By Drew Terhall
DARKE COUNTY — The final week of the highschool soccer common season is right here. Groups can be taking part in for convention titles and playoff seeding this week. Listed below are a take a look at the county video games this week. All playoff eventualities are unofficial based on Joe Eitel laptop factors.
Ansonia (9-0, 7-0) vs Mississinawa Valley (0-9, 0-7)
This matchup does have some main implications. For Ansonia, a win provides them the outright WOAC title after they clinched a share of it with the win over Preble Shawnee final week. Of their area in Division VII, the Tigers sit with the primary seed. They do have an opportunity to get the one seed with a win, however would greater than doubtless want a Marion Native loss as effectively to get it. At a minimal, the Tigers can be a prime two seed heading into playoffs. Senior Keegen Weiss can be seeking to prolong on his school-record efficiency after breaking the varsity document for factors in a recreation with 46, yards in a recreation with 358 and touchdowns in a recreation with seven.
Mississinawa Valley can sneak into the playoff image and seize the sixteenth seed with a win over Ansonia. They would wish assist getting in, however a win provides them an opportunity. The Blackhawks had one in every of their higher offensive video games this season scoring 21 factors. Sophomore quarterback Kyle Wehrkamp threw for 230 yards and the crew rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns. Senior Anthony Ibarra had two dashing touchdowns himself.
Bradford (4-4) vs Arcanum (3-6, 2-6)
Bradford has clinched a spot within the playoffs unofficially. The Railroaders can transfer as excessive because the eleventh seed with a win and drop down as little as the sixteenth seed with a loss in Division VII. Bradford has misplaced the final three video games after occurring a three-game successful streak.
In Division VI, Arcanum isn’t assured a playoff spot win or lose. They want the remainder of the video games of their area to go their option to make it. They could possibly be as excessive because the eleventh seed with a win or be as excessive as a thirteenth seed with a loss. Nevertheless, they could possibly be out win or lose. With the highest ten seeds locked within the area, 5 different groups management their future. Arcanum is one in every of ten groups combating for the one of many final six spots open. The Trojans will look to proceed their dominance working the ball. Of their 47-7 win over Dixie, they’d 288 dashing yards as a crew.
Greenville (0-9, 0-8) vs West Carrollton (1-8, 1-7)
Each groups in Division III are mathematically eradicated from the playoffs. They are going to be taking part in to realize some momentum heading into subsequent season. The Inexperienced Wave will look to get their working recreation again on observe. After dashing for 237 yards towards Fairborn, they rushed for 64 yards towards Xenia. The protection allowed 262 dashing yards towards Xenia final week.
West Carrollton’s lone win got here towards Piqua, 14-13, on Sep. 29. They’ve misplaced 42-6 at Tippecanoe and to Butler. West Carrollton averages 122.9 yards a recreation on offense and permits 319.6 yards a recreation. Greenville averages 174.7 yards a recreation whereas permitting 355.3 yards a recreation.
Tri-Village (8-1, 7-1) at Nationwide Path (4-5, 4-3)
Each groups in Division VI in the identical area have clinched a playoff spot. For the Patriots, they’re assured a prime eight seed and not less than the house recreation within the first spherical of the playoffs. Win or lose, they may end as little as the sixth seed. With a win, they may climb as much as as excessive as the 2 seed. They may nonetheless get a better seed with a loss. They may end between the third seed and sixth seed with a loss. After their loss to Ansonia, Tri-Village has averaged 54.5 factors a recreation within the final 4 video games.
Nationwide Path is coming off a 27-11 loss at Twin Valley South. The crew solely rushed for 166 yards and allowed 234 dashing yards to the Panthers. The Patriots allowed 273 dashing yards to those self same Panthers again on Sep. 1. A win for Nationwide Path provides them a shot at ending within the prime eight.
Versailles (7-2, 5-2) vs Minster (8-1, 6-1)
In Division VI, the Tigers sit as the 2 seed. They’ve clinched a prime eight seed and will get a prime 4 seed with a win. Versailles nonetheless has the possibility of getting the one seed, however would in all probability want Williamsburg to lose to get that seed, the crew sitting with the primary seed at present. A loss for the Tigers nonetheless provides them a prime six seed. They might nonetheless have an opportunity as a prime 4 seed with a loss. Versailles will attempt to bounce again from their 21-14 loss at Coldwater.
They must face one other harmful offense in Minster. The Wildcats common 29 factors a recreation. The Minster protection has allowed 15.8 factors a recreation, together with giving up 42 factors to Marion Native of their lone lack of the season. Minster didn’t play Coldwater this season. Minster in Division VII are at present the fourth seed and clinched a prime eight seed. A win provides them an opportunity to maneuver as excessive because the third seed behind Ansonia and Marion Native.
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