MIDDLETOWN AT SYCAMORE
MONTGOMERY — The Middies are 2-0 for the first time since the 2011 season. Middletown is coming off a 20-3 victory over Colerain, while Sycamore beat Fairfield 24-21. The Middies defeated the Aviators 28-24 at Sycamore last season. Sycamore (1-1) has taken down Middletown three out of the last four meetings.
LAKOTA WEST AT FAIRFIELD
FAIRFIELD — The Indians and the Firebirds both enter Week 3’s contest with 0-2 records for the first time since 2017. Lakota West has a three-game winning streak against Fairfield. The Firebirds beat the Indians 38-31 at Fairfield in 2022.
MONROE VS. FENWICK, at Lebanon J.H.
LEBANON — The Falcons are 2-0 for the third straight season. The Hornets (1-1) fell to Wyoming 13-0 last week. The last time Monroe and Fenwick played was on Sept. 11, 2015 — a 35-0 Falcons win.
MASON AT HAMILTON
HAMILTON — The Big Blue are coming off an impressive 21-0 victory at Lakota East in their GMC opener. Hamilton lost to Mason 28-7 at home last season. The Comets have won two in a row against the Big Blue (1-1). Hamilton junior linebacker Gracen Goldsmith leads the GMC with 25 tackles, while teammates CJ Bryant (22) and Carter Isaacs (20) follow close behind.
LAKOTA EAST AT PRINCETON
SHARONVILLE — The Thunderhawks (0-2) fell to the Vikings 71-0 in 2022. The Vikings are 2-0 for the fifth straight season and have only given up 10 points in their first two contests. Lakota East has an 8-6 record against Princeton since the 2004 season.
TALAWANDA AT EATON
EATON — The Brave (0-2) have lost the last two meetings against the Eagles, including a 31-14 contest at Eaton last season. Talawanda has been outscored 77-0 in its first two games — 28-0 at Monroe and 49-0 at home against Fenwick. Eaton is coming off a 49-7 home victory over Richmond.
NORTHWEST AT ROSS
ROSS TWP. — The Rams are 0-2 for the first time since the 2017 season and looking to bounce back from their 36-35 loss to Northwest last season. The Knights (0-2) fell to Indian Hill 42-7 in Week 2. Riley Caldwell and Emory Severance churned up 296 rushing yards and two scores combined in the Rams’ 40-14 loss to Mount Healthy last week.
BRADFORD AT NEW MIAMI
THE VILLAGE OF NEW MIAMI — Dalson Hayes rushed for 178 yards and four touchdowns in the Vikings’ 32-26 loss to Riverview East last week. New Miami (0-2) is searching to snap a 13-game losing streak. Bradford is located just south of Versailles. The Railroaders (1-1) fell to Cincinnati Country Day 33-6 in Week 2.
TROY CHRISTIAN AT MADISON
MADISON TWP. — The Mohawks are 2-0 for the first time since the 2018 season following their 21-6 victory over Gamble Montessori. Madison junior defensive back Devin Lindsey leads the Southwestern Buckeye League with three interceptions. Troy Christian (1-0) lost at Tri-Village 41-6 in Week 1.
BIG WALNUT AT FRANKLIN
FRANKLIN — The Wildcats look to bounce back from a 63-7 loss to Marion Local. Franklin senior wide receiver Josh Carter leads the SWBL in receiving yards with 158. The Wildcats have started 0-2 for the second season in a row. Big Walnut (0-2) is based out of the Ohio Capital Conference.
CARLISLE AT NORTHRIDGE
DAYTON — The Indians have scored 34 or more points in their two victories this season and have a 2-0 record for a third straight season. Carlisle junior running back Blake Lawson leads the SWBL with 306 yards and has six rushing scores. The Polar Bears (0-2) fell to Oakwood 38-12 last week.
EDGEWOOD VS. BADIN, at Hamilton, Sat.
HAMILTON — The Rams are 2-0 for the fourth straight season and have a 30-game regular season winning streak that dates back to 2019. The Cougars (0-2) are coming off lopsided losses to Milford (42-7) and Clinton Massie (42-0). Badin and Edgewood last played back on Sept. 13, 2019 — a 27-0 Rams win. Badin has a 4-3 record against Edgewood in their last seven meetings.