Around the SBAAC

By Mark Huber -

The 2018 high school football regular season is moves on to Week 7.

Here is a look at Week 6 in the SBAAC as well as a look as team leaders for the season.

… Week 6:

• CNE 27 Fayetteville 6. The Rockets of Clermont County held the Rockets of Brown County to 197 total yards. Cole Joslin of CNE rushed for 127 yards in the win. Mark Wolfer of Fayetteville was credited with 18 tackles while Chris Murphy had two interceptions. CNE’s David Pride had 11 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

• New Richmond 56 Wilmington 30. In an offensive shootout, the teams combined for 1,059 yards. Luke Lytle did the quarterbacking for the Lions while Josh Anderson was the primary ballcarrier. Lytle threw for 250 yards and four touchdowns while Anderson had 223 yards and three scores. Jacob Noble and Mitchell Williamson both had 10 tackles for the Lions. For the Hurricane, Cam Coomer had seven catches for 100 yards and a score. Mason McIntosh had nine receptions for 91 yards.

• Goshen 41 Western Brown 40. Another shootout had 964 total yards with 638 of that on the ground. Goshen ran for a George Rise-like 419 yards. Adam Slusher led with 169 yards and 4 TDs while Jack Webster had 112 yards. Josh Taylor of WB passed for 310 yards and three scores and ran for 201 yards and three more scores. Yani Williams had 12 catches for 144 yards and two TDs. Goshen’s Austin Graves had 15 tackles while WB’s Austin Hopkins had seven tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

• Blanchester 49 Bethel-Tate 21. For Blanchester, Clayton Schirmer caught four passes for 130 yards and a TD. Brent Hopkins had 85 yards and two TDs on six rushes.Alex Manz of Bethel-Tate passed for 273 yards and two TDs and ran for 87 yards and a score.

• Clinton-Massie 49 Batavia 0. The Falcons defense flexed its muscle by holding Batavia to 92 yards, 83 through the air. The Bulldogs had three turnovers and gained just 9 yards on 33 rushing attempts. With Brendan Lamb not playing, Daulton Wolfe led the CM ground attack with 100 yards and three scores on 13 rushes.

• Williamsburg 40 East Clinton 10. The Wildcats ground game was simply too much for the Astros. WHS had 337 yards on 50 rushes with Drew McKibben gaining 143 on 14 attempts and Dakota Milton totaling 103 on 15 rushes. For EC, Branson Smith caught eight passes for 95 yards.

… For the season:

• Batavia: On the ground, the Bulldogs are led by Jason Griffin who has 634 yards and seven scores on just 63 attempts. On defense, Kaleb Moell continues to lead the area with 116 tackles. He also has four tackles for loss and three fumble recoveries. Devin Williams leads the loop with four interceptions.

• Bethel-Tate: Alex Manz has 1,283 yards passing but, according to the prep football website, has 23 interceptions in 220 passing attempts. Manz has 569 yards and four TDs on the ground. Dylan Poff has 30 catches for 639 yards and a score. Gauge Dunn’s numbers are 30-370-4. On defense, Gabe Kilbore has 62 tackles, with three sacks.

• Blanchester: Brayden Sipple has 998 yards and seven touchdowns through the air. Brent Hopkins comes out of the backfield with 18-295-2 numbers.

• Clermont Northeastern: On defense, the Rockets have David Pride with nine sacks to top the SBAAC with Neil Dahlhimer next with eight sacks.

• Clinton-Massie: Brendan Lamb has rushed for 677 yards and 11 scores against a rugged schedule. Grant Avey has 39 kicking points on 33-for-36 extra points and 2-for-2 field goals.

• Fayetteville Perry: CJ McCulley has thrown 66 times for 646 yards and eight touchdowns. Hunter Jester has 796 yards and 13 touchdeowns rushing. Bowen Doane is 21-463-7 receiving. On defense, Drew Hendrix and Dalton Novak are tied with six sacks each. Mark Wolfer has 69 tackles. Doane and Chris Murphy have three picks each.

• Goshen: Austin Graves has 66 tackles.

• New Richmond: Josh Anderson has 675 yards passing with five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Anderson also has 861 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. Jack McDonough goes 30-483-2 receiving.

• Western Brown: Josh Taylor continues has bid for the top offensive player in the SBAAC. He has throw for 1,746 yards and 14 touchdowns. He is completing 60 percent of his passes. Also, Taylor has 851 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground. Yani Williams is Taylor’s top target with 52 catches for 631 yards and 8 TDs. Evan Luttrell is 26-350-4 while Keegan Collins is 29-323-1.

• Williamsburg: The Wildcats are led by Drew McKibben’s 596 yards and six scores.

• Wilmington: Brady Evans has 1,483 yards passing but more importantly has a TD-INT ratio of 18-5. Evans’ top targer, and one of the top receivers in all of Southwest Ohio, is Cam Coomer, who has 36 receptions for 722 yards and 11 touchdowns. Mason McIntosh is the No. 2 threat for the Hurricane with a 26-299-1 line. Brady Henry is 21-22 on PATs with four field goals for 33 points.

… Playoff Picture:

As the season marches on, the playoff picture becomes clearer. Nothing certain yet, still a long way to go, but here are the best bets in the SBAAC right now.

• In Div. IV Region 16, Clinton-Massie went from 5th to 3rd after beating Batavia, who dropped from 4th to 6th. Still plenty of points for both teams the rest of the season.

• In Div. III Region 11, New Richmond is No. 10 after defeating Wilmington. But the Lions have points aplenty in the next four weeks if they win out. Will 8-2 be enough if they lose to Massie?

• In Div. V Region 20, Clermont Northeastern hits the charts at No. 7. Alas, the Rockets have teams with a combined record of 4-20 the rest of the way so even 8-2 may leave them on the outside looking in.

By Mark Huber

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

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