Week 3 of the 2013 season will see several SCOL teams playing new opponents as the early part of non-conference play starts to wind down. Of course with seven teams in the league everyone will have at least one more non-league game through the rest of the season.
(2-0) TEAYS VALLEY AT (2-0) CHILLICOTHE
The Cavaliers return home to the "new" Hernnstein Field after big wins at Johnstown & Big Walnut. Coach Ron Hinton now stands at 298 wins in his coaching career.
Chillicothe’s off to a (2-0) start for only the fourth time since 1993. That’s also the last time the Cavaliers opened the season (3-0).
Teays Valley is coming off wins over Westfall & Logan.
This is the first meeting as Chillicothe-Teays Valley. Chillicothe played, then Ashville High, in 1917 in a 19-0 Chillicothe loss. The two clubs were slated to meet again in 1920, but both games were canceled.
The new look Herrnstein features all weather turf and a new home grandstand, scoreboard and 25 second play-clock behind both end zones.
(0-2) HILLSBORO AT (0-2) WILMINGTON
Going into the Blue Lions game Wilmington had won 8 straight games against SCOL opponents (Washington CH-Miami Trace-Hillsboro).
Hurricanes last year scored on their first 6 possessions rolling over Hillsboro 48-6.
Indians will attempt to snap a 12 game losing streak over the last season plus. Indians played much better last week under Head Coach Matt Hodge against Goshen.
(2-0) LOGAN ELM AT (2-0) MIAMI TRACE
The Braves rolled in the 2nd half of last year contest against Miami Trace turning a Panther 21-20 halftime lead into a 49-28 victory. Both teams are coming off back to back wins to start the season. Panthers Jimmy Stroker threw for 141 yards & Derrick Marcum came up big on defense picking off 2 Circleville passes in last week win over Circleville.
Logan Elm meanwhile is coming off a 33-8 win Saturday night against Westfall.
(1-1) WAVERLY AT (1-1) WASHINGTON CH- Homecoming at Gardner Park
Blue Lions will try to rebound from last week loss at Circleville. The Blue Lions were held to 92 yards rushing just one week after Tye Smith had over 200 yards rushing by himself against Wilmington.
Waverly is the Blue Lions new week 3 opponent replacing Adena after a 6 year series between the Warriors & the Blue Lions.
The Tigers are 1-1 after defeating Piketon and falling to Jackson to start the season. After Waverly's back to back playoff appearances in 2006 & 07 seasons they have gone 13-39 overall the last 5 plus seasons.
(0-2) JONATHAN ALDER AT (2-0) CLINTON-MASSIE
The Pioneers are trying to rebuild after seeing their 11 years in a row playoff run end last season with a very unusual 4-5 overall record. Clinton-Massie who has qualified for the playoffs 12 years in a row escape last week with a close win at Waynesville to go 2-0 for the season. Bayle Wolf returned & scored 2 times in the win.
Up to last year game between the two schools the widest margin was a 21-7 Jonathan Alder win in the 2002 playoffs. In fact (2009-2011) there was 3 years in a row that the winning team won by a point.
Last time the Pioneers won in this series was 2 years ago at Clinton-Massie by coming back & winning 28-27 after trailing big at 1 point. The loss after a defeat at Waynesville put Clinton-Massie at 1-2 for the start of the season.
Last year C-M won 49-7 over the Pioneers playing what Coach McShurley stated it was the best defensive game that a team of his had played up to that point. The Falcons intercepted 4 passes, forced 7 turnovers, sacked the Pioneers QB 9 times & held the Pioneers to 110 total yards.
(2-0) GREENFIELD MCCLAIN AT (0-2) ZANE TRACE
The 2nd year of this series finds McClain going 2-0 for the 4th time in the last 5 years including last season.
For Tigers fans though they remember last year 17-12 loss against the Pioneers that may have cost Greenfield a shot at a playoff berth. Though Thom Scrader threw for over 100 yards in the contest the Tigers failed to convert twice on key 3rd & short plays in the final minutes to keep key drives going.
(1-1) EAST CLINTON AT (2-0) GREENEVIEW
The Astros bounced back after an opening week loss to Ada & defeated Blanchester 28-25 last week. Dalton Floyd had over 200 yards in offense last week. Greeneview is off to their best start in years as behind Chance Frye 2 TD catches & one rushing score defeated Madison Plains last week.
These two schools played a two game series in Week 3 of the 2009 & 2010 season with East Clinton winning by a combined 69-10 scores.