With four weeks to go in the high school football regular season things in the SCOL are starting to get really interesting with this week games featuring a battle of two state ranked teams in their first ever meeting and a battle between Ready & another SCOL opponent.
CHILLCOTHE (6-0/3-0) AT CLINTON-MASSIE (5-1/2-0)
The Falcons will try to extend their 34 SCOL game winning streak against the hot Cavaliers.
Chillicothe at (6-0) is state ranked 7th in Division 3 but more importantly they are second in their region. Markel Cain has come on strong after back to back multi touchdown games against Washington CH & Greenfield McClain. Cavaliers have outscored their last two opponents 116-6 and have a run of six quarters in a row of keeping teams out of the end zone.
Clinton-Massie bounced back after their loss at DeSales with a 77-0 win over Hillsboro last Friday with Bayle Wolf scoring all 4 times that he had the ball in the first half. He already has over 900 yards rushing and 15 TDs on the ground in just 5 games. Falcons are averaging 46 points per game & giving up only about 9 points a contest including two shutouts both in the SCOL.
WASHINGTON CH (3-3/1-1) AT McCLAIN (3-3/0-3)
The Tigers after playing three of their last 4 games on the road return for homecoming against their oldest rival.
Last year Greenfield won 21-15 at Gardner Park as Thom Schrader threw for 133 yards & a TD. He added two more scores on the ground as the Tigers forced three Blue Lions turnovers.
Tye Smith ran for 120 yards & a TD in last year’s game and Travis Leisure had over 100 yards in offense. Josh Williams threw for 110 yards in the contest.
BISHOP READY (6-0) AT MIAMI TRACE (5-1/2-1) Broadcast on Buckeye Country & I Heart Radio
It is homecoming at Panther Stadium this weekend & the Panthers host Bishop Ready who put 98 points on Washington CH last week.
Ready averaging over 53 points a game & has gone over the 48 point mark 4 times already this season. Team is led by Akili Taylor who has already rushed for about 900 yards and 10 TDs. Matt Yoho has thrown for 9 TDs & rushed for 4 more already equaling his total scores of all last season. Ready has a highly recruited lineman in Brady Taylor a 6-5 275 pounder who has verbally committed to Virginia Tech.
Miami Trace is led by a balancing running attack with Trevor Haines leading the way. Trevor unofficially has 700 yards rushing and 13 rushing TDs. Jimmy Stroker already has over a 1000 yards in total offense this season so far. Miami Trace is averaging about 38 points a game & giving up 18 points a game.
HILLSBORO (1-5/0-2) AT EAST CLINTON (2-4/1-2)
This is the first time that Hillsboro Head Coach Matt Hodges will face-off against his former team. East Clinton, with Hodge as the Astros Head Coach, won 31-26 last year at Hillsboro using a running game behind Max Morrow to make up for the loss of Dalton Floyd who didn't play due to a concussion.
Floyd leads this year’s wide open Astros offense closing in already on the 1,000 yards passing mark with about 80% of his passing & yardage coming from Clyde Snow.
Hillsboro is trying to get to snap a nine game SCOL game losing streak and trying to get their first SCOL win in 2 seasons.