Posted Friday, November 15th 2013 @ 9am
It's week two of the High School football playoff's and Stew Gardner joined us on the Morning Mess today to talk about tonight's game.
you can catch the full lenght interview here:
CLINTON MASSIE (10-1) VS. CINCINNATI MCNICHOLAS (9-2)
Friday 7:00PM Pre Game 7:30PM Kic-Off
Stew Gardner & Roger Barber
Buckeye Country 105.FM/AM 1590 I Heart Radio CHO Radio
The Clinton Massie Falcons will continue their journey in defending their Division 4 championship by playing Friday night at 7:30pm at Kings High School against the Rockets of Cincinnati McNicholas. The winner will move on to the Regional 14 championship game against the winner of Kettering Alter & Germantown Valley View on November 22nd.
The Falcons ranked 5th in the state are coming off a 35-14 win over SCOL foe Miami Trace last week. The Falcons took advantage of 4 Miami Trace turnovers including intercepting Jimmy Stroker three times. Josh Loud had 2 of those interceptions.
Hunter Fentress threw for 163 yards in the game giving him almost 1100 yards passing for the season & 9 TDs. He also has rushed for an additional 5 TDs.The Wolf brothers combined for 150 yards rushing against the Panthers giving Bayle Wolf over 1100 yards rushing & 19 TDs & younger brother Chayse with close to 1100 yards & 13 TDs.
McNicholas ranked 11th in the state has losses to Cincinnati Northwest & Kettering Alter. They advanced to Friday's 2nd round after picking up their 1st ever home tournament win by a 28-14 score over Urbana last Saturday. Rockets converted two of the Urbana team turnovers into 2 Rocket scores. McNicholas now has qualified in 10 separate seasons for post season action.
The Rockets are averaging 33.5 points per game & giving up 21.2 points per game. Team best post season play was in Division 3 in 2010 when they got to the Elite 8.
Top players include quarterback Luke Sulkin. The junior has ran for over 1000 yards & 13 TDs. He also has passed for about 950 yards but only 3 TDs. He also the team's punter averaging an impressive 36.5 yards a punt.
Sean Byrne has rushed for over 700 yards & 9 TDs & sophomore Adam Hirsch has over 500 yards rushing & 9 TDs.
Team's top defender is Sam Browning with 5 interceptions including returning 1 for a TD. He also has returned 2 kick offs for scores.