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Saturday, August 12, 2017

South Fighting Early Injuries

South went into todays scrimmage with Bethel with around a half-dozen sidelined players.  So young players had to step up and make plays at the varsity level. Bethel took control of the scrimmage early when the teams ran 10 plays apiece.  South had problems giving up big plays to the Bees on defense.  Bethel ran a double wing offense with the triple option.  But they also passed well out of this formation. They did some no huddle and scored 3 times before South managed to punch one in themselves.

South ran a pro set, with 2 backs in the backfield.  Their first few possessions they had problems getting the offense into a flow.  But they finally put together a nice drive and mixed both the run and the pass to score.  South did seem to get better as the scrimmage went on.  Being a young team, it probably took a few series just to get things figured out. When the teams changed up later in the day and ran plays using down and distance, South held their own.  Bethel scored twice and TVS scored twice.  Still overall Bethel outscored South in this scrimmage 6 scores to 3.

Coach Bartlett discussed the team after the scrimmage, "We had a lot of young kids that went out there and learned today. We saw some good things from the kids and at this point in the season, we saw some things we need to work on.  Everything we saw today was correctable. The kids played hard, and some things you can't coach - the boys gave all their effort.  We just have to get rid of those mental mistakes."

He admitted that they have to deal with injuries, "We got bitten by the injury bug early this year. But this is football and guys are going to get injured.  You have to have guys ready to step up. We had some young guys step up today and get their first varsity experience. They are going to grow and they are going to learn."

Next up was discussion about this years personnel, "We have some experienced guys coming back from last year.  Ryan Bassler and Austin Eaton are expected to do a lot for us and provide leadership. We have some strong kids like John Gray on the line back this year, and Wendel Webb.  Of course some younger guys are stepping up.   Josh Wysong is having an impact.  We have the keys; we have the pieces, we just have to figure out this puzzle and get it all together by opening day."

Next week South will scrimmage at Madison in a jamboree game at 7pm on Friday.  They open the regular season Friday, Aug. 25th at home against Dixie.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Dayton Area Sports - 2nd week of August

  • Mineer leads Falcons to fourth place finish at Miamisburg golf Troy Miamisburg Miami Falcons High School
  • Massie golf
  • Triad girls golf squad drops opener to MP golf Madison Anna OHC High School
  • Boys golf places 6th at GWOC preseason golf GWOC Northmont High School
  • Greenville girls golf team places 2nd in American North at GWOC preseason tournament golf GWOC Vandalia-Butler Vandalia Butler Greenville Green Wave Wave High School
  • Shawnee wins boys golf tournament golf Indians Shawnee High School
  • Rafts For Fly Fishing
  • QB? DB? Richmond High School
  • OHSAA awards $148,750 in scholarships
  • A reel big catch! Piqua Miami College
  • Klosterman reaches athletes through Leadership Summit Vandalia Dunbar High School
  • Lady Aviators tie for eighth at GWOC Preseason Tournament golf GWOC Centerville Lebanon Aviator Butler Greenville Springboro High School
  • Richmond girls golf 2017 golf Richmond High School
  • Mechanicsburg Trophy baseball youth
  • Love, love, love at T-ball Yellow Springs High School
  • Sports Digest golf Carlisle Eagles Bellbrook Eagle High School
  • Concussion management: A team approach Delphos High School
  • Girls golf team places 4th at GWOC golf GWOC Centerville Northmont Bolts High School
  • Versailles
  • College
  • Ohio State WRs want to be part of solution for O's woes
  • Meyer impressed by tailbacks, freshman QB early in campOhio State Buckeyes Columbus
  • Ohio State can survive without Michael Hill thanks to its new DT depth Aug. 7, 2017 football Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Ohio State football players discuss CTE concernsfootball Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Miaimisburg Josh Myers Strong Impression at OSU Miamisburg Ohio State Buckeyes Columbus
  • Purdue
  • Raiders to face national champs volleyball Wright State Raiders College
  • UU hires Mosbarger as assistant baseball coach baseball Ohio State College
  • Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush still feels sharp
  • Notre Dame not ranked in preseason Coaches Poll for first time since 2010 Irish College
  • Pro
  • Ezekiel Elliott
  • Bengals beat Buccaneers 23-12 Buccaneers Cincinnati Bengals Pro
  • Garrett struts stuff as Browns beat Saints NFL Browns Cleveland Pro
  • Driskel takes aim at beating numbers game againBengals
  • Red Catching Corpbaseball Cincinnati Reds Pro
  • Reds beat Padres 8-3 Cincinnati Reds Pro
  • Indians acquire outfielder Jay Bruce from Mets Indians Cleveland Pro
  • Indians tumble against Rockies Indians Cleveland Pro
  • Scooter Reds Pro
  • Padres Cincinnati Versailles Reds Pro
  • Cincinnati Bengals Pro
  • Coach Marvin Lewis misses practice with Cincinnati Bengals Pro
  • Bengals sign punter, waive wide receiver
  • 10 players to watch in NFL preseason: Christian McCaffrey highlights talented group NFL Pro
  • Dragons snap 9-game losing skidDayton Pro
  • Faulder disqualified in MMA debut Piqua High School