Springfield head coach Maurice Douglass says RB/WR Danny Davis is Ohio’s best sophomore.
SPRINGFIELD — Clark County teams didn’t just light up scoreboards last Friday. They set fire to scoreboards.
Tecumseh, Shawnee, and Kenton Ridge scored 55 or more points in CBC crossover games on Friday night. Springfield’s offense wasn’t shabby either. The Wildcats had their best showing on offense since 2010 by racking up 35 points against Butler.
Shawnee beat Greenon 61-0 on Friday. The Braves eclipsed 500 yards of offense for the second consecutive week. It was the third-straight win for the Braves, who moved to 3-2.
Springfield beat Butler 35-13 on Friday night at Butler’s Memorial Field. Springfield improves to 2-3 win the win, while Butler falls to 1-4. Springfield travels to Wayne next Friday, while Butler hosts Piqua.
Lady Cougars went undefeated in regular season play for first time.
SPRINGFIELD — Kenton Ridge athletics has a rich history of champions. There are conference, sectional, district, and regional championship banners hanging up in the gymnasium for multiple sports ranging from bowling to softball. But there aren’t any from girls golf. That’s about to change.
Kenton Ridge head coach Scott Ark was determined to help his team get a banner at the beginning of the season.
“At some point I was looking in the gym and noticed that there was no banner for girls golf,” Ark said. “So, I said to the girls that we have to change that, but I knew that a team has to at least win a conference championship or make it past sectionals and on to districts to get a banner.”
Sophomore running back has 385 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns against Butler.
VANDALIA — Springfield needed a spark on offense after two lack-luster performances in a row. They got it from Danny Davis on Friday night against Butler.
Davis accounted for 385 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns as Springfield beat Butler 35-13 at Memorial Field. He returned the game’s opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown to give Springfield an early lead. The Wildcats never trailed in the game.
Troy drives to Xenia 21-yard line in last minutes but couldn’t tie the game.
XENIA — The Xenia Buccaneers defense withstood Troy in the final two minutes of GWOC crossover game on Friday night to pull out a 21-14 victory for the home crowd.
Down 21-14, Troy got the ball on their own 23-yard line and moved to the Xenia 21 with just over a minute left in the game. On a third down and 10 for Troy at the Xenia 21, the Xenia defense sacked QB Hayden Kowitka and forced a fourth down and 19.
Troy went for it, and Kowitka could not find an open receiver and scrambled for 9 yards. Troy turned over the ball on downs as a result, and Xenia ran out the final 33 seconds for a hard-fought win.
Tecumseh’s defense gets a test tonight with Nathan Mays and Urbana’ offense.
SPRINGFIELD — Tecumseh’s offense isn’t blowing any opponents out of the water. Tecumseh ranks eighth in the Central Buckeye Conference on offense. The Arrows average 269 yards and 21 points per game through their first four games.
Tecumseh’s offensive numbers are similar to Benjamin Logan’s. The Raiders average ten yards less a game than Tecumseh and 16 points per game.
But unlike Benjamin Logan and the rest of the bottom half of the CBC, Tecumseh is 4-0. Having the conference’s best defense will help make up for any offensive inefficiencies.
The region will be on the western side of a large flat high pressure cell producing fair skies, dry conditions, light winds, and pleasant temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s for nearly perfect early autumn weather for the local and area high school football games which kick off at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, Sept. 26. The fields should be dry.
Trojans manage 37 yards on offense against undefeated Warriors.
TROY — It took only eight seconds for fans at Troy Memorial Field to get a feel for how a GWOC crossover game between Wayne and Troy would go.
Wayne quarterback D’Mitrik Trice threw a 43-yard pass that 6-6 receiver Ahmad Wagner lept and caught in the end zone for a touchdown on the first play of the game. It was the first of many scores for the Warriors, who blew out Troy 54-0. Wayne scored 48 points in the first half. Wayne played second stringers in the second half.
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.