WCPO’s Friday Football Frenzy (Part 1) for Nov. 9, 2019
WCPO’s Friday Football Frenzy (Part 1) for Nov. 9, 2019
It's playoff season, and fans of the Elder Panthers are living their best lives.
Watch the best high school football highlights in town, hosted by WCPO's John Popovich.
GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.
GETOUT OF THE COLD AND COME INTOTHE FRENZY.
IT WAS THE STARTOF THE POSTSEASON IN BOTH OHIOAND KENTUCKY TONIGHT.ENOUGH CHIT-CHAT...LET'S GETTO THE HIGHLIGHTS...STEVESPECHT AND HIS ST X BOMBERSTAKING ON THE MASON COMETS.-THE COMETS HAVE COME ON STRONGSINCE THE BEGINNING OF THESEASON.
THEY'VE SHOWN THEABILITY TO SCORE.
NICE OPENINGDRIVE AS THEY GRABBED MOMENTUM.
A CHUNKY PLAY HERE...NOLANMCCORMICK TAKES THE SCREENPASS ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THEBOMBERS 15 YARD LINE.-SO THECOMETS GET RIGHT TO THEDOORSTEP, BUT AT THE THREE,COLIN BROWN THROWS THE FADEAND GABRIEL DUBOIS OF THEBOMBERS PICKS IT OFF IN THEENDZONE.-SO IT WAS ST X THATSCORED THE FIRST POINT OF THENIGHT, MATTHEW REE-VEE TOMARSHALL LANG ON A FIVE YARDSCORING PLAY...SEVEN ZIPBOMBERS-MASON DIDN'T GETSTOPPED SHORT ON IT'S SECONDDRIVE OF THE FIRST HALF.....MCCORMICK RUNNING IT THISTIME FROM FIVE YARDS OUT TOTIE THE SCORE.-AND THEN THECOMETS STRUCK ACROSS THE SKYAND TOOK THE LEAD IN THISGAME.
BROWN TO ALEX DARDIS...THE COMENTS HAD 20 POINTSIN THE SECOND QUARTER AND LED20-13 AT THE HALF.-IT DIDN'TLAST.
BECAUSE IN THE SECONDHALF, THE NUMBER ONE SEEDEDBOMBERS MADE A 41 TO NOTHINGRUN.
LUKE VRANKSKY TIES THEGAME UP IN THE THIRD QUARTER.-WHICH MAKES SEVERAL BOMBERFANS TAKE OFF THEIRSHIRTS.......-AND THEIR TEAMRESPONDED.
THIS TIME THEDEFENSE.
MASON TRYING TO DRAWCLOSE AGAIN, BUT ANOTHER COLINBROWN PASS IS PICKED OFF INTHE ENDONZE...AND NOT JUSTTHAT...ELI KIRK TAKES IT BACK100 YARDS.
ST X FINDS ITS WAYTO THE SECOND ROUND WITH A 48TO 20 VICTORY.ONTO FAIRFIELD, WHERE THEINDIANS HAVEN'T WON A PLAYOFFGAME SINCE 2000...BEATING ADRUM...HOPING THE INDIANS CANBEAT THE BIG BLUE-HAMILTONWITH A FOUR POINT LEAD AT THEHALF, THAT'S WHEN FAIRFIELDTOOK OVER THIS GAME.
THISPASS GOES THRU THE HANDS OF AHAMILTON RECEIVER, AND INTOTHE HANDS OF FAIRFIELD'SJAYDAN MAYES....AND JAYDAN ISTAKING THIS ONE ALL THE WAYBACK...52 YARDS....THE INDIANSSURGE INTO THE LEAD.-HAMILTONTRYING TO REGAIN THE MOMENTUMWITH ITS OFFENSE IN THE FOURTHQUARTER.
BUT BRANDON WINEBURGSNIFFED IT OUT AND RECORDEDTHE BIG SACK.-JAKE RYLE WAS ONTHE SIDELINES FOR THIS ONE.HE SAYS THE STORYLINE WAS THATHAMILTON HAD ZERO POINTS INTHE SECOND HALF.
FAIRFIELD'SDEFENSE SHIFTED INTO A HIGHERGEAR.
THIS INTERCEPTION IN THEFINAL QUARTER LOCKS ITUP...FAIRFIELD IS W WINNER 37TO 13.((ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS WETALKED ABOUT A UNIT IS WINNINGA PLAYOFF GAME.
WE HAVE BEENTHERE FIVE TIMES NOW.
HAVEN'TGOTTEN A WIN IN THE POSTSEASON.
THIS GROUP WANTED TOCHANGE THAT))MIKE DYER SURPRISED ME WITHTHIS STAT THIS WEEK.
LAKOTAWEST HAD NEVER WON OVER ELDERON THE FOOTBALL FIELD.
THEYGOT ANOTHER CHANCE TONIGHT ANDREGGIE WILSON WAS AT THE PIT:Tom Bolden is all smiles,back in the playoffs in hisfirst year with Lakota Westtaking on those charging ElderPanthers in round one.Elderbrought the heat on a chillynight from the openingkickoff... it's an onside...and the home team recovers.DOUG RAMSAY: "We haven't beenvery good on our kickoff team,so this week you saw the stuffthat we were doing tonight.
Wethought, teams were bringingit out to the 40 we might aswell take some chances.Leadsto this... Matthew Luebbecalls his own number... sevenleads to six... Panthers onthe board and the studentsection is just a little firedup.Next possession, if itworked once, why not try itagain... Luebbe plows into theend zone for his 13th rushingtouchdown of the season."Matthew is a great player.You look at his stats duringthe season.
A thousand yardsrushing, responsible for 30touchdowns.
He's anexceptional high school playerand he's a big part of ouroffense and he played reallywell tonight."Elder leads 14-nothing.
Cut off shirt guy isliving his best lifLet's goto the second quarter...ground game strong... CooperJohnson waltzes in and it's avibe... Panthers up 21-oh.Firebirds finally get on theboard with a field goal but astime expires in the half,Luebbe hooks up with EvanVollmer... 53 yards later it'sa house call..."We've beendeveloping a great connectionall year and on that play it'sjust a great throw fromMatthew.
And the defendermissed and after that it wasopen field."Elder dominates...with a 42-17 win.EVAN VOLLMER:"I think it'll really get usrolling and have someconfidence going into nextweek and we can just carry iton throughout the wholetournament.
It's just superfun to be out here and get toplay another week of football."The Panthers win sets up arematch with St.
X in theregional semifinals next week.Elder of course beat theBombers by three in Week 6.
AtThe Pit, Reggie Wilson9OYS.GOOD JOB REG....PHILIP LEEDREW THE ASSIGNMENT INCOLERAIN....PLAYING PRINCETONFOR THE SECOND TIME THISSEASON.-THE CARDINALS WERELEADING 16-7 AT THEHALF...AND THEY CAME OUT EVENHUNGRIER IN THE THIRD QUARTER.JAYLON THOMAS PICKS UP 25YARDS ON THIS LITTLESCAMPER..AND THAT FIRMLY PUTSTHE CARDS BACK IN THE "REDZONE".-A FEW PLAYS AFTER THAT,THIS IS THE RUN THAT GOTTHOMAS INTO THE"ENDZONE"....THE LEAD GREW TO23-7 WITH THE VIKINGS GIVINGUP SOME EASY YARDS.-PHILIPLEE...ALSO KNOWN AS JOHNNY ONTHE SPOT...EXPECTED THE FAKEPUNT BY COLERAIN...HE SMELLEDIT COMING..AND SURE ENOUGH,DESHAWN PACE PICKS UP THEFIRST DOWN.-AND THAT SET UPTHE CLINCHER.
A FREDDIEJOHNSON TOUCHDOWN.
PRINCETONWITH A GOOD SEASON, BUT NOT AGREAT SEASON....COLERAINKNOCKS THEM OUT 30 TO 7.WE MOVE TO OHIO DIVISION ONETO SOME BIG GAMES IN DIVISIONTWO WHEN WE COME BACK.BACK.
ALSO INTO KENTUCKY....COOPER WAS TRYING TO DEMOTE THECOLONELS IN COVINGTON...THEFRENZY...THE PLAYOFF EDITIONRETURNS RIGHT AFTER