Best Bets: Dayton - Week 9

Springboro senior DL Knock has 1,155 all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns on the season.

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There are championships to be had and playoff berths to be clinched this week in the Dayton area. The GWOC South and CBC Kenton have a pair of battles that could turn the Friday into an epic evening. The fight for survival begins. Here is a look at this week’s Best Bets in the Miami Valley. Miamisburg (7-1, 3-0) at Springboro (7-1, 3-0) – 7 p.m.  ... (MORE)

Preview: Elder at Highlands

It is the Buckeye State versus the Bluegrass State as Elder heads south across the border to take on Highlands in this week’s US Marines Backyard Battle. What a series this has turned into as the visiting Panthers have won the last two and Highlands got the victory in The Pit in 2011. Elder needs this win in a big way in order to solidify a playoff berth ... (MORE)

Linebacker Kyle Orlaff is the leader of the Elder defense.

Best Bets: Cincinnati - Week 9

It’s a big week for many ballclubs who are looking to win or clinch league titles. There are those still clinging to those hopes but must show they are worthy of being in the upper echelon of their respected conferences. The GCL South squads are all looking at one of their most important contests of the year. Time to dig down deep and make one last push for post-seaso ... (MORE)

Aaron Wyatt and his Kings teammates are on a quest for a perfect regular season.
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Gold Star Chili Team of the Week

Each week this season will be nominating teams for our Gold Star Chili Team of the Week award, highlighting schools that earned hard-fought victories. Visitors to our website will be able to vote once per hour, per IP address from the time the nominations are released through 9:00 AM Friday morning for the team of their choice. Winners will be  ... (MORE)

Vote now through Friday at 9AM for this week's Gold Star Chili Team of the Week.

Mercy Ortho Player of Week: Week 8

Mercy Orthopedics has partnered with WCPO 9 On Your Side and to present the High School Football Player of the Week. Each week 10-14 nominees will be selected from a large list of some of the area’s top performances and will be included in an online voting poll to determine a winner. The voting opens no later than Monday afternoon each week an ... (MORE)

Newport's Tyree Bolden is one of 12 player up for vote for this week's Mercy Ortho Player of the Week.
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