|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 (5-0/2-0) faces McClain (3-2/0-2) tonight at Herrnstein Field for Homecoming.
The Cavs lead the series 32-15-4, winning the first meeting (1904) 30-5 and the last meeting (1974) 13-12.
Randy Closson's Tigers suffered a 27-21 loss to East Clinton last Friday despite gaining 300 plus yards on the ground. Three turnovers proved to be the achilles heel for Greenfield.
Ron Hinton's Cavaliers have a +12 advantage in turnovers through Week 5 and hope that trend continues.
Coverage on WBEX (1490am/92.7fm) and wbex.com via iheartradio begins at 7:05pm.
Ryan Mathis displays the Football Awarded to the Cavs by the Ohio Army National Guard and JJ Huddle Tuesday.
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Not since 1990 have the Cavaliers been in the position they found themselves Friday night after a 56-6 win at Washington Court House.
Twenty-three years ago, the Cavs had a perfect season. For Ron Hinton’s Cavaliers it’s uncharted territory.
Hinton was hoping for his offense to get in gear following slow starts over the first four weeks and they responded. Chillicothe gained 296 yards – in the first half.
Chillicothe jumped out to a 14-0 lead on touchdown runs by Nate Rosenbauer (7 yards) and Markel Cain (33 yards). Cain tacked on the second of his three scores on a 15 yard run to make it 21-0 before the Blue Lions knew what happened.
Washington final got on the board on a three yard run by Ty Smith to complete a 13 play 73 yard drive. It was the only positive for the Blue Lions on the night.
The Cavaliers answered with touchdowns on their final two possessions of the half on just nine plays. Ryan Mathis capped a 5 play 41 yard drive with a 1 yard run, Rosenbauer scored again on a one yard run completing a 42 second drive over 65 yards. It was enough to give the Cavs a 35-6 margin at the break.
Cain found the end zone again to start the second half and Chillicothe put the game away on runs by Carl Harris (8 yards) and Julius Lee (12 yards) for the 56-6 victory.
Chillicothe finished the game with 468 yards on the ground led by Cain’s 11 carries for 163 yards. In the air, Ryan Mathis was six of nine for 97 yards.
The Cavs defense was solid again, holding the Blue Lions to 113 yards (58 rushing, 55 passing).
Chillicothe (5-0/2-0 SCOL) hosts McClain (3-2/0-2 SCOL) for Homecoming Friday. The Tigers suffered a 27-21 loss to East Clinton. The Lions (3-2/1-1) play a non-league game at Columbus Ready Friday.
Last Friday, Chillicothe rocked the boat in its return to the South Central Ohio League with a 20-14 overtime victory at Miami Trace. Friday, they return to Fayette County on a mission.
“I put a challenge to our offense this week” said Cavs coach Ron Hinton. “I want to rush for over 200 yards. I want to put some points up on the board number one… I want to do it early, and I want to break a big play.”
Hinton has made it no secret the first four weeks of the season. Despite providing 20.5 points per game, in Hinton’s eyes, the offense has been lagging.
“I want some big plays, passing and rushing.”
In the interim, one can easily point back to the hook-n-ladder play which won the Big Walnut game. There’s the 15 yard run up the gut to secure the win at Johnstown, three rushing scores against Teays Valley, and not long ago the 16 yard run sprint to the corner in overtime last week. But what Hinton’s impressing is the old fashioned grind it out drives which have been missing this season.
“A team shouldn’t be running 50-60 plays a game against us… it should be the other way around.”
Hinton credited the special teams and defense with their respective solid play. Especially the defense, which held the Johnnies to seven points, allowed just 64 total yards to Big Walnut after the Eagles’ first two drives, shut out Teays Valley (38.5ppg) and limited Miami Trace (42 ppg) to 14. Those are important numbers when considering the Blue Lions Friday night.
Washington’s Ty Smith has nearly 700 yards rushing entering Week 5 and has tallied nine scores and the Blue Lions are averaging just over 30 points per contest. They rolled up 59 points against East Clinton last week. The only speed bump for Washington was Circleville (56-13) in Week 2. The Tigers posted 35 points by intermission.
Chillicothe is making its first trip to the gridiron at Gardner Park since the 1980s. The Cavs own the series with Washington Court House 41-26-4. Between 1963 and 1983, Chillicothe managed just four wins and settled for two ties (’65 & ’70) and the Blue Lions earned 15 wins during the period. The Cavs handed Washington High a series of six straight losses, beginning with 1984’s 13-0 win in Bill Trent’s final season and then outscored the Blue Lions 31-11 in five meetings under John Sines.
Coverage of the game begins at 7:05pm on WBEX (1490am/92.7fm) and wbex.com powered by iheartradio.
Chillicothe’s cardiac finishes continued Friday night on an 18 yard touchdown run by Nate Rosenbauer in overtime for a 20-14 win at Miami Trace.
It was the first overtime victory for Chillicothe. They dropped their other OT game at Portsmouth in 2011.
The Cavs won the coin toss and denied the Panthers on four downs and out. On its possession, Chillicothe took Markel Cain two plays left for six yards and then went right with a pitch to Rosenbauer for the game winner.
In a post game interview on WBEX, Lou Postage asked Rosenbauer what he saw when he got the ball in his hands "Green grass." Add to that a Cavalier victory and a wave of teammates piling up on the sophomore just outside the end zone.
Miami Trace entered the game averaging 42 points through the first three weeks, and looked as if they would do the same to Chillicothe. The Panthers scored first on a 1 yard TD run by Trevor Haines just 2:55 into the game. After forcing a Cavalier punt, Miami Trace punched in another score to post a 14-0 lead on a 36 yard run by QB Jimmy Stroker.
In a near repeat performance of the Big Walnut game in week two of the season, the Panthers gained the bulk of their 226 yards on the first two series. But as it had two weeks ago, the Cavs’ defense answered the bell. Chillicothe limited the Panthers to 104 yards the rest of regulation.
Before the half, Cavs quarterback Ryan Mathis rolled to pass and escaped the defensive pressure to camper 40 yards towards the end zone. Mathis lost the ball at the 6 and Eddie Wells scooped up the loose ball near the goal line. Mathis called his own number to get the Cavs on the board as time expired to cut the deficit in half 14-7.
In the second half, Chillicothe tied the game on a 2 yard run by Mathis with 21.8 seconds remaining in the third. The score followed a Miami Trace fumble at its own 25.
The Cavs had three more opportunities to take the lead, but failed to capitalize. After the tying touchdown, Jake Weber’s onside kick was recovered by Wells. A second chance came when a snap went beyond the punter and Chillicothe got the ball at the Panthers’ 18 and again getting possession at the Miami Trace 32, fumbled it back to the Panthers.
Miami Trace played it safe to the end of regulation to force the extra period.
The Panthers outgained Chillicothe 226-181. Ryan Mathis had 55 yards rushing on 10 carries, Rosenbauer 52 on 10 lugs while Cain and Daiquan Hall combined for another 56 yards.
Trevor Haines led Miami Trace with 94 yards on 17 carries.
Chillicothe is off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 1998, and won an SCOL game for the first time since they took Hillsboro 14-7 in 1931.
The Cavs (4-0/1-0) will travel back to Fayette County next week for a battle with Washington. The Blue Lions (3-1/1-0) outlasted East Clinton (1-3/0-1) 49-32 Friday night. Miami Trace (3-1/0-1) travels to Hillsboro (1-3/0-0) next week.
(***Note from Dan Ramey: While researching for this article, the Ohio High School Athletic Association had Coach Hinton's career record for wins posted as 285. Add in the 14 victories he has as Chillicothe coach and you get 299, right? Not so fast. The OSHAA looked further into the number and in a release by CHS Principal Jeff Fisher late Friday morning, ohsaa.org "had logged in his 4 wins in his first season coaching at CHS as he had 281 wins as a coach at Piketon and AC combined. This explains how originally the coaches association and OHSAA had thought he was at 299 as they added his 14 CHS wins to 285 and that left him at 299 going for win 300 tonight. When in all actuality his first 4 wins at CHS had already been added from 2010 and his 2011-2012 win total combined with the wins thus far this year is at 10 leaving Ron Hinton with an overall win total going into tonight of 295 wins." Therefore, the mention of a potential 300th win in regards to the article below, has been striken from the report. Dan)
It's a battle of heavyweights Friday night outside Washington Court House.
The Cavs (3-0) and host Miami Trace Panthers (3-0) are playing one of two games featuring South Central Ohio League teams off to undefeated starts. Defending Division IV champ Clinton-Massie battles McClain in the other.
Chillicothe is off to its best start since 1998 when they won their first four games (at 41-0 Watkins Memorial, 52-10 vs Mt. Vernon, 55-0 vs Dayton Colonel White, now Thurgood Marshall and 75-7 at Hilliard Darby) in which they overpowered their four opponents 223-17 (an avg. 55.8PF to 6.7PA) under Bill Dennis’s "Run-'N-Boot offense.
When the teams take the field, it will not be the first time Panthers Coach Steve Bartlett has faced a Chillicothe team. The Cavs hosted Bartlett's Dayton Carroll Patriots in the 1999 playoffs, a 14-7 Chillicothe win.
Ryan Mathis directs a Cavalier offense which has yet to meet its posted team goals in the first three weeks. Mathis said on The Ron Hinton Show "We've got to practice better. Our offensive practices aren't as good as our defensive practices." The senior signal caller is happy the Cavs added another weapon last week with the return of Markel Cain."It helps that we have Markel back... that's going to be a big part of getting the offense rollin'."
Cain and sophomore Nate Rosenbauer each found the end zone last week and had about 75 yards rushing apiece. Rosenbauer has been the most productive on offense averaging nearly 100 yards per game with five touchdowns and a touchdown pass.
It’s been the defense which has been the staple for the Cavaliers. Chillicothe held Johnstown Monroe to less than 100 yards offense, allowed 134 yard on Big Walnut’s first two possessions, but then 64 yards the rest of the way and contained Teays Valley’s 39ppg attack to 124 total yards in their 21-0 shutout in the home opener last Friday.
As the Cavs open SCOL play this weekend, it marks the return to the league after an 84 year absence from the league it helped found in 1923. The Cavs recorded four SCOL titles during their short stay in the league.
Chillicothe leads the series with Miami Trace 5-4 and has won four of the last five meetings, including their last game together at Herrnstein Field in 1993, a 48-14 win. The two clubs first met in 1973 (won 28-8) but lost their next three battles, 1974 (22-8), 1981 (14-12) and 1982 (21-20). The Cavs won the next three meetings in 1987 (24-7), 1988 (13-0) and 1989 (19-14). The Panthers last win against Chillicothe was 1992 (43-0).
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The Cavaliers christened the new Obadiah Harris Family Athletic Complex with a 21-0 victory over Teays Valley Friday.
Pressed against deadlines to get the facility ready for the home opener, the organizers did not disappoint nor did the Cavaliers.
The first Chillicothe touchdown in its new facility was a Nate Rosenbauer 6 yard run with 1:01 remaining in the first half. The sophomore’s TD capped a 10 play 82 yard drive for the Cavs’ first score before intermission this season.
Facing a 3rd and long and fended out of the red zone, Chillicothe’s Daiquan Hall got a good bit of the yardage back and a Vikings’ penalty aided the play to keep the drive alive for the Cavs.
Teays Valley’s Steve Evans told the WKKJ Scoreboard Show “You can’t make those kind of mistakes against a good football team” speaking of untimely penalties. “We made some mental mistakes and they came at crucial times.”
Teays Valley had two opportunities to get on the board via field goal attempts but came way empty handed.
The Cavs got on the board again on a 2 yard run by Markel Cain at 8:33 in the fourth quarter. Chillicothe put the game away on Rosenbauer’s 18 yard run with 1:00 remaining.
The Vikings had one serious threat in the first half, but otherwise had difficulty cracking the Chillicothe defense. “Great job by our defense, second half they came out a shut ‘em down.”
The Cavs held Teays Valley to 132 yards offense.
Meanwhile, Rosenbauer and Cain combined for 150 yards on the ground.
Coach Hinton was pleased with the win but added “We gotta get the sugar in there for the win… but we’re making too many mistakes offensively right now… we turned the wrong way, we went the wrong way, but we had 21 and they had zero.”
The night featured an electric atmosphere surrounding the opening of the new facility and number of alumni back for the game.
Evans told his Vikings “it was a championship atmosphere type of a ballgame. Obviously they had a huge crowd… it was a hard hitting game. We have to learn from it.”
Teays Valley’s Travis Strawser had the most productive night on the ground, 10 carries for 40 yards and Tyler Primmer grabbed three passes for 29 yards.
The Vikings (2-1) prepare to open their Mid State League Buckeye Division schedule with Logan Elm next weekend.
The Cavs return to the SCOL for the first time since the 1930s. Chillicothe (3-0) head to Miami Trace (3-0) Friday.
Pre-sale tickets for Friday's Chillicothe-Teays Valley game went on sale Tuesday and will be available through Thursday from 2:45-4:45p at the main ticket booth in front of the Hatton Memorial Gym at Chillicothe High School.
Tickets will also be sold during the Alumni Flag Football game Thursday at 7:30p.
Friday's game will be the historic opening of the newly renovated Herrnstein Field and Bobo Track at the Obadiah Harris Family Sports Complex.
Friday's events will include an opening prep rally from 1:30-215. The Annual Cavalier Fish Fry will begin at 4pm (dinners are available for $8 each). There will be very unique opening to the field prior to that night's contest.
In its media release, the CHS Athletic Department added:
- There is no smoking allowed at Herrnstein and it will be strictly enforced
- Dogs are no longer allowed inside the Obadiah Harris Family Sports Complex.
- Gates will open at 6:30p.
- There will be shuttles available from CHS beginning from 6 and dropping off at the fish fry until 6:30 and continuing to drop off to the home side until game time.
- Shuttles will be available after the game to transport back to CHS.
- There will be a Pass Gate and Pre-Sale ONLY gate set up off of Arch to try to ensure that everyone gets in in a timely manner.
Friday's Pep Rally will be held at the new football stadium. The student body will be walking from the parking lot between CMS and the YMCA to Herrnstein Field. The Students will hear from Rev. Tim Harris during the rally.
For those attending Friday night's game, the Chillicothe Touchdown Club is encouraging fans to wear white.
It was a night for the improbable, but for a second consecutive week, Chillicothe finished on top with a 21-14 win at Big Walnut.
Nate Rosenbauer scored on a 44 yard hook and ladder play to give Chillicothe its first lead of the game with 6.6 seconds remaining.
The Cavs reached the red zone only once in the first 24 minutes and came up empty. It would seem improbable for a Cavalier comeback.
Coming out of the half, the Cavs’ Ryan Mathis intercepted an Eagles pass at the Big Walnut 41. Eleven plays later, Mathis pitched right on a halfback pass to Rosnebauer who delivered a strike to Austin Elliott for the Cavs first score of the game. Jacob Weber hit the PAT to cut the deficit to 14-7 at the 6:53 mark in the 3rd quarter.
On Big Walnut’s next possession, a tipped pass at the line was grabbed by Ryan Milliken and returned to the Eagles’ 18. On the next play, Mathis found Eddy Wells in the far corner of the end zone. A Weber PAT tied the game at 14-14 just 38 seconds later.
Chillicothe forced the Eagles into four consecutive punts and got the ball on their own 16 yard line with 1:36 left in regulation. Best chance, overtime, right?
Mathis slipped through the line on a quarterback keeper and erased half of the distance to the goal line by reaching the Eagles 43. With time running out, the Cavs appeared to mismanage the clock, allowing the clock to reach 19 seconds on a third down spike.
But Big Walnut gave Chillicothe another opportunity with an encroachment penalty. Coach Ron Hinton pulled out the hook and ladder. Mathis rolled left to hit Austin Elliott in the flat, Elliott pitched the ball to Rosenbauer who tight roped the far sideline for 25 yards and the winning score.
After yielding 134 yards on two scoring drives, the Chillicothe defense allowed 63 total yards the rest of the game.
The Cavs’ Rosenbauer had 69 yards on 19 carries, Daiquan Hall 41 yards on 7 lugs and Mathis rushed for 46 yards and completed 5 of 18 passes for 98 yards.
Chillicothe improved to 2-0 heading into their home opener with Teays Valley (2-0) next Friday. The Vikings were 26-13 winners at Logan.
Hear Jim Day's post game interview with Coach Hinton: