And then there was one.
After two weeks of high school football, only one Greene County area team remains undefeated.
With their Saturday afternoon win, the Beavercreek Beavers are 2-0. They remain atop the Greene County News’ incredibly scientific High School Football Poll standings with the win.
The Beavers’ running back Tim Bradshaw is currently second in the Greater Western Ohio Conference with 339 yards rushing on 66 carries.
The 21-16 win over Carroll also sets up an early battle for Greene County supremacy as well.
Top-ranked Beavercreek will finally get to play its home opener on this coming Friday. And they’ll do it against the team that is presently the county’s second-ranked team — the Fairborn Skyhawks.
Fairborn lost a close battle to Riverside Stebbins on Saturday. The Skyhawks had several opportunities to take the lead over Stebbins, but late-game turnovers stopped the rally. Defensive back Brandon Easterling is currently tied for the GWOC lead in tackles with 31.
The Carroll Patriots held their own against a solid Beavercreek bunch over the weekend, losing by just five points. Presently, senior running back Corey Hastings leads the Greater Catholic League’s Co-Ed Divisions in rushing with 246 yards on 48 carries. Junior linebacker Lamont Harris leads the GCL Co-ed ranks in tackles with 20.
In baseball, there’s the Mendoza Line where hitters are gauged to be worth their salt as long as they can achieve a .200 batting average like that of former Major Leaguer Mario Mendoza. The Cedarville Indians are kind of Greene County football’s Mendoza Line this week. They’ve won a game by a 40-0 margin; they’ve lost one by a 0-40 margin. And they’re 1-1 in the standings and presently the fourth-ranked team in the county.
We’d like to tell you a terrific stat about one of the Cedarville players, but the Ohio Heritage Conference doesn’t tell such things.
Sitting in fifth place in the county race at 1-1 are the Bellbrook Golden Eagles. They lost by a 28-21 margin to Wilmington on Saturday. According to the Southwestern Buckeye League’s website, Drew Ashurst is second in the SWBL Southwestern Division in sacks with three, and those stats might not include the recent Hurricane loss.
In terms of computer points, the Greeneview Rams would be third among the eight county teams with 2.80 points. The CHCA win will help the Rams this season, but 18-6 losses on the road to guys like London Madison Plains won’t. Quarterback Collin Matt threw for 83 yards on 8-of-21 passing, and he rushed for 82 yards, including Greeneview’s lone touchdown of the game. (Thank you, Rams stat guy Ryan McClure for the information!)
The Xenia Buccaneers lost to a very good Kings Mills Kings bunch, 42-6, down near Kings Island. Junior defensive back Ken Klontz leads the team with 18 tackles. The Bucs will host Cincinnati Moeller on Friday at Doug Adams Stadium.
In a 55-6 loss on the road to London, Frankie Gmuca, Levi Morrison, Trey Blevins, Juan Cervantes and Derek Brown combined to gain 101 yards rushing on 37 carries for the Greenon Knights.
Week 2 Area Poll
(Team, record, season points differential)
1. Beavercreek (2-0) +43
2. Fairborn (1-1) +14
3. Carroll (1-1) +10
4. Cedarville (1-1) Even
5. Bellbrook (1-1) -2
6. Greeneview (1-1) -5
7. Xenia (0-2) -74
8. Greenon (0-2) -105
THIS WEEK: Fairborn (1-1) at Beavercreek (2-0); Carroll (1-1) at Springfield Shawnee (0-2); Cedarville (1-1) at Riverside (1-1); Bellbrook (1-1) at New Carlisle Tecumseh (0-2); East Clinton (2-0) at Greeneview (1-1); Cincinnati Moeller (1-1) at Xenia (0-2); Middletown Christian Football Club (1-0) at Greenon (0-2).
John Bombatch can be reached at (937) 372-4444, Ext. 2123.