You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Greeneview smothers Southeastern


At times it seemed like there was more than one Dalton Caudill on the football field Friday night.

The 6-foot-4, 209-pound senior safety pestered for three first-half interceptions and hauled in a 51-yard touchdown pass as Greeneview High School turned an early 42-0 lead into a 56-0 rout of Southeastern.

“He’s a big-play player,” Rams coach Neal Kasner said of Caudill. “He’s an explosive athlete. He only had one (pick) coming into tonight, but he’s a very good athlete who, on any given night, can do something like that.”

Rams quarterback Chance Frye put the game away in just over two quarters’ work, rushing for five TDs (3, 75, 45, 20 and 2 yards), passing for two more (20, 51), and all the while appearing thoroughly oblivious to the cold.

“I felt great,” said Frye, who hit Mason Gallagher on the 20-yard score. ““Everybody’s working hard. Everything on offense feels great, but I think our best football is still to come.”

With the win, Greeneview jumped to 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the Ohio Heritage Conference, and took a 6-5 series lead over the Trojans in their last 11 meetings.

But Greeneview’s Division V playoff hopes carry longshot odds, due mainly to a trio of mid-season losses to Cedarville, West Liberty-Salem, and state-ranked Triad.

“It’s going to be tough, but we’re not mathematically eliminated yet,” Kasner said. “It’s possible, but it’s going to be tough. A lot of things have to bounce our way.”

Greeneview entered Friday’s game at No. 12 in Division V, Region 18 computer points. The Rams and their 6.8125 points trail No. 8 Waynesville (11.275) with only a game against Mechanicsburg remaining.

West Jefferson leads the region at 15.55.

“I feel like we do have a shot (at playoffs) if we beat Mechanicsburg,” Frye said. “It feels amazing, knowing we might be able to do something that hasn’t been done in a long time.”

Greeneview is bidding for its first postseason appearance since 1996.

“Honestly, we feel we have a good chance to make it in and do something no team here has done in a long time,” Caudill said.

Frye entered Friday’s game leading his team in both passing (62 of 115 for 1,162 yards) and rushing (121 carries, 783 yards), and was once again an unstoppable, two-way threat.

“I think we’re playing our best football right now,” said Kasner, whose team has outscored its opponents, 305-182. “This team has been getting better all year. We got better this time out and now we’ve got to get better again and go out and get this next one.”

Adrian Harding added the Rams’ other first-half score on a 1-yard run in a 21-0 opening quarter.

Plagued by penalties and unable to generate offense, Southeastern (1-8, 1-5) dropped its fourth game in a row.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in

Serena Williams responds to Ilie Nastase's comments on her unborn child
Serena Williams responds to Ilie Nastase's comments on her unborn child

Serena Williams has responded to comments about her unborn child that were made by retired tennis pro Ilie Nastase on Saturday at a news conference ahead of  the Romania Fed Cup playoff against Great Britain, according to ESPN. Nastase, who is the captain of the Romania team, reportedly made a comment in Romanian that was clearly audible to other...
Last year’s Bengals first-round pick itching to get back on field
Last year’s Bengals first-round pick itching to get back on field

No one in the Cincinnati Bengals locker room is more eager to get back to work this season than cornerback William Jackson, the team’s 2016 first-round pick who missed all of his rookie year with a pectoral injury. “I’m itching, I’m itching, I’m ready to get out there now,” Jackson said Monday as the Bengals began...
Another video surfaces of Pacman Jones arrest
Another video surfaces of Pacman Jones arrest

Another video has surfaced from the arrest of Bengals cornerback Adam Jones on Jan. 3. TMZ released bodycam video of a tense situation in which an officer is trying to explain to Jones why he was being arrested for assault. At one point, the officer interrupts an angry Jones by saying, “You want to have a conversation? Have a conversation. Quit...
Here’s how $30 a month will get you into every Reds game for the rest of the season
Here’s how $30 a month will get you into every Reds game for the rest of the season

The Cincinnati Reds are offering a new way for fans to get tickets to home games this season. The team announced Monday the “Top 6 Ball Park Pass,” a feature that will allow fans to attend as many games as they want and sit in the top six rows of Great American Ball Park for a flat fee of $29.99 per month. Fans who join the program will...
3 stats that explain the Cincinnati Reds first 3 weeks
3 stats that explain the Cincinnati Reds first 3 weeks

Three weeks into the regular season, the Cincinnati Reds are squarely… involved in the regular season.  A hot start followed by a 3-7 homestand will do that, right?  Anyway, they are a half-game out of first place by only 1.5 games ahead of last-place Milwaukee and Pittsburgh.  Here are three stats that show why the Reds are just...
More Stories