By Drew Terhall
DARKE COUNTY — The ultimate two weeks are approaching for the highschool soccer season. After final week, the playoff image is beginning to get a bit clearer. Nevertheless, there’s nonetheless extra to play for when it comes to playoff seeding, moving into the playoff and even some convention title clinching. Here’s a preview of every recreation across the county.
Ansonia (8-0, 6-0) at Preble Shawnee (6-2, 5-1)
This recreation is an enormous decider within the WOAC championship race. Preble Shawnee wants this win to present them an opportunity to win a share of the WOAC title. If Preble Shawnee wins this recreation and the following, together with Ansonia profitable their final recreation and Tri-Village profitable their subsequent two video games, there might be a three-way tie for the title. An Ansonia win provides them the prospect to win the title out proper with per week 10 win.
The Arrows have gained six straight after beginning 0-2. Sophomore quarterback Brody Morton leads the offense with 1,289 passing yards this season and a 15-0 landing to interception ratio. For the final three video games, the Tigers have confronted speeding offenses. The final time they confronted an offense that includes the passing recreation was in opposition to Tri-Village on Sep. 15. The protection was capable of include the passing recreation in crunch time. Ansonia had three sacks in that recreation, however didn’t get an interception.
Arcanum (2-6, 1-6) vs Dixie (3-5, 2-5)
This recreation could have some playoff implications. Each the Trojans and the Greyhounds are in the identical area and are separated by a win. Dixie is the thirteenth seed proper now and Arcanum is the twenty second seed. A win by Arcanum ought to get them inside or near the highest 16.
Dixie is coming off again to again losses. They misplaced to Twin Valley South and Tri-Village. Each groups use the run to arrange the passing recreation. The Arcanum protection could have make stopping the run a precedence. Thus far this season, they’ve 27 tackles for loss and have given up 235.4 speeding yards a recreation.
Tri-Village (7-1, 6-1) vs Bradford (4-3)
For the Patriots, they want this win to maneuver up within the seeding. They’re presently sitting on the sixth seed and have unofficially clinched a prime eight end for homefield within the first spherical. Bradford unofficially controls their very own future in line with Joe Eitel. A win isn’t vital for Bradford’s playoff hopes, however would definitely give them an enormous increase in seeding.
Each groups have comparable offensive types. Each wish to run the ball and aren’t afraid to throw it down area. Tri-Village senior Braden Keating leads the WOAC in passing with 1,439 passing yards. Bradford junior Owen Canan is third with 1,118 passing yards. Each quarterbacks even have over 200 yards speeding and have greater than six speeding touchdowns every.
Greenville (0-8, 0-7) at Xenia (4-4, 3-4)
It is a matchup of two groups going in several instructions. Greenville is coming off their greatest recreation but in a 20-18 loss at house to Fairborn. Xenia has misplaced 4 straight video games after beginning 4-0. For playoffs, Xenia controls their very own future proper now. For Greenville, they nonetheless have an out of doors shot at getting in. Profitable their final two video games in opposition to Xenia and West Carrollton might be sufficient in the event that they get some assist.
The Inexperienced Wave should fear concerning the passing recreation this week defensively. They gave up 267 yards speeding to Fairborn and solely 22 passing yards. Xenia averages 142.6 passing yards a recreation and 143.3 speeding yards a recreation. Xenia has throw for extra yards than rushed within the final three video games.
Mississinawa Valley (0-8, 0-6) vs Tri-County North (3-5, 2-4)
The Blackhawks are one other staff that aren’t technically out of the playoff race. They would want to win their final two video games to get in. Tri-County North is sitting within the fifteenth seed spot and a win would maintain them afloat within the playoff race.
The Blackhawks protection will likely be going up in opposition to the run once more. Of their final recreation, they gave up 379 speeding yards to Nationwide Path. The Panthers had been held to 71 yards speeding in opposition to Ansonia after averaging nicely over 230 speeding yards a recreation. Mississinawa Valley may also want to chop down on the turnovers. The Panthers have solely pressured six whole turnovers this season.
Versailles (7-1, 5-1) at Coldwater (8-0, 6-0)
The Tigers could have an enormous check for his or her final street recreation of the common season. The Cavaliers have averaged 34.8 factors a recreation and have allowed 11.5 factors a recreation. Versailles averages 32.4 factors a recreation and have allowed six factors a recreation. Final season, Coldwater defeated Versailles at H.B. Gap Discipline 35-34 in time beyond regulation. It seems to be like it is going to be one other shut recreation between these two groups.
Versailles has unofficially clinched a prime eight spot and must be one among prime 4 groups win or lose. Coldwater is fifth of their area in Division V. Each groups would profit significantly from the win to maneuver up seeding sensible. Each are already within the playoffs, it’s only a matter of the place they’ll land inside the prime eight.
Contact Day by day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]