Herb has been in the broadcasting industry since 1974, beginning at Clermont Northeastern High School's 1,000-watt FM station WCNE-FM (now WOBO-FM) in Clermont County. Since those days, Day has served in virtually every capacity from on-the-air to radio station ownership. He has been on the air in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus and a few markets in between. Not only does he serve as host to Buckeye Country's morning show, but he also works with clients daily in the Sales/Marketing Department. Herb is also a singer/musician/songwriter, and has had the priviledge to open concerts for major Nashville acts through the years. He also is a recording artist with his latest project being one containing all material he has written entitled "Hard-Times". When Herb isn't working he.....well....let's be honest. Herb is ALWAYS working!
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.
For only the 2nd time since the SCOL reformed there will be three teams from the SCOL in the high school post season football playoffs in the same year. In 2005, Miami Trace was in the Division 2 playoffs, Hillsboro in Division 3 & Clinton Massie in Division 4.
FRIDAY 7:30PM Division 4 Region 14
Miami Trace (7-3) at Clinton-Massie (9-1)
Broadcast: Buckeye Country 105.5Fm/AM 1590 & I Heart Radio WCHO Radio
The Panthers enters the contest against an opponent that they haven't defeated since 2005 when they won 37-23 during the SCOL season. Since then they have loss 8 games in a row against Clinton-Massie including just 2 weeks ago at Massie by a 42-7 score.
Panthers will enter averaging 35.2 points per game while giving up 21.8 points a contest. Take out the Panthers three losses their defense average drops to 14.9 points a contest.
Trevor Haines leads the Panthers going over the 1000 yard rushing mark last week against Washington Court House & has rushed for 20 TDs. Jimmy Stroker has rushed for 600 plus yards & rushed for 8 TDs & thrown for 8 TDs with the Pettiford brothers his top receivers with Cedric (5 TDs) & Marcel (2 TDS).
Clinton Massie is making their 13th playoff appearance with this year being their 12th straight in the Division 4 & defending their state title.
Bayle Wolf leads with 1053 yards rushing & 18 TDs in just 5 plus games. Wolf missed at least 2 games & the last few weeks (including against Miami Trace) has played defense only resting up for the playoffs. Brother Chayse has 1031 yards rushing & 13 TDs for the Falcons.
Hunter Fentress has thrown for over 900 yards & 7 TDs.
Defensively the team has picked off 7 opponent passes & recovered 11 opponents fumbles.
They are averaging 43.4 points per game & giving up only 6.8 points a contest.
This is the 11th time in the playoffs in their 12 year streak they have open at home & are 8-2.
Winner of this contest will play the winner of Cincinnati McNicholas & Urbana at a neutral site November 15th.
FRIDAY 7:30pm Division 3 Region 9
Chillicothe (9-1) at Brookhaven (8-2)
WBEX Radio 1490 AM & I Heart Radio WBEX
Ron Hinton becomes the 4th head coach to lead the Cavaliers to the playoffs. He joins John Sines, Bill Dennis & Bill Davidson. In fact Davidson led the team to playoffs in 2006, 2008 & 2010.
Cavaliers are led by the running duo of Markel Cain (unofficially 1000 plus yards /15 TDs & Nate Rosenbauer 600 yards & 12 TDs). The team is scoring about 32 points a game & giving up only 8.5 points a contest including shutting out all four opponents that Cavs hosted this season.
Brookhaven was 1-2 at one point this season but enter with a 7 game winning streak. In the last 5 games the team has given up only a total of 20 points & has 2 shutouts, 2 games of giving up 7 points & a game giving up 6 points.
Overall Brookhaven is averaging 35.5 points a contest & giving up 12.9 points a contest.
Offensively the team offers an explosive running attack led by the trio of David Peoples (10 TDs), Macycah Fleming (5 Rushing TDs & 7 passing TDs) & Devante Lewis (8 TDs). Top receiver is Terry Barker who caught has caught 6 TDs.