Week 5: Around the SBAAC

By Mark Huber - mhuber@wnewsj.com

Batavia and Fayetteville-Perry remain the lone unbeaten teams in the SBAAC, each leading their respective divisions – Batavia in the American and Fayetteville in the National.

The Rockets are averaging nearly 50 points a game on offense.

Season individual leaders:

• Josh Taylor of Western Brown has thrown for 1,217 yards in four weeks, leading Wilmington’s Brady Evans by 226 yards. Evans has 891 yards. Alex Manz of Bethel-Tate is third in the league with 751 yards passing.

• On the ground, Hunter Jester of Fayetteville has 630 yards to lead the league while Brendan Lamb of Clinton-Massie is second with 552 yards. Josh Anderson, the New Richmond QB, has 543 yards

• On the receiving end of SBAAC passes, Wilmington’s Cameron Coomer has 442 yards and Bethel-Tate’s Dylan Poff is second at 397. Yani Williams of Western Brown has 378 yards and Bowen Doane of Fayetteville has caught passes for 352 yards.

• In the points department, no surprise as to who leads the way. Jester of Fayetteville has scored 100 points, more than half the Rockets’ team total. Lamb has 60 and Mitchell Williamson of New Richmond has 48.

• On the other side of the ball, Kaleb Moell of Batavia has been credited with 75 tackles. Austin Graves of Goshen is second with 42 and Branson Smith of East Clinton is third with 39.

• Clinton-Massie’s Grant Avey is the kicking leader with 22 points while Brady Henry of Wilmington is second with 19.

• David Pride of Clermont Northeastern is the sack leader with nine, one ahead of teammate Neil Dahlhimer.

• Batavia’s Moell and teammate Bobby Casey lead the loop with three fumble recoveries.

• Dylan Ashcraft of Goshen is the leading ballhawk with seven interceptions. Deven Williams of Batavia has three picks and Fayetteville’s Doane has three.

Week 3 notes:

• Williamsburg put up 415 yards on offense but was routed by state-ranked Hillsboro 55-35.

• Clermont Northeastern had just 83 yards (all on the ground) on offense but defeated Batavia 17-14.

• Josh Anderson led New Richmond to a 34-3 win. He rushed for 88 yards and three TDs and passed for 65 yards. Jacob Duty of New Richmond rushed just four times, scored twice and totaled 136 yards.

• In another shootout, Western Brown defeated state-ranked Jackson 42-36. The Broncos had 607 yards on offense. Josh Taylor ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns and completed 33 passes for 419 yards and four more scores. Yani Williams had 13 catches for 158 yards and three TDs.

• Seth Garrison was credited with 19 tackles for East Clinton in a loss to the McClain Tigers.

• Brady Evans threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns for Wilmington in a 35-26 win over Blanchester. Cameron Coomer caught nine passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Grant Mayer ran for 86 yards and a score.

For Blanchester, James Peters rushed 37 times for 207 yards and two touchdowns.

• Clinton-Massie ran 43 times for 528 yards in the big win over Miami Trace. Brendan Lamb had 173 yards and four TDs on just 12 carries. Jake Vaughan ran for 129 yards and two scores while Robbie Frederick had 93 yards and a touchdown.

Playoff considerations:

• Div. II Region 8: Western Brown 18;

• Div. III Region 11: New Richmond 12; Wilmington 16; Goshen 18

• Div. IV Region 16: Batavia 4; Clinton-Massie 6

• Div. V Region 20: Clermont Northeastern 10; Bethel-Tate 18; Blanchester 20; East Clinton 20

• Div VI Region 24: Fayetteville-Perry 13; Williamsburg 24


By Mark Huber


Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email mhuber@wnewsj.com or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email mhuber@wnewsj.com or on Twitter @wnjsports