Football looking to rebound in final games
OXFORD — After taking on two of the top teams in the Southwest Ohio Conference, the Talawanda football team will go on the road against two teams with similar SWOC records. The Braves are 1-3 in conference play, 1-7 overall.
On Friday, Oct. 21, Talawanda will travel to Northwest to take on the Indians who are 2-2 in SWOC play and 4-4 overall. Northwest faced off against conference-leading Mount Healthy last week. The Indians were defeated 48-14.
“We are looking forward to rebounding from the Edgewood game by taking on Northwest and finishing the season strong,” coach J.D. Vonderheide said. “Northwest is coming if a tough loss to Mount Healthy but they are a very talented team with an aggressive defense, talented quarterback and some dynamic athletes.”
On the following Friday, the Braves will travel to Ross. The Rams entered week 8 with a 1-7 record overal.
“Our focus is on our improvement moving forward. We are looking at the final 2 games as a 2 game season. We need to sure up the defense and be more consistent on offense. I’m proud of your player because their focus is great and they are motivated to finish the season in a positive way.”
Talawanda All SWOC selections
Athlete of the Year, Vincent Whitehead, Talawanda
Coach of the Year, Al Sepsi, Talawanda
First Team: Molly Monson and Rory Lykins, 1st Doubles
Second Team: Carly Sherba, 2nd Singles; Mazvita Ngorosha, 2nd Singles
Honorable Mention: Katie Lockhart, 3rd Singles
Sportmanship Awards: Rory Lykins and Molly Monson, Doubles
Boys’ Cross Country
First Team: Connor Schlade
Second Team: David Kraushar and Taylor Tombragel
Girls’ Cross Country
First Team: Ashley Baxter and Lizzie Sawdai
Second Team: Jazz Bennett
(Some information provided by the Southwest Ohio Conference website)