Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Local Area High School Football

High School FootballSummer is coming to an end and the fall is creeping in. The leaves are starting to fall, the weather is cooling down and football season is starting up. All the local teams are gearing up for their seasons and each one is hoping to come out on top. Most teams are already two games into the season and some are doing pretty good.

Middletown is off to a good start this season. The defensive play for the local team has held strong leading them to two consecutive victories over Aiken High School (48-6) and an out of state team, East St. Louis Senior from Illinois (27-16). The Middies are away at Lima senior this Friday night with kickoff commencing at 7:30 pm.

Middletown Christian, who is playing as a club team this year, struggled with their first game against visiting Clark Montessori ending in an Eagle loss (6-37). But the Eagles stepped up the intensity in their second game against the Landmark Christian Eagles, also a club team. Middletown Christian played hard and had a terrific all around game ending in the Eagles' first victory of the season (34-10). The Eagles have their third game at Franklin's Atrium Field this Saturday night with a 7:30 pm kickoff.

Monroe's Hornets started the season off on fire cleaning out Meadowdale High School (41-0). However, the Hornets were unable to keep their momentum going for their second game against the Falcons if Fenwick High School ending in a loss (30-42). The Hornets play again this Friday night at home against Valley View with kickoff at 7:30 pm.

Madison High School's Mohawks started the season off rocky playing against Heath ending in a loss for Madison (14-41). But the Mohawks came into their next game hitting hard against Troy Christian. Their drive and determination lead the Mohawks to their first win of the season (42-13). Madison is away this Friday night at Finneytown with kickoff at 7:30 pm.

Franklin has also had a rough start going 1-1 in their first two games. The Wildcats fell to the the Indians of Carlisle in their first game (7-20) but followed up strong the next week with an impressive win over Ross (34-18). The wildcats are at home this Friday night hosting Greenville High School with kickoff at 7:30 pm.

Lebanon High School is yet another undefeated team in the area. The Warriors have two consecutive victories against Kings High School their first week (45-17) and then taking down Loveland in week two (28-14). The Warriors play host to visiting Trotwood High School this Friday night with kickoff at 7:30 pm.

The football season has already started off strong in the area and will only continue to get bigger. So go out and support your local high school's football team this season. With the way most of these teams are playing the season is shaping up to be a good one. Congratulations to all the teams that won last week and good luck to all the teams this coming week.

Fenwick has started off strong this season going undefeated through two games. The Falcons downed their first opponent Mariemont (54-13) and then pulled a close victory against Monroe High School the following week (42-30). The Falcons play at home this Friday night against Talawanda High School with a 7:30 pm kickoff.

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