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CUBS' NYT TALE TOUCHED THE NATION

 

 

AURORA - Madison Cubs football - the basis for a heart-wrenching New York Times feature last March that chronicled how last year's team helped the city cope with teen drug addiction and a suicide rate three times the national average - clearly is about more than just Xs and Os.

Although the high school team - which hosts South Dearborn Friday as both vie for their first win of the season - has had just one winning season since 1994, Coach Patric Morrison's squad isn't defined merely by wins and losses.

NO. 1 EC INVADES OAK HILLS

 

EAST CENTRAL At

CINCINNATI OAK HILLS

 

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. Friday at Oak Hills, 3200 Ebenezer Road, Bridgetown (artificial turf).

RECORDS: Trojans 1-0, Highlanders 0-10 in 2017.

FAVORITE: East Central.

LAST WEEK: No. 1-ranked (Class 4A) EC defeated Class 3A No. 8 Lawrenceburg 38-7.

TEAM HIGHLIGHTS:

TAYLOR-TIGERS GREAT UNKNOWN (AGAIN)

 

TAYLOR (Ohio) At

LAWRENCEBURG

KICKOFF: 7 p.m. Friday at Dick Meador Stadium/Neary Memorial Field (artificial turf).

RECORDS: Tigers 0-1, Yellow Jackets 2-8 in 2017

LAST TIME: Tigers won 37-0 on Aug. 18, 2017, at Cleves, Ohio

30-YEAR SERIES: Lawrenceburg 6-3.

LAST WEEK: Class 3A No. 8 Tigers lost 38-7 at Class 4A No. 1 East Central.

FAVORITE: Lawrenceburg.

TEAM HIGHLIGHTS:

EC-OAK HILLS FOOTBALL PROBABLE STARTERS

 

East Central

TROJANS

OFFENSE

Pos.-No.-Player Ht. Wt. Yr.

C-54-Michael Medlock 5-11 250 Sr.

G-56-Anthony Bartholomew 5-9 230 Sr.

G-63-Hunter Tidwell 5-11 238 Sr.

T-51-Cody Bentley 6-2 280 Sr.

T-77-Cole Rosfeld 6-3 250 Sr.

TE-85-Luke Collinsworth 6-6 280 So.

TE-94-Zach Henson 6-0 200 Sr.

WR-88-David Badescu 6-3 180 Jr.

SB/SE-82-Liam Jones 5-8 147 Sr.

QB-12-Alex Maxwell 6-1 185 Sr.

FB-45-Nick Griffin 5-11 190 Jr.

SD-MADISON FOOTBALL PROBABLE STARTERS

 

South Dearborn

KNIGHTS

Offense

Pos.-No.-Player Ht. Wt. Yr.

C-55-Tristan Rinehart 5-11 178 Sr.

G-51-Bret Lusby 5-11 167 Sr.

G-71-Adam Bushorn 6-1 265 Sr.

T-72-Andy Daughtery 6-3 240 So.

T-79-Tyler Thompson 6-3 258 Jr.

TE-9-Trey Thies 5-11 185 Sr.

TE-87-Hunter Hatfield 5-11 165 So.

SLOT/SE-3-Ethan Getz 5-9 160 Sr.

FL-17-Chance Sperringer 6-0 142 Jr.

QB-4-Adam Dixon 5-10 130 Jr.

FB-47-David Blair 5-10 155 Fr.

EC SPIKERS REPEAT SOUTHPORT CHAMPIONS

 

Now 5-0 for the season, East Central's Lady Trojans celebrate their second consecutive Southport Invitational varsity volleyball title after a 3-0 run in the southside Indianapolis tournament Saturday, Aug. 18. (EC Athletics)

 

INDIANAPOLIS - East Central’s volleyball varsity went 3-0 to win the Southport Invitational title for a second-straight season Saturday, Aug. 18.

Coach Cassie Laker’s Lady Trojans emerged 5-0 for the day on the south side of Indianapolis, while the EC junior varsity finished third in the tournament, at 2-1.

EC'S LADY TROJAN GOLFERS TEE OFF - Photo

East Central girls varsity golfers - from left: Molly Robison, Carley Knosp, Charsan McCory, Katelyn Whitaker, Hannah Weber and Alli Beard - were led by senior Whitaker at the Union County Invitational Saturday, Aug. 18, at Liberty Country Club. She shot 87 (42-45) to finish seventh, following a 94 at the Greensburg Invitational Aug. 13. Lady Trojans have 14 on their 2018 roster, including (not pictured) senior Maddie Faller, junior Bianca Fliehman, sophomore Natalie Schnell and freshmen Maria Deddens, Autumn Bruns, Emma Ravenna, Emma Gutfreund and Ryan Lay.

SCOREBOARD 08-23

H.S. football

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

EAST CENTRAL at Cincinnati Oak Hills (Varsity), 7 p.m.

SOUTH DEARBORN at Madison (Cubs Stadium), 7 p.m.

Taylor (Ohio) at LAWRENCEBURG (Dick Meador Stadium), 7 p.m.

 

Eastern Ind. Athletic Conference:

BATESVILLE at Milan

CONNERSVILLE at FRANKLIN COUNTY *

RUSHVILLE at New Castle

Triton Central at GREENSBURG

* - EIAC 4A Division game

 

Area games:

FOOTBALL TROJANS KEEP UP BEAT, 38-7

 

East Central QB Alex Maxwell (12) follows a block by Nick Griffin (45) on his first of three TD runs in No. 1-ranked EC’s 38-7 season-opening win over Lawrenceburg Friday on Trojan Field’s new artificial turf. (Sandy Mahoney)

 

ST. LEON - It was as if the state title game was just a week ago. Some things at East Central High School don’t change much.

LIGHTNING FACTOR IN GRINDING SD LOSS

 

South Dearborn’s Bailey Whitelock (6) makes a last-ditch dive to try and stop Seymour’s Nate O’Mara (3) on his 24-yard TD run at 8:26 in the second quarter of Friday’s 7-0 opening loss.

 

AURORA - Sometimes you have to wonder if Mother Nature is a football fan, or not.

A pair of lightning delays with 5:53 left before halftime set back Friday’s South Dearborn home opener against Seymour for a full hour.

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