Burgbacher selected as Troy’s next football coach

Fort Loramie coach Matt Burgbacher will try to rebuild Trojans’ football program.

TROY — Fort Loramie head coach Matt Burgbacher is Troy’s new football coach, pending board approval. Troy announced on Wednesday that athletic director David Palmer will recommend Burgbacher at the next school board meeting.

Burgbacher has led the Redskins to a 51-18 record and six-straight playoff appearances since taking over as head coach in 2009. He was voted the AP’s Ohio Division VI coach of the year in 2011, when Fort Loramie amassed a 10-2 record. [Read more…]

Mechanicsburg can’t stop Botkins


Botkins advances to face Fort Loramie in sectional final.

PIQUA — The hot-shooting Botkins Trojans defeated the Mechanicsburg Indians 56-36 in a sectional semifinal on Tuesday night at Piqua High School.

The Trojans made ten three-point field goals (eight in first half) as they quickly got out to a lead and never looked back. Heath Geyer of Botkins scored 18 points scored along with nine rebounds. Geyer shot 4 of 5 from behind the three-point line. [Read more…]