Friday night, Chillicothe (7-1/4-1) plays its final regular season home game, with hopes of hosting a first round playoff game.
It’ll be Chillicothe’s first meeting with East Clinton (3-5/2-2).
The Astros will arrive from Lees Creek (between Wilmington and Greenfield) with an aggressive passing attack. Senior Dalton Floyd has thrown for just over 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns this season. The Cavs allowed only one scoring pass all season. Junior Clyde Snow has tallied has just two receiving yards (570) less than the team has rushed for (572).
The ground game accounts for only 25% of the East Clinton offense.
But when the ball is in the air, Chillicothe has been effective defensively, snagging 11 interceptions. East Clinton has given up 10 INTs this season.
While we’re talking turnovers, the Cavs have the upper hand (plus 13) on balls that hit the turf, recovering 8 of 11 opponents fumbles.
A Chillicothe win will mark the 300th career victory for Cavs Coach Ron Hinton, but all he’s concerned about is getting past East Clinton… the next in line to get his team to win 8 of the season.