Following back-to-back losses in October, members of the Dublin Scioto High School football team knew they couldn't afford another loss if they were to secure a playoff berth for the third consecutive season.
Dublin Scioto High School football coach Karl Johnson has seen plenty of film on Olentangy in 15 seasons with the Irish, but those Braves teams were different than the one Scioto will see in the Division II, Region 5 final Friday, Nov. 21, at Westerville Central.
The chunk of asphalt that serves as the Battle of Hard Road trophy is only on the line when the Worthington Kilbourne and Dublin Scioto high school football teams face each other during the regular season.
It wasn't the award Bailey Borland wanted to take home, but the senior defender for the Dublin Coffman High School girls soccer team proudly clutched the Division I state runner-up trophy after a 4-1 loss to Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit in the state final Nov. 8 at Crew Stadium.
Despite being hampered by injuries, particularly on offense, the Dublin Scioto High School football team heads into its regular-season finale Friday, Oct. 31, at Canal Winchester looking to secure a playoff spot.
As his team was soaking in another state championship Oct. 18 on Ohio State's Gray Course, Dublin Jerome High School girls golf coach C.D. Butcher said he couldn't think of two players more worthy of making history than seniors Maite Erana and Sybil Robinson.
As the only senior on the Dublin Jerome High School girls tennis team, Rhiannon James was determined to end her career on a high note when the Celtics competed in the Division I OTCA state tournament Oct. 19 at Reynoldsburg.
While the OCC-Cardinal Division title is out of reach, the Dublin Scioto High School football team will try to keep its postseason chances alive when it plays host to Hilliard Bradley on Friday, Oct. 24.