Falcons, Wildcats seasons continue in playoffs


By Mark Huber - mhuber@civitasmedia.com



Clinton-Massie and Blanchester met in Week 1 of the 2016 high school football season and now the two Clinton County teams will continue their seasons in the playoffs this week. In the photo from Week 1, Clinton-Massie’s Jaycob Wolf, 15, runs against Blanchester defenders Cade Huston, 54, Dylan Fawley, 59, and Branson Campbell, 51.


Elizabeth Clark | News Journal File

For Clinton-Massie, this’ll be just another November of football.

For this group of Blanchester Wildcats, it’ll be a new experience.

The two Clinton County football teams have advanced to the post-season — Clinton-Massie to play at home Friday night and Blanchester to play on the road Saturday.

The Falcons are the No. 2 seed in Region 16 and will host Cincinnati Taft 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Falcons (9-1) and Senators (8-2) met last year in the opening round of the playoffs with Massie coming out on top 70-14.

The Wildcats are the No. 8 seed in Region 20 and will play at No. 1 seed Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 7 p.m. Saturday night. BHS is 7-3 this season while the Eagles are 10-0.

First-year Blanchester head coach Brandon Sammons was an assisted coach at CHCA last season before becoming the head coach at BHS.

Presale tickets will be sold 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day this week, beginning Tuesday morning at Clinton-Massie’s central office. Tickets also will be available for purchase at the Powder Puff football game Tuesday night at Frank Irelan Field.

Reserve seating will be honored at FIF, athletic director Cindy Running said. Also, season and league passes will not be honored.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. at Clinton-Massie. There will be a $3 charge for parking.

Tickets at the Blanchester High School main office will be available 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday then Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All tickets are $8 presale and $9 at the gate the day of the game. Schools keep a percentage of presale tickets only. Anyone 6 or older will be charged the regular admission rate.

Gates are scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. at CHCA.

Other tournament rules and regulations, as set forth by the Ohio High School Athletic Association, include:

• Air horns and noisemakers that require electric or power of other sorts are not allowed at the game.

• Banners and signs are permitted, provided they are not personal, negative, unsporting or vulgar. Parades with signs or banners are not permitted.

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Clinton-Massie and Blanchester met in Week 1 of the 2016 high school football season and now the two Clinton County teams will continue their seasons in the playoffs this week. In the photo from Week 1, Clinton-Massie’s Jaycob Wolf, 15, runs against Blanchester defenders Cade Huston, 54, Dylan Fawley, 59, and Branson Campbell, 51.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/10/web1_FB1_cm15_blan54_EC-1.jpgClinton-Massie and Blanchester met in Week 1 of the 2016 high school football season and now the two Clinton County teams will continue their seasons in the playoffs this week. In the photo from Week 1, Clinton-Massie’s Jaycob Wolf, 15, runs against Blanchester defenders Cade Huston, 54, Dylan Fawley, 59, and Branson Campbell, 51. Elizabeth Clark | News Journal File

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By Mark Huber

mhuber@civitasmedia.com