Coal Grove faces winless Bobcats in D6 playoffs

Published 1:53 am Saturday, October 10, 2020

Coal Grove Hornets’ Chase Hall (14) follows the blocking of Brad Wheeler (52). (Photo By Tim Gearhart)

Chance Short

The Grandview Heights Bobcats will be traveling from Columbus to take on the Coal Grove Hornets at Lemaster Stadium Saturday night for a first-round playoff game.
The Bobcats come into this game with an 0-6 record on the year, and posted as the 23seed in division VI, region 23 playoff bracket. Coal Grove will host the home playoff game as a 10-seed.
Grandview has lost every game this season by an average of 43 points.
The Bobcats played Whitehall tough but still came up short 22-14 the second game of the year. This team is relatively young as they only have six seniors posted on the roster. Heights graduated a large class from a season ago when they went to the second round of the playoffs.
The Bobcats were defeated in the second round by Mechanicsburg at Hilliard Darby High School, 48-7. They finished the 2019 season 7-5.
The Heights record can be deceiving, however, as they have faced some of the top football programs in the state including Columbus Academy (5-1), Harvest Prep (5-1), and Liberty Union (5-1).
Grandview Heights averages 7 points per game, while Coal Grove averages 30. Coal Grove is 3-2 on the season and 1-1 at home.
The winner of this game will advance to the second round of the playoffs and travel to 7th-seed Sarahsville Shenandoah Saturday, Oct. 17, for a 7 p.m. game.

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