|08/30||J'town Monroe||A||W 20-7||1-0||0-0|
|09/06||Big Walnut||A||W 21-14||2-0||0-0|
|09/13||Teays Valley||H||W 21-0||3-0||0-0|
|09/20||Miami Trace * OT
|09/27||Washignton CH *||A||W 56-6||5-0||2-0|
|10/04||G. McClain * +||H||W 61-0||6-0||3-0|
|10/11||Clinton Massie *||A||L 17-7||6-1||3-1|
|10/18||Hillsboro *||H||W 49-0||7-1||4-1|
|10/25||East Clinton *||H||W 28-0||8-1||5-1|
|11/08||Brookhaven ***||A||L 29-27||9-2||5-1|
* Denotes 2013 SCOL Game
*** 2013 Playoffs
+ Homecoming Game
Records vs 2013 Opponents *entering season
* Teays Valley opened in 1962, formerly Ashville
|Teays Valley *||1||0||1||0||1917|
2012 Season Results
* Denotes Away Game in 2012
(L to R) Jim Day, Dan Ramey, Pat Highland and photographer Dana Cousins
Dan Ramey and Pat Highland are in their 14th 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 three seasons.
Dan is entering his 29th 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 coaching Cavalier athletics since his school years. Visit Dana's photo website.
Chillicothe’s 28-0 win over East Clinton Friday was a landmark win. Not only was the shutout was the Cavs 5th straight at home but it gave Coach Ron Hinton a 300th career victory.
Hinton became the 14th coach to reach the milestone in Ohio High School football history.
As for the goose egg at the Obadiah Harris Family Athletic Complex (aka “The O”), the Cavs have kept their opponents scoreless for 16 straight quarters on the new synthetic surface. The mark extends back to 2012 as the Cavs held Portsmouth scoreless in the season finale last October. Warren was the last opponent to score on Chillicothe (a late touchdown) on October 5th of 2012.
Hinton began his coaching career at Unioto in 1973 then moved to Piketon where he was 5 SVC titles. It was at Amanda Clearcreek where the legend grew, including two state championships. His mark at Chillicothe is 19-20 over three-plus seasons on the Cavs sideline.
“How lucky am I…” asked a reflective Hinton “to be a part of this program, this new facility, the resurgence of the community?”
Hinton has the Cavaliers on the brink of returning to the OHSAA Football playoffs for the first time since 2008.
As for the win, Chillicothe thwarted East Clinton’s first possession. The Astros attempted to break the ice with a 30 yard field goal attempt, but Isaiah Johnson blocked the punt. The defense managed to turn away East Clinton four more times, taking the ball over on downs.
The Cavs D dogged Dalton Floyd throughout the night, getting to the East Clinton signal caller seven times, limiting the Astros to -21 rushing yards. Floyd completed 22 of 46 passes for 236 yards.
Chillicothe got on the board first on a 2 yard score by Nate Rosenbauer with 2:41 left in the first half. It capped a four play, 39 yard drive. After an Astros punt, Chillicothe tacked on a second score by Rosenbauer who was the last connection on a hook-n-ladder. Caleb Price, getting his first start at quarterback, tossed a 15 yard strike to Austin Elliott who pitched to Rosnebauer who raced 30 yards, untouched to the north end zone with 14 seconds left in the half.
Chillicothe got two more scores in the second half, a 39 yard Price to Christian Collins pass and Markel Cain motored 55 yards for the 28-0 win.
Cain finished the night with 122 yards to lead all rushers. Price was very efficient with a 10-14 night for 184 yards.
Chillicothe (8-1/5-1) travels to Portsmouth Friday to close out the regular season. The Trojans (3-6) earned a 26-12 win over Warren Friday night.
Clinton-Massie (8-1/5-0) beat Miami Trace 42-7 to win the SCOL championship. The Falcons will travel to East Clinton in the season finale.
Friday night, Chillicothe (7-1/4-1) plays its final regular season home game, with hopes of hosting a first round playoff game.
It’ll be Chillicothe’s first meeting with East Clinton (3-5/2-2).
The Astros will arrive from Lees Creek (between Wilmington and Greenfield) with an aggressive passing attack. Senior Dalton Floyd has thrown for just over 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns this season. The Cavs allowed only one scoring pass all season. Junior Clyde Snow has tallied has just two receiving yards (570) less than the team has rushed for (572).
The ground game accounts for only 25% of the East Clinton offense.
But when the ball is in the air, Chillicothe has been effective defensively, snagging 11 interceptions. East Clinton has given up 10 INTs this season.
While we’re talking turnovers, the Cavs have the upper hand (plus 13) on balls that hit the turf, recovering 8 of 11 opponents fumbles.
A Chillicothe win will mark the 300th career victory for Cavs Coach Ron Hinton, but all he’s concerned about is getting past East Clinton… the next in line to get his team to win 8 of the season.
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Chillicothe moved up two spots in the Associated Press Division III Football Rankings this week, from #9 to #7.
Two losses by teams ahead of the Cavaliers (Poland Seminary and West Geauga) assisted in the climb.
In the OHSAA Computer rankings, the Cavs slipped to number 5. Logan Elm leaped over Chillicothe by 0.054 points for fourth. Marion Franklin takes over the top spot in Region 9 of Division III followed by undefeated Athens and Brookhaven moves into third.
The top eight teams at the end of the season reach the playoffs, with the top four hosting first round games.
The Obadiah Harris Family Athletic Complex was dubbed “The O” in an opening video presentation by Rev. Tim Harris two weeks ago.
“The O” can also stand for what Cavalier opponents have scored at Chillicothe’s refurbished facility.
Friday night’s 49-0 victory over Hillsboro increased the Cavs home point total to 131-0 against their three opponents (Teays Valley, McClain and Hillsboro).
Markel Cain scored on touchdown runs of 33, 25 and 29 yards while Carl Harris (32 yards), Nate Rosenbauer (6 yards) and Caleb Price (41 yards) added scoring runs to build on Chillicothe’s 7-0 lead.
In the opening quarter, Ryan Mathis connected with Austin Elliott on an inside slant pass for a 45 yard touchdown to strike first. The Cavs’ initial possession lasted all of 33 seconds. Hillsboro recovered a Chillicothe fumble to cut the series short. The Cavs answered with a scoring pass and all seemed right again.
Cain hit the first of his three TDs on Chillicothe’s third possession. Combined, the Cavs’ time of possession equaled 14 points over 42 seconds.
Hillsboro marched from its own 35 yard line to the Cavs’ 6 but was turned away by the Cavs defense, denying the Indians a 16 play drive that took 10 minutes off the clock, but no points.
While happy with the win, Coach Ron Hinton was not happy the Cavs coughed up the football twice.
“The disappointed thing was we put the ball on the ground” Hinton said in his postgame interview on WBEX. “That’s not characteristic to what we want to do.”
Chillicothe racked up 361 yards on the ground with Cain gaining 173 yards on just 8 carries (21.6 avg). Rosenbauer logged 85 yards. Mathis and Price combined for 6-11 passing for 130 yards.
Hillsboro managed just 151 yards overall.
“To be 7-1 right now is huge” added coach Hinton. “Our seniors next week… we want to take these guys out in style next week.”
The Cavs (7-1/4-1) will close out the SCOL season hosting East Clinton (3-5/2-2) Friday. The Astros fell 20-15 in non-league action to Dayton Meadowdale. Hillsboro (1-7/0-4) hosts Washington Court House (4-4/2-2) Friday.
Clinton-Massie snapped Chillicothe’s 6-0 mark Friday night in a 17-7 final.
The Cavs had won eight straight dating back to last season.
Bayle Wolf gave the Falcons what they needed on a 13 yard run late to cap an 88 yard drive for the winning touchdown. Wolf carried the ball 175 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns.
The Falcons took the early lead on a 16 play drive that took 8:32 off the game clock. Hunter Fentress managed a one yard run for a 7-0 score in the second quarter.
On the first play following the kickoff, Nate Rosenbauer raced 76 yards before being stopped at the Clinton-Massie 1 yard line. Chillicothe was turned away from the end zone on four tries. The Cavs’ Ryan Mathis appeared to cross the goal line on second down, but the officials determined he was stopped short.
Chillicothe’s Tyler Howard recovered a Falcons fumble two plays later and the Cavs had the ball on the Massie one again. Miscommunication in the backfield turned into a 15 yard loss. Markel Cain and Mathis collided on the exchange and the Falcons flocked to cover him at the 16. On the next play, Mathis found Austin Elliot for a touchdown. Jacob Weber tacked on the PAT to knot the score at seven each.
The Cavs stopped a Clinton-Massie threat before the half. Julius Lee came in low on a fourth down conversion attempt dropping Bayle Wolf short. Chillicothe closed out the half on downs.
Massie gained a three point edge late in the third quarter on an 18 yard field goal by Callum Jones for a 10-7 lead with 4:02 remaining.
Chillicothe still had some opportunities, but it was Clinton-Massie’s night as they sealed the win on the late score by Wolf.
The Cavs managed just 168 yards total offense to Massie’s 322. Rosenbauer gained 115 yards on the ground for Chillicothe.
Clinton-Massie (6-1/3-0) extended their consecutive SCOL wins streak to 35.
Chillicothe (6-1/3-1) will host Hillsboro (1-6/0-3) Friday. The Indians fell to East Clinton 27-7.
Friday, the Cavs will honor the eight new members of the CHS Athletic Hall of Fame, four from the Spring (Phil Bobo, Abby Bunstine, Chad McAllister and Dan Ramey) and four from the Fall class (Tony Aloisio, Norma Shaar, Rachel Taylor and Lori Taylor). The Fall class will be inducted Thursday night at a special ceremony at 6pm in the CHS/CMS Auditorium.
With four weeks to go in the high school football regular season things in the SCOL are starting to get really interesting with this week games featuring a battle of two state ranked teams in their first ever meeting & a battle between Ready & another SCOL opponent.
CHILLCOTHE (6-0/3-0) AT CLINTON-MASSIE (5-1/2-0)
The Falcons will try to extend their 34 SCOL game winning streak against the hot Cavaliers.
Chillicothe at 6-0 is state ranked 7th in Division 3 but more importantly they are 2nd in their region. Markel Cain has come on strong after back to back multi touchdown games against Washington CH & Greenfield McClain. Cavaliers have outscored their last 2 opponents 116-6 & have a run of six quarters in a row of keeping teams out of the end zone.
Clinton-Massie bounced back after their loss at DeSales with a 77-0 win over Hillsboro last Friday with Bayle Wolf scoring all 4 times that he had the ball in the 1st half. He already has over 900 yards rushing & 15 TDs on the ground in just 5 games. Falcons are averaging 46 points per game & giving up only about 9 points a contest including two shutouts both in the SCOL.
“I don’t have any doubt we’re going to play hard” said Coach Ron Hinton. “I really believe we’re gonna play well. The question is do we play good enough?”
The Cavs are walking into an established program. “We gotta slow the express down” Hinton said of trying to keep Wolf in check. “We can’t let them get out of the box early. If they get out of the box early, we’re in trouble, because it’s gonna be hard to play catch up with these guys. They can score points in a hurry. You bat an eye and boom… they got ya pinned and they’re scorin’.”
The only blemish on Clinton-Massie’s schedule was two weeks ago at DeSales, a 21-15 loss in which two special teams plays by the Stallions turned the game around.
However, the Flacons know how to win the big one after a 15-0 season in 2012 and hoisting the Division VI trophy last November. “Experience is on their side, but youth and excitement is on our side” said Hinton.
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WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE (3-3/1-1) AT GREENFIELD MCCLAIN (3-3/0-3)
The Tigers after playing three of their last 4 games on the road return for homecoming against their oldest rival.
Last year Greenfield won 21-15 at Gardner Park as Thom Schrader threw for 133 yards & a TD. He added two more scores on the ground as the Tigers forced three Blue Lions turnovers.
Tye Smith ran for 120 yards & a TD in last year’s game & Travis Leisure had over 100 yards in offense. Josh Williams threw for 110 yards in the contest.
BISHOP READY (6-0) AT MIAMI TRACE (5-1/2-1) Broadcast on Buckeye Country & WCHO-FM on iheartradio
Its homecoming at Panther Stadium this weekend & the Panthers host Bishop Ready who put 98 points on Washington CH last week.
Ready averaging over 53 points a game & has gone over the 48 point mark 4 times already this season. Team is led by Akili Taylor who has already rushed for about 900 yards & 10 TDs. Matt Yoho has thrown for 9 TDs & rushed for 4 more already equaling his total scores of all last season. Ready has a highly recruited lineman in Brady Taylor a 6-5 275 pounder who has verbally committed to Virginia Tech.
Miami Trace is led by a balancing running attack with Trevor Haines leading the way. Trevor unofficially has 700 yards rushing & 13 rushing TDs. Jimmy Stroker already has over a 1000 yards in total offense this season so far. Miami Trace is averaging about 38 points a game & giving up 18 points a game.
HILLSBORO (1-5/0-2) AT EAST CLINTON (2-4/1-2)
This is the first time that Hillsboro Head Coach Matt Hodges will face off against his former team. East Clinton with Hodge as the Astros Head Coach won 31-26 last year at Hillsboro using a running game behind Max Morrow to make up for the loss of Dalton Floyd who didn’t play due to a concussion.
Floyd leads this year’s wide open Astros offense closing in already on the 1000 yards passing mark with about 80% of his passing & yardage coming from Clyde Snow.
Hillsboro is trying to get to snap a 9 game SCOL game losing streak &trying to get their first SCOL win in 2 seasons.
The Cavs (6-0/3-0) will travel to Clinton-Massie (5-1/2-0) for a showdown for first place with the seven-time SCOL champions.
The Falcons have won the football title each season they've played in the SCOL and last fall, won the Division IV State Championship.
Unless you've traveled to watch the Cavs play the Falcons in other sports this Fall, Friday will be your first trip to Clarksville.
Directions: From Chillicothe, head West on US 35 to I-71 South. Travel I-71 South to Exit 45 for Ohio 73 South toward Waynesville. Turn Right onto Ohio 380 South to County Road 81/Lebanon Road. Estimated time 1 hour 11 minutes for the 68 mile trip.
If you can't attend the game, listen in. WBEX will have coverage on 1490am, 92.7fm on the WBEX iheartradio spot and on wbex.com.
It was like starting a relatively dependable car on the coldest day of the year.
The Cavalier offense took some priming but when it got warmed up, it was smooth sailing to a 61-0 homecoming victory over visiting McClain.
When done, the Cavs tallied 546 total yards, all but 53 on the ground. Carrying the bulk of the load, Markel Cain. The Chillicothe senior tailback found the end zone on four occasions, from 6, 41, 33 and 64 yards each, while racking up 276 yards rushing.
Cain scored on the Cavs’ first possession, completing an 11 play, 62 yard drive. Then, McClain forced Chillicothe ton punt on its next two. Bu the last two touches before the half turned into points. Ryan Mathis kept a drive alive with a 20 yard run on third and 19 from the Chillicothe 24.A couple of plays later and McCain was crossing the goal line again from 41 yards out for a 13-0 lead.
Following a Tigers punt, McCain scored just 16 seconds later on a 64 yard dash for a 20-0 lead.
The Cavs missed an opportunity towards intermission when Devin Zehner got in the way of a Thomas Schrader pass and returned it to the McClain 23. The Tigers kept Chillicothe out of the end zone. It was last time McClain stopped the Cavs.
“A little sluggish, I thought” Cavs Coach Ron Hinton said in his postgame interview on WBEX. “We came out in the second half and reloaded our guns. Just another solid win for us.”
To start the second half, Chillicothe fielded a squib kick by the Tigers and scored 11 plays later on a 1 yard full back dive by Daiquan Hall.
“I thought (McClain) fought well in the first half. Defensively they took some things away from us.”
Adjustments at half time made the difference in the second half.
“We went to the outside veer in the second half and that opened up, that’s what we ran a lot the second half.”
Carl Harris, Jr. had an interception and added rushing touchdowns from 10 and 56 yards, Mathis connected with D.J. Vinson and Levi Shumaker tacked on a 13 yard run to finish the scoring.
While the offense tallied the big numbers, it was the tried and true defense that gave the Cavaliers opportunity. The Chillicothe D grabbed three interceptions and allowed 75 total yards (51 rushing, 24 passing).
“That’s phenomenal. We pride ourselves on shutouts… we’re a very good defensive team” said Defensive Coordinator Jeff Arndt. “We had a lot of mental errors at the beginning, they settled down and zeroed in.”
In two home games, Chillicothe has outscored their opponents 82-0.
The win sets up a first place battle in Clarksville, home of the Clinton-Massie Falcons. The Cavs (6-0/3-0) hold a one game lead over the Falcons (5-1/2-0) in the SCOL. The defending D IV state champs thumped Hillsboro 77-0 Friday. Their only loss came a week ago in a non-league bout with Columbus DeSales.
Catherine Matheny and Per Petersen were crowned Homecoming Queen and King Friday night. The two were crowned by the 2012 Queen Parissa Bennett.