Clinton-Massie’s Region 16 semifinal game has South Central Ohio League written all over it.
The Falcons (10-1) will play London (10-1) 7 p.m. Saturday in the second round of the post-season tournament at Miami Trace High School.
Clinton-Massie, London and Miami Trace are all former members of the SCOL.
The last time the two former SCOL rivals met on the football field was in 2012, the season Clinton-Massie won the first of back-to-back state championships.
The Falcons were 62-13 winners at London in 2012. They won 49-7 in 2011 at CMHS.
Dating back to the 2005 season, when Massie joined the SCOL, Clinton-Massie has an 8-0 series advantage. The Falcons have outscored the Red Raiders 371-87.
This season, KJ Price and Brennan Spiess are the Red Raiders 1-2 punch at running back. Price has had several huge games on the ground, including a 300-plus yard performance. Spiess is the thunder to Price’s lightning and has lined up at quarterback this season.
Bricker Thiel is the top defender on London’s squad.
The Raiders overpowered their 2018 schedule through nine weeks, outscoring opponents 537-130.
The biggest win of the season for London was a 42-0 victory over Grandview Heights, a Div. VI playoff team.
The lone loss for the Madison County squad was a 34-15 defeat at the hands of Whitehall-Yearling in Week 10. Whitehall-Yearling won its first Region 7 playoff game last week.
The Red Raiders defeated Cincinnati Taft 37-21 in the regional quarterfinal round last week.
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