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Black Swamp Football Podcast Episode 70: Regional Championship Edition

Lynn Groll and Tony Haynes recap the regional semifinals and preview this week’s regional championships. They are joined by this week by special guests: Liberty Center head coach Casey Mohler and Hall of Fame LC coach Rex Lingruen.For exclusive content you can only get on blackswampfootball.com, go to our membership page and JOIN US! Facebook …

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Scouting reports: Looking ahead to three area regional championships

DIVISION II, REGION 6 CHAMPIONSHIP Central Catholic vs. Avon at Sandusky Regional combatants Central Catholic and Avon are no stranger to each other. The Irish and Eagles will meet for the fourth time in the regional playoffs and for the third time for a regional crown on Friday at Cedar Point Stadium. They met in …

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TRAC championship implications at stake when Central visits Fremont Ross

A reclamation project that started in 2016 under frontman Chad Long, Fremont Ross is now in position to go where Long wanted to take the program.
The Little Giants will host TRAC heavyweight Toledo Central Catholic on Friday night with a piece of the conference championship on the line.
Fremont Ross enters the tussle at 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the TRAC, while the Irish (6-2) are the last TRAC unbeaten at 5-0 after a convincing 28-7 win over previous TRAC unbeaten Whitmer last week.
A Fremont Ross victory Friday night at home could create a three-way logjam atop the TRAC going into week 10.

Central Catholic takes major step in remaining king of hill in TRAC

TOLEDO – A 19th straight TRAC triumph put Central Catholic in the driver’s seat for a fourth straight conference championship. The Irish dispatched of fellow 4-0 conference foe Whitmer, 28-7, Friday night at Gallagher Stadium.
Central (6-2, 5-0 TRAC) can claim at the very least a piece of the conference championship with a win next week at Fremont Ross (7-1, 4-1 TRAC). The Irish cap the regular season at home for the Irish-Knight against St. Francis.
Against Whitmer, Central built a 21-0 halftime advantage after the game was delayed an hour after initially starting on time.

First-place TRAC tussle: Whitmer, Central Catholic face big stakes again

Through a decade of TRAC football, Central Catholic and Whitmer have finished one and two in the standings seven times. One of the outliers was last fall when early injuries and a COVID-adjusted season derailed Ken Winters’ Panthers, which finished the season 1-5 overall and 1-4 in the TRAC.
The only other seasons besides last fall that the two Toledo and Buckeye State powers did not finish 1-2 in the TRAC standings are 2013 when Central finished first and Whitmer third along with the inaugural year of the TRAC in 2011 when Whitmer was forced to forfeit its wins due to playing with an ineligible player. The Panthers finished the 2011 season at 7-0 in the TRAC before the forfeits while the Irish went 5-2 to claim third.
Last year was Whitmer’s first losing season since 2005.