SCOL remains symmetrical: 4 at 2-0, 4 at 0-2


By Mark Huber - mhuber@civitasmedia.com



The South Central Ohio League football standings remained symmetrical after the second week of league play.

Four teams — Clinton-Massie, Wilmington, Chillicothe and Washington — are 2-0.

Four teams — East Clinton, Hillsboro, Miami Trace and McClain — are 0-2.

Something will give this week.

The top matchup of the week pits a pair of 2-0 squads as the Dan McSurley’s Falcons head to Gardner Park to meet Corey Dye’s Blue Lions. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. and by 10 p.m. one of these could sit atop the league standings.

A Clinton County battles takes place at Alumni Field as Scott Killen’s Hurricane host Jeremy Yankey’s Astros.

In Ross County, the Cavaliers of Ron Hinton will host Matt Hodge’s Indians, and in Greenfield, Jeremey Andrews’ Tigers and Steve Bartlett’s Panthers look to get out of the loop’s basement.

All games kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Hillsboro at Chillicothe

The Indians look to end a two-game losing streak to the Cavaliers this week as they make the trek east to Ross County.

Chillicothe has won both SCOL meetings 55-0 in 2014 and 49-0 in 2013.

Hillsboro lost to Wilmington last week 49-7.

Chillicothe bounced Miami Trace 45-14 a week ago.

The Cavaliers are looking to unseat Clinton-Massie as league champions but must not look ahead to next week’s meeting with Washington, another league unbeaten.

Miami Trace at McClain

It’s been five years since McClain gained the measure of Miami Trace.

But the thought is one of these SCOL teams will get its first win this week.

Trace lost to Chillicothe last week while McClain was taking it on the chin at Clinton-Massie, 70-7.

The Panthers have won the last four meetings — 62-7 in 2014, 42-6 in 2013, 49-8 in 2012 and 48-0 in 2011.

The last Tiger triumph was in 2010, a 28-21 victory for the Highland Co. squad.

This is believed to be the first-ever meeting between the two schools when both are 0-5.

By Mark Huber

mhuber@civitasmedia.com

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.