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2010 Season Results
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Game Night with the Cavs, Fridays at 7:05pm
Dan Ramey, Pat Highland and Jim Day set the scene for each Cavalier football game.
(L to R) Jim Day, Dan Ramey, Pat Highland and photographer Dana Cousins
Dan Ramey and Pat Highland are in their 12th Cavalier football season.
Jim Day joined the team as sideline reporter in 2006. Dana Cousins has worked as the web photographer for wbex.com the last two seasons.
Dan is entering his 27th season as Voice of the Cavs and host of "Dan & Mike in the Morning" on WBEX.
Pat is a long time Cavs supporter, former president of the Cavalier Club.
Jim found his spot along the sideline and in the locker room as a photographer at football and basketball games. Visit Jim's photo website.
Dana is a retired Chillicothe Police Officer and has been involved with Cavalier athletics since his school years. Visit Dana's photo website.
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2007 Chillicothe grad Chris Givens is home for a few more days, then it’s time to lug his lunch box back to work… with the New Orleans Saints.
Following the 2012 NFL Draft last spring, Givens signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent, and now the wide receiver is living a dream. But, once he got on the field, he knew it was time to wake up to his new reality.
“Now you’re here with professionals around you just feels great to be in the same locker room with them but at the same time, learn from those guys. Because they’ve been there for five, six plus years and getting advice from them is great overall. My experience is just getting started. Hopefully it continues for years to come.”
Givens says to be in a pro locker room with the likes of Saints receivers Marcus Colston, Westerville’s Lance Moore, and former Buckeye Malcom Jenkins has made the experience a crazy ride so far.
His first experience before the Optional Training Activities, he said to a fellow player “This guy’s huge!” You gotta realize the guy’s 6-6, 230. I said “Man, he looks like a tight end.” His teammate said “No, that’s Marcus Colston.” Givens said he was “Like wow, this is a dramatic change from college, when you see guys at your position as big as a tight ends in the league. That’s when I pinched myself and said these are the big boys now.
Givens knows, what he’s enjoyed as a game, it’s now all business.
“It’s really no different than going in to an actual job. You’re either the intern or the new guy in, you’ve gotta learn the company’s culture and the system. You gotta pay your dues, and that’s what I’m doing now. I’m working hard from the bottom up.”
Givens adds it’s been a humbling experience, too. In his experience as a Cavalier and in college, he’s been a four year starter. He says it’s like, starting over.
“It’s literally taking one day at a time, one practice at time and just putting your best foot forward and it’s really showing the true character of me, of what I’ve learned in my past and just putting it all together.”
These past five seasons at Miami University, Givens was inadvertently being prepared for the complex offensive scheme used by New Orleans due to the carrousel in the “Cradle of Coaches”.
“It was my fourth new system in five years. Just being able to go in there and adapt to different concepts, schemes, formations… It’s really helped out especially in the passing scheme, and understanding raw concepts. Actually, it’s been a blessing in disguise. “
And soon, he’ll been looking at passes from a different quarterback. Through the summer workouts thus far, Chase McDaniels has led the way, but last week, the Saints finally agreed to terms with All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees. The 2010 Super Bowl MVP signed a 5-year, $100 million deal last week. It’s the highest average annual pay in NFL History. He’ll be in training camp July 24th. While he’s not seen a pass from Brees just yet, the possibility has Givens pretty excited.
“He’s a great athlete. I’m gonna be in practice with him for a period of time and being able to be in the same room with him, watching film with him… it’s gonna be a great thing, it’s just, just wonderful.”
The competition got a bit tougher Monday afternoon as the Saints agreed to terms with 4th round draft pick Nick Toon (Wisconsin).
Givens and the Saints will face the Arizona Cardinals in the 2012 Hall of Fame Game in Canton to begin the NFL Preseason.
CLICK HERE to hear Dan Ramey’s interview with Chris Givens in its entirety.
The Chillicothe High School Athletic Department along with Midwest Sports Therapy and Ohio Valley Sports Medicine will provide Fall Sports Physicals for CHS Middle School and High School student athletes on Wednesday, May 23.
The middle school athletes will take physicals from 9 – 11:00 a.m. in the middle school gymnasium and the high school athletes will take physicals from 12 – 2 pm in the Cox Gymnasium. The cost is $20. A free T-shirt will be given to each exam participant.
Pre-Participation Physical Forms can be found and downloaded from the CHS Athletics Website at www.gocavs.us . Forms can be found under “FILES & LINKS” at the top of the home webpage.
Please call (740) 702-2287 x2550 for high school exams and (740) 773-2241 x1056 for middle school exams.
Former Chillicothe High School, University of Cincinnati and Bengals great Greg Cook has died.
Cook died Thursday at a Cincinnati hospital at the age of 65 after being admitted to the hospital Thursday with symptoms of pneumonia. He died from complications.
While at CHS, Cook (1964 season) received All-Ohio Honorable Mention
recognition in football, but was also recognized for his basketball talents. He was selected Cavalier MVP and was the leading rebounder on the while receiving
2nd Team honors for the Southeast District and All-Central Ohio League.
As a senior at the University of Cincinnati, Cook passed for 554 yards against Ohio University, at the time an NCAA single game record. Cook completed 35 of 56 passes which were also UC records. His 3.272 passing yards were the most in the nation in 1968. Those numbers helped him lead the country in total offense and Honorable Mention recognition by the Associated Press and United Press International.
Cook was inducted into both the Chillicothe High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the University of Cincinnati Football Hall of Fame, labeled as UC’s All-Time Great Quarterback.
Cook was a First Round selection by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1969 NFL Draft and was awarded AFL Rookie of the Year later that year.
His pro football career was cut short due to injuries.
In his post playing days, Cook became a working member of the media through radio in the Cincinnati area. He was also an accomplished painter.
Greg Cook NFL career stats
Chillicothe’s Jalen Jones is in Tampa, Florida for the Blue-Grey National All Star Classic. The game will be played at Raymond James Stadium Saturday night at
The versatile corner back-running back-kick returner had 7 interceptions for the Cavaliers last fall and was selected team MVP for Ron Hinton’s team.
Jones will wear #5 for the North squad which will consist of players from New York, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Illinois, California and the New England states.
The game will be carried by FOX Sports Florida “Prep Zone” live at 8pm Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 2011 Ohio Associated Press Southeast All-District football teams based on the recommendations of a media panel:
OFFENSE: Back - Dustin "Dedder" Baker, Marietta, 5-11, 190, sr.; Cory McCarty, Logan, 5-9, 175, jr.; Receiver - Jeremy Fivecoait, Vincent Warren, 6-3, 210, sr. All-Purpose - Jalen Jones, Chillicothe, 5-11, 165, sr. Lineman - Tyler Roe, Chillicothe, 6-3, 255, sr.
DEFENSE: Linebacker - Austin Henthorn, Vincent Warren, 6-0, 220, sr. Dustin Harlow, Vincent Warren; Jeremy Hastie, Vincent Warren; Aaron Wolfe, Logan; Stefan Hinty, Chillicothe.
(Limited selections due to only four teams in the division)
The Cavaliers celebrated their players and support personnel at the 2011 Football Banquet.
2011 Team Awards:
Offensive Back: Ryan Mathis
Offensive Lineman: Tyler Roe
Defensive Back: Jalen Jones
Co-Defensive Linemen: Stefan Hinty and Caylib Holt
Specialty Player: Noah Valentine
Headhunter: Tyler Roe
Sportsmanship: Derek Milliken
Rey Bradley Leadership: Marcus Dunn
Most Valuable Player: Jalen Jones
All-SEOAL Team Honors:
First Team: Tyler Roe, Jalen Jones
Honorable Mention: Stefan Hinty, Ryan Mathis
All-SEOAL All-Academic Team:
Seniors: Noah Valentine, Derek Milliken, Stefan Hinty, Tyler Roe, Jalen Jones, and Marcus Dunn
Sophomores: Ryan Mathis and Julius Lee
Freshmen: Austin Mathis
Chillicothe's Jalen Jones
and Tyler Roe represent the Cavaliers on the 2011 All-SEOAL Football
Stefan Hinty and Ryan
Mathis were Honorable Mentions.
The speedy Jones was an
impact player in all three phases of the game as a defensive back and kick
returner. He was moved from receiver to running back in Week 4 of the season and
was also selected as the Archie Griffin Player of the Week by the Ohio State
Radio Network following the Cavs' win over Hillsboro.
The 6'5" 255lb Roe moved
to Chillicothe this summer from New Philadelphia battled a wrist injury early
and was hospitalized briefly with an illness, but when he regained his health
performed as a devastating blocker and recorded double digit pancake blocks in
each of his last two games.
Hinty was primarily used
as an outside linebacker for the Cavs defense and had 10-plus tackles in the
Cavs win over Logan.
Mathis, a sophomore,
became Chillicothe's starting quarterback heading into Week 4.
The Cavs' Football Awards
Banquet will be held Monday night (11/14) in the school cafeteria at
Co-Players of the Year
were awarded to Jackson's Drew Ervin and Austin Osborne. Jackson's Andy Hall was
named Coach of the Year leading his team to a 10-0 mark for the regular
2011 ALL-SEOAL FOOTBALL
Player School Grade Ht Wt
Jalen Jones Chillicothe
12 5-11 165 WR-S
Tyler Roe Chillicothe 12
6-3 255 G-DT
Aaron Guisinger Gallipolis 12 6-3
Tackett Gallipolis 12 5-11 195 OL-DL
Brandon Taylor Gallipolis 12 6-1
Warnimont Gallipolis 10 5-9 165 RB-LB
O.J. Barr* Jackson 12 5-9 175
Jackson 12 6-0 225 RB-LB
Tyler Jeffers Jackson 12 6-0 256
Landrum Jackson 11 5-11 210 RB-LB
Ty McNelly Jackson 12 5-10 176
Osborne Jackson 12 5-11 201 QB-DB
Cory McCarty Logan 11 5-9 175
Logan 12 5-9 210 C-DT
Sean Wotring Logan 12 5-5 165
Portsmouth 12 6-2 163 WR-DB
Austin Porter Portsmouth 12 6-0 170
Portsmouth 12 6-0 173 RB-K-DB
Jeremy Fivecoait* Warren 12 6-3 210
Warren 12 5-9 155 RB-DB
Austin Henthorn Warren 12 6-0 220
Leffingwell Warren 11 6-2 210 QB-LB
*—Denotes previous All-SEOAL
honors. Guisinger, Henthorn, Leffingwell, McCarty and Taylor were honorable
mention in 2010.
Co-players of the
Year: Drew Ervin, Jackson; Austin Osborne, Jackson.
Coach of the
Year: Andy Hall, Jackson
mention: Stefan Hinty (senior) and Ryan Mathis (sophomore),
Chillicothe; Dallas Moss (senior) and Drew Young (senior),
Gallipolis; Josh Cutright (junior) and Nathan Parks (sophomore), Jackson; Jordan
Sharb (senior) and Paul Wesselhoeft* (senior), Logan; J.W. Horsley (senior) and
Dion McKinley (senior), Portsmouth; Tanner Barrows (junior) and Dustin Harlow
Team was selected in a
recent vote of league coaches. Each team received two automatic All-SEOAL
honorable mention selections.
See the Chillicothe-Logan Photo Gallery. (Click on the photo below)
Photos by Dana Cousins\wbex.com
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The sweet taste of victory.
It’s something neither the Chillicothe Cavaliers (3-7/2-3) or Logan Chieftains (1-9/1-4) have enjoyed much in 2011. But winning 29-19 will allow the Cavaliers to savor its flavor through to August 2012.
The Cavs scored on their first three possessions to build a 22-0 lead in the first half, led by Tim Beard’s 2 yard run at 5:29 in the opening quarter. After a missed PAT, Noah Valentine nailed a 35 yard field goal for a 9-0 Chillicothe advantage to start the second quarter. Ryan Mathis raced 77 yards along the Chieftains sideline to put the Cavs up by three scores 15-0. Jalen Jones capped the scoring with a 1 yard run for a 22-0 lead.
Logan’s Isaac Schmeltzer stepped up to keep Logan in the game, scoring an 11 yard run just before the half and tacking on runs of 8 and 5 yards each while rushing for 120 yards.
Mathis answered with a 4 yard run to give Chillicothe a 29-13 lead in the final period.
Chillicothe took advantage of Logan turnovers to set up scores. Jones had two interceptions and Tyler Howard a fumble recovery. Donald Turley put an end to Logan’s final threat with a mid-field pick to help secure the Cavs victory.
Herrnstein Field had not been favorable to the Cavs before Friday night. Coming into the game, both Chillicothe wins had been on the road at Warren and Hillsboro.
The Cavaliers gained 323 yards with Mathis leading the way with 106 yards on 8 carries. Beard added 19 carries for another 102 yards.
The Cavs won back-to-back Logan games for the first time since 1994 to take a 7-6 lead in the series.