Cedarville early 2014 favorite
According to the Ohio Heritage Conference football website, Cedarville is the fans’ choice as OHC champ in 2014. While the poll is by no means scientific, the website’s current online tally lists Cedarville as the top pick as 2014 champion with 63.8 percent of the vote. as of midnight Friday, state semifinalist Mechanicsburg was next with 19.4 percent of the vote, followed by North Lewisburg Triad (5.9 percent), Springfield Catholic Central (4.1), West Liberty-Salem and South Charleston Southeastern (2.7 percent each), Greeneview (1.4 percent) and Springfield Northeastern (0.1 percent).
Mechanicsburg’s Erwin named OHC football MVP
In what was the closest vote in the website’s seven-year history, Mechanicsburg running back Aeryton Erwin was named OHC Football Website Most Valuable Player for the 2013 football season.
Erwin had won the media vote, Cedarville back Caleb Coe had won the poll vote and Triad’s Trent McIntyre had won the social media vote. With the three-way tie, the vote was taken back to the social media voting where Erwin received 119 of 250 vottes to win the award.
The junior back rushed for more than 2,100 yards and scored 28 rushing touchdowns this past season. He gained more than 100 yards in 11 of Mechanicsburg’s 14 games.
BELLEFONTAINE 63, GREENON 38: Chase Green led the Knights with 13 points scored, but visiting Bellefontaine enjoyed a 23-point performance from A.J. Gorham, and 19 points from Tristin Tillman. Bellefontaine led by 19 at the break.
EATON 41, BELLBROOK 33: In a match between Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division leaders, Eaton emerged on top with Thursday’s home win. The host Eagles amassed a 22-11 lead at halftime. Bellbrook outscored Eaton 22-19 in the second half, but couldn’t make up the deficit. No individual statistics were available.
TROTWOOD-MADISON 62, XENIA 50: Visiting Xenia outscored the Rams 26-22 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 16-point halftime deficit. Unique Conner led the Buccaneers with 12 points scored and 14 rebounds snared. Makenna Taylor also got into double-figure scoring with 10 points in Wednesday’s loss. Xenia (2-4) will host Beavercreek for a series of Greater Western Conference Showcase games, on Saturday. With boys and girls freshman and junior varsity games to be played beforehand, the girls will play at 6 p.m. with a boys varsity game to follow at 7:30 p.m.
CARROLL 44, HAMILTON BADIN 38: Madison Schroeder scored 22 points to lead the Patriots to Wednesday’s Greater Catholic League win. Carroll (3-2) will host Cincinnati McNicholas, at 2 p.m. today.
GREENON 57, INDIAN LAKE 54: The host Knights rallied from a 32-27 halftime deficit to claim a Dec. 7 win over Indian Lake. Taylor Burson led Greenon (3-1. 2-0 CBC Mad River) with 12 points. Indian Lake’s Sammi Miller scored a game-high 13 points in the loss. In a battle of Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division leaders, Greenon is scheduled to host New Paris Graham, at 7:30 p.m. today.
CARROLL 2,584, HAMILTON BADIN 2,203: Jarrett Cooper rolled a match-high 428 two-game series to lead Carroll to Thursday’S Greater Catholic League win over Badin. Baylen Shoemaker came close to a 400 series, finishing with a two-game 393.
TROTWOOD-MADISON 1,430, GREENEVIEW 1,313: No other results were available from Thursday’s match.
CARROLL 1,738, HAMILTON BADIN 1,333: Christina Hauber led the Patriots with her 336 series. Teammate Samantha Young rolled the match’s second-highest series, a 285, during Thursday’s GCL win over the Rams.
GREENEVIEW 1,224, TROTWOOD-MADISON 1,224: No other results were available from Thursday’s match.
XENIA 39, FAIRBORN 28 (Seventh Grade): Corey Burnette led the Xenia attack with 13 points. Blaine Dudley added nine, Davion Boccara added four, and Wareen Mahar and Erik Uszinski each scored six points in the win. The team’s next game will tipoff at 10 a.m Saturday at home against Springfield Gold.