This year Chaminade-Julienne (9-3) & Trotwood (12-0) teams will battle for the right to play in the D-3 Semifinal Game next weekend.
The Rams were predicted by many to be a Stare Finalist, as they had a major portion of their players from last season still in tow.
Led by Senior RB Raveion Hargrove, who just won District Player of the Year, the Rams have been dominant all year, leading to the top spot in the OHSAA State D-3 poll.
C-J on the other hand?
Not so much, although you seen the talent last season.
The Eagles started out 0-2, then reeled off 7 straight before being dusted off by Alter in the final week of the season.
Despite the loss, the Eagles slipped into the playoffs, and avenged the loss in the 1st round against Alter by smacking the Knights 49-24.
They then topped that in the Regional Final with a sweet comeback win last weekend, led by rising senior Star QB Ryan Peltier, who has been lights out for most of the season, especially late.
The 6'4 gunslinger has presence and a arm to get it anywhere on the field. And he can run too. Which makes for for a dynamite match-up against Trotwood lefty Markell Stephens-Peppers who has been a Top 5 All-Ohio QB all season himself.
Trotwood defense has been deadly all season and don' expect anything different tonight. They will be missing one of their star two-way players in Sammie Anderson, but still have enough versatility to offset the loss.
And of course, 3kray, which is Hargrove's fast growing and social media buzzing nickname.
Recently there has been a lot of hate for how good Hargrove is.
Calling him a prima donna. Needs to be taken down.
Hargrove is the epitome of what you want in a high school student-athlete, which is why he is revered by everyone in his circle, and respected by his peers the way very few are.
Coach Colvin of C-J has done a magnificent job of getting the Eagles to believe up to this point.
Can he come up with the perfect game plan to outmatch wits with the best staff in the game in Trotwood? Can they defeat Jeff Graham and his staff and knock off the huge favorites?
Or will Ram Nation continue to show why they are on a mission for that elusive State Championship?
Games at Stebbins HS (730 pm)
Battle for State Berth in Rematch game in Cincy
Cincy LaSalle has had a good run and will see if that trend will continue against a tough Winton Woods squad who already beat them once.
Woods, who easily won last week, is the favorite but LaSalle is a very tough team, and it will be hard to beat twice.
Both teams are playing at a very high level right now.