Thursday, September 3, 2015

New Southwest Ohio Public League features City Battles in Wk 2

While Belmont (0-1) and Meadowdale (0-1) have joined a new power conference they will be battling each other tonight for City League bragging rights in week 2 of high school football in the Miami Valley tonight.
 (7pm @ Welcome Stadium)

With Dayton public schools joining Cincinnati Public schools to combine to make the first ever multi big city Power Public League - named the Southwest Ohio Public League, or the SWOPL, it created some questions about how it would work, and if it was worth it.

While the driving won't please most people, the coaches from Dayton City schools like the idea of playing the Cincinnati schools, even if it's just only football this season.

Due to the fact that its been hard for City League teams to get picked for the playoffs (for whatever reason), most teams feel like if you win your respected division this season, you should grab a playoff spot.

That what makes this Belmont - Meadowdale game tonight that much more important.

Belmont is coming off a tough loss to Hamilton, while the Lions lost  to Carroll, in which it was outscored in the second half after the game was tied at 24 at halftime.
The Bison feel this could be the breakout year they need, as RB Davion Fails will lead the charge.
Meadowdale will also have fire in their eyes after that tough second half last week.

Both teams know going 0-2 could be trouble for the season filled with matchups in Cincy.
Expect a intense atmosphere at Welcome Stadium tonight.

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