Rowdy fun, football and balloons in Beavercreek

BEAVERCREEK — The rowdiness and color of the Beavercreek and Xenia student sections was almost as entertaining as Friday’s annual Backyard Battle high school football game itelf. … Almost.

We promised the Beavercreek students we would run the photos of their pre-game balloon release, and so here you go.

Xenia students were smaller in number, but they definitely had more to cheer about in the Buccaneers’ 41-14 road win on Beavercreek’s Frank Zink Field.

Do you see a photo you like? Contact sports editor John Bombatch at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123, and he’ll send it to you.