Category Archives: Regional Sports
Springfield beat Lebanon 74-56 in a GWOC crossover game last night at Springfield High School. It was the first game of the season for both teams. The Wildcats led 11-10 at the end of the first quarter, but started the second on a 9-0 run and never looked back. Darius Harper led Springfield with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Danny Davis added 13 points and Henry Alexander added 11. Listen to interviews with Harper, Guy Victoria, and head coach Isiah Carson below. If you missed our broadcast of the game, listen to the game in its entirety on our Broadcast Archives page.
Isiah Carson Postgame Interview
Guy Victoria Postgame Interview
Darius Harper Postgame Interview
Trotwood-Madison beat Tippecanoe 25-7 in a Division III regional final on Friday at Alexander Stadium in Piqua. The Red Devils were trailing 12-7 early in the fourth quarter when they drove down to Trotwood’s 14-yard line. Tippecanoe running back Jacob Hall was striped of the ball on a play, and the Rams’ Kei Beckham returned the fumble 86 yards for a touchdown. Listen to interviews with Trotwood head coach Maurice Douglass and Tippecanoe head coach Charlie Burgbacher below. If you missed our broadcast of the game, you can listen to the game in its entirety on our Broadcast Archives page.
Maurice Douglass Interview
Charlie Burgbacher Interview
Trotwood defensive back Kei Beckham returns a fumble recovery 84 yards for a touchdown to boost the Rams.
PIQUA — With Trotwood-Madison up by 12-7 with Tippecanoe driving late in a Division III regional final on Friday night, the Rams needed an answer to stop Tippecanoe — and quick.
Kei Beckham answered the call.
Beckham recovered a stripped ball from Tippecanoe running back Jacob Hall and returned it 84 yards for a touchdown with 10:17 left in the fourth quarter. The touchdown helped boost Trotwood to a 25-7 win and earn its fourth-straight regional title.
The weather appears to be a factor in the high school football playoff games this Friday (November 22, 2013). Rain showers preceding a cold front will make fields wet. There could also be gusty winds. The high school playoff game Saturday night (November 24, 2013) should see the rain area moved out with clear to partly cloudy skies but with colder temperatures.
The undefeated Red Devils forced Thurgood Marshall into seven turnovers in a regional semifinal last week.
PIQUA — Trotwood-Madison head coach Maurice Douglass’ attention turned to Tippecanoe seconds after the Rams’ 44-7 win over Shawnee last Friday at Alexander Stadium.
“You’ve got to be ready and focused next week,” Douglass told the team after the game. “They beat Thurgood; they’re good. You can’t just show and expect to win. We’re in seven-day seasons right now, and this is the start of a new seven-day season. We’ve got to be ready for them.”
Despite the disparity in the score, Trotwood coaches were displeased with some of the Rams’ play, including two first-half turnovers and an 80-yard drive Shawnee had on its second drive of the game.
Three OHC teams will play in regional finals this weekend, including a rematch between West Liberty-Salem and Mechanicsburg.
Ohio Heritage Conference teams will be in the spotlight this weekend in area high school playoff games.
Three OHC teams — all from Champaign County — are in regional finals. The big game on Friday night features a rematch between Mechanicsburg and West Liberty-Salem. The Indians (10-2) and Tigers (10-2) will decide the Division 6, Region 22 champion at Wapakoneta’s Harmon Field.
Mechanicsburg beat West Liberty-Salem 32-22 in a conference game on Oct. 11. The Indians outscored West Liberty-Salem 16-0 in the second quarter to help win the game. Mechanicsburg quarterback Kaleb Romero threw for 145 yards and two touchdowns in the game.
Despite two interceptions in the first half, the Rams contained Shawnee in a 44-7 win.
PIQUA — The bad news for Trotwood-Madison fans is Rams’ quarterback Messiah DeWeaver threw two interceptions in the first half, both in the end zone.
The good news is Trotwood ran for about 200 yards and two touchdowns in the first half to help take a 24-0 lead by halftime. The Rams ran early and often in a 44-7 win over Shawnee in a Division III, Region 10 quarterfinal game at Piqua’s Alexander Stadium on Friday night.
Trotwood-Madison beat Shawnee 44-7 in a Division III, Region 10 semifinal game on Friday night at Alexander Stadium. The Rams rushed for 235 yards and four touchdowns in the game. Trotwood will play Tippecanoe next Friday in the Region 10 championship game at a site to be determined. Shawnee finished the season 10-2.
The Braves and Rams will face off at Piqua’s Alexander Stadium in a Division III, Region 10 semifinal game.
PIQUA — When it comes to finding recent playoff success, few teams have been as successful as the Shawnee Braves have this decade. But Shawnee will face a team with decidedly more playoff success tonight in the Trotwood-Madison Rams.
Trotwood (8-2) and Shawnee (10-1) will play in a Division III, Region 10 semifinal game tonight at Piqua’s Alexander Stadium. The winner will play either Thurgood Marshall or Tippecanoe in a regional final next week.
Shawnee is in the midst of its fifth-straight playoff berth. The Braves advanced to the Division III state title game in 2011, losing to Youngstown Cardinal Mooney 21-14. The Braves also advanced to the regional finals in 2009.
Entering week 12 of high school football, Casey leads Bryant by only one game.
I’ve got nothing much to say about the playoffs to this point. First round games went largely as expected with no surprises.
What I’ve got to say has nothing to do with sports, so for those uninterested in my thoughts on John F. Kennedy and the assassination, please stop reading now and scroll down to this week’s picks.