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* Denotes 2011 SEOAL Game
2010 Season Results
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* Denotes Away Game in 2010
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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A challenging night became an uphill climb for the Cavaliers, much like the battle the events surrounding the game represented.
Chillicothe and Jackson met in the Spielman Gridiron Classic Friday night at Herrnstein Field. While the events prior to and during the game focused on Breast Cancer awareness and benefitting the Stephanie Spielman Foundation for Breast Cancer research, the visiting Jackson Ironmen were racing to a 51-10 victory over the Cavs.
Jackson entered the game with a chance for a share of the SEOAL title and touted an undefeated record with a potent offense and a stingy defense. They didn’t leave Chillicothe disappointed.
The Cavs had their own concerns.
Off the field troubles earlier in the week sidelined their best offensive player, Zach Johnson, who was suspended for the game. Then in the second quarter, the Cavs lost starting quarterback Ryan Mathis after a blow to the helmet. Turnovers also caused problems, losing four fumbles and punter Noah Valentine never received a clean snap in punt formation. Three he had to field on a short hop and another led to a safety.
For Jackson, it simply fueled their strengths.
Ironmen quarterback Austin Osborne threw four touchdown passes (22, 38, 46 and 49 yards each) on a 5-10 night. Three of those scores were to Ty McNelly. Leading rusher Drew Ervin ran for 81 yards on only 10 carries, capped by a 30 yard touchdown.
For the Cavs, they had difficulty finding continuity after losing Mathis. The sophomore signal caller who had guided the Cavs on their only scoring drive of the first half (a 29 yard Noah Valentine field goal), hadn’t missed a snap since being named the starter in the fourth week of the season. Adam Bixler took a few snaps before Luke Barnes came on to close out the game.
Jackson flexed their way to a 37-3 lead at halftime and were ahead 51-3 before the Cavs found what had eluded them all game long. Freshman Carl Harris scored Chillicothe’s only touchdown on a two yard run in the final moments.
Chillicothe managed just 132 total yards offensively while Jackson generated 384 yards.
Chillicothe (1-3/2-7) will finish the 2011 campaign at home with Logan (1-3/1-8) Friday night. The Chieftains suffered a 24-21 overtime loss at Portsmouth.
Jackson (4-0/9-0) finishes the regular season at home with Gallia Academy (3-1/6-3) for a shot at an outright SEOAL championship.
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Freddy Cortez opened the scoring with a 32-yard field goal less than three minutes into the first quarter for the Golden Flashes—the only points they’d score the rest of the way.
After a scoreless second quarter, Dysert’s 16-yard touchdown pass to Chillicothe’s Chris Givens would be the deciding score for Miami (2-4, 1-1, Mid-American Conference). Redhawks linebacker C.J. Marck sacked Spencer Keith in the end zone for a safety with 10:17 to play, sealing the game.
Kent State (1-6, 0-3) outgained Miami 244-166 in total yards and forced two turnovers versus just one secured by the RedHawks, but were 3 of 17 on third down and 0 of 2 on fourth down.
Givens had 3 receptions for 47 yards and the touchdown. Dysert finished 13 of 27 for 125 yards for Miami.
It was the second consecutive win for the Redhawks following an 0-4 start.
Givens, a 2007 Chillicothe graduate, missed the previous two games due to injury.
Miami (1-1/2-4) plays at Toledo (3-0/4-3) next Saturday night. The Rockets were 28-21 winners over Bowling Green.
Chillicothe took a 15-0 lead at Warren and held on for their second win of the season in a 15-13, and their first of the year in the SEOAL.
Chalk it up to a two-point conversion by Adam Bixler to Zach Johnson midway through the 3rd quarter.
Bixler had been on the scoring end of a 33 yard touchdown pass from Ryan Mathis with 6:15 remaining in the quarter to take a 13-0 lead. The snap from center on the extra point attempt was high. Bixler ran right from his holder’s position and found Johnson to put the Cavs ahead 15-0.
The score was set up when the Cavaliers contained the Warriors’ wildcat attack deep in Warren territory. Jeremy Fivecoait’s punt sailed out of bounds at the Warren 33.
Chillicothe got on the board first thanks to another heads up special teams play. For a third time this season, Zach Johnson took a direct snap and converted a fake punt. This time it was on the Cavs’ first possession. Johnson found an opening and raced 40 yards to set the Cavs up at the Warriors’ 28. Mathis hit tight end Marcus Dunn on a pass to the 14 then completed a 14 yard strike to Johnson in the left side of the end zone.
The play completed a 10 play 65 yard drive and put the Cavs up 7-0.
The Cavs defense hounded Warren quarterback Dylan Leffingwell throughout the first half, forcing the Warriors into four punts and interceptions by Jalen Jones and Corey Wagner. Leffingwell was only 5-for-15 in the first half for 32 yards.
Defensive coordinator Jeff Arndt kept the pressure coming in the second half. Despite the pressure, the Warriors’ signal caller managed to complete most of his passes in the final two quarters, putting his team into scoring position.
The first came less than two minutes after the Cavs had gone up 15-0. Leffingwell scored on a 6 yard run to cap a 62 yard drive in the 3rd quarter.
Chillicothe had answered the score with a 90 yard kick return by Jalen Jones, however the return was nullified by a block to the back and the Cavs had to settle for the ball at the Warren 40. Noah Valentine’s 29 yard field goal attempt was right of the cross bar and Warren had new life.
Warren had dropped a 10-7 double overtime game two weeks ago and last week earned a 40-34 double overtime game over Logan. A score and a two point conversion would have certainly set up extra time again.
Warren’s last possession was aided by an unsportsmanlike penalty on the Chillicothe sideline. The penalty came after a big gain by Warren. On the play, the Cavs coaches complained one of their lineman was being held. The penalty set Warren inside the red zone with two minutes left in regulation.
Leffingwell completed a pass inside the one yard line and punched in for six with 25 seconds left.
Poised to tie the game, Leffingwell hit Fivecoait near the goal line. Chillicothe’s Jalen Jones forced Fivecoait to the ground. The ball popped loose and was recovered by a lineman for what was argued to be a live ball. The officials ruled the ball dead and Chillicothe was on the way to their second win on the season.
The soggy playing conditions limited the number of yards by both teams. The Cavs compiled 190 yards offense to 208 by Warren
The Cavs (1-2/2-6) are home next weekend with Jackson and Warren (2-2/4-4) will head to Gallia Academy.
After earning their first win of the season last weekend, Cavs coach Ron Hinton and his Chillicothe team was hopeful for a winning streak. Instead, Hinton was left searching for answers in a 19-7 homecoming loss to Gallia Academy.
The Blue Devils used a deliberate running attack, which ground out a score on their first possession, one that chewed up the better part of the game’s first eight minutes.
Brandon Taylor scored the first of two 1-yard touchdown runs by the senior tailback. Taylor’s touchdown capped a 72 yard, 13 play drive that took 7 minutes and 46 seconds for a 7-0 lead.
Chillicothe didn’t touch the ball until the ensuing kickoff.
On its first possession, the Cavs used five plays to answer the Devils td. Ryan Mathis connected with Zach Johnson on a hook and lateral to Jalen Jones to put Chillicothe in Gallia territory. Then the sophomore signal caller found Johnson on a 36 yard pass to even the score at 7 all.
Mathis was 7-of-11 for 134 yards through the air. Unfortunately, that was it for the offensive attack.
The Blue Devils merely played keep away most of the night. Gallia had 52 carries for 274 yards almost half of the runs were by Taylor who finished with 182 yards on 25 lugs.
Chillicothe managed only 26 yards on the ground, but lost those yards on sacks by the Devils late in the game.
After the Cavs had tied the game in just 64 seconds, Gallia Academy proved they, too could score quickly. Taylor broke outside for a 48 yard run and found the end zone again just two minutes later for a 13-7 lead.
Neither team scored in the middle quarters. Gallia put the final nail in the coffin after an 89 yard drive, yet another 7:46 possession that took 14 plays with the final one an 18 yard run by Cody Russell for the 19-7 final.
Chillicothe, now 0-2 in the SEOAL and 1-6 overall will board the bus for Warren Friday. The Warriors improved to 2-1 in league play and 4-3 on the season by outlasting Logan 40-34 in double overtime.
Gallia Academy evened its SEOAL mark at 1-1 and is 4-3 overall. Three of their four wins have been on the road. The Blue Devils head to Portsmouth for Week 8.
NOTES: Madison Moss is the 2011 Homecoming Queen and Marcus Dunn was crowned King… McKinlee Gray scored a Monroe’s Collision t-shirt for the Big Collision of the Game. The 275lb senior put a left shoulder pad on a rushing Brandon Taylor that spun Taylor to the ground as if he’d run into the Cavs Spirit Rock outside the north end zone of Herrnstein Field.
Coaches often say the team that makes the fewest mistakes will win a game.
That happened for the Cavaliers Friday night at Hillsboro in a 54-11 victory.
However, the night started a little differently.
The Cavs opened the game with a 26 yard pass by Ryan Mathis to Zach Johnson, but the play was nullified by a penalty. Then the possession went in reverse resulting in a punt. The snap sailed over the head of punter Noah Valentine who retrieved the ball and delivered a kick to the Chillicothe 22 yard line.
Unable to move the ball, Hillsboro settled for a 31 yard field goal and a 3-0 lead.
Moments later, the Chillicothe offense began to find success while the defense turned up the heat.
Jalen Jones scored the first of his two rushing touchdowns on a 14 yard run to give the Cavs a 6-3 lead just four and a half minutes into the game. Tim Beard followed that with a 21 yard run less than three minutes later to go ahead 12-3.
Before the end of the first quarter, Zach Johnson forced a Hillsboro fumble. On the first play of the second quarter Mathis hit Johnson on a 18 yard pass to go up 19-3.
Jones scored again from four yards out with 7:29 left in the half.
Hillsboro finally found the end zone on a Chillicothe fumble. The Indians' Frankie Sammons scooped up the loose ball to pull Hillsboro to within 26-11.
On Hillsboro's next possession, Stefan Hinty jarred the ball loose and Donald Turley raced 41 yards into the end zone to put Chillicothe up just before the half expired, at 40-11.
Both teams lost two fumbles each. Three of the four led to touchdowns.
Chillicothe grabbed two interceptions (by Corey Wagner and Jalen Jones) which also resulted in touchdowns.
Beard capped another score on a three yard run with 19 seconds left in the third quarter. Carl Harris found the end zone on a 60 yard run to close out the scoring at 54-11.
Mathis finished the night 9-of-14 passing for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Beard had three touchdowns and 85 yards rushing on 15 carries, while Jones finished with 84 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns.
Chillicothe (1-5) will return to Herrnstein Field for Homecoming Friday with Gallia Academy. The Blue Devils (3-3) lost to Logan (1-5) 14-3.
Hillsboro (0-6) travels to Madison Plains next week.
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Chillicothe's George Beverly pumps up for Portsmouth.
It's a shame one of the two teams had to lose. Both teams entered the game in search of their first victory.
Unfortunately for Cavaliers fans, it was their team.
Chillicothe saw a 21-10 lead evaporate as Portsmouth rallied for two touchdowns to take a 24-21 lead.
A 30 yard field goal by Noah Valentine with 48 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 24.
Through the first 12 minutes, the two teams would remain scoreless, as Chillicothe's Donald Turley intercepted the first of three interceptions by the defense. The interception closed out the first quarter, but the Cavs were forced to punt.
Portsmouth was the first to draw blood.
Mason Jordan ran 14 yards for the game's first score to cap a 9 play 61 yard drive.
The Trojans got the ball back again and drove into Cavalier territory, but the Cavs' Luke Barnes interception a pass and returned it 94 yards for a tying touchdown.
Portsmouth closed out the half with a 23 yard field goal to take a 10-7 lead at intermission.
Chillicothe gained their first advantage of the game when Jalen Jones scored on a 15 yard run to complete a 72 yard drive on the opening series of the second half. Ryan Mathis connected on a 26 yard pass to Jones to the Portsmouth 15 to set up the score at 9:19 in the 3rd quarter.
The Cavs's Corey Wagner grabbed a tipped pass to give Chillicothe the ball back.
The Cavs caught the Trojans by surprise with a fake punt which Zach Johnson took 32 yards to the Portsmouth 15. Mathis put Chillicothe ahead 21-10 just before the period ended.
The Trojans countered with a 65 yard pass completion to L.J. Adams on first down. Adams slipped a Cavalier defender at the first down marker then raced another 55 yards after the catch. Javonte Edwards punched in a two yard run to cut the Chillicothe lead to 21-16. The Portsmouth attempt for a two point conversion failed.
With 8:35 remaining, the Cavs punted to the Trojans 32 yard line. A 21 yard run by Mason Jordan was the key play on a 68 yard drive to help Portsmouth regain the lead at 24-21.
The Trojans had nearly stopped Chillicothe's final attempt, but a personal foul on third and long aided in keeping the Cavalier drive alive. Mathis hit Adam Bixler on a 30 yard strike to the Portsmouth 10. The Trojans held the Cavaliers to Valentine's 30 yard field goal for the tie.
Portsmouth out gained Chillicothe 390 yards to 242.
Jalen Jones led the Cavs with 70 yards rushing.
Chillicothe (0-5) will play its fourth straight road game Friday night at Hillsboro (0-5). The Indians were 43-12 losers to Washington Court House.
NOTES: Overtime almost wasn't necessary. On the game's last play, Portsmouth's coaching staff was conveying to Mason Jordan to let the time expire. Instead, Jordan threw a pass in the flat that was nearly picked off by Luke Barnes. Barnes had a clear lane to the end zone... The 31-24 outcome was the first overtime in the history of the Chillicothe-Portsmouth series... Portsmouth leads the series 43-30-3... the Monroe's Collision big collision was awarded to Noah Valentine who with 48 seconds remaining calmly nailed a 30 yard field goal to send the game into overtime.
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