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Panthers Advance With 27-14 Playoff Win Over Chillicothe

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Two weeks ago, Chillicothe dominated Miami Trace 44-3. Last week, the Cavaliers were celebrating a Frontier Athletic Conference Championship in a double overtime victory over Jackson.

But the Regional Playoff game on October 9th at The O belonged to the Panthers, rallying from a halftime deficit of 14-13 to win 27-14. The win advances Miami Trace to face London next Friday night.

Chillicothe was playing shorthanded after a Junior Varsity player tested positive for COVID-19 mid-week. That placed 39 players into quarantine protocol, leaving the Cavs with just 19 players to dress for the game.

In the previous meeting, Miami Trace was hampered without starters Jayden LeBeau (RB) and Josh Gilmore (WR). Both were injured the week before against Jackson, but they were instrumental with a second opportunity to face Chillicothe.

Despite being short on players, Chillicothe got off to a good start and took a 14-6 lead. Jaiden Cain, playing quarterback for the first time since the 2019 opener at Teays Valley, was pressed into action after QBs Kamron Smith and Mason Doughty were both quarantined, leaving Cain to get caught up in a hurry.

Maxwell Lee plunged into the end zone with 5:23 left in the 1st quarter to get the scoring started. Without place-kickers, the Cavs went for two-point conversions when they had the opportunity. The first attempt failed and Chillicothe led 6-0.

Miami Trace tied the score on a pass by Weston Melvin, the first of his four scoring passes on the night. Three of those went to Gilmore, including the game tying touchdown from five yards out. The Panthers PAT failed to knot the score at 6 through the first quarter.

Scales had a 37-yard run inside the Miami Trace five. Cain crossed the goal line on a keeper to put Chillicothe and Scales followed with the 2-point PAT ahead 14-6.

Miami Trace pinned the Cavaliers back to their 1 yard line forcing a punt from their end zone. Gilmore return the kick to the Chillicothe 27. Melvin connected with Gilmore again just before the half. Zach Warnock’s PAT pulled the Panthers to within 14-13.

Late in the third period, Melvin scrambled left and found Hunter McBee on the sideline for a 28-yard touchdown pass and with 2:38 remaining Miami Trace led for the first time, 20-14.

The Panthers dashed any possibility of a Cavaliers come back bid with a 67-yard strike from Melvin to Gilmore for a 27-14 lead with just 6:54 left in the game.

Melvin completed 11-of-20 passes for 201 yards and four TD passes. Gilmore (151 yards receiving) and LeBeau (154 yards rushing) were the workhorses for Miami Trace. Cain was 11-of-19 for 106 yards and Scales rolled to 158 yards on 19 carries.

The Panthers (4-3) will travel to London next Friday in the next round of the Regional Playoffs. The Cavaliers (5-2) may have more football to play. Coach Doug Pryor confirmed Chillicothe is negotiating for some regular season action. The OHSAA modifications for football (due to the pandemic) gives schools a chance for more games after the playoffs, until the week of November 15th.

For the second time in two weeks, Chillicothe hosted Miami Trace, only this meeting was in the first round of the…

Posted by Litter Media on Monday, October 12, 2020

Litter Media Game of the Week: Smith Leads Cavs to 44-3 Win Over Miami Trace

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Click to watch Kam Smith’s 56-yard TD run.

Chillicothe’s Kam Smith ran wild including a dazzling scramble for a 56-yard touchdown in the second quarter as the Cavs earned a 44-3 win over Miami Trace Friday.

The victory was Chillicothe’s fourth straight win and sets up Frontier Athletic Conference championship game with the Jackson Ironmen October 2nd.

“Their defense played well and frustrated us” said Cavs Coach Doug Pryor. “We just had to figure things out and once we did, things really started to click. Just really happy for these guys.”

Smith finished the contest with 207 yards on 14 carries and a TD, he added 4-of-6 passing for 94 yards and a TD.

But Smith wasn’t the only bright spot for Chillicothe Friday. Taylin Scales averaged 10 yards per carry, with just over 100 yards on the ground with a score. Joel Barnes had a TD reception and Logan Snowden scooted 64-yards down the home sideline to score on a punt return.

While thing went well for Chillicothe, Miami Trace was trying to bounce back from a physical contest with Jackson last week, which saw their best running back Jayden LeBeau and best receiver Josh Gilmore on the injured list. Jerry Williams Panthers had a number of young kids in the battle. “We limped into this when we came here and we knew we’d have to find points and looked for someone to step up and it just didn’t happen” said Williams. “We have a bunch of young kids and they fought hard and they just have to learn how to persevere through some of these things and learn from these defeats like this in order to get better.”

Chillicothe’s Max Lee punched in from two yards out with 1:41 left in the first quarter. The Cavs followed with the spectacular run by Smith for a 14-0 lead.

The Panthers got on the board when Zack Warnock hit a 22-yard field goal to cut the lead to 14-3.

After that, it was all Cavaliers. Smith connected with Joel Barnes on a 61-yard bomb to go up 21-3 with 11.6 seconds remaining in the first half. Scales scored on a 7-yard run. Despite a bobbled snap resulting in a missed PAT, Jacob Coffland hit a 30-yard field goal for a 30-3 lead. Logan Snowden’s punt return made extended the lead to 37-3 and Oscar Morgan closed out scoring with a 1-yard run for the 44-3 final.

“You gotta give Miami Trace credit” said Pryor noting the Panthers were without some of their regulars in the lineup. “I know those guys woulda made a difference.”

Jackson (5-0/4-0 FAC) was a 48-7 victor over Hillsboro (0-5/0-4 FAC) to set up the FAC championship showdown Friday at Chillicothe’s Obadiah Harris Family Athletic Complex.

Miami Trace (3-2/3-1 FAC) will travel to Washington CH (2-3/2-2 FAC) Friday. The Blue Lions were 46-9 winners over McClain (0-5/0-4 FAC).

Chillicothe’s Tylin Scales rushed for just over 100 yards and a touchdown in Chillicothe’s 44-3 win over Miami Trace.

Wet Your Appetite: Restaurants Are Opening Back up

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May 15th Ohio’s restaurants can begin outdoor service as the state continues its Responsible RestartOhio phase for the food sector.

Since closing due the state’s Stay-At-Home Order, customers have been supporting local eateries through carry out orders or through online purchases such as the restaurant’s gift cards. But beginning Friday, there’ll be more face-to-face contact, albeit six feet apart, adhering to the state guidelines.

Here’s what to expect from some local restaurants, many of which have been providing carry out service, but some are re-opening for the first time since mid-March.

In many cases, restaurants are taking reservations due to limited outdoor seating. So, plan on calling ahead or check the establishment social media or websites before venturing out.

If we missed your restaurant, drop us an email: littermedia@littercorp.com and we’ll get you added to our list. 

Carl’s Townhouse: Carry out orders, 740-773-1660
Chillicothe Antique Emporium: Soda fountain orders are to go only, 10a-5p, 740-773-5427
Chillicothe Country Club: May 15th, Patio seating, carry out orders continue. www.chillicothecountryclub.com, 740-775-0150
Cozy Inn: May 21st, 11am  740-775-9195
Fire and Stone PizzeriaCarryout and curbside, 4p-8p Tue-Fri, www.fireandstonepizza.com, 740-771-4592
Hardtail Cafe & Saloon: Carry out orders, 740-253-5167
Highland’s Ice Creamery: Carryout Closed Monday; 2p-8p Tue, Wed, Thu & Sun; 2p-9p Fri & Sat; 740-779-1515 
High Five Cakes: Lobby opening TBA; taking orders online www.highfivecakes.com, 740-775-2253
Hometown HabachiContinuing carry out orders; May 21st, indoor dining. www.hometownhabachi.com 740-771-4705
Jerry’s Pizza on Paint: May 15th, Patio seating and carry out only, 11a to close. www.jerryschillicothe.com 740-773-2100 
Jerry Pizza West: Carry out only, 740-773-9378
Jimmy John’s: Curbside pickup, 10:30a-9p Mon-Sat and 10:30a-8p on Sunday  
Old Canal Smokehouse: Continuing carryout, May 21st, indoor dining, no bar seating. www.oldcanalsmokehouse.com 740-7793278
Paint Grill: May 15th, Open patio seating, 740-773-1580
Paper City Coffee: May 21st, carryout and outdoor service. R Kitchen on Paint: Beginning May 15th, only three tables outdoors. Reservations, 1 hour for lunch, 2 hours for dinner. If rain, the order will be “to go”. May 21st, indoor dining with limited reserved seating. 740-775-4555
Rost Coffee: Carry out, www.rostcoffee.com
Seven Miles Smokehouse: Carry out orders, www.7milesmokehouse.com, 740-851-4015
Steiner’s Speakeasy: May 15th, Patio seating, 25 person limit, opening at 3pm. www.steinersspeakeasy.com, 740-773-0010
Sumburger: Full curb service, www.sumburger.com, 740-772-1055
The Crosskeys Tavern: May 15th, Fish Fry, perch dinner carry out orders. Pickup and pay from alley entrance door to O’Malley’s in the rear of The Crosskeys. 740-774-4157
The Dock at Water: May 15th, Patio dining 11a-10p Seating is first come, first serve, no large groups or special table requests. www.dockatwaterst.com, 740-779-3625
The Pour House at Machinery Hall: May 15th, curbside pickup and delivery continues May 21st indoor dining, no bar seating. Menu at www.pouronchillicothe.com, 740-771-4770

Cavs Earn 62-48 Win Over Marysville

The casual observer wouldn’t have known Chillicothe hadn’t played since February 15th. There was no rust on the Cavalier offense as they racked up a 62-48 Sectional Final win over Marysville at Hatton Memorial Gymnasium. 

The Cavs’ three Musketeers, Tre Beard (19), Jayvon Maughmer (18) and Brandon Noel (12) combined for 49 points while Eli Taylor (7), Vinny Roper (4) and Kam Smith (2) gave Chillicothe the cushion necessary for the win.

Chillicothe controlled the game from the start taking a 13-5 lead after the 1st Quarter, then led 31-19 by the intermission. Marysville failed to get closer than 10 points in the second half. 

Chillicothe (19-4) has won five straight and will face Pickerington North in a District Semi-Final Wednesday at a site to be determined Sunday afternoon. The game will have a 7pm tip-off with the winner heading to the District Championship Game at Ohio Dominican University Saturday. March 7th at 11:00am.


Brandon Noel throws down two of his 12 points on night. Photo by Dan Ramey/Litter Media
Tre Beard eyes the Marysville defense before sinking two of his 19 points. Photo by Dan Ramey/Litter Media

Cavs Three-Peat In FAC

Chillicothe’s Brandon Noel jams home two of his 20 points in the Cavs’ 68-49 win over Jackson for the program’s third consecutive FAC title.

Chillicothe (17-4) scored a 68-49 victory over Jackson (18-3) Thursday to win its third straight Frontier Athletic Conference Boys Basketball Championship.
The Cavs’ Jayvon Maughmer led all scorers with 24 points and Brandon Noel tallied another 20. Caleb Wallis led Jackson with 22, including his 1,000th career point.
Chillicothe goes for a 10-0 FAC season as they wrap up with McClain in Greenfield Friday night. Jackson (8-2) hosts Athens in a non-conference battle.
Litter Media’s Dan Ramey caught up with Coach Eric Huffer after the game.
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