Cold high pressure is building across the area this weekend with an embedded area of cold rain showers expected for Friday evening on Halloween. This should provide wet fields, rain showers, northwesterly winds around 10 miles per.
Temperatures at kick off at 7 p.m. will be in the upper 40s and decrease during the game.
Tippecanoe beat Tecumseh 31-14 in a key CBC Kenton Trail game on Friday night at City Park Stadium. The Red Devils pulled away in the second half with touchdown runs. Tecumseh hosts Bellefontaine next week, while Tippecanoe hosts Kenton Ridge. If you missed Top Billing Sports’ broadcast of the game, you can listen to the game in its entirety on our Broadcast Archives page.
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Aviators score early and often in 38-7 win over Troy.
VANDALIA — Senior running back Michael Hutchsinson, junior quarterback Chandler Craine and a stingy defense were the big reasons behind Vandalia-Butler’s dominating 38-7 win over the Troy on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.
Hutchsinson, a 5-8, 190 pound speedster, ran for 145 yards on 30 carries and never tired in the game. Butler’s offensive line gave Craine plenty of time to throw during the game. Craine took advantage and picked apart Troy’s defense. He threw for 180 yards and three touchdowns.
“Butler was more dominating on both sides of line play and our lack of tackling made for a long night,” Troy head coach Scot Brewer said. “We took them too lightly and were probably looking past them with Piqua game coming up. That is my fault.”
Only three games into conference play, all teams have lost at least once.
If you want to watch a race, tune into the six remaining CBC Kenton Trail games.
Kenton Ridge, Bellefontaine, Tippecanoe, and Shawnee are tied for first place with 4-1 conference records. Stebbins trails with a 1-2 record. Tecumseh is in last place with a 0-3 conference record. Who would have thought that after the Arrows went 5-0 in nonconference and crossover games?
The conference records are indicative of the parity in the conference. Unlike last season (when Tippecanoe was clearly the conference’s best team), there is no elite team.
The cool, wet, and cloudy weather conditions of the first half of the week gave way to partly cloudy and warmer temperatures for the Friday night and Saturday football games. We will be on the warmer western side of a high pressure ridge.
The expected weather conditions for the Friday night high school games are mostly clear skies, dry fields, light winds and temperatures in the middle 50’s during the game.
Shawnee beat Tecumseh 27-20 on Friday night a Dave Long Memorial Stadium in a crucial CBC Kenton Trail Division game. The Braves improved to 5-3 overall with the win and 2-1 in the Kenton Trail. Tecumseh dropped to 5-3 and 0-3. Shawnee quarterback Alec Bennett threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one touchdown in the win. Shawnee travels to Bellefontaine next week, while Tecumseh travels to Tippecanoe.
Troy earns its first win of the season by shutting down Sidney’s offense.
TROY — Sidney was no match for Troy’s defense. The Trojans held Sidney to negative yards on offense in the first half and forced punts on every drive.
The defensive performance helped Troy earn a 27-0 victory over Sidney on Friday. The win was Troy’s first this season and broke the program’s eight-game losing streak.
Sidney had negative yards on offense in the first half. The Yellow Jackets punted on every possession in the first half except for a fake punt that came up short.
Rain showers dominated the area this week. They ended late Thursday. An area of cooler and drier conditions moves in for Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18. Even so, the playing fields could remain wet.
The weather conditions should be mostly clear skies, light winds, and Friday night 7 p.m. game time temperatures in the middle 50s.
Did Bellefontaine struggle in the mud at Tippecanoe after getting used to turf?
Bellefontaine was lambasted at Tippecanoe on a muddy grass field last week. Kenton Ridge sloshed through a surprisingly easy victory over Shawnee. It was a game where even Shawnee head coach Rick Meeks knew that his team had to get some offense going in the second half because traction would be at a minimum.
Bellefontaine is a speed-oriented team on its home AcuSport Stadium, which has artificial turf. Was the muddy field in Tipp City’s park a factor in their loss to the Red Devils last week?
Troy holds Trotwood scoreless in the first half but Rams score four TDs in second half.
TROY — After a scoreless first half, Trotwood-Madison scored 28 points in second half to defeat Troy 28-0.
Trotwood running back Harrison Johnson scored from 4 yards out with 6:42 left in third quarter to finish off a 45-yard drive in six plays to get the Rams’ scoring going. Harrison finished game with 117 yards rushing on nine attempts.
Early in fouth quarter, Trotwood scored again with workhorse running back Breland Cosby. Cospy, who rushed 31 times for 171 yards, scored from 2 yards out. The two-point conversion was successful and Rams led 14-0.