Best of the Midwest Lives Up to it's Billing!
Now a days to many events for high school talent is overrated and over hyped, Coach Greg Brookey's event is nothing of the sort with players proving they are simple the best. Coach Brookey's event is one of the best run combines in the Midwest if not the nation that can even lead to a DI offer part way through the combine. Players came from all over the US, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina and even Canada were in attendance to make a name.
High lights for SW Ohio Football was seeing stud "D" lineman Davon Hamilton (2015) of Pickerington Central (Ohio) exposing the "O line with his 6'4"-285# frame while the best RB prospect in the Midwest Damien Harris at 5'11"-198# (2015) of Madison Southern (Kentucky) showcased his total skill set!
Underclassman who burst onto the scene were Lebanon (Ohio) Jango Glackin (6'2"-204#/2016) who proved to be one of the top backers on the defensive side of the ball while Woodford County's Drake Jackson (6'3"-284#/2016) of Kentucky stuck out as one of the best "O" line prospects.
Brookey's event is a can't miss combine for talented players who are looking to showcase they belong on the DI radar so pencil in Presidents Day 2015 if you think you have what it takes to play at the next level!
DI Reigning Champ vs. Model Public Program
#2 (Cincinnati) Moeller Crusaders (12-1) vs. #1 (Columbus) Hilliard Davidson Wildcats (13-0)
CRUSADERS 13 - 11 Wildcats - FINAL
Saturday - 11-30-2013 / Dayton Welcome Stadium - UD @ 7:00pm
This folks will be polar opposite programs offensively with two of the states best defensives that have played lights along with stellar special teams all season long, it doesn't get any better than this!
"DEF" Stamps Trip to Canton?
DI REGION 2
#2 (Cincinnati) Moeller Crusaders (11-1) vs. #6 (Cincinnati) Colerain Cardinals (12-0)
MOELLER 35 - 26 Cardinals - FINAL
Saturday - 11-23-2013 / Dwire Field at Atriun Stadium - Mason HS @ 7:00pm
Last minute plan to host this titanic battle at Paul Brown Stadium the home of the Cincinnati Bengals was denied even though city councilman from Hamilton County pushed to have the game moved to the largest venue in SW Ohio. Folks need to get to Mason HS campus early with prepaid ticket in hand because this is going to be an epic battle between the best public school versus last years reigning DI champion
Moeller is led by SW Ohio All District Offensive Player of the Year Gus Ragland driving the quest for back to back titles going head to head with SW Ohio All District Player of the Year Colerain's Tegray Scales who is a Tasmanian Devil playing sideline to sideline along with Aric Johnson!
#1 Hilliard Davidson Wildcats (12-0) vs. #5 (Huber Heights) Wayne Warriors (11-1)
WILDCATS 37 - 7 Warriors - FINAL
Saturday - 11-23-2013 / Marv Morehead Memorial Stadium - Upper Arlington HS @ 7:00pm
I want to apologize to SW Ohio now and clear the air but this game is much to intrueging not to attend watching complete opposite offensive squads do battle, this game folks should be one the best games in SW Ohio next to Alter vs. Clinton-Massie!
The Wayne Warriors high tempo fast break offense will be a true test for the Hilliard Davidson defense giving us a quick look to see if the Warriors have enough firepower to make it to the region final next weekend! The Wildcats looks to use a ball control offense that will lull one to sleep pounding the ball on the ground before going on top for a quick strike to expose defenses.
True test for the Warrior defense will be athlete Philiphie Motley an Pittsburgh pledge who can take it to the house anytime he touches the ball, look for SW Ohio All District linebacker Dorian Hendrix to try and stuff #23. Warrior offense and fellow All SW Ohio District wideout Tristan Davis will try to find a weakness in the Wildcat secondary along with Matt Wilcox!
DII - REGION 6
#1 Loveland Tigers vs. #4 (Cincinnati) Northwest Knights
TIGERS 45 - 14 Knights - FINAL
Friday - 11-15-2013 / Lakota West HS @ 7:30pm
Loveland has steam rolled through the regular season only tested in a tight 7-6 victory over Winton Woods in week 7. Look for a steady diet of the power football with #2 Gunner Gambill (Sr) and #37 Luke Waddell (Fr) with #47 Nate Slagel out with season edning ACL injury in week 8. Up front the Tigers run behind massive #78 Ian Leever (Jr) a top line DI prospect in the class of 2015.
Northwest is led by signal caller #8 Cory Roberson (Sr) who is one tough hombre to bring down (5.1 ypc) running the ball and a dual threat hitting wide out #10 Darius Johnson (Sr) via the air. Keep an an eye on as this is a lethal combination because if #8 and #10 struggle this could be one long night. Northwest lost to Harrison and Mount Healthy to end the season but rebounded by beating Harrison in the opening round of the playoffs avenging their week 9 let down.
#2 (Cincinnati) Mount Healthy (10-1) vs. #3 (Cincinnati) Winton Woods (9-2)
OWLS 13 - 10 Warriors - Final
Friday - 11-15-2013 / Lockland Roettger Field @ 7:30pm
Both of these squads have some of the best DI prospects in the state of Ohio let alone right here in SW Ohio! The Owls have a lethal 1-2 punch of #7 David Montgomery (So.) and #10 Tyree Elliot out of the backfield, both can take it to the house anytime!
Winton Woods signal caller #2 Shemar Hooks drives the Warriors behind DI stud lineman #52 George Brown Jr. (Jr.) and #63 Noah Listermann (Jr.) both oh whom will be playing BSC football after next year!
This game is a toss up and one of the best matchups this night so if you have some time head to Lockland to see one of the best games in SW Ohio!
The 16th annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown is back to kick off the 2013 season here in SW Ohio, this years schedule is loaded with state champions and many venues or options! University of Cincinnati and Mason High School kick starts this years biggest high school event August 28th (Weds.)running through August 31st (Sat.).
For local games near you or the entire schedule check out -
Here are some of the games SW Ohio Football will be covering this week!
The University of Cincinnati has a great vision going forward for Nippert Stadium.