Spotting your opponent 21 first quarter points is all most teams would need to excuse itself and give up and let whatever happens, happen, but that was not what the spirited and determined Goshen gridiron gladiators did in its 35-13 Division III state playoff loss to the Lemon-Monroe Hornets.
Then there were almost, but not quite, exactly none. It appears as of this writing that Goshen is a shoo-in to compete in the Division III state football playoffs. Williamsburg is still competing in Division IV volleyball. But the final survivors of Clermont County’s fall varsity sports teams were eliminated from tournament play last week.
Milford’s boys cross country team set the pace for all Clermont countians, both guys and gals, in the district champiopnship races. Milford was runner-up in the Division I run. The Eagles’ point total was 66. St. Xavier was the champion with 42 points. A total of 14 teams competed. Glen Este was 11th with 246 points. Amelia did not enter a complete five-man squad.
Goshen is a community that is very proud of many things including its history and its new athletic facilities. Presently, the newly constructed and the still under construction Goshen athletic facilities are making history themselves.
Forty years ago (1967-68 school year), the Clermont County high school varsity football season was senior dominated and was highlighted by two All-Ohio choices and two future National Football League (NFL) draftees.
Starting last Friday night, Milford and Loveland high schools began playing for a victory bell that will belong for one year to the winner of the annual Milford-Loveland varsity football game. Miami Township trustee Ken Tracy very recently came up with an idea to promote more athletic competition between the two public high schools that have students living in the township.
Goshen is playoff bound to headline Clermont County’s Week Ten of high school varsity football action. The Warriors will host the Lemon-Monroe Fighting Hornets on Friday Nov. 2, beginning at 7:30 p. m., in the first round of the Division III state playoffs.
Tournament competition is all over the place for Clermont County’s varsity volleyball, girls soccer, and boys soccer teams.
Clermont County’s high school varsity cross country teams have completed their respective conference championship runs of late and this was recently followed in the next weekend by the sectional races.
Goshen, New Richmond, and Williamsburg were Clermont County’s only winners in Week Nine of the high school varsity football season. Goshen (8-1) further secured its claim to a berth in the Division II state football playoffs with a convincing 55-0 victory over visiting Clermont Northeastern (1-8) in a Southern Buckeye Conference American (SBC-A) Division game.