Monday, October 31, 2016

Week 10 Filled with drama; Dunbar wins, then loses chance at berth; "The Field" in playoffs; Alter, Miamisburg cruise, Troy wins epic battle

  With the playoffs on the line for a lot of teams, here are the results from Week 10 in the Miami Valley.

Coach Earl White surveys scene Friday night

Dunbar runs past Belmont, wins SWOPL 

 The Wolverines and the Bison put on a show for the biggest crowd for a City League football game this season. With 2 teams in playoff position, the Wolverines scored early and often to grab a 30-14 lead at half, with star 2 way player Keyshawn Jones scoring twice to lead the way.

   However Belmont made a run in the 3rd quarter led by Star RBs Elijah Malcolm and Dawson Martin.

    The Bison closed the gap to 10 (38-28) but Dunbar then went on a huge run, scoring 16 straight to cruise to a victory 54-34.

Keyshawn Jones with a sick catch 

 Jones scored on a 94 yard pass on a crucial 3rd down to get the Wolverines rolling again.

   Jones, Senior QB -WR Chris Jackson, & RB Tavion Thomas led the way.
  Jackson threw 3 TDs  in the 1st half alone, and had the wolverines rolling on all cylinders.  

The win put Dunbar at 9-1 for the season, and sent Belmont to 7-3.
After the game, it was reported that an ineligible player was played during the contest, which could cost the Wolverines a chance at reaching the OHAAA playoffs. The situation is being reviewed by the District and Dunbar has appealed the process to OHSAA.

  If the result is not overturned, Dunbar will forfeit it's last 2 games and  Belmont will go to the playoffs instead of Dunbar.

Springfield back in playoffs 
 Springfield held off a game Fairmont team 21-14 to seal the deal and get into the OHSAA playoffs for the first time under coach Maurice Douglass.
 Douglass, who took over 3 years ago, vowed to get the Wildcats back on track, and after 3 years, he's done just that.  Springfield will head to Columbus for their first round game.

Miamisburg clinches title, hosts game 
   Miamisburg shut down Northmont to secure a share of the GWOC title as Jake Netherton and Tony Clark ran for over 320 yards to shred Northmont 39-3. The Burg will host a playoff game with the victory as well.

Alter shuts down C-J playoff hopes
 Alter came out during on all cylinders and shut down C-J dream of making the playoffs by winning 51-3. The Knights played lights out and shut down the Eagles to notch another undefeated record (10-0), a high state ranking and a home game in the 1st round of the playoffs. C-J falls to 6-4, after starting 0-2.

Springboro wins shootout @ Lebanon 
 Springboro  handled business 45-42 in a wild one at Lebanon, and put them in the playoffs with it. Lebanon was already in playoffs, while Springboro was on the bubble.  Springboro moves to 7-3 while Lebanon falls to 7-3.    

Troy stymies Piqua, grabs playoff berth
  Troy was able to shut down Piqua & Gain a spot in the playoffs. The Trojans won 37-14 to finish 9-1 after winning just 2 games last season. Piqua falls to 6-4. Troy might host a playoff game as well.

Tippecanoe knocks Vandalia out of playoff hunt  
  Tipp knocked Vandalia out of the playoff hunt with a 27-17 win Friday night. Vandalia was #9 coming into game, but Tipp showed why they will Benin the playoffs with a 10-0 4th quarter showing to seal the deal. Tipp moves to 7-3, while Vandalia falls to 6-4.

Franklin finishes undefeated regular season
  Franklin ran Brookville off the field as Ryan Montgomery scored 4 TDs as the Wildcats moved to 10-0 this season.

Thurgood ends on a win
  Thurgood won the last game to finish on a strong note. The Cougars now move to 4-6 on the season, the first of Coach Brian Carter.

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