Welcome to the 2014 edition of the Greene County Newspapers High School Football Preview.
It seems like just a couple months ago that the Cedarville Indians were the area’s lone post-season representative, and they were battling Triad in a first-round playoff matchup in North Lewisburg.
Well, football in the Greene County area is back in full force on Friday, with all eight area high schools opening their seasons.
Speaking of eight, we realize that our playbook chalkboard shows only eight “players” on it, instead of 11. That’s because each arrow represents one of our eight football playing schools: (in alphabetical order) Beavercreek; Bellbrook; Carroll; Cedarville; Fairborn; Greeneview; Greenon; and Xenia. Xenia Christian and Yellow Springs do not field football teams.
The season is filled with hope and excitement. Talented area players are looking for that breakout performance, and there’s even a two-time defending state champion (Cincinnati Moeller) making its first of two consecutive yearly visits to Cox Stadium.
These previews were done with the coaches’ ideas of what players they would have in their starting lineups at that particular time in the preseason. Games have since been played, kids get injured, things happen. So, don’t be upset if your son or daughter doesn’t have a mention in the preview. It’s a long 10-week season and anything can happen between now and November, when the next round of high school football playoffs take place.
Please call us with your game results and photos, too. We’ll do our best to cover as many local games as we possibly can, but it always helps to have a back-up plan in place. Feel free to call us with as much game information as you have, and send us your fan photos from the game. We’d love to see them! Maybe we’ll run them in the newspapers, who knows?
Call us at: 937-502-4534, or email your photos and/or game results to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the 2014 High School Football Preview.
Here’s wishing each of you a safe and exciting season.
— The Greene County Newspapers Staff
Friday, August 29
Meadowdale at Carroll, 7 p.m.
Xenia at Beavercreek, 7 p.m.
Miamisburg at Bellbrook, 7 p.m.
West Liberty-Salem at Greenon, 7:30 p.m.
Cedarville at Madison Plains, 7:30 p.m. London
Fairborn at New Carlisle Tecumseh, 7:30 p.m. Spitzer Stadium
Greeneview at Dayton Christian, 7:30 p.m. Old Monroe HS Stadium, Monroe