From the Re-Grand Opening of the Kroger's on Harry Sauner Road in Hillsboro
Clinton-Massie looks to keep up with their winning ways, as they're in action tonight taking on Kettering Alter.
Stew Gardner joined us on the "Morning Mess" to talk about the game, check out the full lenght interview here:
Clinton-Massie vs. Kettering Alter---Buckeye Country Radio & I Heart Radio
Stew Gardner & Roger Barber Pregame 7:05pm Friday
Two Division 4 powerhouse teams will face off Friday night at 7:30pm at Dayton Welcome Stadium in the Region 14 championship & for a berth to the state Final 4 on the line.
Clinton Massie (11-1 & ranked 5th in the state & #2 seed in the region) is coming into the contest off an impressive 52-14 win over Cincinnati McNicholas last Friday night in which star running back Bayle Wolf set a new school rushing record of 365 yards & 6 touchdowns. With the season totals added in he is closing in on the 5000 yard rushing mark in his career at Clinton-Massie (at 4938 unofficially) & 97 rushing TDs. Wolfe was name earlier this week as the Southwest District Offensive Player of the Year.
Massie is in the playoffs for the 12th straight year & is in the regional finals for the 3rd year in a row & the 4th time in the last 5 years. Kettering Alter is in the playoffs for the 13th straight season (19th overall) but this will be only the second meeting between the two schools with Alter winning in the Regional 16 finals by a 32-7 score in 2009 as the Knights went on to capture their 2nd consecutive Division 4 title.
Knights (11-1 & ranked 6th in the state & #1 seed in Region 14) are coming off a 28-0 win over Germantown Valley View. Among their top players are running backs Nick Coleman who has scored seven of his 12 touchdowns from 40 yards or longer, fullback Tommy Ruff with 13 TDs including at least 1 per game in 9 of the last 10 games & place kicker Mike Ruffolo.
Defensively Massie is giving up about 8.6 points per contest & Alter giving up 9.7 points per contest.
Both landed several players on the district teams including Falcons linebacker Kelson Gauden (1st team) & three first team selections from Alter---linemen Lane Breyer & Kraig Howe & defensive back Jordan George.
The winner of the Alter-Massie game will face the winner of the #1 rank Kenton & #2nd rank Bryan contest on Friday November 29th at 7:30pm in the state semi-finals at a site to be determined on Sunday. Kenton-Bryan will be playing Friday night as well at Centerville High School.