Preview the Cavs on 'BEX Site for 2009
Monday 07-27-2009 3:13pm ET
Basil Makes It Official, He's A Buckeye
Friday 07-03-2009 1:13am ET
Chillicothe High School placekicker Drew Basil has made a verbal committment to play football for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Drew made the decision following an official visit to the university Friday.
In an email to Clear Channel Chillicothe, Cavs Football Coach Bill Davidson, said "Drew informed me he has verbally accepted his football scholarship to become an Ohio State Buckeye beginning in the fall of 2010. His team mates, our coaching staff, and myself are very proud of Drew."
Basil received the offer from OSU a week ago Saturday. He'd been considering offers from Air Force, Kentucky, Cincinnati, & Purdue.
Basil has been an All-Ohio and All-SEOAL South selection in Football and Soccer. He's also on the Cavs Bowling Team.
Last football season, Basil booted a CHS record setting 50 yard field goal at Jackson. Click Here (Submitted by Brad Purdum)
Last Monday, Basil told WBEX's "Dan & Mike in the Morning" about the offer: Click Here
For more Chillicothe Football news click here.
CAVS HOLD JULY OFFENSE CAMP
Thursday 07-02-2009 8:57am ET
to see Dan Ramey's report.Click Here
to hear Dan Ramey's chat with Coach Bill Davidson
The Chillicothe Football Cavaliers conducted an offensive camp Wednesday at Herrnstein Field.
One of the big chores for coach Bill Davidson will be replacing Caleb Knights, a four year starter at quarterback. Knights will be on the field for the Air Force Academy this fall.
Davidson says there are four candidates vying to call the signals for the Cavs this fall. Davidson reports linebacker Shay Netter (Sr.) will give a more physical presence behind center. Speedster Casey Oates (Jr.) who has the ability to get around the corner, first timer Marcus Dunn (So.) and strong armed freshman Luke Barnes have been working at the position. Chillicothe added Unioto graduate Ricky Shifko as its quarterback coach.
Despite graduating a large group of starters, Davidson is pleased with the returning letterman along the offensive and defensive lines and has a great deal of confidence in the abilities of his kicking game with Drew Basil (Sr.) who made news last weekend when Ohio State came calling with a scholarship offer.
The Cavaliers will participate in five 7-on-7 competitions in July beginning next Thursday (7/9) at Herrnstein Field featuring Huntington, Southeastern, Unioto, Waverly and Wheelersburg. Chillicothe will also travel to Westfall (7/11), Waverly (7/15), Paint Valley (7/17) and Jackson (7/31).
Two-a-day practices begin August 3rd. This year's Blue-White scrimmage and photo day will be the following Saturday, August 8th. The Cavs will square off with former Cavs coach, Bill Dennis, at London on August 12th, host Mount Vernon on August 14th and a final tune up with St. Charles on the 21st before the season opener with Hamilton Township on August 28th.
Basil Entertaining Offer by Ohio State & 4 Others
Monday 06-29-2009 9:37am ET
Chillicothe Football Camp Next Week
Wednesday 06-17-2009 1:35pm ET
The Chillicothe Football Camp for youngsters entering grades 2 thru 8 will be held at Herrnstein Field beginning Monday, June 22 and running until Wednesday June 24 from Noon until 2:30 PM. Cost is $30.00 and each camper will receive a Camp T Shirt. Counselors will include the CHS varsity staff, current players and alumni. We will cover offensive, defensive, and special team fundamentals and techniques. You can download a camp brochure from www.cavsfootball.org
or you can call Head Football Coach Bill Davidson at 772-2883.
Four More Cavs Off To School
Wednesday 05-27-2009 11:58am ET
Four more Chillicothe football players made their commitments to college Tuesday.
Ron Smith and Kent Parker are heading to Otterbein College, four year starter Danny Russell heads to Urbana College and Alex Grow will be at Capital University.
While all four will play football for their respective colleges, Grow will also play baseball for the Crusaders.
Eight Cavaliers are headed to play college ball, including Caleb Knights (Air Force Academy), Tyler Vest (Tiffin), Jordan Benson (West Liberty State) and Kevin Scott (Capital).
Hear Dan Ramey's interview with the Cavaliers: Click HerePhotos by Jim Day, wbex.com(L to R)
Front: John Grow, Alex Grow, Kelley Busch and Jim Busch. Middle: Judy Kaltenbach, Megan Grow, Jack Grow. Back: Jon Saxton, Jeff Metzler, Bill Davidson, John Payne, Roger Crago, Martin Dunn, Rey Bradley.(L to R)
Front: Mike Parker, Kent Parker, Lesli Parker. Back: Jon Saxton, Jeff Metzler, Bill Davidson, John Payne, Roger Crago, Rey Bradley.(L to R)
Front: Dave Russell, Danny Russell, Christy Russell. Back: Jon Saxton, Jeff Metzler, Bill Davidson, John Payne, Roger Crago, Dennis Murphy, Rey Bradley.
(L to R) Front: Charlie Greene, Tarza Greene, Ron Smith, Tya Patterson, Shea Smith. Back: Jon Saxton, Jeff Metzler, Bill Davidson, John Payne, Roger Crago, Rey Bradley.
Knights Receives Old Spice Award
Thursday 04-02-2009 7:30am ET
Knights with Cavs Coach Bill Davidson, Photo Credit Jim Day wbex.com
Caleb Knights' Old Spice® Red Zone Player of the Year came in the mail this week.
Knights was announced as one of 50 players nationwide to receive the award last December.
Coach Bill Davidson explained there were three things officials were looking for, "An outstanding player, outstanding student and one who showed outstanding leadership skills... Caleb has all of those. They require coaches and the player to wrote an essay and answer a questionaire and you see what happens."
The Old Spice® Red Zone Player of the Year program is designed to help coaches recognize and motivate all players to peak performance when it matters the most … in the Red Zone.
For the eighth straight year, the Old Spice® Red Zone Player of the Year program is being sponsored by Procter & Gamble's Old Spice® Red Zone brand for thousands of football coaches and teams nationwide.
Log on to http://www.oldspiceredzoneplayer.com/ for more details.
Tyler Vest Becomes A Dragon
Wednesday 03-25-2009 8:39am ET
Tyler Vest is the fourth 2008 Chillicothe Cavalier headed to play football in college.
After three years as a varsity defensive lineman, Vest will head to Tiffin University after graduation this spring. Vest's resume includes All SEOAL and All-Southeast
District honors for the 6'3" 278 pounder, who says he's eager to get started for the Dragons.
Tiffin finished 1-10 last season under first year coach David Walkosky, after seasons of 9-2 and 10-1 respectively.
Vest says he hopes to make an immediate impact at Tiffin, which may give him a chance to play right away.
Tiffin boasts other SEOAL talent on their roster already. Freshman linemen Alex Wallace from Logan, Ironton's John Pemberton and Gallia Academy's Dave Rumley in addition to former Gallia running back Dustin Winters, a junior.
Vest will major in Sports and Leisure Management.
For Tiffin's 2009 Schedule click here
Hear Dan Ramey interview Tyler Vest.Click HerePictured left to right, Front: David Vest (father), Tyler Vest and Gayla Vest (mother)
Back: Athetic Director Rey Bradley, Head Football Coach Bill Davidson and Superintendent Roger Crago. Photo Credit: Chillicothecavaliers.com
Kevin Scott Headed To Capital
Thursday 03-12-2009 9:05am ET
Another Chillicothe football player is headed the the college ranks.
Kevin Scott averaged 11.8 yards per catch for the Cavs and will be vying for a slot receiver position and returning kicks for the Capital Crusaders. Capital lost it's top slot receiver to graduation.
Scott credited Chillicothe's summer 7-on-7 participation for exposure to Capital's coaches.
The Crusaders finished 5-5 in 2008 and plays in the Ohio Athletic Conference.
Scott plans to major in pre-pharmaceuticals.
Hear Dan Ramey's interview with Kevin Scott. Click HereFront: Father Kevin Scott, Kevin Scott and Mother Elizabeth Scott
Back: CHS Athletic Director Rey Bradley, Coach Bill Davidson, Chillicothe Superintendent Roger Crago and CHS Principal John PaynePhoto submitted by CHS Athletic Department, Bobbi Smith
Curt Smith to Throw for OSU
Thursday 02-12-2009 5:29pm ET
Before a crowd of nearly 100 family members and friends, Chillicothe's Curt Smith became a Buckeye.
The 2008 indoor state champion shot putter officially notified Ohio State of his intentions last week.
Smith had entertained an offer to join his best friend, Unioto graduate Randy Rhue, at Kent State. But then, the Buckeyes came calling during the Cavs football season last September.
Smith is eager to get back to throwing for the Cavs. Last season he set the shot put state record in a regular season meet, won the indoor state title on the same day the Cavs basketball team won their state title, and finished second in the state outdoor meet last June.
Smith is the first Chillicothe track & field athlete to receive such a hefty scholarship, and the first field event athlete in 10 years to attend a Division 1 college. Front row, Throw Coach Dana Cousins, mother Patti Smith, Curt Smith, father Mel Smith, sister Aubre' Smith.
Back Row, granfather Pat McAllister, CHS Principal John Payne, Chillicothe Superintendent Roger Crago, retired Cavs Track Coach Phil Bobo, Athletic Director Rey Bradley and incoming Cavs Track Coach Pat Laughlin. Photo credit: Jim Day, wbex.com
Hear Dan Ramey interview Curt Smith Click Here