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Published: Saturday, 11/17/2012 - Updated: 1 year ago

Central, McComb earn Division II, VI victories

Central Catholic's Keith Trowbridge (89) runs the ball against   Avon defenders Zack Torbert (19), Cory Ohradzansky (30) and Kevin Maloney (47) during a Division II  regional final football game in Clyde, Ohio. Central Catholic won 42-14. Central Catholic's Keith Trowbridge (89) runs the ball against Avon defenders Zack Torbert (19), Cory Ohradzansky (30) and Kevin Maloney (47) during a Division II regional final football game in Clyde, Ohio. Central Catholic won 42-14.
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Irish roll in 42-14 win

CLYDE -- The Central Catholic football juggernaut kept right on rolling Friday night, using three touchdowns in the final 3:33 of the first half to break things open and pave the way to a 42-14 victory over Avon in the Region 6 championship game at Clyde’s Robert Bishop Stadium.

“I’ve had the pleasure of doing this before [during 2005 D-II championship run], so to see these kids do it is just phenomenal,” Irish coach Greg Dempsey said of Central’s first advancement to a state semifinal in seven years. “They’re playing great. Monday through Thursday, this is how they practice, and they’re really locked in. It shows up on Friday night. They’re just a great group of kids.”

The Irish will face fifth-ranked Aurora (12-1) in a D-II semifinal Friday at 7:30 p.m. at a site to be determined. Read more...

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Panthers roar back, earn win

FINDLAY — The mag­i­cal sea­son con­tin­ues for No. 1 McComb.The un­de­feated Pan­thers over­came a 14-point fourth quar­ter def­i­cit to Del­p­hos St. John's and scored a 28-21 vic­tory in a Divi­sion VI re­gional fi­nal Fri­day night at Don­nell Sta­dium.

McComb, which trailed 21-7 early in the fourth quar­ter, scored 21 un­an­swered points dur­ing the fi­nal 10 min­utes to earn a place in the state semi­fi­nals. The Pan­thers will face Mar­ion Lo­cal, which de­feated St. Henry 28-21 in a re­gional fi­nal.

"We were down and we came back," said McComb run­ning back Jerry Brown, who rushed for 63 yards on 22 car­ries and scored the Pan­thers' fi­nal two touch­downs on runs of four and two yards, re­spec­tively. Read more...

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