The Licking Heights High School football team was unable to qualify for a third consecutive playoff appearance, finishing 6-4 overall after closing the season with a 9-6 victory over Johnstown on Oct. 31.
Andrew Jordan of the Watkins Memorial High School boys cross country team executed the game plan that he and coach John Jarvis formulated for the Division I state meet Nov. 1 at National Trail Raceway.
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.