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Western Brown 29 Batavia 14

The Bulldogs closed out the 2018 season at home on Friday against the Western Brown Broncos.  The playoff path for the Dawgs was clear - Win and then get some help from heavily favored Taft to defeat Aiken, and the Dawgs would be in the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
 
The high-powered Bronco offense led by quarterback Josh Taylor and receiver Yani Williams would prove a tough test for the Bulldog defense.  After a scoreless first quarter, the Bulldogs got on the board first with another electrifying 71 yard touchdown run by Jason Griffin.  The extra point was wide, and the Bulldogs led 6-0.  The Broncos ensuing drive ended with a 25 yard pass from Taylor to Williams.  The extra point was good and the Broncos took a 7-6 lead into the locker room at halftime. 
 
The third quarter sealed the Bulldogs playoff fate.  The Broncos' Josh Taylor connected with Gary Powell III on a 68 yard touchdown pass.  The fake extra point, led to a successful two point converison and the Broncos were up 15-6.  A Bulldog fumble was then returned 60 yards and the lead was pushed to 22-6.  Just 90 seconds later, Powell III was wide open for a 32 yard touchdown pass.  The disasterous third quarter ended with the Broncos up 29-6.
 
The Bulldogs got a late touchdown from Blake Casey, and Jason Griffin caught the two point conversion pass from kaleb Moell to close out the scoring.  Final Score Broncos 29 Bulldogs 14.
 
The Bulldogs finish the season at 6-4, and finished 11th in the final OHSAA computer ratings.
 
Saturday's JV game was a domination by the Bulldogs.  The Dawgs scored first and last to defeat the Broncos 28-14.  The offensive line was dominate.
 
The JV team finished the season at 5-3.
 

OHSAA Weekly Computer Ratings - Week 9

The Penultimate OHSAA Computer Ratings were released today, and the Bulldogs find themselves now positioned 8th in Region 16, down one spot from last week.  The Top 8 teams from each region make the playoffs, with the Top 4 seeds hosting a first round game.  The Dawgs will close out the 2018 regular season at home against the (3-6) Western Brown Broncos. 
 
Six teams have already clinched playoff births, and two teams can clinch the last two births with a win on Friday night (Springfield Shawnee and Cincinnati Aiken). 
 
Based on point projections, the Dawgs would need to: 
(1) defeat the Broncos
(2) Cincinnati Aiken to lose to Cincinnati Taft
 
A win on Friday with some help will give the Bulldogs their first playoff birth since 2012.  The Bulldogs would enter the playoffs as either the #7 or #8 seed in the Region.
 
Please click on the link below to see the Region 16 Ratings

The Playoff Picture

So, the big question on everyone's mind is how can the Bulldogs return to the playoffs for the first time since 2012?
 
Currently, 6 teams have clinched a playoff spot in Region 16:
Wyoming, Clinton Massie, Indian Hill, Waverly, London, and Cincinnati Taft
 
There are 8 teams left to battle for two spots. 
#7 (5-4) Springfield Shawnee hosts #9t (6-3) Jonathan Alder
#8 (6-3) Batavia hosts (3-6) D2 Western Brown
#9t (6-3) Cincinnati Aiken travels to #6 (7-1) Cincinnati Taft
#11 (6-3) Washington Court House hosts (2-7) D3 Miami Trace
#12 (6-3) Springfield Northwestern travels to (2-7)  St. Paris Graham
#13 (5-4) Germantown Valley View travels to (6-3) D5 Brookville
#14 (5-4) Springfield Kenton Ridge travels to (5-4) D2 Tecumseh
 
Two teams control their own destiny (meaning - win and they are in) - Springfield Shawnee and Cincinnati Aiken.
 
Forecasting the ratings can be challenging but for the Bulldogs to qualify for the post season, at least two things MUST happen:  The Bulldogs must defeat Western Brown AND Cincinnati Taft must defeat Cincinnati Aiken.  The rest remains on how the teams you have defeated fair.  It's going to be close.... 

How They Fared (Week 9)

(3-6) Williamsburg lost to Bethel-Tate 28-17, next at CNE
(3-6) Gamble Montessori lost to Riverview East Academy 34-14, next vs Hughes
(6-3) CNE defeated East Clinton 13-7, next vs Williamsburg
(3-6) Bethel-Tate defeated Williamsburg 28-17, next vs Fayetteville
(5-4) Fayetteville lost to Blanchester 69-0, next at Bethel-Tate
(8-1) Clinton-Massie defeated New Richmond 21-7, next vs Wilmington
(6-3) New Richmond lost to Clinton Massie 21-7, next at Goshen
(4-5) Wilmington defeated Western Brown 38-37, next at Clinton Massie
(6-3) Goshen defeated Batavia 21-20, next vs New Richmond
(3-6) Western Brown lost to Wilmington 38-37, next at Batavia

Goshen 21 Batavia 20

The Bulldogs returned home on Friday to battle the Goshen Warriors in a game with significant playoff implications for the Dawgs.  A victory will almost ensure the Dawgs returned to the playoffs.
 
The Bulldogs opening drive was their most impressive of the year.  The Dawgs ran 18 plays to travel 65 yards in 7 minutes and 28 seconds.  Kaleb Moell scored from one yard out to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead. 
 
The (5-3) Warriors struggled in the first quarter.  Two drives were stopped by turnovers.  However, Adam Slusher galloped 34 yards in the second quarter to tie the game up a 7-7.  The Bulldogs came right back and Jason Griffin caught a 50 yard pass from Moell with 33 seconds left in the half to send the Dawgs into the locker room with a 14-7 lead.
 
The third quarter saw the defenses take center stage.  Both teams struggled to move the ball.  The Warriors found the end zone on an Adam Slusher 54 yard run to tie the game up 14-14.
 
The Warriors scored on another big play as the fourth quarter started.  Hunter Slusher caught a 35 yard pass from Jack Webster to put Goshen ahead for the first time at 21-14 with 11 minutes left in the game.
 
After a few punts, and with just under 5 minutes left in the game, the Bulldogs started at their own 12 with 88 yards ahead of them.  It took just over 3 minutes for Kaleb Moell to end this drive with a 1 yard run to make the score 21-20.   Corbin Richardson who is as close to automatic on extra points was called on to tie the game.  Two Goshen defenders broke free and rushed in to block the kick.  The Bulldogs onside kick attempt was recovered by the Warriors.  Goshen ran out the clock to end the game.
Final score 21-20.
 
The Bulldogs fell to (6-3) and are now 8th in Region 16.  The Bulldogs find themselves in a must-win game on Friday night, and they will need some help to qualify for the playoffs.
  
Saturday's JV game was a story of two halfs.  Goshen jumped out to a early 20-0 lead, however the Bulldogs scored 2 touchdowns in a span of 3 minutes to close the gap to 20-14.  The clock expired with the Warriors getting the 20-14 win.
 
The JV team fell to (4-3).
 
Next up the (6-3) Bulldogs will celebrate Senior Night at home against the (3-6) Western Brown Broncos on Friday night at 7:00PM. 
 
The JV will finish their season on Saturday with a trip to Mt. Orab for a game at Kibler Stadium at 10:00AM. 

OHSAA Weekly Computer Ratings - Week 8

The Weekly OHSAA Computer Ratings were released today, and the Bulldogs find themselves now positioned 7th in Region 16, up one spot from last week.  The Top 8 teams from each region make the playoffs, with the Top 4 seeds hosting a first round game.  The Dawgs will finally come home on Friday night when they host  Goshen.  The (5-3) Warriors are ranked #16 in Division 3 Region 11, and are coming off a 21-2 loss to Clinton Massie last week.  A win on Friday will go a long way in securing the Bulldogs playoff hopes.
 
Please click on the link below to see the Region 16 Ratings

How They Fared (Week 8)

(3-5) Williamsburg defeated Fayetteville 47-28
(3-5) Gamble Montessori defeated Jefferson Township 32-6
(5-3) CNE lost to Blanchester 20-0
(2-6) Bethel-Tate defeated East Clinton 61-0
(5-3) Fayetteville lost to Williamsburg 47-28
(7-1) Clinton-Massie defeated Goshen 21-2
(6-2) New Richmond lost to Western Brown 22-14
(3-5) Wilmington lost to Batavia 64-49
(5-3) Goshen lost to Clinton Massie 21-2
(3-5) Western Brown defeated New Richmond 22-14

Batavia 64 Wilmington 49

The Bulldogs hit the road for the final time in the 2018 season to battle the Wilmington Hurricane on a cool and rainy October night.
 
The Bulldogs were looking to rebound after back-to-back losses.  The Hurricane got off to a fast start by scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter (both by Grant Mayer) to take a 14-0 lead.  The second quarter could be classified as all out electrifying shootout.  There were 7 touchdowns scored within the last 5 minutes of the half.   Kaleb Moell got the Dawgs within 7 with a one yard touchdown run with 5:06 left in the half.  The ensuing kickoff saw Grant Mayer go 85 yards to put the Hurricane back up 21-7.  The Bulldogs got the ball back and Moell connected with Jason Griffin for a 59 yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 21-14.  Once again the ensuing kickoff was run back 75 yards by Cam Coomer to put the Hurricane back up 28-14.  The Bulldogs cut the lead to 28-21 on a 59 yard run by Jason Griffin just two minutes later.  Hurricane quarterback Brady Evans hit Isiah Rigling for a 67 yard touchdown pass to put Wilmington back up 35-21.  The Dawgs drove down the field as the half ended and scored with seven seconds left in the half with another Jason Griffin touchdown run from 6 yards out.  The teams went to the half with the Hurricane up 35-28. 
 
After everyone was able to catch their breath, the defenses regrouped for a subdued third quarter.  The Bulldogs took the lead on a Griffin 27 yard run, and the fake extra point led to Corbin Richardson running in the two point conversion to put the Dawgs up 36-35.  Just when the tempo had slowed down, the fourth quarter saw more scoring. 
 
Jason Griffin scored from 11 yards out to put the Dawgs up 43-35.  Less than one minute later after a Hurricane turnover, Kaleb Moell darted 28 yards to put the Bulldogs up 50-35.   Wilmington would not back down though with Brady Evans connecting with Ryan Camp on a 57 yard touchdown pass to bring the score to 50-42.  Two minutes later Jason Griffin broke free and dashed 50 yards to paydirt to put the Dawgs back up 57-42.  After a defensive stand by the Bulldogs, Moell sprinted 84 yards with three minutes left to put the Dawgs up 64-42.  The Hurricane closed out the scoring with 32 seconds left to make the final score 64-49.  The offensive explosion by the Bulldogs led to 525 rushing yards and 634 total yards.  Jason Griffin set a school record with 311 yards rushing.
 
The Bulldogs improved to (6-2) and are now 7th in Region 16.
  
Saturday's JV game was a total domination by the Bulldogs.  The Dawgs scored in the first, second, and fourth quarters to secure a 22-0 win.
 
The JV team improved to (4-2).
 
Next up the (6-2) Bulldogs return home to take on the (5-3) Goshen Warriors on Friday night at 7:00PM. 
 
The JV will travel to Goshen on Saturday for a game at Jim Brown Stadium at 10:00AM. 

OHSAA Weekly Computer Ratings - Week 7

The Weekly OHSAA Computer Ratings were released today, and the Bulldogs find themselves positioned 8th in Region 16.   The Top 8 teams from each region make the playoffs, with the Top 4 seeds hosting a first round game.  The Dawgs will be hit the road once again on Friday night when they travel to Wilmington.  The (3-4) Hurricane are ranked #23 in Division 3 Region 11. 
 
Please click on the link below to see the Region 16 Ratings

How They Fared (Week 7)

(2-5) Williamsburg lost to Blanchester 49-7
(2-5) Gamble Montessori lost to Ponitz Tech 28-6
(5-2) CNE defeated Bethel-Tate 24-21
(1-6) Bethel-Tate lost to CNE 24-21
(5-2) Fayetteville defeated East Clinton 22-14
(6-1) Clinton-Massie defeated Western Brown 70-0
(6-1) New Richmond defeated Batavia 35-7
(3-4) Wilmington lost to Goshen 48-28
(5-2) Goshen defeated Wilmington 48-28
(2-5) Western Brown lost to Clinton Massie 70-0

New Richmond 35 Batavia 7

The Bulldogs hit the road once again on Friday night to battle the New Richmond Lions on a steamy October night on the river.
 
The Bulldogs coming off their first loss of the year were looking to rebound against the Lions.  The teams battled to a scoreless first quarter.  The second quarter saw the first touchdown of the game by the Lions on a 4 yard run by quarterback Luke Lytle to put the Lions up 7-0.  The Bulldogs came right back with a 5 minute drive that ended with Jason Griffin scoring from 7 yards out to tie the game 7-7.  The Lions ended the scoring with converted running back Josh Anderson's 4 yard run to put the Lions up 14-7 at the half.  
 
The third quarter saw both teams defenses holding strong and the 4th quarter began with the score still 14-7. 
 
The Lions however roared through the 4th quarter capitalizing on two Bulldog turnovers with short drives to score 21 points in the quarter to go onto a 35-7 win.
 
The Bulldogs fell to (5-2) and are now 8th in Region 16.
  
Saturday's JV game was a tight defensive battle for the first half.  The Bulldogs opening drive ended with a touchdown and they held that 7-0 lead late into the first half, when the Lions went ahead 8-7 at he half.  The Dawgs capitalized on a Lions turnover in the 3rd quarter to take a 13-8 lead (as the two point conversion failed).  However, just like the varsity game, the Lions roared through the 4th quarter scoring twice for a 24-13 win.  The JV team fell to (3-2).
 
Next up the (5-2) Bulldogs hit the road one last time this year travelling to Wilmington to take on the (3-4) Hurricane on Friday night at 7:00PM. 
 
The JV will host Wilmington on Saturday at Holman Stadium at 10:00AM. 

OHSAA Weekly Computer Ratings - Week 6

The Weekly OHSAA Computer Ratings were released today, and the Bulldogs find themselves positioned 6th in Region 16.   The Top 8 teams from each region make the playoffs, with the Top 4 seeds hosting a first round game.  The Dawgs will be tested once again on Friday night when they travel to New Richmond.  The (5-1) Lions are ranked #10 in Division 3 Region 11. 
 
Please click on the link below to see the Region 16 Ratings

How They Fared (Week 6)

(2-4) Williamsburg defeated East Clinton 40-10
(2-4) Gamble Montessori lost to Shroder 27-8
(4-2) CNE defeated Fayetteville 27-6
(1-5) Bethel-Tate lost to Blanchester 49-21
(4-2) Fayetteville lost to CNE 27-6
(5-1) Clinton-Massie defeated Batavia 49-0
(5-1) New Richmond defeated Wilminton 56-30
(3-3) Wilmington lost to New Richmond 56-30
(4-2) Goshen defeated Western Brown 41-40
(2-4) Western Brown lost to Goshen 41-40

Clinton Massie 49 Batavia 0

The undefeated Bulldogs hit the road on Friday night to battle the defending State Runner-Up Clinton Massie Falcons.  The Falcons were defeated in last years Division 4 State Championship game by Steubenville Big Red 50-38.  This was dubbed as the premier match-up this week in the SBAAC.   
 
The Bulldogs knew they had to play a close to perfect game to overcome the capacity crowd and a seasoned Falcons team.   Four turnovers later, and the Falcons were running away with the contest.  The Bulldogs high powered running game was held in check all night.  The Dawgs totaled 17 yards rushing and just 100 yards of total offense.  The Falcons continuted to score points late into the 4th quarter, leaving most of their starters in for the entire game.   Guess they were still in a sour mood from last years Championship loss. 
 
The few lone bright spots on the night for the Bulldogs were two passed from Kaleb Moell to Jason Griffin - one for 62 yards and another for 31 yards.   
 
When the clock turned to triple zeros - Final Score 49-0.
 
The Bulldogs fell to (5-1) and are now 6th in Region 16.
  
Saturday's JV game was a tight defensive battle for the first half.  The Falcons jumped out early to go up 8-0, but the Bulldogs came back and cashed in to cut the lead to 8-6 at the half.  The second half was all Falcons, as they pulled away for a 32-6 win.  The JV team fell to (3-1).
 
Next up the (5-1) Bulldogs hit the road again to New Richmond to take on the (5-1) Lions on Friday night at 7:00PM.  A win, could garner big points in the OHSAA computer rankings.
 
The JV will host New Richmond on Saturday at Holman Stadium at 10:00AM. 

OHSAA Weekly Computer Ratings - Week 5

The Weekly OHSAA Computer Ratings were released today, and the Bulldogs find themselves positioned 4th in Region 16.   The Top 8 teams from each region make the playoffs, with the Top 4 seeds hosting a first round game.  The Dawgs will be tested on Friday night when they travel to #5 Clinton Massie in a game with huge computer points on the line. 
 
Please click on the link below to see the Region 16 Ratings
 

How They Fared (Week 5)

(1-4) Williamsburg lost to Minford 34-0
(2-3) Gamble Montessori lost to Western Hills 36-0
(3-2) CNE lost to Hillsboro 29-7
(1-4) Bethel-Tate lost to Western Brown 49-23 
(4-1) Fayetteville lost to Batavia 42-8
(4-1) Clinton-Massie defeated Columbus Bishop Hartley 34-31
(4-1) New Richmond defeated Norwood 24-14
(3-2) Wilmington defeated East Clinton 59-0
(3-2) Goshen defeated Blanchester 32-13
(2-3) Western Brown defeated Bethel-Tate 49-23

Batavia 42 Fayetteville 8

Fayetteville Pic The undefeated Bulldogs returned home on Friday night to battle the undefeated Fayetteville Rockets.  This match-up was only one of eight in the entire state that pitted two undefeated teams against one another.  The winner would be the lone undefeated team in the SBAAC.  Alumni from all over were in attendance for this titanic struggle.  The Bulldogs also celebrated Homecoming.  
 
The Bulldogs opened the scoring with a 47 yard dash by Jason Griffin to take the early 7-0 lead.  The high-powered Rocket offense that averaged 48.5 points per game was stifled by the Bulldogs defense all night.  The Dawgs scored again as the first quarter ended with a 2 yard run from Kaleb Moell to take a 14-0 lead heading to the second quarter.
 
The second quarter saw the Bulldogs explode for 21 more points.  Alex Byrd and Jason Griffin each caught 10 yard touchdown passes from Kaleb Moell.  Moell scored again on a 4th and goal as time expired in the half.  The Bulldogs were now up 35-0 at the half.  The OHSAA mercy rule was in effect for the second half.  
 
Blake Casey scored from 5 yards away midway through the third quarter to put the Dawgs up 42-0.  The Rockets finally got on the board late in the third quarter to cut the lead to 42-8.  The fourth quarter was scoreless.  Final Score 42-8.
 
The Bulldogs improved to (5-0) and remain 4th in Region 16.
  
Saturday's JV game was contested at Taylor High School in Cleves.  The Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, but the Bulldogs came right back and took a 7-6 lead in the second quarter.  Taylor went ahead just before halftime to take a 13-7 lead into the half.  The second half belonged to the Bulldogs. The defense held the Jacket offense inside their hive.  The offense converted two Jacket interceptions into 14 points and took home a 21-13 victory.  The JV team improved to (3-0).
 
Next up the (5-0) Bulldogs travel to Clarksburg to take on (4-1) Clinton Massie on Friday night at 7:00PM.
 
The JV will host Clinton Massie on Saturday at Holman Stadium at 10:00AM. 

How They Fared (Week 4)

(1-3) Williamsburg lost to Hillsboro 55-35
(2-2) Gamble Montessori lost to Woodward 34-0
(3-1) CNE defeated St. Bernard 17-14
(1-3) Bethel-Tate lost to Batavia 42-12 
(4-0) Fayetteville defeated Hillcrest Academy 58-56
(3-1) Clinton-Massie defeated Miami Trace 54-0
(3-1) New Richmond defeated Talawanda 34-3
(2-2) Wilmington defeated Blanchester 35-26
(2-2) Goshen defeated Norwood 31-6
(1-3) Western Brown defeated Jackson 42-36

Batavia 42 Bethel-Tate 12

Bethel Game The Bulldogs travelled to Bethel on Friday night for a game against the (1-2) Tigers in Tiger Stadium.  Last year's heart-breaking loss was still on the mind of this year's Dawgs, and they got their revenge in a big way.  
 
The Bulldogs opened the contest on the third play from scrimmage with an electrifying 73 yard pass from Kaleb Moell to Deven Williams to take the early lead.  Bethel, however came right back with a 4 yard run from quarterback Alex Manz.  The extra point was wide right, and the Bulldogs held the early 7-6 lead.  Those tricky Tigers recovered a surprising onsides kick, however the Dawgs defense stood tough and held them on downs.  The first quarter ended with the Dawgs up 7-6.
   
Midway through the second quarter the Bulldogs big plays struck again with a 64 yard touchdown run by Jason Griffin.  After another defensive stand, Griffin broke loose again with a 37 yard touchdown run.  At this point in the game, the Bulldogs had 3 first downs - all touchdowns.  The teams went to halftime with Batavia up 21-6.  
 
The Bulldogs dominance continued into the third quarter, after holding the Tigers on a 4th down play at mid-field.  Jason Griffin scored his third touchdown on the night from 50 yards out to put the Dawgs up 28-6.  The ensuing kickoff saw Bethel fumble the ball away and the Dawgs scored on the next play with Alex Jones cashing in from 19 yards to put the Bulldogs up 35-6.  Drew Mentzel connected with Alex Byrd from 9 yards out as the third quarter ended to make the score 42-6.
 
The fourth quarter clock was run under the OHSAA mercy rule.  Bethel's Alex Manz scored with 44 seconds left in the game to close out the scoring.  Final score 42-12. 
 
The Bulldogs improved to (4-0) and remain 4th in Region 16.
  
Saturday's JV game was held at Batavia Middle School.  The Dawgs jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, and held onto it until late in the 4th quarter.  Bethel converted a long pass with two minutes remaining to tie the score 6-6.  The Bulldogs put together a 6 play drive and scored the winning touchdown with just 12 seconds remaining for the 13-6 win.   The JV team improved to (2-0).
 
Next up the (4-0) Bulldogs host (4-0) Fayetteville on Friday night in a battle of the only two undefeated teams left in the SBAAC.  
 
The JV hits the road on Saturday at Taylor (Cleves) at 10:00AM.  Stadium address is 56 Cooper Avenue Cleves, Ohio 45002

How They Fared (Week 3)

(1-2) Williamsburg defeated Riverview East Academy 21-8
(2-1) Gamble Montessori defeated Clark Montessori 20-12
(2-1) CNE lost to Batavia 26-7 
(1-2) Bethel-Tate lost to Purcell-Marian 35-0
(3-0) Fayetteville defeated Portsmouth Notre Dame 30-8
(2-1) Clinton-Massie defeated Bishop Fenwick 21-18
(2-1) New Richmond defeated Monroe 28-14
(1-2) Wilmington lost to Butler 38-12
(1-2) Goshen lost to Little Miami 20-7
(0-3) Western Brown lost to Ross 13-7

Batavia 26 Clermont Northeastern 7

The Bulldogs were back in Holman Stadium on Friday night.  This game could have been easily confused for a game played in Biblical times.  Some spectators reported seeing animals lined up in pairs of two heading towards the stadium.  
 
The Bulldogs opened the contest with an impressive 14 play opening drive that ended with Alex Jones scoring from 6 yards out.  Any extra point and punt was "challenging" this evening due to the extreme weather, and the Dawgs extra point attempt never got off the ground.   
After a brief lightning delay, Jason Griffin put the Bulldogs up 12-0 with a 7 yard touchdown run in the second quarter.  Once again the extra point kick was more water than football.  
 
CNE got on the board in the third quarter after a Bulldog punt was victim of a slippery snap.  Dakota Hawk scored from 2 yards out to cut the lead to 12-7, as the monsoon continued. 
 
The fourth quarter saw Kaleb Moell scamper 57 yards to paydirt and Jason Griffin converted the two-point conversion to put the Bulldogs up 20-7.  On the ensuing kickoff, the Bulldogs recovered a fumble at the CNE 2 yard line.  Jason Griffin rushed it in for a 2 yard touchdown run.  The two-point conversion pass fell incomplete, and the Dawgs were up 26-7.   The remainder of the game became a game of "wet potato", as both teams struggled to hang onto the ball.  CNE ended the night with 5 turnovers.  The Bulldogs improved to (3-0).  The JV game on Saturday was cancelled.  
 
According to the early Joe Eitel ratings, the Dawgs find themselves ranked #4 in Region 16.
 
Next up the (3-0) Bulldogs travel to (1-2) Bethel-Tate on Friday night.  The JV gets back in action on Saturday at home against Bethel-Tate at 10:00AM .  The JV Game will be played at Batavia Middle School, due to poor conditions at Holman Stadium.

Kaleb Moell Named Primetime Performer

WLWT and Beacon Orthpaedics have named Batavia QB Kaleb Moell as the Primetime Performer of the Week.  
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How They Fared (Week 2)

(0-2) Williamsburg lost to Paint Valley 57-7
(1-0) Gamble Montessori lost to Batavia 41-13 
(2-0) Clermont NE defeated Eastern 14-0
(1-1) Bethel-Tate defeated St. Bernard 53-20
(2-0) Fayetteville defeated Jefferson Township 60-0
(1-1) Clinton-Massie lost to Coldwater 31-28
(1-1) New Richmond defeated Taylor 34-14
(1-1) Wilmington defeated Miami Trace 38-7
(1-1) Goshen lost to Hillsboro 26-7
(0-2) Western Brown lost to Little Miami 49-21

Batavia 41 Gamble Montessori 13

The Bulldogs opened Holman Stadium for the 2018 season on Friday night.  After a scoreless first quarter, the Dawgs got on the board with a 42 yard touchdown run by Kaleb Moell to start the 2nd quarter.  Three minutes later Moell cashed in again from 2 yards out to put the Bulldogs up 14-0.   Gamble rallied and drove down the field with a 15 play drive that ended with Kalos Farrier scoring from one yard out.  As the Gators were getting ready for the extra point, Mother Nature stepped in and a long lightning delay ensued.  The game was suspended and the two teams came back on Saturday afternoon to finish what they started.
 
Jason Griffin broke free for 32 yards with 1:35 left in the half to put the Dawgs up 20-6 at the half.  Kaleb Moell then took it 60 yards with 3 minutes left in the 3rd quarter to put the Dawgs up 27-6.    The fourth quarter started with Alex Jones catching a 22 yard touchdown pass from Kaleb Moell.  The Dawgs were rolling on Saturday afternoon up 34-6.    Drew Mentzel finished off the Bulldog scoring with a 52 yard run.  A late Gator touchdown resulted in a 41-13 final score and the Bulldogs improved to (2-0).
 
Next up the Bulldogs host (2-0) CNE on Friday night in Holman Stadium.  The JV gets back in action on Saturday at CNE at 10:00AM 

How They Fared (Week 1)

(0-1) Williamsburg lost to Batavia 14-6 
(1-0) Gamble Montessori defeated New Miami via forfeit
(1-0) Clermont NE defeated Clark Montessori 16-0
(0-1) Bethel-Tate lost to Waynesville 34-0
(1-0) Fayetteville defeated Manchester 46-0
(1-0) Clinton-Massie defeated East Clinton 77-7
(0-1) New Richmond lost to Indian Hill 45-12
(0-1) Wilmington lost to Valley View 50-26
(1-0) Goshen defeated McNicholas 21-7
(0-1) Western Brown lost to Hillsboro 30-28 

Batavia 14 Williamsburg 6

The 2018 season opened with an all out slugfest in this stored Rivalry Game.  After the teams traded blows in the first quarter with no scoring, the Dawgs' Jason Griffin broke through the middle en route to a 59 yard touchdown run.  Corbin Richardson added the extra point, and the Dawgs were up 7-0 with just 1:32 left in the half.
The Wildcats came back in the third with a short 5 yard touchdown run by Max Bolland, but the extra point was missed and the Dawgs still held a slim 7-6 lead.  
The fourth quarter statrted with Kaleb Moell cashing in from 7 yards out, and with the successfull extra point, the Dawgs were up 14-6.  Two drives by Williamsburg into Bulldog territory ended with turnovers, and the Dawgs held on for their first win of the year. 

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Fundraising Pays Off

The 2018 Bulldogs were recently rewarded from their 2017 Fundraising Card Blitz efforts with a new 5-man sled and new "Thursday" gear.    The 2018 campaign was just as successfull, so stay tuned for what's new next year !
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