Final 2017 OVC Schedule & Results, Congrats Coal Grove 2017 OVC Champions

Who Wins

Chesapeake
8
8%
Coal Grove
10
10%
Fairland
8
8%
Gallia Academy
3
3%
Ironton
40
38%
Portsmouth
13
13%
Rock Hill
18
17%
South Point
4
4%
 
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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:57 am

and blue devils as well


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Post by Omega » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:05 am

Until proven otherwise, Ironton is the championship favorite. They are not the Tigers of yore, but they are undefeated in their first two years of conference play. The reconfigured OVC though has a chance to be the most competitively balanced conference in southern Ohio.
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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:27 am

I agree omega. would love to see a very strong ovc depth wise, and the soc picking it up overall as well. so we can all start making some playoff runs.
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Post by purpleblood1 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:28 pm

Chesapeake will be even better in the backfield this coming year, as always the line will be a question mark along with the defense. I think if the kids hit the weight room they will be contending again. The kids need to work harder in the weight room. The top teams will be Chesapeake, Portsmouth & Ironton along with Rock Hill, Coal Grove, and Fairland.

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:42 am

good luck to yer purple panthers blood.
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Post by Native Blood » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:47 pm

I really think Rock hill will surprise everyone this year.
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Post by LetsGoPSU » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:47 am

they took the Trojans to the limit, honestly probably should have won that game

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:41 pm

hopefully the whole league is deeper this year.
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Post by trojandave » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:17 pm

Portsmouth has a lot of questions that need to be answered in 2017......who will be the QB?.......who will be the go to WR?.......will the defense finally be good enough to hold opponents to under 30 PPG?.......will PHS find a placekicker and punter?.........can the Trojans beat more than one team with a winning record?........can having only 4 home games affect the Trojans' overall record?......will the participation numbers continue to improve?

Many questions, with no certain answers. The main focus for Portsmouth football should be the defense, which is the unit most responsible for the decade long demise of this program. The defense has to improve dramatically for Portsmouth football to take a major step forward.

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:47 pm

looking forward to some more tigers/Trojans matchups dave for all the marbles.
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Post by mattash » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:53 pm

Weekly schedule updated

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:28 am

awesome.
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Post by Tribe nation » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:39 pm

RH might surprise a few people this year

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Post by IBTT » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:43 pm

Looking at the OVC, myself, I would have to think Ironton would be a huge favorite against the rest of the league this year with the talent level they have coming back and the experience these kids got last season. Ironton's strength program is the best it's been in years along with finally having experience to back up most all positions.

That being said, I would have to say although last season wasn't very good to this team, Fairland to me looks like a very talented group of kids that didn't lose much and came on strong at the end of the year. If they continue to improve their offense and don't drop off defensively, they would look to be #2 in my opinion.

#3 could come down to 3 teams.

Portsmouth- with Parker on the field, anyone who ever saw his daddy play knows the talent in his genetics. If they can put together a defense and a couple kids step up on offense they could be competitive.

Chesapeake- one of the top backfields in the OVC this year. Give these kids a line and if they can put together a defense, they could be back into the playoffs.

Rock Hill- a lot of people are relying on the new coach. Good coaches give their players opportunities to win. This works if there is enough talent to compete on the level. It might be a couple of years before even he can give this bunch that opportunity. The seniors leaving this year along with imo the best player on the team transferring out. Might be a tough couple of years, at least the seats will be filled all year with having one of the areas top coaches on the sidelines.

Coal Grove, South Point and Galia will be fighting for respect as will the previous three teams this year. However, Coal Grove graduated most of their team last year. Gallipolis is still trying to get their bearings. South Point is trying
to restart their program.

If any of the five bottom teams get more than four OVC wins I would be shocked.

My guess: OVC 2017
1 - Ironton 7-0
2 - Fairland 5-2
2 - Portsmouth 5-2
4 - Chesapeake 4-3
5 - Rock Hill 3-4
6 - Gallipolis 2-5
6 - Coal Grove 2-5
8 - South Point 0-7

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Post by OVC » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:40 pm

From what I'm being told, Coal Grove will be towards the bottom of the barrel with no sign up... Pathetic what's going on down there.
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Post by IBTT » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:12 am

OVC wrote:From what I'm being told, Coal Grove will be towards the bottom of the barrel with no sign up... Pathetic what's going on down there.
I have to agree, good guy at the coaching position. He is their best man for the job. When the decision was made to make him the man, they should have gave him a chance to build up the program his way.

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Post by SportFan08 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:22 am

IBTT wrote:
OVC wrote:From what I'm being told, Coal Grove will be towards the bottom of the barrel with no sign up... Pathetic what's going on down there.
I have to agree, good guy at the coaching position. He is their best man for the job. When the decision was made to make him the man, they should have gave him a chance to build up the program his way.
Wait a minute... Kidd chose not to coach. I don't care what anyone says, that BOE hired him the past two years and for some to say he didn't have support or give him a chance is a lie.

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SportFan08 wrote:
IBTT wrote:
OVC wrote:From what I'm being told, Coal Grove will be towards the bottom of the barrel with no sign up... Pathetic what's going on down there.
I have to agree, good guy at the coaching position. He is their best man for the job. When the decision was made to make him the man, they should have gave him a chance to build up the program his way.
Wait a minute... Kidd chose not to coach. I don't care what anyone says, that BOE hired him the past two years and for some to say he didn't have support or give him a chance is a lie.
I'm not sure what's going on. I've heard from a friend from CG there's a "plan in place" to where he won't be coaching. Also, remember he was let go and brought back last year by the BOE, and he was their second choice last year. The AD never fought for him, superintendent never had his back. So did he have support? From the kids and community, yes. From an administrational standpoint, no.
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OVC wrote:From what I'm being told, Coal Grove will be towards the bottom of the barrel with no sign up... Pathetic what's going on down there.

what's going on there, are the kids not coming out. that would be a shame and an certain black eye.and if they do not field a team, every team in the ovc now has an open date.
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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:56 am

wow I had no idea. I'm glad I grew up in a different time and bob lutz shielded us from this stuff by not allowing it to ever start or fester.
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Post by IBTT » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:38 am

Very true Bait. I was told by a pretty good source Kidd pretty much knew he wasn't going to be asked to return and they already had a plan in place. He continued to work out the players as though he was going to be coaching them and let them know he wouldn't stop working with them until he was told one way or another. He is truly a good Christian man. I was fortunate to get to know him while working beside him a few years back. He knows the game well and has a big heart for the kids. It's a real mess. I hope it get straightened out. Too many good athletes in that school year after year to not provide a strong program for them. Looks like for now, even though many transferred out a couple of years ago, many more are ready to follow. Sad

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:27 am

I HOPE THEY GET THIS SOLIDIFIED.
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Post by Docw » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:53 pm

IBTT, your source is incorrect. Coach Kidd had the support of administration and the board. For whatever reason, he chose not to reapply.

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Post by SportFan08 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:15 pm

Docw wrote:IBTT, your source is incorrect. Coach Kidd had the support of administration and the board. For whatever reason, he chose not to reapply.
That's right. Last year, athletic director, principal, and school superintendent recommended Kidd and the board voted 3-2 against. Next meeting, the same reccomended Lucas and that failed 3-2 vote. Went back to hire Kidd. That school board are FOOLS! They have no idea what they are doing and the kids are suffering from their poor decisions.

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:01 pm

where are the previews this year and the date, anybody heard yet.
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Post by OVCfanatic » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:30 am

ravensfan9 wrote:OVCfanatic....WOW! You put RH and CG above Fairland and Chesy? Chesapeake has quite a bit coming back...second best stable of backs outside of Ironton with Wilcoxen, Fletcher, and company. I believe several linemen return as well. Fairland came on strong at the end of the year and basically returns everybody...Fisher and Cunningham will be tough again next season. I think your top 2 and bottom 2 are dead on.

I said middle of the pack could be anyone.

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Post by Game day » Tue May 02, 2017 8:33 am

With everything going on in the league with coaches I can't see why Ironton wouldn't walk away with the OVC again this year.

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Post by YOU'RE TIGER BAIT » Wed May 03, 2017 6:25 am

let's hope the fighting tigers are not thinking that way. and not underestimate anyone.
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Post by knightruner » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:08 pm

Where is the preview schedule for the ovc?

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Post by Cats81 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:25 pm

At Portsmouth on 8-12

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Post by trojandave » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:54 am

Now that Portsmouth has dropped Wheelersburg from the schedule, I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Trojans go no worse than 8-2 and land a playoff berth. The OVC title could come down to the last game of the season when PHS visits Tank Stadium to battle Ironton.

I rarely show optimism for the football program, given the 30-60 record the past 9 years (with no playoffs), but going 6-4 last season, with some impact transfers at the skill positions coming in, and with some quality players already in house, I think the Trojans just might have the best offense in the OVC. Giving up just 1 TD less this year on defense (25 PPG as opposed to 32 PPG last season) will almost guarantee no worse than an 8-2 record. Of course avoiding key injuries is always a concern when predicting a team's record.

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Post by Game day » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:55 am

I read in the paper that there would not be any coaches passes for the preview. That is sad, I can't believe we cannot support these coaches that put in way more hours than they get paid. Stand up OVC supports and request that this small think needs to be changed.

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Post by osumufan » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:22 pm

What? Coaches have to pay to get in? Do you mean coaches of other sports?

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Post by Game day » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:26 am

No I mean football coaches from other schools outside the OVC. I have never went to any other school where coaches were not allowed to get in free if they had the proper pass.

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Post by wipala » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:16 pm

trojandave wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:54 am
Now that Portsmouth has dropped Wheelersburg from the schedule, I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Trojans go no worse than 8-2 and land a playoff berth. The OVC title could come down to the last game of the season when PHS visits Tank Stadium to battle Ironton.

I rarely show optimism for the football program, given the 30-60 record the past 9 years (with no playoffs), but going 6-4 last season, with some impact transfers at the skill positions coming in, and with some quality players already in house, I think the Trojans just might have the best offense in the OVC. Giving up just 1 TD less this year on defense (25 PPG as opposed to 32 PPG last season) will almost guarantee no worse than an 8-2 record. Of course avoiding key injuries is always a concern when predicting a team's record.

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PHS and the numbers 8-2 do not go together. IMO. The Trojans will do well to make 500, this would be a successful season for this program. It would be awesome for PHS to go 8-2! Kickoff in couple weeks, let the games begin.

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