timberland cap Dunbar making unlikely run
a program, we taken another step forward just getting over all that adversity that we been through, Wolverines coach Darran Powell said this week. shows our resiliency. Here seven things to know about Friday Week 12 games. region semifinals that will be played at neutral sites. Brackets are set and the Ohio High School Athletic Association will announce Week 13 regional final sites on Sunday.
Back together again: Dunbar and Trotwood Madison have established their boys basketball programs as the best in the area. Those are must see showdowns. And so too is this Division III, Region 12 matchup.
This is not the same Dunbar that was toasted 42 0 by Belmont in Week 1. Dunbar made its grandest statement by outlasting host Goshen 28 27 in last week playoff opener. Tavion Thomas two point conversion run on the game final play was the difference.
That propelled Dunbar (8 3) into the semis against Trotwood (11 0) at Butler. A heavy favorite to win a state title, Trotwood whacked Elida 48 7 in its opener. Dunbar and Trotwood haven played in football since the 2012 season, a 62 0 Trotwood rout.
is the game we been preparing for all season when we found out we were in the same division and region, Dunbar standout receiver Joseph Scates said. what made us work harder so we could get a good record and go to the playoffs and play these boys. Hargrove will end his career among the area all time career rushing leaders. He needs 237 yards to hit 2,000 for the season. He recently decommitted from Bowling Green State University and is being wooed by Michigan State, among others.
Thomas need less than 100 yards to crack 2,000 this season. He verbally committed to Oklahoma.
I going to say is we ready, Thomas said. going to prove that we can hang with anybody. That enabled Centerville to be the last Greater Western Ohio Conference still playing in D I, Region 3, because, Fairmont,
Northmont and Wayne all lost playoff openers.
Centerville senior combo of quarterback Alec Grandin and receiver Jake Spiewak have it going. Grandin has thrown for 2,351 yards, 23 touchdowns and just six interceptions. The GWOC leading receiver, the 6 foot 4 Spiewak has 66 catches for 1,011 yards and 10 TDs.
Those two will get the defensive attention of Pickerington North (9 2), which ousted Wayne 41 20. It also a rematch of their Week 3 game that host Centerville won, 27 26. The do over will be played at Springfield Evans Stadium.
MAC attack: All that stands in the way of a Marion Local vs. Coldwater rematch is Spencerville and Lima Central Catholic. Marion Local (11 0) gets Spencerville (9 2) at Piqua and Coldwater (8 3) is matched against LCC (10 1) at Wapakoneta in D VI, Region 24.
Two more MAC teams are making runs in D VII, Region 28. Minster (7 4) is paired against Convoy Crestview (10 1) at Lima and Delphos St. John (7 4) will play Lehman Catholic (10 1) at Harrod Allen East. Both Minster and Delphos took their lumps in regular season MAC play, but have recharged for the postseason.
Dunbar QB Jamar Walker is pressured by Belmont’s Alfonse Joseph. Belmont defeated Dunbar 42 0 in a season opening high school football game at Welcome Stadium in Dayton on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFFDunbar RB Tavion Thomas. Belmont defeated Dunbar 42 0 in a season opening high school football game at Welcome Stadium in Dayton on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF.