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Photo Gallery: Springfield at Butler

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.

Xenia hangs on for 21-14 win over Troy

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 receiver Conner Henry fights off Butler defensive back Joseph Depoy during a run on Friday night at Spitzer Stadium. Henry scored the game-winning touchdown for Tecumseh. (Top Billing Sports Photos by Bryant Billing)

Pick ‘Em: ‘Black Attack’ off to great start

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.

Dick’s weekend football weather forecast: Sept. 26

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.

Wayne has little trouble with Troy

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.

Dick’s Weekend Football Weather Forecast: Sept. 19

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.

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Pick ‘Em: High school football is refreshing change to national scene

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.

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Shawnee puts together complete game against Carroll

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.

Big scoring plays lead Miamisburg to blowout win over Troy

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.

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Pick ‘Em: Not one, but two streams tonight on TBSN

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.