over Carroll.
DAYTON — It was the complete game Shawnee had been looking for. After committing 10 turnovers in the last six quarters the Braves played, they didn’t turn the ball over at all against Carroll in a nonconference game.
The lack of turnovers and a solid rushing attack led by Zach Avery helped lead Shawnee to a 34-9 win over Carroll in a nonconference game at Patriot Stadium on Friday night.
Miamisburg scores five touchdowns in the second quarter to run away from Troy.
TROY — After scoring three points in the first quarter, the Miamisburg Vikings exploded for a 35-point second quarter to defeat the Troy Trojans 45-14 on Friday night at Troy Memorial Stadium.
With a 3-0 lead after the first, Miamisburg got the ball on their own 9-yard line after a Troy punt pinned them back. But the Vikings went 91 yards on 13 plays. Viking quarterback Jake Schoenberger scored from one yard out for the first touchdown of the game.
Our second stream is debuted tonight when Lakota East travels to Northmont.
We’re excited about the debut of our second stream tonight. Our first GWOC Game of the Week is Lakota East at Northmont.
Jacob Wise will have the call of six Northmont games this season on Top Billing Sports. All games will air on our second stream. As with our main stream, you can listen to stream 2 on any computer or smartphone.
A strong cold front moved through the area Wednesday night into Thursday morning with rain showers and thunderstorms followed by cooler and mostly dry conditions for the week three local football games.
For Friday, Sept. 12, the local high school football games starting at 7:00 p.m. could have some wet fields from the rains of the recent cold frontal passage. The conditions should be partly cloudy, light winds, and kickoff temperatures in the middle to the upper 60s.
Conner Henry took a short pass 68 yards for a touchdown help lead the Arrows to an 18-17 win over Butler.
NEW CARLISLE — Tecumseh made multiple mistakes on offense against Butler on Friday night. But Conner Henry made those mistakes irrelevant.
Henry took a short pass from Camren Moore 68 yards along the Tecumseh sideline for a touchdown with 6:05 left in the fourth quarter. The Arrows’ missed a two-point conversion attempt, but it didn’t matter. The touchdown gave Tecumseh an 18-17 lead, and the Arrows defense stopped Butler the rest of the game.
“It was indescribable,” Henry said of the touchdown reception after the game. “It was just a rush of energy. I love playing out here with my brothers. I wouldn’t trade anything else for my team.”
Northwest returns a fumble and interception for touchdowns in the fourth quarter of 23-0 win over Troy.
CINCINNATI — Mistakes on offense hampered Troy in a nonconference game against Cincinnati Northwest at Cardinal Stadium. Northwest returned an interception and a fumble for touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away in a 23-0 win.
Northwest led 11-0 heading into the fourth quarter. The Knights’ Payton Brown intercepted a pass from Troy quarterback Hayden Kotwica and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown, and then returned a fumble and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown in the last minute of the game.
Troy’s defense was able to contain Northwest in the game. The Trojans’ defense gave up just one of Northwest’s touchdowns and one field goal in the game.
Troy head coach Scot Brewer: “We need the reps and want to stay out on the field.”
SPRINGFIELD — It didn’t take long for the running clock to get noticed. There were many blowouts across the Miami Valley last week (as there are every week). Many people got to experience the new mercy rule that OHSAA adopted earlier this year for the first time.
We experienced it last Friday in Trotwood’s win over Springfield. The Rams scored midway through the third quarter to push their lead over 30 points. The required message was read over the public address system, and the clock ran for the rest of the game. And man, did the rest of the game fly by after the running clock started.
It didn’t take long for the 2014 football season to be interrupted by weather. Lightning forced delays of many area games last Friday night. This Friday, the weather could be even more disruptive.
A weak cold front will be moving through the area Friday night producing scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. The showers will likely not appear in our area until the middle of the game. Some fields may be wet because of the showers, especially after kickoff time. The temperatures should be in the upper 70’s with light winds.