Wednesday, November 9, 2016

1st Round Saturday Recap: Trotwood cruises despite ignorance, Franklin rallies, Belmont falls; Stars of Week 1 Playoffs

Here's the recap of Saturdays games of the 1st round of OHSAA playoffs in the Miami Valley:

Raveion "Shock" Hargrove running past Wapak en route to a   4-TD night in 1st round of OHSAA  playoffs 

Trotwood blows destroys Wapakoneta despite racism comments 
  The Rams showed that no matter where they play at, even in the most hostile of conditions, that they are ready for a playoff run.
  Ravieon "Shock" Hargrove started the game of with a long TD run - the first play from scrimmage, and that ignited the Rams to a easy victory @ Wapakoneta on Saturday night.
  The hard part?

Keeping their cool after the racial slurs and lack of class represented by Wapak.

The marching band was hit with items from the rowdy crowd, not to mention the slurs heard by the band and the players.

   However, no words in the world could have helped Wapakoneta on this day, as the Rams and their star RB ran, over, around and through the defense for 3 TDS, while the Rams D smothered Wapak offense to ignite the rout.
 Trotwood  Coach Jeff Graham and the staff did an excellent job of keeping their cool and staying focused on the gameplan.

  Franklin wins late, stops Tippecanoe 
Franklin survived a huge upset with a late TD OK Tippecanoe to pull off the comeback win and move on to the next round. Tipp had control until the final minutes of the game when Franklin pulled off the comeback.

Belmont falls to St Mary's 

Belmont wasn't able to get the ground game rolling, as they took a fall to St Mary's 42-8.
 Belmont ends the season 7-3, while St. Mary's will take on Franklin in the next round.

Stars of Week 1 playoffs

Here are our Dayton HD Sports Top 5 Star Players in Week 1 of the OHSAA playoffs 

Josh Browder, RB- Troy  - 5 TDs, 330+ total offense  in the win 

Rashad McKee, QB - Wayne -  12-14, 235 yards, 4 TDS passing, 136 yards rushing, 1 TD, (before half) 

L'Christian "Blue" Smith, WR - Wayne - 2 TD receptions in blowout win

Raveion Hargrove - Trotwood, RB -  3 TDs, scored on 1st play of scrimmage in the win 

Tony Clark, RB - Miamisburg - 220+ rushing and 2 TDs in the win

Colin Genslinger, QB, - Valley View - Genslinger led View with 3 Rushing TDs in blowout road win 

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