Highschool soccer playoff preview for the primary spherical

High school football playoff preview for the first round

By Drew Terhall


DARKE COUNTY — The primary spherical of the highschool soccer playoffs is that this Friday. Here’s a take a look at every of the matchups together with the Darke County groups.

2 Ansonia (10-0) vs 15 Lockland (5-5)

The Tigers are coming off an enormous win over Mississinawa Valley that clinched them the outright WOAC title and gave them a 10-0 document for the second time in class historical past. Senior Keegen Weiss completed the common season main the WOAC in dashing with 1,814 yards. He additionally had 32 dashing touchdowns within the common season. The protection has been stout in the course of the common season. They allowed 9.5 factors a sport with three shutouts. Ansonia completed second within the last AP ballot in Division VII.

They’ll go up in opposition to Lockland, who’s greatest win was in opposition to a 4-5 Clark Montessori group to finish the common season. In that win, junior quarterback Damien Dawson ran for 284 yards and a landing. Dawson additionally threw for 175 yards and three touchdowns. Dawson has accounted for twenty-four touchdowns within the common season and is third of their convention with 1,466 dashing yards. Junior Johnny Minton leads the Miami Valley Convention in sacks with 14 on the season.

12 Bradford (5-4) at 5 Minster (8-2)

The Railroaders went from no varsity soccer group final season to creating the playoffs. The win over Arcanum helped them get to the twelfth seed. Junior quarterback Owen Canan was third within the WOAC in passing with 1,513 yards and senior Hudson Hill was third in receiving yards with 634. Hill is tied for second in receiving touchdowns with eight and tied for first in interceptions with three.

Bradford will face an enormous check going up in opposition to Minster. The Wildcats are coming off a detailed loss to Versailles, 21-14. Minster’s two losses are to Versailles and Marion Native. The group averages 27.5 factors a sport whereas permitting 16.3 factors a sport on protection. Minster was voted because the seventh greatest group in Division VII within the AP ballot.

5 Tri-Village (9-1) vs 12 Nationwide Path (4-6)

Will probably be a rematch of the Patriots’ week 10 sport. They defeated Nationwide Path, 20-7, final week on the highway. This time round, they are going to be at house in opposition to the Blazers. Senior Reed Wehr accounted for the entire Patriots touchdowns with three dashing touchdowns. Wehr completed third within the WOAC in dashing with 1,262 yards and second in dashing touchdowns with 20. He additionally led the WOAC in receiving touchdowns with 9. Senior Braden Keating completed the common season main the WOAC in passing with 1,722 yards.

The Patriots held the Blazers beneath their dashing common with 167 yards dashing. Senior Chase Ruebush had 34 yards dashing. He completed fifth within the WOAC with 965 yards dashing in the course of the season. Whereas Nationwide Path gave up 243 yards dashing to Tri-Village final week, they held Keating to 7 for 16 passing with 46 yards.

2 Versailles (8-2) vs 15 Troy Christian (3-7)

The Tigers ended the season with a 21-14 win over Minster. Senior quarterback Michael Osborne had three passing touchdowns within the win. Within the common season, the Versailles protection hasn’t allowed greater than 21 factors in a sport. Within the last AP ballot, Versailles was voted third in Division VI. Each of the Tigers losses got here in opposition to Marion Native, voted the very best group in Division VII, and Coldwater, voted fifth in Division V.

Troy Christian ended the season with a 22-21 win over Bethel. Senior Paul McDonald leads the Eagles with 1,021 yards passing and 385 yards dashing. McDonald has 10 complete touchdowns on the season. McDonald and junior Lin Present had been first and second within the Three Rivers Convention in tackles with 114 and 108 respectively. McDonald additionally has six sacks on the season.

Contact Each day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]