Despite losing consecutive games for the first time since the fifth and sixth weeks in 2011, the Licking Heights High School football team remained in the chase for a Division II, Region 5 playoff berth entering an Oct. 24 contest against Watkins Memorial.
There is expected to be more on the line than just bragging rights when Licking Heights makes the short trek to Watkins Memorial to determine area high school football supremacy in the Battle for Broad Street on Friday, Oct. 24.
Watkins Memorial High School football coach Jeff Severino said his team will need to play better defense in order to contend for the LCL-Big School championship and a berth in the Division II, Region 5 playoffs.
With his team undefeated through the first half of the regular season, Watkins Memorial High School football coach Jeff Severino said he couldn't help but notice that it was second in the Division II, Region 5 computer ratings.
Even with several new players in skill positions, the Licking Valley High School football team has shown glimpses of an offense that averaged 33 points and helped the program make it back to the postseason last fall after a two-year absence.
The Watkins Memorial High School girls cross country team has returned all but one of its seven runners who competed in the postseason last year, while four runners with postseason experience are back for the boys team.