Ohio Football

Friday, November 9, 2012

Playoff Primer: Ohio DV – Region 20

By Greg Shoemaker | Featured Analyst

Antonio Woods has helped guide Summit Country Day to a perfect 11-0 mark.

Perfection reigns supreme for the final four in Region 20. A quartet of teams without a blemish on their records should make for an intense evening of football.

Top seeded, Coldwater remains the favorite and #2 seed Summit Country Day showed that they are human as Triad took them to the wire last weekend. It looks as if it is all going to make for thrilling night of small-school football in Southwest Ohio this Saturday night.

Here is a look at Region 20’s semi-final action:

(All games played Saturday night, November, 3rd @ 7:00 pm)

#5 West Liberty-Salem (11-0) @ #1 Coldwater (11-0) @ Alexander Stadium (Piqua HS) - Now West Liberty-Salem gets the opportunity to see how far their program has really come in the past decade. The Tigers can gauge their success by their performance against the best on Saturday night. Everyone is going to have to take their game to a new level for WLS, including Riley Simms and tailback Travis Mayse. Coldwater quarterback Austin Bruns was named the MAC offensive Player of the Year and Zach Dickman brought the honors home on the other side of the ball. Bruns and the Cavs passing game is aided by top-notch receivers Caleb Siefring and Josh Huber. Both players were First Team All-MAC performers on offense and on defense (in the secondary). The Cavs depth wears most teams down and that’s what they will plan on doing again in this tilt.

#3 Covington (11-0) @ #2 Summit Country Day (11-0) - @ Centerville Stadium (Centerville HS) – Covington has their ground game peaking right now behind the wheels of AJ Ouellette who has 41 touchdowns on the season. Quarterback Troy Cron doesn’t have to make many decisions in the passing game, but when he does the usually go for meaningful yards. The Buccs’ defense behind Dalton Bordelon, Brian Olson, Trent Tobias, Justin Williams and Dylan Owens has been solid with Summit Country Day, who yielded a season-high 27 points last Saturday. The Silver Knights went into their affair with Triad having allowed 29 total points the previous eight weeks. Star lineman Michael Barwick Jr. and Armand Walker are more than a handful for opposing offensive lines to deal with. Quarterback Antonio Woods has proven to be a menace for foes to game plan as he can hurt you with his arm or his legs. IF SCD allows Covington to get out early it is going to be difficult to play catch up with the Buccs and their powerful rushing attack.

Greg is a co-founder of TSF and is now entering his ninth season as a Featured Analyst for the website. The Xavier University grad also serves as the Content Manager for the website and is widely considered one of the top high school football experts in the region. If you are interested in covering your team, please CONTACT US.