High School Football: 5 games to watch in Week 4

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High School Football: 5 games to watch in Week 4

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Centerville quarterback Alec Grandin looks for a receiver during their game at Fairfield Friday, August 25, 2017. Contributed photo by E.L. Hubbard

There is no shortage of big games to end the first month of the high school football season, and some of the biggest involve the big schools in the Greater Western Ohio Conference.

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Here are five games to watch:

Miamisburg at Wayne

It’s the Touchdown 7 Game of the Week and a matchup that could have an encore in the playoffs. The Warriors walloped the Vikings 45-12 at Miamisburg last season.

Miamisburg (3-0) has been untested in the first three weeks of the season, while Wayne (2-1) has bounced back with a pair of wins after a loss to a Western Pennsylvania power in Week 1.

Centerville at Springfield

It’s a battle of unbeaten teams at Evans Stadium. Centerville (3-0) will play on the road for the third time in the first four weeks of the season.

Elks first year head coach Brent Ullery saw his team win a thriller last Friday. Brandon Walters hit a 24-yard field goal as time expired for a 27-26 win over Pickerington North.

Springfield (3-0) had to rally over to beat Lima Senior. Senior receiver Caleb Johnson has caught 21 passes in the first three games.

Springboro at Fairmont

I can’t tell you the last time Fairmont (3-0) was perfect in the first month of the season. Dave Miller’s Firebirds continue to build momentum after its season-opening win over Alter.

Springboro (1-2) is still looking to find weapons to go with quarterback Cameron Roundtree. The senior signal-caller is the Panthers’ third quarterback in the last three seasons.

Lebanon at Beavercreek

Beavercreek (3-0) has rolled over three less than impressive opponents so far. Senior fullback Kaden Wenger has rushed for more than 200 yards in two of the Beavers’ first three games.

Lebanon (2-1) has bounced back with a pair of wins after losing its opener 37-31 to Kings. The Warriors junior duo of quarterback Kyle Short and receiver Derrick Allen has clicked early. Short has six touchdown passes on the season; Allen has caught four of those.

Minster at Marion Local

There’s not much time for the Flyers to enjoy their win at Coldwater. Marion Local (3-0) hosts Minster (3-0) in another playoff-type game in the Midwest Athletic Conference.

The interesting statistic in this one? Both teams have scored 89 points in their first three games, and both teams have given up only 14 points. The Wildcats last win over the Flyers came in 2004.

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