Goodwill Drive to Victory

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 1:47 PM

Congrats to our 2017 winners, Brookville High School! 

Click here to find your community’s Arby’s location!

The Goodwill Stores Drive to Victory is in its 11th season with WHIO-TV. Drive to Victory is a friendly competition each week between two local high schools that battle off the field in a donation drive benefiting Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley. 

Since 2007, the Goodwill Stores Drive to Victory campaign has generated more than one million pounds of clothing and household items along with more than 75 vehicles from around the Miami Valley. These items are sold in stores and at the auto auction, with proceeds supporting the mission of helping people with disabilities and other needs here in the community. 

NEW THIS YEAR: Arby’s is partnering with the Goodwill Drive to Victory. Each week a Goodwill Store donation trailer will be placed at that areas Arby’s location beginning Monday prior to that week’s game on Friday. During the week, Goodwill attendants will accept donations of clothing, household items and computers. Receipts for the tax deductible donation will be available from the attendant and coupons from Arby’s will also be given when you make your donation. 

Cars, trucks, boats and RVs can also be donated and counted toward the school’s weekly total. Call 228-AUTO to donate or find out more details on how a vehicle donation can be made. 

On Friday, the trailers will be picked up and weighed. The school that has collected the most weight will be announced on Friday night during Touchdown 7 and will receive a $300 scholarship from Arby’s. 

At the conclusion of the season the school that has collected the most weight during their Drive to Victory week has the chance to win up to $1,300 total for their scholarship funds. 

Learn more about Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley programs and services that are supported by your donations by visiting www.gesmv.org

Here’s how you can help your school win: 

  • Each week a Goodwill Store donation trailer will be placed at each of the selected Arby’s locations beginning Monday prior to that week’s game on Friday. 
  • During the week, Goodwill attendants will accept your donations of clothing, household items and computers that you dropped off at your school’s donation trailer. 
  • Receipts for your tax deductible donation will be available.  

Drive to Victory tips: 

  • Computers and book donations are a great way to add weight to your schools total. 
  • You can also help your school weight total by donating your old vehicle during the Drive to Victory contest. Just call 228-AUTO to donate or find out more details on how donation will add 1,000 pounds to your school. 
  • On Friday, the trailers will be picked up and weighed. The school that has collected the most weight will be announced on Friday night during Touchdown 7 and will receive a $300 scholarship from Arby’s. 

At the conclusion of the season the school that has collected the most weight during their Drive to Victory week has the chance to win up to $1,300 total for their scholarship funds. 

Help your school win by making your donation today!

Ohio State-Michigan: Everything you need to know about Saturday’s 114th meeting

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 10:58 AM

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh speaks during Big Ten Media Days at McCormick Place in Chicago on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. David Jablonski/Staff
Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh speaks during Big Ten Media Days at McCormick Place in Chicago on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. David Jablonski/Staff

Who: No. 9 Ohio State (9-2, 7-1) at Michigan (8-3, 5-3)

When: Noon Saturday

Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich.

TV/Radio: FOX/1410

Series history: Michigan leads 58-48 with six ties. This is the 114th meeting and the 100th straight year the teams have played. Ohio State has won five straight games in the series and 12 of the last 14. Since 1951, Ohio State leads 36-27-2. The Buckeyes won 30-27 last season in the first overtime game in series history.

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Last game: On Nov. 18, Ohio State beat Illinois 52-14, and Michigan lost 24-10 at Wisconsin.

Coaches: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is 70-8 in his sixth season. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh is 28-9 in his third season.

Ohio State notes: The Buckeyes rank fourth in the nation in total offense (546.2 yards per game) and eighth in total defense (291.5). … Running back J.K. Dobbins is 149 rushing yards away from breaking Maurice Clarett’s freshman school record of 1,237 yards. … This is Ohio State’s 700th game in the Big Ten. It has the same number of victories as Michigan (503). … K.J. Hill leads the Buckeyes with 49 receptions (466 yards). Parris Campbell leads the team with 518 receiving yards (35 catches). Johnnie Dixon leads the receivers with eight touchdowns (17-413).

PLAYOFF RANKING: Ohio State still No. 9

Michigan notes: Junior safety Tyree Kinnel, a Wayne grad, and fifth-year senior linebacker Mike McCray, a Trotwood-Madison grad, start for the Wolverines. Kinnel ranks fifth on the team with 63 tackles. He has two interceptions. McCray ranks fourth on the team with 64 tackles and has five sacks. This is Senior Day for McCray. … Karan Higdon (79.5 yards per game), Ty Isaac (60.9) and Chris Evans (54.0) lead the ground game. … Sean McKeon (27 receptions for 279 yards) and Grant Perry (24-298) lead the team in receptions.

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Quoted: “It’s never what you expect,” said Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard about the rivalry with Michigan. “Rankings don’t matter. Nothing else matters. Previous records don’t matter. It’s a one-game season because the most important thing in our lives is winning this game for the guys that did it before us. We’re not focusing on anything in the future, anything in the past. We’re focused on this game and putting our all into it.”

Next game: At 8 p.m. on Dec. 2, Ohio State will play Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship in Indianapolis..

Prediction: Ohio State 32, Michigan 24

PREVIEW: Dayton Flyers vs. Akron Zips

Published: Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 12:00 AM


            Dayton’s John Crosby brings the ball up the court against Old Dominion on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. David Jablonski/Staff
Dayton’s John Crosby brings the ball up the court against Old Dominion on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. David Jablonski/Staff

Who: Akron (2-0) at Dayton (2-2)

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: UD Arena

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Ohio; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO

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Probable Dayton starters

Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 22.0 points per game

John Crosby, 6-3, Jr., G, 6.8

Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 15.0

Xeyrius Williams, 6-8, Jr., F, 8.8

Kostas Antetokounmpo, 6-10, R-Fr., F, 4.8

Probable Akron starters

Daniel Utomi, 6-6, So., F, 26.0

Malcolm Duvivier, 6-2, Gr., G, 12.0

Jimond Ivey, 6-5, Jr., G, 9.5

Torey Patton, 6-4, Fr., G, 5.0

Emmanuel Olajapoke, 6-8, So., F, 0.0

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Series history: Dayton leads 11-2 and has won 11 straight. Dayton beat Akron 76-68 in the last meeting on Nov. 16, 2010. Dayton is 2-0 against the Mid-American Conference this season and has won nine straight games vs. MAC teams.

Coaches: Anthony Grant is 2-2 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 195-112.

Last games: Dayton lost 75-67 to Old Dominion in the fifth-place game at the Charleston Classic on Sunday. Akron beat Tennessee-Martin 76-59 on Saturday.

About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 73 percent chance of winning this game. … This is the second straight season Dayton has started the season 2-2. … Sophomore guard Trey Landers missed the Old Dominion game with a sprained ankle, which he suffered in the previous game against Ohio. Coach Anthony Grant said Tuesday his status is day to day. … Freshman guard Jordan Davis is the top scorer off the bench, averaging 5.8 points per game.

About Akron: Patton is a Trotwood-Madison graduate who was the Division II Co-Player of the Year in Ohio last season. … John Groce is in his first season as Akron’s head coach after five seasons at Illinois. Dayton assistant coach Darren Hertz was on Groce’s staff the last two seasons. Groce’s longtime assistant coach, Dustin Ford, is the brother of Geno Ford, who coached Dayton’s Cunningham in his freshman season at Bradley. … Akron opened the season with a 67-57 victory over Cleveland State. … Akron finished 27-9 last season. It won 95 games in the last four seasons. Keith Dambrot left after last season, his 13th with the program, to coach Duquesne. … Utomi scored 32 points and made 8 of 11 3-pointers in the last game.

Note to fans: Saturday is UD’s Toy For Tots Game. Fans can bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Dayton Toys for Tots Foundation. U.S. Marines will be on site to assist with donation collection.

Next game: Dayton plays Auburn at 7 p.m. Wednesday at UD Arena. The game will be televised by the CBS Sports Network.

How to watch: College football games this week with TV times, network, online Week 13

Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 7:00 AM

(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Ron Jenkins/AP
(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)(Ron Jenkins/AP)

Here are the TV times and networks and streaming opportunities for all FBS games Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the 13th full weekend of the season. All times are EDT.  

Time, Teams, Network

ACC

Friday, Nov. 24

Noon, Miami at Pitt, ABC

8pm, Virginia Tech at Virginia, ESPN

Saturday, Nov. 25

Noon, Florida State at Florida, ESPN 

Noon, Georgia at Georgia Tech, ABC

Noon, Louisville at Kentucky, SEC Network 

12:20pm, Boston College at Syracuse, Raycom/ACC

12:30pm, Duke at Wake Forest, Fox Sports regional networks

3:30pm, North Carolina at NC State, TBD

7:30pm, Clemson at South Carolina, ESPN 

AMERICAN ATHLETIC

Friday, Nov. 24

Noon, Navy at Houston, ESPN

3:30pm, South Florida at Central Florida, ABC

Saturday, Nov. 25

Noon, Connecticut at Cincinnati, ESPN News

Noon, East Carolina at Memphis, ESPNU

Noon, Tulane at SMU, CBS Sports Network

4pm, Temple at Tulsa, ESPN News

BIG 12

Friday, Nov. 24

Noon, Baylor at TCU, FS1

8pm, Texas Tech at Texas, Fox

Saturday, Nov. 25

Noon, Kansas at Oklahoma State, FS1

3:30pm, Iowa State at Kansas State, ESPN2

3:45pm, West Virginia at Oklahoma, ESPN

BIG TEN

Friday, Nov. 24

4pm, Iowa at Nebraska, FS1

Saturday, Nov. 25

Noon, Indiana at Purdue, ESPN2

Noon, Ohio State at Michigan, Fox

3:30pm, Penn State at Maryland, Big Ten Network

3:30pm, Wisconsin at Minnesota, ABC

4pm, Michigan State at Rutgers, Fox

4pm, Northwestern at Illinois, FS1

CONFERENCE USA

Friday, Nov. 24

7pm, Western Kentucky at Florida International, beIN Sports

Saturday, Nov. 25

1pm, North Texas at Rice, ESPN3

1pm, Texas-El Paso at UAB, CUSA.tv

2pm, Florida Atlantic at Charlotte (no TV)

2:30pm, Southern Miss at Marshall, Stadium

3pm, Old Dominion at Middle Tennessee, ESPN3

7:30pm, Texas-San Antonio at Louisiana Tech, ESPNU 

MAC

Tuesday, Nov. 21

7pm, Bowling Green at Eastern Michigan, ESPN3

7pm, Kent State at Akron, ESPNU

7pm, Miami at Ball State, ESPN3

Friday, Nov. 24

11:30am, Western Michigan at Toledo, ESPNU

Noon, Northern Illinois at Central Michigan, CBS Sports Network

1pm, Ohio at Buffalo, ESPN3 

MOUNTAIN WEST

Friday, Nov. 24

3:30pm, New Mexico at San Diego State, CBS Sports Network

Saturday, Nov. 25

3pm, UNLV at Nevada, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain

3:30pm, Boise State at Fresno State, CBS Sports Network

5pm, Wyoming at San Jose State, ESPN3

9pm, BYU at Hawaii, CBS Sports Network

11:15pm, Utah State at Air Force, ESPN2

PAC-12

Friday, Nov. 24

10:30pm, California at UCLA, FS1

Saturday, Nov. 25

4:30pm, Arizona at Arizona State, Pac-12 Networks

7pm, Oregon State at Oregon, ESPN2

8pm, Notre Dame at Stanford, ABC

8pm, Washington State at Washington, Fox

10pm, Colorado at Utah, FS1

SEC

Thursday, Nov. 23

7:30pm, Ole Miss at Mississippi State, ESPN

Friday, Nov. 24

2:20pm, Missouri at Arkansas, CBS

Saturday, Nov. 25

Noon, Florida State at Florida, ESPN 

Noon, Georgia at Georgia Tech, ABC

Noon, Louisville at Kentucky, SEC Network 

3:30pm, Alabama at Auburn, CBS

4pm, Vanderbilt at Tennessee, SEC Network

7:30pm, Clemson at South Carolina, ESPN 

7:30pm, Texas A&M at LSU, SEC Network

SUN BELT

Friday, Nov. 24

4pm, Texas State at Troy, ESPN3

Saturday, Nov. 25

2pm, Appalachian State at Georgia State, ESPN3

3pm, Arkansas State at Louisiana-Monroe, ESPN3

4pm, Idaho at New Mexico State (no TV)

5pm, Georgia Southern at Louisiana-Lafayette, ESPN3

FBS INDEPENDENTS

Saturday, Nov. 25

8pm, Notre Dame at Stanford, ABC

Trotwood-Madison, Toledo Central Catholic back together again in D-III football state semifinals

Published: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 1:43 PM

Trotwood QB Markell Stephens-Peppers. Trotwood-Madison defeated visiting Wayne 14-7 in a Week 10 GWOC crossover high school football game to complete a 10-0 regular season on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Trotwood QB Markell Stephens-Peppers. Trotwood-Madison defeated visiting Wayne 14-7 in a Week 10 GWOC crossover high school football game to complete a 10-0 regular season on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF(MARC PENDLETON / STAFF)

It’s been all good for unbeaten Trotwood-Madison’s football team. But if the Rams are to fulfill their destiny and win a state championship, they’ll have to get past a familiar postseason foe.

Trotwood (13-0) will play Toledo Central Catholic (11-2) in a Division III high school state semifinal at Piqua Alexander Stadium on Friday. If this matchup sounds familiar, it should.

Joining Trotwood in Friday’s Week 14 state semis are area teams Clinton-Massie (D-IV), Middletown Madison (D-V), Marion Local (D-VI) and Minster (D-VII). All the games will start at 7:30 p.m. at neutral sites. The winners advance to next week’s state championships at Canton’s new Tom Benton Hall of Fame Stadium in Stark County.

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Trotwood and TCC are state final roadblocks to each other. This is the fourth consecutive season the teams have been paired in a state semifinal. Their first matchup in this relatively recent sizzling series was in a 2012 state final.

The Fighting Irish are members of the Three Rivers Athletic Conference in Lucas County, which evolved in 2011 following a merger of Toledo City League teams.

More noteworthy, TCC had owned Trotwood. First, there was a stinging 16-12 defeat of Trotwood in the 2012 D-II state final. That was one of four straight state title games Trotwood played in under former coach Maurice Douglass.

There would be more postseason heartache for the Rams. In the 2014 season, TCC hung a 17-14 loss on Trotwood in a D-III state semi. Central Catholic won a state title that season. Trotwood also lost to TCC the next season in another D-III state semi, 21-13.

But the playoff luck of the Fighting Irish vs. the Rams ran out in 2016. Undefeated TCC appeared to have its best team yet and had Mr. Football Michael Warren in the backfield. He would de-commit to the University of Toledo and now is getting reps as a freshman at Cincinnati.

Trotwood limited Warren to 18 yards on 15 carries. How dominant was Trotwood’s defense? How about one first down and 40 yards of total offense for TCC. That added up to a resounding – and unlikely - 36-0 defensive gem by the Rams. Shutting down Warren was significant, because he ended his career as Ohio’s fifth all-time leading rusher (7,619 yards).

All that defensive momentum came crashing to a halt the following week for Trotwood. Akron Archbishop Hoban landed an equally impressive 30-0 blanking of Trotwood in the D-III state final at Columbus.

That loss hiked up Trotwood’s offseason demeanor. Trotwood has had just three close games and none in three playoff wins, overwhelming Elida, Dunbar and most recently Chaminade Julienne 44-14 last week. This will be the eighth consecutive state semi contest for Trotwood.

TCC has been just as dominant in the playoffs, taking out Cleveland Glenville, Clyde and previously unbeaten Bay last week, 35-0.

Hoban (12-1) plays Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (10-3) in the other D-III state semi. All four teams are established state powers with a combined 10 state titles, including six by Akron SVSM.

Here’s five other things to know about the football playoffs:

• Midwest Athletic Conference members Marion Local (13-0) and Minster (9-4) both knocked out MAC rivals in last week’s regional finals. Marion Local eliminated Coldwater 33-0 and Minster did the same to Delphos St. John’s, 20-0. Minster also  had walloped St. John’s 41-14 in Week 3 of the regular season.

A red-button theory among MAC fans is the Ohio High School Athletic Association intended to break up the conference’s recent surge in state title appearances with its competitive balance initiative that began this fall. Pairing Marion Local and Coldwater in D-VI was proof, they insist.

“It’s out of our control,” Marion Local coach Tim Goodwin said after beating Coldwater. “No one at the OHSAA was scheming and trying to manipulate numbers or anything like that. It just happened. Once we saw this last spring we knew it was going to come down to Coldwater and Marion Local. We didn’t know what week, but we had an idea we were going to have to go through them if we were going to get to where we want to go.”

• The state title games will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Canton. There will be one game on Thursday, Nov. 30. Depending on the matchup, it’ll be for the D-I, D-II, D-V or D-VII title. Whichever of those divisions doesn’t play that day will play the next day. Divisions III, IV and VI championship games are set for Dec. 2.

• There are 11 unbeaten teams remaining in the playoffs and three 13-0 matchups on Friday. The most unlikely is Steubenville vs. Shelby in a D-IV state semi at Akron. It’ll be the 18th state semi for Steubenville and the first for Shelby. That winner gets the Clinton-Massie (12-1) vs. New Concord John Glenn (11-2) winner in the D-IV title game.

• Spectrum will televise two live games on Friday: Colerain (11-2) vs. Pickerington Central (12-1) in a D-I state semi at Springfield’s Evans Stadium (Ch. 314) and Cincinnati Winton Woods (12-1) vs. Massillon Washington (10-3) in D-II at Columbus DeSales (Ch. 311).

• Purchasing a state semi ticket in advance benefits participating schools. A percentage of presale proceeds is given back to the schools by the OHSAA, but none purchased at the gate.

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FOOTBALL STATE SEMIFINALS

7:30 p.m. Friday

D-III: Trotwood-Madison (13-0) vs. Toledo Central Catholic (11-2) at Piqua

D-IV: Clinton-Massie (12-1) vs. New Concord John Glenn (11-2) at Hilliard Darby

D-V: Middletown Madison (11-2) vs. Wheelersburg (13-0) at Chillicothe

D-VI: Marion Local (13-0) vs. Findlay Liberty-Benton (12-1) at Wapakoneta

D-VII: Minster (9-4) vs. Norwalk St. Paul (13-0) at Lima Senior