Cane, Cats in good position for post-season play


Massie streak on the brink with two games remaining

By Mark Huber - [email protected]



Here’s a look at how Clinton County football teams stack up with the post-season playoffs two weeks away.

Keep in mind the top 16 teams advance to the playoffs with the high seed facing the low seed at the higher seed through the first two rounds.

All information is based on rankings on the Joe Eitel website.

Wilmington (5-3) is currently 12th in Div. III Region 12 and control its own destiny.

If the Hurricane wins its final two games, at Western Brown and home with Clinton-Massie, then Ryan Evans and his squad will play Week 11 regardless of any other results.

With a 2-0 finish, Wilmington could be in line for a home playoff game but that will be determined once all results are tabulated.

Western Brown is No. 3 in Region 12 so there is a chance the two teams could play in Week 9 and again in Week 11 or beyond.

Clinton-Massie’s streak of making the playoffs is out of its control.

The Falcons have played a Week 11 game each year since 2002, winning state titles in 2012, 2013 and 2021.

Massie currently is No. 19 in Division IV Region 16.

Even with wins over New Richmond and Wilmington to close out the season, Clinton-Massie would need help elsewhere to advance.

In Div. V Region 20, East Clinton and Blanchester are ranked. The Astros are 20th (2-6) and need two wins and help to make the post-season.

Blanchester (6-2), on the other hand, is in a better situation.

The Wildcats control their own destiny. They face Div. VI Region 24 Tri-Village, currently No. 7 in the region, this week then East Clinton in Week 10.

Two wins would put BHS in a good spot to host a game but it’s not a guarantee with No. 10 Summit Country Day able to earn enough points to surpass an 8-2 BHS squad.

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Massie streak on the brink with two games remaining

By Mark Huber

[email protected]

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email [email protected] or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email [email protected] or on Twitter @wnjsports