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2005 ARCHBISHOP MOELLER VARSITY !FOOTBALL TEAM REGIONAL QUALIIFIER

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Row 1: Alex Gallenstein, Nick Fisher, Tim Odom, Chris Willertz, Jeff Liebert> Doug Rosfeld , Rob Rogers, Bill Straub, Joe Kinnett, Brett Schnieber, Bob Crable, Todd Naumann, Mark Doran , Chris Majors, Tim Moorman, To y Acito, Derek Williams, Bob Odom, Steve Williford, Mike Lane, Allen Hughes, Mike Poole, Kyl e Hauck, Shawn Donnellan

Row 2: Brett Hines, Kevi n Deters , Brad Albrinck, Will Sorter, Ross Quehl, Kevin Zilch , Pat Higgins, Colin Coletti, Andrew DePetro, Kyle Luecke, Ben Sharp, Germane Lindsey, Greg Leva, Ryan Burandt, Nick Bachman, Ch is DeNicola, Drew Albrecht, Martez Williams, Blake McNamara, Kyle Recinella , Trey Hollmeyer, Ben Moorman, Chedrick Cherry, Pat McClellan, Brian Lane Row 3: Joe Hundemer, Sean Redwine, Joe Hook, Dean Freson, Alex Jaeger, Dean Gaier, Griffin Naylor, Pat Curtin, Dominick lacovone, Josh Arbino, Kevin Blaut, Ma'Rino Hall, Nick Hoctor, Ryan Rodriguez, Rudy Bublitz, Kyle Mudd, Kevin Deutch , Tony Rack, Jake Hubbard, Matt Held, Paul DiPietrantonio, Brian Piepmeier, Matt Smith , Mat Frazier, Tom DeTemple, Justin Smith

Row 4: Pat Redwine , Chris Bechtold , Kevin Smith, Zach Compton, Frank Becker, Tom Feld, Ryan Morris, Greg Jones, Mike Imhoff, Ross Oltorik, Korey Warzala, Taylor Breen , Mike Rummier, John Giuffre, Teddy Fronce • Tim McWilliams, Ryan McCrackan, Adam Scheidler, Wilhelm Genn , Anthony Walsh, Andy Wersel, Brian Schuckman , Matt McNaul, Jason Maupin, Eric Lindhorst Principal .. . ... ..... . . ......................... Blane Collison Asst. Principal .. . ........... . ..................... Mike Rakel Asst. Principal ... .. .................... ... . ...... Carl Kremer Asst. Principal . . • . . . . . . . . ................. Bro. Ron Luksic, SM Treasurer .. .. ...... .. ...... ..... . ..... . .. • ...... Bill Balbach Athletic Director. . . . . . • . . . . . ............. ....... Barry Borman Athletic Development Director .... .. ..•........... ... Mike Fa rrell Athletic Office Manager ........ . ........ . ...... Carol Campbell Athletic Administrative Secretary ... ... ....... . ....... Kim Hauck Band Director.......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... Bob Brow ing Equ ipment Manager .......... ..... ............Whitey Campbell Athletic Trainer . . .... . .......... . ...... ........ . Craig Lin sey Doctors. . . . . . . . . . . . . .............. Steve Beerman , Paul Kollma Orthopedic . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... ..... . ............. Tim Kremchek Chiropractor. . . . . . . . . . . . .......... . .............. Mike Rohlfs Nickname ........... . .. .... ................ Fighting Crusaders

Varsity Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..... Bob Crable Varsity Assistants ............ . .Tony Acito , Jeff Liebert, Chris Majors ............... Tim Moorman, Todd Nauma nn , Bob Odom, im Odom ........... . Doug Rosfeld, Brett Schnieber, Bill Straub, Charlie Willertz JV Coaches ........... . ............ Derrick Williams , Brad Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Rogers, Steve Willford Freshman Coaches ................ .. . Bob Kolkmeyer, Dave Faller ............................Ted Forrest, Craig Rohlfs, Ron Stump Administrative Assistants . ............. ... Mark Doran , Kim Hauck Managers........... . ........... . . Kyle Hauck, Shawn Donnellan ...................... Skooter Yowler, Michael Hopkins, Mike Poole Video ... .............. Andy Pokupec, Nick Fisher, Alex Gallenstein Statistician ........... . .... . . ........ Dan O'keefe, Jai Schiavone Announcer ...................................... Rick Crema Clock Operator . ......... ......... ..................Ron Roth Cheerleader Moderator. ..... ... ..... .... .... . ....... Debi Cass Colors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blue-White-Gold

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Notre Dame I Finally returning to Midwest for recruits?

The Enquirer/Michael E. Keating

Withrow senior Kallen Wade is still learning about Notre Dame's tradition; he hopes to add to it starting in 2006.

IRISH REVIVAL MIGHT BEGIN IN CINCINNATI S/1/o~

By Tom G'rciesf:hen Enquirer staff writer

Wade 1st from area to sign in a while

otre Dame last won anational football championship in 1988. Around that time, the Irish pipeline of Greater Cincinnati prep products started drying up. While the twin droughts (national titles, Cincinnati players) are just coincidence, local Notre Dame fans are still cheering the news that Withrow's Kallen Wade, a junior defensive end, has committed

to the Fighting Irish for 2006. Wade is the first area player to accept a Notre Dame scholarship in nearly 10 years, a stunning statistic when one considers Cincinnati once regularly helped stock the Irish program. ''I love to see one of our players going back up there," said Bob Crable, the Moeller head coach and former Notre Dame All-America linebacker. "I know Notre

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Dame wants to make a presence here again." The Notre Dame media guide lists 76 Greater Cincinnatians who have played at least one second in an Irish varsity game, dating to the program's formation in 1887. Of the 76locals, 50 played at Notre Dame between the late 1960s and late '80s. A total of 18 Cincinnati products played on Notre Dame's last three

national title teams (1973, '77 and '88). Tight end Frank Jacobs (Newport Central Catholic) and cornerback D'Juan Francisco (Moeller) both played for the '88 Irish. But, since 1990, only five locals have played in a Notre Dame varsity game.

Former St Xavier linebacker Rocky Boiman, who played for Notre Dame from 1998-2001, was the last local player awarded an Irish scholarship. See NOTRE DAME, Page BlO


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Boiman, now in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans, is nearly a decade removed from high school. The only Cincinnati player on the 2004 Irish roster was junior quarterback Marty Mooney, a walkon from St Xavier. Gerry Faust, the former Moeller (1963-80) and Notre Dame (1981-85) head coach, said he was thrilled to learn Wade had chosen Notre Dame. Faust is retired and livfug in Akron. "fve been trying to tell people for years that Notre Dame needed to get back to recruiting the Midwest schools," Faust said. "Notre Dame made its heydays on those kids. Ara Parseghian did it, Dan Devine did it, we did it and Lou Holtz did it"

Back to their roots And now, new Irish coach Charlie Weis wants to do it with help from his own Cincinnati connection - Rick Minter. Minter, the former Cincinnati head coach (1994-2003), is back as Notre Dame's defensive coordinator. It's the same job Minter held at Notre Dame under Holtz in 1992-93. 'To rebuild this program in the proper way, we need to have a very strong hold on the Midwest," Minter said, speaking by telephone from his office in South Bend, Ind. 'That includes being strong in Ohio, and particularly in Cincinnati where it's such a strong high school town. With my familiarity there, we hope to use that to our advantage." Jon Dannemiller, a St Xavier grad who is president of the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati, said Notre Dame has between 1,500 and 2,000 ahunni living in the area Add to that the countless "subway alumni" who grew up watching Notre Dame football highlights on 1V each Sunday morning with lindsey Nelson and Paul Hornung, and it's no secret that Irish football has always been big in Cincinnati. "I'm so happy Charlie Weis seems to be recruiting the Midwest again," Dannemiller said. By land, Notre Dame is about 4¥.! hours northwest of downtown

"I've been trying to tell people for years that Notre Dame needed to get back to recruiting the Midwest schools. Notre Dame made its heydays on those kids. Ara Parseghian did it, Dan Devine did it, we did it and Lou Holtz did it."

"To rebuild this program in the proper way, we need to have a very strong hold on the Midwest. That includes being strong in Ohio, and particularly in Cincinnati where it's such a strong high school town."

Fonner Nlllre Dame coach Geny Faust

Cincinnati. When did the relatively short drive suddenly get so long for Notre Dame, and how did Irish football lose its grip in Cincinnati ? "I can't answer that, because I haven't been here for a while," Minter said. "I do know we want to get that presence back, because it goes all the way back to Ara's days and Gerry Faust's days."

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The Notre Dame media guide lists more than 2,500 men who have played at least one second in at least one regular-season varsity football game. There are 76 such Irish alumni listed from Greater Cincinnati, including Northern Kentucky. Some facts about local ND products: What changed? • Withrow junior DE Kallen Wade, Theories abound on why Notre who committed to the Irish last weekDame has no longer recruited Cin- end, is the first Cincinnati player to accinnati as hard: cept a ND scholarship since St Xavier • The Cincy "connection" was linebacker Rocky Boiman (ND 1998broken when Faust was forced out 2001). Boiman now plays for the Tenin 1985. Faust sent several Moeller nessee Titans. players to Parseghian and Devine • Of the 76 Greater Cincinnatians in the 1960s and '70s, and there who have played in a ND varsity game, were several Faust recruits still playing for the '88 national champi- 50 ofthose men played between the late 1960s and late 1980s. Atotal of ons. • The decline in local recruiting 18 Cincinnati products played on Notre actually began under Holtz, who Dame's last three national title teams got the occasional plum (Norwood (1973, '77 and '88). fullback Marc Edwards in the early • Since 1990, only five locals have 1990s) but signed only a handful of played in a ND varsity game. Cincinnati players in his 1986-96 • The most recent Cincinnati product tenure. • Holtz's successors, Bob Davie to reach ND is junior QB Marty Mooney, a walk-on from St. Xavier. and Tyrone Willingham, also tried to spread their recruiting nets more • Moeller sent 18 players to ND durnationally at "speed" players. To a ing its heyday of the 1970s and '80s, degree, they got away from Notre including future NFL standouts Steve Dame's hardnosed Midwest roots. Niehaus (DL), Steve Sylvester (OL), And being several years removed Bob Crable (LB) and Tony Hunter (TE). from having Cincinnati players, the All were coached in high school and/ or Irish were no longer regular visicollege by Gerry Faust, Moeller's coach tors to area high schools. from 1963-80 and NO's coach from Crable thinks the Irish, trying to 1981-85. compete against their murderous schedules, recently have gone more for the so-called "athletes'' has gotten the fast kids, tall kids than the tough, smashmouth Notre and kids who could catch the footDame players of the past. ball," Crable said. "Charlie Weis "I think Notre Dame recently said he's looking for toughness, and

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I think his predecessors failed to find enough tough kids. I know speed kills, but football is a game of attitude. You've got to have some nastiness." Crable, who epitomized nastiness as a player, said Notre Dame also has lost some recruiting battles to the Ohio States and Michigans in recent years. "Kids like winners," Crable said. "Notre Dame hasn't won in a long

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It's not as if Notre Dame has been ignoring Cincinnati prep football. The Irish last summer were a top contender for St. Xavier senior Robby Schoenhoft, who was ranked among the nation's top dozen prep quarterbacks. "After I visited there, I was ready to commit," Schoenhoft said of Notre Dame. "I was just dumbfounded. I was in awe of the place and its tradition." But Schoenhoft hit some snags with Willingham and his staff. Schoenhoft said he couldn't get a straight answer on who else the Irish were recruiting at his position. Fmally, he decided to look elsewhere. 'The whole process turned me off," Schoenhoft said. "Nothing against anybody, because I did like it up there." Schoenhoft signed with Ohio State, after paring his list to OSU, Michigan and Notre Dame.

Other locals of interest This year, Wade has not been the only local targetfor Notre Dame. According to the recruiting Web site NDNation.com, the Irish also have offered a scholarship to

Notre Dame and national titles • Notre Dame has been consensus national champion 11 times: 1924-2930-43-46-4 7-49-66-73-77-88 • The current 16 seasons without a national title matches the 1950-65 drought as school's longest stretch without a championship. · • Since Notre Dame's last national football title in 1988, the Irish have changed coaches three times, missed the postseason four times, finished unranked five times, and have gone 4-8 in bowl games. • Notre Dame has not finished in the national top-5 rankings since 1993, when the Irish were a consensus No. 2. Princeton offensive lineman Aaron Brown and have "mutual interest'' in Withrow defensive back Robert Williams. St Xavier linebacker/defensive end Alex Albright visited Notre Dame's spring football game lastweekwith Wade. Tom Lemming, the ESPN.com recruiting analyst, said Wade may be the No. 2 overall prospect in Ohio behind Princeton's Brown, with both having the potential to be 'Top 100" players when Lemming releases his annual list in June. Has the Cincinnati pipeline reopened? T!Ille will tell, but city coaches including Withrow's Doc Gamble, St Xavier's Steve Specht, and Moeller's Crable all say Minter has told them Notre Dame will be back. "I know they hadn't visited Withrow in some time," Gamble said. "I used to work Rick Minter's camp

when I was an assistant at Mount St Joseph and East Carolina, so we have a connection. I know they're making a point of emphasis to get back to Ohio." It doesn't just mean to Catholic schools, either. While Notre Dame is famous as a Catholic school, the Irish had no qualms about landing an inner-city player fror,l Withrow. "I was kind of shocked that Kallen was so excited about Notre Dame, but he loved it," Gamble said. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Wade, who had 13 sacks last year, said he was also considering Boston College and Illinois. "Once I saw Notre Dame ... I don't think anybody could touch them," Wade said.

Wade's road At Notre Dame, it will help that Wade is a 3.8 student Notre . Dame's rigorous academic standards have been blamed, fairly or not, for the Irish losing recruits in recent years. Wade said he is not particularly familiar with the Irish tradition. The 11 national titles and Knute Rockne and the Four Horsemen and Touchdown Jesus are just now coming to the Cincinnati kid, who grew up in Phoenix dreaming of be ing an Olympic sprinter. "I moved here :five or six years ago, but I really don't know much about Notre Dame's past," Wade said. ''I just liked the atmosphere when I went up there." For the record, Wade is Episcopalian. He laughs when asked about the Catholic yam that says the two biggest jobs in the world are Pope and Notre Dame football coach, not necessarily in that order. "It doesn't matter to me," Wade said. "We're all Christians anyway." In South Bend, he11 find everyone on the same page. Irish alums, people he didn't know from Adam, were coming up and welcoming Wade as he walked around Notre Dame Stadium last weekend. "I know they haven't won for a while," Wade said. "It's my job to help put them back up there."

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Athletic Signings

. . . . . . . . . . fiftSJAIJ&Qt ...... AI_., . . . Athletic Signings The following athletes signed National Letters of Intent in the winter/spring of 2006. Pictures of the signings can be found at the new Moeller photo gallery. February 2, 2006 Signings: Jason Cisper Brett Hines Michael Rummier Sean Redwine Dominick Iacovone Matthew Angelini Jon Bentley

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High school football. season has made. its way. to 2005!

Septemb~r is near and that means.the players and coaches are _studying the playqook, tightening their laces and polishing their helmets. There are highexpectations for teams in your area, and we've got the· inside scoop on some of the top players.

GaryPRIDE Juniorquarterback~

Pride will try to fill the shoes oflast year's ·quarterback, Dominick Goodman- who is now playing at the University of Cincinnati · -in the· Cardinals' triple-gption offense.

PhillipHESSE.LBROCK -Senior - fullback/linebacker . Hesselbrock is a two-year starter at inside · linebacker, one of the few returning starters from last year's playoff team. He'll be counted on as one of the key leaders for the Wildcats as a co-captain.

·HarryMcCALL · Seniordefensive back/qnarterback/ · wide receiver- · McCall returns DS a major-college cornerback prospect. With good size and speed, he is expected to be one of the most exciting players in the Southwest Ohio Public League.

AarohBRO\&VPJ Se_nioroffensive lirie Brown is a 6-foot-6, 280-pound team captain who was named to J;leebok'spreseasonAllAmerican Team for the North Region. One of ·the best players in the area, Brown is being recruited heavily by major colleges.

-Junior -linebacker Wheeler was named to the second teamAllMVC team as a sophomore and led the team in tackles last year with 124. He is expected to be one of the leaders for the Trojans in 2005.

DemetriusTOOMBS -Senior.

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. Toombs, a four-year starter, was named first team all-league last year as well as honorable mention Southwest Ohio. He will play mostly running back and defensive end for the Spartans, but may also be used at linebacker, where he played exdu- . sively last year. Toombs is being heavily recruited by Division I schools. ·· '"''''·"·•·····

JoshBROWN..SMITH SeniorquarterbackJohnson is playing quarterback f!Jr the first time for the Warriors after starting two years at running back. Hewill be expected to fill .the shoes of Jamal Ferguson, who graduated. ijead Coach Troy Everhart said Johnson is ready to take over.

-Senior -running back Brown-Smith is one of the best runners in the Cincinnati Hills League. He gained 1,133 yards . and averaged 6.9 yards per catrylast season . for the Cowboys .

SeanREDWBNIE Seniorquarterback- , Sheehan is the Lancers' new quarterback. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound senior started in two games last year and is projected to be one of the best quarterbacks in the city: He has committed to play for Bowling Green State University.

.ChrisCIONNI Seniorrunning backAt 5-feet -7 and 150 pounds, the senior halfback made huge contributions for the Bombers last . season_: he rushed ~or 1,400 yards and was named to first team all-district. An all-around "effort guy," Cionni is a shifty running back, and Coach Steve Specht says the senior makes everybody around him better.

-Senior -tight end The Crusaders Will rely on Redwine to be a major part of its passing attack. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound seniorVIrill be a presence in the running game with his strong blocking skills. Redwine caught four touchdO\Nns last season for the 10-3 Crusaders.

QuentinSIMS' -~Sophomore

- quarterback The new quarterback this year for the Knights is · sophomore Quentin Sims. Head Coach Tim Viox said although Sims has yet to prove himself at the quarterback position in a game situation, he is making progress during practices. '


SIO THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2005

THE ENQUIRER

PREP FOOTBALL·

SEASON PREVIEW

Cincinn-ati's best quarterback?

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Division: I Coach: Bob Crable (31-16) Last year: 10-3 (2-1), lost in regional final Last league title: 2000 (tri-champs) PlayerS to watch: Senior QB Pat Redwine (6-3, 215) takes over from the graduated Cris Reisert. Redwine has the physical tools and will be a running threat; TE Sean Redwine (6-3, 245), non-identical twin of Pat, is the top prospect in Moeller's senior class; senior TB Martez Williams (358 yards, four touchdowns) should be the top RB; senior lB Alex Jaeger will be a three-year starter, rare at Moeller. Other key players: OL Adam Scheidler; OL Brett Hines; WR Justin Smith; DL Dominic lacovone; DT Frank Becker; DT Ryan Burandt; DE Aridy Wersel; DE Greg Jones; DB Matt Held. Formations: Offense - Multiple I; Defense 4-3. Outlook: Moeller is rated No. 44 nationally by the Sporting News, led by a defensive front seven that returns nearly intact. The Crusaders lost a ton of offense with the graduation of Reisert, OL Matt Tennant (Boston College) and prolific WRs Pat Watt and Tyler Dierkers. The Redwine tWins, Smith and Williams should help compensate there. The Crusaders are a popular pick to win their first league titie in five years.

·Division: Ill Coach: Ed Domsitz (179-126) Last Year: 9-3 (5-0), lost in second round of playoffs Last League Title: 2002-04 Players to watch: MLB Matt Krystofik was first-team All-Ohio and AII-GCL last season as a junior; RB/SS A.J. Savino had three interceptions last season; Other key players: WR Joe Braner; CjDT Jake Cochran; WR/DB Tommy Hogan; OL Sean Cronin. Formations: Offense - Wishbone; Defense -Multiple. Outlook: . As usual, the Knights' focus will be on running the ball, with three contenders in a wide-open quarterback battle. Krystofik anchors a defense that Domsitz believes must answer the challenge of having only three returning starters.

2; CHAMINADE-JULIE.NNE Division: Ill Coach: Jim Place (103-64) Last Year: 9-4 (4-1), lost in regional final Last League Title: 2001 Players to watch: QB Matt Bruggeman had 1,330 yards passing and 13 TDs last season; C Matt Evans was first-team AII-GCL. Others to watch: DB Kenny Watson; DB Dony1l McCleskey; LB Alan Reid. Formations: Offense- Split-back veer; Defense - 4-4. Outlook: The Eagles return only eight startel's from a 2004 squad that finished eighth in the final state AP poll. Graduation losses include five Division I college players.

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Division: I Coach: Steve Specht (11-1). Last year: 11-1 (3-0), lost in second round of playoffs Last league title: 2004 Players to watch: Senior RB Chris Cionni (5-7, 150) led the GCL South with 1,135 yards rushing (12 TDs) last year. "Pound for pound, he's the toughest kid I've ever coached," Specht said; senior LB-DE Alex Albright (6-5, 220) has committed to Boston College; senior QB Brad Scherer (5-10, 170) replaces Clonni graduated star Robby Schoenhoft; senior OT Andrew Hauser (6-3, 280) re. toms to anchor the OL; senior lB Joe Ries (6-0, 215) is the top returning tackler. Other key players: TE Seth Robinson; WR Eddie McHale; DB Frank Morand;DB lim Fagel; RB Darius Ashley. Formations: Offense - Multiple/2-back; Defense- 50. Outlook: The Bombers must replace Schoenhoft but have many offensive skill players back, led by Cionni. New QB Schererwill run more than classic dropback passer Schoenhoft did, with the Bombers looking to move the pocket. Defensively, Specht said it could be one of the Bombers' fastest units ever. Albright should be a force. A tremendous sophomore·class, led by Ashley, could start making its mark.

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By Tom Groeschen' yler Sheehan could be the best quarterback in La Salle history. He could be the best quarterback Lancers coach Tom Grippa has ever had. Could be. "He's abig-time player," Grippa said. "He's the fastest quarterback I've had and he's got the strongest arm of any quarterback I've had, and he's 6 foot 4. Potentially he's the best of them. Now, performance-wise ... he's got to get the jobdone." · Sheehan, a 205-pound seniorwho already has committed to Bowling Green, is Grippa's first Division I-A college quarterback in 19 years as a prep head coach. Grippa had standout quarterbacks such as Adam Ryan and Steve Keller as Elder head coach (1987-96). Most recently he coached former La Salle star Anthony Kummer, who now is at Division I-AA illinois State after starting for the Lancers the past two years. Sheehan last year filled in for Kummer when the latter was injured around midseason. He saw action in every game, and overall he completed 41 of 73 passes for 524 yards, with four touch\:}own passes and only two interceptions. He also rushed for 365 yards (8.1 per carry) and ran for seven touchdowns. Sheehan is the most experienced returning quarterback in the Greater Catholic League South division, and he's also the highest-ranked quarterback in town by most recruiting analysts. He falls just under Ohio High magazine's Top 100 seniors but is ris-

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Division: I Coach: Doug Ramsey (79-19) Last year: 7-4 (1-2); lost in first round of playoffs Last league title: 2003 Players to watch: Senior QB Nick Zeiser (511, 170) replaces the graduated Craig Carey (UC) at QB; Ramsey said Zeiser might remind Panther fans of former QB Keith Bolger (class of'02) as a pass-run threat; Zeiser was Elder's top RB last year (613 yards), but has been a QB most of his career; junior RB Pat Williams (6-0, 190) should be the primary bal-carrier. Defensively, senior SS Kyle Rudolf leads a strong secondary. · Other key players: WR Jeremy Brinck; OT Scott Hoffman; DE Jeff Rieskamp; lB Brandon Singler. Formations: Offense- Multiple ijspread; Defense - 4-3. · Outlook: "People are going to underrate us," Ramsey said, "but we'll be better than a lot of people think." Ramsey said the defense could be the fastest of his Elder tenure, comparable to the 2001 Elder unit that held superstar Maurice Clarett (Warren Harding) to 42 yards rushing. Elder isn't far removed from its two state titles (2002, '03), but likes its underdog status. Expect them to be in the GCL chase.

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Division: I Coach: Tom Grippa (127 -65) Last year: 6-5 (0-3), lost in first round of playoffs. Last league title: 1995 (co-champs) Players to watch: Senior QB Tyler Sheehan (6-4, 205) is the top returning QB in the league and has committed to Bowling Green. He ran for 365 yards (8.1 per carry, seven TDs) and threw for 524 yards (four TDs) in limited duty last year, junior DE Ben Martin (nine sacks) is a big-time Division I prospect; senior TE-DE Brent Gerrety had 6.5 Martin sacks last year. Other key players: RB Bobby Burger, TB Isaac Green; WR Mike Reed; OT Garrett Celek; lB Steve Schwettmann; DE-FB Kevin Keller; lB Vince Harris; CB Julian Posey. Formations: Offense - Multiple (spreadjoptlonjveer); Defense - 3-4. Outlook: Grippa has guided La Salle to two straight playoff berths. The trick now is to reach the GCL upper echelon. The Lancers will score points under offensive whiz Grippa, but the defense must tighten up. La Salle proved you can go 0-3 in the GCL South and make the playoffs. All four GCL teams eamed postseason berths last year, and it could happen again.

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Or are they? Grippa plans to mix in more tripleoption (a Ia Colerain) with the spread . this year, but expect the Lancers to throw a lot still. ''We'll try to keep people guessing with what we do," Sheehan said. "I can keep the ball and run it, I can pitch it, I can give it to the fullback, or I can throw it. We'll do something so we're always gaining positive yardage." Sheehan's temperament is similar to · last year's most highly ranked Cincinnati quarterbacl)., St. Xavier's Robby Schoenhoft. Schoenhoft, highly scrutinized as an Ohio State recruit, shrugged off outside distractions in leading the Bombers to an 11-1 record last fall. 'Tyler doesn't get worked up too much," said Dale Sheehan, Tyler's father. ''When he walks off the field, you couldn't tell if he's just thrown five touchdowns or five interceptions." In the eighth grade, Tyler led his football team into the City final. In his earlier years, he played with the Northside K of C program, which is now the Colerain "Little Cards" program. "He knows a lot of kids at Colerain because of that," Dale said. While Colerain is the current king of Ohio football, La Salle will try to work its way up the GCL ladder. Last year's Lancers went 0-3 in the league but still made the playoffs, a testament to their tough schedule. · "Hopefully we can get some wins early before we go into the league," Tyler Sheehan said. "It's always hard to tell how the GCL will go, but I think we should have a good year."

. ingfast. "Hopefully my experience gets us rolling a little bit, at least early in the year," Sheehan said. ''The GCL is the toughest league in Cincinnati, and by the time we get to league play, the other quarterbacks will have played several games too." Sheehan could threaten some season and career marks held by the Lancers' most prolific quarterback, A.J. Nieman. Nieman, a 1984 La Salle graduate, was the city's top passer in his day. His La Salle records include most yards passing in a season (2,G73) and career (3,829). He signed with the University of Cincinnati out of high school, then transferred to Holy Cross. Grippa was a La Salle assistant in the Nieman era, when the Lancers were one of few teams throwing the ball. Nowadays, the spread offense is common and teams are throwing more than ever. E-mail tgroeschen@enquirer. com

QUICI< HIT: THE GCL SOUTH Of the 81 schools that have won the 160 state championships since 1972~ when Ohio went to a playoff system. .Moeller has won the second-most. Moeller coach Bob Crable won titles as a Crusaders player~ but has yet to win· one as the Crusaders~ coach.

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Division: Ill Coach: Dan Starkey (51-30) Last year: 6-4 (3-2) Last league title: 1997 Players to watch: QB Kurt Rocco; RB/DE Demetrius Toombs is a four-year starter; KjDB/KR/WR Ben Karle; LBs Jay Crook and Chad Koester. Other key players: WR David Stevens; RB Jake Bierman; OL Craig Behler; OL David Sun- Toombs derman; DB John Phipps. Formations: Offense- Spread; Defense 50 Slantj Angle. Outlook: With 25 returning lettermen, the Spartans could be the surprise of thei GCLN. "I think they'll be loaded," said C-J coact\ Jim Place. Starkey is very high on QB Rocco's ability to lead their spread offense which looks to throw the ball 35-40 times a game.

4. MCNICHOLAS Division: Ill Coach: Steve Klonne (1st season, 169-48 . overall) Last year: 5-5 (2-3) Last league title: 2001 Players to watch: QB David Klonm~ completed 53 percent of his passes for a conferencehigh 1,844 yards and 18 touchdowns: WR/FS Jeff Foltz had 22 receptions for 348 yards and fflurTDs; RB/DB Brett K~onne Boehm had 420 yards rushing and three TDs; Other key players: OT/DT Greg Thomas; · SE Aaron Hay; WR Mike Robinson; LB Joe Ritter; lB Dave Haag; LB Matt Clark; DL Toriy Campbell; DE Joe Trenkamp. Form~;~tions: Offense·- Spread; Defense4-4. Outlook: Former Moeller coach Klonne inherits a team with pfenty of offensive firepower. The defense;will require some rebuilding after losing six starters, including the entire secondary. A'brutal schedule features non-conference match ups with Division I powers Withrow, Glen Este and Princeton.

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5; HAMILTON BADIN Division: IV Coach: David Wirth (2-8) Last year: 2-8 (0-5) Last league title: 2001 Players to watch: WR Daniel Hurst had 24 receptions and three TDs last season; RB Alex Woodrey had 364 yards rushing in only five games; TE/DE Blake Mulder; FS Wally Gerbus; TE/DE Brad Sedlacek. Other key players: RB Rob Asher; OT Erick Novak; QB Ryan Riegert; LB Ben Combs; LB Matt Frankey; DE Sedlacek. Formations: Offense - Pro I; Defense 4-3. Outlook: Wirth still is seeking his first GCLN victory after going winless in league play last season. But there is optimism !hanks to improved speed and quickness.

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6. PURCELL MARIAN Division: Ill Coach: Larry Bauman (2-8) Last year: 2-8 (1-4) Last league title: 2000 Players to watch: QB John Knauer; DT Evan Jones; DT Steve Keeney; RBJSS Martel Carter. Other key players: WR Ramonda Whitehead; WR Sam Pierson; OL Colin Dadosky; LB Chris Medley; LB Charlie Weghom. Formations: Offense - Multiple;· Defense 52. Outlook: Improvements on the offensive and defensive lines have the Cavaliers feeling better about bettering Bauman's first season.

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Division: V Coach: Ramon Davenport Last year: 3-7 Players to watch: Senior LB Kaleb Slaughter (6-2, 215 pounds) is a Division I college prospect who had close to 50 tackles and five sacks last season; senior QB Rayshawn Knott; senior DB Jurell Smith; senior C Fred Wittle; senior GVic Davis; senior QB Stefan lrby. Other key players: WR Mike DeAngelo; WR Colby Gaines; DB William Wilkerson. Formations: Offense- Triple option; Defense- 4-3. Outlook: With 13 seniors, Davenport expects a productive season. An assistant the past eight seasons, Davenport said emphasis will be on improving the tumover ratio. "We're not Harmony of the past where we'd just be happy to show up," Davenport said. The de. fense will be the strength as it switches to a 4-3 after being a 50 or 6-2 formation last year. Knott and lrby will split duties at quarterback running the triple-option.

Moeller glory in his past, I<lonne helms McNick By Alex Blumer Enquirer contributor

It took four years, but new McNicholas coach Steve Klonne is finally back in the Greater Catholic League. A two-time state champion during a 19-year stint at Moeller, Klonne was ousted in 2001 after a dispute with school administrators. But after four years as an assistant to former McNick coach John Rodenberg, who left to take the same position at Covington Catholic, Klonne got his chance to return to the head coaching ranks with the Rockets. "I think thafs the fun of it for me, the X's-and-O's part," said Klonne, 59. "I'm looking forward to it." Aside from state title wins in 1982 and '85, Klonne's resume includes a 169-48 record at Moeller and an honor as national coach of the year from USA Today in '82. Yet, after watching Klonne goof around with his new charges during a break in two-a-days, ifs hard to doubt him when he says he's content coaching at a lower-profile program like Division ill McNicholas. "I've really gotten attached to the school," Klonne said. "The level of competition is a little different, but where I am in my life, I've been to the mountain and come back; I don't really need to go back to the mountain." Klonne's first season at the helm takes on added significance because his son David will be McNick's starting quarterback. "My first priority (after leaving Moeller) was to be around him and coach him as much as I could while he was here," Klonne said. "Getting to coach my son directly his senior year, ifs kind of like somebody up-

stairs had something to do with that." The younger Klonne will try to carry on the quarterbacking legacy established by Bryan Cupito, now playing for Minnesota, and Zach Denton, the school's all-time leading passer who's at Eastern Kentucky. "Even though I have big shoes to fill, I wouldn't have it any other way," David K!onne said. 'That was a big decision for me, comirig to McNick, and I think ifs worked out really well for me and for him." Last season, K!onne shook off a five-interception debut in a 2726 season-opening loss to Western Hills to complete 53 percent of his passes for 1,844 yards and 18 touchdowns. Steve Klonne inherits a program that amassed seven straight winning seasons and a share of the 2001 GCLNorth title under Rodenberg. The legacy from Klonne's time at Moeller The Enquirer/Sarah Conard has the Rockets more excited than usual about the season. Steve Klonne won state championships with Moeller in 1982 and '85 and was named national "Coach has been around for a coach of the year by USA Today in '82. "I've been to the mountain and come back," he says. while and he knows what he's doing. We have a lot of faith in him," senior lineman Greg Thomas said. "He's gotten us to really believe in ourselves," senior wide receiver Jeff Foltz said. "As a When it comes ta strength, whole, we have a lot more chemistry this year." Roger Bacon pulls it weight- and then Even with all of his experisome. Four Spartans- senior RB/DE ence, Klo1me knows the Rockets won't have an easy time unseatDemetriaus Toombs {8-D, 210], senior ing league powerhouses Kettering Alter and Chaminade-JuliRB/DE Jake Bierman {8-D, 225], seenne, which combined to win at nior DL David'Sunderman {8-D, 278] least a share of the last seven GCL North titles. and senior LB Jay Croak {8-0, 225}"If we can just be better than we've been, that would be my can bench press mare than 4DD major goal, and thafll be hard, Enquirer file because John Rodenberg did a pounds. Five ather players can bench Busting tackles, or tackling runners great job here," said Klonne. "All press mare than 3DD pounds. on defense, is not a problem for I'm going to do is try to polish the Demetrious Toombs. apple."

Check Cincinnati.Com this season for complete coverage: Ill Join reporter Tom Groeschen online today from 12:30-1 p.m. for a discussion of the upcoming season. Ill High school blog: Reporters Tom Groeschen, Ryan Ernst and Mike Dyer contribute updated news, information and analysis Ill A photo gallery archive Ill Updated scores Friday nights Ill Team pages, with schedules, rosters and stats

QUICI<HIT: GCLNORTH

About this section Editor: lim Curtis Assistant editor: Mike Dyer Cover design: Ron Huff Cover photo: Jeff Swinger photo of (left to right) Terrence Sherrer, Connor Smith and Cobrani Mixon Designer: Nick Hunn Writers: Alex Blumer, Todd Bonds, l<yle Brown, Dan Gauntner, Tom Groeschen, Carey Hoffman, Colleen Kane, Brian Phillips, Mark Schmetzer Copy editors: Mike Ball, Rachael Larimore, Jennifer Scroggins, Lyndsay Sutton, Suzette Winner

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(Games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted)

Aiken B-26 • •• ••• •.•. at Hughes 9-2 ................... W1throw 9-10 ............. Shroder Paldela 9-16 ..................... Chllucctlle 9-24 ..•............ at Jefferson 10-1 ... .. .•. at Meadowda!e 10·7 ..................... Taft 10-15 ............... at Woodward

10-20 .......... at Colonel White Oct 29 .................. Belmont

8-26 ......... at Uttle Miami

9-2 ........... at Western Brown 9-9 ................... WiHiamsburg 9-16 .................... at Batavia 9-23 . at Bethel-Tate 9-30 , .... .... ... • Hillsboro 10-7 • Clermont Northeastern 10-14 ,....................... Goshen 10-21 ............. at East Clinton 10-28 ........ .. New Richmond

Alter

Carroll

8-26 ................... at Famnont 9·2 .................... at BellllrcoK

8-26 .................. Beavercreek 9-1 ........ , ....... at Cham madeJulienne, 7 p.m. 9-9 .... ... .. ....... Talawanda 9-16 ,............ at Springboro 9-23 .................. Miamisburg 9-30 ........................ Fairborn 10-7 ..................... at Fenwick 10-14 ................ at Lebanon 10-21 .. ... at Vandalia BuUer 10·28 .................. Greenville

9-9 ... •...... at Beechwood 9-16 ......... at Col. De Sales

9-23 . .. . .• ..•.•. McNicholas 9-30 .......................... Badin 10-7 ............... Purcell Marian 10-14 ......... Col. StCharles

10-21 ...... at Roger Bacon 10-28 at Chamlnade-Jul1enne

Amelia 8-26 • •............... Bata\lia 9·2 ............... at Northwest

9·9 ......................... Ross

9-16 .......................... Mason 9-23 .......... at Wmton Woods 9-30 ................... Hamson 11J..7 ... ... .• . at loveland 10~14 . Anderson 10·21 ................. at Glen Este 10-28 ................. Walnut Hills

llnderson 8-26 ... ... ... Oek Hills 9-2 ........................ at Milford 9-9 .................... lakota Wast 9-16 ..................... Glen Este 9·23 .................. at Mason 9-30 ............. Wmton Woods 10-7 .................... at Harrison 10-14 .................... at Amelia 10-21 ................. Walnut HillS 10-28 , ... ... ... • at loveland

Badin 8-27 ..................... Jefferson 9-2 ......................... Fenwick 9·9 .•. .... .... ... •.. atTurpin 9·16 .. at Chaminade--JuUenne 9-23 ............... Purcell Manan 9-30 ......................... atNter 10-8 ................. Roger Bacon 10-14 ......... at McNicholas 10-21 .................. at rongs 10-29 .......... Shrader Pa1dela

Batavia B-26 ... ... at Amelia 9-2 ................. Mariemont 9-9 .................. at Bethel-Tate 9-16 ................... Blanchester 9-23 .. Clermont Nortlieastern 9-30 ... ... ... at Goshen 10-7 .......... at East Clinton 10-14 ............ New Richmond 10-21 ......... at Western Brown 10-28 ............... Williamsburg

Belmont 8--25 ....... at Springfield North 9-3 ................. at Woodward 9-10 . .. ..... Mount Healthy 9-16 ................ at Dunbar 9-24 .......... at Colonel White 9~29 ........... Jefferson, 7 p.m. 10-8 ............. W1t1Jrow, 1 p.m. 10-15, ....... at Western Hills, 1:30pm 10·21 .. .... .... ... .. Hughes 10-28 .................... ,. atA1ken

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8-26 .......... at New Miami 9-2 ............... Williamsburg 9·9 ........................... Batavia 9-16 ........ at Dayton Chnstian 9-23 .. .., ..... Blanchester 9-30 .. .... ... ... , at Clermont Northeastern 10-7 .................... at Goshen 10~14 ................ East Clinton 10-21 ....... at New Richmond 10·28 ....... Western Br~~'<l

Chaminade-Julienne B-25 .... at Northmont, 7 p m 9-1 : .... ...... Cano!l, 7pm. 9-9 ......... Ene McDowell (Pa.) 9-16 ............................ Badin 9-23 .......... , ... Roger Bacon 9-30, .. ...... at Purcell Manan 10-7 ............. at McNicholas 10~14 ............... Meadowdale 10·21 ............................. Taft 10-28 ............................ Alter

Cin. Christian 8·26 ............... Yellow Spnngs 9-2 ............. at Col. Crusaders 9-9 ............................ CHCA 9-16 . .... ... .lockland 9-23 at North College Hll! 9-30 ......................... Summit 10.7 .......................... atCCD 10-14 .................. at Hannony 1D-21 at New Miam1 10-28 .. at Urn a Cenl Catholic

Cin. Country Day 8·26 ............. at WJU!amsburg 9~2 ...... at Greensburg South Decatur (Ind.), 8 p m 9-10 .... Covington Holy Cross, 1:30 p.m. 9 16 .................... New Miam1 9-23 , ................ at Summ1t 9·30 ... ... North College Hill 10-7 ....... Cmcinnatl Christian 10·14 ...................... at CHCA 10.21 ...................... Locl<land 10·28 ... ... ... .. Flnneytown

Cin. Hills Christian 8-26 ............................ Taft 9-2 ......................... Made1ra 9-9 ... . at CinCinnati Chnstian 9·16 ..... at North College Hill 9~23 .. ............. .lockland 9-30 ................... New Mlam1 10~7 ..................... atSumm1t 10·14 ................... 10·21. .... at Dayton Christian 10-28 ............. at Mariemont

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Clermont NE 8-26 .... ... atTurpln 9·2 ............... New Richmond 9-9 ................ Western Brown 9-16 .............. at Williamsburg 9-23 ................... at Batavia 9-30 Bethei·Tate 10-7 ............. at Blanchester 10-14 ................... at Waverly 10-21 .................... at Goshen 10-28 ... .. ........ East Clmton

Clinton-Massie 8-26 .. at Col Hamilton Twnsp 9-2 ............... at Waynesville 9-9 .... .... .. .. at East C!mton 9-16 at Hillsboro 9-23 ............... M1ami Trace 9-30 ......................... london 10+7 ......... Greenfield McClain 10-14, wash Court House 10-21 ..... at Madison Plains

Colerain 8-27 ...... vs. St. Xavier at UC, 4:30p.m. 9-3. ... . vs. Highlands pt Paul Brawn Stad1um 9 9 .... vs. Tyler Lee {Texas) at Col 1Crew Stadium, 9 p.m. 9-16 .,......... at lakota East 9-23 .... ,............ Hamilton 9-30 .. ,.............,at Pnnceton 10·7 .................... Sycamore 10·14 ......................... Milford 10-21 , ......... at Middletown 10-28 ., .......... at Oak HillS

Colonel White B-26 ............... at Valley View 9-2 ........... at Meadowdale 9·9 ................. at Dunbar 9-16 ........... at Mount Healthy 9-24 ........................ Belmont 10·1 ...................... at Hughes 10-7 . ... .. .. Western Hl!ls 10-14 . ... ... ... . at Withrow 10-20 .. Aiken 10-28 ................ atJefferson

Deer Park · 8-26 ....... at New Richmond 9-2 ......................... Summ1t 9 9 ......................... Readmg 9-16 ,,.,, .............. Flnneytown 9-23 ................. at Madeira 9-30 .. ............. Manemont 10-7 ............... at Taylor 10-14 , ................. Indian Hill 10·21 ................ at Wyoming 10-29 .• at Hugnes, 1:30 p.m

Dunbar 8-26 ,, .. ,,,at Springfield South 9-2 ....... at Trotwood-Madison 9-9 .. ... Colonel White 9-16 ... , .......... Belmont 9-23 , ... ... at Mount Healthy 9~30 ................ Western Hills 10-6 .................... at Hughes 10-13 ,..... at Shroder Pa1de!a 10·22 .. .. ............. W1throw 10-28 • ... ....... Meadowdale

East Clinton 8-26 . , ........... Waynesville 9-2 ................. , Goshen 9-9 ............. Clinton-Massle 9~16 .......... at New Rkhmond 9-23 ......... at Western Brown 9-30 .. ........... Williamsburg 10-7 ................... Batavia 1()..14 ........... at Bethel-Tate 10-21 ................. Blanchester 10.28 ....................... atCNE

Edgewood 8-26 .................... at Hamson 9-2 ........................... at Ross 9-9 ............... at Miamisburg 9-16 ... ,.............. Fairborn 9-23 ... Franklin 9-30 ................ at Talawanda 10-7 .............. West Carrollton 10-14 ................. at Stebbins 10-21 ..................... Fenwick 10-28 ...... at Lemon-Monroe

Elder 8-27 ........ vs. Wayne at uc, 7:15pm 9-3 .. .. . .. .. vs Massillon at Paul Brown StadiUm, 4 p.m. 9 9 .................... at Oak Hills 9-17 .... Lakewood St Edward, 7 p m. 9-23 .. ... .. ...... at La Salle 9-30 ..... ,............ at St. Xav1er 10-7 ......................... Moeller 10·14 . lndpls Bishop Chatard, Bpm 10-22 .... Cleve. Benedictine,

7 pm. 10-28 ............... Western Hills

Fairborn 8-26 ... .. Tecumseh 9·2 ............... at Beavercreek 9-9 ....... ": ........ Valley View

9-16 . at Edgewood 9-23 ................... Lebanon 9-30 .............. at Carroll 10·7 ...................... Greenv1lle 10-14 ............... atSprtngboro 10-21 ......... ... at MJam!sburg 10·28 ..... Trotwood-Madison

9-30 .•• ... ... ... at Sycamo•e 10·7 ................. Milford 10-14 ........... at lakota East 10-21 .................... Princeton 10-28 ..................... Fairfield

Fairfield

8-26 ...................... at Galion 9-2 ............... at Mlam!Trace 9-9 ................ Troy Chnstlan 9-16 ... ... at Lehman Catholic 9-23 ........... New Richmond 9-30 ........... , at Brebuf Jesuit 10-7 ........ Pnnce Avenue Prop 10-14 ..... Cmcmnat1 Chnstian 10·21 ................. OMI 10-28 ................. at Wyoming

8-26 ................ at CenteNIIIe 9-2 ........... Wayne 9-9 ............. Wmton Woods 9-16 ...................... Pnnceton 9-23 ................... at Oak Hills 9-30 .................. Middletown 10·7 ......... at Lakota West 10·14 ................. Sycamore 10.21 ..................... at Milford 10-28 ................. at Hamilton

Fenwick 8-26 ............... Roger Bacon 9-2 ........................ at Badin 9-9 ..................... at Lebanon 9-16 ........ .. at Talawanda 9-23 . ... •........... StebbinS 9-30 . at Franklin 10.7 .......................... Carroll 1D-14 ............. Lemon Monroe 10-21 .......... ... at Edgewood 10-28 .. ... ... West Carrollton

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Harrison 8-26 ..... .... .... ... Edgewood 9-2 at East Central (lnd ), 8p.m. 9-9 .................. at Sycamore 9-16 ............. Wmton Woods 9-23 ................. Loveland 9-30 . at Amelia 10-7 .. •....... Anderson 10-14 ............. at Walnut Hills 10-21 .................... at Mason 10-28 .... ... .... .. Glen Este

Hughes

8-26 ......................... Summit 9-2 ........................ Hillsboro 9-9 ... .. Madeira 9-16 ........ · .. at Deer Park 9-23 ....................... Reading 9-30 ................. atlndlan Hill 10-7 .................. Wyommg lD-14 ............ at Manemont 10.21 .. .. ..... Taylor 10.28 ....................... alCCD

8-26 ............................ Aiken 9-3 ...... vs. Taft at Paul Brown Stadtum, 10:30 a.m. 9·9 .......... at Western Hills 9-16 ... .. .... Withrow 9-23 ........... at Meadowdale 10-1 ................ CcJcnel White 10-6 ... .... .. .......... Dunbar 10-14 ....... at Mount Healthy 10·21 ... .......... at Belmont 10-29 .... Deer Park, 1:30 p.m.

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Indian Hill ...... at Carlisle

8-26 . ... ... ... ... ... • Ross

9-2 ... .. ........... Little Miami 9-9 ................... at Greenville 9-16 .............. Lemon-Monroe 9-23 ............... at Edgewood 9-30 .•• .... .. Fenwtck 10-7 ....... , Stebbins 10-14 .............. at Talav.anda lD-21 ........ at West Carrollton 10·28 ................. SpHngboro

9-2 .................. at Bellevue 9-9 .................... at Wyoming 9-16 ....... , ............ Mariemont 9-23 .... ... ... .. atTaylor 9·30 Finneytown 1()..7 .. ...... at Madeira 10-14 ............... at Deer Park 10·21 ...................... Readmg 10-28 ........... Purcell Manan

Glen Este

Jefferson

8·26 .............................. Ryle 9-2 ................. at Lllkota East 9-9 .... ... .... ..... McNicholas 9·16 ... atAndeJSon 9-23 . .... ... at Walnut Hills 9-30 ...................... Loveland 10-7 .......................... Mason 10-14 .......... at Wmton Woods 10-21 ................... Amelia 10·28 .............. at Harnson

8-27 ...................... at Badin 9-2 .............. at Troy Chnsuan 9-9 ...... , at Dayton cnnstian 9-17 ...... at Shrader Pa1dela, 1:30 p.m. 9-24 ........... at Aiken, 7 p.m. 9-29 ....... at Belmont, 7 p.m. 10-7 .............. .... Woodward 10-15 .... .... ... ... ... et Taft 1()..21 • .......... Meadowdale 10-28 .............. Colonel White

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Goshen 8 26 ... .. at Manemont 9-2 ... ... ... .. at East CUnton 9·9 .... ... ... • New Richmond 9-16 .......... at Western Brawn 9-23 ............ at Williamsburg 9-30 ...................... Batavra 10-7 Bethel-Tate 10-14 ........... at Blanchester 10-21 .. Clennont Northeastern 10-28 .................... Norwood

Greenville 8-26 ............. Vandalia Butler 9-2 .... at1ipp City Tippecanoe 9 9 ........................ Franklm 9-16 ............... Miamisburg 9-23 ....... at Lemon-Monroe 9-30 .................. at lebanon 10-7 .................... atFa11bom 10·14 .......... Spnngfleld Ncrth 10-21 ................ Spnngboro 10-28 .... .... ... .. .. at Carroll

Hamilton 8-26 .................... Xema 9-2 ....... at Spnngfield North 9-9 .. , at Trotwood-Madison 9·16 .................. laKote West 9·23 .................... at Colerain

Kings 8-26 .. .. at Springboro 9-2 ................ atTalawanda 9-9 ........................ Loveland 9-16 ................. Little Mlamt 9-23 .... .... .•. .. at Northwest 9-30 . ... ,.,, at Wilmington 10.7 ......................... Ross 10-14 ................ at Norwood 10-21 ... .... ... .. . .. ... Badm 10-28 ... ... .. .. ... Turpin

La Salle 8-27 ...... vs. Sycamore at UC,

lla.m. 9-2 ......... Clayton Northmont 9-9 ..................... , Xenia 9-16 ....... , at louisville Butler 9·23 ............................ Elder 10-1 ......... at Moeller, 2 p m 11J..7 atSt Xavier 10:14 ..... East Central (Ind.), 8pm 10-21 .............. PurcBII Manan 10-28 ... .... .... ... woodwam

9·2 ... ... Glen Este 9-9 ..................... at Mason 9-16 ........................ Colerain 9-23 ................ at Princeton 9-30 .................... Oak HillS 10·7 ........... at Middletown 10-14 ..................... Hamilton 10-21 ............... at Sycamore 10-28 ................ Lakota West

Lakota West B-26 ...... vs. Mason at Miam1, 8:15p.m. 9-2 ........... at Wmton woods 9-9 ... , at Anderson 9-16 ................ at Hamilton 9-23 .................... Sycamore 9-30 .................... at Milford 10-7 ....................... Fatrficld 10-14 . ... ... .. at Pnnceton 10-21 Oak Hills 10-28 ............. at Lakota East

Lebanon B-26 vs lakota EastatMiamJ, 6 p.m. 9-2 ........ at Campbell County 9-9 ........................ Fenwick 9-16 .............. Beavercreek 9-23 . ... at Fairborn 9-30 ................... Greenville 10-7 ................ at Springboro 10-14 .................... .. carroll 10-21 .............. atTalawanda 10-28 ............ at Miamisburg

Lemon-Monroe 8~26 ... atMisslsslnawa Valley 9-2 ....... M1ddletoWI1 Mad1son •9-9 ................ Waynesville 9-16 .... ,., ...... at Franklin 9-23 ..................... Greenville 9-30 .......... at West carrollton 10-7 ..................... Talawanda 10-14 .. .. . , . et Fenwick 10-21 . ... ... ... ... Stebbms 10-28 ................... Edgewood

Little Miami 8·26 ............. Bl3nchester 9-2 .. at Franklin 9·9 ........................ Milford 9-16 ...................... at Kings 9-23 ................... Wilmington 9-30 . ... ..... at Norwood 10-7 ... Mount Healthy 10-14 ................... Northwest 10-21 ..................... atTurpln 10-28 ........ .... .... • at Ross

Lockland 8-26 .................... at Goshen 9-2 ............. at Yellow Spnngs 9-9 ........... North College Hill 9·16 ... at Cmclnnat1 Chnstian 9·23 . .... .... ... at CHCA 10-7 .................... New Miami 10-14 ..................... , Summit 10-21 atCCD 10~28 ... ... .... ... .. .... Taft

Loveland

9-9 . at Taylor 9-16 ... ... at Indian Hill 9-23 ...................... Wyoming 9-30 .................. at Deer Park 10-7 ....................... Read1ng 10-14 .. .... .... ... Finneytown 10-21 ... at Madeira 10·28 .......................... CHCA

Mason 8-26 vs.lakata WestatMiam1, 8:15p.m. 9-2 ......... at Hilliard Davidson 9-9 ..................... Lakota East 9-16 ........ at Amelia 9·23 . .. •. Anderson 9-30 ................... Walnut Hills 10-7 ................. at Glen Esta 10·14 ..................... Laveland 10-21 ................. Hamson 10·28 ....... at Wmton Woods

McNicholas 8-25 . at Pnnceton, 8:15p.m. 9·2 .. ... .... ... ... .. Loveland 9-9 .. ... ... ... at Glen Este 9-16 .............. Purcell Manan 9·23 ......................... at Alter 9-30 ........... at Roger Bacon 10~7 , .... Chamlnade-Jullenne 10·14 ...................... Badin 10-21 ............. Col. De Sales 10·28 ................... at Wltllrnw

Meadowdale B-26 ....... Trotwood-Madison 9-2 ............... Colonel White 9-10 ........... at Taft,1:30 p.m. 9-17 .................... woodward 9-23 , ................. Hughes 10-1 .................... Aiken 10-8 . Shrader Paldela, 7 p,m. 10-14 , at Chamlnade-Jullenne 10-21 ................. at Jefferson 10~28 .. .... ... ... .. at Dunbar

Miamisburg 8-26 .................. BellbrooK 9-2 ................... at Fairmont 9-9 .. Edgewood 9-16 .. at Greenv1Ue 9-23 ..................... at Carroll 9-30 .................... Sprtngboro 10-7 .... at Clayton Northmont 10-14 ....... at West Carrollton 10·21 .. Fairborn 10-28 ..................... lebanon

Middletown 8-26 ....... H1lhard Davidson 9-2 .. .. .. at Cleveland He1ghts 9-9 ..................... lima Senior 9-16 ................ at Sycamore 9-23 ..................... Milford 9·30 ... ... .. ..... , at Fairfield 10.7 . .. laKota East 10-14 .................. at Oak Hills 10-21 ...................... Colerain 10-28 ............... at Pnnceton

Milford

8-26 .... .... ... Wyoming 9·2 ............ Shroder Paldeia .................... at Belmollt 9-16 ................ Colonel White 9-23 ..................... Dunbar 9-30 .. at Withrow 10·7 ............ at Ul!le Miami 10-14 ....................... Hughes 10-21 ........... at Western H111s 10-28 ...... , at Roger Bacon 9~10

New Miami

9-2 ................. Norwood 9·9 .............. ,... , at Northwest 9-16 ............... at McNicholas 9 23 ....................... at Badin 9-30 .... Chammade-Julienne 10-7 ..................... at Alter 10-14 ............ at Roger Bacon 10·21 ................... at La Salle 10-28 ............... at Indian Hill

8·26 .................. Betllei-Tate 9-2 ...... at New Lebanon Dlx1e 9·9 . .. .......... at summ1t 9·16 ..................... at ceo 9-23 ....... at Dayton Chr1stlan 9-30 ........................ at CHCA 10~7 ................. at Lockland 10·14 .... at North College !·fill 10·21 ..... Cincinnati Chnstlan 10-28 ............. West Jefferson

8·26 ....... at North College Hill 9·2 ...................... Wilmington 9-9 ................. at Deer Park 9-16 ... Madeira 9-23 ............... at Flnneytown 9·30 .......................... Taylor 10-7 ................. at Mariemont 10·14 ..................... Wyoming 10-21 ............ at Indian Hill 10-29 ...... Portsmouth West, 2:30p.m.

New Richmond

Roger Bacon

8-26 ......... Deer Park 9-2 . at Clermont Northeastern 9·9 ...................... at Goshen 9-16 ................... East Clinton 9-23 ........... at Harmony 9-30 .......... Western Brown 10-7 ................ Williamsburg 10-14 .................... at Batavia 10-21 ................. Betllei-Tate 10-28 ............. at Blanchester

8-26 ................ at Fenwick 9-2 ................. at Valley View 9-10 atAk. St Vmcent-St Mary 9-16 ...................... Nortliwest 9-23 .. at Chamlnacte-Jul1enne 9-30 ...... ,, .... McNicholas 10·8 ....................... at Badin 10-14 .............. Puree!! Marian 10-21 ............................ Alter 10-28 .. ....... Mount Healthy

North College Hill

Ross

8·26 ...................... Reading 9-2 .......................... at Taylor 9-9 ..................... at t.ockfand 9·16 .......... CHCA 9-23 ....... Cincinnati Christian 9·30 .......................... atCCD 10 7 ............ Dayton Chnstlan 10-14 New Miami 10-21 ... .... ... .... at Summ1t 1()..28 ............. at Madeira

8-26 ................. at Indian Hill 9·2 ....................... Edgewood 9-9 ... .... ............ at Amelia 9-16 .. .. ... ... . Norwood 9-23 ..... Napoleon 9·30 ..................... Nortliwest J0-7 ......................... at Kings 10·14 .................... Tu!j]n 10-21 ... .... ... at Wilmington 10-28 ... ... ... .. UWe Miami

Northwest

Shroder Paideia

8-26 ................ at l..Oveland 9-2 -· ................... Amelia 9-9 ... ... Purcell Marian 9·16 .............. at Roger Bacon 9-23 ............................ Kings 9-30 ....................... at Ross 10-7 , .... .... ........ Turpin 10·14 ... at Uttle Miami 10-21 ................. at Norwood· 10-28 .................. Wilmington

8-26 . .. ...... at Madeira 9·2 .. .. ..... at Mount Healthy 9-10 ................. .at Aiken 9-17 ....... Jefferson, 1:30 p.m. 9-24 Troy Chnsuan, 3:30p.m. 9-30 ....... ... .... .... ... . Taft 10-B . at Meadowdale, 7 p.m. 10~13 ............ Dunbar, 1 p.m. 10-22 .............. at Woodward 10-29 ...................... at Badin

Norwood

Springboro

8-26 ... .... .... ... ... .. Taylor 9-2 ·............ at Purcell Marlan 9·9 ................... Walnut Hills 9-16 ................. at Ross 9-23 • ... ... Turpin 9·30 . .. .... ...... Ul!le Miami 10-7 ............... at Wilmington 10·14 ......................... Kings 10-21 . ... Northwest 10-28 ... .... .... ... at Goshen

8-26 .......................... Kings 9-2 .................... at Sycamore 9 9 ....................... Stebb ns 9·16 ... .. Carroll 9-23 ................ at Piqua 9-30 .............. at Miamisburg 10-7 ........................ lebanon 10 14 ..................... Fairborn 10-21 ...... at Greenv1Ue 10-28 ............. at Franidin

8-26 ... at East Central (Ind.), 8 p.m. 9-2 ... ... .•• Anderson 9-9 .. ... ... .. at Uttle Miami 9·16 ...... ..... Oak Hills 9-23 .............. at Middletown 9-30 ................. Lakota West 10-7 ........... at Ham1lton 10..14 ........... at Colerain 10-21 ..................... Fairfield 10-28 .................... Sycamore

Oak Hills

St Xavier

8-26 ................. at Anderson 9-2 ........... at Western H1lls 9·9 . ... .... .... .... ... ... Elder 9·16 ........ at Milford 9·23 ........................ Fairfield 9-30 ............. at Lakota East 10-7 ... ... ... Princeton 10-14 ..... Middletown 10-21 ............ at laKote West 10-28 .................... Colerain

Madeira

Moeller

Princeton

8-26 . Shrader Pa1deia 9-2 .......................... at CHCA 9·9 ................. at Finneytown 9-16 ................ at Readmg 9·23 ........ Deer Pari< 9-30 .............. at Wyom1ng 10-7 ................... Indian Hill 10-14 ..................... at Taylor 10-21 ........ .. . Manemont 10-28 ....... North College Hill

B-25 .. McNicholas, B:15 p m. 9-2 ....................... Centerville 9-10 ......... at ShaKer Heights, 2p.m. 9-16 ................. at Fa1rfield 9·23 .............. lakote East 9-30 ........................ Colerain 1Q-7 .................. at Oak Hills 10-14 ........... lakota West 10-21 .. at Hamilton 10·28 .... .. .. ... Middletown

8-27 ...... vs. Colerain at UC, 4:30p.m. 9-2 ..... at lndnpls Cathedral, 7 p.m. 9-9 ............. at Col. De Sales 9-16 ... ...... Westerville North 9-24 ... at Covmgton Catholic, 1 p.m. 9·30 ............................ Elder 10-7 ......................... La Salle 10 15 ..... Buffalo St. FranciS, 2 p.m. 10-22 .............. at Cleveland St. Ignatius, 1 p.m. 10-29 ........ atMoellar, 7 p.m.

Lakota East

Mariemont

8-26 ... vs. Lebanon at Miami, • 6p.m.

8-26 ...................... Goshen 9-2 .. .•• ... ... .. at Batavm

Mount Heai~~Y

Purcell Marian 8-26 ........... at Walnut H1ils

Stebbins 8·26 ............. at Northridge 9·2 .................... at OaKwood 9-9 .................. at Springboro 9-16 ... West Carrollton 9-23 ................ at Fenwick 9·30 ............................. Troy 10·7 ..................... at Franklin 10-14 ................. Edgewood 10-21 ....... at Lemort:Monroe 10-?A

Western Brown 8·26 ................... at Hillsboro 9·2 ..................... Blanchester 9-9 • at Clennont Northeastern 9·16 .................... Goshen 9-23 ................ East Clinton 9·30 .......... at New Richmond 10-7 ........ Wash. Court House 10-14 ............ at Williamsburg 10-21 .................. Batavia 10·28 ............ at Betllel-7ate

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Reading

8-26 .................... Northwest 9-2 ... ......... at McNicholas 9-9 ... ... .. .. ... ati<ings 9-16 ............... Walnut Hills 9-23 .................. at Harrison 9-30 ................ at Glen Este 10-7 . Amelia 10-14 . at Mason 1()..21 ........... Wmton Woods 10-28 ................. Anderson

8-27 Withrow atUC, 1:45pm 9-3 .. vs. Covmgton Catholic at Paul Brown Stadium, 1 p.m. 9-10 .. atTol. De Sales, 7 p m. 9·17 ....... at Fmdfay, 7 p m. 9·23 • Hendeffion County (Ky.) 10·1 ............. La Salle, 2 p.m. 10-7 ........................ at Elder 10-14 ......... at Col. De Sales 11J..22 . Lakewood St Edward, 7 pm. 10-29 ......... Sl Xavier, 7 p.m.

Summit R-26 ................ at Finneytown 9--2 ................... at Deer Park 9-9 .......... New Miami, 7 p m. 9-·17 atlndnp!sCardlnaiRitter, 7 pm. 9--23 .. . .......... ceo, 7 p.m. £h.30 .... at Clncmnatl Christian

Tn

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10·21 North College H11J, 7 p m 10·28 ................... atludlow

Sycamore S~27

vs. La Salle at uc, 11 a m.

f>..;2 .................. Spnngboro

9--.9 ... ,.............. ,....... Harrlson 9--l6 ................... Middletown 9--23 .............. at laKote West No........ ..... Hamilton 10-7 .................. at Colerain 10.14 .................. at Fairfield 10.21 ................. Lakota East 10.28 .................... at Milford

Western Hills 8-25 ........ vs. W1nton Woods at Princeton, 6 p.m. 9·2 ........................ Oak Hills 9-9 ........................... Hughes 9-17 .......................... at Taft 9~24 ....................... Withrow 9·30 ... .. .... at Dunbar 10..7 ......... at Colonel White 10.15 ...... Belmont, 1:30 p.m. 10-21 ............. Mount Healthy 10-28 ...................... at Bder

Taft

Williamsburg

B-26 ........................ at CHCA 9-3 • vs. Hughes at Paul Brown Stadium, 10:30 a.m. 9~10 • Meadov.dale, 1:30pm 947 .............. Western Hills 9-23 ................. at Woodward 9-30 ......... at ShroderPalde/a 10-7 ........................ at Aiken 10-15 . .... • Jefferson 10-21 . at Chaminade-Jul1enne 10.28 ................ at lockland

8·26 .............................. 9·2 .................. at Betllei-Ta!Jl 9-9 ................. at Blanchester 9·16 . Clermont Northeastern 9~23 ........................ Goshen 9-30 ............... at East Clinton 10.7 .......... at New Richmond 1()..14 ............. Western Brown 10-21 ........ WestJefferson 10-28 ............. at Batavia

Talawanda

ceo

Wilmington

B--26 .................. at Eaton 9·2 ..................... ~ngs 9·9 ......................... at Carroll 9-16 ......................... Fenwick 9<23 ......... at West Carrollton 9-30 .. ........ ... Edgewood 10..7 ........ at Lemon-Monroe 10..14 ...................... Franklin 10-21 ...................... lebanon 10.28 ............... at Stebbins

8-26 .............. West Carrollton 9-2 ................. at Reading 9·9 . ... ... ... ... . Zanesville 9·16 ...................... atTurpln 9-23 ............... at Uttle Miami 9·30 ........................ rongs 10-7 ................... Notwood 10.14 . Fran~ln County (Ind.), p.m. 10.21 ............................ Ross 10-28 .. .... .. .... at Nortliwest

Taylor

Winton Woods

8<26 """"'""'"' , at NOIWOOd

8·25 ............ vs. Western Hl~ls at Princeton, 6 p.m. 9-2 .................. lakota West 9·9. ............ at Fatrfield 9-16 .................. at Harrison 9·23 .......................... Amelia 9-30 .................. at Anderson 10*7 ............. at Walnut Hills 10-14 ................. Glen Este 10-21 ................. at Loveland 10-28 ........................ Mason

9·2 ............. Ncrth College Hill 9-9 .................... Mariemont 9-16 ............... at Wyoming 9-23 ................... Indian Hill 9-30 .................... at Reading 10--7 ...................... Deer Park 10-14 .................... Madeira 10-21 .... ....... at Flnneytown 1Q..28 .. at Pendleton County

Turpin 8-26 .. Clermont Northeastern 9-2 ............ at Walnut Hills 9-9 . .... ........ .... ... ... Badin 9·16 .................... Wilmington 9-23 ................... at NofWcod 9-30 ................ Woodward 10-7 ........... at Northwest 10-14 ................ _at Ross 10-21 .................. Uttle Miam1 10.28 ...................... at Kings

Walnut HiRs

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Withrow 8-27 Moeller at UC, 1:45 p rn. 9-2 .... ... ......... at Aiken 9·9 ....................... Woodward 9-16 .................... at Hughes 9-24, ......... at Western Hll!s 9·30 .......... Mount Healthy 10-8 ....... at Belmont, 1 p.m. 10·14 .............. Colonel White 10-22 .................... at Dunbar 10-28 ............... McNicholas

Woodward

8-26 ............... Purcell Manan 9-:2 ............................. Turpin 9-9 ................... at NorwoOd 9~16 ............... at loveland 9-::3 .................. Glen Este 9-30 ..................... at Mason 10--7 ............... Winton Woods 10--14 ..................... Harrison 1Q-..21 ................ atAndeJSon 1Q...28 ............... at Amelia

9-3 .......................... Belmont 9-9 .... at Withrow 9-17 ............ atMeadowdale 9·23 ......................... Taft 9-30 ...................... at Turpin 10-7 ................... atJeffer.;on 10-14 ......................... Aiken 10-22 ........... Shmder Pa1dela 10-28 .. ... ... .. , at La Salle

West Carrollton

Wyoming

B-::6 ................ at WilmingtOn 9-2 ....... Springfield ShAwnee 9-S ................... at Sidney 9-16 .................... at Stebbins 9-:.i::3 .................... Talawanda 9-30 ............ Lemon-Monroe 10..7 .............. at Edgewood 10-14 ................ Miamisburg 10-21 ....................... Franklin 10-28 ................... at Fenwick

8-26 .......... at Mount Healthy 9-2 ......... at St Parts Graham 9·9 .................. Indian Hill 9-16 ............................ Taylor 9~23 ............... at Mariemont 9-30 ....................... Madeira 10-7 ............. at Flnneytown 10·14 ................ at Reading 10·21 .................... Deer Park 10-28 ................ ~ .. Harmony


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Overall Team Statistics Moeller Crusaders Overall Team Statistics (as of Nov 05, 2005) All games TEAM STATISTICS SCORING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Points Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . FIRST DOWNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Passing ......... · . . . . . . . . . . . . Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RUSHING YARDAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yards gained rushing ....... . Yards lost rushing ......... . Rushing Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . Average Per &ush . . . . . . . . . . . . Average Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . TDs Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PASSING YARDAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Att-Comp-Int . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Average Per Pass ........... . Average Per Catch .......... . Average Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . TDs Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TOTAL OFFENSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total Plays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Average Per Play . . . . . . . . . . . . Average Per Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS ........ . PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS ........ . INT RETURNS: #-YARDS ......... . KICK RETURN AVERAGE .......... . PUNT RETURN AVERAGE .......... . INT RETURN AVERAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . FUMBLES-LOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PENALTIES-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Average Per Game ........... . PUNTS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Average Per Punt . . . . . . . . . . . . Net punt average . . . . . . . . . . . . TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME ...... . 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS ......... . 3rd-Down Pet .. ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS ......... .

MOE

OPP

278 25.3 184 104 65 15 2415 2643 228 422 5.7 219.5 26 1458 257-115-16 5.7 12.7 132.5

215 19.5 147 68 62 17 1110 1564 454 370 3.0 100.9 13 1629 242-117-14 6.7 13.9 14 8.1 15 2739 612 4. 5 249.0 52-929 11-68 16-140 17.9 6.2 8.8 10-6 58-510

7

3873 67 9 5.7 352.1 31-538 20-129 14-224 17.4 6.4 16.0 23-13 64-589 53.5 38-1285 33.8 32.0 24:38 51/139 37% 13/2 9

4 6. 4

56-1942 34.7 32.4 23:14 42/132 32% 5/20

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UECKER,Tim 7 11 BURANDT,Ryan BACHMAN,Nick 5 SORTER,William 1 SHARP,Benjamin 3 DETERS,Kevin 1 Total .......... 11 Opponents ...... 11 PUNT RETURNS CHERRY,Chedrick ALBRINCK,Brian Total ......... . Opponents ... ~ .. INTERCEPTIONS HELD, Matthew DEUTCH, Kevin GAIER, Dean IACOVONE,D JAEGER, Alex MCCLELLAN, Pat DEPETRO, Andrew Total ......... . Opponents ..... . KICK RETURNS WILLIAMS,Martez BUBLITZ,Rudolph CHERRY,Chedrick SHARP, Benjamin RODRIGUEZ, Ryan WERSEL,Andrew / REDWINE, Sean JONES, Gregory HIGGINS, Patrick Total ......... . Opponents ..... . FUMBLE RETURNS

74 29 20 29 46 2 1458 1629

3 3

2 1 1 115 117

8.2 9.7 6.7 14.5 46.0 2.0 12.7 13.9

22 10.6 21 2.6 11 4. 0 17 29.0 46 15.3 2 2.0 70 132.5 80 148.1

0 0 2 0 0 0 7

15

No.

Yds

Avg TO Long

11 20 11

77 52 129 68

7.0 5.8 6.4 6.2

No.

Yds

Avg TO Long

9

4

143

3

8

2 2 1 1 1 14 16

39 0 6 0 28 224 140

No.

Yds

10 8 5 3 1 1 1 1 1 31 52

35.8 2.7 19.5 0.0 6.0 0.0 28.0 16.0 8.8

0 0 0 0

1

26 17 26 16

92.

0

5

0 0 0 0 0 1 1

34 0 6

0

28 92 46

Avg TO Long

211 21.1 181 22.6 103 20.6 42 14.0 -16 -16.0 1 1.0 8 8.0 -7 -7.0 15 15.0 538 17.4 929 17.9

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

48 49 24 33 4

1 8 0

15 49 63

Avg TO Long

No.

Yds

1 1 1

6

6. 0

1

6 11

6.0 11.0

1 0

LANE, Brian Total ......... . Opponents ..... .

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1------ PATs ------1 SCORING

TO

FGs

Kick Rush Rev Pass

WILLIAMS,Martez SUNDERMAN, Ryan UECKER, Tim REDWINE, Sean BACHMAN, Nick OLTORIK,Ross REDWINE, Patrick HALL, MaRino MOORMAN, Ben

15 0-0 0-0 0 10-11 25-26 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 0 1-1 4-6

DXP Saf Points

------------------------------------------------------------0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

90 55 24 20 12 12 12 12 7

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MOORMAN, Ben SUNDERMAN, Ryan HOOK, Joseph Total .......... Opponents ......

45 6 4 55 43

2137 285 142 2564 2194

47.5 47.5 35.5 46.6 51.0

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PR

KOR

WILLIAMS,Martez 10 1420 275 UECKER, Tim 74 7 561 CHERRY,Chedrick 8 0 229 SMITH, Justin 22 246 8 ALBRINCK,Brian 0 175 9 BUBLITZ, Rudolph 9 0 44 BURANDT,Ryan 11 159 29 REDWINE, Sean 1 177 6 REDWINE, Patrick 7 19 156 HALL, MaRino 7 154 0 HELD, Matthew 11 0 0 SHARP, Benjamin 4 46 3 GAIER, Dean 11 0 0 SORTER, William 1 0 29 DEPETRO,Andrew 7 0 0 BACHMAN, Nick 7 5 20 MORRIS, Ryan 26 5 0 HIGGINS, Patrick 6 8 0 DEUTCH, Kevin 0 0 9 JAEGER, Alex 10 0 0 BECKER, Frank 3 0 11 DETERS, Kevin 1 0 2 WERSEL,Andrew /11 0 0 -3 TEAM 7 0 BREEN, Taylor -4 1 0 OLTORIK,Ross 7 -6 0 JONES, Gregory 0 0 11 RODRIGUEZ, Ryan 11 0 0 Total .......... 11 2415 1458 Opponents ...... 11 1110 1629

0 0 77 0 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 9 68

211 0 103 0 0 181 0 8 0 0 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 15

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G Rush

IR

Tot Avg/G

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0

0 0 0 1 0 0

0 -7 -16 538 929

0 1906 190.6 0 635 90.7 0 409 51.1 0 268 33.5 0 227 25.2 0 225 2'5.0 0 188 17.1 0 186 31.0 0 175 25.0 0 154 22.0 143 143 13.0 0 92 30.7 39 39 3.5 0 29 29.0 28 28 4.0 27 5.4 0 0 26 5.2 0 23 3.8 8 8 0.9 6 6 0.6 0 3 0.3 0 2.0 2 0 1 0.1 0 -3 -0.4 0 -4 -4.0 -6 -0.9 0 -7 -0.6 0 0 -16 -1.5 224 4 7 64 433.1 140 3876 352.4

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DEFENSIVE LEADERS

1--------Tackles--------1 !-Sacks-! !---Pass Def---1 !-Fumbles-! Blkd TFL/Yds No-Yds Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf GP Solo Ast Total

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 44 53.0 25.0-126 17.0-107 2 1-0 11 31 90 WERSEL,Andrew 30 99 49 38 22 8

GAIER, Dean IACOVONE,D JONES, Gregory RODRIGUEZ, Ryan DEUTCH, Kevin HELD, Matthew

11 11 11

11 9 11

40 21 29 22 24 27

20 46 26 39 23 11

50.0 44.0 42.0 41. 5 35.5 32.5

4.0-10 15.5-53 13.0-44 6.5-25 1. 5-3 3.0-17

6.0-36 3.0-16 2.0-12

2-39 2-0

8 2-0

3-8 4-143

1

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Colerain, -~Indian Hill 2top polls By Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

Kerry Coombs looks at Cole•' rain's 2005 schedule and sees trou;_ble. Rival coaches see it differently. • :. Coming off last year's 15-0 state 1 .championship season, Colerain is a ;;·resounding No.1 in the Enquirer - ·, Division I coaches' preseason poll. , The Cardinals, ranked as high as No.5 in national preseason polls, · , got 16 of 19 first-place votes in The '1> Enquirer preseason voting . . , . In Divisions 11-VI, Indian Hill is · ranked No. 1. The Braves are led by , senior Mike Scherpenberg, the ar'ea's top returning quarterback in , passing yardage (2,493) last .season. :. Colerain returns 13 players who ·.started at one time or another last ·: year, led by offensive lineman Con. ·;nor Smith (committed to Ohio . ·State) and linebacker Cobrani Mix·,,;Pn (Michigan). ,. "We've got a chance to be good, ' but our story will be told in how we :Jr)wndle the first three weeks of the _ ,season," Coombs said. "And then ·,:comes a very, very tough league . r: Schedule." . -~ . Coombs said Colerain's sched;)Ile is the toughest in school histoT ry. The first four opponents are :. ;~t. Xavier (No.2 in the Division I .i poll), Highlands (defending Ken,..,J;ucky 3A state diampion), Tyler 1 ~-Lee (defending Texas 5ADivision I ~state champion) and Lakota East ~ (No.5 in the Enquirer poll). ~ Coombs was one of just three lo11 ~-cal Division I coaches who did not ~~~rank Colerain No. 1this preseason. ,1 , Coombs lists his team No. 3 behind ,))t. Xavier and Moeller and would .nfclther the Cardinals earn the No.1 rL spot gradually. }I_' Yet memories of Colerain's 2004 ·" rampage- an average winning mar,j~gin of 39.8 points a game- remain :_~fresh.

·;, 'They're the team to beat, until ·'jj>omeone beats them," Moeller coach Bob Crable said. In Divisions 11-VI, the top-rated teams are Indian Hill, Kings, 0 Mount Healthy, Winton Woods and .Wyoming. Indian Hill went 10-2last 1 . -vear as a Division III playoff team. , -~ "It's very flattering to be No. 1," ·~~Indian Hill coach Kevin Siple said. ,)'Of course I'd rather have that at -"'the end than the beginning, but it gives some validation ... "

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11·1

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1().3 7-1

145 122

9·1

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8·3

158

3. lotlunl Healthy (3)

B-3

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6-4 7-3

128 126 126 1!3 96 S2

"•lWyorning(l) 6 l-l:f<·cholas 7 Roger Bacon

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S-5 6-4 7-5

1-3 11 4-6 49 0t1oon: Ross 40, Norwood 34, CHCA 30, Turpin 27, Harrison

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Cincinnati on Thursday officially was denied its bid to host the Ohio high school football championships from 2007 to 2009. The games will remain in Northeast Ohio's Stark County at two sites- Canton and Massillon - probably through 2011. The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Control voted 7-0 Thursday to keep the games Stark County for 2007-09, with the state having option years for 2010 and 2011. The Bengals and Hamilton County in April made a bid to host the games for 2007-09, offering Paul Brown Stadium as the site. OHSAA commissioner Dan Ross has said the association prefers to have two sites host the state's six title games. There also was a bid from Columbus (Crew Stadium, Dublin Coffman High School) to host the games. T..... r...............

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La Salle may need one more By Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

La Salle has scored important victories over Elder and Moeller the past two weeks. Still, the Lancers might need to upset St Xavier tonight to ensure a Division I football playoff berth. Steve Shuck, who annually projects Ohio playoff teams, sees the Lancers finishing No. 9 in the region - just shy of a playoff spot - should they lose at St X tonight "A win (tonight) would put La Salle in great position," Shuck said. "If not, the fence becomes a permanent place the rest of the season." La Salle could finish 8-2 but might not have enough computer points to qualify. For instance, the Lancers' final two games against Purcell Marian (1-5) and Woodward (0-5) will not garner many points. Shuck, commissioner of the Greater Miami Conference, has a weekly projection list used each October by The Enquirer and various local schools. Shuck calculates final

projections based on his predictions of remaining games. The Ohio High School Athletic Association uses the Harbin computer rating system to determine football playoff participants. Frrst-level points are awarded for victories; for example, victories over a Division I school bring more points than victories over Division II schools. Second-level points also are awarded, based upon a defeated opponent's victories during the remainder of the season. The top eight teams in each Ohio region make the playoffs. The top four teams in each region will have home playoff openers, and the bottom four travel for their first game. The No. 8 regional seed visits路 No. 1 in the first round; No. 7 visits No. 2; No. 6 visits No. 3; and the No. 5 seed visits No. 4. In Division I, top-ranked St Xavier would host Clayton Northmont in a first-round playoff game, if Shuck's projections hold up. Defending state champion Colerain would host Glen Este, Huber Heights Wayne would

visit Moeller, and Lakota East would visit Centerville in other Division I openers. The regular season ends the weekend of Oct 28-29. Postseason play begins Nov. 4-5. 路 The following list includes some teams "on the bubble" at No. 9 or lower. Division I, Region 4

Team (Current) 1. St. Xavier (6-01

<. Ce~t!:IVille <6-0l

3. Moeler (4-21 4. Colerain (5-11 5. Glen Este (6-01

Projected

F'nal points

10-4

43.6

10-0

36 5

7-3 9-1 9-1

30.6 28.5 27.4

6. Huber Hts. Wayne (5路1)

8-2

27.1

7.Lakola East (4-21

8-2

26.3

8. Northmont(S-1)

8-2

25.0

9.La Sale (5-11 10. Fairfield (4-21

8-2 8-2

24.6 23.5

Division II, Region 8 T..., (Cumnll 1. Spnng!Joru (6-0) 2. Bellbrook (5-1)

3 . - - . , (6-01 4. Kings (5-11 5. ~ (4-21 6. ~ (6-01

Projected 10-0 9-1

F'NI points

9-1 9-1 8-2 10-4

24.9 24.8 22.8 22.7

30.3 24.9

7. Miami Trace (4-2)

8-2

22.4

8. WlniDn Woods (4-21 9. w..... Brown (4-21

8-2 8-2

21.4 15.3

Division Ill, Region 12

Team (Current)

1. Columbus OeSales (4-2)

Projected 7-3

FNI points 27.0

2. lrNiian Hil (6-01

10-4

24.1

9-1

21.4 20.8 19.6 19.5

3. New Albany (6-0) 4. Logan Elm (5-1) S.Thomv. Shendan (4-2) 6. Jackson (4-2) 7. Roger Bacon (3-31 8. Hil~boru (5-1)

8-2

1lU 17.6

9. Taft (5-11

8-2

16.3

9-1 8-2 8-2

6-4

Division IV, Region 16 T... (Cumnll 1. Valley View (6-0) 2. Jonathan Alder (5-1)

3. ~ (4-21 4. Clnlm-Massie (5-11 5. Madeira (4-21 6. Lemon-Monroe (5-11 7.Biancheol>!r 14-21 8. Fenwick (3-31 R G""'non (4-J)

Projected 9-1 9-1

Final points

8-2 8-2 7-3 6-4 7-3

5-5

21.2 18.1 16.0 13.6 12.2 11.6

6-4

10.7

24.1 21.2

Division V, Region 20

Team (Current) 1. East Clntm (5-11 2. CIICA (6-01

9-1 10-4

Final points 21.7 20.7

10-0 9-1 9-1 8-2

20.5 19.3 16.6 15.5

7. Harmony (6-01

7-3

14.0

8. Arcanum (6-0)

8-2

13.4

3. Anna (6-0) 4. uma Cent Cath. (5-1) 5. Versailles (6-0) 6. Manon Pleesant (4-2) .

Projected

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Team (Current)

1. Mechanicsburg (6-0) 2. Dola Hardin Northern (6-0) 3. Spr. Cath. Central (5-1) 4. Covington (5-1) 5. Waynesfield-Gosllen (5-1) 6. Delphos StJohn's (5-1) 7. Manon Local (4-2) 8. Cln. Country Day (4-21 9. Ridgemont (2-3)

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6-4

6.7

5-4

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Elder set to face titan De La Salle Elder will play football powerhouse De La Salle (Calif.) in the featured game of the 2006 Kirk Herbstreit Ohio vs. USA Challenge Sept 16 at UC's Nippert Stadium. De La Salle had a 151game winning streak from 1991-2004. Byrnes (S.C.), which has won the • past four big-school state titles and 54 of its past 55 games, plays Moeller in the opener. St Xavier plays Lakeland (F1a.) in the next game. Lakeland has won back-to-back state titles and is on a 3(}game winning streak. Centerville follows versus Don Bosco Prep (N J.) , which features senior quarterback Matt Simms, the son of former NFL quarterback Phil Simms. Elder plays the late game. On Sept 15 at UC, Colerain plays Cardinal O'Hara (Pa.) in the second game of a doubleheader. Milt• nv••


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Wednesday was the first day athletes were allowed to sign a national letter of Intent in football. Here is a look at local signings: Name Higll school Pos. Ht. Wt. College Withrow Temll Akemon FS 6-1 180 Wayne State Alex Albnght St Xavier DE 6-6 Boston College 220 OT Jamar Batchelor Hannony 6-1 350 Union College Pnnceton Aaron Brown OljOL 6-6 va. Tech 290 Winton Woods Randy Brown LB 6-1 215 Bemidji Fairfield WR Kenny BenJarmn 5-11 170 Murray State Monseh Blanks Hannony DB 6-1 170 Union College RB Glen Este 6-1 192 Cha~eston Jodd Butts Shawn Cameron Hannony 222 Concordia FB/LB 6-1 Josh Ca~ Beechwood Tiffm OL 6-2 240 Randall Carr Withrow DE 6-6 210 Ellsworth College Josh Chichester WR loUISVIlle Lakota West 6-8 210 Justin Clingman Withrow CB Ellsworth College 5-10 155 Nick Dartand Lakota East 6-3 Olivet Nazarene 180 QB Winton Woods DB Bucknell Jason Davis 5-7 165 WR Middletown 165 Ashland Zach Davis 5-8 Sam Diehl NewGath 6-1 Georgetown (Ky.) 185 QB Pnnceton Danus Edwards DB 6-2 180 Joliet JC Drew Ellison CovCath 6-0 180 Air Force QB Kings Jake EVi;lrTS 6-4 Hillsdale College OL 265 Papa Gning Withrow DE 6-1 190 Ellsworth College Ben Guldugll Highlands TE 6-2 Cincinnati 213 Pat Harrington Monroe WR 6-2 200 Urbana Dario Harris Hannony OljOL 6-3 340 Hutchinson CC Lamar Harris Hughes DB 5-7 Urbana 160 Andrew Hauser st Xavier OL 6-2 266 Pnnceton Andre Higgins New Richmond WR 195 U. of Charleston 6-5 Brett Hines Moeller 6-3 275 Grand Valley State OT Jamar Howard Withrow WR 6-5 210 Minnesota OT Dominick lacovone Moeller 6-2 U. of Charleston 250 Stephen lrby Hannony Concordia 6-0 180 QB Withrow Steven James OL 6-2 337 Ellsworth College Julian Johnson Winton Woods 155 Ashland Univ. QB/WR 5-7 Justin Johnson Lebanon OL 6-3 265 Holy Cross Victor Johnson Hughes OT 6-0 225 Tenn. State Erik Jones DB Wtnton Woods 5-9 175 Western Kantucky Lamar Jones Mount Healthy DB 6-1 200 Murray State Antw4 n Kahil! Harmony OL 275 6-0 Mesa CC Josh Kehrt Oak Hills DB 6-3 Army 195 Casey ~os Lakota East WR 6-3 184 Oregon State Brian Lainhart Colerain ss 6-2 190 Kent State Henry Lemons Colerain DB 5-11 175 Indiana State Kyle Lumpkin Colerain RB Air Force 5·8 175 Tyler Mad lorn Ryle WR 6-2 180 Anny Michael Majors Monroe OL 5-11 195 Tiffin Ed MathiS Hannony OT 6-2 Union College 305 Zach Meagher Glent Este TE 6-6 240 Louisville Robert Mercer Hannony WR 6-3 188 Ohio Shae Michael Monroe TE 6-2 215 Urbana tou1s Miller St Xav1er OLB 5-11 190 Columbia DB Branden Miller Withrow 6-2 190 Cincinnati Colerain Cobram MiXon LB 6-2 MIChigan 225 Tyler Moeller Colerain LB 6-2 205 Ohio State Enc Monroe lakota West TE 6-6 Indiana State 220 Frank Morand St Xavier DB 6-2 165 Cornell Enc Omelia Colerain OL 6-4 Murray State 289 Leon Pittman Hannony 190 Concordia SS/RB 6-2 Dea1res Poole Withrow RB Muskmgum 5-9 190 Julian Posey La Salle DB Ohio 5-10 162 Winton Woods Ttm Pugh DL Wilmington 5-9 225 Shawn Redd Withrow LB 207 Wayne State 5·11 Sean Redwine Moetler 6-3 245 Miami U. TE Vince Rivers Princeton DL 290 Murray State 6-3 MiChael Rummier Moeller OL 6-2 MiamiU. 195 Ted Schaible Roger Bacon DT 6-4 235 U of Charleston ColeraiO K Ohio Matt Scnu~e 185 6-0 Grand Valley State Mike Scherpenberg Indian Hill 6-4 185 QB Princeton Darnell Sharp OB 6-0 165 Joliet JC Tyler Sheehan La Salle 6-5 193 Bowling Green Colerain Terrence Sherrer RB 5-9 195 Minnesota Connor Smith Colerain OL 6-5 300 Ohio State Demck Smith Prmceton DL 6-4 240 Ftndlay DL 247 Georgetown (Ky.) Justin Smith NewCath 6-3 Hughes TE 6-1 215 Thomas More Ev•n Soler Aaron Spiller Hannony OLB/WR 6-1 190 Mesa CC Zach Spraolin Georgetown (Ky.) CovCath 250 Ol/Dl 6-2 Winton Woods Urbana Brian Starr OL 260 6-0 Corey Steidle Glen Este OL 6-4 Charteston 310 DB 6-3 Grambling Dante Thompson Colerain 190 Withrow WR Stan Thomtan 5·11 165 Wayne State 225 Bowling Green CartosTipton Winton Woods DE 6-2 OhiO Dominican Drew Townsend Wmton Woods DL 5-10 235 Notre Dame Withrow DE 6-5 220 Kallen Wade Hannony OL 320 Concoro•a fred WM!le 6-0 Muskin@Jm Withrow OLB 6-0 170 David Williams West V1rgmia Robert Williams Withrow DB 5-11 165 6-2 280 uc Oren Wilson Hannony DE Wtnton Woods 5-10 220 U of Cha~eston Marcus Young LB

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Cincinnati recruiting class Name School Robby Annstrong Franklin Regional Marcus Barnett Frederick Douglass Toby Boeckman St Henry Peter Carriere St Leonard CJ.Cobb Sandalwood Mano Duenas College of San Francisco John Goebel Brother Rice Ben Gutdugli Highlands Chris Harrison Liberty Freddie Lemx Glenv11ie Ricardo Matthews Terry Parker Brandon Miller Withrow Jacob Ramsey Independence Ralston Reeves Murray Wright Ken Rodriguez ·CitrusJC Aaron Webster Graves Jason Whitehead First Coast Oren Wilson Teaneck

Pos.

Ht.

LB WR OL DB OL OL RB TE DT

6-2 6-1 6-7 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-4

LB

6-0

DL

6-3 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-3

s RB DT OL

s CB DT

Wt. 220 170 240 202 310 280 210 220 270 215 265 185 215 240 305 207 185 270

Hometown Murraysville, Pa. Upper Martsboro, Md. St Henry, Ohio Laval, Quebec Jacksonville, Fla. AntiOCh, Calif. Milford, Mich. Fort Thomas Younll$town, Ohio Cleveland Jacksonville, Aa. Cincinnati Columbus Detroit Los Angeles Southfield, Mich. Jacksonville, Aa. Teaneck, NJ.

Wt. 255 328 180 185 235 205 220 225 210 237 230 275 250 205 252 260 200 175 295 225

Hometown Springboro Cleveland Clennont. Aa. Clayton, Ohio Sarasota, Aa. Orchard Lake, Mich. Euclid, Ohio Norcross, Ga. Fort Valley, Ga. Coldwater, OhiO Los Angeles Merrillville, Ind. Washington, Pa. Cincinnati Columbia, S.C. Cleveland Dana Hills, Calif. Cleveland Cincinnati Akron

Wt. 210 215 330 320 220 172 175 195 275 200 180 195 200 245 185 255 190 178 245 255 230 285

Hometown Capitol Heights, Md. Galloway, Ohio Garnett, Kansas Xenia, Oh10 Huber Heights, 0 hio Sioux Falls, S.D. Toledo, Ohio Columbus, Oh10 Berea, Ohio Stone Mountam, Ga. Atlanta, Ga. Gennantown. Md. Tallmadge, Ohio Strongsville, Oh1o Trotwood, Ohio Reading, Ohio Reynoldsburg, Ohio Strongsville, Ohio Monroeville, Pa. Westerville, Ohio Van Wert, Ohio Panna. Oh10

Ohio State recruiting class Name Jake Ballard Bryant Browmng Chimdi Chekwa ' Kurt Coleman Walter Dublin Aaron Gant Thaddeus Gibson Larry Grant Antonio Henton Ross Homan Mark Johnson Demr Lanmore Andy Miller Tyler Moeller Aram Olson Robert Rose Grant Schwartz Ray Small Connor Smith Chns Wells

School Pos. Springboro TE Glenvtlle OL East Ridge DB Nolthmont DB Sarasota DE StMary's DB Euclid LB College of San FranciSCO LB Peach County QB Coldwater LB Dorsey LB Memllvtlle Dt Trinity TE Colerain LB lnno FB Glenville DE Dana Hills DB Glenville WR Colerain OL Garfield RB

Ht. 6-7 6-4 6-1

5-11 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-6 6-1 6-2 6-5 6-0 6-0 6-5 6-1

Miami recruiting class Name Ben Bennett Caleb Bostic John Buckman Martin Channels Jeff Cleveland Trevor Cook Peris Edwards Jordan Gafford Bob Gulley Donnie Hardy Eugene Harris Ill Dexter Korto Jamel Miller Mark Paun Donovan Potter Sean RedW1ne Annand Robinson Brandon Stephens Jordan Stevens Alex Stewart D.J. Svabik Nate W1IIiams

School Gwynn Park Westland Coffeyville C.C. Wayne Wayne Washington Rogers Worth~ngon K1lboume Berea Tucker McNair Northwest Tallmadge Strongsville Chaminade-Julienne Moeller Reynoldsburg Strongsville Gateway St. Franc1s De Sales Van Wert Holy Name

Pos. DB

LB OL DL LB K DB DB OL

LB WR

LB RB DL WR TE WR DB DL DL DL OL

Ht. 5-11 6-3 6-B 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-0 6-4 6-1 5-10 6-2 5-11 6-3 6-2

6-4 6-1 5-10 6-4 6-2 6-6 6-5


No.5 St. Edward too much for J §~quirer staff reports

~- Moeller couldn't hold on to a Uiree-point halftime lead, and a big third period powered Lakewood St Edward, the state's fifth-ranked team, to a 28-12 victory over the Crusaders at Lockland Saturday night Moeller, which got 87 yards rushing from senior Martez Williams and OOyardsfrom sophomore Tun Ueckcan tum its thoughts to toprcmked St Xavier. " The Crusaders and Bombers meet at Paul Brown Stadium Friday With the Greater Catholic League South title at stake. A victory gives St X the outright title. A victory earns Moeller a share.

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down and rushed four times for 49 ed Press state poll. Senior defensive back Brad yards and another touchdown. Brookbank had two interceptions, Toll--·--··-··--· 6 6 0 8 -20 o -zs and St. X held St I to 122 total yards. Chamklade-Jullonne ·-·-· 2 17 3 9 -31

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M-FG Sundennan 29 E-Edmonds 46 run (Rios kick) M-Uecker 8 (Sundennan ~ck) E-Frohnapple 1 run (Rios kick) E-Edmons 65 run (Rios kick) E-OIM!r 11 run (Rios ~ck) M-Safett by Wersel Recoros: E9.0, M 6-3.

St Xavier 22, St. Ignatius 0 Sophomore running back Darius Ashley rushed for 136 yards and scored two touchdowns. The shutout was the fifth of the season for the 9-Q Bombers, the topranked team in the Enquirer Division I coaches' poll and the Associat-

Xavier - · · · - · - · - - -

6

7

2

Cit. St.lpatius ---·--0 0 0 X- Ashley 27 run (~ck fail) X- Ashley 39 run (Penca kick) X- Safety by Miller X- McFartand 25 pass from Scherer (Penca kick) Recoros: SX 9.0, Sl 5-4.

7 -22 0 .. 0

Chaminade-Julienne J, Taft 20

T- Smith 3 run (pass failed) C- Safety C- Stevenson 27 run (Miller kick) ·c- Jones 2 run (Miller ~ck) : T- Richardson 98 pass from Ware (run failed) C- FG Miller 40 C- FG Miller 34 T- Ware. 25 run (Ware run) C- Safety C- Jones 18 run (Miller ~ck) Records: T 7-2, C 6-3

Taft lost its second game of the season but still appears to have a Benedictine 34, Elder 28 chance to make the Division Ill playElder entered the final period with offs if the Senators can beat Lockland a touchdown lead but was outscored in the season finale. 13-0. Taft was led by senior quarter- Clo. -icllne--- 7 7 7 13 -34 back De-Ante Ware, who went 16- Elder --·-· 7 14 7 0 -28 of-28 for 269 yards and one touch- E- Bnnck 25 pass from Ze1ser (Siefke kick)


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Moeller, Madeira, CHCAscore big wins Indian Hill 49, Deer Park 7 The Deer Park defense was no match for the high-powered Indian Hill offense, as the Braves were able to stay undefeated and clinched a share of first place in the Cincinnati Hills League. Indian Hill quarterback Mike Scherpenberg once again led the offense, completing 15 passes for 303 yards and six touchdowns. . Wide receiver Jake Kendall was the target for three of those touchdowns, the final one marking the 12th time the two have connected on scoring passes. Deer Park (4-4) quarterback Tyler Beard left the game early after injuring his leg and didn't return. Backup quarterback Carey Ethan connected with Ben Rascona for a 29-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter helping Deer Park to avoid the shutout Indian Hill attempted just 18 running plays in the game, but fin"ished ¡ with a total of 178 yards gained on the ground. Kevin McFarland, Shea Donovan and Case Cousino each had interceptions for the Indian Hill defense .

. Moeller 44, Columbus St. Francis DeSales 27 After DeSales cut Moeller's lead to seven with seven minutes remaining in the game, the Crusaders scored 10 unanswered points on a field goal from Ryan Sunderman, "his third of the day; and a touchdown run by Martez Williams, to put it out of reach Williams, the GCrs leading rusher, carried the ball2l times for 191 yards and four touchdowns. Moeller quarterback Ross Oltorik completed 8 passes for 118 yards and no touchdowns. The Crusaders totaled 407 yards of total offense, and held DeSales running back Matt Mangini to just 48 yards on 21 carries. The win is the second straight for Moeller and if they can get at least one more victory this season, gives them a possibility hosting a first-round playoff game.


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La Salle J1, Moeller 14

Emotional Lancers knock off Crusaders By Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

Mike ·Reed stood quietly near La Salle's jubilant postgame football huddle at Lockland Stadium Saturday afternoon, speaking of how his late father would have loved ·the Lailcers' 17-14 upset of Moeller. ''He's watching over us right now," said Reed, the Lancers' stanit out senior wide receiver. "One of the last things my dad said to me was,·'Beat Moeller.'" . John Reed, 47, died of a stroke last Sunday. His death came less than 48 hours after Mike scored four touchdowns in a 40-20 defeat of Elder Sept 23. Mike Reed didn't score Saturday, but he had three catches for 50 yards as the Lancers, ranked No. 5 in The Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll, beat No. 3 Moeller for just the fourth time in the schools' 43 football meetings. La Salle (5-1, 2.0 Greater Catholic League South) got a 2~yard field goal by Aaron Walter to take a17-14 lead with 4:03 left. Moeller (4-2, 0-1 GCLS) was driving for a potential go-ahead score in the final minute, but Lancers senior defensive back John Hoerst intercepted a pass in the end zone with 50 seconds left. "For Mike to play today, after all he's gone through this week, we had to win it for him," Hoerst said. John Reed's funeral was Thursday. ''He would have wanted me to play," Mike Reed said. ''I didn't know if I could focus, but I did." La Salle coach Tom Grippa said Reed stood tall during an emotional week. "He's so dear to us," an emotional Grippa said. ''He's the heart and soul of our team.'' It was the Lancers' first win over Moeller since 2001. The LancerS had just enough offense and plenty of defense to win. La Salle's defensive standouts in-

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ta~tk&Ardby Moeller's Kevin *'1i~Ali"A·1'~ati at 7 at the break.

eluded Hoerst and linebacker Nick Miller, who returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown. "Defensively, they came up with big plays," Moeller coach Bob Crable said. ''My hat's off to them." La Salle senior quarterback Tyler Sheehan completed five of 12 passes for 126 yards and one intercetion. The big play was a pivotal 71yard completion to running back Isaac Green, which set up the Lancers at the Moeller 10-yard line midway through the fourth period. That led'to Walter's decisive field goal. . Sheehan also scored on a 3S.yard 111I1; although his game rushing total was 35 yards rushing because of Moeller's five sacks. Moeller senior running back Martez Williams rushed 31 times for 213 yards and a touchdown. Moeller sophomore quarterback Ross Oltorik completed seven of 22

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passes for 74 yards and was inter. cepted twice. He also rushed for a touchdown while playing in place of junior Ryan Morris, last week's starter, who has a sprained ankle. La Salle will visit No. 1-ranked St Xavier Friday, with a chance for just the second league title in the program's 44-year history. La Salle shared the '95 GCL South championship, and only St X is in this year's three-game league race with the Lancers. "My dad said he wanted to see us win the GCL," Reed said. "There~s one game to go.''

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WEEKEND PREVIEW TOP GAMES AT AG By Torn Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

Elder at St Xavier WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m. today at St. Xavier HS, 600 North Bend Road. RECORDS: Elder 2-3 (0-1 GCLS), St. Xavier 5-0 (0-0). WHAT TO WATCH: Elder QB Nick Zeiser leads the GCL South in passing yardage (889) and lD passes (8) and has rushed for a team-high 342 yards (seven TDs). Elder has allowed 74 points over the past two games. St. Xavier's starting defense has not allowed a point in four of five games, led by LB Louis Miller and DE Alex Albright. The Bombers have two outstanding RBs in senior Chris Cionni and sophomore Darius Ashley, who have combined for 612 yards rushing. . BOTTOM LINE: If Elder's defense plays well, this will be a better game than some think. Usually there is no clear favorite in this game, but St. Xavier is the choice this time.

La Salle at Moeller

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Indian Hill quarterback Mike Scherpenberg

Finneytown at Indian Hil WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m . today at Indian Hill HS, 6855 Drake Road. RECORDS: Finneytown 1-4 (0-3 CHL), Indian Hill 5-0 (3-0). WHAT TO WATCH: Rnneytown beat Summit 39-0 to open the season but since has been outscored 110-14 in four defeats. The Wildcats made the school's first playoff appearance last year, keyed by a 20-17 upset of Indian Hill. Don't expect a similar shocker this time, as Indian Hill is crushing teams by an average score of 48-17. Braves QB Mi<e Scherpenberg has thrown for 1,543 yards and 17lDs. BOTTOM LINE: Indian Hm beat Taylor 77-181ast week, and could hit 50 in this one.

WHEN/WHERE: 2 p.m. Saturday at Lockland Stadium, 249 West Forrer Avenue. RECORDS: La Salle 4-1 (1-0 GCL- Winton Woods at Anderson S), Moeller 4-1 (0-0). WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m. today WHAT TO WATCH: La Salle at Anderson HS, 7560 Forest Road. comes off a 40-20 rout of Elder. RECORDS: Winton Woods 4-1 Quarterback Tyler Sheehan threw (2-0 FAVC-B), Anderson 1-4 (0-2). three lD passes and ran for another WHATTO WATCH: Winton Woods with WR Mike Reed· catching three ' lD throws and scoring another on a led Amelia 41-0 last week after one quarter. The Warriors pulled their 5-yard run. La Salle's defense got starters soon after and won 48-7, for five combined sacks from Ben Marthe program's 100th victory since the tin and Vince Harris. Moeller comes Forest Park-Greenhills merger formed off a 47-7 win over Henderson the school in 1991. RB Hosea SimpCounty (Ky.). Junior Ryan Morris reson (161 yards, 3 IDs last week) placed senior Pat Redwine at QB leads Winton Woods. Anderson may last week, and Redwine caught five be the most hard-luck team in town. · passes as a receiver. Morris The Redskins lost 34-33 in double OT (sprained ankle) is probable, with last week, losing on a blocked PAT sophomore Ross Oltorik in the kick. Two of Anderson's oth,~r losses wings. were by three points each. BOTTOM LINE: Moeller is 39-3 BOTTOM LINE: Anderson is better all-time against La Salle. The Lancthan its record, but Winton Woods ers are riding high, but Moeller is al(41.4 points a game) has more ofways tough for La Salle. .,:.... ",('oi"o. firAnnu.tAr


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Madeira, Moeller bow out in first¡rolin~ By Kyle Burch Community Press Staff Writer

Entering its first-round playoff game at Wayne, Moeller head coach Bob Crable knew what plagued his Crusader team in its four regular season losses. 'i\ll season long when we've given up big plays on defense our team has struggled," Crable said. Crable also knew that if that problem popped up in the postseason, like it did in Saturday's first-round 28-21 loss to Huber Heights Wayne, the Crusaders would suffer the same fate as its previous four losses, only this time it would usher in the end of the season. Moeller jumped out to a 14-7 lead at halftime, clearly controlling the Wayne offense and defense, before the Crusaders old problems reared their ugly head again. Coming out of the half, Wayne reeled off three consecutive scoring drives, putting the Crusaders in a 14-point hole and leading to the eventual loss. "I thought we were playing pretty weH," Crable said. "Then all of a sudden they hit us for 21 straight points on some big plays and we're kind of left out of the ballgame." Wayne quarterback Alex Earley hit the Crusaders defense for two big strikes, the first a 56-yard score to Joe Gilford, the second a 47yard toss to Nick Childers. Earley finished completing 17 of 30 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns. Moeller running back Martez \\'illiarns was held to just 69 yards on 20 carries, but caught four passes for 90 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown score in the first half. Quarterback Ross Oltorik completed 13 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Madeira met a similar fate in it's first-round playoff game. Madeira trailed just 13-10 at the half, but the Mustangs made too many mistakes in the second

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With the Wayne Warriors threatening in the second quarter, Moeller defensive back Dean Gaier intercepts a pass on the Moeller 1 yard line and is tackled by the intended ~eceiver Anon Curtis.

half and were routed by LemonMonroe 41-6. Madeira head coach Mike Shafer said the Hornets ability to score three times when the Madeira defense was off the field had a big effect on the outcome of this game. Monroe scored first on a kickoff return, then on an interception return and again by recovering a fumble in its own end zone after a muffed punt return. "I really thought we controlled the game for about two and a half quarters," Shafer said. "The big thing was us giving up those 21 points with our defense off the field."


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St Xavier has locked up a Division I first-rotmd football playoff home game, with most Cincinnati big schools likely to hit the road for postseason openers. With the regular season ending tonight for most schools, Harbin computer points analyst Steve Shuck projects at least five Cincinnati schools will make the Division I playoffs. That includes defending state champion Colerain, which probably must travel for its first-round game. Shuck, commissioner of the Greater Miami Conference, armually makes playoff predictions for The Enquirer and local schools. Shuck has been making his projections for more than two decades. StXavier (9-0) faces Moeller (6-3) in a big Greater Catholic League South game at Paul Brown Stadium at 8:30 p.m., preceded by Colerain (8-1) vs. Oak Hills (5-4) in a Greater Miami Conference game at 6 p.m. Shuck believes Moeller can make the playoffs even if it loses, but the Crusaders have no guarantees. "Moeller, if it beats St X. could jump into the top four and get a firstround home game," Shuck said. Glen Este (visits· Harrison t<r

night) and Colerain are expected to win and make the playoffs. Lakota East could get in by beating rival Lakota West. A West win could eliminate East La Salle and Mason are _projected to miss the playoffs,· but could get in with help. Fairfield is a longshot Mason might qualify with a win over Wmton Woods and a loss by Clayton Northmont, Colerain or Lakota East La Salle could get in if it gets two losses from a group including. Colerain, Lakota East, Mason and Northmont The top eight finishers in each region make the playoffs. The Ohio High School Athletic Association uses the Harbin computer rating system to detennine football playoff participants. Fll'St-level points are awarded for victories; for example, victories over a Division I school bring more points than victories over Division II schools. Second-level points also are awarded, based upon a defeated opponent's victories during the remainder of the season. A glance at the other divisions: • Division II: Motmt Healthy, assuming it does not have to forleitwins if found to have used an ineligible player, is likely to host a home playoff

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Moeller vs. Findlay The Crusaders have featured a very balanced offensive attack in the first two weeks this season, totaling 356 yards through the air and 356 yards on the ground. Senior running back Martez Williams has rushed for 131 yards and 132 yards in wins over Withrow and Covington Catholic. Findlay is coming off of two very impressive victories over Upper

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Despite three turnovers in the red zone, Moeller was able to defeat Toledo St. Francis 17-0 Saturday night in Toledo to stay unbeaten. Moeller gained 432 yards to 54 for St Francis. Martez Williams was a one-man show on offense, rushing for 200 yards on 35 carries and catching nine passes for 105 yards. Moeller ..-...................... St. Francis,._..................

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Klonne gets familiar foe Princeton as football season kicks off By Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

Steve Klonne rejoins the head football coaching ranks tonight, on the home turf of longtime rival Princeton. Klonne, who as Moeller head coach (1982-2000) was part of many memorable duels vs. Princeton, is the new coach at McNicholas. Klonne's Rockets visit Princeton (8:15 p.m.) in a Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown game, which helps kick off the opening weekend of the Ohio prep football season. Western Hills plays Wmton Woods in the opening game

(6 p.m.) at Princeton. "It's a little different for me at McNicholas, because Princeton is much bigger as far as size Klonne of. school,". Klonne srud. "Any time you play Princeton it's exciting, because it's a storied program." Klonne had a 16-5 record vs. Princeton in his Moeller days, including a 38-17 win in his final regular-season game at Moeller in 2000. For most of the 1970s through the early 1990s, Moeller and Princeton generally were the city's top two

teams and won 10 state titles between them. Klonne left Moeller in 2001 after a dispute with school administration, and since then had been a McNick assistant coach. He was promoted to head coach this offseason, after John Rodenberg left to become head coach at Covington Catholic. In tonight's first game, Western Hills starts over with new coach Calvin Johnson and Wmton Woods seeks its first Showdown win in three appearances. 'We're 0-2 in the Showdown, and fve told the kids we need to win so they'll keep us in it next year," Wm-

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Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown Today at Princeton High School • Western Hills vs. Winton Woods, 6 p.m. • McNicholas vs. Princeton, 8:15 p.m. Friday at Yager Stadium, Miami U. • Lakota East vs. Lebanon, 6 p.m. • Lakota West vs. Mason, 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Nippert Stadium, UC • La Salle vs. Sycamore, 11 a.m. • Moeller vs. Withrow, 1:45 p.m. • Colerain vs. St Xavier, 4:30 p.m. • Elder vs. Wayne, 7:15 p.m.

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Pat Rt'<iwine couldn't remember when he had $COrt>d a touchdown thre<' differl'nt ways in a game. In other words, Saturday wasn't t•xactly a struggle for the Moeller senior quarterback. Rffiwine rushed for one ID, caught another and threw for a third - all in the first half - as MOt>lll•r, r.mkt'<i No. :~ in the Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll, ddt•ated Withrow :1~ Saturday at :'\ippt•rt Stadium. Moelll'r had :186 yards of off<•nse compared to 156 for Withrow. 1be ·ngcrs couldn't get into a rhythm offensivt'ly a-. junior quarterback Brvant 1bomas was sackt'<i twice in ihc first two possessions. Moeller had no trouble on its first series, going 52 yards on nine plays to set up Redwine's touchdmvn run. Senior running back Martez w·JJ.. Iiams wJS consb1cnt - rushing for 131 yards on 18 canit's. Williams had a 31-yard run on a third dmvn in the fiNt quartt•r to st't up the Crusadl•rs' second touchtlown. For the gam<.>, the Crusaders (Hl) were &of-13 on third-dovm conversions compart'<i to Withrow's 2-of-12. ''W<' did some real good things ofknsivdy," .Mocllt•r coach Bob Cmbl<' said. "The kids really got after it" It was the first play of the st'Cond quarter that proved most enjoyablt• for lk<hvint•. Junior wide receiver\\'"illiam Sorter took a pitch from R<~dwine and threw back to him along the sideline for a 33-yard :-:con•. It was Rcdwint•'s first cart~t·r touchdo\\-n n>ct•ption. ''Wt>ll. back in till' day my twin brother (Sean) may haw hit me," Pat said of a pickup g'dllll' when he caught a touchdown. Redwint• (7-of-16 pas:>ing, 101 yard~. one interception) said the play didn't work during pr.tdicl• bl'cau~e tht• ddense anticipated thL• trickt'ry.

&ked it he could do anything eh;e on the field, Rt'<iwine joked that Crable could'w put him in on ckfem;e. Tht• same jubilation could not be found a<; Withrow players exited Nippert Stadium. It was a rude awak<'ning for the program's Division I debut The Tigers are mnked No. 10 in the area poll. Withrow coach Doc Gamble didn't make excuses. He said his players and coaching staff were overmatched Saturday. ~But it will be fixed right aw.ty,~ Gillllble said. Down :.11-0 at halftime, the Tigers scoml with 3:50 left in the third whm junior quartt•rback Bryant 'lltornas fonnd senior wide n.x:l'iwr Stan 1110rnton. 'Jbomas w.ts 13-Qf-22 pa..;sing for 126 yards but had thn•c int<•n-eptions. One bright ~pot for Withrow was senior wide recdwr Jamar Howard, who had six catches for 62 yards. Asked what Witirrow could take from Saturday, Gamble said despite losing somt• pride, it could bt• a lesson for later this sL•ason. "It k•t..; us know wht•re we arc at and how far wt• mx'<i to go," Gillllble said. MAnd what lcvd of compt•tition it really takes to be one of the elite teams in Cincinnati." Moeller might be at ti1e elite level this !Ieason. Mocllerisr.mked .:\o. 44 nationally by the Sporting Nt:ws and wcts a presea:-;on favorite to win the Greater Catholic Leagut'-South division. Cmble said it is premature to begin thinking of what lies ahead in the GCL South, but at least one coach thinks !.1odler is a statt~ championship-caliber team. "They an• ddensiwly.~ Gamble Haid. Wrthrow-----

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Crusaders regain a little grandeur By Tom Groeschen Et:quirrr staff writer

Bob Crable sounds more like Gerry Faust every day. And the Moeller football program is looking more like it did in Faust's glory days. Moeller (3-0) is ranked No.2 in The Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll and ~o. 6 in the state poll this week, part of a steady resurgence under fifth-year coach Crable. "Hail Mary: Full of grace ... " Crable's raspy, booming voice begins another practice with a prayer. Moeller players, each raising a hand toward the middle of the huddle, surround him on the Catholic school's practice field in Kenwood. "Our lady of Victory!'' Crable shouts. "Pray for us!" the players respond. "St Jude ... Queen of Peace ... pray for usl ... Now, let's have a great day. Let's get better every day!" Faust was known for telling his players, "Say a Hail Mary." Crable also believes in divine guidance, although this year's team hasn't needed much in outscoring opponents 71-12. Mocller seeks its first state title since 1985 and first state final appearance since 1997, and this seems to be the Crusaders' best team in years. "You've got to have that hunger to play," Crable said. "We've got more guys wanting to play football now than we had a few years ago." Crable, a fanner prep All-Amer.ca linebacker at Moeller (1975-77) md later a college· All-American ~otre Dame) and pro player (~ew York Jets). sounds like Faust with

"We've got Moe mighty once more more guys Bob Crable became Moeller's football coach in 2001. The Crusaders wanting have improved each year under him: to play Year W-l Playoffs 20l'l 5-5 None football 2002 7-4 Regional quarterfinal now than we had a 2003 8-4 Regional ser11fnal 2004 10-3 Regional final few years ago. " 2005 3-0 On pace for playoffs Moeller coach Bnb Crable

his gravelly voice. His teams are starting to resemble those of the Faust era (1963-80), when Moeller won five state titles. Moeller won two more state championships (1982, '85) under Steve Klonne. But when Klonne left in 2001 after a disagreement with school administrators, it took time for the Crusaders to regain their swagger. Crable admittedly is hard on his players. He gradually has weeded out those who would not buy into what it takes to get Moeller back on top. H you don't want to do the offseason training and weight-room work, please hit the road. 'This team is tough," said Moeller senior defensive back Matt Held. ''We've got guys playing injured, guys who want to be here." Crable's first team went 5-5 in 2001 and missed the playoffs. In '02, Moeller made the playoffs. In '03 the Crusaders won one playoff game and in '04 they won two. This year, Moeller trails only St Xavier in The Enquirer Division I poll. Moeller plays at Findlay (2-1) on Saturday. "We've just been building, year after year; Moeller senior running back Martez vVilliams said. "Coach

Total 33-16 Crable expects a lot of us, and I like it that way." Williams had one of the top performances in Moeller history last week, in a 17-0 win at Toledo St. Francis. Williams rushed for 200 yards and caught nine passes for 105 yards, scoring a touchdown. Crable singles out defensive coordinator Todd Naumann and offensive coordinator Tun Odom for praise. The defense is allowing an average of only 4.0 points a game; the offense is averaging 23.7. Defensively, Crable mentions linemen Ryan Burandt, Greg] ones, Brian Schuckman, Andy Wersel, Frank Becker and Dominic Iacovone, linebackers Ryan Rodriguez, Alex Jaeger, Brian lane and John Giuffre and defensive back Held as standouts. Offensively, Crable lists running back Williams, quarterback Pat Redwine, wide receivers Justin Smith and Ben Sharp, tight end Sean Redwine, and linemen Adam Scheidler, Ryan McCrackan, Thomas Feld, Brett Hines and Mi· chael Rummler as his top men. "We want to get back to state and win the state title," Held said. "That's the goal." E-mail tgroesche,:@enquircr.com


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offense amass 326 yards of offense. Senior quarterback Sean Redwine added 104 yards passing, but was harassed most of the afternoon as the Covington Catholic defense totaled seven sacks for 33 negative yards. The win over Covington Catholic - ranked No. 2 in the Ngr_them Ken~i.tcky polls - could · ~l-.._m argument for the .J} the No. 2-ranked 2-0 cCS.

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Defense is Crusaders' crusade By Ryan Ernst Enquirer staff writer

With two minutes remaining in his team's game against Covington Catholic on Saturday at PaulBrown Stadium, Moeller coach Bob Crable turned to his sideline and yelled to no one in particular, "Get the freshman ready!" Ryan Sunderman, the unnamed underclassman ..., his name wasn't even listed on the roster- stepped onto the field and kicked a 31-yard field goal, sealing the Crusaders' 1&6 victory and ending a defensive stalemate that lasted nearly the entire second half. "We decided to dress (Sunderman) this week," Crable said. "... other two guys had struggled.

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CovCath twice comes up empty in red zone · I'mjustgoing down the line." Scoring was at a premium in the second game of the i-wireless/ FOX19 Prep Classic. The two teams, each ranked second in their . respective Enquirer coaches' poll (Ohio and Kentucky), struggled to kick at the stadium's narrow uprights. CovCath missed a field goal and an extra point. Two different Moeller kickers were off targetone missed a field goal, another an extra point - leading to Sunderman's chance. Both teams' defenses compounded offensive miscues with · timely plays. Twice in the second half the Colonels entered the red

zone only to be turned away. In the third quarter, CovCath had a firstand-goal from the 1-yard line, but the Crusaders stuffed CovCath quarterback Drew Ellison on four straight plays to take possession. Early in the fourth quarter the Colonels drove to the Moeller 15, but the Crusaders sacked Ellison on third down, setting up a missed field goal. 'That's just something that's going to happen," CovCath coach John Rodenberg said. "We're a spread offense and Drew's going to have to run it." Ellison didn't have much of a chance. Moeller sacked the senior

QB 11 times on the day, handicapping CovCath's normally high-powered offense, a system that had totaled 87 points in two games. "We knew he was a shifty guy and that he made the offense go," Moeller linebacker Brian Neal said of Ellison. "We just kept filling our gaps and giving him trouble." Moeller outgained the Colonels 326 yards to 132, and it was evident early on that Saturday would not be another offensive show for CovCath. The Colonels struggled through their first two possessions, allowing four sacks in eight plays while netting negative-30 yards. · But on their third possession,

the Colonels drove 73 yards and opened the scoring with a 15-yard run by Ellison. Moeller answered on the ensuing possession, driving 80 yards in $.e plays. Martez Williams' 8-yard touchdown run tied the score &6. The Crusaders took the lead befQre halftime after recovering a CovCath fumble at the Colonels' 9yard line. Two plays later Williams scored his second TD, and the extra point put Moeller ahead 13-6. Williams rushed 26 times for 132 yards. Covington Catholic--·-··

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Crusaders, Mustangs rely on soccer standouts By Kyle Burch Staff Reporter Looking from the outside in at the Moeller soccer team can be deceiving. At first glance the Crusaders appear to be a very average team, posting just a 7-9-2 record, including a winless record in the Greater Catholic League South Division last season. At closer look, however, you would see much more. Start by examining the Crusaders schedule - Lakota East and JIM OWENS/CONTRIBUTOR West, Elder, Anderson, Alter, Centerville, Indianapolis North Central, St. Xavier and Covington Moeller quarterback Patrick Redwine rolls out to escape the Catholic all grace the opponents grasp of a Withrow defender during the Crusaders 38·6 win column. on Saturday. Redwine scored three touchdowns during the Then go on to see where the game. Crusaders are at the end of the season in tournament play. Last season for instance, they advanced to the district semifinals before falling to Lakota East in double overtime. These two facts show that this team is anything but average. Head coach Randy Hurley knows that the Crusaders record may, not be as good as they like, but he says they won't stave away from playing tough competition. "There's no question that we play the most difficult schedule in the city," Hurley said. "We look at it as a challenge. Our kids come in knowing how we schedule. We want to play the best" With just two seni.ors, the Cru · saders will return a very young team to face that competitive schedule this season. Junior Steve Wujek will return as the top threat for the Crusaders offense. As a sophomore, Wujek scored the second most goals and led. the team in assists. He is a two-time all conference player, who Hurley ,.,pys is one of the top players in the city. .._......- "He's so technically gifted," Hurley said. "He's got great vision, he's physically strong. Plus he has a lot of experience playing not only for us, but also on a USYA Moeller defensive lineman Dominick lacavooe tries to get championship club team in the past the grasp of a Withrow lineman during the Crusaders 38· summer." 6 win on Saturday. The Tigers offensive line couldn't keep Fellow juniors John Myers and lacavone out of the backfield all night, hDwever, as he Josh Delaney also figure to be recorded 1.5 sacks. prominent figures in the Moeller offense.

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The Crusaders also will look for help from senior goalkeeper John Bentley to stabilize a defense which according to Hurley needs improvement "We have a lot of offensive weapons," Hurley said. "Defensively we are going to need to improve a lot" The Madeira Mustangs have gotten off to a good start in early 2005, registering a 2-0 victory over last year's Division IV state finalist, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy and haWing to a 1-1 draw vs. Kings. Head coach Jon Unger is encouraged by what he is seeing in the early going, but knows there is a lot of work that needs done. "Scoring is going to be our biggest challenge this season," Unger said. "Our defense is there, but we need some offense to come from somewhere." Anchoring that strong defense for the Mustangs is goalkeeper,

Chris Eberle. The three-year starter and senior returns after recording 10 shutouts for Madeira last season. "Chris just had an excellent season last year, and he's become even a better athlete," said Unger. Joining Eberle on the defense are seniors Alan Themudo, Cameron Ferris and junior Zach Wmters. Unger will rely on three-year starter Jack Bishop to get the offense going at the center midfielder position. Bishop will be working with sophomores Ian Templeton and Nate Bascom as well as senior Sam Huffaker. "Sam really came on last year and we'll be counting on him to score for us this season," Unger said. "We're hoping Nate and Ian will be able to break through for us this year." kburch@communitypress.com

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A wrapup of week three of the high school football season:

Kings 17, Loveland 13 The Loveland Tigers were stopped four times on the Kings 6yard line with 42 seconds remaining. The Tigers began to awaken from an early 14-0 deficit as a long offensive drive was kept alive with a 45-yard reception by senior J. T. Maus from senior quarterback Chris Howland. The drive was culminated by a 15-yard touchdown run byseniorBillyWest. The Tigers' defense began the second quarter with two straight

sacks by senior Ben Bentz and a fourth down tipped pass by junior David Simms. This led to the Tigers second score as Maus took in a 34-yard touchdown pass from Howland, making the score 14-13. Kings added a field goal just before the half and led 17-13 going into the third quarter. The second half was a game of defense and field position as David Simms recorded his second interception of the night, Junior Justin Hawk's big hit forced a Kings turnover and senior Kyle Lohrman recorded a tackle for a loss. The game came down to Loveland's final drive. Starting with the ball on its own 20 with 4:30 left in the game Loveland began a long march down the field. Key plays

were turned in by Maus, Howland, West and senior Will Miller to keep the drive alive. The Tigers' final pass on fourth down fell incomplete as time expired leaving the team with a 12record. Loveland coach Jim Vanatsky pointed out the play ofMaus, junior Patrick Grant, and the defensive line as standing out in the game. -Dave Morrison contributed to the Loveland football wrapup.

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Moeller 17, Toledo DeSales 0 Senior running back Martez ' Williams rushed for 200 yards and ' caught nine passes for 105 yards. Williams' three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was the Crusaders' only offensive score, the other coming off of a Brian ( Lane fumble recovery in the end zone. loveland@communitypress.com â&#x20AC;˘


HIGH SCHOOLS AP football poll COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Cincinnati St Xavier, Avon lake, Mentor lake Catholic, Youngstown Mooney, Columbus Ready and Delphos St John's lead the way at No. 1 in the first Associated Press Ohio high school football poll for the 2005 season. The 59th annual poll's first weekly rankings feature one defending state playoffs champion (Mooney), along with one team chasing its third consecutive poll tote (Avon lake). 'The poll continues for the next eight weeks, with the AP state champions declared on Nov. 1. ' Here's the first weekly balloting by a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters, broken down by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points and first-place votes in parentheses: DMSION I 1, St. Xavier(6)3-0 _._..._._ __ 185 2, Cie. Glenville (7)3-0...................... 175 3, Can. McKinley(4)3-0.................... 118 4, Massillon Washington (3)3-0......... 112 5, Colerain (2)2.1.....__.._........ _ 100 6, Moeller 3-0..........._..........â&#x20AC;&#x201D;__.. 95 7, Lakewood St. Edward (1)3-0 ......... 86 8, Cie. St. Ignatius 2-1 ....................... 84 9, Hudson (1)3-0.............................. 67 10, Centerville (2)3-0 ....................... 52 Others receiving 12 or more ponds: 11, Tol. St John's 48. 12,Salon 47. 13, Hilliard Davidson 46. 14, Gehenna Lincoln 33. 15, Hilliard Darby 27. 16, Cols. Brookhaven 24. 17, Warren Harding 22. 18, Rn,newi

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Emotional Lancers knock off Crusaders By Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

Mike Reed stood quietly near La SaJJ.e'sjubilantpostgamefootball huddle at Lockland Stadium Saturday afternoon, speaking of how his late father would have loved the Lancers' 17-14 upset of Moeller. "He's watching over us right now," said Reed, the Lancers' standout senior wide receiver. "One of the last things my dad said to me was, 'Beat Moeller.' " John Reed, 47, died of a stroke last Sunday. His death came less than 48 hours after Mike scored four touchdowns in a 40.20 defeatof Elder Sept 23. Mike Reed didn't score Saturday, but he had three catches for 50 yards· as the Lancers, ranked No.5 in The Enquirer Division I area .S;oaches' poll, beat No. 3 Moellerfor just the fourth time in the schools' 43 football meetings. La Salle (5-l, 2-0 Greater Catholic League South) got a 29-yard field goal by Aaron Walter to take a 17-14 lead with 4:03 left. Moeller'(4-2, 0.1 GCLS) was driving fora potential go-ahead score in the final minute, but Lancers senior defensive back John Hoerst intercepted a pass in the end zone with 50 seconds left. "For Mike to play today, after all he's gone through this week, we had to win it for him," Hoerst said. John Reed's funeral was Thursday. "He would have wanted me to play," Mike Reed said. "I didn't know if I could focus, but I did.'' La Salle coach Tom Grippa said Reed stood tall during an emotional week. "He's so dear to us," an emotional Grippa said. "He's the heart and soul of our team.'' It was the Lancers' first win over Moeller since 2001. The Lancers had just enough offense and plenty of defense to win. La Salle's defensive standouts in-

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eluded Hoerst and linebacker Nick Miller, who returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown. "Defensively, they came up with big plays," Moeller coach Bob Crable said. ''My hat's off to them." La Salle senior quarterback Tyler Sheehan completed five of 12 passes for 126 yards and one intercetion. The big play was a pivotal71yard completion to running back Isaac Green, which set up the Lancers at the Moeller !().yard line midway through the fourth period. That led to Walter's decisive field goal. Sheehan also scored on a 38-yard run, although his game rushing total was 35 yards rushing because of Moeller's five sacks. Moeller senior running back Martez Williams rushed 31 times for 213 yards and a touchdown. Moeller sophomore quarterback Ross Oltorik completed seven of 22

passes for 74 yards and was intercepted twice. He also rushed for a touchdown while playing in place of junillr Ryari Morris, last week's starter, who has a sprained ankle. La Salle will visit No. !-ranked St Xavier Friday, with a chance for just the second league title in the program's 44-year history. La Salle shared the '95 GCL South championship, and only St X is in this year's three-game league race with the Lancers. ''My dad said he wanted to see us win the GCL," Reed said. 'There's one game to go.''

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·Moeller's league title hopes in 'The Pit' By Kyle Burch :ommun1ty Press Staff Writer A preview of this week's high ;;chool football games:

Moeller @Elder Moeller will travel to "The Pit," Jlder's stadium, hoping to rebound from last week's loss to La Salle and battling to stay in contention in the Greater Catholic

League. 'fbe Crusaders will need to find a little more consistency on offense. While the Crusaders tallied 229 yards on the ground, 213 from Martez Williams, quarterback Ross Oltorik was only able to complete 7 of 22 passes for 74 yards. Head coach Bob Crable says that his team needs to avoid any breakdowns to come away with a win. "We have had so many guys have individual breakdowns which have resulted in big plays for the other team," Crable said. "Does that lose the game for us ... no, but bdividuals have to do what they are supposed to do so that doesn't happen." Moeller will try and control Elder quarterback Nick Zeiser, who leads the GCL with 1,006 passing yards and has rushed for 371 yards t.'lls season. "He (Zeiser) is. the kind of kid t:1at's very i,mpactful and makes t:.lings happen when he's on the field," Crable said. According to Crable, Oltorik and Ryan Morris will both see time under center. Oltorik has been filling in for the injured Morris for the past game and a half.

neer Park @Ta~or Deer Park is riding high after an upset victory over Mariemont last week. The win puts the Wildcats at 3-3 on the season and head coach Barry Pettyjohn says that momentum should carry over into the Taylor game. "I think this win keeps our kids hungry," Pettyjohn said. "We have four games left and our goal is to finish with a winning record, so they know what they need to do."

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Taylor could pose some problems up front for Deer Park The Taylor offensive line has been key to the success of the Taylor running game, in particular Ryan Hawk. Hawk has rushed 93 times for 599 yards. Quarterback Cllase Dunnette can also give fits to opposing defenses after totaling 145 yards on the ground and 532 yards through the air. Pettyjohn says if the Wildcats offensive and defensive lines can play well then Deer Park should be able to stick with Taylor. "C'•.1r offensive and defensive lines ;1ave to make an impa;:t in this game," Pettyjohn said. "If we can protect and open holes for our running game, that does a lot for our offense."

Indian Hill @Madeira Madeira head coach Mike Shafer knows he will have a tough time stopping the air attack of Mike Scherpenberg and the Indian Hill offense. In order to do so, Shafer says the Mustangs have to be able to control the clock with running backs Tony Ramirez and Ricky Richardson. The less time Indian Hill has the ball the less damage they can do. Indian Hill will have to find a way to stop Richardson and Ramirez out of the Madeira backfield. Indian Hill head coach Kevin Siple says the size and power of this Madeira team will be a big challenge for his defense. "We have to out hit them," Siple

said. "They are a big team, and they'll probably come out and try to intimidate us. We are going to have to continue what we've been doing." What the Braves have been doing have been s11redding the opposition either through the air with quarterback Mike Scherpenberg or on the ground with Case Cousino. • "We have been pretty good at running the ball when they take away our passing game," Siple said. "We will make the appropriate adjustments and have a balanoed attack. If we are going to win the CHL we're gdmg to have to beat Madeira" Shafer said, "We are going to have to limit their big plays. They have four or five guys who can

score every time they touch the ball. We have to keep the ball away from them." Madeira is coming off of a loss atWyonling in which the Cowboys rushed for more than 268 yards. The Mustangs will have their hands full with Cousino, who has rushed for 448 yards and had 85 yards receiving this season. The Mustangs will be trying to hold the Braves to under 30 points for the first time all season. "They have a lot of big-play potential," Shafer said. "It's going to be a tough matchup, they're probably the best team in the area" i<burch:[ilcomml. ''typress.com 576-8255

Two picks by impressive La Salle defense leads to win over Moeller B't Kyle Burch Press Staff Writer LOCKlAND - La Salle defensive back John Hoerst picked off a Ross Ol:torik pass in the back of the end zone with just under a minute left to play, ending Moeller's potential g-cllle-winning drive and giving the Lancers its first victory over the Crusaders since 2001. The Lancers trailed Moeller in total yards. time of possession, rushing average and had five more penalties, but were still able to come out on top. 'We knew they had a great football team," Moeller head coach Bob Crable said "They played us awfully tough." The Crusaders got on the board first when Oltorik took a quarterback sneak up the middle for a one-yard to.tchdown with just under four minutes remaining in the first quartet La Salle quarterback 'IYler Slu~­ han answered Oltorik's score with a 38-yard touchdownrunofhisownin th~ second quarter. Comm~rity

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him into the end mne more often." La Salle kicker Aaron Walter kicked a field goal fi:om 29 yards out for what proved to be the game winningscore, with four minutes remaining, leading to Moeller's final drive. The win assures La Salle its fiTht winning league record since 1995. "It's been a long time sinoe we've gotten two wins in the same seawn," Grippasaid "This is one of the biggest wins for a team ever at La Salle. It's just a huge win." Sheehan was constantly pressured by the Moeller defense, gecting sacked six times and rushing for just 35yards. Sheehan, who averages 172 )'3rds

per game through the air was limited to just 126 yards on five completions. The La Salle offense made up fur the lack of passing yards by getting contributions from Isaac Green, Kendall Owens and Julian Posey out of the backfield With the victory, La Salle (5-1) holds its spot on top of the Greater Catholic League South Division, tied with St ~r. who it meet St. Xavier Friday. Moeller (4-2) will travel to Elder Friday. "They're the real deal," Crable said "St.Xisgoingtohavetheirhands KYLE BURCH/CW~.:Ui';;TY PRESS STAFF Chedrick Cherry (83) gets hit after making a catch in Moeller's 17·14 loss full next week." kbu,ch@comm~~.:typ,ess.com

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sive, smart and fearless.

team since my sophomore year.

speak to anybody.

My favorite cartoon of all time is ... Bugs Bunny.

My favorite season of the year is ... summer.

A famous historical figure I wish I could have met is ... Abraham Lincoln.

The most overrated NFL player today is ... (New England quarterback)

Three words that describe off the field are ... easy-going,

determined and funny. could change one thing about

... I would like to be taller.

He went against all odds to fight for what he believed in.

career ambition is ... to be an

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Tom Brady. Something few people know about me is ... I was in the band my

The sport I'm a •natural'" to play is ... football. I like hitting people.

freshman year.

music and playing the piano.

My shining moment on the football field was ... when we beat

The most underappreciated occu· pation today is ... teaching.

What motivates me the most is ... in Moeller.

St. Xavier, 10-7, last year in Nippert Stadium during the playoffs.

When it comes to leading or fol· I'm more of a ... leader. I try to right thing all the time and I'm vocal.

(former Alabama head football coach) Paul "Bear" Bryant. He was crazy.

orthopedic surgeon. favorite non-athletic hobby

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No. 5 St. Edward too much for Moeller Roundup of Saturday's games Enquirer staff reports Moeller couldn't hold on to a three-point halftime lead, and a ADVERTISEMENT big third period powered Lakewood St. Edward, the state's fifth-ranked team, to a 28-12 victory over the Crusaders at Lockland Saturday night. Moeller, which got 87 yards rushing from senior Martez Williams and 60 yards from sophomore Tim Uecker, can tum its thoughts to top- ranked St. Xavier. The Crusaders and Bombers meet at Paul Brown Stadium Friday with the Greater Catholic League South title at stake. A victory gives St. X the outright title. A victory eams Moeller a share. Lakewood St. Edward

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/ 7:30 p.m. S~turday, Nov. 5 •... Even after dropping its final ...- · two games of the regular season, · ~ • the Moeller Crusaders were c•r: rewarded with the seventh seed. "· Head coach Bob Crable isn't , : happy with the way his team has played to end the regular season, , ·- ·- bl).t realizes that now that the play•• · offs have started it's a fresh start for everyone. "Right now everyone's record is back to being 0-0," Crable said. "Whether you went 6-4 or 10-0 in the regular season everyone starts over once you get to this level." The Crusaders will try and get their running game back on track. · Senior Martez Williams, who , rushed for 1,359 yards in the regu'" Jar season, was held to less than TL 100 yards in each of the last two •- · games. With its big men tip front · and speedy linebackers, Wayne '" will do a lot to test the Moeller '· running game. · · The Crusaders will have to try ~·· and find a way to stop the Wayne passing attack. Crable says that is '.- something they will focus on stop•_,.. ping from the get go. "Offensively they have great · speed," Cra~le said. "Their quar• '·. terback is big and athletic ... our ' - secondary and offensive lines are really going to get tested in this one." The two teams share just one common opponent- Elder. While · Moeller knocked off the Panthers ,:. 45-30, Wayne· was upended by Elder in the season opener, 21-14. However Crable says due to some . additions and the maturity of this Wayne team, that score doesn't ' mean a whole lot · ~. "They're an entirely different team then they were against Elder," Crable said. "They've added some kids and changed the way they run their offense. We • , need to execute at all three phases ' of the game in order to get this one."


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season. Moeller jumped out to a 14-7 lead at halftime, clearly controlling the Wayne offense and defense, before the Crusaders old problems reared their ugly head again. Coming out of the half, Wayne reeled off three consecutive scoring drives, putting the Crusaders in a 14-point hole and leading to the eventual loss. "I thought we were playing pretty well," Crable said. "Then all of a sudden they hit us for 21 straight points on some big plays and we're kind of left out of the ballgame." Wayne quarterback Alex Earley hit the Crusaders defense for two big strikes, the first a 56-yard score to Joe Gilford, the second a 47yard toss to Nick Childers. Earley finished completing 17 of 30 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns. Moeller running back Martez Williams was held to just 69 yards on 20 carries, but caught four passes for 90yards, including a 70-yard touchdown score in the first half. Quarterback Ross Oltorik completed 13 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Madeira met a similar fate in it's first-round playoff game. Madeira trailed just 13-10 at · the half, but the Mustangs made too many mistakes in the second

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half and were routed by LemonMonroe 41-6. Madeira head coach Mike Shafer said the Hornets ability to score three times when the Madeird defense was off the field had a big effect on the outcome of this game. Monroe scored first on a kickoff. ' return, then on an interception return and again by recovering a ~fumble in its own end zone after a muffed punt return. "I really thought we controlled the game for about two and a half quarters," Shafer said. "The big KYi ~. E;;.~c ..,iCS\"! "'~; -v ,:;~1-:~S S,P-~ thing was us giving up those 21 Madeira's Brooks Caesar sprawls out in an attempt to bring down the points with our defense off the Monroe running back, In Saturday's opening round game for th!! field." Mustangs.

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St. Xavier quarterback Brad Sche~er scores on a 21-yard run Friday night against Moeller at Paul Brown Stadium. The top-ranked Bombers completed the regular season 10-0 with a 31-7 victory.

No. 1 Bombers wallop Moeller Rival, - Crusaders no match for state's best

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When St. Xavier last faced Moeller, the then-undefeated Bombers were beaten in the second round of last year's playoffs. St. X entered Friday's grudge match with the Crusaders with a perfect record . ¡ This time, the Bombers' defense helped produce a strikingly different result St. X, ranked No.1 in The Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll, got 176 yards and two touchdowns from sophomore running back Darius Ashley and rolled to a 31-7 victory Moeller, No 5 in the

area, in the second game of a doubleheader played before 15,285 fans at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bombers, ranked No. 1 in the state and No.ll in USA Today's Super 25 poll. completed their second consecutive undefeated regular season. "It's amazing what you can accomplish when nobody cares who gets the credit," said St X coach Steve Specht 'These guys come to work every day. They have one goal- they want to shut everybody out" St X enters the playoffs as the top team in the Division I Region 4 Harbin ratings and will play a first-

round home game. Moeller's playoff fate. meanwhile, will not be determined until the final/ Harbin ratings are released. 'We just want to be in," said Specht 'We'll see how the matchups shake out and take it from there." It was a game-time decision by the Bombers' coaching staff to play standout sophomore kickerI punter Danny Milligan, who was nursing an ankle sprain. Milligan did play and booted !he Bombers into the lead with a 38-yard field goal to make the See ST. XAVIER, Page Cll


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Alex Albright, who forced the ball loose. Louis Miller recovered the fumble on the Crusaders' 17-yard line. Ashley scored on a 2-yard run moments later. "It's a two-way relationship with the offense and defense," said Ashley. "They worked hard all week and got it done again." Following a Moeller fum,ble, senior quarterback Brad Scherer ran 21 yards for a touchdown to make the score 24-0 late in the first half. "St. X has proven they can play with anyone," said Moeller coach Bob Crable. "They intimidate i>eople and take teams out of their game. They've done a great job defensively." Moeler 5I. x..ter.•.•, _ _ _

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Cincinnati Hills 35, Mariemont 9 Quarterback Doug Browne completed 13 of 17 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Eagles attack. Wide receiver Justin Jones was the recipient of two of those touchdown passes, one a 34-yard strike in the first quarter, the second on a 50yard toss which shifted the momentum towards the Eagles side in the third quarter. The Mariemont running game was routinely sniffed out by CHCA linebackers Zach Lambert, Cart

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Preps: Glen Este hosts Colerain on Saturday From PageCl Another head-to-head matchup of local teams in Division I has Fairfield going to St. Xavier. An interesting twist St. X coach Steve Specht lives in Fairfield and has sons who play in the Indians' pre-high school level program. "All my kids go to Fairfield schools," Specht said. "I don't want to play them. They're good. I wish they were playing somebody else so I could cheer for them." The winners will meet in one of the regional semifinal games that has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12 at Paul Brown Stadium. That makes a possible rematch between St. Xavier and Colerain,

who met the first week of the season. St. Xavier won that one 7-0 at Nippert Stadium. Moeller, the fifth Cincinnati team in the Division I, Region 4 field, will have to travel to Huber Heights Wayne. Those teams met in the first round two years ago in Cincinnati, with Moeller pulling out a tough 14-10 victory. In Division II, four area teams are in: Wmton Woods, Wilmington, Mount Healthy and Kings. Most notably, Mount Healthy survived an eligibility scare this week and now is rewarded for a 10-0 regular season by getting to host a playoff game for the'first time. Friday's matchup with West Carrollton will also be the final game played at the Owls' Morris Field,

and will be a chance for Mount Healthy to try to win in the playoffs for the first time. "I'm very excited for the kids and the community to have an opportunity to continue to build on the great season we've had so far," Mount Healthy coach Kurry Commins said. "It's a big game. Our goal all year has been to not be satisfied, to keep working to be great." Indian Hill, the top seed in Division III, Region 12, hosts Roger Bacon on Friday. All four first-round games in Di路 vision IV, Region 16 involve at least one area team, but the only one who will play at home Saturday will 路be Lemon-Monroe, which will host Madeira. The other three teams I

that qualified are Mariemont, Wyoming and Blanchester. 1\vo local coaches in Division V, Region 20 led their teams into position where they will host a firstround game for the first time. The top seed in the region, CHCA, hosts Marion Pleasant on Friday, while Harmony will host Anna. "It's definitely been a goal for our seniors to host a playoff game," said second-year CHCA head coach MikeGims. Harmony earned the right to host, but is not yet sure where the game will be played. Frrst-year coach Ramon Davenport said the program has been uSing the former Landmark Christian stadium as its home field, but is trying to find a field with a turf surface.

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Cards must get by Glen Este; X by Fairfield

When the Ohio High School Athletic Association officially announced the 2005 football playoff field that ineluded nearly 20 area teams, Glen Este coach Zak Taylor's thoughts turned back to what he witnessed a year ago. Glen Este was Division II then, and had made a playoff run to the regional final. Two weeks later, Taylor was in Canton watching Division I·

Colerain demolish Canton McKinley for the state title. ''We sat in those bleachers last year at Canton and watched them dismantle Canton McKinley," Taylor said of Colerain. "And if you told me then we would be playing them in the first round of the playoffs next year, I would have fell down." That was the news Sunday when the OHSAAannounced

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pairings for this weekend's first-round games. Colerain at Glen Este on Saturday is one of the more intriguing matchups. There are a few things to be decided - not the least of which is the game's location. Glen Este's stadium only has bleachers on one side of the field and can seat about 2,000 fans. The field itself is not in great shape.

"Probably the biggest issue is not so much the field as to where we'll put all these people," Taylor said. "Colerain could bring 5,000people, and where will we put them? This is ... more like a Division Vkind of stadium. If the game gets moved, it will be because of that more than field conditions." See PREPS, Page ClO

DIVISION 117 p.m. Saturday! • (8) Fairfield (8-2) at (1) St Xavier (10·0) • (5) Colerain (9-1) at (4) Glen Este (9-1) • (7) Moeller (6-4) at (2) Huber Heights Wayne (9-1)

DIVISION 1117:30 p.m. Friday! • (8) Winton Woods (7-3) at (1) Springboro (10-0) • (5) Wilmington (7-3) at (4) Wash. C. H. Miami Trace (8-2) • (7) West Carrollton (6·4) at (2) Mount Healthy (10-0) • (6) Dayton Carroll (8-2) at (3) Kings (9·1)

DIVISION Ill 17:30 p.m. Friday! • (8) Roger Bacon (6-4) at (1) Indian Hill (10-0)

DIVISION IV 17 p.m. Saturday! • (8) Mariemont (6-4) at (1) Germantown Valley View (9-1) • (5) Wyoming (7-3) at (4) Clinton-Massie (8-2) • (7) Madeira (6-4) at (2) Lemon-Monroe (9-1) • (6) Blanchester (8-2) at (3) Plain City Jonathan Alder (9-1)

DIVISION V 17:30 p.m. Friday! • (8) Marion Pleasant (8-2) at (1) Cin. Hills Christian (10-0) • (7) Anna (9-1) at (2) Harmony (9-1)


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2005 C7

HIGH SCHOOLS

Shuck's projections

St. X is in; Moeller uncertain ky Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

St Xavier has locked up a Division I first-round football playoff home game, with most Cincinnati big schools likely to hit the road for postseason oi>eners. With the regular season ending tonight for most schools, Harbin computer points analyst Steve Shuck projects at least : five Cincinnati schools will make the Division I playoffs. That includes defending state champion Colerain, which probably must travel for its first-round game. Shuck, commissioner of the Greater Miami Conference, annually makes playoff predictions for The Enquirer and local schools. Shuck has- been making his projections for more than two decades. St Xavier (9-0) faces Moeller (6-3) in a big Greater Catholic League South game at Paul Brown Stadium at 8:30 p.m., preceded by Colerain (81) vs. Oak Hills (54) in a Greater Miami Conference game at 6 p.m. Shuck believes Moeller can make the playoffs even if it loses, but the Crusaders have no guarantees. ''Moeller, if it beats St X. could jump into the top four and get a firstround home game," Shuck said. Glen Este (visits Harrison t<r

night) and Colerain are expected to win and make the playoffs. Lakota East could get in by beating rival J...a. kota West A West win could eliminate East La Salle and Mason are projected to miss the playoffs, but could get in with help. Fairfield is a longshot Mason might qualify with a win over Wmton Woods and a loss by Clayton Northmont, Colerain or J...a. kotaEast La Salle could get in if it gets two losses from a group including Colerain, Lakota East, Mason and Northmont The top eight finishers in each region make the playoffs. The Ohio High School Athletic Association uses the Harbin computer rating system to determine foot· ball playoff participants. Ftrst-level points are awarded for victories; for example, victories over a Division I school bring more points than victories over Division II schools. Second-level points also are awarded, based upon a defeated opponent's victories during the remainder of the season. A glance at the other divisions: • Division II: Mount Healthy, assuming it does not have to forfeit wins if found to have used an ineligible player, is likely to host a home playoff

opener. Kings is in, but may need to beat Turpin tonight to host a firstround game. • Division III: Indian Hill is solid at No.1, with Taft and Roger Bacon battling for the No. 8 spot • Division IV: Wyoming leads a flock of local teams that should qual-

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St. .,, l -X vs. No.1 Lakeland in '06?

â&#x20AC;˘r/ . t"'{ D S By Tom Groe chen Enquirer staff writer

Elder, Moeller also could be in Ohio vs. USA Challenge

The St. Xavier football team, No. 9 in the USA Today rankings, might play No.1 Lakeland (Fla.) next season. Also, Elder might play national power De La Salle of Concord, Calif., and Moeller will play an un, named national power the same weekend next season. The games would be part of the second annual Kirk Herbstreit Ohio vs. USA Challenge, with times, places and dates to be announced soon. Details of the games have begun leaking out, although promoter FSM Group (from Central

Ohio) and Herbstreit have not released details. Elder athletic director Dave Dabbelt, St. Xavier AD John Sullivan and Moeller .AD Barry Borman all confirmed Friday the games probably will occur in the fourth week of the 2006 season, which would be Sept.15-16. "I'm pretty sure it's going to happen," Dabbelt said. 'They're just trying to decide where to play." Sullivan said promoters have asked the schools to keep details quiet, for now.

"All I can tell you is I've signed a contract," Sullivan said. Moeller's Borman said his team is just waiting to hear who it will play. "We'll play anybody any time, that's our policy," Borman said. This season, Colerain beat Tyler Lee (Texas) 27-12 at Columbus Crew Stadium in the inaugural Herbstreit event, which also included a game between Columbus teams Westerville North and Westerville South. Next year, there could be more games over two days in the event.

Elder and De La Salle probably would play on Saturday, Sept. 16 at either Paul Brown Stadium or UC's Nippert Stadium. It is not known when or where St. X or Moeller will play, but Cincinnati seems a distinct possibility. De La Salle is best known for its 151-game winning streak that lasted from 1991-2004. This year De La Salle is still involved in the California playoffs, taking a 9-2 record into a North Coast Section 4A game Friday night. Lakeland took an 11-0 record into a regional playoff game Friday ----

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night in Florida. Elder was Ohio Division I champion in both 2002 and '03 but slipped to 4-6 this year, its first losing record since 1986. St. Xavier (12-0 this season) plays Huber Heights Wayne at 12:30 p.m. today at UC's Nippert Stadium in an Ohio Division I regional final. Moeller (6-5 this year) made the Ohio playoffs for the fourth straight year. The Crusaders won seven state titles between 1975-85.

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The Enquirer/ Jeff Swinger

St. Xavier football players celebrate their first Division I State Football! Championship Satwday night in Canton.

twas a day of firsts for St. Xavier football. The Bombers held off the.Massillon Tigers to claim their first Division I state football championship at Fawcett Stadium Saturday night in Canton. The victory also marked the team's first undefeated season. St. X had a big lead at halftime, but had to hold off a Tigers rally in the second half. The win marks the fourth straight year that a team from our area has won the Division I title- joining Elder (2002, 2003) and Colerain (2004). And ifs the third time that a local team has won the Big School title with an undefeated record.

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High school football playoffs I St. Xavier woins Division I state title

The Enquirer; Jeff Swinger

St. Xavier players celebrate th.eir 24-17 win against Massillon Washington in the Division I state football championship game at Fawcett Stadium in Canton.

By Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

CANTON - St. Xavier coach Steve Specht, surrounded by TV cameras, was describing what it fel.t like to win the school's first state football championship here Saturday night. And then. here came the Gatorade shower. A handful of happy, blueshirted Bombers dumped the full bucket on their coach's white visor and down Specht's

St. Xavier survives late charge to beat Massillon ;,Jue jacket, as St. Xavier celebrated a 24-17 'fl."in over Massillon in the Division I title game. "We did it, guys! We did it!" a grinning Specnt said, after wheehng around to face the perpetrators near midfield. The temperature was 25 degrees and dropping, but

Specht just laughed and shook his head as 1V cameras caught the moment. The players all hugged Specht, and the joy j.st kept on coming as the &mbers' friends and pareil'l::s made their way down to the field. Digital cameras clicked away, cell phones were fired up and

working overtime, and Bomber Nation took over Canton's Fawcett Stadium. St. Xavier (15-0) won the championship on its fourth visit upstate, having had state runner-up finishes in 1992, 1998 and 2001. A crowd of 20,227 watched St. Xavier sophomore Darius Ashley rush 27 times for 153 See ST. XAVIER, Page Cll

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Two celebrations planned St. Xavier will have twc1 victory celebrations for its Division I state football championship team. Today at 7 p.m., the tean:t will be honored at the school's Berning G~rrnnasium. Family, friends, alumni and the community are welcome to attend. Monday at 2:20p.m., thert~ will be an assembly in Berning Gymnasium for the student body, faculty and staff. The team w.ill make its official presentation of the champinnship trophy to school president Fr. Walter C. Deye and princi-. pal David B. Mueller at the Monday event. - Tom Groeschen


They were born to be Bombefsi he kid had no chance. ~ terback was born, his faHe lives in Hyde . ther, Steve, a Notre Dame Park, but that didn't .-- · . alumnus, made sure his matter. Brad Scherer . · first-born had a blue-andcould live in Park Hills or -~· · gold football in the crib. on Park Place or in the . That was fine. Also, tempopark on a bench. He was 1 n l rary. On Day 2, the bluegoing to St. Xavier. rau and-white stuff started His mother's father Daugherty rolling in. n went to X, her two brothBrad Scherer hooked up 1 ers went to X, as did any with Darius Ashley Saturnumber of her cousins and neph- \ day to create the play of their ews. And so on and so forth. ' lives, to this point. We say to this When the Bombers senior quar- · point because these are the high

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acts. Ashley catches the 20-yard school football playoffs and dreams are made and remade on pass for a touchdown. St. X beats Colerain 12-9 in overtime. A a weekly basis. brawly game ends on a balletic For now, this one will have to note, and the Bombers move on do: Scherer, faking to running to a Division I regional final back Chris Cionni, rolling right and throwing left to Ashley, who game next week. "Instinct," Scherer said of the is wide open in the end zone. Ashley, a sophomore, waiting un- play. I'd asked him if he noticed der the throw like a center field- how wide open Ashley was, and if er under a routine fly, hoping be- it might have affected his aim. "I yond hope he doesn't, you know, was stunned he was that open." start thinking about what's hapSee BOMBERS, Page C9 pening, and instead simply re-


Bombfers: Ashley, Scherer star From PageCl

"But I didn't see that until after I let go of the pass," Scherer added. Ashley, a sophomore, is not known for great vision. The big worry on the St. X sideline was not if he would have too much time to think about the magnitude of what he was attempting the kid was open by several days, the game was on the line, the pass was a floater and, after all, he is just a kid- but rather if he'd be able to focus on the pass. His eyesight is just OK. It wasn't a problem. "Just don't drop it," is what Ashley said to himself. He lives in Deer Park, another East Side kid crossing the line. Afterward, he was as gracious as he was graceful, praising the offensive line, Cionni and Scherer, and saying: "I'm not catching that ball for myself. I'm catching it for all the seniors on the team." This is why we love high school sports. Truly. But back to Scherer. He has played quarterback a decade or so, from the time a grade school coach named Tom Brady (not that Tom Brady) liked his throwing motion. Scherer the quarterback throws passes as if he's a shortstop, three-quarter arm with some pop. He is, in fact, the shortstop on the Bombers baseball team. "His first love," Steve said. The game-winning pass was strictly a changeup, however. ''Was your heart in your throat after you threw it?" someone wondered. "Oh, definitely," said Scherer. You figured a game like this might end on a play like that. One play. One big, enduring, lights-out pla.y. For four quarters, the Bombers and the Cardinals had been slugging each other. Two teams accustomed to taking what they want instead took what they could get. Which was hardearned field goals. Touchdowns? Neither team even had a first-andgoal until St. X managed a first down at Colerain's 9, with less than a minute left in the third quarter. "Toe to toe, all night," was how Scherer described it. The Bombers' zip-lock defense (six shutouts) did not allow Colerain's tripleoptionists to get to the corners. The Cardinals managed just 160 yards of offense. Colerain's defense returned the favor, so the game naturally found overtime and you got the feeling each team would be kicking field goals until next Wednesday. Then Scherer found Ashley. Hyde Park to Deer Park, parked in the end zone . "Unbelievable," said Pam Scherer. Yeah, well, that was Saturday night. Today, Brad's kid brother Seth, 11, is playing in the CYO sixthgrade city championship. "Tonight was the warmup for that," Steve Scherer said. Seth will be going to St. X, too. In case you were wondering.

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High ¡school football playoffs I St. Xavier beats Colerain 12-9 in OT

Still heavyweight champ Ashley 20-yard TD catch ends epic rematch of area titans By Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

The reaction of most of the fans watching was roughly the same when St. Xavier's Darius Ashley caught a 20yard touchdown pass to beat Colerain 12-9 in overtime: "Oh my gosh, he's wide open." Just like that, St. Xavier (12-0), ranked No. 1 in the Di¡ vision I state Associated Press poll, was headed to the regional final next Saturday, and defending state champion Colerain (10-2) was eliminated. The huge crowd (announced at 35,000) Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium was stunned, happily so on the blue-dad St. Xavier side and numb on the red-clad Colerain side. "I'm just glad our seniors get to play another week," Ashley said, as he slapped hands with St. X fans afterward near the stands. ''We'd like to have won by more, but with Colerain we knew it would go down to the wire." In overtime, Colerain's Matthew Schulte gave his team a 9-6 lead on a 23-yard field goal on the Cardinals' first possession. St. X then got its tum, taking the ball at the Colerain 20yard line per overtime rules. The game-winner came on the Bombers' first play. Ashley, a sophomore running back, scooted out of the backfield and headed to his left as quarterback Brad Scherer faked a handoff to slot man Chris Cionni, who was headed to the right. Scherer then turned back to his left and floated a high spiral to an uncovered Ashley. Colerain's defense had not accounted for Ashley, and the play caught the Cardinals off guard. 'That was something we hadn't seen them do, and thafs on me," Colerain coach Kerry Coombs said. "That's coaching. It was a great call by them." See FOOTBALL, Page C9

The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger

St. Xavier runnl11g back Darius Ashley hauls in the winning touchdown in overtime to beat Colerain in a Division I regional semifinal at Paul Brown Stadium.

St. Xavier's Shaull Carroll (99) and Wes Schroder (77) celebrate their victory. It was the top-ranked Bombers' secord win against the Cardinals this season . They won 7-0 in ~he season opener. The Enquirer/ Jeff Swinger


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St. Xavier quarterback Brad Scherer avoids the tackle as he runs out of bounds against Colerain. He ran for 42 of St. Xavier's 17 4 rushing yards. The powerful Colera n rushing attack managed only 150 yards.

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St. Xavier coach Steve Specht credited Bob IGotz, the Bombers' offensive coordinator, with the game-winning call. "We noticed in practice that nobody was covering Darius on that play," IGotz said. We thought it was a good time to try it" It was the only :ouchdown of a taut defensive batt:e, with both teams trading field goals for a ~ tie to end regulatic n "What everyone found out is we're both pretty s_Jecia1 teams defensively," Specht S2.i.d. '1'o beat a team of that ca1ib::!r twlce in one year, with the kind of talent they have, it's pretty special.'' St. X beat Colfrain 7-0 in the teams' season ope;1€"r at UC's N~ pert Stadium. St. X and Coleram were rated Nos. 1-2 in the final Snquirer Di'!'ision I area coaches' poll. St. X was No.1andColerainwasNo. 6inthe final state AP poll. Nationally, St. X is rated No. LO and Colerain No. 18 by USA Today. St. X will face No. 9 state-ranked Huber Heights Wayne 01-1) in the regional final next Saturday, at a neutral site to be announced today. Wayne (ll-1) rallied ~o beat Centerville 29-28 in Saturday's first game at Paul Brown Stadium, after trailing 28-10 with seven minutes remaining. "We11 enjoy it tonight, then we11 go back to work," S;Jecht said. St. X reached f1e regional final for the first time since 2001, wh::!n

The Enquirer; Jeff Swinger

St. xavier players interact with fans after beating Colerain. The top-ranked Bombers advance to play Huber Heights Wayne for the regional championship.

the Bombers were state runner-up. "I almost have a hard time celebrating. because they're so good and it's tough to see them lose," said Lou Miller, St. Xavier's standout senior linebacker. 'They played just as hard as us, and it was such a dogfight." St. X won the total yardage battle 237-169. Colerain rushed for 150 yards, and St. X ran for 174. Ashley led St. X with 25 carries for 85 yards and caught two passes for 37 yards. Scherer ran for 42

yards, and Cionni had 38. Scherer completed five of 10 passes for 63 yards and the one TD. Kyle Lumpkin led Colerain with 11 carries for 60 yards. Trammell Williams rushed for 50 yards, and Terrence Sherrer had 35. '"There's no shame in giving it all you have and coming up short," Coombs said. 'That's how it is in life sometimes. It hurts, but we gave it all we had." The St. X defense did its job as usual. The Bombers held the po-

tent Colerain offense to just nine points in their two meetings this year, with Colerain averaging 53 points per game in its other 10 games this year.

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Big crowd means free entry for some By Feoslia Henderson and Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writers

Paul Brown Stadium officials opened the gates and let hu.."l· dreds, possibly thousands, of fans into the Division I regional semifi· nal game between St Xavier ar.d Colerain for free Sabrday night. The move came after a huge crowd showed up and long lines ·Jf fans still were waiting to buy tick· ets at 6 p.m. when the game bega..'l. St. Xavier defeated Colerain 12-9 ill overtime. Bob Bedinghaus, director of development at Paul Brown Stadium, said he did not know how many

ticket sellers were working for the game. He said officials decided to open the gates and let in the fans for safety reasons. "It was just a bigger crowd than we anticipated," he said. Steve Neil, an Ohio High School Athletic Association assistant com· missioner who was at the game, said the decision to open the gates was made jointly with Cincinnati police and stadium management "We had a huge walk-up late. and with that we decided to open the gates and let the traffic flow freely," Neil said. Fans who bought tickets in advance went through the front gates, while those without tickets

were told go around to a side gate. Hundreds of people initially rushed around to the side. Several security guards shouted "You don't need tickets!" and "Go on in!" as people hurried through the gate. Neil said he is not sure if some of those who did pay to get in will be able to seek refunds. 'There has been preliminary discussion about that, but that is a decision that will have to be made collectively," Neil said. Neil estimated the crowd at the Colerain-St. X game at between 30,000 and 35,000. The lower bowl of the stadium was nearly full by kickoff at 6 p.m .. and the second

deck was opened shortly thereafter. Donna Hall of Colerain Township was told she could get in free after she went to buy a ticket. "I was like, 'OK' I was very surprised, but very happy," she said. St. Ignatius School student Alexis Hendy was with four other eighth-grade girls. She and one friend got in free, while her other two friends bought tickets in advance. "At first we went to the gate and they wouldn't accept my money. They told us to go around, and we just came in," Hendy said.

john Fay contributed to this report.


All-Olio Football ,, ...z c;~ COLUMBUS. Ohoo (AP) - The 2005 AP DMsiO~ I & II All-Ohio higfl school football team, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:

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St. Xavier I Bombers lead Ohio in state championships, but ...

1st football title 'would be huge' By Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

o high school in Cincinnati has accomplished what St. Xavier has in the past few decades, so pardon the Bombers if they seem extra excited this weekend. Sure, St. Xavier seemingly wins state championships almost every year, including the last seven consecutive Ohio swim titles. In fact, the Bombers share the Ohio high school record with Upper Arlington for most state titles: 35. But all that takes a back seat this weekend as St. Xavier vies for the most covet~· ed, elusive title of all: the school's first Division I state football championship. The Bombers, ranked No. 1 (by the Associated Press) in Ohio and with a 14-0 record, play No. B-ranked Massillon (13-1) Saturday at 7 p.m. at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, with the title of Ohio's No.1 sports powerhouse at stake. "We try to treat every championship the same, but there's no denying football is king," said John Sullivan, St. Xavier athletic director. "It makes the most money, has the most fans, and it's the sport everyone talks about the most."

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Senior members of St. Xavier's football team show their spirit Thursday after a pep rally. If the Bombers win the state title Saturday, St. X would pass Upper Arlington as the schooll with the most Ohio sports titles.

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• State titles won by St. Xavier, Upper Arlington and Lakewood St. Edward. AS • St. Xavier is more than a high school; it's a state of mind, columnist Paul Daugherty says. Two-thirds of its 16,000 alumni reside within 100 miles. Cl • Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy goes for Division V title, quietly. Cl

Expect slick roads today and tonight in Canton. There's a chance for snow showers and winds up to 25 mph todav. Traveling Saturday sho~dn't be a problem since snow isn't expected to fall until later into the night and Sunday. Highs will be around 30 with lows in the teens or lower 20s. Source: National Weather Service

'Football is the one thing we haven't won. I don't think it's something that bothers anybody ... but it certainly would be special.' Jotnn Sullivan, St. X · athletic director

'It would be big for us as players to win it, bt. t it 'reaJiy wou!d be for the whole St. X community.' Chriis Clonni, St. Xavier senior running back aad team captain

'This fall alone, we've hadl our golf team finish third at state, and our soccer team was state runner-up. It certainly would be the icing on the cake.' David Mueller, St. X principal, '72 grad


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Going to St. Xavier not a phase or some of us, high school was a bus stop on the road to Elsewhere. No matter how wonderful it might have been, it was never more than four years of life, lived a long time ago. The theme song at my high school graduation was Seals and Crofts' "We May Never Pass This Way Again." We never did. What a revelation, then, to come to Cincinnati, home of Elder and Moeller

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A Bomber a Bomber for life as most see it and La Salle and Roger Bacon and so on, places that aren't only schools, but states of mind. Elder is the defending champion of how Cincinnatians feel about their high schools. Elder has, in fact, retired the trophy. St Xavier is close,

some 16,000 living alumni. TwWhircls live within 100 miles of the school. As the Bombers play Saturday for Hyde Park. though. their first state football title, St X men think of U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, alums are coming together ~ their school as a R-Ky., was part of St X's again, in spirit if not in per. worldly Elder. At least Class of '49; he lived in â&#x20AC;˘Âˇ the world bounded by Newport, Ky., back when son. The sense of commuSt X was at Sixth and Syca- nity these high schools inOhio, Kentucky and spire has to be experienced Indiana. You can live more downtown. He took Paul in Deer Park and go the bus. Charlie Wolf, Class to be understood. They are of'44, took the trolley from part of what defines CincinDaugherty to school on North nati. They're something Ft Thomas. Bend Road, as l'UQning back Darius AshGenerations of kids have that makes the city - conley does. Bombers quarter- gone there since 1831 Lots See DAUGHERTY, Page C4 back Brad Scherer lives in never leave. St Xavier has


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a good place to be from, and a good place to come home to. Mary Bunning still has Jim's St X pin. He gave it to her "as soon as I got it," he said this week. They've been married 54 years. Once every couple of months for the last 45 or 50 years, Bunning eats lunch with three of his St X classmates. Herb Budde, Dave Hils, Bunning and Ralph Bogenschultz share a meal in Covington or downtown. Wolfs class has had a reunion every Easter Monday since 1946. "Come hell or high water," he said. Mass at 6, followed by dinner at the school. Scott Sollmann's buddies from the Class of '93 have gathered during the holidays every year for the last U to play cards. Sixteen . guys sit around a table, remembering who they were and why their high school mattered. "They taught me at St X that it wasn't inconceivable to do great things," he said. ¡ They all go back, even when they don't Tom O'Brien, St X '66, football coach at Boston College, has endowed a scholarship in his parents' name. The Thomas P. and Patricia O'Brien Scholarship covers the $9,000 tuition for a kid who can't afford it O'Brien Sr. walked down the hill from his home in Mt Adams to Sixth and Sycamore. His son wanted to go to Purcell, like his hero, Roger Staubach. That didn't happen. ''Back then, kids listened

to their parents," Junior said. . He had. another story. His center at BC, Pat Ross, is a St X grad. 'Three weeks ago, the Eagles were playing N.C. State at home when, in the middle of the game, a fan yelled, "Hey, Ross, X beat Colerain." It never stops. The circle is cherished and unbroken at places like St Xavier. 'The circle constantly expands," said Rob Heidt, '69. "You don't leave St X and you're gone from St X.'' A motto there is Men For Others. lfs part of the Jesuit tradition, the notion of giving back. They all mention it when you ask what the place meant to them. Heidt is the vice chairman of the school's board or trustees. Bunning serves the people of Kentucky. Nick Vehr went there. John Cranley, Clem Buenger, Joe Deters, Jim Tarbell. Bill Butler, the head of Corporex. All are familiar with public service. "Social givebacks," Heidt called it You can't attend a business function downtown without seeing a St X grad. You can't walk around the courthouse. Sollmann is a court clerk. He collects the business cards ofX-men lawyers. It isn't hard to get work in Cincinnati if you graduated from St Xavier. As Bunning said, '1 got to know every doctor, lawyer and Indian chief in Cincinnati by going there." ¡ He still has his class ring. He figures he might slip it on Saturday. Bunning's dad started at St

X, but quit his freshman year,

when his father died, to assume the job of running the family pub. Bunning sent three sons there. Wolf sent six sons and three grandsons. All five of O'Brien Sr.'s sons were X-men. Scott and Steve Sollmann attended. Their mother still works at St X in the library. "St X changed my whole life," Wolf said. Said O'Brien Jr., "StX sets a moral compass. Guys at that age are still finding themselves, trying to figure things out. The school sets a tone that most of us have never forgotten." They'll all be in Canton Saturday night, 16,000 at least, from everywhere. Some will actually be in the stadium. The Bombers are playing football for the state championship. No one will have forgotten.

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he state football finals are next weekend in Canton/ Massillon, and already I'm dreading the four-hour drive. Make that 4Vz, counting the stop for fast food. ~ The annual Long March to Northeast Ohio (240 miles, give or take) has become a staple for Cincinnatiarea teams. Elder (2002 and '03) and Colerain Tom have won the last three Division I state Groeschen championships. CHCA will play for the 2005 Division V title next weekend. St. Xavier (Division I) and Monroe (Division IV) were vying Saturday night for their respective championship berths. The state title games have been anchored in Stark County (Canton/Massillon) since 1991, and they don't seem to be' moving anytime soon. The Ohio High School Athletic Association is finishing a two-year deal and probably will ap-

prove an option year for 2006, so it's back to the cold North. Cincinnati interests occasionally clamor to move the finals down here, or at least rotate them With Stark County. Paul Brown Stadium, UC's Nippert Stadium, and Miami's Yager Stadium have been mentioned as possibilities to host, but I wouldn't bet on it. The OHSAA this winter will do another RFP (Request For Proposal), where Ohio cities can bid for the championships. The next goround will cover the finals for 2007, '08 and '09, and possibly beyond. Bob Goldring, an OHSAA assistant commissioner, said there are indications that commissioner Dan Ross and the OHSAA Board of Control might extend the agreement this time. 'Traditionally it's been for two years with an option for a third, but there are indications the next contract may be for a longer period of time," Goldring said. If so, consider this another shout-out to Cincinnati interests. I've heard from some of you (pro-

moters, politicians, administrators, etc.) on this subject in recent years, but not recently. Some requirements: • The OHSAA would like two sites. There are six state title games (Divisions I through VI) spread over two days in Canton and Massillon, with the cities about 15 minutes apart. The OHSAA doesn't like the one-facility idea, especially if one of the day's early games goes to overtime. When that happens, you could have major traffic/logistical headaches with the next game. • Have artificial turf and large media facilities. Canton and Massillon have both. The OHSAA does not want the games on grass at this time of year. They also love those big, cozy press boxes at Canton's Fawcett Stadium and Massillon's Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. • Have a hospitality plan that will blow people away. Canton and Massillon roll out the red carpet for the OHSAA and the participating teams. Even the hard-hearted agree that Stark County does a

magnificent job of hosting. Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium has been aggressive in pursuing prep games, including this year with Division I regional semifinal playoff games. But the Bengals' home may be too big for the OHSAA's liking in this case, with fears that the 66,000-seat stadium will swallow up the smaller state championship crowds of between 5,000 and 20,000. (The DI finals usually draw about 20,000 at Canton). What about Columbus, the most logical geographic choice? It's right there in Central Ohio, roughly a two-hour drive from both Cincinnati and Cleveland. Trouble is, there may not be a fit in Columbus. Crew Stadium is nice with its 22,500 seats but has grass. Ohio Stadium is too big (100 zillion seats) and also has grass. Thus, we're resigned to the fact we11 be going to Stark County forever. In the snow and ice and cold. If you need me, 111 be in the car.

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Quote of the week "We have nothing t~ 19se. We get (into the playoffs) at 6~ ~nd we know we can get better. The kids know the things they have done wrong.... What I like is we have not played a consistent game yet. ... W~'re in a position to :do, greatthings, but we have to execute."

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OHIO Satunlay's state scores DIVISION I

Can. McKinley 35, Brunswick 17 Centerville 35, Clayton Northmont 33

Colerain 24, Glen Este 7 St. Xavier 45, Fairfield 0 Cle. Glenville 46, Eucl:d 0 Elyria 21, Tol. St. John's 9 Findlay 56, Sylvania Northview 14 Gahanna Uncoln 21, Newall< 19 Grove City 24, Cols. Brookhaven 10 Hilliard Davidson 27, Upper Arlington 7 Huber Hts. Wayne 28, tloe!ler 21 Lakewood St. Edward 42, Shaker Hts. 16 Lyndhurst Brush 28, N. Olmsted 7 Massillon Washington 45, N. Can. Hoover 14 Solon 24, Cle. St Ignatius 14 Worthington Kiiboume 21, Lancaster 7

DIVISION IV Akr. Manchester 41, Garrettsville Garfield 0 Akr. SVSM 21, Onville 14 Bellaire 42, Chil:icothe Zane Trace 24 Bel~ille Clear Fork 37, Milton-Union 12

Can. Cent. Cath. 28, Zoarvitle Tuscarawas Valley 14

Cl1nton-Massie 27, Wyoming 20 Coldwater 28, Elyria Cath. 6 Cols. Hartley 41, New Le<ington 16 Germantown Valley View 51, Cin. Mariemont 7 Huron 23, Marion Elgin 12 Ironton 28, Ironton Rock H:i: 14 Lemon-Monroe 41, 1\'ladeira 16 Ottawa-Giandort 41, Tontogany Otsego 7 Plain City Jonathan Alder 49, Blanchester 14 Williamsport Westfall 21, Zanes~lla W. Muskingum 17 Youngs. Mooney 51, Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 7

DIVISION VI Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 38, Crestl:ne 7 Columbiana 49, Vienna Mathews 9 Delphos St. John's 56, Covington 13 Dola Hardin Northern 49, DeGraff Riverside 0 Hannibal River 38, Crown City S. Gallia D Lancaster Fisher Cath. 48, Bea::sv;lle 0 Marta Stein Marion Local17, Mechanicsburg 7 Mineral Ridge 14, Dalton 6 Mogadore 45, Cle. Cuyahoga Hts. 20 Newark Cath. 37, Caldwell6 Nonwalk St Paul41, Sycamore Mohawk 7 Sandusky St. Mary 29, uberty Center 12 Shadyside 38, Wi:low Wood Symmes Valley D Sprtng. Cath. Cent 36, Waynesfield-Goshen 13 Steubenville Cath. Cent 48, Thompson Ledgemont 14 Tol. Ottawa Hills 24, Monro~lle 2D

I.JIIe Friday Springboro 38, W'mton Woods 35 (OTJ Running back Matt Klein led Springboro wrth 17 4

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S· Klein 3 run (Ford kick) S- Dettwrller 12 run (Ford kick) S- Klein 59 run (Ford kick) W- Bradley 2 run (lewis kick) W- Simpson 1 run (lewis kick) W- Johnson 49 run (Lewis ~ck) S- Klein 1 run (Ford kick) W- Johnson 58 run (Lewis kick) W- Simpson 2 run (lewiS ~ck) S- Klein 10 run (Ford kick) S- FG Ford 41 Records: S 10-1, w7-4.

State pairings DIVISION I All Games Saturday, TBA Region 1 (I) Lakewood St. Edward (ID-D) vs. (5) Lyndhurst Brush (8-3) (2) Solon (11·0) vs. (3) Cle. Glen~lle (11-D) Region 2 (1) Can. McKinley (11-D) vs. (5) Elyrta (9-2) (2) Findlay (10-1) vs. (3) Massillon Washington (10-1)

Region 3 (1) Hi111ard Davrdson (11-D) vs. (4) Grove City (8-3) (7) Worthington Kilbourne (8-3) vs. (3) Gahanna Unco:n ( 7·4)

Region 4

(I) St. Xavier (11-0) vs. (5) Coleroin (10-1) (2) Huber Hts. Wayne (10-1) vs. (3) Centerville (10-1)

DIVISION II All Games Friday, TBA

Region 5 (4) Copley (9-2) vs. (I) Tallmadge (11.0) (6) Akr. Hoban (9-2) vs. (2) Wi:loughbyS. (11-D)

Region& (4) Powell Dlentangy Uberty (10·1) vs. (I) Avon Lake (11·0) (6) Mansfield Madison (8-3) vs. (2) Tol. Cent. Ceth. (10-1)

Region 7 ( 4) Dub::n Scioto (8-3) vs. (1) Louisville (11-0) (3) Cols. Watterson (ID-1) vs. (2) Canfield (11-0)

Region 8 (4) Washington C.H. Miami Trace (9-2) vs. (I) Sprtn:boro (11.0) (7) w. Canolnon (7-4) vs. (6) Carroll (9-2)

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Region 9 (5) Youngs. Uberty (11-D) vs. (I) Mentor Lake Cath. (10-1) (3) Akr. Buchtel (9-2) vs. (2) Aurora (10-1)

Region 10

(5) Day. Chaminade-Julienne (7-4) vs. (I) Clyde (10-1) (3) Alter (9·2) vs. (2) Spring. Shawnee (10-1)

Region 11 (4) Cenal Fulton NW (9-2) vs. (I) Steubenville (11-0) (6) New Concord John Glenn (9-2) vs. (2) Newark Ucking Valley (11·0)

Region 12 (5) Thomvi:le Sheridan (8-3) vs. (I) Indian Hi:! (11.0) (3) Cots. DeSales (7·4)vs. (2) New Albany(IO·l)

DIVISION IV All Games Saturday, TBA Region 13 (!)Youngs. Mooney (9·2)vs. ( 4) Akr. Manchester (10-1) ( 7) Can. Cent. Cath. (8-3) vs. (6) Akr. SVSM ( 7-4)

Region 14 (I) Ottawa-Giandort (10-1) vs. (4) Huron (ID-1) (2) Co:dwater (11-0) vs. (3) 8ellvi:le Clear Fork (8-3)

Region 15 (II Bellaire (12-0) vs. (5) Cols. Hartley (9-2) (2) Ironton (9·2) vs. (6) Williamsport Westfall (9-2)

Region 16 (!)Germantown Valley View (10-1) vs. (4) Clarl<sville Clinton-Massre (9·2) (2) Lemon-tlonroe (ID-1) vs. (3) Plain City Jonathan Alder (10-1)

DMSIDNV All Games Friday, TBA

Region 17 (5) Columbiana Crestvew (10-1) vs. (I) N. Uma S. Range (11.0) (7) W. Salem NW (9-2)vs. (3) WarrenJFK (10-1)

Region 18 (4) Hav::and Wayne Trace (11-D) vs. (I) Hamler Patrick Henry (11·0) (3) Rndlay Uberty-Benton (ID·l) vs. (2) Bucyrus Wynford {11.0)

Region 19 (4) Lucasvil!e Valley (10-1) vs. (I) Cols. Ready (9-2) (6) Centertlurg (9-2) vs. (2) Howard E. KinO< (10·1)

Region 20 (5) Arcanum (10·1) vs. (I) Cin. Hills Christian (11.0) (7) Anna (10-1) vs. (3) Uma Cent Cath. (10-1)

DIVISION VI All Games Saturday, TBA Region 21 (I) Columbiana (10-1) vs. (4) Mineral Ridge (9-2) (7) Mogadore (8-3) vs. (3) Steubenville Cath. Cent (8-3)

Re:!ion 22 (1) Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (11-0) vs. (5) Tol. Ottawa Hills (9-2) (7) Sandusky St Mary (7 -4) vs. (3) Norwalk St. Paul (9-2)

Re:!ion 23 (I) Lancaster Fisher Cath. (10-1) vs. (5) Newark Cath. (8-3) (2) Hannibal River (8-3) vs. (3) Shadyside (9-2)

Region 24 (8) Marta Stein Marion local (8-3) vs. (5) Delphos St. John's (9-2) (2) Dora Hardin Northern (11-0) vs. (3) Spring. Cath. Cent (10-1)


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DIVISION I AU Games at 7 p.m. Saturday Region 1 (B) Shaker Hts. (6-4) at(!) Lakewood St Edward (9-0) (5) Lyndhurst Brush (7-3) at(4) N. Olmsted (B-2) (7) Cle. St Ignatius (5-4) at (2) Solon (10-0) (6) Euclid (7-3) at (3) Cle. Glenville (10-0)

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(B) Brunswick (9-1) at(!) can. McKinley (10-0) (5) Elyria (B-2) at (4) Tol. St. John's (B-2) (7) Sylvania Northview (B-2) at (2) Findlay (9-1) (6) N. Can. Hoover(7-3) at (3) Massillon Washington (9-1) ' 1

Region3 (B) Upper Mington (6-4) at(!) Hilliard Da~dson (10-0) (5) Cols. Brookhaven (9-1) at(4) Grove City(7-3) (7) Worthington Kilbourne (7-3) at (2) Lancaster (7-3) (6) Newark (B-2) at (3) Gahanna Uncoln (6-4)

Region 4 (81 Fairfield (8-21at (11 St. Xavier (10.01 (51 Colerain 19-11 at 141 Glen Este (9-11 171 Moeller 16-41 at 121 Huber His. Wayne (9-1) (6) Clayton Northmont (B-2) at (3) Centerville (9-1)

DIVISION II AH Games at 7:30 p.m. today Region 5 (B) Bedford (7-3) at(!) Tallmadge (10-D) (5) Panna Nonnandy (B-2) at (4) Copley (B-2) (7) Olmsted Falls (B-2) at (2) Willoughby S. (10-0) (6) Akr. Hoban (B-2) at (3) Maple Hts. (10-0) Region 6 (B) Lewis Center Olentangy ( 7-3) at(!) Avon Lake (10-0) (5) Tol. Rogers (7-3) at(4) Powell OlentangyUberty (9-1) (7) Tiffin Columbian (B-2) at (2) Tol. Cent cath. (9-1) (6) Mansfield Madison (7 -3) at (3) Sylvania Southview (B-2)

Region 7 (B) Dublin Jerome (6-4) at(!) Loui~lle (10-0) (5) New Philadelphia (9-1) at (4) Dublin Scioto (7-3) (7) Cols. Beechcroft (B-2) at (2) Canfield (10-0) ' (6) Cols. Manon-Franklin (9-1) at (3) Cols. Wat- . terson (9-1) Region 8 (8) Winton Woods 17·31 at (11 Springboro 1\

110.0) (51 Wdmington 17·31 at 141 Washington , C.H. Miami Trace (8-21 (71 West Canolllon (6-41 at 121 Mount 'I lleallby (10.0) (61 Canol! (8-21 at 13) Kings 19-1)

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Reglon9 (B) Cle. Benedictine (4-5) at (!) Mentor Lake Cath. (9-1) (5) Youngs. Uberty (10·0) at(4) Panna Hts. Holy Name (8-2) (7) Richfield Revere (6·4) at (2) Aurora (9·1) (6) Ravenna SE (9·1) at (3) Akr. Buchtel (B·2) Region 10 (B) Tipp City Tippecanoe (7·3) at(!) Clyde (9·1) (5) Chaminade-Julienne (6·4) at (4) Napoleon (B-2) (7) Kenton (7·3) at (21 Spong Shawnee (9-1) (6) Eaton (8·2) at (3) Kettenng Alter (B-2)

Region 11 (B) Usbon Beaver Local (B-2) at(!) Steubenville (10-0) (5) cambndge (9-1) at(4) Canal Fulton NW (8-2) (7) Dover (7-3) at (2) Newark Ucking Valley (10-0) (6) New Concord John Glenn (B-2) at (3) Medina Buckeye (10-0) Region 12 (81 Roger Bacon (6-41 at 111 Indian Hilt

110.01 (5) Thornville Shendan ( 7-3) at (4) Gallipolis Gallia (B-2) (7) Lancaster Fairfield Union (7-3) at (2) New Albany (9-1) (6) Hillsboro (8-2) at (3) Cols. DeSales (6-4)

DIVISION IV An Games at 7 p.m. Saturday Region 13 (8) Cuyahoga Falls CVCA (6-3) at (!) Youngs. Mooney (B-2) (5) Garretts~lle Garfield (9-1) at (4) Akr. Manchester (9-1) (7) can. Cent Cath. (7-3) at (2) Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley (9-1) (6) Akr. St. Vincent-St. Mary (6-4) at (3) Orrville (6-4) Region 14 (8) Tontogany Otsego (9-1) at(!) Ottawa-Giandorf(9-1) (5) Manon Elgin (9-1) at (4) Huron (9-1) (7) Elyria cath. (B-2) at (2) Coldwater (10-0) (6) W. Milton Milton-Union (8-2) at (3) Bellville Clear Fori< (7-3) Region 15 (8) Chillicothe Zane Trace (9-1) at (!) Bellaire (10-0) (5)Cols. Hartley(8-2)at(4) New Ltlldngton (B-2) (7) Ironton Rock Hill (9-1) at (2) Ironton (B-2) (6) Williamsport Westlall (B-2) at (3) Zanesville W. Muskingum (B-2) Region 16 (81 Mariemont 16-41 at(!) Gennantown Valley View(9-1)

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DIVISION V All Games at 7:30 p.m. today Region 17 (B) Rittman (7-3) at(!) N. Uma S. Range (10-0) (5) Columbiana Crestview (9-1) at(4) Smithville (9-1) (7) W. Salem NW (B-2) at (2) Barnesville (B-2) (6) W. Lafayette Ridgewood (9-1) at (3) Warren JFK (9-1)

Region 18 (B) Bloomdale Elmwood (7-3) at(!) Hamler Patnck Henry (10-0) (5) Gates Mills Gilmour (B-2) at (4) Haviland Wayne Trace (10-0) (7) Rocky River Lutheran W. (8-2) at (2) Bucyrus Wynford (10-0) (6) Convoy Crestview (9-1) at (3) Findlay UbertyBenton (9-1) Region 19 (B) Frankfort Adena (7-3) at(!) Cols. Ready(8-2) (5) Cols. Grandview Hts. (9-1) at (4) Luca~lle Valley (9-1) (7) Nelsonvile-Yor1< (7-3) at (2) Howard E. Knox (9-1) (6) Centsrt>urg (8-2) at (3) Wheelersburg (B-2)

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Christian (10.01 (5) AA:anum (9-1) at (4) East cnnton 18-21 (7) Anna (9-1) at 121tlarllloay (9-1) (6) versailles (9-1) at (3) Uma Cent Cath. (9-1)

DIVISION VI An Games at 7 p.m. Saturday Region 21 (B) Vienna Mathews (7-3) at (!) Columbiana (9-1) (5) Danon (6-4) at (4) Mineral Ridge (8-2) (7) Mogadore (7-3) at (2) Cle. Cuyahoga Hts. (9-1) (6) Thompson Ledgemont (9-1) at (3) Steubenville Cath. Cent (7-3) Region 22 (B) Crestline (B-2) at(!) Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (10-0) (5) Tol. Ottawa Hills (8-2) at (4) Monroeville (7-3) (7) Sandusky StMary (6-4) at (2) Uberty Center (9-1) (6) Sycamore Mohawk (7-3) at (3) Norwalk St. Paul (B-2) Region 23 (B) Beall~lle (6-4) at(!) Lancaster Fisher Cath. (9-1) (5) Newark cath. (7-3) at (4) Caldwell (7-3) (7) Crown City S. Gallia(6-4) at (2) Hannibal River(7-3) (6) Willow Wood Syrrmes Valley (7-3) at (3) Shadyside (B-2) Region 24 (8) Mana Stein Manon Local (7-3) at(!) Mechanicsburg (10-0) (5) Delphos St John's (B-2) at (4) Covington (9-1) (7) DeGraff Riverside (7-3) at (2) Dola Hardin Northern (10-0) (6) Waynesfield-Goshen (9-1) at (3) Spong Cath. Cent (9-1)


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High school football playoffs I St. Xavier to play for state title

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St. xavier's Fred Craig (7) causes Hilliard Davidson quarterback Don Curtis to fumble. It was returned 2 yards for a key touchdown.

Bombers hold on to win

Morand interception seals St. X's hard~fo~:i7-l()win By Tom Groeschen

Monroe's season ends in semifinals

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OXFORD - St Xavier senior defensive back Frank Morand was itching to make a play. He did, and the Bombers are headed to the Division I state football final for the first time since 2001. Morand intercepted a pass in the end wne with 44 seconds left, clinching a L7-10 win for No.1-ranked St X over No. 7 Hilliard Davidson in a state semifinal game at Miami's Yager Stadium on Saturday night. Attendance was estimated at about 10,000. Morand said he wanted to make up for a 72-yard Hilliard Davidson touchdown pass in the first half. Morand was a.."llong St. X defenders in the area, and he lost his footing as Wildcats receiver 1oey Ciamacco raced untouched into the end zone. "Fortunately, I was able to make up for it,." a smiling Morand said. "We knew we had to get it done on that last drive. Tilis is what we've been working far all year." St X (14-0) will vie for its first state title in four championship game appearances, having finished runner-up in 1992, 1998 and 2001. The Bombers will face No. 8-ranked Massillon (13-1) for the state title at 7 p.m. Saturday at Canton's Fawcett Stadium. Massillon beat Lakewood St. Edward 21-17 in Saturday's other state semifinal in Akron. "We're not ready to celebrate yet," said Steve Specht, the Bombers' second-year head coach. See ST. XAVIER, Page 812

The Monroe football team had its · hopes of a state championship game berth cut short, as the Hor· nets were defeated by ., ,.,~- • ~ Coldwater 35-0 in a Division IV state semifinal game Saturday night at Dayton's Welcome Stadium. Monroe (12-2) struggled on offense, gaining just 71 yards. The Hornets trailed 14-0 at halftime after squandering several scoring opportunities against Coldwater, which has not allowed an opponent to score in the playoffs. Tailback Ross Homan, an Ohio State recruit, racked up 141 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries for Coldwater (14-0), which advanced to a state title matchup with Youngstown Mooney Greg Loring for The Enquirer (12-2) at 11 a.m. SaturMonroe quarterback Tyler Oster rises from the turf after being sacked day at Canton. in Saturday's Division IV state semitlnal vs. Coldwater at Dayton.

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St. Xavier: SeekS "firSt state title From Page Bl "When ifs over we'll look back and realize what we've done, but right now, we've got to get ready for Massillon," Specht said. St. Xwas ranked No. 1in the final Associated Press state poll and is No. 9 nationally in the USA Today ratings. Davidson (13-1), located near Columbus, was No. 7 in the final AP state poll. One Columbus-area newspaper billed the game as "Davidson vs. Goliath." Although both St. X and Davidson were 13-0, Cincinnati schools have had their way with Columbus teams at this level. Since the Ohio playoff system began in 1972, Cincinnati teams are 13-2 vs. Columbus schools in the Division I state semifinals and/ or final. "It was a battle," Specht said. "We knew it might be this way. If you see Davidson on film, you'll see they're kind of small but they're very quick. They're a lot like us, and those kids played us awfully hard." The pivotal play, in retrospect, w~s St. X linebacker Fred Craig's

sack and forced fumble on Davidson quarterback Don Curtis near the Bombers' 7-yard line just before halftime. Bombers defensive end Alex Albright recovered the loose football on the 2-yard line and went in to score, and St. X led 17-7 with 1:24 left before halftime. "I just got a pretty good read on it, and I was able to knock it away from him," Craig said. "Alex was able to take it in, which was great." St. Xwas outgained 248-182 in total yards, but the offense made enough plays to win. Bombers running back Darius Ashley carried 15 times for 99 yards. Ashley's 55-yard run to the 2yard line set up a 2-yard TD run by Chris Cionni, which gave St. X a 10-0 lead in the second quarter. Davidson stifled the Bombers' offense in the second half, holding St. Xto 35 total yards after halftime. On the final drive, Davidson marched to the Bombers' 22-yard line with time running short. Brad Brookbank tipped away a Davidson first-down pass, Albright made a tackle for a 1-yard loss on

second down, and a Davidson pass was incomplete on third down. On fourth down, Morand came up with his theft. Davidson coach Brian White said his team earned some respect, but the upset obviously would have been better. "We always hear about how Central Ohio teams can't compete with the Cincinnati teams, but I thought we played well enough to be mentioned in the same sentence with them," White said. St. X doesn't mind, for the Bombers are the ones who will be taking the field in Canton next week. "It's been elusive for us," Craig said, referring to St. X's 0-for-3 championship game record. "We can't think about that, so we'll just focus on next week. That's all that matters."

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Defending Div. I champs would like revenge By Carey Hoffman Enquirer contributor

Colerain as underdog? It hasn't happened often since the beginning of this decade, and not at all in thepasttwoyears, but it's probably the case heading into today's Division I regional semifinal against St. Xavier at 6 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium. Colerain (10-1) is the defending Ohio Division I champion. Its only loss in the last two years came in this year's season opener, a 7-0 loss against St. X. The Bombers (11-0) be-

came this year's top-ranked team in the state and have lost only one game in the last two years- a loss to Moeller at this same pomt in last year's playoffs, one game short of a much-anticipated shot at Colerain. 'There's no doubt that we're the underdog. We're playing the unbeaten No. 1team in the state and No. 10 team in the country (USA Today's national poll)," said Colerain coach Kerry Coombs, who praised St. X's schedule as tremendously challenging. "We've seen them play firsthand, and they beat us .... They are clearly the favorite in this game."

St. X coach Steve Specht doesn't see things the same way. "It's tough to say that (we're) the underdog when you've run the gauntlet and won all your games," he admitted. "But the thing I keep telling everyone who brings it up is that until someone knocks Colerain off, they are still the state champion. And at this point in the year, you're down to 16 teams left in Ohio (Division I), so I'm not sure you can even call anyone a favorite." See COLERAIN, Page ClO

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Colerain: Game a test of teams' ground attacks From Page Cl

Ejach coach's view on the game is similar to the way they've asked theJr players to prepare mentally. Coombs knows his team's motivation will be high. He's trying to keep his players from going over the top. "We have to be careful," he said. "I don't think we can think we have to play a super-human game. We can't have kids out there thinking they have to perform miracles, because that's a bad way to play." St. X adhered to the same routine it has all season. "Our whole focus is on us- what can we do to get better as a team?" Specht said. He asks the players to worry about their individual performances and leave game-planning for the opponent to the coaching staff. "I think our kids are looking at this game as the one between the top two teams in Cincinnati," Specht said. "Really, it's the city champ~onship and an opportunity

to go on and represent the city at state. If you talk to any coach around here, they all want to win, but they also want to keep the title in Cincinnati." The first meeting between the two teams was dominated by the defenses. St. Xgained only 167 total yards, with Colerain held to 123. Since then, each side has seen its offense catch fire behind underclass running backs. Both St. X sophomore Darius Ashley and Colerain junior Trammell Williams crossed the 1,000-yard mark for the year in the first round of the playoffs last week. "I think that's the biggest factor in this game," Specht said. 'Trammell Williams didn't even play against us, and Darius, although he played, wasn't our feature guy who would touch the ball 25 times per game. That's kind of the secret ingredient- how will both those players respond?" Ashley is a ~foot-8, 17~pound tailback Coombs compares to one of the most effective running backs

Colerain running back Trammell Williams didn't play in the season opener against St. Xavier.

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his teams have faced -former Fairfield all-stater Earl Haynes. "He's just like him," Coombs said. "He's a downhill runner with great vision. He's always going forward, and he's a great cutback runner." Colerain's Williams played defensive back throughout preseason practice and then was shifted to running back and started in the reserve game against ~t. X the night

before the varsity teams played. Then, two changes occurred Williams caught the coaching staff's eyes with how hard he ran in the reserve game, and St. X's varsity defense revealed that Colerain's offense wasn't nearly as potent as the coaches had hoped. "Long term, that helped us," Coombs said of the St. X defeat. 'The deficiencies St. X showed us only became apparent to us that

day. I think if we had gone into that first game and had played a lesser opponent, we probably would have produced decently offensively and maybe we wouldn't have known that we needed to make some changes until it was too late." Williams moved up to varsity and took the fullback position left vacant when Mister Simpson graduated and went to the University of Michigan. At ~10 and 172 pounds, Williams ,is 30 pounds lighter than Simpson, but he still has the key attributes the position requires. "He runs hard," Specht said of Williams, who hadn't reached 250 rushing yards through Colerain's first six games, but has been on fire since. 'The thing you want if you run the option is for the fullback to be a hammer. You'd like a bigger kid, ; but (Williams) runs hard. He11 pound out 3, 4 or 5 yards per carry, and then hewaitsforthe defense to make a mistake and he11 be off to the races." \


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Colerain's lsiah Cl1lde [right) races past Middletown defenders while returning the game's opening kickoff Friday night. The Cardinals won their 43rd straight Greater Miami Conference game.

Cardinals coming on strong again By Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff write•

MIDDIEfOWN- Hey, Ohio. Your defending state champion Colerain Cardinals are looking pretty nasty again. Colerain, which has:flown somewhat under the radar since losing to St. Xavier in its season opener, destroyed Middletown 68-14 on a cold, damp Senior Night at Middletown's Barnitz Stadium Friday, raising its season record to ~t Junior fullback Trammell Williams rushed 22 times for a season-high 2?'!tyards and four touchdowns for Colerain, which is ranked No. 2 in the Enquir{!r area Division I coaches' poll and No. 21 nationally by USA Today. The Cardinals, who crushed Milford 76-0 last week, are gathering ;team for another postseaso11 run. Colerain's offense looked shaky in losing its season opener 7-0 to St. X, but the Cardinals' triple-option attack has averaged 53.5 points a game since then. "I like where we are," Colerain coach Kerry Coombs said. "We're getting better every week, on both sides of the ball. I think we may be tough to beat." It started early Friday with Williams, a :>-foot-10,

Defending champs' win streak at 8 172-pound blend of speed and power who scored twice in the first six minutes. WII· Iiams is playing the fullback position formerly manned by Mister Simpson, who is now a freshman at the Uni· versity of Michigan. "It's easy for me, running behind a great senior line," Williams said. "We've got the best line in Ohio. Colerain's offensive line, led by senior guards Connor Smith (Ohio State recruit) and Eric Omella, continually open eel big holes for Williams and Co. Colerain held a staggering 563-196 edge in total offense (532 yards rushing). Middletown was held to minus-29 yards rushing and got most of its yardage via passes late in the game vs. Colerain's reserve defense. Williams also has taken center stage while the Carcfi. nals' resident senior running backs, Terrence Sher· rer (University of Minnesota recruit) and Kyle Lumpkin, have seen their carries dwindle. 'Terrence and Kyle have been very humble about it, and that's great," Coombs said. 'They all just want to win, and I'm proud of them." See COLERAIN, PaJ:(e Cll

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Harrison quarterback James Weinle (left) is wrapped up by Mason defender Branden Undsey Friday.

MORE HIGH SCHOOL fOOTBALL Cl0-11. • Mason beat Harrison 39-20 to earn at least a tie for the Fort Ancient Valley Conference euckeye Division title. • Mariemont overcame nine turnovers to defeat Madeira 7-6 in a game with Division IV playoff implications. • Indian Hill rallied from a 14-point deficit for a 33-24 victory over Reading.

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St. Xavier: Unbeatable at 10-0 From PageCl score 3-0 early in the first quarter. The Sl X defense, which had allowed only 45 points in their first nine games, made the first big play of the game when senior defensive back Brad Brookbank intercepted a pass at Moeller's 32-yard line. ~ X converted moments later when Ashley scored on a 7-yard touchdown run making the score 9-0 early in the second quarter. Crusaders senior Martez Williams, who came into the game with more than 1,200 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns, was limited to just 13 yards in the first half. St. X allowed Moeller only two first downs in the first half and forced three turnovers. They also pressured sophomore quarterback Ross Oltorik throughout the game. The Bombers' defense forced their second turnover when Oltorik was sacked by senior linebacker

Alex Albright, who forced the ball loose. Louis Miller recovered the fumble on the Crusaders' 17-yard line. Ashley scored on a 2-yard run moments later. "Ifs a two-way relationship with the offense and defense," said Ashley. "They worked hard all week and got it done again." Following a Moeller fumble, senior quarterback Brad Scherer ran 21 yards for a touchdown to make the score 24-0 late in the first half. "Sl X has proven they can play with anyone," said Moeller coach Bob Crable. 'They intimidate people and take teams out of their game. They've done a great job defensively."

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St. Xavier quarterback Brad Scherer scores on a 21-yard run Friday night against Moeller at Paul Brown Stadium. The top-ranked Bombers completed the regular season 10-0 with a 31-7 victory.

No. 1 Bombers wallop Moeller Rival Crusaders no match for state's best By Jeff Wanner Enquirer contributor

When St. Xavier :ast faced Moeller, the the:I-Lndefeated Bombers were beaten :;n the second round of last year's playoffs. St X entered Friday's grudge match with the Crusaders with a perfect record. This time, the Bombers' defense helped produce a strikingly different result St X, ranked No. J in The Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll, got 176 yards and two touchdowns from sophomore running back Darius Ashley and tolled to a 31-7 victory Moeller, No 5 in the

area, in the second game of a doubleheader played before 15,285 fans at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bombers, ranked No.1 in the state and No.ll in USA Today's Super 25 poll, completed their second consecutive undefeated regular season. "It's amazing what you can accomplish when nobody cares who gets the credit," said St X coach Steve Specht "These guys come to work every day. They have ~>ne goal- they wantto shut everybody out" St. X enters the playoffs as the top team in the Division I Region 4 Harbin ratings and will play a first-

roJild home game. Moeller's playoff fate, meanwhile, will not be determined until the final Harbin ratings are released. "We just want to be in," said Specht "We'll see how the matchups shake out and take it from there." It was a game-time decision by the. Bombers' coaching staff to play standout sophomore kicker/ ¡ punter Danny Milligan, who was nursing an ankle sprain. Milligan did play and booted the Bombers into the lead with a 38-yard .field goal to make the See ST. XAVIER, Page Cll


't:l-.~.c.-s Moeller prevailed in a high-scoring game marred by six turnovers. Moeller and Elder traded scores in the first half, which ended with Moeller leading 17-10. The Crusaders put away the game with 5:23 remaining in the fourth quarter on an 89-yard interception return for a touchdown. Moeller senior running back Martez Williams led the team with 24 carries for 204 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore quarterback Ross Oltorik completed 10 of19 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown. Elder quarterback Nick Zeiser carried the ball15 times for 114 yards, and junior quarterback Derrick Ventre completed six of eight passes for 99 yards for the Panthers.

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High school football! Top-ranked Colerain shut out in opener

Bombers claim the upset

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St. Xavier quarterback Brad Scherer got rid of the ball before being hit by Colerain's Calvin Dixon. Scherer passed for 73 yards Saturday.

St. X holds Div. I state champion to 123 yards By Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

St. Xavier coach Steve Specht was drenched with the customary Gatorade shower shortly after his team upset nationally ranked Colerain 7-0Saturday, laughingly telling his players, "You got me! You got me!" The Bombers got the Cardinals while the getting was good, hand-. ing the reigning Division I state champions a rare shutout as Colerain transitions from the euphoria of a 15-0 season. Colerain was ranked No. 1 and St. Xavier No. 2 in the Enquirer preseason coaches' poll entering the game, the mar-

quee matchup of the Skyline Chili. Crosstown Showdown at UC's Nippert Stadium. Attendance was estimated at 15,0()().plus. 'They were No.1, but now we lmow we can play with anybody in the state and maybe the nation," said St. Xavier senior defensive back Brad Brookbank, who had two interceptions. "It means the world to us.". St. X got a 7-yard TD run by running back Chris Cienni with 9:58 left in the first half, and the kick by Danny Milligan made it 7-0. The Bombers made it stand up. The St. Xavier defense held Colerain to 123 total yards (all rushing) and caused four turnovers.

Colerain is rated N().13 nationally by USA Today and as high as No. 5 in other national polls. The Cardinals were riding a 29-game regular-season winning streak, dating to 2002. Colerain coach Kerry Coombs credited St. Xfor stopping his team. "I don't lmow the last time we were shut out," Coombs said. "It might have been 1991, my first year. They were pressing the line of scrimmage defensively, and their secondary was able to get back and make plays. They've always been very good on defense, and they were again today." See BOMBERS, Page B4

HIGH SCHOOl SCOREBO.ARD • La Salle beat Sycamore 35-7, but the Lancers lost starting quarterback Tyler Sheehan to a broken collarbone. • Pat Redwine showed his versatility and productivity in Moeller's 38-6 win over Withrow. • Elder made it a 4-for-4 day for Greater Catholic League South Division teams, joining St. Xavier, La Salle and Moeller in victory with a 21-14 defeat of Wayne. Stories, 84


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La Salle 11, Moeller 14

Emotional Lancers knock off Crusaders By Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

Mike Reed stood quietly near· La Salle's jubilant postgame football huddle at LOckland Stadiwn Safurdfiy afternoon, speaking of how his late father would have loved the Lancers' 17-14 upset of Moeller.. "He's watching over us right · now," Silid Reed; the Lancers' standout senior wide receiver. "One of · the last things my dad said to me was, 'Beat Moeller.' " John Reed, 47, died of a stroke last Sunday. His death came less than 48 hours after Mike scored four touchdowns in a 40-20 defeat of Elder Sept 23. Mike Reed didn't score Saturday, but he had three catches for 50 yards as the Lancers, ranked No. 5 in The .Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll, beat No.3 Moellerfor just the fourth time in the schools' 43 football meetings. La Salle (5-1, 2-0 Greater Catholic The Enquirer/Brandi Stafford League South) got a 29-yard field goal by Aaron Wqlterto take a 17-14 La Salle's Isaac Green {24) is tackled by Moeller's Kevin Deutch in lead with 4:03 left the first half. The teams were tied at 7 at the break. Moeller (4-2, ().1 GCLS) was driving for a potential go-ahead score in eluded Hoerst and linebacker Nick passes for 74 yards and was interthe final minute, but Lancers senior Miller, who returned an intercep- cepted twice. He also rushed for a defensive back John Hoerst inter- tion 45 yards for a touchdown. touchdown while playing in place of cepted a pass in the end zone with "Defensively, they came up with junior Ryan Morris, last week's 50 seconds left big plays," Moeller coach Bob Cra- starter, who has a sprained ankle. . "For Mike to play today, after all ble said. "My hafs' off to them." La Salle will visit No. !-ranked St he's gone through this week, we La Salle senior quarterback Ty- Xavier Friday, with a dlance for just had to win it for him," Hoerst said. ler Sheehan completed five of 12 the second league title in the proJohn Reed's ftmeral was Thurs- passes for 126 yards and one inter- gram's 44-year history. La Salle day. cetion. The big play was a pivotal71- shared the '95 GCL South champi"He would have wanted me to yard completion to running back onship, and only St X is in this play," .Mike Reed said. "I didn't Isaac Green, which set up the Lane- year's three-game league race with know if I could focus, but I did.'' ers at the Moeller !().yard line mid- the Lancers. LaSalle coach Tom Grippa said waythroughthefourthperiod.That "My dad said he wanted to see us Reed stood tall during an emotional led to Walter's decisive field goal. win the GCL," Reed said. 'There's week Sheehan also scored on a 3S.yard one game tO go." "He's so dear to us," an emotion- run, although his game rushing toal Grippa said. "He's the heart and tal was 35 yards rushing because of E-mail tgroeschen@enquirer.com soul of our team." · Moeller's five sacks. · 0773-17 It was the Lancers' first win over Moeller senior running back =~==== 7 0 7 0 - 1 4 M-Oitorik 1 run (Sundennan kick) Moeller since 2001. Martez Williams rushed 31 times L-Sheellan 38 run (Walter kick) L-Miller 45 inten:eption return (Walter kick) The Lancers had just enough of- for 213 yards and a touchdown. M-WiiHams 11 run (Sundennan fense and plenty of defense to win. Moeller sophomore quarterback L-Walter29 FG La Salle's defensive standouts in- Rpss Oltorik completed seven of 22 Reooros: L 5-1 (2-0 GCL-S), M 4-2 (0-1) ~ck)


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That has to be some sort of record. Joe, John, Kevin, Mike and Tun. And of course, Dan, upon whose memory rests a family's heart and the best part of its soul. No two kids play football for exactly the same reasons. No two families own precisely the same emotions on their sleeves on Friday nights. Dan Buckley, the oldest, played defensive end. Ever since, his brothers have played for him. Dan was a captain, a 1991 gradu· ate with a singular intensity his teanunates respected, even as they laughed in the huddle at his occasional outbursts. He was an honors graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he went on an «arc scholarship. He died Oct. 21, 1995, at age 22, senselessly beaten up outside a St. Louis bar. Two days after he died, Moeller committed his ~pi tit to memory, planting the maple tree in the courtyard. It's 25 feet tall now. Each Buckley brother has touched the trunk of the tree before every MoeJ. ler game ever since Dan died. "I didn't think he'd play fresh-

man football," said Bruce Buckley, Moeller '67, the family patriarch. "I thought he was crazy. He was a skinny little kid. But he just never quit. I think all the boys have carried that spirit with them." Or as 22-year-old Kevin Buckley, Moeller '02, put it, "It's no mistake we played football." Bruce and Pat drove Dan's car back to Montgomery from St. Louis. "We have seven other children. We aren't going to let this event define their lives," they decided. (The Buckleys have two daughters, 30. year-old Beth and 29-year-old Clare.) 'We had to find a way to in· tegrate it iuto their livt>s" 'lney met that goal, in part, with football. ''Part of the grieving proce"s" was how Kevin put it TI1ey stayed close to Dan by playing foot· ball the way he did. "It's a silly game, but you wouldn't hold onto it if a game was all it was," Kevin said. The Duckleys often had two sons playing at .Mot:ller at the same time. They had five playing football at once, everywhere from the College of Mount St. Joseph to All Saints Church. They assembled a "scorecard" and affixed it to the fridge. It

showed every son's results and schedules. Pat has held dinner for a football player every year for the past 19. This year will be the last of it Eigh· teen-year-old Tun, the youngest, is a senior Crusaders cornerback. Asking kids what they get from the games they play is like asking a beach what it gets from a sunset. It's wonderful. Also, mostly indescribable. ''It wasn't about playing the game," said Joe Buckley, 27, Class of '96. ''It was the guys you played with and the time you put in." Said Tun: "Hard work and determination. 'Through four years, the great moments might last an hour. The work you put in is a thousand times more. But that one hour is equal to that thousand ... Said Bruce: "Football is like hav· ing another parent helping you raise your kids." ''You get so much out uf it that's not tangible," said Mike Buckley, 20, Class of '04. "It's hard to describe." Dan described it. He sent a letter to his alma mater, dated Oct.l5, 1995. The Crusaders weren't having

the best of seasons. Dan expressed encouragement. And this: '1t is times ofstress (when) we all need to be reminded ofour influence, purpose and special gifts. Please do not lose sight ofthe fad that these young men whom you have taught and cared Jvr will only love you Jvr your efforts. No one could ever harbor resentment against those who have worked as tirelessly and honestly as you have. Don't lose sight ofsuch truths." The letter arrived at Moeller two days after Dan was killed. The Buckleys held his funeral Mass two days later, in the school's old gym Moeller plays Withrow today at Nippert Stadium. Tun Buckley will pause in the courtyard before boarding the team bus. He'll stand in the shade of a lO.year-old maple tree, and he will touch the bark. Ten weeks from now, Moeller will do as it has donco eve1y year since Dan's death: It will dedicate its last game to him. For now, the new season looms like a wish, for the Buckleys and for all of us. Play on, and be grateful.

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Bruce Buckley (in cap) and sons (clockwise from upper right) Joe, Mike, Tim and Kevin gather beneath a maple tree planted at Moeller in memory of another son, Dan. John, another Buckley son, is on his honeymoon and missed the Friday ritual.


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High . school football! St. Xavier wins battle of No. Is

Bombers blank CovCath Colonels are dominated in all facets of interstate tilt By Ryan Ernst Enquirer staff writer

Heading into its always rugged Greater Catholic League schedule, the St. Xavier football team, ranked 19th nationally by USA Today, appears to be running on all cylinders. The Bombers, ranked first in The Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll, staked their claim as the best team in Greater Cincinnati with a 24-0 win Saturday at Covington Catholic, the No.1 team in Northern Kentucky. "Obviously when you throw the GCLrSouth into it, that's what a high school football player dreams of, to play in a league of this caliber," St. X coach Steve Specht said. "We're real happy with what we've done the first five weeks of the season. But like I tell the kids, we're 0-0 now. We're only as good asâ&#x20AC;˘ our next snap." St. Xavier was more than effective on its offensive and defensive snaps Saturday, but made its biggest plays on special teams. Toward the end of the first quarter, Fred Craig blocked a punt and Darius Ashley recovered at the CovCath 5-yard line. 1\vo plays later, quarterback Brad Scherer hit fullback Jimmy Hobson for a 5yard touchdown to open the scoring. Danny Milligan kicked the extra point to put the Bombers ahead 7-0. See ST. XAVIER, Page 84

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Covington Catholic quarterback Drew Bllson loses his helmet as he is IKnocked down by St. Xavier defensive players Joe Ries (left), Alex Albright (right) and Nick Schneideâ&#x20AC;˘ (bottom).


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But the 5-foot-7, 150-pound sophomore kicker/kick returner's biggest contribution was to come. In the second quarter Milligan picked up a punt CovCath had touched but not downed. V\lbile some CovCath defenders headed back to the sideline, believing the play was over, Milligan raced 62 yards for a touchdown. uit's not something we practice," Milligan said of the play. "But (special teams) coach (Tun Banker) noticed that they weren't picking the ball up on punts. He told me to look for it, and I just picked it up and ran.~ CovCath coach John Rodenberg took responsibility for the mishap. "Vvnen special teams fail, that's the head coach's fault," he said. UI didn't have us prepared enough ... I, as a coach, let our guys down on special teams." The St. Xavier defense made sure the special teams' plays held up. After his team allowed 79 yards on CovCath's opening drive, St. X senior linebacker Louis Miller recovered a fumble at the Bombers' own nine-yard line. It would be the closest the Colonels came to the end zone all day. CovCath managed just 64 more yards of offense the rest of the day and gained only one more first down before the Bombl•rs' second-string defense entered the game in the fourth quarter. After picking apart the St. X defense on the opening drive. CovCath quarterback Drew Ellison was sacked five times and finished with three yards on 15 carries. Specht attributed the defense's slow start to CovCath's spread offense. "Yve haven't seen anything like that all year," he said. uBut after that first series we buckled down a little bit and our kids adjustl•d to the flow."

St. Xavier's Fred Craig blocks a punt of Covington Catholic's Josh Bleser :n the first quarter Saturday.

The St. X offense amassed 239 yards, and capped the scoring with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Scherer to Nick Owen, a Milligan extra point and a Milligan 35-yard field goal. The Bombers played with their full offensive backfield for the first time since Week 2. Senior running

Covington C;1t holic tr.iVds to back Chris Ciormi. out the last several weeks with a back injury, Columbus to take on Bishop Watjoined sophomore standout Ash- t<::r;;on. ley in the backfield. Ciormi ran sevX.Vier .• 7 7 7 3 -24 en times for 33 yards. Ashley 51. Covington Catl1olic- ·~···0 0 0 0 -0 rushed for 80 yards on 14 carries. The Bombers open their GCL schedule next week when they play host to Elder.


La Salle 40, Elder 20 I Lancers pull off a stunner

Sheehan back in big way QB returns from injury, sparks win By Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

Tyler Sheehan stood in the pouring rain at midfield, more than happy to take countless postgame slaps on his shoulder pads. · The La Salle senior quarterback returned from his much-publicized broken · collarbone Friday night, and led the Lancers to a resounding 40-20 rout of Greater Catholic League South rival Elder. Sheehan completed 11of-18 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed six times for 77 yards and another score. Rain started falling late in the game, but La Salle was pretty much in control after building a 20-13 halftime lead. La Salle senior wide receiver Mike Reed caught 10 of Sheehan's passes for 230 yards himself and scored four touchdowns (three receiving, one rushing). It was La Salle's first win over Elder since 1992, as the city's No. 6-ranked Lancers beat No.5 Elder before a The Enquirer/ Jeff Swinger standing-room crowd of about 7,500 at La Salle. La Salle quarterback Tyler Sheehan looks for the open man in the first quarter against Elder at La Salle on FriLa Salle students raced out day. Sheehan was 11-of~18 passing for 238 yards and three touchdowns in the Lancers' victory. of their end zone seats and mobbed their players afterward, notably Sheehan. St. Xavier visits CovCath . More "All I heard was people higb school No. 1 meets No. 1 today when St. Xavier, the saying, 'He's not coming top-ranked prep football team in both Ohio and back, he's not coming footbaiVCS-9 Cincinnati, visits Northern Kentucky's topback,' " Sheehan said. "I • A late touchdown wanted to prove I could do it. ranked Covington Catholic Colonels at 1 p.m. put No. 7 Fairfield past Nobody thought we could St. Xcoach Steve Specht said his team beat Elder, but we knew we No.8 Oak Hiils 17-14. (4-0) faces a real challenge against CovCath could." (4~1). The Colonels' only loss'\vas 16-6 to • Division VHarmony Sheehan, a 6-foot-4, 205Moeller, one of the Bombers' Greater Catholic held off Division Ill pound senior who has comLeague South rivals. New Richmond to win mitted to Bowling Green, is "They're legitimate," Specht said. "I compare 20-14 and improve to rated by most scouts as the them to a GCL South team. We've got our 5-0. top senior quarterback ·in hands fulll." • Scores and highCincinnati. St. Xis ranked No. 1 in both the Ohio Divilights of other games. Sheehan broke his collarsion I and Enquirer area coaches' polls. Covbone in a 35-7 win over SycaCath is ranked No. 3 in Kentucky Class AAA more in a season opener (second-largest classification) and No. 1 in The Aug. 27. Sheehan threw for Online Enquirer Northern Kentucky coaches' poll. 152 yards and four touchSt. Xbeat CovCath 21-16 in the teams' last Mike Simons for The Enquirer For a photo gallery downs in that game, and had meeting, in the 2003 Skyline Chili Crosstown from Friday night's J.C. Casper of Lakota West breaks up a pomissed three_ straight Showdown at UC's Nippert Stadium. high school games, tential touchdown pass to Sycamore's - Tom Groeschen See LA SALLE, Page C9 go to Cincinnati.Com. Victor Marillo. West won 36-14. Story, CS


La Salle: Sheehan retu:L ns, leads victory From Page Cl games before returning to the lineup Friday. He had been projected to miss as much as eight games, but only missed three with aggressive rehabilitation. Sheehan and Reed, the two offensive stars, were also quick to credit La Salle's defense. La Salle held Elder to just 56 yards rushing, while the Lancers rushed for 205 yards. "It's the bestfeeling in the world to finally beat Elder," Reed said. "We came in with a Jot of confidence. This one was won by everyone, from the guys that started down to the guys who didn't play. We were all ready." Overall, La Salle (4-1. 1-0 GCI.r S) held a 443-341 edge in total yards as the Lancers generally had their way in the trenches. 'They just played better," Elder coach Doug Ramsey said. 'They caught the ball, they ran it. they blocked, they tackled. We've just 60t to get better." La Salle coach Tom Grippa, who beat La Salle many times hims~lf as Elder coach himself from 1987-96, got his first win over the Panthers in three years as Lancers

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MIAMI:.. Leading with his valuable left arm, Dontrelle · Willis dived for the plate and slid across safely. That's why he was covered with infield dirt as he set a F1orida Marlins record for wins in a season. . Helpirig himself with his baserunuing and his bat, Willis earned his 19th victory Friday night, pitching into the ninth inning of a 4-2 win over the New York Mets. He went 2-for-4 at the-plate, including a double in the Marlins' two-run sixth. He scored their. final run, racing home from third on a grounder and beating the throw with a headfirst slide. · Willis (19-8), who should make at least :five more starts; broke the franchise mark for victories that he shared with Carl Pavano, who went 1S..8last year. The left-handerwon his fourth consecutive start and tied St. Louis' Chris Carpenter for the major-league lead in wins. David Wright's RBI single chased Willis with one out in the ninth, but Todd Jones finished for his 33rd save in 35 tries. With the victory, Marlins· manager Jaclt McKeon improved hi8 career record to 999924. He can become the seventh active manager to reach the 1,000-win milestone Saturday. · · PITTSBURGH- Nomar Garciaparra and Michael Barrett homered in a three-run sixth inning, and Greg Maddux, dominating for :five innings but unabk to get another out after that, got his 316th career victory as the Chicago Cubs beat ·the Pittsburgh Pirates. Todd Waliter had a run'scoring single following Nei:fi Perez's double in the third, then started the decisive sixth with a single for his third hit. . Garciaparra, filling in at third base for the injured Ararnis . Ramirez, followed with a drive off a left-field catwallt for his third homer in four games. Banett hit his ~4th on a deeper drive to left two batters later- the 26th homer off Josh Fogg (6-10), who has won only twice in 16 starts. Fogg permitted four runs ari4 eight hits in 5~ innings. ·

Phillies 7, Nationals 1 WASHINGTON- David Bell hit the :first grand slam of his career, and Vicente Padilla threw six strong innings to lead Philadelphia over the Washington Nationals, who fell four games behind the Phillies in the NL wild-card race.

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HOUSTON -Eric Bruntlett had an RBI single with two outs in the 13th inning and the Astros fit}ally beat the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals. The .A$tros already had extended the game with homers in the ointh and lOth innings against closet Jason Isringhausen. TI!eywon it by pushing two runs across in the 13th against three pitchers.

Rockies D, Dodgers 3 .DENVER- Todd Helton·homered twice and. drove in three runs, and GarrettAtkins added a three-run shot to lead the Colorado Rockies. Helton had two of Colorado's 13 hits, and Atkins matched a career high with four RBI.

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MINNEAPOliS- C.C. Sabathia won his sixth straight .start by scattering three hits over 71JJ innings, spurring the Cleveland Indians to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Sabathia (12-9) didn't allow a hit until the sixth, when he surrendered two-out singles to Jason Bartlett and Shannon Stewart: Sabathia struck out seven and wallted one and the six-game winning streak is the longest ill his :five major-league seasons.

White Sox 9, Tigers 1 CIDCAGO -Carl Everett and Juan Uribe hit three-run · homer~, and Freddy Garcia won for tl1e :first time since July 31 to lead the Chicago White Sox. Chicago took a 4-0 lead in the second, When A]. Pierzynski had a run-scoring single and Uribe hit his lOth homer. ,i

Orioles 7, Red Sox 3 BOSTON-The Boston Red Sox's bats fell flat at Fenway Park for the :first time in a month, ending a streak of 14 straight homE: games ·with seven runs or inore· in a loss to Baltimore.]oh!i Maine (2-1) and :five relievers combined on a four-hitter. AL East-leading Boston lost for just the second time in 21 hoine games and failed to score seven runs at Fen' way Park for the :first time since Aug. 2.

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2

o

o

1 .274

0

1

2

0

0 .284

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4 4 4 2 4

2' 1 1 0 0

2 ·0 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 2 o o 0

0 1 2 1 0

o o

.275 .316 .300 .262 .250

Mathenyc

4, 1

Schmidtp Eyrep Alfonzo ph

3 o o o o 2 .102 000000.000 1 0 0 o 0 0 .287

0

0

1

0

o

1 .251

0

0

Totals

3569628

Arizona Counsell2b Clayton ss lGonzslez If. ShGreen cf TCia>k 1b Glaus3b

AB 4 3 3 4 3 3

R 0 0 0 2 1 0

H Bl BB SD Avg. o o 0 2 0 1

0 o o 0 0 1

0 1 1 0 1 1

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4

o o o o

csnyderc Cintron ph ·

1 1

o 0

o 1

0

0 1 2 2 2 2

2 .289

o

0 1 2· 0

.206 0 .261

1 .284

1

0

2

0

0

0

0

2.059

G~mp

0 0

0

0

Meddersp CJackson ph

0

0 0

Wooell p Totals

0 0

0 0 .000 o .167

1 3D

0 0 3

0

.265 ,26B .276 .295 .307 .263

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San Francisco

0

o o 0 o o o 0 0 4

3

d

5· 14

ODD ll.l3 200 OlD 000 20D

Arizona

-6 9 0 -3

4

(27), Snow (14), ShGreer. 2 (32), Glaus (27), Cintron (14). HR-Dur!lar,l (11), off -webb. R~ls-Viz.quel 2 (40), Durfla',)l 4 (53), Glaus (85), Ctntron 2 (32). CS"Ciayton (2). S-VIzquel.

San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Schmidt W,

12-6 611 4 3 3 3 10 118 4.25 EyreH,26 1% 0 0 0 1 2 272.70 Benitezs, 10 1 o o i 2 15 3.71 Arizona IP H R [R BB SO NP ERA Webb l, 11-116% 9 6 6 1 7 99 3.88 Groom %0Daao 56.30 Medders % 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.93 Worrell 2 0 0 0 1 1 24 5.35

o.

Inherited runners·score\~-Eyre 1...0, Groom 1...0, Medders 1·0. !88-off Sr:hmidt (CSn),'der) 1. WP-Schmldt, Webb. T-2:50. A-19,961 (49,Q'~3).

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Press/ Jeff Roberson

ooo ulo· ooo ·;.1 · 3 o

Chicago 040 401 ODx -9 9 0· lOB-Detroit 3, Chicago 3. iB-Shelton (19),

GrandeiSon (1). HR-WHarrls (1), off Spurling; CEverett • (22), off Douglass: Unbe (10), off Douglass. RBis-Ozuna {10), CEverntt 3 (BO), Pierzynski . (52), Uribe 3 (60), WHanis (7).

Angels 4, MarinerS 1 S.a!Ue !Suzuki d Rcedcf

AB

R H Bl BB SO Avg.

CS-WHarris (3). GIDP-lROdriguez. . ' DP-Chicago 1 (WHarris, Uribe and Konerko). IP H R ER BB SO

Detroit

4 1 2 0 0 0 .296 4a1oa1.252

Douglass L,

4 4 4 3 3 3 3

o

Spurling Darensbourg Chicago FGarcla W,

Totals

32

los Angeles

AB R H Bl BB SO Avg,

Figgins cf OCabrera ss GAnderson if VGuerrero dh BMollna c Erstad 1b 'Quinlan 3b JRivera rf AKennedy 2b Totals

3 1 1 0 0 0 .287 3 0 2 1 0 0 .255 3 0 2 1' 0 0 .291 3 1 1 1 1 0 .314 401001.304 411101.280 402000.250 4 0 a ·O a a .259 31001a.3a7 31410422

lbanezlf Sexson lb Beltre 3b Hansendh Jolopez.2b Torrealba c YBetancourt ss

0 0 0 0

1 1 0 0 1

0

0

1

6

o o

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0 .284 1 0 0 .261 0 0 0 .261 0 0 0 .213 0 0, 0 .247 0 0 1 .263 0 0 0 .218 I 0 2

5-3

3'o 2 o 2 IP

8 1 a H

NP ERA

8 B .. 3 4 1 1 ·O 2 0 0 1 2 RERBBSO

12-7

2 1 1 1

DSanders Jenks WP-FGarcia.

1 0 0 0

82 38 28 NP

6.39 3.54 2.70 ERA

Sizemorei:f

VMartinez c Belllard 2b Broussard 1b Boone 3b

0 0 0 0

1 3 2 1 0

o o o o 0 3 0

o o 0

.294 0 .284 0 .260 0 .248

.[

0

0 .246

Slake rt Totals

4 38

Quinlan (8). HR-Erstad (5), off Moyer; VGuerrero

Minnesota

(27), off Moyer. RBis-Sexson (97). OCabrera (43), GAnderson (76), VGueoero (90), Erstad (55). SB·lSuzukl (28), Figgins (48), OCabrera (17), AKonnedy (16). CS-Jolope.z (1). s-Rggins,

ShStewartlf Punta 2b Mauerc LeCroY dh lFord cf JJones rf Cuddyer 3b Morneau 1,b Banlett ss

AB R H Bl BB SO Avg. 4010a1.282 4 0 0 0 0 1 ·,239 310011.303 4 0 0 0 0 3 .257 401002.260 401100.255 401000.253 200010.238 3 0 1 0 0 0 .275 3215128

OCabrera. SF-GAnderson. DP-LOs-Ange!es 1 (BMolina and AKennedy). S.a!Ue IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Moyerl, 11-6 6 ~ 10 4 4 1 o 89 4.27 JMatco ll o o o 1 2 16 3.07 Hasegawa 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 4.25 los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 8 5

1 1.0

1

92 3.97

0 0 0

1

16 2.87

FrROOrlguez s, 33

Umpires-Home, Jeff Kellogg; First,- Paul Schrieber; Second, Andy· Fletctler; Tll!rd, Bob Davidson. T-2'19, A-42,604 (45,037).

Deilucci If

5

3

Teixejra lb

4

1

2 ·1

1

p

Blalock 3b ASonano 2b Mench rt

4 4 5

0· 1 1

a 1 1

1 1

0 1

AGonzalez dh Matthews cf Barajas c

4 4 5

0 1 2

1 2 2

1 l 3

0 1

0 .270 1 .284 o .275

8

3

0

o o 0

1 .326

.287

1 .220 0 .259 2 .258 7

Totals

41

Kansas City Guiel cf Long If Brown rf Stairs dh Ambres prMdh Teahen 3b Berroa ss BUCk G Huber 1b Hocking 2b

AB R H Bl BB ·so Aig.

Totals · Texas Kansas City

8 13

0

5 1 2 0 0 1 .14B 5 1 2 1 0 0 .276 310020.282 4 0 1 1 1 1 .263 ·a 1 o o o o .258 514301.238 5 1 1 0 a 0:.259 5 a 0 0 0 1 .216 5 1 ·2 0 0 0 .250 502200.255 42714734 ODD 012 400 10D 20D 004

-s

1 13 2 0 -714 0

E-MYoung (14), Brocall (1). LOB-Texas 8,

,.6 II -1 5

010 D2D 120 000 DOD 001

0 1

IP H R ER BB SO

NP ERA

W.

12-9

Howry Betancourt Minnesota Radke l, 8-11 Romero Mays

7 y, 3 00 h 0

00 01 '07 112 4.54 7 2.72

1 2 1 1 1· 1

26 3.29

IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 9 4 3 o 4' 103 3.71. 2 2 2 o 1 19 3.10 0

o o o o

7 5.12

' les 7r Ill liled S0·X 3. 0r10

Baltimore BRoberts2b

Mora 3b Tejada ss Gibbons rf

5 0 4 0

1

5 0

Newhan pr-rt

0

0

Jvlopez c

4 0

0

0

SD Avg. o· .303

0 .241 0 0 0 0 1 2

.277 .302 .275 .273 .258 .244

·3 0 1 0 0 1 .262 000000 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 D

4 0 3 0 0 4. 1 1 0 0 4 0 .1 1 0 3 3 1 3 3 32

0 0 0 1 0 o 1 1 0 0 3 10

4

gb~

GAnderson If VGuerrero rf BMollna c

. E~tad 1b JRivera dh Kotch man ph-dh Qulnlan3b AKennedy 2b Totals

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0

~

6

4 6

o 2

o 3

Edmonds cf Rodriguez If GrlJdzie!anek 2b

5 5 6

2 0

3

3

o

2 1

1 0

0

AIReyesp Nunez3b YMolinac

0 6 6

0 0 0 1

lunaph

0 0 0 0 .000 1 a a 1 .292 2 1 a 0 .255 2 0 0 o 1 2 .148 100000.298

!sringhausen p

0

0

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H, 29 ··, KingBS,3 AI Reyes Houston Astacio Springer

3-1~

o o 0 2 0

1 1 0 o 0

o .288 o .. 288 0 1 .300 0 .325

DP-Texas 2 (ASorlano, MYourig and Teixeira), (Matthews, MYoung and Teixeira);

Millar ph Mueller 3b

1 o 3 o

1 o o .o

o o .277 1 o .297

Cora 2b

2

0

1

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3i

0

0

0 .225

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

16 4.26

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Baltimore

030 100 201

~7 12 2

Baston

200 100 000

-3. 4

2

E-Mora 2 (14), Mue!!er (11), Cora (7), LOB-Baltimore 8, Boston 8. 2B-BRoberts ·(37),

laVtrence l, 7-14 Oxspring Breslow

Milwaukee CapuarKJ W, 15-9 Wise

1 1 1 6 106 3.52 o o , 1 11 3.41

o

DelaRosa 1 1 1 1 '3 1 284,28 Inherited runners-scored-Oxspring 2·2. WP-Lawrence, Capuano. ' T-2:~5.

A-18,231 (41,900).

Cubs 7, Pirates 3

e.

.~ybar 2b

R

1

5 4

o 0

HairstonJr.lf NPerez ss

1

o

0

0 00

0 00

Valentin ph Totals

1 34

1 3

~~::'.

NP ERA 992 •19 21 3.18 21 3.45 NP ERA

0 0 4 113 4.52

Rangers 5r RoyaIS 4 TexaS AB R H Bl BB SO

2 1

:;>

~

10 ~

0 0

h :!1

0

0 10 !b 10

1 0

o 0

1 .2BO 2 .291

o o o .ooo 1 0 1

0 a 0

0 .290 a .242 1 .261

o

1 · 0 .280 0 2 0 ·.232 0, 0 1 .276 0

0

0

0

~

0 00

0 DO

0 .257 0 .320 0.000 DO .000

1 9

0 3

0 5

a .183. 6

~ ~ ~

BJ

B~

sg 112

a

2

2 .265

3

3

Helton 1b

4

3

luGonzalez 1b

0

0

Holliday If Hawpe rf

5 4

2 2

3 4 4 1 0

1 0 0 0 0

v

l ~ 0

TWalker 2b

4 4

G8rciaparra 3b Bumitzrf Barrette Dempster p

4 4 1

McClain 1b

3

CPatterson cf Madduxp

4 2

Wuertzp

o

Murton ph Wi!iiamson p Novoap HBianco c

1 0 0

0

Totals

· 37

Piltsburgll

I AB

5 ·5

~:J,I~onrr

~ 6 ~

0

0

0

0 0 0

1

0

0

Doumit c

4

0

1

001.270 102.253 002.225

Erdred 1b

4

0, o

0

'4 4

0 0 1

Foggp

1

0

0

STorres p Mclouth ph RiWhite p' TRedman cf

0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0

0 1

o

GonZalez p MeadOVIS p Wigginton 3b JWilson ss

38

Totals Chicago . Pit!sburgll

Maddux . IV, 11-11 Wuertz H, 11 Williamson H,

5 o 1

0

15 7.B4

1

19 3.47

21 Piltsburgll Fogg l, 6-10

1% 3 0 a 0 0 IP H R ER BB SO 5~ 8 4 2

14 3.71 NP ERA 94 4.97

0

0

5 ·3.39

0

0 . 10 3.68 o 13 3.83

2

0

7 3.48

1

0

31 4.91

srorres RiWhite Grabow

% 0 ~

1 "'

1 o

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0

1

Meadows

1 2

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Phillies 7, Nationals 1

Philadelphia Rollins ss Michaelscf-lf

AB 5 5

BAbreurf

R H Bl BB SO Avg. 0 1 0 0 0 .262 3 3 o o o · :313

4

Burrell!! Chavez pH:f UUey 2b DaBell3b Howard 1b

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1

0

4 4 4

1 1 1

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a

o .o

'4

0 0

1

o .200

0

0 .254

0 0 7

2 1 .176 0 0 .279 6 ID

0 0 0 7 12

Washington Wilkerson rt ·

AB o 4

R . H Bl BB 50 Avg. 0 2 1 1 0 .251 o o o o ·o .333 0 0 0 0 0 .265

HCarrasco p

0

0

0

0

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3 1 2

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3

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0

0

0

o o 0

0 .000 ,287 .193 ,256 .333 .333

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j

6 ~ ' ~ 6 gi~g

i

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105 1DO ODO 010 00~ ODO

g .250

·-7 12 0 -1 5 0

LOB ..Phlladelphla . 9, Washington 8. 2B-M1Ghaefs 2 ('15), Ueberthal (22), Wilkerson (35), Zimmerman; (1). HR-DaBell (7), off Halama. RB!s-BAtJreu 2 (Bli), DaBell4 (50), lieberthal (38), Wilkerson (48). SB-BAbreu (27). GiDP-Rollins, Schneider. 1 DP~Phl!adelphia 1 (Rollins, Utley and Howard); Washington 1 (Zimmerman, Carroll and NJohnson). Philadelphia

IP H R ER BB SO

NP ERA

Padilla W, 8M12 :6 4 1 1 2 2 104 4.51 Alopez Geary Washington

2. 1 o 0 2 0 33 1.00 .1 a o o o 1 7 4.06 fp H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Halama L, 0-2 Stanton

~3

7 6 6 3 4 2 1 1 3 2

76-4.70 48 4.12

Eischen

:2

2 0 o o

1

23 3.29

1 1 0 0 0 3

18 2.05

j3

1

0 .306

o

o .285

1 1

0 0

2 .308 1 .298

1 4 ~. o " 2 1 a 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 o 34 ll 13 11

1 Oa 0 0

0 .279 1...2 35 0 284 0 .100 0 .000

New York

o 1

0 .143 0 .. 143

Reyes ss Cairo 2b

4 4

0 ·1 0 1

1 0 0 0

0 277 0 .246

5

6

Beltran cf

3

1

0

1

~ ~ ~

0 .265

010 000 002 -3 9 D 203 010 23x -11 13 0

4~

1

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3

0

0

0

0

0 .288

lOB-Los Angeles 11, Colorado a. 2B-Ho!liday.

MiEmtkiewlcz ph

1

0

o

o

o

0 .246

0

2

0

0

D .265

1

0

D

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168-off Stanton (DaB'all) 1. HBP-by Padilla (P<Wilson). WP-EiSchen. T-3:05. A-28,939 ('15,250).

Ma·r'll'ns '4··f Me''s '2 ~ . AB

0 .272

1

o

0

1 .200

(19). HR-Atkins (10), off Weaver; Edwards (3), off

Diaz rt

4

4 2 4 0

2 0

4 o D 0

0 .256 1 .231

SKim; Helton 2 (17), off Weaver 2. RBis-Rob!es (24), ledee (33), Edwards (11), Helton 3 (61),

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4

i

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1

1 1 37

0

2

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Padilla p . REMartinez 1b Totals

1

Barajas c DeRosa rf

o

1 1 . 299 1 2 .283 0 0 .218 1 2 .291 1 ·1 .246 0 2 .285

Lieberthal c

g ~ g :~~ri

Nevin dh

2 0 0 0 4

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1

j

2 2 0 0 2 1

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1

4

0

4

0

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o

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LosAnl!'les Colorado

0

75 4.41 14 4.09

%

3.. 285

a

6 3

1,

0

4

2 o

NP ERA

Novoa H, 8 Dempster S,

0

Teixeira 1b 2 . ~~~~~nl~ b

a

0

,

IP H R ER BB SO

Chicago

Totals.

a· 0

-7 12

-3 12 2

(17). S-HBianco. SF-G!lrclaparra.

2 .323

3

0 1

000.242 0 0 1 .111 0 0 0 .500 0 0 0 .176 0 0 0 ·.000 0 0 0 .257 3 0 13

Pittsburgh 8. 28-NPerez (26), Bay (39), Doumit (10). HR-Barrett (14), off Fogg; Garo~parra (5), oft Fogg, RBis-Hairstoo ·y. 2 (28), 1'1/alker (34), Garclaparra 3 (14), Barrett (54), Sanchez (25), Mackowiak (53), Doumit (29). SB-NPerez (7), Bay

0

MYoungss

3

DOl OD3 OD3 000 DD2 010

Freeman ph JoAcevedo p

0

o 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o 002.220

E-Mackow!ak (9), Ooumit (5). LOB-Chicago 8,

Ayg. 3 .257

o

0

3 12

0

5

R H Bf BB SO Avg. 0 2 100.2BO 0 2 1 0 1 .276 0 0 1 .301 003.266

Ward ph·1b

Grabowp

0

Matthews cf

R H Bl BB SO Avg. 1 1 2aa.266·' 1 3 0 0, 0 .280 1 3 110.306 1 1 3 0 0 .. 260 0 0 010.265 1 1 100283 0 0 0 0 0 .071 1 1 011.333 1 2 Oa1.225 0 0 000.213 o o ooo.aoo 0 0 000.328 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 000.000 0 0 000.236 7 12 7 3 2

o

:2

3

5 5

Schneider c

ll Bi BB SO Avg• 2 0 2 1 .247

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I AB

Chicago

los Angeles Werth Cf Robles ss JKent2b

3

NP ERA

111 4 5 5 3 3 48 4.83 5% li 6 53 7 958.44 111,010181.86 IP II R ERBBSO NP ERA

5

Atkins3b CMio,.,ssse rbc 1 2 SKimp Williams p

0 0 0 1 0

0 0 a a 1

IP II R ER BB SO

San Diego

Byrdlf

0

. 11 o 0 0 . 0 0

SF-Weeks, Hardy. GIDP-EYoung, Johnson, Magruder, CHart DP-San Diego _L (Burroughs, EYoung and Nady), (Jackson, EYoung and Nady); Milwaukee 3 (Branyan, Weeks ar d Overbay), (Calee and Branyan),_(Cirillo, Wee~s and Fielder).

ROCk'leS 11.U, Oodgers 3 AB

2 I

.(30); off Oxsprtng; Jenkins (20), off Oxspnng. RBis-Johnson (9), Nacy (42), Weeks 2 (35), Hardy 2 (35), Overbay(64), Calee2 (!OO),JenKins 4 (71).

(Berkman) 1. HBP-by King (O~almelro). T-4:04. A-38,511 (40,9!"0).

Reynolds. · T-2:29. A-41,632 (45,037).

2 0 0 4 3

20 2.25 31 3.18

1 0 0

DOD OOD 101 -2 6 070 220 Dlx -12 11

E-EYoung (3), M11Sweeney·(S), Branyan (6). LOB-San Diego 6, Milwaukee 5. 2B-OIIvo (6), Capuano (2). HR-Johnson (3), off Capuano; Calee

.280 .263 .225 .238 1 .310

Witpsick pitched to 1 battar In the Bth. IBB-off Calero (Erstad) 1. Umpires-Home, John Hirschbeck; First, Rob Drake; second,· lance Barksdale; Third, Jim

Nixon rf Youkllls ph Machado 2b vantek c Olerud 1b

24 1.79

0 0 0 0 1

San Diego Milwaukee

0 0 1 1

Sullivan of

AGonzalez (12), Matthews (46), Barajas 3 (52), Long (48), Stairs (52), Teahen 3 (37), Hocking 2 (5), S8-ASonano (23), Mench (4), Berroa (6). CS-Hocking (1). SF-Bialock, AGonzalez. GIDP-Guiel. .

1 1 1 0 2 0 2

Inherited runners-scored-A! Reyes 3-1, King lidge 1-1, Wheeler!·~, Springer2-0. IBB-off Tavarez (JV1zcaino) l, off Eldred

6 2.92

o

0 R 3 0

0 16 3.05 0 5 3.00 0 0 0 10 2.56 Ell BB SO .NP ERA ::i 1 6 97 5.96 0 0 1 21 4.84

Pi~h~l~~P:Cbha~~n ;hbea~~-~n the 13th,· Springer

S, 32 .

1 .291 2 .288

1 H 8 2

1

°

29 2.02 43 1.84

o

0

7 2 2 2 2· 3 1 0 0· 0 0 2 3 0 H R ER BB SO

S-E~monds,

% 2 2 2 0 0 0 0

"' IP 5% 111 Wheeler 2 ¥.! Udge 1~ Quails W, 4-4 2

R H Bl BB SO Avg.

1 .322

1 -513 I 2 -6 8 0

2 0 3

2.. 1

TaYarez L, 2-3

AB

2 .286

0.

IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 8 2 2 1 2 B 93 3.62

BS, 4 Eldred

Boston

1

0

lsringhausen

0 0 2 1 o o 1 1 1· 1 2 3 7 12

o

010 OD2 DO!\ 100 02D 000 DO~ IOU

Choi ph Perei ph Osonap KSucohmpoll P

0

a a

Fielder ph-lb T()tals

Stantonp Watson ph-cf

6 1 -3 10 0

IP H R·ER BB SO

~

o:

E~sberg(35), offlsnngha~ser·; EDmondS 2 (24), off Qual!s, Astaclo; YMolma (7), off Astaclo, RBis-Edmonds 3 (75), Ro<inguez (19), YMolina

0 3 2 3 3 4 38

1

0

3

8

·-

(28), Br!flo (35). H~-Ausmu.;; (2), offls~nghausen;

0 .288 0 .314 1 .305

-o

000 000 ODO 001 100 Olx

6 1 1 IP

o o ·0

100011.260 3Da100.249 oooooa 1Da11a.3a7 6 1 2 2 o· a .260 2 0 0 0 0 2 .167 aooooo 4 0 1 1 0 1 .193 47636612

Na\larro c JoCruz rf Wea'ler P

0.248 3_1 1 .300 Wltasick o .333 0 .257 Ca~ro 0 .288 Los Angeles 0 .293 . ESantana W, 7 · ~;~odnguez

o

1 .270 1 .299 3 ·.299

TWo outs when winn!ng·~~fl sCored. E-Grudzielanek (I.), LO~-;;St. Louis 9, Houston 10. 2B~Pujo!s (34), Edmon<:,:s (33), Grudzielanek

Fasanoc Freire dh BCastro oh·dh Symes If Gomez 1b. Matos of Totals

1

0

JVizcaino ph-1b AEverett ss Wheeler p OPalmeiro If Ausmus c Astacio p Springer p Brunt!ett ss

ErstaO (10). S.:.Scutaro; GIDP-ME!Hs, OCabrera. DP-Oak!and 1 (Scutaro, MEI!!s and })Johnson); los Angeles 1 (OCabrera and ErstaD).

JKennady L,

0

21aa31.289 ooaaaa ooaoaa 1 1 a a a a .184 6 2 1 0 0 2..258 301001.246 10000a.207

Gipson pr Quails p , RChaVCZ ph Lane rf Burke If ·

4 •a 5 ·o 4 1

1 .292

0

o .292 0 .334

AB R H Bl BB SO Awg. 500aa2.294 DOaa1a.2a0 6010a1.268 . 6 1 2 1 a 1 .281

Houston Taveras cf Scott ph-cf Biggio 2b Ensberg 3b Berkman

ledee If . JPhlllips 1b Edwards3b

Dakl~nd

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onne· . By Matt Mulciihey Enquirer contribntor

After opening its season with five . quarters of touchdown-less football, McNicholas' offense et'upted for three second-quarter scores as the Rockets defeated Loveland 21-7 Friday at Turpin to earn new c.oach Steve Klonne his first win since leaving Moeller after tl1e 2000 season. Senior quarterbad, DaVid Klonne helped his dad's cause with 125 yards on 14-of-27 passing. Senior Jl1nning back Brett Boehm added 63 yards on 21 carries. The Rockets, ranked seventh in the Enquirer Divisions II-VII coaches' poll, outgained Loveland by 208 yards in the first half alone.

TheTigersfailedtopickupasingle ·first down over the :first two quarters and achieved only one play of more than 5 yards during that span, which ended in a lost fumble. McNick amassed 219 of total yards compared to the Tigers' 86. . "I thought our first-half defense was pretty good, but they were on the field the whole time, and there's only so much they could take against: a pretty good McNick ballclub," Loveland coach Jim Vanatsky said. The Tigers' rushing ~ttack picked up only 23 yards and 20 carries. For the season, McNick's defense has allowed opposing ball carriers only 2.4 yards per carry: The Rockets outgained Prince-

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ton's offense in their 7-0 seasonopening loss last week but failed to convert any of their four posses. sions inside.the 25 Tigers senior Joshua Pickle nearly single-handedly extended that Red Zone futility in the :first quarter wheri he recorded a sack, taclde for a loss and interception in the space of four plays to thwart a McNick :first-and-goal opportunity. Three of the Rockets' next four possessions went for touchdowns, beginning with afourth-and'3 bootleg scamper by Klonnethathalteda streak of 62 minutes of scoreless football from McNick's offense. Klonne ended the half with more fourth-down heroics. · Facing a fourth-and-1,. Klonne connectedwithseniortightendJon

Heinlkreiter for a 26-yard touchdown pass With 31 seconds remaining in the half to send the Rockets into the brealr with a 21-0 lead. Loveland, a 28-0 winner ·over Northwest last week, avoided a blan}{ing of its own with a 7-yard Billy West touchdown run with 7:14 left in the third quarter. "I was happy with the way the kids responded at halftime," Vanatsky said. 'We lost our composure a little bit in the second quarter, butl thiMwe grewup a little bit as a. team in the second half." 0

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McNicholas wide receiver Jeff Foltz runs through the right side of Loveland's defense Friday night at Turpin High School.

Winton Woods 38, Lalmta West 10

W-Brown-Smlth 33 run (kick failed) . Bryant Thomas had 21 carries fot· 5-Mitchell 9 pass from Cupps (kick good) . 192 yards and three touchdowns. W-Tudnr .6 run (run failed) W-Brown·Smith 66 run (Kadish kick) Sophomore Darius Ashley Senior quarterback Mack Ogle· $-Mitchell 6 pass from Cupps (kick good) Records: W1~1, S 1-L scored on a 2-yard run to cap an 89' · tree went 8-for-12 for 141 yards and yard drive, lifting top-ranked St. Xa- one passing touchdown and on~;~ Withrow 47, Aiken 6 vier to a 24-21 victory over Indianap- rushing touchdown. . olis Cathedral Friday night Withrow senior linebacker ..·.........- ........... -... 7 14 7 7 -3S After a meager performance i~ a LoCkland Yellow Springs.................... 0 6 7 6 -19 Shawn Redd led the team with 12 7-0 upset of then-1 Colerain, St. X's tackles. · L~ Harris 62 pass from Ogletree (Banks. kick) Y- Jones 72 kick off r'eturn (kick fai!Eid) Chris Cionni broke out, rushing for L· Thomas 2 run (kick failed) Withrow.............................. ·19 14 · 14 .o. -47 l-Thomas 1~ run (Coffey run) 125 yards on 24 carries .. Aikeo .................................. 0 6 0 0 -6 Y~ Jones 28 pass Waller (#7 kick) St. X quarterback Brad Scherer l- Ogletree 52 run (BankS: kick) W-Berry 3 run (Gning kick) l- Thomas 8 run (Banks _ldck) • W-Thomton 22 pass Thomas (kick failed) went 10-for-19 for 110 yards and one Y~ Johnson 42 pass from Waller (kiCk failed) W-Howard 52 pass from J. Brown (run falle.d)

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Records: Y 1~1, L 1-1

Cathedral was the No.1 team in Indianapolis: SL Xavier.............'-··-·;..

7 3 7 7 lndianapofis Cathedral ....~... • 7 7 7 0 C-E. Daniels 1 run (Evans kick) . X-Cionni 1 run {MH!iga_n) '""- '-c=stub065iii"n(tv"anslUcKT .X-FG Milligan 36 · X-Kneuven 9 pass from Scherer (MiUigin kick) C-E. Daniels 1 run (Evans kiCk} X-Ashley 2 run (Milligan kick)

Oak Hills 56, Western Hills 6

, Senior Jimmy Dan Conners ran 10 times for 96 yards and three Turnl"n 41, Walnut Hl"lls 0 touchdowns for Oak Hills. !' ... -Gak Hills', defense" held West. - ~-m:pinheldWalnut-Hillsto~l90c High to 27 yards rushing and yardstotal. · . •. . :' · · forced four turnovers. Juniot: defensive back Nick D1,11'so had seven tackles and sophoWestern Hills....................... 0 0 0 6 -6 more left tackle Kevin Marshall Oa~ Hills............................. 14 7 21 14 -56 had eight. 0 -·Reb 1 run (Weimer kick)

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Reoords: X 2-0, c 2-1.

Hannony 35, Miami Trace 28 (OT}

Tony Tribble for The Enquirer·

. Lako~aWest's Paul Bogenschutz is wrapped up by Carlos Tipton and Randy Brown on Friday.

Warriors' Johnson· turns su estion into success By Carey Hoffman Enquirer contributor

Winton Woods' fast start to the 2005 football season is based on the power of suggestion. The Warriors had to replace Jamal Ferguson, last year's quarterback and Fort Ancient Valley ConfE-rence Buckeye Division Offensive Player of the Year. Last year's starting tailback, Julian Johnson, had an idea how it could be done. "In the offseason, we have these suggestion cards," said Johnson. ''So I filled one out and just asked, 'Could I play quar, terback?' " The answer, as Lakota West learned Friday, is "Yes." · Johnson ran 12 times for 128 yards and two TDs while leading a potent overall attack that produced a 38-10 victory over . visiting Lakota West. Winton Woods, newly shifted into Division II this year, is now 2-0 and ranked No.2 in the Enquirer Division I coaches' poll. Westfalls to Qc2. Winton Woods ran for 303 yards, with junior running back Hosea Simpson adding 26 car. ries for 124 yards and two scores. Johnson also completed four of five passes for 47 yards .. "Gulian) is not as physical as Jamal, but his leadership of this team is-outstanding," said Win-

takes. First a muffed catch on a ·punt return set up a 1-yard run by Simpson, and tlien a sack by Winton Woods' Marcus Young produced a fumble deep in West . territory that Randy Brown recovered. Two players later, Simpson scored again. 'We were our own worst enemy," West coach Larry Cox said. "But Winton Woods earned that win. We weren't a very disciplined team tonight." With ·16 starters back from last year, Winton Woods has another significant new feature besides Johnson in offensive coTony Tribble for The • ordinator To·ny Boyd. Winton Woods quarterback Julian He brought a Butler County Johnson runs for a first-quarter feel to the game, having most touchdown Friday. recently been on the staff at Hamilton. He was also the oftori Woods head coach Troy . fensive coordinator for Lima SeEverhart. "He's true student nior's state title team. · of the game, and. he's making "I am so lucky to have Tony good decisions with the ball." Boyd," Everhart said. "He's alOn Friday, that meant calling ready won a state title· while at · his· own number early in the.· Lima. This entire offensive staff game. Running the triple op- is making things happen this tfon, he scored on an 8-yard year." · burst up the middle on Winton La~ota west o .a o 1 -10 Woods' first possession. Winton Woods 7 7 14 10 -38 In the second quarter, he had ww -Johnson 8 run (Lewis kick) . WW -Johnson 77 run (Lewis kick) the ·game's. most e 1ectrifymg LW- casper25 FG WW- Simpson 1 run (lewis kick) Play, an Opt. ion run over the WW- Simpson 7 mn (lewis kick} right side that he broke for a 77tw- cook 10 pass from Huff rcasper kick) d WW-lewis27FG ' yard TD that put Wmton 00 s ww- Davis 65 punt return (Lewis kick) up 14-0. Records: LW 0-2, WW 2·0. The Warriors added two more TDs in the third quarter that were set up by West mis-

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0 - J:Conners 2 run (Weimer kick) 0:.. Conners 11.run (Weimer kick) 0- Conners 44 nin (Weimer kick) 0 - Berling" 8 run (Weimer kick) 0- Hunterma118 run (Weimer kick) 0- Co11ners 17 run (Weimer ~ick} W-.Early 5 ru11 (rush failed) 0 -Willoughby 1 ru11 (Weimer kick) Records: W 0-2, 0 2~0

Harmony scored· .the winning touchdown on a 20-xard pass in · overtime. The win was the :first for Harmony against Miami Trace in eight tries, ending Miami. Trace's 18game home winning streak.

Summn G<lunlly Day........... 0 6 o o - s Deer Park............................ 10 29· ··7 7 -53 DP-Serra 57 run (Rascona kick) OP7Rascona 32 FG OP·Harrisorf 5 pass irom Beard (Rascona kick) SCD-5 run (Kick failed) DP-Goodwin 38 pass from Beard (Rascona kiciO DP-Serra 30 intcrceptiol) return {Reddish pass Rascana) DP-Grant 5 run (Rascona k_ick> ' DP-Rascona 90 kickoff return (Rascona kick) DP·Carey 8 run (Rascona k'ck) Records: DP 1-1; SCD 0-2

Indian Hill 48, Bellevue 20 Indian Hill was led by senior quarterback Mike ·. Scherpenberg, who completed 20 of 28 passes With 413 yllrds and six touchdowns. · Senior wide receiver Jake Kendall had four receiving touchdowns. 14

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,Anderson 34, Milford 0 Anderson had 413 total yards 326 of them in rushing - and held Milford to 101 total yards. Anderson senior running back Jake Davis rushed for 137 yards, Senior quarterback Brandon Taylor rushed for 97 yards and was 10-for-10 passing for 81 yards.· Milford senior middle linebacker David Presley had 13 tackles. AndersOn ................;...._...... Milford .................-..........

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A-Davis 1 run (Vortkamp kick) A-Taytor"13 run (Vortkamp kick) A-Oiyale 15 pass from Taylor (kick failed) A-Davis 18 run (Vortkamp ~ck) · A-Storey 27 run (Vortkamp kick) Records: A 1-1, M 0-2.

Lockland 35, Yellow Springs 19

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Mount Healthy piled up 342 total yards, 303 on the ground as four players ran for more than 50 yards. .. Deon Frel'!man .led· . Mount -Hea:IthyWith74yiiillson-13 cimies and a 1D. · Shroder .............................. 0 0 :0·· 0 MI. Healthy ....,..................... 14 6 13 0 M- Borden 10 run (kickfaillid) M -Garfield 39 run (McCall paSs from Godfrey) M - Freeman-6 tun (kick failed) M - Nelson 5 run (kicl( failed) M - Garfield 10 ·run (Asmeron kick) Records: M 2-0, s 0·2

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NCH 24, Taylor 7 Taylor's J ohnPalrr~n had two interceptions; one for a touchdown, and two tackles..

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tion 'with just over four minutes to go in the foUrth quarter, but the Northwest senior fullback Greg point after kick w~~ blocked. Davis rushed for 170 yards -anrl HH Wayne ..........................' .7 14. 0 7 -28 scored twice, Fairliefd ....................... :......, . 0 1 7 13 -27 Amelia ............... -................ 0 0 Norlhwest..,......:...........:....... 14 13

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N-Davls 55 run (run flilled) N-Pieasant 20 run (Flowers run} N-Dav_is 3 ru.J)..l[lpbrowski.l(ick). ·-·· •. ;·'"·.-·· --~-·-·-:.. ·N-PieasEirit 5 run (kick failed) , A-Johnson 30 pass from Boston.(k.ick failed) Records: N 1·1, A 0·2.

W-Viers 18 pass froffi Earley (Ackert kick) W-Johnson 7 run (Fickert kick)

w- Womack 55 lnterceptlo·n returh (ACkert kick)

F- Benjamin 8 pass froril Ball (Thomas ~Jck) . · ~-~ F- Moore. 36 nmll!i.Qrn.a.s...kiek~...........,-_........--klck) _ . F- Patilla 3 pass from ·Ball (Thomas kick) F- Crowe 20 interception return {kick blocked)· Records: W 1~1, F 0·2

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Wyomingl9, St. Paris Graham 14

Senior running back Josh Cody Isaacs led New Miami with Brown-Smith carried 17 times for 20 rushes for 94 yards. 140 yards and two touchdowns .. New Miami..................;...... '0 6' 0 0 -6 Senior numing backAndrewTu- Dixie .............................._. 0 7 . 7 12 -26 dor carried 21 times for 107 yards N-Pearson 1 run (pass failed) D-Wilson 8 run (Andrew kick)" · and one touchdown. D-Wilson 1 run (Ahdrews kick)

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Walnut Hills........................ · 0 0 0 0 T- Triggs 40 run (Groene kick) T· Triggs 1 run (Groene kick} · T- Noel 30 INT return (Groene kick) T· Chesky 23 pass from Martin (Groene kick) T· Burlas 1 run (kick"failed) ' T- Titlballl run {Groene kick) Rec!,}rds: T 2-0, W_0~2.

Senior running ·back Frankie Serra scored a pair of touchdowns while totaling 150 all-purpose yards. _•. DeerPark's J?en Rascomi added a -90-yard touchdown retUrn and quarterback Tyler Beard was 1.0for-18 for 180yards and two TDs.

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Deer Park 53, Summit CD 6

Harmony•••..:........ 6 814 7-35 MiamiTrace ••••••&......................... 0 14 8 0-28 MT-15 pass (Klck failed) H..Spil!er 50 interception return (Kick failed) Mf.,J_run.kick good MT- 3 run kick good H...Smith 6 run (Camron run) H...Stewart39 pass from lrby (Camron kick) MT-3 run· H-lrby 5 run (Gamron kick) H-5tewart20 pass from lrby (Camron kick) Records: H 2-0; MT 1-1.

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W-Poole 10 run (Gnlng !liCk} W-Lee 45 interception return (Gning kick) A-Williams 3 run (run fane~) W-Abemathy 5 run (Gning kick) W-Pope 1 run {Gning kick} Records: W1·1, A·0-2.

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THE ENQUIRER

friday's stars II Edgewood senior running·back Matt Timberman rushed for 126 yards on 20 c-arries in a 21-7 win over Ross_ Ill Kings senior running back Collin McCafferty had three touchdowns. He rushed 21 times for 96 yards as Kings' defeated Talawanda 29-19. ·Ill Senior Josh Brown-Smith rushed for 140 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns as visiting Wyoming defeated St. Paris Graham 19-14.

WEEK 2: PREVIEWS AND REStJL TS

Top 10 outlooks (Rankings from Enquirer coaches' polls; games. 7:30p.m. unless noted) ·

TV won't c n By Tom Groeschen E;zquirer staff writer

Division I 1. St. Xavier 12..01: Defeated Indianapolis Cathedral24-21 Friday; next: at Col. De Sales, Sept. f), 7:30 p.m. 2. Moeller 11..01: Today vs. Covington Catholic .at Paul Brown Stadium, 1 p.m.; next: atTol. De Sales, Sept 10. 3. Elder 11..01: Today vs. Massillon at Paul Brown Stadium, 4 p:m.; next: at Oak Hills, Sept. 9. 4. Colerain 10·-11: Today vs. Highlands at Paul Brown Stadium; next: vs. Tyler lee (Texas), Sept. 9. 5. Lakota East (1-1): Lost to Glen Este23"13 Friday; next: at Mason, Sept. 9. 6. Mason 11~11: Lost to Hilliard Davidson 34-10 Friday; next: vs. lakota East. Sept. 9. 7. La Salle 11·1}: Lost to Clayton Northmont 42-7 Friday; next: vs. Xenia, Sept. 9. 8. Oak Hills 12..01: Defeated Westem Hills 56-6 Friday; next: vs. Elder, Sept. 9. 9. Fairfield 10-2}: Lost to Huber Heights Wayne 28-27 Friday; next: vs. Winton Woods, Sept. 9. 10. Glen Este 12-01: Defeated lakota East 23-13 Friday; next: at Mason, Sept. 9.

.· Colerain meets Highlands on live television today (7:30p.m., Channel 19), but don't expect many "Hi, Mom!" sideline shots from the prep football superpowers. Thegamehighlightsafour-game card for the second annual i-wire· less Fox19 Prep Classic at Paul Brown Stadium, with Colerain and Highlands mor:e preoccupied with . the game. Colerain (0-1) , the reigning Division I Ohio state champion, is more concerned about winning than flashing those winning TV grins. Highlands (2-0), the defending

Kentucky Class AAA champion, is more concerned about feeling COle' rain's wrath after t;he nationally ranked Cardinals lost 7-0 to St. ,Xavier last week It is the first time Colerain and Highlands have met in football. "Being on Tv is special, butwe've got plenty of other things to think about," Colerain coach Kerry Coombs said. "Highlands is vety good, and obviously we're going to have to play a whole lot better than we did last week." Colerain, rated No. 13 nationally by USA Today, was shut out last week for.the first time in 15 years. · Junior quarterback Gruy Pride is expected to remain at quarterbackde-

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spite a rocky debut, when he went 0-for-4 paSsing with three interceptions and rushed for a net of 8yards. Highlands has blanked two Northern Kentucky opponents by a combined 70-0, but the Bluebirds step up a class - actually two - for this one. Highlands' enrollment would make it a Division ill school in Ohio, while Colerain plays in the top echelon at Division I. 'Their.overall speed and athleticism stand out," Highlands coach Dale Mueller said. "TI1ey're difficult to contain, because they've got a lot of weapons.'' Colerain-Highlands culminates the day of four games: tlil Hughes (1-0) vs. Taft (Q-1) at

10:30 a.m. The two Southwest Ohio Public League teams make their Prep Classic debuts. tlil Moeller (1-0) vs. ·Covington Catholic (2-0) at 1 p.m. Moeller has won seven state championships in Ohio, most recently in 1985. CovCath has won five Kentucky state titles, most recently 1997. 1111 Elder (1-0) vs. Massillon (1-0) at 4 p.m. Elder has won two Ohio state titles (2002 and '03). Massillon claims 22 state titles, but all C3Ille before the Ohio tournament system debuted in 1972. II Colerain (0-1) vs. Highlands (2-0) at 7:30 p.m. Colerain won its first state championship last year, while Highlands won its 16th Ken-

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Friday's scores Alter 24, Bellbrook 10 Anderson 34, Milford 0 l!!1l Bethel-Tate 8, Williamsburg 6 Ill Centerville 21, Princeton 17 1111 CCD 40, South Decatur 13 1111 CHCA 13, Madeira 12 1111 Clayton Nt>~.hmont 42, La Salle 7 Ill Clinton~Massie 23, Waynesville 14 Ill Deer Park 53, Summit 6 1111 Dixie 26, New Miami 6 1111 East Clinton 21, Goshen 6 ill East Central (Ind.) 13, Harrison 7. 1111 Edgewood 21, Ross 7 1111 Fenwick 24, Bac!in 17 ill Franklin 10, Uttle Miami 6 ill Glen Este 23, Lakota East 13 1111 Hannony 35, Miami Trace 28 (OT) · ill Hilliard Davidson 34, Mason 10 ill Hillsboro 30, Rnneytown 0 Iiiii Huber Heights Wayne 28, Fairfield 27 · ill Indian Hill 48, Bellevue 20 1111 Kings 29, Talawanda 19 Ill Lebanon 25, Campbell County 12 1111 Lemon-Monroe,49, Middletown Madison 7 Iiiii Lockland 38, Yellow Springs 19 ill McNicholas 21, loveland 7 1111 Mariemont 14, Batavia 12 . 1111 Middletown 21, Cleveland Heights 14 1111 New Richmond 35, CNE 15 IIlii North College Hill21, Taylor 7 · IIIII Northwest 27, Amelia 6 IIIII Norwood 34, Purcell Marian 27 Iiiii Oak Hills 56, Western Hills 6 1111 1111

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Sophomore quarterback F- Purcell& run (Garman ldck) F- FG Gannan 16 Chris Cason scored ori a 3: B - FG Armsten 25 ~ B- Furst 95 kick rerum (Armsten kick) yard touchdown run in over· F- Purcell 85 kick return (Garman kick) time to give Valley Vi~w a 328- Waodry? run (Armsten kick) F -.White 8 run (Gannan kick) 26 victory over Roger Bacon Records: 8 0-2, F 1-1 Friday night. Bacon (1-1) is ranked No.4 Hilliard Davids,on 34, in the Enquirer Divisions.II-VI Mason 10 area coaches' poll: Cason finished the game Mason's Matt White had . 10-of-22 passing for- 122 yards seven catches for 132 yards. and two rushing touchdowns.

Divisions II-VI 1. Indian Hi1112..0}: Defeated Bellevue 48-20 Friday; next: at Wyoming, Sept. 9. 2. Winton Woods 12..0}: Defeated lakota West 38-10 Friday; next: at Fairfield, Sept. 9. . 3. Mount Healthy 12..0}: Defeated Shrader Paideia 33-0 Friday; next: at Belmont, Sept. 10. 4. Roger Bacon 11-1}: Lost to Valley View 32-26 (OT) Friday; next: at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, Sept. 10. 5. Edgewood 12..0}: Defeated Ross 21-7 Friday; next: at Miamisburg, Sept. 9. 6. Kings 11-1): Defeated Talawanda 29-19 Friday; next: vs. Loveland, · ·Sept. 9. 7. McNicholas 11·11: Defeated -Loveland-21:7 Friday; next: at Glen~ Este, Sept. 9. 8. Loveland 11·11: lost to McNicholas 21-7 Friday; next: at Kings, Sept. 9. 9. Turpin 12..01: Defeated Walnut Hills 41-0 Friday; next: vs: Badin, Sept. 9. · 10. Wyoming (1-11: Defeated St. Paris Graham 19-14 Friday; next: vs. Indian Hill, Sept. 9.

. tucky title. VVhile Colerain-Highlands will be shown on live TV, Elder-Massillon will be shown on tape delay (llp.riJ. today, Channel19). · The TV portion begins with a one-hour special at 6:30. p.m., previewing Colerain-1-Iighlands plus highlights from the fu-sttwo games. Last year's inaugural event also featured live TV, including Moeller beating Louisville St. Xavier 43-21, Elder beating Highlands 25-15 and Colerain beating Anderson 48-10. Tickets are $15, with 90 percent · of the event proceed benefiting charities:

_ Roger Bacon............. 6 6 7 7 0 26 Valley View ........- .. ~·- 0 10 8 8 · 6 -32 R- Rocco 1 run {kicl\ faite.d) R- Roc:co 1 run (run failed) V- FG Boyd 32 V- Cason 7 run (Boyd kick) V- Moore 12 run (Beite pass from Cason) R· ToombS 9 run ( K. Raabe ~lck)

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Kings 29, lalawanda 1.9 Tony Tribble for The Enquirer

Glen Este's Todd Butts (20) rushed 18 times for 101yards Friday against Lakota East.

Thunderhaw get uchof By Tom Groeschen Enquirer staff writer

Glen Este offensive tackle Corey Steidle mopped the perspiration from his brow, thoroughly whipped· yet totally thrilled after his team thor. oughlywhipped LakotaEast23-13 on Friday night. The Trojans completely dominated the line of scrimmage, holding a 376-151edge in total yardage. 'That's what we do,'' Steidle said. 'We control the ball and eat up time, and that's how we win.:' . Most revealing was the time of possession, Glen Este holding the ball for 34 minutes, 12 seconds and Lakota East for just 12:17. Three Trojans rushed for too yards - Donnie Talbott with 19 carries for 11.1 yards and a touchdown, Matt Jacksonl5 times for 106 yards and a 1D, and Todd Butts 18 times for 101 yards. · · Glen Este (2-0), ranked No.10 in the Enquirer Division I football coaches' poll, scored a mild upset with the road win over No.5 Lakota East (1-1). 'We were out-physicaled, outtoughed and out-i:oached," lakota East coach Greg Bailie said. "111 take the blaine for all ofit. We've got some ·things to take care of." lakota East is from the Greater

Miami Conference and Glen Este fromtheFortAncientValleyConfer·ence Buckeye, and the GMC generally gets the nod as tl1e stronger league overall. "Evezybody talks about the GMC being so great, but we've proved we can be right up there·with them," Steidle said.. Butts agreed. The Trojans weren't being boastful, but just wanted to make sure their league gets the respect it is due. "We knew we were tl1e underdogs," Butts said. 'We wanted to come out and show them what the FAVC is." lakota East's cause was not helped by the loss of its quarterbacl in the first half. Nick Darland, the Thunderhawks' senior QB, threw one touchdown pass before going down with a dislocated hip with 7:52 left in the first half and the game tied 7-7. Darland will be out indefinitely. Darland electrified the partisan East crowd on the first play from scrimmage, when he threw a 58-yard 1D bomb to junior wide receiver Riley Dunlop. Darland finished 2-for4 for 62 yards passing. 'We told the kids not to let one play affect the whOle night," Glen Este coach Zak Taylor said. '111ere are 100 plays in a game, not just one.

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Ross .........- .................... 0 'h () o -1 game plan to perfection on both Campbell Co. :I;~ E· Johnson 2 run {Craycraft kick fnilled) 1111 Turpin 41, Walnut Hills 0 Enquirer contributor sides of the ball." E- Johnson 24 run (House pa~"'..l) Zach Werner had 12 carries R-Mile 2 run {Tracy kick) II Valley View 32, The Bolts didn't punt until the fiE-E!der 27 run (Craycraft kick}] for 73 yards and a touchdo\vn Records: E- 2-1, R 0-2 Roger Bacon 26 (OT) The Brian· Jacob era at La Salle. out to a 28-0 halftime lead on four nal30 seconds of the third quarter, for Lebanon. II Western Brown 50, Blanchester 30 .opened with a resounding thud Frk touchdown passes from Belton. · while Jacob didn't complete a pass Springfield North Il3, II Withrow 47, Aiken 6 day, as the Lancers, No.7 in the EnThe 6-foot-6 lefty authored a 16- until. the fourth quarter. · Lebanon....................... 0 13 6 6 -25 CampbeD County ..•••••••• 0 6 0 6 -12 II Wilmington 14, Reading 0 quirer Division I coaches' poll, were play, 76-yard scoring drive to open The lone bright spot for La Salle Hamilton 9 CC-FG Hutchins 37 1111 Winton Woods 38, lakota West 10 drifled by Clayton Norlhmont the game before a pair of catch-and- was senior fullback Bobby Burger, L-Addison 21 run (Francis kick) A fourfu..quarter ·Hamilton l-Bums 21 pass from Addison (kicK failed) 1111 Wyoming 19, St Paris Graham 14 Jacob, a junior quarterback, was runs from 56 and 36 yards. who had14 carriesfor109yards and L-Jackson 8 run (pass failed) drive was stopped by an interCC-FG Hutchins 41 KENTUCKY 3-for-ll passing for only 36 yards and Northmont's Justin Watkins had a touchdown. ception with 1:43 remaining. l-Wemer 1 run (pass failed) II Beechwood 42, Uoyd 13 three interceptions.]acob is playing llcatches for 195 yards and a score, · "I tl1ought our offense would do CC.-Browri 13 run (pass f.3ifed) Records: ll-1, 2-1 Hamilton....................... 3 0 6 0 -9 Ill Boone County 29, Scott County 27 · inplace of Tyler Sheehan, who will while A]. Combest (six catches for more, and we didn't," said Grippa. Springfield NorU•-···· .. ·• 7 6 0 0 -13 1111 Eminence at Bracken County, late beoutsixtoeightweeksafterbreak- 45 yards) and Andy Wittman (five "They shocked us with their ofH-FG Sexton 26 Hillsboro 30, Finneytown 0 S-Corner 18 pass from Young (Young -kick) lllndian Hill 118, Bellevue 40 ing his collarbone last week. for 93 yards) had two touchdowns fense, and once we got behind, we · S~Corner 31 pass from Young (:Kick failed) 111 Lebanon 25, campbell County 12 But with Northmont's Clay Bel- each. weren't ready to come from beH-Jarrett 9 run (kick failed) Hillsboro's Corey Cox ran Records: H 0-2, S 2-0. lli Ludlow 28, Grant County 12 ton torching the Lancers for 341 TheBolts~offensivelinedidafine hind." for ll6 yards and four TDs. Ill Newport 54, Dayton 18 yards and six touchdown passes, job ofkeeping LaSalle defensive end IIIINewportCentraiCatholic 25, quarterback was .the least of BenMprtrnoffofBelton. ~t.U:,O.~::::::::::::::::::::::: 1 ~ 1~ · ~ ~ -!~ fenwick24, Badin]] ~illsbeytoro ..................... ~ 1~ ~ 1~ -~ La Salle's concerns. "We ve never been in fear of the CN·Combest 12 pass from Belton (Gruber.kick) With two min.utes to. go, mn own................... • RyleHolmes 23 32 Pendleton County 10 'Tonight we got beat by a better Cincinnati schools," said. coach eN-Watkins 56 pass fmm Belton (Gruber kick) FenWI"cklinebackerSam'T'alkHCo~_l?aruG~~~~;~~dl B CN-Wittman 36 pass from Berton (Gruber kick) ~, ' team," said La Salle coach· Tom Lance Schneider. "La Salle's a great CN-Combest 15 pass from Beltlln (Gruber kick) H:Cox I run (Grooms Wck) Ill Scott 28 Carroll County 14 CN·Wittman 20 pass from Belton (Gruber kick) ers recovered a fumble that H· Cox 4 run (Grooms kick) · ' · Grippa. 'They just kicked our btitt." team, I lmow they're hurting a little CN·Myeffi 5 pass from Belton (Gruber kick) 1 d to a 35- ard dri £ th H· Cox 33 run (Grooms kick) _ _·_lllll_S_im ....'"o~n_K_e_nt_on'-4o_._H_o_ly_c_ro_ss_13_ __.:.__ :}n_e_Th_un_d_er_b_o_lt_s_(_2-_0_)_ju_m_pe~d__b_it_,b_u-"~!Lt:_·_o_ur_ki_.::od~SJ=·u"'s"-te_x_e_c_ut_e_d,_th_e_ _··-~-~~~-~~_:'c_~_~_g'_~e.L}:~J.k_''_kl---~-:___ _~_·_in_:g:::_to_u_~:_fl_d_own_~_,e..:...:r_e_ _Re-co_rd_s'_"_2.()~{-~_-~_·.-----

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Dee Anderson, director of Win- . ton Woods Riding Center, has lmown Gary Birzer since he was 10 years old. She has been around horses all her life, riding since she was 2. She got into involved in thoroughbred racing as a trainer through her husband, Bill. She remembers Gary chasing his older brother, Alex, around the River Downs backstretch on his bike. She just assumed Gary would grow up to be a jockeyAlex had begun as an exercise boy for her and soon was riding her thoroughbreds. "Alex was a natural," Gary remembers; "I had a tough time galloping horses. A lot of people didn't think I'd ever make it (as a jockey). I wasn't strong enough. When I was on the track back in · those days, the horse was in charge, not me. I remember an · out rider telling my brother one day, 'I wish your brother would wear a red helillet or something when he's out there. Then, I'd know who to avoid.' " And, so, of course, Alex found· Gary a red cover for his helmetand Garywore it. But eventually he got stronger and shed the red helmet. People from those days remember two things about Gary: the twinkle in his eyes and his spirit. He was always up in the bit, rarin' to go. "I'd leg him up on the horse (before the race) and it was like I could do it with one :finger," Anderson says. '.'Whoosh, he'd be up in the saddle." ' lillllilllllll!llli!l

Gary rode some races at River Downs in 2000, but by 2001 he was riding full time for the big money at Mountaineer Park near Chester Park, W. Va. Anderson had shipped horses there, but usually she would send in a jockey from Cincinnati. But one day she didn't have a Cincinnati jockey available, so she listed Gary as her jockey in the overnights, hoping he wouldn't have another ride in that same race by · the time she got to Mountaineer Park. · "You lmow a D. Anderson?." Garywas asked by his agent one morning. ''Yeah, I lmow Dee!" Birzer chirped. ''You don't have to worry about Dee Anderson. Her horses are as good as gold!" .

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Gary doesn't remember much about the tumble that paralyzed him the evening ofJuly 23, 2004. He remembers he was on a horse named Lil Bit of Rouge - it wasn't one of Dee's hOrses- in the 6-furlong seventh race at Mountaineer Park. He'd already had two winners that day- the 1,564th time in 6, 779 starts he had :finished in the money. · '.We were coming around the tum four-wide," he remembers. "And then my horse hit a hole and we went down.'' News accounts say he was pitched head-first into the dry dirt at 40 mph, crushing his fifth and sixth vertebrae and severing his spinal cord. He asked the gate · crew to straighten his legs; they were already straight. Amy, who was at the track that day but didn't see the fall, rode with Gary in the ambulance to the hospital. She later told a reporter she heard Gary tell one of the medics who was working on him, "No, sir, I can't feel that," and that is when she began to cry. Birzer underwent 12 hours of surgery and many months of rehabilitation. His medical bills are more than $600,000 and climbing. Trade magazine Blood-Horse observes that because the Jockeys' Guild had failed in March 2002 to renew its $1 million insurance policy covering riding accidents suffered by Guild members, Birzer is uncovered for his medical bills beyond the $100,000 paid through the Thoroughbred Racing Association's catastrophic injury policy. Gary has only partial use of his · arms. He can pick up some lightweight,things. On a shopping trip the other day, Amy was amazed when Gary pulled a bottle of launruy detergent off the shelf and in~ to the cart. He says it is a tribute to the daily three-hour rehabilitation he does at Sci-Step in Mason, one of only six such facilities in the country for spinal-cord injuries. 'They think putside the box, and so do I," Gary says. The Sci-Step staff marvels at Gary's fearlessness. There is no new exercise, no new machine, that he won't tackle. "I'm getting stronger and moving my (upper body) better by the day," he says. "I want to be able to pickup my daughter and bounce her on my lmee." · His daughter, Robyn, is 3. lllllliUJl 1111

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The Bengals' larry Stevens runs the ball in for a touchdown in the third quarter as teammates Herana-Daze Jones and Brandon Williams bring up the rear Friday night at Paul Brown Stadium.

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Gary Birzer is helped off his horse by Dee Anderson. They previously worked together when he was a jockey anq she was a trainer.

On that first day at Wmton Woods Riding Center in June, Some of the items that will be auc-. Gary lasted only ~couple of minutes on the horse. He was barely tioned include: B Saddle towel from 2005 Kentucky able to make it around the small paddock area. He was spent, and Derby winner Giacomo so were all the handlers, including B Ha Iter worn by superstar stallion Dee. Storm Cat Normally, she is not an emo111978 Belmont Stakes program (Affirmed vs. Alydar) autographed by . tiona! person. But that day, it took all she had to hold it together. LatTriple Crown-winning jockey Steve . er, when her husband, Bill, teleCauthen · 1m Two tickets to the Kentucky Derby phoned to ask how it went, she refused to answer. and Kentucky Oaks with a two-night "Gotta go, she said. "Call you hotel stay back later." And then she put down the phone.and cried. On~mne

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It is Saturday, Aug. 27. Sarah, a 12-year-old black-andwhite pinto; is ready. Handler Monique Kennedy, a volunteer, is at but it wasn't River Downs and it her side.- · Gary sits in his wheelchair at wasn't Mountaineer Park- when the top of the mo11nting stand. Bill she got the call: "Gary went down. He's been se- Anderson reaches. under his shoulders and Dee under his riously hurt." She made some .calls when she lmees, and Bill calls out "One, ·two, three," and up comes Gary inarrived home in Okeana. Gary was in good hands; his family was to the saddle. With considerable withhim. . effort, Gary scooches himself into position; and off they go. · Dee kept up with Gary's pro.gressthrough his family for severA half-mile ride . Thanks to hi~? rehab work, Gary . a! months but then lost track of has been able to gain the upperhim for six months when he was body strength necessary to hold . transferred back home to West onto the metal bar in the specially Virginia. He had been in Pittsburgh for surgery and rehab. made saddle that keeps him cenLast year, a friend of Dee's tered and in control. . He notices that even though his · handed her a clipping from a newspaper: Winton Woods Riding legs don't receive signals from his brain anymore, his feet go into the Center needed a director. Dee, who already had backed stirrups on their own, thanll's to the electro-stimulation at Sci-Step off her busy training schedule, and his many years as a jockey. wasr1't interested. Gary's injury Amy and 3-year-old Robyn, had taken the heart out of her, alhand in hand, trail the team. Amy thOttgh she still was training fiv:e horses. She liked being her own does not.like the spotlight and would be perfectly happy to be boss. Then one day, after talking with neither pictured n:or quoted in tlris her family, she decided she was story. But she has been a rock for ready for a change. Slie made the her husband. "Gary is one lucky guy to have call, gotthejob .. Thatwas in No.Arily," Dee says. . vember. Not long thereafter, she was sit"I've been blessed," Gary adting in a room full of volunteers mits. 'What if Amy hadn't said 'yes who are part ofWmton Woods'. when I asked her on that first Special Riders Progrilm when the date? We went to Gold Star Chili. I SRP clirector, Val Dauwe said: was so nervous, I don't even re· 'We have to decide on this one -if member what I ordered!" When Gary, Amy, Ro_byn and . we can do it. We've never had one like this befoi:e. It is an ex-jockey Dee reach the Birzer family car in who was injured in an accident.'' the parking lot at Winton Woods, Dee could feel goose bumps Amy sits on the front of Gary's wheelchair with her back to her rise on her arms. husband. He reaches his arms Gary Birzer? What was Gary Birzer doing back in Cincinnati? across her shoulders, locks his "We're taking him," Dee anhands in front of her and squeeznounced .."It's Gary Birzer, isn't es. She rises to her feet easUy and it?" And then, she repeated, ''We're Gary comes right up with her, ridtaking him~" · . ing piggy,back. She swivels grace"How did you lmow it was Gary fully and sets him gently on the front seat. She secures the belt' of Birzer?" Dauwe asked: "Because he was my jockey," the car seat around Robyn and Dee answered. · . then settles into the driver's seat. llilllllillllillll Off they go. Tnne for more reGnry had returned to Cincim1ati hab in Mason. . lli!llllllllmiill . in November to be near his wife's It's Gary's call whether he rides family. It was right about the time Dee took the job at Winton Sunday at River Downs in a bene· Woods. Neither one lmewthe oth- fit being held for him. er one was there.· · As of!ast Saturday, he hadn't yet decided if he would ride. When Gary got a phone call "It's up to Gary," Dee says. from Dee after sheleamed he was in tor~rm, he. figured she was just "He's not some spectacle." calling to check up on him. Gary says he might ride. If the weather's good, if he feels good, "Dee, what are you up to?" he yes, he might ride. asked, brightly.. "I am the new director of the But everybody who lmows Winton Woods Riding Center!" Gaty, lmows Iris story, lmows this she practically shouted. "And you as well: Gary doesn't have to ride are coming here to ride!" to be a winner anymore. Not with Gary laughs at his imitation of that heart, not with that wife, not Dee's squeal. He and Dee crack with that daughter. Not with Dee up at the memory. Anderson. . li!lliilli¥11!1111 Dee wraps her arms around When Gary arrived at the riding Gary, hugs him, kisses the side of center in June, he didn't lmow his face, whispers something in his ear.. ' what to expect. Neither did Dee. "I've legged you up on winners "Today, forward," she says. - do you want me to leg you up "I love you.'' now?'' Dee asked him. have anybody else,"

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his first appearance since the pre- was recovered by Wilkins to snuff season opener three weeks ago, a Colts drive. ' fense had four takeaways. · made all five of his extra-point atWide receiver Kevin Walter left With Palmer and two starting tempts in the first half. He suffered in the second quarter after stretchlinemen, center Rich Braham and a groin injury early in training fug high for a Krenzel pass. Watleft taclde Levi Jones, out of tl1e camp. ter, who suffered a mild concusgame, backup quarterback Jon Starting free safety Madieu Wil- sion, wobbled as he jogged off the Kitna led an eight-play, 89-yard liamsalsomadehisfirstpresea.son ·field. . · touchdown drive that gave the appearance after dealing \vith .· The Bengals had the ball 'for - ·Bengalsa 21-0 lead early in the sec- hamstring and back injuries. 19:53 in the first half and gained · ond quat1:er. The Bengals' defense allO\'Ved 346 yards to ll3 for the Colts. 'We wanted to come out and be .one first down in tl1e first threQ Incrisp," Palmer said; "It was kind of dianapolis possessions. Of course, E-mail mcurnutte@enquirer.com · atuneup." ·Sorgiplayedquarterback,notPey- Indianapolis .................... o o o 0-0 3-38 Some first-team Bengals often- ton Manning. Manning, in full·uni- Cincinnati......................... 14 14 ·1 First Quarter sive highlights: form, led his team off the field at C!n-R. Johnson 3 nm (Graham kick), 10:30. ... Cin-Houshmandzadeh 14 pass from Palmer (Graham · 11!1 Rudi Johnson ran seven halftime. times for 40 yards, inCluding a 3At least eight Bengals roster kick), 5:09. Second Quartel' Cin-J. Johnson 5 run {Graham kick), 14:23. yard touchdown run. He also had a spots were up for grabs Friday, Cin-Peny 24 run (Graham kick}, 6:37. Third Quarter 26-yard reception on a screen pass. The Bengals will cut the roster Gin-StEvens 45 interceptioo return (Graham kick), I§ Palmer was 6-for-7 passing to the mandatOiy 53 players today. 11:38. for 107 yards, including a 14-yard Craig Krenzel gotthe first look Cln-FG waney 38 , ~~~oih Quarter touchdown pass to T.J. Housh- · in the battle for the third quarterA-59,781. lnd Cin mandzadeh. Palmer had a perfect back job with Casey Bramlet. He Fi~tdowns.................................. 11 25 230 444 passer rating Ofl58.3. WaS 2-for-7 passing for 18 yards. Total Net Yards.............................. Rushes-yards ..................;............. 25~77 . 33-198 · 11!1 Houshmandzadeh had two Bramlet was 5-for-9 for 42 yards. Passing...... .. 153 246 receptions for 62 yards and one Cornerback Brandon Willi<uns ~'~~~e~~~~~~ .. :::::::::::::::::: ::: 7 }4~ 1:~~ -.t;Ush for 9 yards. ·made an open-field taclde on a Interceptions Ret .... :............. :....... o.o 1-45 "" · bac1( Chns · p erry · Comp-Att-lnt.. .................:............. ·13-24-1 18-32-0 "" Runnmg punt return but was. beaten for a 41- sacked-Yards Lost......................... 1-9 2-1o had 57 rushing yards, including a yard Colts pass completion. Punts.............:.......: .......,:.,........... 5-49 4-41.5 Fumbles-LOst................................ 3-3 · o-o 24-yard touchdown run that gave Rookie wide receiver Tab Perry Pe~oJues-Yords ............................. 4-29 7-92 40 33 the Bengals a 28-0 lead with 6:37 returned on kickoff for 20 yards TimeorPossesslonrNoiviDiiAtsTAns~~ :2° left in the second quarter. He also but couldn't pull in an off-target RUSHING-Indy, cartllon 13-so, wa11.9-16, Artll 1-8, . . Sorgi 1-7, Pearson 1-(minus 4). Cincinnati, Wilson 12-69, C. ·ha·d·34 yardson two receptions. -·-· -Kitna pass in-the second quarter. · cperry. 1-.s1, ·R. -Johnson -7·40,--J: -Johnson H9, 11 Starting right ·tackle ·Willie Safety Ifeanyi Ohalete, ·signed Hous~=~~G~n~::9 ·s~:~'~:i7~i-~;,''~~ 5•7•0•58. Anderson and starting tight end Tuesday, made a good impression Cincinnati. Palmer 6-7-D-107, Kitna 5-9-0-89, Krenze1· · ll d th 2-7-0..18, Bramlet 5-9-0-42. Reggie Ke y rna e eir presea- inhisfirstBengalsappearanceand RECEIVING-Inctv, walters 4-73, Moorehead 4-30, · · S Standeford 2-8, Utecht 1-40, Hartsock 1-9, Aetcfler 1-2. . SOn debUtS an d pIaye d th e firSt rnade a bIgger nnpreSSIOn on or- Cincinnati, Hen~ 4-79, C. Johnson 4-21, Houshmandzadeh three series. gi. Ohalete sacked Sorgiin the sec- 2-62, c. Peny 2-34, R. Johnson 1-26, Russell HD. waller lllll Kicker Shayne .Graham, in ond quarter, forcing a fumble that 1-9• ~i::o1~!ig~g~~il~·,:•ny 1' 3'

Dau erty: Bengals easily win Fake· Game 4, learn nothing From Page Cl.

But they couldn't tackle. Indy had already played four fake games. The Colts trotted out two of their 22 starters. Most of the Bengals first-teamers played two series. Judging a football team by how it does in Fake Game 4 is like judging Jeff Gordon's driving by how he does at a pjt stop. But let's give it a shot. Carson Palmer completed a couple horizontal passes to Chad Johnson and a TD strike to T.J. Houshmandzadeh. He had a 48yarder to· Chris Henry against a Colts defensive back who got permission from his principal to miss his high school game. Chris Perry ran really fast. He played way-y-y too much. The new safety, Ifeanyi Ohalete !mocked Colts QB Jim Sorgi into next week, when no one picked up the blitz. All that action, in the first half alone. How did we maintain our composure?

"I've actually forgotten about you can almost see the smoke- .' this game," said Chad Johnson., screen. 30 minutes after it ended. "It w·as The reality is, in their three a good feeling, but it didn't ml'an previousfal~:e games, the Bengals anything." . were underwhelming. In what is "A little tuneup," Palmer called supposed to be the most repreit. "Get in, get out, get some work sentative test the Eagles perdone." folJiled full cranial surgery. Or, as "Nobody's hurt. That's the Lewis put it,. 'We got our heads main thing,': said John Thornton. kicked in." This no way for a playHow's that for your 47 bucks at off-expectant team to perform. the low end? The leap from 8-8 to 10-6 is TI1e Bengals have issues. It greater than from 3-13 to 8-8. It's has been a testy summer for like shaving the last three strokes third-year coach Marvin Lewis, from a handicap, to get to · who lmows the future is now. For scratch. When the curtain cliillbs any NFL team, Year 3 is the end for real in Cleveland next Sunday of the rebuilding and the begin- "Pepto Week," to quote Grandning of something better. How master Quote, aka Chad Johnson good do you feel about the some- -do all the questions magically · thing better? · disappear? Lewis has called out HoushYou got no answers Friday mandzadeh and Le'viJ ones. H~ night. The B'engals whipped up criticized the holdout, David Pol- . on the young men of the Indialack. He cut Peter Warrick. Ht: . napolis Fife and Driun Corps .. said players needed to stop read· How impressive. ing their flattering press. Lewis has said "we'll be :fine" enough, E-mail pdaugherty@enquirer.com

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Division I 1. St. Xavier (2·0): Defeated Indianapolis Cathedral 24-21 Friday; next: at CoL De Sales, Sept. 9. 2. Moeller 12·0): Defeated Covington Catholic 16-6 at Paul Brown Stadium; next: atTol. De Sales, Sept. 10. 3. Elder 11·11: . Lost to Massilc ' ion 35-31 at Paul. Brown Stadium, 4 p.m.; next: at Oak Hills, Sept. 9. 4. Colerain (1~1): Defeated Highlands 45-14 at Paul Brown Stadium; next: vs. Tyler tee (Tex~ · as), Sept. 9. 5. Lakota East 11-11: Lost to Glen Este 23-13 Friday; next: at · Mason, Sept. 9. . · 6. Mason (1-11: lost to Hilliiud Davidson 34-10 Friday; next: vs. Lakota East, Sept. 9: · .7. La Salle 11·11: Lost to Clayton Northmont 42-7 Friday; next: vs. Xenia, Sept. 9. 8. Oak Hills 12.01: Defeated Western Hills 56-6 Friday; ·next: vs. Elder, Sept. 9. · 9. Fairfield J0·21: Lost to Huber Heights Wayne 28-2 7 Friday; next: vs. Winton WOods, Sept. 9. 10. Glen Este 12·0): Defeated . · Lakota East 23-13 Friday; next: at Mason, Sept. 9.

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CovCath twice comes up empty in red. zone

With two minutes remaining in gled. rm just going down the line." · zone only to .be fumed away. In the his team's game against Covington Scoring was at a premium in the third· quarter, CovCath had a firstCatholiconSaturdayatPaulBrown second game of the i-wireless/ aud-goal from the 1-yard line, but SU!dium, Moeller coach Bob Cra- FOX19 Prep .Classic. The two the Crusaders stuffed CovCath · ; ble turned to his sideline and yelled teams, eachranked second in their quarterback Drew Ellison on· four to no one in particular, "Get the respective Enquirer coaches' poll straight plays to take possession. freshman ready!" (Ohio and Kentucky), struggled to Early in the fourth quarter the ColoRyan Sunderman, the unnamed kick at the stadium's narrow up- nels drove to the Moeller 15, but the underclassman - his name wasn't rights. CovCath missed a field goal Crusaders· sacked Ellison on third even listed on the roster- stepped and an extra point. Two different down, setting up a missed field onto the field and kicked a 31-yard Moeller kickers were off target - goal. . :field goal, sealing the Crusaders' one missed a field goal, another al1 "That's just something that's go16-6 victory and ending a defensive . extra point - ·leading to .Sunder- ing to happen," CovCath coach stalematethatlastednearlythe.en- man'schance. John Rodenberg said. "We're a tire second half. · Both. teams' defenses com- spread offense and Drew's going to ''We decided t.o dress (Sunder- pounded offensive 'miscues with have to run it." man) this week," Crable said. · timely plays. Twice in the second Ellison didn't have much of a ".. _,Our other two gt1ys had strug- half the Colonels entered .the red chance. Moeller sacked the senior

QB 11 times on the day, handicapping CovCath's normally high-powered offense, a gystem that had totaled 87 points in two games. · "We knew he was a shifty guy and that he made the offense go," Moeller linebacker Brian Neal said of Ellison. "We just kept filling our gaps 3IJd giving him trouble." . Moeller outgained the Colonels 326 yards to 132;and it was evident early on tha:t Saturday would not be ariother offensive show for CovCath. Th.e Colonels· struggled through their first two possessions, allowing four sacks in eight plays while netting negative-30 yards. But on their third possession,

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Divisions II~VI 1; Indian Hill (2.0): Defeated Bellevue ·48-20 Friday; next: at Wyoming, Sept. 9. 2. Winton Woods 12.01: Defeated Lakota West 38-10 Fnday; next: at Fairfield, $ept. 9... 3. Mount HeaHhy (2.01: Defeated Shrader Paideia 33-0 Friday;. next: at Bei{Tlont, Sept. 10. 4. Roger Bacon 11·11: Lost to Valley View 32-26 (OT) Friday; next: at Akron .St. Vincent-St. Mary, Sept· 10· 5. Edgewood (2·0): Defeated Ross 21-7 Friday; next: at Miamis-

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Elder and Massillon Washington -two of the most storied high school football programs in Ohiometforthefirsttimesince1956Saturday in the i-wireless/FOX19 Prep Classic at Paul Brown Stadiurn. UnfortunateIy for Elder, it remained winless (0-5 all time) s 9 against Massillon as senior cornerbu~: .:~~ ll-1): Defeated Talaback Troy Ellis had :five intercepwanda 29-19 Friday; next: vs. lions and a fumble recovery for a .··loveland, ~-- --~~c;:u:r!o . 7. McNicholas 11·1): Defeated Ellis had only three career interloveland 21-7 Friday; next: at Glen ceptions the past three seasons: Este, Sept. 9. The good news for Elder is that · 8. Loveland 11-11: Lost to it scored 24 unanswered points in McNicholas 21-7 Friday; next: at the second halt Too bad Massillon Kings, Sept. 9. · scored 35 in the first three quar9. Turpin 12·0): Defeated Walters. Elder had seven tnrnovers. nut Hills 41-0 Friday; next: vs. BaThe giune wasn't as close.as the dlri, Sept. 9. firial score indicated, as Massillon · 10. Wyoming 11·11: Defeated led35-7attheendofthethirdqi.tarSt. Paris Graham 19-14 Friday; ter. next: vs. Indian Hill, Sept. 9. Elder rallied thanks to a Kyle Rudolph 1D catc11 and two rushing 1Ds by senior quarterback Nick Schedule Zeiser. (All games at 7:30p.m. "Not too many teams would less noted) The Enquirer/Tony Jone.'> comli! back like that," Massillon FRIDAY first-year coach Tom Stacy said. Elder's Ryan Smithmeyer is· covered by Massillon Washington's Trey Miller during the fourth quarter of OHIO "'They're a great program." . th~ i-wireless/FOX1,9 Prep Classic atPaul BrownStaC!_ium .. .Nonleague Despite Zeiser's six intercepAlter at Beechwood The game wasn'tas close in the. went .77 yards on eight plays in "I give Elder credit and Coach tions, Elder coach Doug Ramsey Ross at Amr;Jiia Ramsey," Stacy said. 'The kids said he was proud of the second- firsthalf. Massillon. (2-0) dominat- 2:57. ed the running game and frustratOn the third play of the second· ' didn't quit. They played hard to thQ lakota West at Anderson half effort QY the Panthers (1-1). "He '(Zeiser) is a tough. kid," ed the Elder offense. half, junior Bdan Gamble broke end of it." Badin atTurpin Ramsey said. "He could've folded Massillon, which changed over loose at midfield and ran unElder will visit rival Oal' HillS; Batavia at Bethel-Tate it, but he came back and made a to a 3-4 defense this season under touched for a 50-yard touchdown (2-0) on Friday. Talawanda &tDayton Carroll whole bunch of big plays. I don't Stacy, forced a turnover on Elder's to give Massillon a21-0 lead. Erie McDowell at Chaminade-Juknow too many teams in the state second possession. Gamble scored again on a 3- ~:~~~.~-~.~..~~.~:~~~.~.::::::: 1~ ~ 2~ 2: :~i lienne Ellis returned a fumble 20 yards yard nmwith 59 seconds left in the MW.:.EJiis 20 fumble recovery (Schott kick) of Ohio that would've fought back Clinton.Massie at East Clinton 11 run (Schott kick) for a score at 5:47 to make it 7-0. third to ·make it 35-7. He finished MW-HuU1 the way we did." MW-Gamble 50 run (Schott kick) Colerain vs. Tyler Lee (Texas) at MW-Nicholson 13 run (Schott Kicl{) On Massillon's next series, juwith 147 yards on 12 carries. RJJ.msey said he won't fault ZeisColumbus, 9 p.m. E-Ramstetter 25 pass from Zeiser (Siell1e kick) er for throwing into coverage. He nior quarterback Bobby Huth (9- · Massillon was making its sec- MW-Gamb!e 3 run ~Schott kick) Edgewood at Miamisburg . 2 p_ass from Zeiser (S!efke kick) finished 20-of-41 for· 252 yards. of-18, 120. yards) scored on an ll- · ond appearance in Cincinnati with E-Rudolph E-Zeiser 2 run (Zeiser run) · Elder at Oak Hills 7 run (Siefke kick) Ramsey ·said the Panthers must yard touchdown run on third down Stacy. He was an assistant in 1990 E-Zelser . Winton Woods at Fairfield improve on tackling and on reduc- that capped the Tigers' drive to. when th'e Tigers beat Covington E-Safely Records: MW .2-0, E 1-1. Fenwick at Lebanon mal,eit 14-0 at halftime. Massillon Catholic at Riverfront Stadium, ing turnovers. Franklin at Greenville McNicholas at Glen Este Hamilton at Trotwood-Madison Troy Christian at Harmony Harrison at Sycamore Loveland at Kings Xenia at La Salle briefly.·· From PageB1 Lakota East at Mason Cecil has had shoulder probWaynesville at Lemon-Monroe lems, and fellow senior. Hudepohl the credit" Milford at Little Miami· Sherrer carried 10 times for 104 replaced him early in the game. Lima at Middletown yards, and junior Trammell WJ.!~ · Hudepohl also was knocked out of: Preble Shawnee at Middletown Iiams carried seven times for 82 the game late in the third quarter Madison · yards. and a 1D. with an undisclosed injury. Purcell Marian at Northwest Colerain senior guard· Connor · The Cardinals fired the first salNorwood atWalnut Hills Sinith, who has conimitted to Ohio vo in the person of Clifford, who St. Xavier at Columbus St. FranState, said Colerain had a tough .raced 86 yards to score on a punt cis De Sales week of practice. return 6:20 into the game. Zanesville at Wilmington '~We always work hard, but what Still, Highlands was within 17-14 Woodward at Withrow we really found out was that the as late as 1:36 left in the first half:. CHL world! .doesn't stop turning just beColerain broke the game open, .cause you Jose,'~ Smith said. "It's . Reading at Deer Park ·with a 21-0 third quarter. · betterr to lose in Week One than Madeira at Finneytown 'This game was lot closer than Week li, and we learned from it." Indian Hill at Wyoming the score will indicate," Coombs: Coilerain -simply had too much said. Mariemont at Taylor . MVC speed ana athletiCism. Mueller found a silver lin.i.Ugf(.)r· 'They do have.some fast, athletHighlands. CHCA at Cincinnati Christian ic guys, but so do we," Highlands '{The last. three times we won North College Hill atlockland coach Dale Mueller said. 'They the state title we went 14-1, and our New Miami at Summit have some depth, too, and that's a . The Enquirei;Tony Jones one loss was to' Elder each time," SOPL-American plus for them:" he said. "Now we'll try to do it with Colerain's Henry Lemons brings down Highlands' Mike Schrade. Colonel White at Dayton Dunbar Mueller was on the sidelines for Colerain defeated :the Bluebirds 45-14 at Paul Brown Stadium. one loss to Colerain." · Hughes at Western Hills the first time this season. He was MML-North Colerain entered the year ran- ·Colerain.............................. lfigi!Jands.......................... o 14 o o· -14 suspended by .the Kentucky High lion, the score coming on a 68-yard 7 .17 21 0 -45 stebbins at Springboro School Athletic Association for bomb to tight end Ben Guidugli ill ked No.1 in the Enquirer's Ohio ar- C·Ciilford 86 puntretum (Schulte kick) SBC·American . Highlnnds' first two games, as part the second quarter. Guidugli had ea Division I poll but fell to No. 4 ~:~~~~~~~':a';ass from Hudepohl (Batlliany kick) ·Western Brown at CNE of the punishment for using an in- five catches for 113 yards. after losing to St: X. Highlands is c-sherrer 5 run (Schulte kick) · , the Northern TTentucky H-Simons 5 pass tmm Schrade (Batlliany kick) New Richmond at Goshen eligibl~ player last season. Coombs -on Highlands: No..1 ill l~ ._ c:Pride 19 run (Schulte klck) .C·Williams 60 run (Schulte kick) SBC-National Bluebirds quarterback Chad 'They're good. They've got a great rankin.gs. C-Pride 5 run (Schulte kick) · · Williamsburg at Blanchester Hudepohl was 5-for-13 passing for chance of being in the state chamHighlands' regular. quarter-· . C·Sherrer IB run (Schulte kick) 1 1 2 1 -back, Chase Cecil, played only Records: c " ''H " • ----~~--'--'---.c....:-e.J--..::!9:Q.8Y<IJards with a 1D and an hltercep- pionship game again."

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Taft could have folded Saturday · after Hughes took a six-point lead on a 33-yard touchdown pass that bounced off two Senators defenders and into the hands of the Big Red's Clyde Robinson. ButTaft quickly regrouped, clos. ing the game with 20 unanswered points to top its Southwest Ohio Public School League foe 26-12 in the opener of the i-wireless/FOX19 ~cPrep~Classic SaturdllY-··-at Paul Brown Stadium. "Our coaches sort of laughed, because we were in the right position to make the play," Taft coach Mike Martin said of Robinson's catch. "We just said, That's OK, we'll come back and make it up,' and they did." Senator quarterback; De'Ante Ware, a senior' transfer from Cleve. land, spearheaded the comeback with three 1D passes, all in the second half, and 125 yards through the air on 6-of-ll passing. · Taft's victory made for a· sweet homecoming of sorts for Martin, a former Bengal (198:3-89) who played at the old Riverfront Stadium. "It's a real good win for us," Martin said. "For them to have the opportunity to play where the professionals play, that's a feeling I hope they never forget." ·. Taft (1-1) overcame a disastrous first series, in which it surrendered three straight sacks- two by Jeff Lazendy - to tie the gmne 6-6 on Greg Lewis' 2-yard run ¥rith 1:31left in the first quiui:er. . That score was set up by a 36yard strike to Aric Evans inside the · Hughes5. . . Ware spread his TD passes to three different, receivers, repeated- . ly exploiting the Senators' size ad- vantag~ against the Hughes defensive backfield: The 6-foot-2 Evans had. two catchesJor 57 yards, while speedy senior Eddie Gray had thnie receptions for 45 yards. 'Bry;~n Richardson had a 23-yard 1D catch as well. "My receivers seemed like they wanted it more than the' defensive backs," ware said. 'They went out and got passes thatweren'tperfect, but they made me look good;'' Taft's. Devon Trotter had 60 of the Senators' 204 rushing yards on 10 carries. Hughes drove to the Taft 7-. toward the end of the second quarter before Big Red juruor quarterback David BraQley was sacked oy Shawn White on fourth down. Hughes'· offense continued to stall in the second half as well, managing just 74 yards of total offense over the final two quarters. Bradley was 14-for-28 with 134 yards passing and· two interceptions. Montez Patterson rushed for on• ly 15 yards in the second half after getting 58 before halftime. "We couldn't run the ball in the second half, and I'm not sure why," Hughes coach George Kontsis said. "Quite frankly, a couple of our big guns didn't step up today." Hughes................................ 6 0 6 0

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Sabard.ay's stars 111!11 Moeller senior RB Martez WiUiams rusl!red for 131 yards on 18 carries in the Crus.aders' 38~6 win over Withrow. Ill St. Xavier senior DB Brad Brookbank had two interceptions to lead the Bombers' 7-0 shutout of top-ranked Colerain.

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After its Greater Catholic league South Division rivals set a lofty precedent, the Elder football team held up its end of the bargain Saturd<ty night. . The Panthers, with a late drive, defeated Wayne 21-14 to complete a GCL sweep in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at Nippert Stadium. GCLSouth rivals La Salle, Moeller and St. Xavier won in imP.ressive fashion· in the event's first three games. . "It's a good league," Elder coach Doug Ramsey said. "It was a good showing for us. I knew going into the season it was going to be tough in the GCL. This bodes well." Things did not seem to bode

Join La Salle, Moeller, St. X by winning Saturday well for Elder during parts of Satur- · the field on that drive." day's fourth quarter. Wayne, the · Early, who threw for 240yards, top-ranked Daytori,area school, led the Waniors back down the twiceappearedclosetotakingcon- field··for a 31-yard field goal with trol of the game in the period. · 1:58 remaining that made the score But each time, -Elder quarter- 21-14, but any legitimate hopes of a backNick Zeiser shut the door. Wayne comeback were stopped After Wayne closed Elder's lead when the Waniors' onside kick to14-llona25-yardscramblefrom was recovered by- who else?-· quartei'back Alex Early, Elder an- Zeiser, who. took a tremendous hit swered with !114-play, 64-yard drive on the play.' · that ate up nearly eight minutes of After the game, Ramsey raved . about his. quarterback's performthe fourth quarter. Zeiser accouilted for 52 yards anceinhisfirstvarsitystartatthe · the pOSSeSSIOn ' ·rushin · dunng . g an d . pOSl'tion. throwing, a,rid hecapped the drive ''You know why he was in there with a 6-yard touchdown run. (on the onside kick)?" Ramsey "(Wayne)wasjusttired,"Zeiser asked. "Because he's tough. We said. "Our line did a gre?t job, knew if anyone was going to catch pushing us and pushing us down. that ball, he could."

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e' TDs come in V,ariety of ways Asked ifhe could. do anything else on the fi.eld, Redwine joked that Crable could've put him in on defense. Pat Redwine couldn't remember Ti1e same jubilation could.not be when he had scored a touchdown found as Wrthrowplayers exited Nipthree different wzys in a game. pert Stadium. It was a rude awakenIn other words, Saturday wasn't ing for the program's Dj.vision I deexactly a struggle for the Moeller se- but.Ti1e Tigers are ranked No. 10 in nior quarterback. the area poll. Redwine rushed for one TD, Withrow coach Doc . Gamble caught another and threw for a third . didn't make excuses. He said his - all in the first half ,.. as Moeller, players and coaching staff were over- ranked~N<r.--3 itrtheEnqlliretDivi:··matched·-gat:tlidaY";-''But·.invill be·~ sion I area coaches' poll, defeated fixed iightaway," Gamble said. Withrow 38-6 Saturday at Nippert Down 31-0 at halftime; the Tigers Stadium. .scored with 3:50 left in the third Moeller had 386 yards of offense when junior quarterback Bryant compared to 156 for Witlrrow. . Thomas found senior wide receiver The Tigers couldn't get into a Stan Thornton. Thomas was 13-of-22 rhythm offensively as junior quarter- passing for 126 yards but had three back Bryant Thomas was sacked interceptions. twice in the first two possessions. One bright spot for Withrow was Moeller had no trouble on its first senior wide receiver Jamar Howard; series, goirig 52 yards on rline plays who had six catches for 62 yards. to set up Redwine's touchdown run. Asked what Withrow c?uld ~e ·Senior running back Martez Wil- from Saturday, Gamble srud desptte Iiams was consistent - rushing for losing some pride, it could be a les131 yards on 18 carries. Williams had- son for later this season. a 34-yard run on a third down in the "It lets us know where we are at firstquruter to set up the Crusaders' and how far we need to go," Gamble second touchdown. said. "And what level of competition For the game, the Crusaders (1~) it really takes to be one of the elite were 6-of-13 on third-down conver- teams in Cincinnati." sions compared to Withrow's2-of-12. Moeller might be at the elite level ''We did some real good things of- this season. Moelleris ranked No. 44 fensively," Moeller coach Bob Cra- nationally by the Sporting News and ble said. 'The kids really got after it." was a preseason favorite to win the It was the first play of the second ·Greater Catholic League-South cliviquarter tl1at proved mo>)t enjoyable sion. for Redwine. Crable said it is premature to beJunior wide receiver William Sort- gin tlunkingofwhatliesahead in the er took a pitch from Redwine and GCL South, but at least one coach threw back to him along the sideline thinks Moeller is a state championfor a 33-yard score. It was ~dwine's ship-caliber team. 'They are defenfirst career touchdown reception. sively," Gamble said. ''Well, back in the day my twin . brother (Sean) ma:yhave hitme," Pat· Wdlmn"-----·:..--... o· 0 60 70 Moeller ....;.....--·--·-"'" 14 .17 said of a pickup game when he M~P. Rccwine 3 run (Moorman kick) M-Bachrl~Bn 11 pass trom Redwine {Moorman kick} caught touchdown. M-P. Redwine 33 pass from &l~r(Moorman kick) 1 run (Moorman kfck) ,Redwine (7-of-16 passing, 101 M-Burnndt M-FG Mohrman 21 yards, ·one interception) said the play W-lhamton 29 pass from Thomas (Gning kick) 51un (Hook kick) didn't work during practice because M-Hatl Records: M 1-0, W0-1. the defense anticipated the trickery.

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offense, running the ball, as I did last year," Zeiser said. "I think it mighttake me C\ week or two to get fully comfortable in the pocket." Patrkk Williams, who took over for Zeiser, at running back, rari for 110 yards on 22 canies. The game marked the firsttime Elder had played Wayne since beating the Waniors 31-3 in the 2002 regional semifinals. The Panthers went onto win the Division I state title, the first in the program's history and first of two straight championships.

Wayne opened the game's scaring in the. first quarter when Josh Fickert kicked a 25-yard field goal. Elder answered quickly with a five-play, 67-yard drive capped by a 23-yard touchdown pass from Zeiser to a wide-open Nick Olthaus. The extrll point was blocked, forcing the Panthers to go for a twopoint conversion after ·their next score, an 18-yard Zeiser run. The senior quarterback then hit tight end Jake McQullide for the wayne................................. 3 0 0 11 _14 conversion,givingEldera14-3half- Elder ................................... G s o 7 ..21 ti'me 1ead· W..: Ficllert 25 field goal . E- Ollllaus 23 pass f>om Zeiser (KICK bloched) Zeiser, who was Elder's fea- w·E-ze~serlB run <McQuaide passrromzerser Early 25 nm (Cleveland pass from Early). tured running back last season, ac- ·· E- Zeiser 6 run (Sr.er"" kick) counted for 225 yards of total of- W-Rckert 32 fieldgoar. · fense. · -'--~--------"I feel just as comfortable in the E-mail rernst@enquirer.com

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lose·QB to injury Sheehan breaks his collarbone By Carey Hoffman Enquirer ca?ttributar

For 46 minutes Saturday, La Salle showed every sign of being a complete football team: •But what happened in the final two minutes could leave the Lancers incomplete for an . extended period of time. · Starting quarterback Tyler Sheehru1, who had thrown for 152 yards and four touchdowns, was hit hard tryfug to scramble away from pressure from the Sycamore defense. What looked like a minor injury. when· he · walked off the field · under his own power turned into a big . question mark for La Salle after tl1e game, when an initial diagnosis - a · · broken collarbone -became known by the team. The injury made for a disherutening ending to an otherwise impressive 35-7 ·vidory in the :first game of the Skyline. Chili Crosstown Showdown event Saturday at Nippert Stadium. "It leoks like it's his collarbone," said La Salle coach Tom Grippa; try· ing to make his WliY over to talk to Sheehan, who sat on the bench with his pads off, ice on his left shoulder andhisleftarminasling. "lbisistwo years in a row that we've lost a bigtime quruterback early in the year." h·onically, the reason Sheehan · - --was consiaetecrai.fuown commodiJY' for La Salle this season was because he got the chance to prove himself~ and performed remarkably well last season, when senior Anthony Kummer went out with a Mist injury in tl1e third week of the season. Sheehan played so impressively over the three games that Kummer missed that Bowling Green accepted an oral commitment from him before his senior season had started. La Salle's passing game looked as good as ever early on, as The combination of Sheehan and Michael Reed clicked for three TD. passes in the first half to spot La Salle a 21-7 half: ·time lead. Reed, a converted defensive back, finished the day with five receptions for 97 yards, including an Immaculate Reception-type catch on La Salle's second TD that bounced ABOVE: Moeller's' Ryan Morforward out of Keviri Keller's hands ris (15) scrambles as Withand into the waiting arms of Reed. row's Papa Gning pursues ''We had a great group of. during the Skyline Chili receivers last year, and a lot of them are gone," said Reed, who had never Crosstown Showdown game Saturday afternoon made a varsity catch. "But that doesn't mean you Can downplay the at Nippert Stadium. receivers we have this year." The Lancers, the No. 7 team in . LEFT: Withrow quarterback The Enquirer preSeason Division r Bryant Thomas was sur- · coaches' poll, dominated the running rounded by Moeller degame. Senior fullback, Bobby Burfenders most ofthe game. ger, a 6 foot 3, 235-pourider, is a base. Moeller, ranked No. 3 in line weapon in the La Salle arsenal. the Enquirer coaches' poll· He kept Sycamore's defense honest and 44th nationallyby the by pounding up the middle 13 times Sporting News, won 38-6. for 66yards. That helped open up the outside for both passing and tailbacl~ Isaac Green, who rushedl9 times for · 138 yards, with 113 coining after half- · time.· ''Wewere pretty.solid,"said Grippa. ''We·wanted to be a running team this year and we did that today." Sycamore had all kinds. of troubles on the ground. Once sack yardage was factored in, the Aviators managed only 20 net rushing yards. Quarterback· Mitch Allen threw yards. The Bombers were held to for 175 yar9.s, but was sacked five 88 yards rushing, with Cionni limtimes, including two apiece by junior ) ted to 28 yards rushing on 19 defensiVe end Ben Martin andj=i.o; canies.. outside linebacker Vmce Harris. St. X seruor QB Brad Schererr, "Give La Salle credit," Sycamore replacingOhioStaterecruitRobb:;y. coach Tom Adanis said. ''We !mew Schoenlroft this year, was 7-for-1!5 they had a great pass-rusher iii Marpassing for 73 yards. St. X also urntin, who is everything they said he · veiled sophomore running baclk was ·and more, and also in their two Darius Ashley, a star,iri-waiting outside linebackers. They just came who rushed seven limes !or ~7 ·at us all day." yards and caught three passes for'· Sycamore scored its only.TD on a 37 more yards. 12-yard run by Allen 24 seconds beColerain was led by Sherrer, fore halftime, and then had an opporwho rushed 23 times for 82 yards. tunity to get back in the game when a Colerain linebacker · Cobrani La Salle fumble on the opening ldck Mixon, who has committed to return of the second half was recovMichigan, was in the lineup. He ered by defensive back Tom Ellshad missed some practice last worth. The Aviators failed to take adweek with a bruised knee. vantage.

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graduated star Dominick Goodman, was ()..for-4 passing with Brookbank and fellow senior . three interceptions. Pride rushed defensive )ack Frank Morand 12 times and was held to 8 net were among many notables on the yards. . · St. X defense. Morand had a gameColerain, which punted 12 times saving tackle on Colerain rimnin:g all last season, punted five times back Terrence Sherrer near mid, Saturday. · field in the fourth quarter, and also "We're still a good football· intercepted a pass. at his own 23- team," Coombs said. 'The ques.yard line with 1:10 left to stop Cole- tion now is, will we rise up and go rain's second'io-last drive. back to work and get better?" "Our defensive coaches put in a The game ended with Colerain great game plan, and our kids at the St. Xavier 41-yard line, with · played their hearts out," Specht Kyle Lumpkin running 10 yards · said. ''We knew we had to control before being forced out of bounds. the ball and limit their posses- The blue-shirted St. X rooting secsions, which we did. It lets us know tion went wild, banging together we can play with anybody, but to- their free thundersticks (a game.· morrow we've got to get back to it day promotion) and chanting the and l:nove onto the next game." usual "Over-rated" cheer. ............................ . 0 0 0 0 -0 Colerain, which averaged 46 ''It's just the first game; and Colerain st. Xavier ........................... 0 7 0 o. -7 points a game lastyeirr, was unable we've got a tough schedule," X~Cionni 7 run {Milligan kick) The Enquirer/Tony Jones to make big offensive plays or sus- Specht said. "It's not going to get Records: c 04. X 1·0, St. Xavier's Brad Brookbank intercepted the ball in the third quarter. tain drives. New quarterback Gary easier for us, we know that."· Brookbank had ~o interceptions in the Bombers' 7-0 win. Pride, a junior who is replacing St. X held a 161-123 edge in total E-mail tgroeschen©enquire1·. com

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BRISTOL, Tenn. - Matt Kenseth used his :first victory in more than a year to strengthen his frantic push to make NASCAR's playoffs, winning at Bristol Motor Speedway ".Saturday night in dominating fash-· ion. Kenseth started from the pole and led awhopping 415 of the 500 laps to win for the :first tirrie since.March 7, 2004. A late-season surge has helped him close in on-qualifying for the Chase of the Championship. "Tins feels great. I haven't been in , Victory Lane in a long time," he said. The top 10 chivers in the standings · after the Sept. 10 race in Richmond make the Chase, an~ Kenseth's victory pushed him to11th in the points. · He started the night 15th in the standings but is now justll points out · of cracking the top 10. ''I thought we were out of It," Kenseth said of the Chase. 'There's still a couple races to go, but we're a lot Closer. We'll just go to California (next week) and give it all that we The Associated Press/Mark Humphrey can. If we can run like (this) the last two races, we'll make it." Jeff Gordon (front), Jeremy Mayfield, Mike Wallace and Scott Riggs make a pit stop during Saturday's · Jeff Burton was second, followed race at Bristol. Gordon finished sixth. It pushed him into the top 10 for the first time since June.· · . by Greg Biffle and RickyRudd. The race wreaked havoc on many Newman, who started the night team, Harvick repm1edly refused to Rusty Wallace, in his final race at his favmite race track, finished fifth. drivers on the bubble of making clinging to the eighth spot in the get back in .the car after llis crew Wallace is retiting at the end of the NASCAR's Chase - and some of it standings, dropped one spot to ninth. made ·enough repairs to get the season and had hoped to mark his fi- was intentional. · : "Mine was unintentional. His was Chevrolet back on the track. Dale Jarrett, who started the race intentional, that was obvious," NewHarvick, who has declined to dis- · nal· Bristol race with a win. Instead, he· leaves with nine wins, most lith in the pointll, lost ground Ibid- man said. ''I sure dich1't expect him to cuss contract negotiations with Chilway through the race when contact retaliate like that." dresS' until he is cet1ain the team is among NASCAR's active drivers. The biggest loser was Kevin Har- inlproving,' had retreated to his Jeff Gordon, who is also making a from Ryan Newrnan sent him spindesperate push for th~ Chase, fin- tung, Seeking payback, Jarrett later vick, who was in the wrong place at' motorhomc while the crew worked ished sixth. It pushed him into the made a shilrp right turn into New- the wrong time and couldn't avoid ·onthecar.Whenitwasready,hewas getting caught up in Jarrett's acci- nowhere to be found, so the team top 10 for the :first lime since June. If man to wreck bolh of their cars. · NASCARruledJarrett's:movewas dent. Harvick desperately needed a considered using Scott Riggs to finhe can stay there for two more races, the four-time series champion will be intentional and penalized hln:i. two ·strong finish to make the Chase, but ish the race. Harvick returned to the . eligible to race for the title. ·laps. The incident dropped Janett to ended np finishing ~7th and will al- car, but after starting the night 14th in the points, he is now 16th. . . The only driver to drop out of the 14th in the standings, and he'll need a most certainly miss the cut. top 10 after Bristol was Janlie furious rally the .llnal two qualifying . But in a sign of total frustration Dale Earnhat'dtJr. finished ninth. McMurray, who dropped to 12th. events to get into the playoffs. with his Richard Childress Racing But he's 15th in the standings.

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MON1REAL- Sebastien Boirrdaishas figured outhowto post a. fast .qualifying time on Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Now, all the reigning Champ Car champion needs to do is.get a handle on the race. For the second straight year, Bourdais won the pole for the Montreal Molson· Indy, tunling Saturday's final qualifying session into a one-man show on the 2.709-mile, 15turn road· course winding around Notre Dame Island. His fastest lap was 1 minute, 20.396 seconds,. a speed of 121.305 mph. Four ofBourdais' 13lapswould have been good enough for the pole, and a fifth would have put him second on today' s 18-car grid. Still, Bol.trdais wasn't satisfied. ~'Itwas not perfect," Bourdais said, shrUgging. "I made a mistake on every single lap and 1orushed the wall on the first (fast) lap." Oriol Servia struggled· through · most of the 35-minute session before . uncorking a lap of 1:20.698 (120.851 mph), which was good enough to · give Newman/Haas Racing the front ·row. Bourdais goes into today's 79-lap

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event leading 2003 champion Paul Tracy by 55 points in the season standings and is trying to extend a string ofthree straight victories. Tracy, who was third on tl1e first day of qualifying Friday, slipped to fifth in the final roUI;Id of time trials. The biggest problem for Bourdais nlight be overcoming his short but disappointing histor--7~=;-:::-..., ry in Montreal; As a rookie in 2003, he started sixth but had a mechanical . failure arid . Marlboro Team Penllke running:finished 19th. Last mate Sam Hornish Jr. at 106.669. year, after easily takBtiscoe, who led a race-high 43 iHg the pole, he led ·laps on St. Petersburg's street course ·Bourdais 26 laps before A]. in April before getting involved in an Allmendinger hi( him from behind incident with another car, said he and relegated Bourdais to 15th. was racing a backup Target Chip . INDY RACING LEAGUE: Rookie Ganassi Racing entry. Ryan Briscoe won his first career 'The car's working really well. . pole, posting the best time at Infine- When you've got a good car, it makes on Raceway for today's Argent Mort- my job driviJ:).g a lot easier," he said. gage Indy Grand Prix. CastroneVes downplayed Bri& Bliscoe, 15th in the IRL IndyCar. cpe's rookie status. point standings, recorded a speed of "In the ovals, he's a rookie, but! 108.248 mph around the 12-turn, 2.26- guess on the road course, the street mile road course in Sonoma,·Calif., course, he's not so much a rookie," sqghtly better than the 108.130 he he said. had in practice Friday. Hello Castroneves, who like Bri&

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St Xavier has locked up a Division I :first-round football playoff home game, with most Cincinnati big schools likely to hit the road for postseason openers. With the regular season ending tonight for most schools, Harbin computer points analyst Steve Shuck projects at least :five Cincinnati schools will make the Division I playoffs.· That includes defending state champion Colerain; which probably must travel for its :first-round game. Shuck, commissioner of the Greater-Miami Conference, annuhlly makes playoff predictions for· The Enquirer and local schools. Shuck has been making his.projectionsfor more than two decades. St Xavier (9-0) faces Moeller (6-3) in a big Greater Catholic League South game at Paul Brown Stadium at.8:30 p.m., preceded by Colerain (&1) vs. Oak Hills (5-4) in a Greater Miami Conference game at 6 p.m. Shuck believes Moeller can make the playoffs even if it loses, but the .Crusaders have no guarantees. "Moeller, ifit beats St X, could jump into the top four and get a first: round home game," Shuck said. Glen Este (visits Hamson to-

(8-3) 7·3 nig'~ and Colerain are expected to opener. Kings is in, but may need to 10. Wi<llun WoodsDMsion Ill, Region 12 Projecte<l Final points winmd malfe the playoffs. Lakota beat TUIJlin tonight to host a first- Tearn t\iun-ent) 24.35 1. lndm_, Hal {9-0) 10.0 Eas~ouJd get in by beating lival La- round game. 21.60 2. Thorn,\iil!i:l Sheridan (7-2) 8-2 9-1 21.~!5 kotaVest A West win touJd elimiII Division III: Indian Hill is solid 3. New •:\lbany {9.0) 20.40 6-4 DeSa!es {Q-4} nate \ast La Salle and Mason are at No.:J. with Taft and Roger Bacon 4.5. Colu.('hbus 19.55 8-2 Galll~·'Academy (7-2) 17.()5 7·3 6. lan. IF"i:!irfreld Union (6-3) proje/ed to miss the playoffs, but battling for the No. 8 spot 17.00 7. Hillsq,c)ro (7-2) 8-2 could '~et in with help. Fairfield is a II Division IV: Wyoming leads a 8. Taft \?·21 16.65 8-2 17.35 6-4 longsi]\t flock of local teams that shouJd qual- 9. Roge-_;-;. Bacon (6-3) Mas~1 might qualify with a win · ify, 16 over W1ton Woods and a loss by · Ill! Division V: CHCA appears set Team ICuirenl) Division IV, Region Projecle<l Final Points Clayton\forthmont, Colerain or La- to host a home game, with East Clin- 1. Valle~· \7ew (8~1) 2VI5 8-2 21.20 8-2 \VJ'cming 17-21 kota Eas. ton and Hannony angling for home 3.2. Jonathan 20..11 9-1 Alder (8~1} 18.70 8-2 4. LelllQ.ll-Monroe {8-1) La Sak touJd get in if it gets two openers. 18.:10 8-2. s. Clinron-Massie !8-11 losses fi·on a gn;mp including ColeII Division VI: Cincinnati Country 6. Bloncltesta {7-2) 16.20 8-2 140:S . 6-4 7, Matlclra (54) . rain, lakota East, Mason and North- Day is longshot . 13AO 8-4 8. Marl<mon! {6-31 mont The following list includes some 9. Sprin{;"field Greenan (6-3) 7-3 12.85 The top eight :finishers in each re- teams "on the bubble" at No.9 or DMslon V, Region 20 gion make the playoffs. lower. Projected Fmalpoids Team tC.orrenl) TI1e Ohio High School Athletic 21.!i5 10.0 1. Cll~ (9-0) Division I, Region 4 9-1 20.ill Association uses the Harbin comput- Team!Cummtl Projected Final points . 2. lime: Centsal catholic,(B-1) '18.35 8-2 3, Easl: Clinton !7-21 . 41.83 10-0 SL Xavier (9-0) er rating system to determine foot- 2.1. Huber 17.'!3 8-2 4. Harmony {8-11 32.45 9-1 Heights Wayne (8·1) 9-1 5. Arcar:um 17.15 ball playoff participants. 30.65 9-1 3. Centerville {8·1) 17.00 9-1 6. Vers-··JJes (8-1) 27.00 9·1 4. Glen Esle (S.I) First-level points are awarded for S.lakota 11as! !7·2) 16.65 7. Anna (8-1) 9·1 25.80 8-2 8-2 16.60 B. BIUftt<in (7~2) 25,80' victories; for example, victories. over 6. Colerain !S.ll 9·1 15.60 9. Ma~on Pleasant (7~2) 8·2 25.21 6-4 Moefler (6-3] a Division I school bring more points 7.8. Claywn 25.00 8-2 Northmont (7-2) 23.33 8-2 than victories over Division II g,La Salle 17·21 24 22,90 Team ICwl-en!l , Division VI, Region 8-2 10. Fairfield 17-21 Projected Anal poirJts schools. Second-level points also are 11. 20.10 Mason (7-2) 1·3 22.43 L Mechanicsbmg(9·0) 10-0 Division II, Region 8 awarded. based upon a defeated op19.l5 2. .Dola Hardin Northem (9.0) 10.0 Projected f"mal points 3. Spring. Cath. Central (8-1) Team (Curren!! 9-1 19.00 ponenfs victodes during the remain- L Spnngboro (9-0) 10·0 31.65 4. Covington (8·1) 9~1 16.:30 28.50 der of the season. 2. Mount Healthy (9..0) 13.!30 10-0 5. Delphos SL Johi"!'S (8-1) 8-2 24AO 3. IGngs (8-1) 9-1 13.30 6. Waynesfield·G"oshen (8-1} 9-1 A glance at the other divisions: 8-2 21.95 4•. Miailfl Trace"(?-2) 9.42 7. DeGGff Riverside (6·3) 7-3 20.60 8-2 9.05 fll! Division II: Mount Healthy, as- 5._ Bellbrook 17·2) 8. Marie-n local (6·3) 7-3 19.50 9.Forr lmamle (4-5) 6. Wilmington 18-3) 7·3 6.!~5 5-5 suming it does not have to forfeitwins 7. fdgewood !8-1) 19.15 1!, Cin. Country Day {S.31 9-1 6-4 6.08 8-2 18.25 · 8. Dayton Carroll (7·2} if found to have used an ineligible 17.20 &4 player, is likely to host a home playoff 9. West Carrollton (54)

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Higlhl school football sltatustics 25 556 34 552 46 547 31 500 28 494 27 483 30 472 38 471 19 461 22 449 30 443 22 438 25 437 38 436 32 427 '!7 424 31 394 28.391 18 387 16 367 24 ,359 20 359 21 350 24 340 29 328 80uldttss,'EGalsetnCEsllntteon 112438 , 765 6.2 Dan Con nelS, Oak Hills 758 5.1 Balzano. CHCA -324 16 Burchenal, CCD · 139 758 5.5 Mitchell, Roger Bacon 12 321 Boehm, McNick 141 742 5.3 Cook, Lakota West 18 317 Timberman, Edgewood 110 733 6.6 Horne, N. College Hill 10 .315 Hom, Franklin 119 721 6.1 Murph, Hughes 12 310 Reynolds, NO!WOOd 159 711 4.5 Olthaus, Eldef 16 310 Jackson, Glen Este 90 709 7.9 Robinson, McNiel~ 30 305 The Enquirer/ Jeff Swinger Harper. N. ~o]!ege Hill 72 707 9.8 .Htmt,J}afl.klin ,~-" _~~ 16 304 13 -300:-- c,. Utsuline·glfalkeeper-A-ndicl'vlarcis--stops- Syc-amore's ·sarah Degen atcthe edge oHhEi-box fora save in "JOhnson~ Winton WOOds --.....,-·"-""'"79699Byrd, SyCamore COnley, Middletown 118 683 5.8 Medley, Clinton~Mass!e 7 299 the first half Thursday at Kings. The. freshman came up big for the Lions with nine saves.· Ramirez, Madeird 133 679 5.1 Collado; CHCA 17 299 Zeiser, Elder 147 675 4.6 Laughlin, Cin. Christian 22 298 Freeman, Mt.l-lealthy 80 659 8.2 Davis, Anderson 21 287 Talbott, Glen Este 109 655 6.0 Richardson, ·Taft 15 283 Corrill, Batavia·-·- -62 ----64-6~~-~10.4-~Evans, -East Clintori--- · - - - 18---283-- BrO"OkS, Lakota West 87 645 7.4 Dan Conners, Oak Hills 27 279 Porter, Mason 111 644 5.8 Scoring OgletJee, lockland 60 " 642 10.7 Player, school TO XP FG TOT 25 4 157 Ferguson, lemon:Monroe 117 640 5.5 Frey, Clinton-Massie 20 o· 144 0 Richardson, Madeira 70 639 9.1 Naylor, Western Brown 24 138 2 0 Adams, Harrison 92 617 6.7 Davis, Anderson 23 o- 128 2 Davis-Jackson, lebanon~ 119 617 5.2 Simpson, Winton Woods 21 o 124 Ross, Clinton-Massie 113 607 5.4 McCaffertY. Kings , 20 -4 0 0 114 Murray,-N. College Hill 56 603 10.8 CousinO, Indian Hill 19 96 0 0 Taylor,Anderson 87 593 6.8 ·Kendall, Indian Hill 16 96 0 0 Patterson, Hughes 78 585 7.5 , Ashley, St Xavier 16 '0 96 0 Allen, Sycamore 165 584 3.5 ' Collado, CHCA 16 84 0 0 Collado, CHCA . 58 574 9.9 Tudor, Wyoming 14 84 0 0 west, LOveland 153 574 3.8 Williams, Colerain 14 0 0 84 Godfrey, Mt. Healthy 94 572 6.1 Elder, Edgewooi:l 14 84 0 0 Green, la Salle 113 567 5.0 Janes, CHCA 14 80 2 0 Williams, Colerain 63 562 8.9 Rosenberger, Oak Hills 13 2 80 0 Jones, Middletown 1"44 538 3. 7 CoK, Hillsboro 13 Sycamore's 80 2 0 Dan Conners, Oak Hills 101 536 5.3 Talbott, Glen Este 13 0 0 78 • Lear, Flnneywwn 66 530 8.0 Brown-Smith, Wyoming 13 ·Mel McEnqztirer contributm· .78 0 0 Koots, New Richmond 102 527 5.2 Williams, Moeller 13 D 0 78 GUI, CCD 54 521 9.6 Pride, Colerain 13 0 - 74 2 Uecker, Moeller 40 515 12.9 Toombs, Roger Bacon 12 (left) MIU.S2 0 74 Triggs, TtJrpin 84 506 6.0 Dan Canners, Oak Hills 12 2 . 0 74 Wandrey, Badin 106 500 · 4. 7 Addison, lebanon 12 battles 0 0 72 Ferguson, Lemon-Monroe 12 Passing Ursuline's 0 0 72 Player1 school At! Comp Vds Davis, Middletown 12 Scherpe{lberg, Indian Hill 135 0 218 0 .66 2,463 Renofds, Norwood 11 Flora o· 66 0 Jones, Middletown 254 120 1,744 Martin, Wilmington 11 91 3, 62 Blackburn, East Clinton 169 23 1,511 Rascona. Deer Park 5 Ranieri 86 Ball, F<Jirfie!d 150 0 62 1,479 Zeiser, Elder 10 2 for the 97 61 Zeiser, Elder 171 3 1 1,450 Urmslon, Badin 7 . 92 Howland, loveland 194 0 0 60 1.412 · Triggs, Tu1pln 10 ball in the .70 0 Rocco, Roger Bacon 1,389 Purcell, Fenwick 10 0 177 60 first half. 236 112 60 0 Reynolds, Norwood 0 1.381 AUeri, Sycamore 10 Bmwne, CHCA • 75 0 '60 109 1,371 · Brooks, Lakota west 10 0 gritty 60-140 76 0 0 Huff, Lakota West 1,331 Moore, Fairfield 10 0 Miller, Oak Hills 192 110 60 0 1,264 Freeman, Mt. Healthy 10 0 '60 Martin, Turpin 171 88 0 1,252 Nance, Wilmington 10 0 118' 1,202 0 60 l<lonne, McN!ck 237 Howard, Withrow 10 60 Thomas, Withrow 145 99 0 0 1,190 Ramirez, Madeira 10 0 60 104 0 Miller, Oak Hli:S 175 1,157 Martin. Wilmington 10 0 60 0 Martin, Turpin 158 80 1,150 Benjamin, Fairtle!d 10 5 57 Reardon, New Richmond 69 30 141 1,134 Milligan, St. Xavier 2 78 0 56' Allen, Sycamore 187 2 1,122 Brownlee, Western Brown 9 Ware, Taft 127 65 0 56 1,090 lumpkin, Colerain 9 0 75 1,077 Miller, Mariemont Addison, lebanon 0 2 56 167 9 66 Beard, Deer Par~ 0 56 176 1,074 Butts, Glen Este 9 2 Norton, Reading 117 56 7 0 55 996 Richardson, Madeira 8 Koman, Ma:;on 70 112 974• Schulte; Colerain· 0 46 3 55 Taylor, Anderson 132 84 0 0 54 970 RichardsOn, Taft 9 Krebs, WalnutHins 60 162 0 54 960 Nance, Wilmington 9 0 Snyder, Hillsboro 62 0 142 0 940 Britenriker, Mason 9 54 Sheehan, La Salle 52 96 0 54 932 Reed, lil Salle 9 0 137. 75 Bradley, Hughes 0 54 884 Gill, ceo 9 0 51 Riegert, Badin 122 0 0 54 884 Moore, Fairfield 9 OSterman, lemon-Monroe 48 0 0 54 89 880 West, Loveland 9 62 Price, Wyomin~ 105 -0 874 Triggs, Turpin 9 0 54 95 Ryan, Milford 216 0 54 870 Adams, Harrison 9 0 Ernest, Kings 125 62 0 849 Olds, East Clinton 8 3 51 - 60 Corril!, Batavia 119 44 2 50 843 Amend, CHCA 0 '63 Ernest, /(ings 126 2 0 50 816 Rosenberger, Oak Hills 8 92. Kilburn,lemcin-Monroe 60 797 Casper, lakota If-lest 0 29 .7, 50 Ogletree, LOckland 110 50 0 50 787 Ellis, Western Bro".'ln 8 2. can 116 46 Kaiser, Ross 765 McMonigle, New 8 0 50 2 45 764 Richmond Darland, lakota East 70 3 49 37 Bennett, Edgewood 61 673 lewis, Winton Woods 40 51 Scherer, .St. Xavier 669 Ross, Clinton-Massie 0 0 48 106 48 42 0 Berta, Madeira 96 660 McDavid, Bethel 0 Nov. :fifth 48 0 Smith, Reading 54 645 Jackson, Glen· Este 0 114 differ~nce 48 0 McNair, Wilmington 7-5 39 637 Bowen, lakota East 0 48 3 Knauer; Purcell Marian 190 63 602 Siefke, Elder 27 0 48 Redwine, Moeller 78 38 585 Maus, Loveland 0 0 48 McCalla, Glen Este 43 78 584 Johnson, Winton Woods , 0 48 0 36 Edwards, Princeton 63 577 Herron, lemon-Monroe 8 0 Phillips, Hamilton· 95 39 559 Team Total Offense Pass Yds 554 Player, school Rush Holliday, little Miami 45 111 4,066 2,520 532 Indian Hi!! 1,546 Dunnette, Taylor 76 27 3,604 281 514 Colerain 3,323' 30 Trotta, FinneytoWn 102 506 Moeller 2,236 1,241 3.477 Sargent, Ciinton-Massie 54 19 1,526 3.400 493 Fairfield 1,874 Cattani, lakota East 85 35 3,395 465 Totten, Cin. ChristJan 423 Winton Woods · 2,930 115 39 673 3,373 Oltorik, Moeller 40 400 Edgewood 2,700 83 3,345 1,331 Brown, Withrow 27 398 lakota West 2,014 50 1,685 803,249 Weinle, Harrison 34 397 CltCA 1.564 888 3,189 Oltorik, Moeller 40 395 Wyoming 2,301 83 . 641 3,171 Doss, Harrison -74 395 Glen Este 2,530 29 Enq1tirer staff writer !,006 3,159 Simms, Northwest 390 Anderson 2,153 63 19 780 3,142 Kilgore,-Betf1el · 382 WeStern Brown 2,362 71 32 412 3,111 Johnson, Winton Woods 20 378 N. College Hill 2,699 52 1.261 3,067 Gill, ceo 59 21 358 lakota East 1.806 1,708 3,065 Baird, Mariemont 341 Elder 1,357. 15 51 Pahren, Taylor · 1,.755 330 Middletown 1,289 3,044 75 25 3,016 McGhehey, Talawanda 322 Colerain 2,779 237 65 24 631 Murphy, Fenwic~. 322 Clinton-MaSsie 2,367 2,998 72 17 1,511 2,992 Godfrey, ryll. Healthy 16 301 · East Clinton 1,481 36 2,950 lemon-Monroe 1,273 1.677 Receiving turl Player, school Num Yds Turpin 1,528 !,365 2,893 Davis, Middletown 43 !,387 956 Oak HiUs 1,504 2,891 Benjamin, Fairtield 42 1,053 2,867 875 Hillsboro· : 1,814 1,680 2,812 Reynolds, Nonvood 46 7'19 Withrow 1,132 Maus, loveland 37 736 Oak Hills ' 1,552 2,811 1,259 Kendall, India II Hill 49 709 660 2,786 Madeira 2,126 Smith, Reading 41 1,634 702 Mason 1.138 2,772 Chichester," lakota West 34 2)63 1,626 698 1,13.7 New Richmond Schneider, Ta)'lor 37 1,651 ,678 !,108 La Salle 2.759 Harrington, Lemon-Monroe 1,862 864 36 650 Kings 2.726 Dunlop, Lal1ota East - 40 1,954 637 739 St. Xavier 2,693 Howard, Withrow 48 2,669 623 2,323 346 Mt. Healthy Higgins, New Rlch·mond 2,638 25 612 Reading 997 1.641 Ballard, Ross 716 41 607 2,622 Wilmington 1.906 Spatz, Indian Hill 2,592 26 600 Roger Bacon 1.404 1.188 Reed, !.a Salle 2,576 1,388 58! Norwood 1.188 35 Jones, CHCA 1,473 1,102· 2,575 23 560 lebanon 'Player, school Simpson, Winton Woods Frey, Clfnton-Massie Williams, Moeller Nance, Wilmington Naylor, Western Brown Moore; Fairfield McCafferty, Kings Davis, Anderson Elder, Edgey;ood Tudor, Wyoming Bowen, Lakota East Brown-Smith, Wyoming Miller, Mariemont Cox, Hillsboro Pride; Colerain Cousino, l01dian Hill Hawk, Taylor Pride, Colerain Williams, Colerain Ashley, St Xavier

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Rushing Att Yds 164 . 1,400 150 1,307 188 1,287 226 1,262 127 . 1,259 180 1,239 171 1,144 191 1,099 150 1,089 140 983 177 952 130 937 193 930 181 908 . 105 890 82 864 152 863 101 862 85 841 122 829

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Stevens, Roger Bacon Herron,Jemon-Monme Kehrt, Oak Hilts Vance, Wyoming ~.8 Vordenberge, Princeton 5.6 Browning, Turpin 9.9 Beamon, Walr1ut Hills 6.9 Foltz, McN!ck 6.7 Rascona, Deer Park 5.8 Harris, Lockland 7.3 Patllla, Fairfield 7.0 · Harlow, Batavia 5.4 Duiln, East Clinton 7.2 Ramsey, Middletown 4.8 Sherman, Withrow 5.0 East, East Clinton 8.5 Geraci, Norwood 10.5 White, Mason 5.7 Evans, Taft 8.5 Johnson, Indian Hill 9.9 Robinson. Hughes 6.8 Ramstetter, Elder Avg 8.5 8.7

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KINGS FreshrnanAndi · Marcis didn't take over as Ursuline's full-time goalkeeper until the Lions' Division I tournamentopener against Western Brown. She.couldn't have picked a better time. Marcis, bolstered by steady play by sophomore defender Kion' dra McGee, twned ina nine saves to lead Ursuline to a 2-1 shootout upset of second-seeded. Sycamore in a Division I district championship at Kings Thursday. "She's had quite a touman1ent," Ursuline coach Colleen Dehring said. "It's a little SUIJllising that a freshrnancouJd do so well, but she's vezy talented, and fve been heming through the grapevine that she was very confident She knows her abilities well." The district championship is the :first for Ursuline, Dehring said. The Lions advance to play Enquirer Division I poll champion St UrsuJa, the No. 2 team in the state' coaches' poll, in a regional semifinal Wednesday at Lakota West The regional championship game is· scheduled for 5 at 3 p.m. at Harllilton High SchooL The shootoutwin was the second of the toumament for the unseeded Lions (12-5-3), who :finished ninth in

the_ Enquirer Division I coaches' poll. · "I was nervous, but I knew we could do it because we did it earlier," said Marcis, who recorded her first career shutout Monday night in a 2-0 win over lakota East "Itwasn't just me." Said Sycamore coach Stacey Cahill: "It's tournament time. At any time, anybody at one time step up." Junior Alex Terhar, Ursuline's kicker, scored the shootout goill tha} became the after Sycamore senior defender Layne Huller's shot _sailed wide · tight Both teams made their first,

second and fourth shots. The Aviators (16-4) :finish the season as theN o. 3 team in the Enquirer poll and No.9 team in the state coaches' poll ''We had a great season," Cahill said. Huller scored on a header off a penalty kick by senior midfielder Gloria Burkhart with 14:53left in the game to give the Aviators 1-0 lead. ' Ursuline s.enior Flora Ranieli forced overtime by scoring a goal with 2:10left in regulation. Ursuline had a goal by sophomore Maggie Tobin waved offfor an offside violation with 29:301eft in the :first half.

capture title vs.

Summit By Jeff Wallner Enquirer contributor

After losing in overtime in last year·s state title match, the expectation at Indian Hill extends beyond winning a: district championship. - / Braves coach Amy Dunlap set th,y-goal ofwinning a state champioJJ.9lrl]J plior to the seasQ!!__]wL.mi(cfe it a point not to brin!(it up again. 'The goal is to keep winning," she said:· ~- ~--_,_ Indian Hill, ranked No. in the :fi;nal regular-season Ohio Division II state poll, eamed its sixth consecutille district .title YiithJLhard-fought . 2-0victozy over Suminit Couilfriba~F­ in the district championship game Thursday at Mason. Indian Hill advances to the regional semifinal to be played Wednesday at Fairborn High SchooL . First, they had to face a stem challenge from the up-and-coming Silver Knights. "TI1ey are a much-improved tean1 from when we played them last," said ' . Dunlap. 'They are vezy disciplined and <tggressive." The Braves defeated Suminit H early in the regular season but Thursday's rematch was destined tu be a much lower-scoring affair. Indian Hill's defense had not allowed a goal in two postseason games. But SUill11Jit challenged the Brav~s' ·senior goalkeeper Sarah ·Wigg-ers throughout the match. "W!e had our chances," said Summit c:oach Michael Fee. ''Indian Hill takes it to another level They m·e so talented and well-coached. We gave everything we had tonight." Summit, which had scored 15 goals in three postseason games, missed a number of scoring opportunities in the first halt The first came when senior midfielder Anna Meinmger brokefreeforwhatappeared tu be an easy unassisted goal. But Wiggers dove to her tight to make a sensational save early in the first half. Br.aves sophomore defender Michelle Boone had an unassisted goal to make the score-1-0 with 25:46 remaining in the first half. Smmnit's leading scorer arid captain, Mruissa Bodnm·, had a chance to tie the score :five minutes into the second half when Wiggers bobbled her shot, but Wiggers held on. The Braves built a 2-0 lead when Brooke Rogers scored on afree.kick with 16 minutes left in the game. c

Frustrated Mount. Healthy gets silence from OHSAA

By Tom Groesehen

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Commins said. "I can tell you we've had two great days offootball practice, and we're ready to play (toThe Mount Healthy High night)." School community agonized - Mount Healthy closes the reguthrough a tense day Thursday, lar season today vs. Roger Bacon awaiting· word on whether the -· (6-3), with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. at St Owls' perfect football season (9-0) Xavier High School. The game was might be ruined. . . moved to St. Xavier's artificial By day's erid, there was still no field, with Roger Bacon's natural word, · grass field. unplayable after this The Ohio High School Athletic week's heavy rain. Association has been investigating '!be OHSM investigation came .the possibility Mount Healthy has to light Wednesday and continued ·used an ineligible player this sea- Thursday. Mount Healthy thought son, with ramifications potentially it might hear something byThursincluding nine forfeits and no Divi- day aftemoon, but the OHSAA sion II playoff berth. closed its business daywithoutgiv'The waiting is the hardest ing the school an update. . part," Mount Healthy coach Kurry ''We're a little frusu·ated that no-

body got back to us," Mount Healthy superintendent David Horine said. "Based on the information we have sent to tli:e OHSAA, we shouldn't have any issues." Bob Goldring, an OHSAA assistant commissioner, said the state is still reviewing the case and hopes to have a resolution today. 'There has been some new infonnation submitted. by Mount Healthy, but as near as we can tell, the. information is still not complete," Goldring said. · Commins said the player in question has played in all nine games this year: Commins would not name the player, who is listed as a senior on Mount Healthy's roster.

Commins said the player transferred :in before the 2005 season began. The OHSM is investigating the possibility that the player exhausted his eligibility last year. Tin2. Tuck, Mount Healthy athletic director, said she .was informed by the OHSM in August that the player was cleared to play. Mount Healthy reiterated that to the OHSM on Wednesday, but the OHSAA responded that it could notverify_having cleared the player. · · Tuck, along with Hotine, addressed the Owls' footbau team at practice Thursday afternoon. 'The heads are hanging doWn," Tuck said. "It's been a vezy tough day!'

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La Salle has scored important victories over Elder and Moeller the ,past two weeks. Still, the Iiincers might need to upset St. Xavier tonight to ensure a Division !football playoff berth. . · Steve Shuck, who annually projects Ohio playoff teams, ·sees the Lancers :finishing No.9 intheregion -just shy of a playoff spot- should they lose at Si:. X tonight ''A · win (tonight) .would put La Salle in great position," .Shuck said. ~'lfnot, the fence becomes a permanent place the rest of the season." La Salle could finish 8-2 but might nothave enough computer points to ·qualify. For instance, the Lancers' :fi. na:J. two games against Purcell Marian (1-5) and Woodward (0.5) :will not .garner many points. · Shuck, · coiiiiilissioner of the Greater Miami Conference, has a weekly projection list used each October by The Enquirer and various locai schools. Shuck caiculates :lina:J.

spatz; Indian Hill Avg. Davls,·Midd!etown 8.6 8aUa<d. Ross 5,5 Maus, loveland 6.5 Kendall, Indian Hill 7.8 - BEfnjamin, Fairfield 5.1 Dunlop, lakota East· 87 8.3 Higgins, New RichmOnd , 138 4.8 HarringtOn, Lem:~Monme , 120 5.3 HOward, Withrow 112 5. 7 · Sm\tll, Reading 97 6.6 Reed, La Salle 108 5.9 Kehrt. Oak Hills 84 7.4 , Harlow, Bata'.'ia · 91 6.6 White, Mason 93 6.4 Browning, Turpin _ · McDavid~aethet·-·· ,-~---;--·73- --sgs ~··-8:2·-· vaniie.Wyom;ng -·-Burchen~l, CCD ·118 587 · 5.0 Ramsey, Middletown· .Pride, Colerain 75 575 7.7 Foltz, McNick 'Frey,· Cllnton-Massie 93 573 . 6.2 Rascona, Deer Park Butts, Glen Este 86 · ·570 6.6 Beamon, Walnut Hills Conley, Middletown 87 . 563 6.5 Vordenberg, Princeton Miller, Mariemont 112 560 5.0 Stevens, Roger Bacon Corr!\1, Batavia 39 557 14.3 East, East Clinton Allen, Sycamore 131 545 4.2 - Patilla, Falmeld Jackson, Glfm EstE 64 540 8.4 Herron, lem.wMonroe Ash\By, st. xavier 77 ..522 6.8 Murph, Hughes Davis-Jtlckson, Lebanon 79 512 6.5 Dunn, East Clinton Brown-SmiUJ, Wyoming 82 500 6.1 !o"\itcflell, Roger Bacon 1 Ra.mlrez, Madeira 104 · 499 4.8 Geraci; NorwoOd :Boehm, McNlck . 95 492 5.2 Jones, CHCA Johnson, W11ton Woods 60 490 8.2 Johnson, Indian Hill Boehm, McNick ·97 488 5.0 Balzano, CHCA Olds, East Clinton . 94 '486 · 5.2 Evans, Taft Moore,· Fairfield 89 486 5.5 Davis, Reading Gill, ceo :49 · 482 9.8 Robln~n. H~ghes Richardson, Madeira . 52 475 9.1 Byrd, Sycamore Ross, CtintnnwMassie· 86 470 , 5.3 Hun~ Franklin Porter, Mason . 74 468 6.3 ·Ramstetter, Elder Reynolds, Norwood 88, .,,,466~· _ -5.3 ·cruse,:rurpln · ·~ones,, Middletown 96 464 4.8 . Sherman, Withrow· . Talbott, Glen Este _76 453' 6.0 . Woodrey. Badin :~ :~ ~:~ Player, school Cousino, Indian Hill . . • Frey, Clinton-Massle i 441 56 79 Patterson, Hughes Simpson, Winton woods : Johnson, Winton Woods Hlll i Naylor, Western Brown · Wesl, Loveland · 112 422 3.8 Addison, lebanon Adams, Harrison 62 414 .6.7 . Collado, CHCA Taylor, Anderson 65 412 6.3 McCafferty, Kings Sherre'r, Colerain 58 394 6.8 Cox, Hillsboro Green, t..a sane 80 381 4.8 Kendall, Indian Hill Davis, Northwest 68 · 380 5.8 Allen, Sycamore Zeiser, Elder 97 371 3.8 Reynolds, NOIWOOd Kools, New Richmond 86 369 4.3 ···Talbott, Glen Este Bierman, Roger Bacon· 61 361 5.9 Elder, Edgewood Wa~e. Kings 54 356 6.6 Rosenberger, Oak Hills Dan Conners, Oak Hills· 70 352 5.o Gill, ceo Toombs, Roger ~aeon 78 351 ,4.5 Ash_ley, St Xavier Bierman, Roger Baoon 54 : 349 6.5 Pride, Colerain Brooks, lakota West " 41 349 '8.5 Ferguson, Lem.-Monroe Passing Dan Conners, Oak Hills Player, school . . Att. .Yds. Milligan,' St. xavier Sch~rpenber~ Indian Hill· 1~1 1,781 ·Tudor, Wyoming Jones, Middletown 167 ·. -1,106 Ferguson, Lem.·Monroe Bla6kbum, East Clin~on 122 1,064 Nance, Wilmington Huff, lakota West· 9t 1,014 Jones, CHCA · Zeiser, Elder: ·121 1,006 . Bli~enriker, Mason Reynolds, Norwood 152· 1,000 Ramirez, Madeira Ball, Fairtield 104 .934 McDavid, Beth.elwlate Howland, Loveland 128 913 Toombs, Roger Bacon Racca, Roger Bacon · · 122 903 Butts, Glen Este Martin, Turpin . 124 900 Zeiser, Elder Beard, Deer Park 129 881 Brown~Smitll, WYoming Klonne, McNick 152 846 Reed, La Salle Browne, CHCA 71 · 839 Purcell, Fenwick Ball, Fa1rtield 84 832 Trlggs, Turpin Allen, Sycamore '128 794 Howard, Withrow Ware, Taft 92 764 Miller, Mariemont Miller, Oak HHfs 112 763 Davis, MldPietown Ryan, Milford 167 747 Ballard, Ross Bradley, Hughes 122 745 Corrin, Batovia 96 738 thomas, Wtthrow 96 737 Player, school flciardon, New Richmond 110 · 718 . Indian Hill KSiser, Ross 99 .712 Moeller Snyde<, Hillsboro 98 707 Winton Woods Taytor, Anderson 97 691 Edgewood Rocco, Roger Bacon · 91 678 Glen tste. Krebs, Walnut Hi!~ 105 654 ·Mii:ldletown Price, Wyoming 82 644 Lakota West Smith, REiading 109 ·638 Colerain Addison, Lebano'n· · 96 619 East Clinton Ernest, Kings · 83 · 613 Hillsboro Redwine, Wo~ller 78 585 Fairfield Edwards, P~nceton 63 , 577 · Wyoming Berta, Madeira.·. .77 5'71 Withrow Koman, Mason 74 565 CHCA Kilburn, Lem.·Mol')rne 64 537 Elder Dunnette, Taylor 76 532 Mason Knauer, Puroell Marfiln 146 523 Andersop Sheehan, L3 Salle 46 516 St Xavier Scherer, St. Xavier ·a2 496 Turpin Cattani, Lakota East "80 493 Batav.la ·Riegert, Badin 76 441 Madeira Norton, Reading· 36 · 419 Winton Woods l~ilbum, Lem.-Monroe 48 417 Taft McCalla, Glen Este 42 399 La Salle Osterman, Lem.-Monroe 40 399 lem.-Monroe Holliday, Uttle Mami 7Z 398 lebanon Welnle, Hardson 79 397 Taylor ·Sargent, ·~tinton·Massie , 39 383 Oak Hil~ Simms, Northwest· 49 359 ., Ctinton-Massie G111, ceo , 50 358 · Notwood Totten, Cin. Christian . . 99 · 358 Kings Osterman, Lem,-Monroe 33 345 Roger Bacon Baird, Mariemont • 49 341 Sycamore McNair, Wil~lngton · 36 334 Hughes ·Phillips, Hamilton 53 331 Lakota East Brown, Withrow· 36 ·. 300 Reading Player, school

Simpson,. Winton Woods Nance, Wilmington Williams, Moeuer Elder, Edgewood Bowen, lakota East Pride, Colerain Qav!s, Anderson Cox, Hillsboro McCafferty, ~ngs Hom, Franklin· Moore; FalifiCid Timbe'rman, Edgewood Tudor, VVyomlng • Hawk, Taylor ·

Rushing · Att. · 112 162 123 100 !50

.Vds. 964 884 801 781 768 719 669 640 639 637 634 . 623 604 _ 599

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1

1~

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Receiving

:~~ .-

1

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ceo

Harrison New Richmond .Mt. Healthy

.. PasS Yds. !,828 2,751 .966. . 2,317 256 2,277 227 . 2,256 399 ·2.254 . !,117 . 2,2!6 1,014 2,196 . 104 2,165 1,064 2,135 . 820 . 2,1!8 95!. 2,059 \644 . - 1,999 1,099 1,990. . . !,109 !,963 1,187 . 1,960 729 !,959 . 716 1,948 528 1,916 990 1,915 738 1,891 57! 1,886 203 ·!,880 797 !,848 688 1,846 9.36 . 1,825 619 1,825 850 . !,811 881 1,807 420 .1,803 1,007 . 1,788 613 1,786 918 1,756 816 1,746 745 1,739 772 !,701 1;057 1,689 ' 358 . 1,686 633. 1,654 721 1,635 337 1,6!0

projections based on his predictions of remaining games. The Ohio High School Athletic Association uses the Harbin comtmter rating system to determine football playoff participants. First4evel points are awarded for victories; for example, victories over a Division I school b1ing more points than victories over Division II . schools. Second-level points also are awarded, based upon a d~feated opponenfs victories during the remainder of the season. · The top eight teams in each Ohio region make the playoffs. The top four teams in each region will have home playoff openers, and the bottom four travel for their first game. : The No.8 reglona:J. seed visits No.1 in the :first round;.No. 7 visits No. 2; No. 6 Visits No. 3; and the No~ 5 seed visits No.4. . · Iri Division I, top-ni.nked St. Xavier would host Clayton Northmont in a :first-round playoff game, if Shuck's projections hold up. Defending state champion Colerainwould host Glen Este, ·Huber Heights Wayne would

. visitMo~ller, andla:kotaEastwould visit Centerville in othet Division I openers. 'The _regular season ends the weekend of Oct. 28-29. PostSeason play begins Nov. 4-5. . Thdollowing list includes some teams "on the bubble" at No. 9 or lower. ·

..

Division I, Region 4

Team [CUnenl) L st. xavier [6-01

.

2. CenteNHie (6-0) 3. MaeDer [4-21 4. Colerain [S.l)

5. Glen Esle [6-0) 6. Huber H~. Wayne (5-1) · 7.1Bkola East (4-21 8. Nol1hmont [5-1) 9.1B Sane [5-11 10. Failfield 14-21

rma1 points 43.6

10·0 7·3 ·11-1

36.5 · 30.6 , 28.5

9-1 .

27 A

8-2 8-2 8-2 8-2 8-2

27.1 26.3 25.0

Division II, Region 8

Team [CuneniJ

1. Springboro (6-0) 2. Bellbrook (5-1) 3. Mount Healthy (6-0) 4. Kings (5-1) 5. Wilmington 14-21 6. EdgewOod [6-0) 7;MiaiiliTrace (4-2) B. W'mtnn Woods [4-21 9. Western Brown [4-21

. 24.6 23.5

Proiee!ed

rmalpoinls

1IJ.O 9-1

30.3 24.9 24.9 24.8 22.8 22.7

9-1 9-1 8-2 1().0 8-2 8-2 8-2

1. Columbus OeSales (4-2)

.Projected 7·3

9. Tall [5-1)

DMsion il(, Region 16

Team {Current)

·

! - Projeded rmal poiJIIlj 24.~

1. Valley View (6-0) _ 2.Jonathon·Aider (5-1) 3. Wyomiiog 14-2)

.21.2

21.2

18.1 16.0 . 13.6

6. l.emcm-Mooroe (S.ll

7. lllam:li1esler (4.2)

12.f! 11.~

B. FenwO::k [3-31 9. Greenon [4-2)

.

10:7

6-4

Division V) Region 20 .

Team (Cmrenll 1. East Ciinlon [5-11

·\

· ·1•

2. CHCA [6-0) 3. Anna (£.0) 4. Uma Cenc Catll. (5·1) 5. Ve•aiilles (6-0f , 6. Marion Pleasani(4-2) 7. Harmooy [6-01 . B. A<Canum (IJ.O) \

:J

1

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Projected 9-1 10.0

li .·

F'mal po~

2117

11).() 9·1 9-1 &2

20.7 20.5 19,3 16.,6 15,5

}·3

14.0

· 8·2

1M

Division VI, \Re!!lon 24 ina!.pot·n~s.:.: . · : -~ Fi

Team [CUrren!)

1. Meth>niC'lburg (6-0) · 2. Oola Hardin Nol1hem (6.Q) 3. Spr. Ceth. Central (5-1) 22A 4. Coving.Dn (5·1) 5. Wayn.slield-Goshen (5-1) 21A 6, Oelpt>os StJohn's (5-1) 15.3 · 7. Manon Local (4·21 8. Cln. Counlry DaY [4-21 rmal points _9. Ridge!mOirt(2-3) ' 27.0

. · Division Ill, Region 12 :

Team [Cu"""'l

11).0

- 9-1 9-1 8-2 8-2 64 8-2 · 8-2

4. Clinb:o!-Massie (5-11 . 5. Madeira·[4-2) •

10.0

Projedod

2.1ndian Hill [6-0) 3. New AlllanY(6-0) 4.logan Elm (q·1) . .· 5. Thomv,Shendan [4-2) 6.Jac\>son (4-2) ?:Roger Bacon (3-3) 8. Hillsbom (5-1)

10.Q 10.{) 9-1 9·1 9-1 8-2 7:3 64

22..7 19.5 19.4 ·· 1q$ 15.1 13.3,

. 6.7

5-4-

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SUNDAY,DECEMBER 4, 2005 Cl:i.

High school insider

Let's all lighten up·-· • In prepland, eh?

Th~

Enquirer; Jeff Swinger

St. Xavier's Darius Ashley breaks through the line against Massillon Washington. Ashley, a sophomore, rushed 27 times for 153 yards and a touchdown.

St. Xavier: Champions after 24-17 ·victory From PageCl yards ancl a touchdown, and saw the Bombers' defense hold fast in the fourth period. "Tilis is for· all the St. Xavier· players who have come before us," said Bombers senior quarter· back Brad. Scherer, who threw one touchdown pass arid also rushed for 97 yards. . Then, as if on cue, Scherer said: "I'm going to Disney World!" The weather, with no snow but windchill in the teens, was nothing like Disney W odd. Yet, the game's final moments were a thrill ride a bit too tense for Bombers fans. Saturday was the Catholic feast day of school patron St. Francis Xavier, and tl1e ending almost re- The Bombers celebrate their first iootball title in four trips to the quired divine intervention as Mas- state finals after beating Massillon Washington on Saturday. sillon roared back from a 24-3 •, Massillon defensive back Anthird-quarter deficit. held Massillon all-state runnhig ''We told the ldds they would backBrian Gamble to 13 yards on drew Dailey shook the bali loose from Ashley on a running play, · face some adversity, and that Mas- nine carries. sillon wouldn't lay down," Specht ''We gave it a great effort, but caught tl1e ball in the air, then ran . _said. "Fortunately,._w.e..made.'l:he.. .we needecLto.-make a· few-more- 77 -yaqlsto-score, Thatmade-the-playswe needed to make. This is a · plays on offense to get it doi1e," score 24-17, but St. X was able to special team." Massillon coach Tom Stacy said. hang on, Defensive end Alex AlBombers defensive back Jon "Give them credit. They've got a bright had two sacks on the final Saelinger intercepted two passes great defense." Massillon possession. ''We'vebeen in big games bein_J:]:Je fourth periodto help St. Xa_St. Xavier's state title is the we!illew what to do," AI· vier preserve the victory, with the school's 36th Ohio High School fore; final theft coming with 32 seconds Athletic Association-sponsored bright said. "Tilis is huge. This left. Saelinger returned the latter championship, brealdng the re- school is 175 years old, and I know interception.35 yards and St. Xavi- cord of 35 it shared with Upper Ar- we haven't been playing football that long, but to be the first to win er Jdlled the clock to send its play- lington. ers racing joyously onto the field. The Bombers also won Cincin- something is a great feeling." St.XavierwasrankedNo.land "I knew they would have to nati's fourth straight state football throw it," Saelinger said. "I just title in Division I, following Elder Massillon was No. 8 in the final Aswatched their quarterback, and he (2002 and . '03) · 3.11d Colerain sociated Press state poll of the regthrew it right to me. It's unbeliev- (2004). ular season. ''We won it for our coach and able." St. Xavier built a 17-3lead on a Massillon (13-2) was denied its .71-yard punt return by Brad our seniors," sophomore Ashley fii:st official state title. The Tigers Brookbank, on the final play of the said. "It's for the whole St. X comhave won 22 state poll champion- first half. . munity." ships, but none since Ohio began Ashley appeared to ice the 3 7 7 its tournament system in 1972. game with a 50-yard TD run witb Massillon - 17 14 7 0 24 St Xavier outrushed Massillon 5:48 left in the third period, mak- ~~~~~:~ 37 279-46. MassillQn threw for 172 ing it 24-3. ' ·M-schott 44 FG yards and St. Xavier threw for just But, Massillon came back with ~~:~',;,'"~~.~~ ~; ~~;:; ~.:;1r~;,:;~,<~~~~r,· kiCk) 24, but Scherer (2-for-13, one TD a touchdown pass (24-10) and an ~~~i~;~i~.~;I,~Z'~~ki~~hottkick) pass to Matt McFarland) had sev- odd defensive score (24-17), tl1e M-Dailey 77 fumble recove~ (Schott kick} 15 0 13 2 eral passes dropped. St. Xavier latter with 9:50 left in the game. Records: M ' ' sx -

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Broo ba 's PJI t return one for the- record ·books· By Mike Popovich Enquirer contributor

CANTON - His coaches told Brad Brookbank to let tbe ball drop. ButtheSt.Xavierseniorhadahunch when he sawwhatwas allead of him. That last-second decision helped Brookbank and the Bombers make history. Brookbank became the first player. in Ohio big-school history to retum a punt for a touchdown in a Division I championship game, doing so Saturday against Massillon Washington. His 71-yard return on the final play of the :first half helped the Bombers earn a 24-17 victory over the _ Tigers and their first state football title.Brookbank's touchdown was a The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger momentum-builderforthe Bombers against a Massillon team seeldng its St. Xavier's Brad Brookbank befirst playoff title to go with 22 poll came the first player to return a championships. · punt for a touchdown in an Ohio When the Tigers cut a 2~-point Division I football final, racing · Bombers lead to seven points early 71 yards for a score Saturday. in the fourth qtlarter, Brookbank's run took on even greater ilnpor- haveagunneroutwideliketheyhad tance; allgameweweregoingfortheblock. The Bombers stopped the Tigers Ilmew I had plenty ofroom in front of in Massillon territory and took their me. I figured I might by to catchit." final timeoutwith 7 seconds left, foreBrookbank fielded Weisand's ingapufit.Itwasjustenoughtimefor punt at his own 29-yard line. He Brookbank to make his biggest spe- raced down the left sideline, eluded a Tigers defender at the Massillon 10 cial-teams play of the season. When Massillon's Shawn Wei-· and scored with no time left to put St. sand punted the ball far enough to Xavier on topl7-3. him, Brookbank gave it a try. · ·"I was smelling it I saw a few "The coaches told me notto catch blockers in front of me and I saw it," Brookbani!: sai~. 'They didn't their big stud (Massillon:s Brian

Gamble) running after me," BrookbaTik said. "I knew I had to make one more move and maybe lower my shoulder to get to the end zone." It was not eagy for St. Xavier (15-0). Quarterback Brad Scherer had a number of passes dropped, and the only touchdown the Bombers scored in the first half came on his 15-yard pass to Mike McFarland. The Bombers needed a big play to complete a dogfight of a first half. Brookbank provided it. "It was a huge momentum boost because we were up by two touch· · downs instead -of one," Brookbank said. 'The way our defense played all year, we thought we could probably pull out a win. But they made it •a game." The Tigers cut the Bombers' lead to 24-17 when Bobby Huth threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Trey Miller and Andrew Dailey stripped the ball from Darius Ashley and returned it80yardsfora score. But the Bombers stopped the Tigers on Massillon's final three pessessions~

Defensive back Jon Saelinger picked offHuth twice. His second in· terception at the Massillon 38 with 32 · seconds left wrapped up the victory forStXavier. 'The mindset was we've been in this situation before, we feel we're the No.1 defense in the state and we knew we had to step it up,'' said Brookbimk, a special-mention allOhio selection as a defensive back. "And we did."

truck a nerve, didn't we? Last week's column re_. garding the Ohio state football championsllip sites (Canton/Massillon) brought the usual deluge of email. Typically, about half the emailers got the point and half did not. Ill Point: We here in Cincinnati don't like the four-hour drive to Northeast Ohio every · December. We're only human (most of us), and I don't lrnow _ many humans who like getting into a car and driving four hours of bleak interstate high· way. Or in this case, intrastate highway. Ill Counterpoint: A small- I emphasize small- minority of Stark County readers objected to what I wrote: ''What do you have against Stark County? .. . Quit whining! .. . Oh, booboo, an· Tom other Cincinnati baby: .. " Etc., Groeschen etc. If you reread the column (please!), you will note I praised Stark County for the great job it does hosting state finals weekend. I tl1ink I used the word, "magnificent." · I also enjoyed the customary, unsubstantiated rumors about howthe OHSAAmust be get· ting "money under the table" to keep going back to Canton and Massillon. ''You should look into that, is what you should do," one guy wrote. I followed OHSAA conunissioner Dan Ross and his assistants around all weekend. Not once did I see them I see them taking money under a table. Or over a table, or alongside one. But I might have missed it, that time I went to get a snack. Which was free, by the way, in the hospitality area. That's it! They're bribing the media, too! . ' - The point, yet again;isthat Stark County does a great job with these games. It's just the thought of the long drive that makes us cold. Not to mention the fact that it's always snowing up there, or ab-out to.lfssnow· ing as I sit ill Canton's Fawcett Stadium pressbox right now, just before CHCA's Division V state title game Friday. As mentioned last week, if ·you're looldng for me right now, I'm in the car. In this case, on the way back Sunday morning from Saturday night's St. Xavier Division I title game in Canton. I stayed Saturday night in Akron, by the way, just up the road from Canton. You should .have seen this hotel! They've got heated rooms and TVs and your own little shampoo bottles arid everything. ·Northeast Ohio. Love it! Note: I'm just KIDDING, people. Let's all lighten up, and Merry Christmas.! Speaking of which, the ldds need presents. Send any money under the table to me here at tl1e newspaper. or just put it un· der that one table in the Northeast comer of the Enquirer16th-floor vending area. I prom· ise I'll write good things about whatever you want. . Justlddding, Mr. Callinan (the paper's editor)! Ha-ha-ha! OJ. WATCH: Since so many people keep asking, we may make this a weekly feature. Here are this week's games in- volving 0.]. Mayo and the North College Hill boys' basketball team: Ill Tuesday, Dec. 6: Locldand (atNCH); Ill Saturday Dec, 10: vs. Wellston, Ohio (at Huntington Memorial Coliseum, W.Va.) Ill Sunday, Dec. 11: vs. Patter· . son School, N.C. (at Htmting- · ton Memorial Coliseum, W.Va.). FOOTBALL STARS: We plan to publish our annual Enquirer allstar football team on Friday, Dec.l6. The Enquirer all-area team does not always mirror the allstate and all-district tean1s, · which already have been announced. The difference is that we wait until after the state fi- . nals, which sometimes sway us 'On final all-city voting. Sometimes. We also rely heavily on coaches' input, for they know ·. better than anyone who the best players are. That goes for · all our Enquirer all-~tar teams, and we try to honor as many · athletes as reasonably possible.

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final high school football standings

Southern Buckeye Confenmce

AmerlcanDMskln League Overall W L W L

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Team

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final high school football statistics Player, School

RUshing

Att

Yds

Simpson, Winton Woods Moore, Fairfield Nance, Wilmington Williams, Moeller

189 200 241 198

1,578 1,463 1,444 1,351

Frey, C-Massle

150

1,307

Naylor, Western Brown

127

1,259

Davis, Anderson

210

1,249

Moore, Fairfield Elder, Edgewood

180 172

1,239 1,225

McCafferty, Kings Tudor, Wyoming

189 163

1,219 _1,157

Miller, Mariemont

233

1,092

Cox, Hillsboro Brown-Smith, Wyo.

196 151

1080 1,068

Williams, Talawanda Hawk, Taylor Pride, Colerain Ashley, St Xavier

143 179 117 147

1,032 1,010 997

5.8 8.6

Bowen, lakota East Cousino, Indian Hill

177 96

952 916

S.4

1,045

Avg 8.3 7.3

6.0 6.8 8.7 9.9 5.9 6.9 7.1 6.4

7.1 4.7 5.5

7.1'

7.3 6.8

Browning, Turpin Sherman, Withrow Rascona, Deer Park Foltr, McNick ·Beamon, Walnut HiRs ,Collado, CHCA Hanis, lockland Patllla, Fairfield White, Mason ·Johnson, Indian Hill Evans, East Clinton Geraci, NOIWOOd Robinson, Hughes :oavis, Reading Hunt Franklin Balzano, CHCA ·Ramstetter, Elder Olthaus, Elder

29 36 22 4a 32

505 498 497 488 482 459 449 443 432 394 394 394 390 390 383 371 359 359

22 22 30 30 18 25 31 26 23 22 20 20 18 Scoring

Player, school

TO

XP

FG

TOT

Naylor, Western Brown 24 0 0 144 9·5 Davis, Anderson ' 23 0 0 140 Butts, G~n Este 140 909 6. 5 Simpson, Winton Woods 23 2 0 140 WR!Iams, COiemin 98 893 9·1 McCafferty, Kings 22 4 a 136 Burchenal, CCD 173 880 ;~ Cousino, Indian Hill 20 0 0 120 Con!ey, Middletown 139 880 Kendall, Indian Hill 19 0 0 114 aids, East Clinton 174 840 4·8 Ashley, St Xavier 18 0 0 108 Boehm, McNick 158 840 5·3 Collado, CHCA 17 0 0 102 McDavid, Bethel 97 826 8.5 Jones, CHCA 16 0 0 96 Jackson, Glen Este 100 798 a:a Ross, Clinton-Massle 16 0 0 96 Ferguson l-Monro~.. __0A7_ _ ]92 -~::·~· Tudo·, wyoming -- '15: .. a -·vc ~~ TIITiberman,- Edgewood 123 789 ( rJIII!e'ms, Colerain 15 a a 90 Zeiser, Elder 154 782 ,;:~ Cox, Hillsboro 14 2 a 86 Johnson, Winton Woods 100 777 ~ddison, lebanon 14 2 0 86 Reynolds, Nor.vood 176 770 ·4.4 Brown-Smith, Wyoming 14 0 0 84 Gill, CCD 89 765 · 8·6 Williams, Moeller 14 0 0 84 Corrill, Batavia 74 763 10.3 Pride, Colerain 14 0 0 84 Porter, Mason 135 759 5:6 Davis, Middletown 14 0 0 84 Hom, Franklin 139 753 5.4 Urmston, Badin 9 21 2 81 Brooks, Lakota West 110 722 ~!~ Rosenberger, Dak Hills 13 2 0 80 Talbott, G~n Este 124 718 Gill, CCD 13 2 0 BO Harper, N. College Hill 72 707 9 ·8 Talbott. Glen Este 13 2 0 80 Green, La Salle 118 695 5.9 ReynJ!ds, Norwood 13 0 0 78 Taylor, Anderson 97 , 692 7·1 Martil, Wilmington 13 0 0 78 Ra mlrez, Madeira 133 679 5.1 Moore, Fairfield 13 0 0 78 Davis-Jackson, lebanon 128 675 5·3 Ferguson, lemon-Mmroe 13 0 0 78 Allen, Sycamore 182 671 3•7 Toombs, Roger Bacon 12 2 0 74 Richardson, Madeira 76 669 8.8 Dan Conners, Oak Hills 12 2 0 74 Freeman, Mt. Healthy 80 659 ·8 ·2 Rascona, Deer Park 6 25 4 73 Williams, Bder 134 6'45 4.B Nance, Wilmington 12 0 0 72 Ogletree, lockland 60 642 10.7 Allen, Sycamore 12 0 0 72 Adams, Harrison 99 631 6.4 Ferguson, lemon-Monroe 12 0 0 72 West, loveland 164 611 3. 7 Dan Connern, oak Hills 11 2 0 68 Ross, Cl!nton-Massle 113 607 lumpkin, Colerain 11 0 0 6B 5.4 Murray, N. College Hill 56 603 1a.B Zeiser, Elder 11 2 0 68 Jones, Middletown 166 602 3.6 Richardson, Taft 11 0 0 66 conway, Mafiemont 87 597 6·9 Reed, LB Sale 11 0 0 66 Collado, CHCA 63 594 9 ·4 Kilburn, Lemon-Monroe 2 34 12 64 Patte!Eon, Hughes 80 583 7.3 8Utts, Glen Este 10 2 a 62 Godfrey, Mt. Healthy 94 572 6·1 Schulte, Colerain 0 53 3 62 Dan Conners, Oak Hills 107 554 5.2 Milligan, St. Xavier 2 32 6 62 Woodrey, Badin 122 551 4·5 Triggs, Turpin 10 0 0 60 Passing Brltemiker, Mason 10 0 0 60 Player, school Att Comp Yds Porter, Mason 10 0 0 60 Scherpenberg, !.Hill 256 159 2,74a Freeman, Mt Healthy 10 0 0 60 Jones, Mlddleetown 299 145 1,974 Howard, Withrow 10 D 0 60 Blackburn, East Clinton 231 124 1,936 Ramlre7., Madeira 10 0 0 60 Browne, CHCA 126 88 1,709 Brooks, lakota West 10 0 0 60 94' 1,680 Ball, Fairfield 159 Benjamin, Falrtield 1a a 0 60 Reynolds, NoiWIJod 261 125 1,852 Hanington, Lemon-Monroe 10 0 0 60 Ware, Taft 180 98 1,597 Team Total Offense Howland, Loveland 217 ' 103 1,589 Pass Yds Player, school Rusll Huff, LBkota West 166 91 1,508 4,414 1,617 2,797 Indian Hill Zeiser, 8der 175 99 1,499 3~83 3,642 341 Colerain Ball, Fairfield 150 86 1,479 2,205 3,958 1,753 Fairfield Rocco, Roger Bacon 194 1,449 75 1,516 2,290 3,8a6 lemon-Monroe Miller, Oak Hills 219 1,425 127 544 3,765 3,221 Winton Woods Reynolds, NoiWllod 236 112 1,381 3,76a 2;953 Edgewood 8a7 1,372 Reardon, New Richmond 178 89 1,648 2,023 3,671 CHCA Thomas, Withrow 168 114 1,323 2,133 3,641 1,508 LBkota West Martin, Turpin 188 93 1,283 3,627 . 1,691 1,936 E8st Clinton Klonne, McNick 254 127 1,275 3,576 2,29a Moeller 1,286 Osterman, l·Monme 112 1,196 62 2,592 3,554 962 Wyoming Beard, Deer Park 193 1,194 Anderson 76 2,422 3,538 1,116 Norton, Reading 137 1,164 68 3,535 1,55a 1,985 Middletown Miller, Oak Hll~ 175 104 1,157 2,787 692 3,479 Glen Este Allen, syCamo~ 198 1157 Elder 82 3,468 1,711 1;757 Addison, lebanon 181 1,153 82 1,962 3,378 1,416 lakota East Rjan, Milford 25.a 1133 114 3,268 1,789 1,479 Fairfield Corrill, Batavia 149 75 1,109 1,630 3,230 1,6oa Taft Klibum, l-Monroe , 120· 1,094 81 1,115 3,225 2,110 Hillsboro Taylor, Anderson -· 147 96 1,080 3,207 2,013 1,194 La Salle Koman, Mason 141 82 1,070 Western Brown 3,142 780 2,362 Riegert, Badin 139 61 1,070 Withrow 3,117 1,896 1,221 Sheehan, La Salle .106 58 1,018 3,111 412 2,699 N. College Hlil l,a02 67 Snyder, Hillsboro 157 802 3,094 2,292 Madeira Krebs, Walnut Hills 180 986 64 3,075 1548 1,527 Oak Hills Ernest, ~ngs ·146 74 963 1,375 3,053 1,678 New Richmond Price, Wyoming 115 948 67 3,045 2,067 978 KJngs Em est, Kings 147 930 75 2,224 3,041 W1lmingt:on 817 Darland, lakota East 91 919 56 1,786 1,249 3,035 Mason Bradley, Hughes , 137 884 Batavia 75 1,109 1,896 3005 Bennett, Edgewood 73 807 44 B31 2,998 2,367 Clinton-Massie Berta, Madeira 109 48 802 2,019 945 2,964 Kings Kilburn, l-Momoe 92 797 Read·1ng 60 2,956 1,147 1,809 787 Ogletree, Lockland 110 50 2,955 763 2,192 St. xavier McNair, Wilmington 79 769 l.emon-Monme 57 2,950 1,273 1,677 Kaiser, Ross 116 765 Turpin 46 2,948 1,552 1,396 719 Phillips, Hamilton )120 53 2,927 1,268 1,659 NOIWilOd 693 Wilmington Scherer, St Xavier 118 56 685 2,195 2,880 Smith, Reading 114 645 lebanon 54 1,654 1,178 2,832 Holliday, Uttle Miami 134 638 Turpin 53 1,442 1,389 2,831 McCalla, Glen Este 91 635 47 1,552 1,259 2,811 Oak Hills Knauer, P\Jrcell Malian 190 602 63 1,570 2,759 1,189 Sycamore Receiving 1,023 1,708 2,731 Taylo~ Player, school Num Yds 527 2,72a 2,193 Mariemont Davis, Middletown 1059 54 2,694 Roger Bacon 1,230 1,464 Reynolds, Norwood 944 54 346 2,669 2,323 Mt. Healthy Benjamin, Fairfield 875 42 1,428 1,239 2,667 Deer Park Harrington, l-Momoe 864 46 1,196 2,660 1,464 Roge; Bacon Kendall, Indian Hill 836 60 458 2,145 2,603 ceo Maus, Loveland 43 826 787 2,555 1,768 look!!lnd Smith, Reading 7Ba 46 2,110 2,540 430 Talawanda 39 779 Benjamin, Fairfield .. 1,381 2,500 1,119 Norwood 726 Chichester, Lakota west 36 1,298 2,497 1,199 Badin 715 Herron, l-Monroe 43 2,470 941 1,529 Hughes Howard, Withrow 708 58 2,426 1,128 1,298 Prlnceton 7a8 Ballard, Ross 49 2,425 860 1,565 Harrison Schneider, Taylor 37 678 1,589 2,391 8a2 loveland 673 Higgins, New Richmond 30 1,275 2,350 1,a75 McNiel< Dunlop, Lakota East 42 671 2,164 1,658 506 Bethel-Tate Jones, CHCA 660 26 1,135 2,146 1,011 Ross 650 Hanington, lerilon-Monroe 36 425 1,678 2,103 Northwest Patll!a, Fairfield , 38 621 1,974 1,074 900 Finneytown Kehrt, Dak Hills 611 52 460 1,9a8 1,448 Fe nYAck Spatz, Indian-Hill · 600 26 1,182 1,873 691 littieMiamt Reed, La sail~ 598 36 379 1,770 1,391 ~w Miami Stevens, Roge·r Bacon 575 28 652 1,672 1,020 Franklin Dunn, East Clinton 34 557 68a 1,652 972 PurceH Marian vondenberge, Princeton 548 29 1,150 1,466 316 Walnut Hills Harlow, Batavia 543 30 1,225 1.451 Milford 226 vance, Wyoming 542 33 749 1,444 695 Hamilton Kehrt, Oak Hills 45 539 464 1,381 917 Cin. 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school coaches and players, this is what you work for. It doesn't get any higher than this." Coach Steve Specht .

"This isjor all the St. Xavier players who have come before us, and the whole St. Xavier

Dec . ·3, 2005 St. Xayier 24, Massillon Washington 17

comm~unity." Quarterback Brad Scherer

St. Xavier celebrates on the Fawcett Stadium field in Canton. After three state runner-up finishes, the program won its first title.

I Leland Zerbe, Brad Scherer, Alex Albright, Matt McFarland, Tim Fagel, Brian Chase, Michael Aluise, Brandon Byrd, Joe Ries, Chris Cionni, Michael Unz, Joe lmbus, David Long, Matt Shoemaker, Brad Brookbank, Frank Morand, Tony Spitznagel, Seth Rollinson, Adam Mathews, Jimmy Hobson, Ryan Grote, Henry McDonald, Thorn Hegman, Patrick Howe, Andy Bieber, Alex Shadley, Mike Hickey, Kevin Wolf, Jonathan Kolks, Andy Betsch, Kyle Meyer, Louis Miller, Chris Fitzwater, Tim Lynch, Branden Lyons, Evan Wenker, Jason May, Kareem Smith, Danie!Amiott, Naveed Ahmad, Eric Ballman, John Birchak, Dan Holland, Spencer Hill, Kurt Kadon, Matt Schnieber, T.J. Bradley, Rob Pettit, Sean Baroar; Lee Groh, Andrew Hauser, Tyler Grote, Patrick Haney, Kevin Mueller, Eddie McHale, Dan Haverkamp, Kevin Davis, Matt JacoiJ, Danny Weob.

JUNIORS Adam Smith, Pat Macke, Eric Robbe, Tim Burke, Johnny Shinn, Ryan Ulmer, James Hill,

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with Bombers faithful lingering even afterthe stadium lights were shutoff. E1zquirer staff writer St Xavier. (15-0) wanted to savor The postgame snow was still wet its :first state football title, knowing on St Xavier's state football champi-! · how tough it was to get there. The onship trophy, and coach Steve! Bombers ran a gamut that included: Specht already Was thinking 2006. i Ill Two wins over defending Divi"Now we've got to repeat," Specl).t i sionl state champion Colerain, 7-0in said, just minutes after the Bombers a season opener and 12-9 (overtime) beat Massillon Washington 24-17 in in a second-rmmd playoff game. the 2005 title game Saturdaynightin Ill A 24-0 win over Columbus DeCanton. · · ·sales, which went on to be Division Specht was just kidding, and in ill state runner-up; fact burst into laughter right after Ill A 24-0. win over Covington saying"repeat"Thesnowandhappy Catholic, the ·five-time Kentucky shouts of St Xavier players and fans Class AAA champion; 'were all maldng for a festive atmoIll A 44-10 defeat ofElder, the twosphere at Canton's Fawcett Stadium, time Ohio Division I state champion; 1

II A 22-Qwin atOeveland St.Ignatius; the nine-time Ohio Division I state champion; · · II A 31·7 defeat of Moeller,· the seven-time Ohio big-school state champion; · Ill A 45-0win over Fairfield, anoth· erfonnerOhio Division I state cham· pion; Ill Arid in the state finals, a 24-17 win over 22-time state poll champion champion Massillon. No wonder St Xavier has been ranked No,·1 nationally most of the season by MaxPreps.com, an Internet site tha:t rewards strength of schedule. ; St. Xavi~r also was wire-to-wire

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No.1 in the Ohio Associated Press state poll, which covered Weeks 3-10 .of the regular season. The Bombers are No. 9 in the USA Today ratings. St Xavier outscored opponents 435-95. That's 29 points a game, against only 6.3 a game. "Our schedule was brutal, but it helped us get here," Specht said.. ''What a tribute to my staff and our kids." . . . Last year's Colerain team was .laud~ as one of Cincinnati's great~ est, after setting a record for victory margin - 39.8 points a game - bY a 'local big-school state champion. Specht doesn'twantto hear compari· sons to th."1t team, the two Elder

champions, or the great Moeller and Princeton teams of the 1970s and '80s. . ''I think we were the best team in the state of Ohio in 2005, and that's good enough for us," Specht said. Colerain coach Kerry Coombs, whOse team's ·only two losses this yeru·were to St Xavier, said the 2005 Bombers will be remembered as one of Cincinnati's greatest. '~ybody who can win 15 gaines against that schedule ... it's certainly one· of the better teams anybody has seen play," Coombs said. · Next year should be good, too. Eight starters will retum, most notably sophomore running backDari,

us Ashley. Ashley :finished with 1,633 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns. Several othe~ sophomore .standouts return, including kicker/punter Drumy Milligan i\:nd linebacker Fred Craig: Defensiv~\backJ on Saelinger, who helped save the championship grune with tWo .fourth-period interceptions, is amof,\g returningj1J!liors. · St Xavier will lose 59 seniors, a hefty number birttypicalf<ir a school where players cohsider it an honor to wear the unifoniL · '1t's a great vfuy to go out," s:iid Alex Albright, st. Xavier's standout senior defensive:iend. ''It's nice that we'll be rememb~red as the firstStX team to win it" 1.

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Top 25 schedule Tuesday's games ' No.2 Texas vs. Southern University. late No. 12 Memphis 79, OW-Milwaukee 52 No.15 Alabama 64, Miami 58 No. 1B UClA vs. New Mexico State; late No. 20 iowa 73, Colgate 51 ·

All-District football teams ~~i~~r~;e

COLUMBUS, 2005 Souti\westAII-Districl football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district

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Swimming schedule Ready or Not Relays (Covington: Catholic) at Scott, Today, 4 p.m. ·

lnline hockey MiUordjTurpln 12, centerville 9

Boys' basketball New Creation (Ind.) 97, Lendmark;Christian 71

All-District football teams Southwest Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio (API - The 2005 Southwest A!I~Dlstrict footbaH teams, as selected by a me* dia panel from the district

DIVISION I Offensive player of the year: Alex Earley, Hub-

er Hts. Wayne. Defensive player of the year: TYler Moeller, Coleraht Coach of the year: Steve Specht, St. Xavier. First Team Offense: Ends-n1ike Reed, La Salle, 5foot..S, 176 pounds, senior; Zac::h Davis, Middletown, 5·7,16l,sr. Unemen-Connor.Smitll, Colerain, 6-5, 305, sr.; ScoH Kleinholz, Elder, 6-1, 240, sr.j Andrew Hauser, st. Xavier, 6-3, 2801 sr.; Chase Collins, Centerville, 6-3, :240, sr.; Joey Teague, Fairfield, 6·4, 280, sr. Quarterback-Alex Earley, Huber Hts. Wayne, 6-1, 195, sr. Backs-An· toine Moore, Fairfield, 5·7, 168, jr.; ~ Iiams Mp~le£~5·9.170. sr.; Darius~ Xavier, S.. 1 5, so. KlCker:.Josh Flckert, Huber

Hts. Wayne, 6-2, 170, sr. Return Specialist-Staten Hall, Xenia, 5-10,175, sr. Defensa: Unemen--Simon Abboud, Centerville, 5-8,220. sr.; Alex Albright, St. Xavier, 6-7,225, sr.; Frank Becker. Moeller, 6-3, 275, ir·l Ben Martin, L3 Salle, S:S, 225, Jf. UIIMdCI\ IS-Jake Myers, Clayton;Northmont, 6-2, 234, sr.; TyJerMoel· fer, Colerain, 6-2; 205, sr.; Cobrani Mixon, Cole-rain, 6-2, 225, sr.j Lou Miller, St. Xavier, 5·11, 200, sr. Backs-Eugene Clifford, Colerain, 6-2, 195, jr.~ Brad Brookbank, St. Xavier, 5·10, 170, sr.; Kurt COleman, Clayton Northmont, 5-11, 184, sr. Punter-Matt Schulte, Colerain, 6-0, 175, sr. 5econdTeam Offense: Ends-Justin Watkins, Cia yton Northmont, 5-10, 171, sr.; Josh Chichester, Lakota West, 6-6,210, sr. Unemen-JeremyShrieves, Huber Hts. Wayne. 6-5, 230, Jr.; Matt Strayer, Clayton Northmont, 6-1, 222, sr.; Nate Toney, Lakota West, 64, 255, sr.; Eric Omelia, Colerain, 6-4, 290, sr.; Jarrod Smith, Fairborn, 6·4, 265, sr. Quarterback-Derek Ba11, Fairfield, 6-1, 188, sr. Backs-Daniel McCormick, Troy, 5-11,205, sr.;_Todd Butts, Glen Este, 6·2, 189, sr.; Cameron Campeau, Fairmont, 5-11, 210, sr. Kicker-Dan Milligan, St. Xavier, 5·7, 150, so. Rerum Specialist-Dee Wallace, Beavercreek, 5-10, 1BO, jr, Defense: Unemen-Kallen Wade, Withrow, 6-5, 220, sr.; Andy Wersesi Moeller, 6·2, 230, jr.;Solomon lhomas, taF West, 64,21S,ji.; Kevin Henz, CenteJVil!e, 5-9, 265, sr.; Ryan Schmidt, Glen Este, 5·11, 192, sr. linebackels-Ty!er Replo· ~e , CenteMIIe, 6-2, 225, jr.; Shawn Redd, W"rth· row, 5-U, 207, sr.; Mike ~tessa, Sycamore, 6-1, 195, jr. Backs-Ctais ~ny, Glen Este, 6-0, 157, sr.; Vince C!ll11~r-;-Spring, North, 6-0, 195, sr.; Casey Kjos, la_h{}i:a E<\st, ~--'- :,184, sr. ·:·---.... - Honor&ble Mention Gary Pride, Colerain; Niclt'Zr..:.Jr.er, Elder; Ty· ler Sheehan, La Salle; Brad Scherer, St. Xavierj Jake Davis, Anderson; Terrence Sharrer, Colerain; Kyle lumpkin, Co1cratn; Bobby Burger, La Salle; Paul Bowen, • Lakota East; Ryan Briten· riker, Mason; Jimm~ Dan Conners, Oak Hills; Chris Cionni,St. Xavier; Jimmy Hobson,St.Xavi· er'i Clyde Robinson, Hughes; Ja~r Howard, Wllhrow; Andy Krusling, Mason; MaH White, Mason; Justin Sm~ l\1oeller; Sean Redwine, ~Josh ReF, Oak Rills; Chad Uoiden· ~nceton; Seth Robinson, St. Xavier; · Stan Thornton, WHhrow; Aaron Brown, Prince· tonj Jeremy Cooney, Anderson; Mark WeHerer, Anderson; Brandon Wyatt, Colerain; Corey Stei· die, Glen Este; Natban Ziegler, Glen Este; Vince Rivers, Princeton; Brandon Chandler, Hughes; Quentin Armstrong, Hughes; Jake Lewis, Ma· san; Tom Feld Moeller. ~"'W'pv im~· lil§iftltr; Wes Schroder, Xavier; eJde ue, w row; J.C. Casper, La· kota West; Robert L. Williams, Withrow; Dustin Huff, Lakota West; Brandon Bartlow, lakota East; Riley Dunlop, Lakota East; Brian Porter, Mason; J.T. SheHon, Anderst~n; Sean Jameson, ,, Elder; Shane Cox, Glen ·Este; Jeff Lazen~, Hughes; Dustin Muilenberg, Mason; Dereck West, Princetcn; Drew Nichols, Princeton; Dan Pyles, Sycamore; Zach Sheppard, Amelia; Bob Cook, Amerson; Kyle Blevins, :Lakota West; Mike Scheidt, Colerain• JoshGodfrey,Gien Este;

Offensive player of the year; l\11ke Scher* penberg, Indian Hill. Defensive players of the year: Matt Krysto-fik, Alter'i Dusty Marshall, Spring. Shawnee. Coach of the year: Mike Martin, Taft. First Team Offense: Ends-Donovan Potter, Day. Chaminade-Julienne 6-3, 190, sr.; David Stevens, Roger Bacon, 6-3, 190, sr. Unemen-David Sundennan~ Roger Bacon, 6-2 278, sr.; Greg Thomas, M~Ni· cholas, 6-5, 260 sr.; Matt Evans, Dsy. Chari1Ji1ade·_ Julienne, 6-3, 265, sr. Sean Cronin, After, -.5-10; 200 sr.1 Brett Williams, Tlpp City Tippecanoe, 5~10,' 190, sr. Quarterback-Mike Scherpenberg, lndhln Hill, 6-4, 178, sr. Ba?ks-Case Coosino, Indian Hill; Nick Landis, lipp C1ty Tippecanoe, 5·11, 156, sr.; Sean Egler, Bellefontaine, 5-10, 175,so. Kicker-Zack Miller. Day. Charnlrilde-Jullenne, 5-10, 210, sr. Re· tum Speclallst-Antwaln Smith, Taft, 5·9, 170, sr. Defense: Linemen-Jim Downing, Spring. Shawnee, 6·2, 250, sr.; Brad Cash, Alter, 5-U, 205,sr.; Ted Schaible, Roger Bacon, 64, 240, sr.; Rob Trigg, Day. Chamlnade-Juilenne, 6·3, 235, sr. Unebackers-l\1att Krystofik, AHer, 6-4, 220, sr.; Donye McCleskey, Da~. Ci1Bmlnade-Julienne, 6-0, 200, sr.; Kevin Mcfarland, Indian Hill, 6-1, 210, sr.j Chad Koester, Roger Bacon, 6·3, 195, Jr. BacksJoe Braner, Alter, 5-U, 150, sr.; Dusty Marshall, Spring. Shawnee, 5·9, 185, sr.; Jay Julian, Spring. Shawnee, 6·0, 160. jr. Punter-Joey Hurd, Urbana, 6-0, 165. Jr. Second Team Offense: Ends-MylesTrempe, SL Paris G1aham 6-5, 205, sr.; Jake Kendall, Indian Hill, 6-2.190, sr. Unemen-N!ck Marino, Urbana, 6-0, 218,jr.:-Josh linthicum, Spring. 1-f.enton Ridge, 6·2, 257, so.; Alex Becker, Indian Hll, 6-2, 275, sr. Aaron Jenkms, Spring. Shawnee, 6-0, 215,jr.; Branden Williams, Eaton, 6-3, 290. sr. Qusnerback-Jemmy Fudge, Eaton, 5-11, 175, jr.; BreH Boehm, 1\'kNicholas, 6-0, 180, sr.; Chris RDark, Alter, 5·10, 170, ir.; Demetrius Toombs, Roger Bacon, 6-1, 215, sr.. Kicker-Edk Wood, Spring. Shawnee, 6·2, 170, sr.; Return Specialist-Ricky Bennett, Spring. Kenton Ridge, 5-11,155, sr. Defense: Unemen-Sokonl Johnson, Taft, 6-1, 240, sr.; To11y Campbell, McNicholas, 6-1, 215, sr. Dom steele, Nomood, 6-0, 260, sr.; Nate Jenkins, St Paris Graham, 6-2, 200. sr. Unabackers-Oak Notestine, Bellefontaine, 6-3, 215, sr.; Tug Marshall, Sprir1g. Shawnee, 5·9, 225, sr.; AJ. Savino, Alter, 6-~ 170, sr.;Tony Whitten,lipp City 1ippecanoe. 5·9, 155, sr. Backs-Scott Sharkey, Roger Bacon, 5·11,.185, jr.j Josh Cupps, St Paris Graham, 6·0, 180, sr., Bryant Richardson, Taft, S. 10, 160, sr. Punter..:.Cody Reardon, New Rich· mond, 6-1, 200, so. Honorable Mention Matt Bruggeman, Day. Chaminade-Julienne: David Strawser, TippCitylippecanoe~ Tyrone Jones, Day. Chamlnade-Jullenne; Andrew Ford, tpp City Tippecanoe; Josh Hom, Franklin; Jake Johnson, Eaton; Brandon Robinson, Eaton; Skyler, Mitchell, St Paris Graham; Jeremy Stuckey, Spring. Shawnee; Daniel Haddix, Urbana; Mark Freking, AHer; Brad Puckett, St Paris Graham; CharlyC1eger, Bellefontaine: Dustin Eisele, Tipp City Tippecanoe; Elliott Ward, St Paris Graham; Josh Shaw, llpp City Tippecanoe; Aaron Moore, Urbana: Cbad Schrock, Franklin; Michael Moon, Bel!efontatne; Nick Caputo, Spring. Shawnee; Robby Weisenberger, Urbana; Jared Graves, Spring. Kenton Ridge; Nick Marion, Urbana; Loren Reischman, Spring. Kenton Ridge. Michael Trude, Spring_ Kenton Ridge: Kenny Watson, Day. Cilarninade.Jullenne; Ryan Schlater, St. Paris Graham; BradY-.I:Iouseman, Spring. Kenton Ridge; Keith Morgan, Bellefontaine; Rob Wade,

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Jeff Cleveland, Huber Hts. Wayne~ Kendrick Bruton, Miamisburg; Roshaun Cuusins, Xenia; Jeremy Kash, Centerville; Cody Blevins, Miamisburg; Evan Swank, Troy; Josh Copeland, Fairborn; Brandon Davis, Huber Hts. Wayne; Karl Rnkes, Xenia; Shaun Addison, Lebanon; Zach Werner, Lebanon; Darnell Young, Spring. North; Josh Elliott, Spring. North.

DIVISION II

Offensive playi!n; of the year: Matt EV'Bns, W. Carrollton;-Hosea Simpson, Winton Woods. Defenstve player of the year: Jake Ballard, Springboro. Coach of the year: Doug Zimmer, Greenville. ·· FirstTeam Offense: Ends-J.T. Maus, Loveland 6-0, 110, sr.j Ryan Kerns, Springboro, 6-5, sr. Unemen-Ertk Gohmann, Day. Carroll, 6-4, 250, sr.; Tyler Trent. Springboro, 6-0, 235, sr.; Aaron Jones, Spring. South, 6·3. 306, sr.: Mitch Oda, W. Carro:ltoo, 5-7, 191. sr.: Brian Craycraft, Edge.. wood, 6-1, 280, sr. Quarterback-Brennan Glass, Spring. South, 6·3, 200, sr. Backs-Matt Evans, W. Carrollton, 5·11, 190, sr.; Brandon Saine, Piqua, 6·1, 209, jr.; Hosea Simpson, Winton Woods, 5-9, 190, jr. Kicker-Joe Hodapp, BeUtrook, 5·10, 170,jr. Return Specialist-Jason Davis, Winton Woods, 5·7, 17Z, sr. Defense: · • 6-7,26B,sr.; sr.; Rayshawn tonlo Woods, Uneba~ers-Josh Ballard, Springboro.r 6-3,231, sr.; C<:lllm McCafferty, Kings, 6-2,·Z10, sr.; Jason Riggs, Oay. Carroll, 6-0, 205,sr.; Kevin Parrish, Mt. Healthy, 6-2, 205, sr. Backs-Harry McCall, Mt. Healthy, 6-3, 180, sr.; Phil Collier, Piqua, 5-10, 173,Jr.; Javani Chappel, Trotvood-Madison, 5-9, 175, sr. Pumer-Eric Schweller, Bellbrook, 6-3, 220, sr. Second Team Offense: Ends-Darran Powell, Day, Dunbar, 6-0, 160, sr.; Brad BaUard, Ross,· 5-9,162, sr.linemen-Phil Hagee, Kings, 6·4,: 230, sr.; Brian Starr, Wmton Woods, 6-2, 277, sr.; Jason Barker, New Carlisle Tecumseh, 6-3, 345, sr.; Mike Clay, DaY. Colonel White; 6--6, 305, sr.: Luke Harris, Wilmlng· ton, 5-U, 243, sr. Quarterback-Clay Coomer, Springboro, 6-0, 193, sr.; Backr-Dennis Nance, Wilmington, s.g, 171, jr.; Jon Elder, Edgewood, 5·71 150 so.; Deon Freeman, Mt. Healthy, 5-9, 175, sr. Kicker- Laine WaEJ)er, Greenville, 5-9, 140, sr.; Return-Specialist--Ray West. Spring. South, 5-9, 165, so. Defense: linemen-Tony Thomas, Oay. carroll, 6·0, 190, sr.; David GhyseJs, Springboro, 6-2, 236, sr.;Jafe Pitcock, Piqua, 6·3, 24 7, jr.; Nate Cole, Trotwood-Madison. 6-2, 286, sr. Unebackers-Rusty Breedlove, Edgewood, 6·2, 215, sr.; Bryce Mar· tin, Wilmington, 6-1, 197, sr.; Luke Kelly, Turpin, 6-4, 195, so.; Justin Elam, W. Carrollton, 5-11. 177, sr. Backs--Erik Jones, Winton Woods, 5·10, 185, sr.; Matt GaniS:on, Day. Carroll, 5-B, 170, sr.; Carlton Peake, Day. Day. Meadowdale, 6·2, 210, jr. Punter-les Sprague, Sidney, 6-0.175, sr. Honorable Mention Je'Sean Godfred, Mt. Healthy; Ryan Martin, Turpin; Jullan Johnst1n, Winton Woods; Charles Williams, Alkenj DeMario Pleasant, Northwest; Elijah Rowers, Northwest; Jay Triggs, Turpin; ~randon Naylor, Western Brown; Tyler Wit.-

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Reynolds, NomoDd; Kurt Rocco, Roger Bacon; Eddie Gray, Taft; John Spatt, Indian Hill; Jeff Foltz, McNicholas; Andre Higgins, New Rich· mond; Mike Reynolds, Norwood; PeteCarr,lndi· an Hlii;Tomrrw Xanders, Indian Hill; David Haag, McNicholas; Joo Ritter, McNicholas; Mike Our· bin, Nonvood~ Kenneth Trimble, Taft; Chris Kelsch, Nomood; Aric Evans, Taft.

DIVISION IV Offensive player of the year: Mitchell Evans, W. Milton Mi!ton·Union. Defensive player Of the year: Mike Majors, Lemon-Monroe. Coach of the year. Jason Krause, Lemon· Mon.me.

First Team Offense: Ends-Dustin Napper, MecflaniGEburg, 6-1, 165,sr.: Dajuan Harris, Lockland, 6-3,185, sr. Unemen-AI!en Wagner, Spring. Cath. Cent., 6-1, 200, sr.; Logan Brown, Covhigton, 6-1, 205, sr.; Jake Heaberlin, OeGraff Riverside, 6-0, 210, sr.; John Bah!, Country Day, 6-1, 190, sr.; Derrick Scheer, Fan Loramie. 6-7, 230, sr. Quarterback-Gene Stude· baktr, Covington, 6-2, 200,jr.: Backs-Dusty Kimmel, Covington, 6-4, 200, sr.; Phil Glllaugb, CedaNille, 6·0, 200, sr.; Dan Jacob, Sidney Lehman Cath., 6-0, 185, so. Klcker-AJ. Ramthan, S. Charles. SE, 5·9, 165, sr.; Return Specialist-Joe! Bostick, Mechanicsburg, 5·10, 165, sr. Defense; Unemen-Mark Bllne, Mechanicsburg, 6-6, 256, sr.; Brian Carter, DeGraff Riverside, 6·2, 215, sr.; Luke Pumeli, Spring, CBth. Cent., 6-3, 265. sr.; Kevin Dunn, Country Day, 5-ll, 17S,sr. Unebackers; Brian Wagner, Spring. Cath. cent, 6-1, 195, so.; Logan Dunn, N. Lewisburg Triad, 5·11, 205, sr,; Kurt Moneysmlth, Union City Mlsslssinawa Valley, 5· 11, 200, sr.; Joe Gord, Day. Christian, 6-3, 230, jr. Backs-JohnGDI, Country Day, 5-11, 180, sr.;Joey Halpin, Spring. cath. Cent. 6-0, 190, sr.; n1ack Ogletree, Lockland, 6-0, 170, sr. Honorable Mention CurtiS Sprackleri, Cedarville; Andy Barhmt, Fort Loramie; .Louis Siegrist, Fort loramie; Emmanuel Hill, Bradford, 5-10,210, sr.; Jordan Goldschmidt, Fort Loramie; TJ. Snith, Coullb'y Day; Brian Bastin, Wil· liamsburg; Ben Lengerich, Sidney Lehman Cath.; Eric Woodde!i, Sidney Lehman Cath.: CJ. Potter, Covington: Brian Ely, Covington: Evin Dunn, Country Day; Jake DeGood, Mechanicsburg; DougSberna, Coun· try Day, ifi Logan Beam, Ansonia; Jason Bailey, N. Lewisburg Triad; A.J. Woods, s. Charles. SE; Derek Lyons, Cedarville; Jason Rost, Ceda!Vil!e; Brandon Phlipot, Fort loramie; Nick Christian, Covington; Derrick PUttee, D"eGraff RiYerside; Blaine Klaus, Mechanicsburg; Matt Hull, Yellow Springs; Robert Hamblin, Ham New Miami; Aaron King, Christian; Kim Roberts, Ham. New Miami; Joel Good, Mechanicsburg: Adam Sa· lyeiS, Mechanicsburg; David Webb, Mechanicsburg: Sam Lopez, Spring. Cath. Cent.; Jake Forrest, W. Uberty-Salem; Ryan SoudeiS, N. Lewisburg Triad; Alan Wombolt, Ansonia; Nick Christian, Covington; Kyle Under, Union City Mississinawa Valley.

Football playoff pairings Ohio

REGIONAL ANALS DIVISION I

AU" games 7 p.m. Sah!rday, unless noted Region 1 At Panna Byers Field (1) lakewood Sl Edward (11-0)YS. (3) Cle. Glenville (12-0) Region 2

At Akron Rubber Bowl

(1) Can. McKinley{12-0)vs. {3) Massillon Washington (11-1) Region 3 At Upper Arlington Moorhead Memorial Stadium First Team (1) Hilliard Oavldscn (12-D) vs. (7) Worthington Offense: Ends-Kenny Battiston, W. Milton MilKilbourne (9-3) ton-Unlan, 6-1, 185, sr.: Pat Harrington, Len'lon· Monroe, 6-0,200 sr. Unemen-Erick Novak, Ham. Region 4 Badin, 6-3, 315, sr.: Chris Herrington, BlanchesAt CinciiDlati Nippert Stadium ter, 6-4-, 260, sr.; Ryan Long, Germantown Valley (1) Sl Xavier 112-0) vs. (2) Huber Hts. View, 6-0, 265, sr.; Greg FenwiCk, Spring. Greenon, Wayne {H·11,12:30 p.m. 6·2, 305, s1.;Josh Miller, Deer Park, 6-3, 290,jr. DIVISION II Quarterback_;_Mitchell Evans, W. Milton Milton-Union, All games 7:30p.m. Friday 6-3, 190, jr. Backs-Drew Frey, Clinton·Mas;oie, Region 5 6-4-, 185, jr,; Curtis Moore. Germantown ValleyV1ew, At Bedford Stewart Field 6-0, 210, s1.; Stefan Deeter, W. Mlltan Milton-Union, at Bearcat Stadium 6-0, 195, sr. Klcker-lan Hadish, Wyom1ng, 6-1, (1) Tallmadge (12-0) vs. {6) Akr. Hoban (10-2) 175, jr. Return speciaiist-Jnsh Herron, Lemon· Region 6 - Monroe, 5·1~ 190, jr. At Fremont Ross Hannon Field ..~ ,____ l).efim,~: UD.e')lt:>fl:~Andyj)p.:mth.JJ.adjo,Ji·2,.. at Paul Stadium . 225, sr.;Ky1eMurphy,Mariemont,6·2, 240,sr.; - (1) :.Avon Uike- (12~0) -~S.T2TTOI:-cent Cath-:Zak Taylor, Blanchester, 6·2 1 250, sr.; Cole (11-1) Ross, Clirrton·Massie, 5·10, 200, sr. Uneback· Region 7 ers-Mikc Majors, Lemon-Monroe, 6·3, 175, At Warren Harding Mollenkopf Stadium sr.; Matt _~rankey, Badin, 6·0, 200, jr.; Jordan (1) Louisville (12·0) vs. (2) canfieid (12-0) 205. sr.;Justin CreagRegion 8 r- 1• -~m:kr-h11drew-~· ----- ----"'-At-Mid&eliew.-r&m~ or.;,: ,olin Murro;•, N. (1) Springboro (12·0) vs. (6) Day. C.rroll _; Ellm, .~!;Y.d, German(10.2) town vauev View, 6-!1, 1B5.• sr. Punte._ ,ad Kilbum,. DIVISION 111 Lemon·Mo~ro~. o-~e!~~d s;~am ~ . . AU gamesR!::n'Sm. Friday ditense: El'lds-Brad Shipley, Spring. Nortt1 western, 6·1.180. sr.; Demck Velte, Germantown Valley VIew, 6-0, 165, jr. Unemen-Bil!y Atchley, _Ciin· ton·Massle, 64, 225, sr.; Nate Helsle~, Lemon-Monroe, 6-0, 220, sr,j Sean Ramlg, Ma· deira,6-1, 250,jr,l Richie Bou~;nell, Lewistown indian Lake, 6·4, 300, sr.; Bo Hamilton, Belle. Benjamin logan, 6-0, 259, sr. Quarterback-Tyler Ostennan, Lemon·Monroe, 6-1, 160, so.; Backs-Josh BroWif:Smith, Wyoming, 5-8, 165,sr.;Mikel\1ifl· er, Mariemont, 6·1, 205, sr.; Jeff Anderson, Belle. Benjamin Logan, 5-11, 190, sr. Ktcker-Ben Rasco-na, Deer Park, 5·7, 155, so. Return SpecialistJared Harlfwiclt, Carlisle, 5·5, 165, sr. Defense: Unemen-Thomas French, Middle. Madison, S·U, 210, sr.; Brian ParKer, Germantown Valley Vievt, 6-4, 250, sr.; Eddie Clay, N. College Hill, 6-0,210, sr.; Kyle Dilts, Sprlng. Northeastern, 5-9, 215, sr. Unebackers-Tyler Wilson, W, Milton Mil· tan·Unlon, 5-10, 1BO, so.; Steve Jackson, Spring. Greenan, 6·0, 205, jr.; Franlde Serra, Deer Pari<;, 5·10, 215, sr.; Tony Ramirez, Madeira, 5-10, 205,jr. Backs-Brad Cyphers, Day, NorL'lidge, 5-11. 1B5, sr.; Tony Hill, Greenan, 6·1, 180, sr.; Joey Ben· uett, Middle. Madison, 6-0, 200, sr. Punter-Brett West, Spring. Northeastern, 6-3, 1B5, sr. Honorable Mention Bray Offenbecher, Belle. Benjamin Logan; Jol1n Keller, Preble Shawnee; Chris Cason, Germantown Valley VIew; David Lain, Carlisle; Jared FerguS(ln, Lemon-Monroe; Chris Hardy, Oakwood; Eric Antonides, W. Milton Milton-Union; John Diefenderfer, Day. Oakwood: Brad Hull, Spring, Greenan; Austin George, Lewistown Indian Lake: Jarryd Smith, Ger· mantown ValleyVfew;AiexGray, Middle. MadiS(ln; Nick Busick, Spring. NortflWestem; Adam Bradley, Day. Nonhridge: Andrew Howett, Brookville; Bryant Foreman, Spring. Northeastern: Tyler Purcell, Mid· die. Fenwick; Kyle Robinson, Spring. Northeastern; Brian Focht, Germantown Valley View; lach Meadow, Oakwood; Keenan Freeman, Spring. Greenan: Daryl carter, Spring. Greenan: Jared comer. Spring. Northenstem; Ryan Burgett, Middle. Fenwick; Travis Jones, Clinton-Massle; Brody Osborn, BrooKYIIJe; COdy VanBuskirk, Belle. Benjamin Logan; Er!c Zupp, Belle. Ber1jamln logan; Adam Overholser, Spring. Northwestem;Jeb Pencil, Spring. Northwestern; Shae Michael, Lemon-Monroe; Braden McMonigle, Lemon·l\1onroe; Brett Richter, Lemon·Monroe; Sam Watson, Germantown Valiey VIew; Mam Docken, Germa!ltown Valley View. Nick Powell, Camden Preble Shawnee; Prentice White, Middle. fenwick; Joe Murphy, Middle. Fenwick; Bart Miller, Middle. Madison; Tony Joh~~st~n, Middle. Madison; Josh Herbert, Middle. Madison; Zach Reynolds, Car· lisle; Andrew Hill, Carlisle; Andrew Heyob, Clarksville Clinton·Massie; Tim Schanda, Clarksville Clillton·Massie; Caleb Corrill, Bata· via; Tyler Beard, Deer Park; Chad Price, Wya. mlng; Austin Knight, Blanchester; Brett Ham· mack, Bata\lia; Josh McDavid, 1ipp City Bethel-Tale; Ricky Richardson, Madeira; Travell Harper Chevis Corey Scott, College Hill; Evan Jones, in Purcell Marian; At. len Taulbee, Taylor; BreH Hammack, Batavia; Jeff Wheeler, N. College HiD; Chris Medley, Pur· cell Marian; Jerome Turner, Wyoming; steve Crowley, Madeira1 Davis Conway, Mariemont; Bryant Maxwell, Mariemont; Ramondo \Vhitohead, Purcell Marian; Nick Trotta, Filmeytown; Justin Geyer, Ham. Badin.

DIVISIONV

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Offensive player of the year: Doug Browne, Cin. Hills Christian Academy. Defensive player of the year: Zac Richard, versaKies Coach of the year: Jason Schondetmyer, Areanum.

Barker, Edgewood; Matt Ttmbennan, Edge.. wood; Montez Dace, Mt. Healthy~ Maurice Lew· ls, Woodward; Doug Ryan, Harrlstm; Curt Weidner, Harrlst~n; Ronald Lackey, Mt. HealthY; Cory Ehmschwander, Northwest; Chris Mcl\111llan; Northwest; Clark Groene, Turpin. Dan Rinaldi, Turpin; Nic Butler, Western Brown; Casey O'Hara, Western Brown; Marcus Young, Winton Woods; Josh Krauth, Talawanda; lamar Jones, l\1l Healthy; Kyle Brown, Kings; Alex Chesky, Turpin; Sean Keller, Kings; Lee Miles, Ross; Mike Mitchell, Kings. Justin Griffis, Sidney; MaH Ktein, Springboro; Tim Dettwiller, Springboro; Phil Donovan, SpriDgboro; Josh Ev· ans, Springboro; Daniel Jones·; ColOnel White; Kyle Blair, Piqua; Billy Alexander, New Carlisle Tecumseh: Josh McKee, New canisle Tecumseh; Brent Wilson, Bellbrook; Jared Edwards, Bellbrook: Vince Martin, Spring. South. Jonathan SainE', Day. Meadowdale; Ryan Autt,_ Piqua; Ben Davis, Piqua; Mike Bolinger, Vandalia But· !er; Mike Klnstedt, Carroll: Marcus Vaughn, Day. Meadowdale; Dominic Allen, Piqua; Dustin Snyder, Piqua; Justin Boldman, Bellbrook: Jeremiah Webb, Wilmington; SpencerVanover,·Springboro;Tony Dixon, Dunbar; Pete Rolf, Piqua: Murray Nickolal, Piqua; Nick Wyatt, Bellbrook; Malachi Hursch, Carroll; Eric Wenzel, Springboro; IS.eith Marshall. Spring. South; Kyle Whitt New Carlis_linecums.~h; Brandon Bennett, Belmont; Tyler Waller, Wilmi12gton; Dustin Jacoby, Wilmington; Daniel Fee, Greenvlile.

DIVISION VI Offenslve player of the year: Gene Studebaker, Covington. Defensive player of the year: Marn Bllne. Mechanicsburg Coach of the year: Neal Kasner, Mechanicsburg.

At Ravenna Stadium, Gilcrest Field (5) 'roungs. Uberty (12·0) vs. (3) Akr. Buchtel \'.!)..2) Region 10 1\t Lewis Center Olentangy Braves Field (1) ttyde (11-1) vs. (2) Spring. Shawnee (11-1) Region 11 At Canton FawceH Stadium (1) Steuot.;-.·~IJ'e {12-0) vs. (2) Newark Ucking Vai!ey (12-0} - "i'.r,_gion 12 At Newark White Field (5} Thornville Sheridan \9·3) vs. (3} CoiS. DeSales (B-4) "

DIVISION r;· . All games 7 p.m. Satunby

Region 13 " At Twinsburg Tiger Stadium Youngs. Mooney (10-2) vs, (7) Can. Cent. cath. (9-3) Region 14 At Findlay Donnell stadium (4) Huron (11-1) vs. (2) Coldwater (12-0) Region 15 At Ohio University Peden Stadium (1) Bellaire (12-0) vs. (2) Ironton (10-2) Region 16 At Princeton Mancuso Field {11 Gennantown Valle~ View 111-l) vs. (2) Lemon· Monroe (11~1} (1)

DWISION V

All Games 7:30 p.m. Friday Region 17 At Cani:on Central CathoDe Stadium (1) N. lima s. Range (12-0Jvs. (7) W. SalemNW (10-2) Region 18 At TJffin Nat' I Field, Frost-Kalnow Stadium {1) Hamler Patrick Henry (12-0) vs. (2) Bucyrus Wyntord (12-0) Region 19 At lancaster Fulton field {4) Lucasville Valley (11·1) vs. (6) Centerburg (10-2) Region 20 AI Troy Memorial Sladium (I) Cin. Hills Chrio!ian (12-DI vs. (31 Uma Cent. Cath. (11·1)

DIVISION VI All games 7 p.m. Saturday Region 21 At C.rroiHon Comrmmity Field (1) Columbiana (11-1) 1<. (3) Steubenville Cath. Cenl (9-3) Region 22 At Tiffin Nat'l Field, frost-Kalnow stadium (1) Bascom Hopeweli-Loudan (12-0) vs. (3) NorWalk St Paul (10-2) Region 23 At Zanesviile Sulsberger Memorial Stadium (5) Newall< Cath. (9-3) vs. (3) Shadyside (1D-2) Region 24 At Uma Senior Stadium (5) O~phos St. John's (10-2)vs. (2) Oola Hardin Nonhem (11-0) KENTUCKY State quarterfinals (All games 7:30p.m. unless noted) Friday's Games Class A Metcalfe County at Mayfield Danville at Bardstown Lexington Christian at Newport Central catholic Paintsville at SomeiSet · ClassAA OwensOOro Catholic at Fort !:aniptiell DeSales at Western Russell_at

Fii'stTeam . Offense: Ends-Jamie Stewart, CHCk&4,'- . 180, sr.; MycMel Sawyer, Day.Jefferson;·5-11: 160,;_' .i .-, jr. Unemen-Brad luthman, Versailles, 6-2,230, sr.: . > Travis Bo~er. Arcanum, 6-1, 195, sr.; Mike Chacksfield, CHCA, 6·6, 245, jr.; Chris Davis, Shrode!', 1 6-2, 263, sr.i Zach Smith, East Clinton, 5-10,_ 240, sr. Quarterback-Doug Browne,_CHCA, 5·~1, 175,sr. B11c~s-Ty Cates, Arcanum, 6-1, 185,-sr.:-ctir-.. tis Wourms, Ver.;ailles, 5·10. 195, sr.; Ryan Collado, CHCA 5·10,170,jr. Kick~r-DrewEast, East~l_in.· . ton, 6.2, 182, sr. Retum ,SPecialist-Derek (loi.~$. lipp City Bethei, 5-9, 155. sr. ·. · · Defense: Unemen-Zac Richard, Ve!Saill.es, 6-4, 275, sr,; l(evin Hershberger, Reading, 6·0, 205, sr.;AndyStelnke,Anna.5-11,220,sr.:AdamSch\~ei.-'

Miami terrnan, Arcanum, 6·2-, 175, sr.; Nate Lowe;w. Uber-l , · · ty-Salem, 6·0, 215, _sr. Unebackers-:cObadiah c30-25, .. MU advances to MAC tournament quarterfinals ateatham, Shrader, 6-1, 201, sr.; .Mike P,owell, . ·~ \ waynesv;!le, 5-10, 210. sr.; Neil Arehart;EastCiin' baske~B.all ton, 6-0,212, sr. Backs-SeanSwallen,CHCA, 5· W 11, 75, sr.; Matt Murphy, Versailles, 5-9, 160, sr.; Ashland S2, Cr'nclnna': ·Nennonl 75··: •· Clint Evans, East Clinton, 5-10, 162, sr. Punter-, u""' Brad Coder, w. Uberty-Salem, 6-D. 185, sr. Clnclnnati.Ciennont (1-2) ~Dunn 1~21.5-7 second Team 2B, Starr 7-13 0-017, Glrty 6·17 2-2-14, Brown 3~4 Offense: Ends-Jordan Smith, Reading, 6·1, 0-0 6, Hosler3-8 2-2 B, Figgs 0-11·2' 1, Baynes 0·2. 180, sr.; Justin Jones, CHCA, 6-0, 185, sr. une1·2 1. Totals: 29-70 11-15 75. men-Ryen Axe, Anna, 5·9, 175,jr.; Matt Mekeever, Ashland (1-0) -McRae5·91-2"11, BarUett4~12 Waynesville, 5-10, 1B5, so.; Byron Pogue, Hanno- 0-111; Knight10-19 0-0 24, Emof!S 2-71-15, Brpwn . ny, 6·3, 250, jr.; Tra'lis Koeller, W. Alex. Twin Valley 4-10 2-510, Rucker 1·4 0-2.3, Bird 3~ 7 D·O 8, Engler S.,_6~Q, 2~5. sr.; Ch~s Schroeder,.Ann·a, 6·0, 22D, sr. 1-11~13, Brown1-2 2-2 4, Mada!one 1-1 0-0 3. ToQuarterbacll-Billy.Biackbum.. ·East Clinton, 6-1, ta!s: 32-73 7-14 82. . . - -_-.': _: :··':- · 195, sr. Backs-Cory Sniffen, Anna, 5-9, 165, so.; :. ___ .H.:ilftim_e s~ore;,Ash·37.:~11'~:ppinte'rs: UCC 6-25 OJ. Smith, Hannony, 5-9, 180, Jr.; DeMarco (DUnn' 3, Sfur'r 3):P."slr'11':31l6'a'rtfetf 3, Knight 4, L------···---------------------1.~~~=-~~. -----------~R~u~ck~e~r1~·~B·~d~2~,M~a~da_~_ne_1_l·_____________

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OVERALL 1rOP HONORS DMSIQN I COACH OF THE YEAR

DIVISION IT COACH OF

THEYEAR .

Steve Specht

Kurry Commins Mount Healthy His team ...---==c----; (10-1) earned the program's fifth straight playoff berth. Mount Healthy · is 43-12 since 2001.

His-team (15-0) won the Division I state title. He was named state, • district and · GCL coach of the year.

DMSION ill PLAYER OF.

MikeTHE YEAR Scherpenberg Indian Hill The senior QB threw for 3,258 yards and 41 touchdowns. He shared Division '111 state. offensive player pf the ear honors.

DMSION ill COACH OF THE YEAR

DMSION IV PLAYER OF THE YEAR

DIVISION IV COACH OF

Mike Martin

.Mike Majors

Jason Krause

Doug Browne

Monroe ! His team (12-2) reached the state semifinals, in the school's first winning season since 1994.

CHCA

The former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver guided Taft (8-2) to its first winning reco·rd since the 1990s.

Monroe The senior DB was named first-team all-state and district defensive Player of ·the Year. He had 120 tackles and 10 sacks.

THE YEAR

DMSIONS V-VIPLAYER OF THE YEAR

The junior QB shared Division V state offen-sive player of the year honors, throwing for 3;298 yards and 41 TDs.

DIVISION I

FIRST TEAM

OL Scott Kleinholz Elder The senior was second-team all-state, and first-team alldistrict and allleague.

FIRST TEAM

FIRST TEAM

DL Kallen Wade

DL Alex Albright St. Xavier The senior was .first-team allstate, all-dis- . trict and GCL · South player of the year. 1-le had eight sacks.

St. Xavier The sophomore was secondteam all-district and first-team all-league. He kicked 12 field goals and 45 extra points.

The senior was 1 • second-team all-district and -first-team allleague.

Moeller . The senior was special- mention all-state, firstteam all-district and GCL South defensive line-" man ofthe

FIRST TEAM

LB Tyler Moeller

'

FIRST TEAM

FIRST TEAM

DB Casey Kjos

LB Louis Miller G!enEste The senior was second-team all-district and FAVC Buckeye defensive plaY" er of the year. 1-le hadJ4 tackles for loss.

LB Cobrani Moxon

Colerain The senior was defensive player of the year in the state, district · and Greater Miami Conference. He had 13.5 sacks.

FIRST TEAM

FIRST TEAM

FIRST TEAM

The junior was second-team all-state and first-team alldistrict and allleague. He had six interceptions.

Lakota East The senior was second-team all-district and' firsHeam allleague. He had 43 tackles and two interceptions.

-St. Xavier The senior was special-mention all-state, first-team alldistrict and allleague. He had eight

P Matt Schult1e The senior was specialmention aIIstate and firstteam all-district and all-league. He had a 42,0yard punting average.

-- HONORABLE MENTION son, Kenny Benjamin, Jaquan Patilla, Ben Amelia - Daniel Garber, Zach ShepSalle- Tyler Sheehan, Bobby Burger, pard; Anderso.n -Jake Davis, Jeremy Coo- Thomas, Aaron Revel, Briari-Stacy, Dewey Vince Harris, Nick Miller, Billy Parker, Ju·Elliott, Jessie Albrecht; , ney, Mark Wetterer, Bob Cook, J.T. Shellian Posey; Lebanon -Shaun Addison, ton; Colerain - Brandon Wyatt, Gary Glen Este- Todd Butts, Shane Cox, ·Tim Groh, Zach Werner, Johnny Silcox; La· Pride, Terrence Sherrer, Kyle Lumpkin, Bri- Josh Godfrey, Chrts Penry, Corey Steidle, kota East- Paul Bowen, Brandon Baran Lainhart; Calvin Dixon, Michael Scheidt, Nathan Ziegler, Matt Jackson, Nick Deptlow, Riley Dunlop, Sam Coffey, Jason Trammell Williams, Henry Lemons, Dante pucclo, Donnie Talbott; Hamilton- SteRooney; Lakota West -J.C. Casper, SoloThompson; Elder- Sean Jameson, Matt phen Jarrett; Hughes -Jeff Lazenby, Aaron mon Thomas, Kyle Blevins, Dustin Huff, Siefke, Ryan Smith meyer, Nick Zeiser, Cavanaugh, Lamar Hams, Clyde Robinson, C. C. Brooks; Mason- Ryan Britenriker, Mike Cooke; Fairfield -David GudrnundBrandon Chandler, Quentin Armstrong; La Chris Collins, Andy Krusling, Jake Lewis,

Dustin Muilenburg, Matt Noxsel, Brian Porter, Matt White; Middletown - Zach Davis, Dee Conley, Skylar Jones; Milford - Chris Ryan; Moeller - Tom Felp, Matt Held, Sean Redwine, Justin Smith, Anthony Walsh, Andy Wersel, Alex Jaeger; Oak Hills.- Josh Kehrt, Jimmy Dan Conners, Ryan Craynon, Kory Hetzer; Princeton- Aaron Brown, Vince Rivers, Chad Vordenberge; St. Xavier- Tim Fagel,

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Jimmy Hobson, Frank- Morand, Joe Ries, Seth'Robinson, Brad Scherer, Wes · Schroder, Chris Cionni, Fred Craig, Kevin Davis, Matt McFartand, Kyle Meyer, Jon Saelinger, Nick Schneider, Evan Wenker; Sycamore- Mike Latessa, DanPyles, Mitch Allen; Western Hills - Pat Jenkins; Withrow- Shawn Redd, Robert Williams, Jamar Howard, Stan Thornton, Wendell Blue.


OVERALL TOP HONORS THE YEAR.

Kurry Commins · St. Xavier His team (15-0) won. the Division I state title. He was named state, district and' GCL coach of the year;

DIVISIONS V-VI PLAYER OF THE YEAR

DIVISION IV PLAYER OF THE YEAR

DMSION ill PLAYER OF

MikeTHE YEAR · Scherpenberg

. Mike Majors

Doug Browne CHCA The junior QB shared Division V staie offensive player of the year honors, throwing for 3,298 yards and 41 TDs.

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Indian Hill The senior QB threw for 3,258 yards and 41 touchdowns. He shared Division Ill state offensive player of the ear honors.

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Mike Gims; CHCA His team (14-1) was Division V state runner-up, after being ranked · 11th in the first state poll of the season.

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RB Martez Williams Moeller

St. Xavier The sophomore was secondteam all-district and first-team all-league. He kicked 12 field goals and 45 extra points.

The senior was first-team all, state, all-districtand allleague.

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DL Kallen Wade. The junior was second-team all-state and first-team alldistrict. He had 13 sacks and 10 tackles for loss..

·LB Tyler Moeller

Wi.throw The senior was second-team all-district and all-league. He had 41 tackles and four sacks.

The senior was defensive player of the year in the state, district ·and Greater Miami Conference. He had 13.5 sacks.·

The senior · was first-team all-state, all-district and all-league ..

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DB Casey Kjos St. Xavier The senior was second-team all-state, · first-team all-, district and allleague. He had 10 sacks.

Colerain The junior was second-team all-state and first-team alldistrict and allleague. He had six interceptions,

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DustinMuilenburg, Matt Noxsel, .Brian Por- Jimmy' !Hobson, Frank Morand, Joe Ries, san, Kenny Benjamin, Jaquan Patilla, Ben. Saile -·Tyler Sheehan, Bobby Burger, Anielia ~Daniel Gariber, Zach ShepVince Harris, Nick Miller, Billy Parker, Ju- . ter, Matt White; Middletown - Zach Davis, Seth R~obinson, Brad Scherer, Wes pard; Anderson-- Jake !Davis, Jeremy Coo- ·Thomas, Aaron Revel; Brian Stacy, Dewey Schroder, Chris Gianni, Fred Craig, Kevin Elliott, Jessie Albrecht; . lian Posey; Lebanon- Shaun Addison, Dee Conley, Skylar Jones; ney, Mark Wetterer, Botl.Cook, J.T. Shel· Glen Este - Todd Butts, Shane Cox, Tim Groh, Zach Werner, Johnny Silcox; La- · Milford- Chris Ryan·; Moeller- Tom Davis, Matt McFarland, Kyle Meyer, Jon ton; Colerain - Brandon Wyatt, Gary Saelinger, Nick Schneider, Evan Wenker; · kota East- Paul Bowen, Brandon Bar- · Feld, Matt Held, Sean Redwine, Justin Pride, Terrence Sherrer, Kyle Lumpkin, Bri- Josh Godfrey, Chris ·Perry, Corey Steidle, Sycamore -Mike Latessa, Dan Pyles, an l~inhart, Calvin Dixon, Michael Scheidt, Nathan Ziegler, Matt Jackson, .Nick Deptlow, Riley Dunlop, S~m Coffey, Jaso.n Smith, Anthony Walsh, Andy Wersel, Alex puccia, Donnie Talbott; Hamilton - SteRooney; Lakota West -,J.C. Casper, Solo- ·. Jaeger; Oak Hills- Josh Kehrt, Jimmy Dan Mitch Allen; Western Hills - Pat Jenkins; Trammell Williams, Henry Lemons, Dante Withrow Shawn Redd, Robert Williams, Canners, Ryan Craynan, Kory Hetzer; Thompson; Elder- Sean Jameson, Matt phen Jarrett; Hughes -Jeff Lazenby, Aaron mon Thomas, Kyle Blevins, Dustin Huff, .Jamar Howard, Stan Thornton, Wendell Siefke, Ryan Smithmeyer, Nick Zeiser, Cavanaugh, lamar Harris, Clyde Robinson, C. C. Brooks; 1\'lason- Ryan Britenrlker, Princeton.- Aaron Brown, Vince Rivers, Mike Cooke; Fairfield- David GudmundBrandon Chandler, Quentin Armstrong; La Chris Collins, Andy Krusling, Jake lewis, Chad Vordenberge; St. Xavier- Tim Fa gel, Blue.


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been a tough year with his injuries andheverbeingquite IOOpercent, so it was nice to see hjm play well . tonight." Vanatskypointed out the play of JuniorRyan Gunnarson. "He does good things ''11en he has his hands on the ball. You look at it, we have to give· him the ball more,"Vanatskysaid: Defensively Vanatsky singled outseuiorKyleLOhrman · . "Hehasbeenconsistentallyear for us. He's just a very good football player and he does ;what we .ask_.

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