Tipp treats fans to CBC title, home playoff game

Beating Tippecanoe on its home field is tough enough. Doing it a night after Halloween?

It was indeed (Red) Devils’ Night as Tipp knocked off Shawnee 21-7 in a battle of unbeatens. In front of a student section and marching band decked out in Halloween costumes, Tipp treated them to a Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Division title and guaranteed a home playoff game next Friday.

For Shawnee, which hadn’t lost to Tipp in three seasons, there was consolation in also qualifying for the Division III, Region 10 playoffs. But after struggling with turnovers and miscues, the Braves will likely play on the road.

“We’ll let it hurt tonight and tomorrow morning the sun will come up,” Shawnee coach Rick Meeks said. “We’ll find out who we’re playing and get to work on them.”

Whoever plays Tipp (10-0, 5-0 CBC) will have to figure out how to stop running back Jacob Hall. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior rumbled for 219 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. His biggest run came on the first play of the second half.

Hall took the handoff on the right side and once he was through the line went untouched for a 72-yard touchdown and 21-7 lead.

“The (offensive line) did a heck of a job,” Hall said. “I don’t get that much credit (tonight) because there were some huge holes out there all night long.”

Tipp rushed for 312 yards on 39 carries and finished with 357 yards in total offense.

Shawnee (9-1, 4-1) managed 269 yards in total offense, including 142 passing and 55 rushing from quarterback Saalih Muhammad. The Braves, though, threw two interceptions, including one from the Tipp 27-yard line. They also turned the ball over on downs on the Tipp 5 and 37.

The Red Devils also came up with a key sack with 4:44 left in the fourth. On second down on the Tipp 32, the Red Devils’ Tyler Hunter got just enough of Muhammad’s feet to trip him up for an 11-yard loss. Shawnee turned it over on downs two plays later.

“I was that close to not getting him but I got him. … It feels amazing. This is the best feeling I think I’ve ever felt my whole football career,” said Hunter, who also helped pave the way for Hall and Cameron Johnson’s 51 yards on the offensive line. “I couldn’t ask for a better way to end my senior season on this field in Tipp City.”

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Sports

HS Results 1/22: Robinette posts triple-double for New Miami

Jordan Robinette’s triple-double performance helped New Miami take down SCPA 84-36 in boys basketball on Monday. Robinette tallied 11 points, 10 steals and 10 assists. Deanza Duncan led the scoring for New Miami with 21 points and Nate Hobbs tacked on 14. Girls Basketball Springboro 50, Lakota East 41: Lauren Thomas totaled nine points off the...
Surging 13th-ranked Buckeyes top Nebraska for fourth win in eight days
Surging 13th-ranked Buckeyes top Nebraska for fourth win in eight days

Keita Bates-Diop scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half and No. 13 Ohio State beat Nebraska 64-59 on Monday night, the fourth victory for the surging Buckeyes in the last eight days. The back-and-forth game had seven lead changes in the second half. A pair of foul shots by Nebraska’s James Palmer Jr. cut Ohio State&rsquo...
HS Scores 1/22: ‘Boro beats East, Tecumseh edges Miamisburg

Boys Basketball Monday’s Results New Miami 84, SCPA 36: Duncan (NM) 21; McEachin (SCPA) 14. Girls Basketball Monday’s Results Beavercreek 43, Bellbrook 28: Dilsavor (Bea) 12; Hofacker (Bel) 6. Bethel 51, Piqua 46: Hawthorn (B) 14; Stewart (P) 17. Botkins 54, Indian Lake 23: Bergman (B) 18. Brookville 39, Twin Valley South 29: Bronner (B)...
TCU rebounds in style with signature upset of No. 7 West Virginia
TCU rebounds in style with signature upset of No. 7 West Virginia

FORT WORTH — TCU men’s basketball suffered five of the most humbling losses one could imagine during the team’s first seven games of Big 12 play. Monday night had a different tune for Jamie Dixon and the Horned Frogs as they stunned No. 7 West Virginia 82-73  for their first win against the Mountaineers...
Pac-12 leads Power 5 conferences with 29 players on Super Bowl rosters
Pac-12 leads Power 5 conferences with 29 players on Super Bowl rosters

The Pac-12 has more of its players on Super Bowl 52 rosters for the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots than any other Power 5 conference. The Pac-12’s 29 players playing in Super Bowl 52 edge out the SEC’s 28. The Big Ten is second with 27. Here’s a breakdown of all the players from Pac-12 teams heading to Minneapolis...
More Stories