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Columbus City League South Division: Perez, Hughes lead Eastmoor Academy to 36-9 win over Briggs

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The Eastmoor Academy Warriors, Archie Griffin’s alma mater, have consistently been contenders for the Columbus City League South Division crown.

However, last year they slipped to 6-4, 5-2.

Before the season, head coach Jim Miranda decided to change from a two-back, outrun the defense team to a spread out the defense and utilize their stable of running backs in various ways through the air.

Last night against visiting Briggs in a 36-9 win, Martine Perez and Jahmal Hughes led the way.

Perez rushed for three touchdowns on 16 carries for 161 yards and Hughes passed for two more scores.

The Bruins, who drop to 1-4, 1-1, were led by Maleik Gore who was a workhorse running the ball 42 times for 158 yards.

The Warriors improve to 3-2, 2-0.

COLUMBUS CITY LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Eastmoor rolls up 20-0 halftime lead; coasts to win



One of the annual challengers to a City League South Division championship is the Eastmoor Academy Warriors.

2012 should not be any different for Archie Griffin’s alma mater.

The Warriors scored 20 unanswered points to win a non-league contest against fellow City League member Northland, 27-6.

Eastmoor Academy Warriors (file photo)

Two basketball players led Eastmoor in the game.

Daivon Barrow and Devon Edwards was too much for the Vikings.

Barrow threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to tight end Edwards. Barrow himself ran for a 26-yard score later in the contest.

Eastmoor always plays a tough non-league schedule, still has St. Charles and Dayton Thurgood Marshall on the way.


Troy Smith signs with Steelers


Troy Smith with Baltimore Ravens in 2008 (photo by Saquan Simpson via wikipedia commons)

Former Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith, a 2006 Heisman Trophy winner, has been signed to a reserve/futures contract by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Smith spent three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens from 2007-2009, beating the Steelers as a rookie starter in 2007.

Smith spent 2010 with the San Francisco 49ers.

Smith won the 2006 Heisman Memorial Trophy on December 9, 2006. He beat out sophomore RB Darren McFadden (2nd) from Arkansas and senior QB Brady Quinn (3rd), from Notre Dame.

In winning the 2006 Heisman, Smith took 86.7% of the first place votes, a record that has not been broken. His tally of 2,540 votes was the third largest behind that of the then-2005 Heisman Trophy winner, Reggie Bush of the USC (2,541 votes) and 1968 Heisman winner O. J. Simpson who also played for USC (2,853 votes). His margin of victory (1,662 votes) was also the second largest in the history of the award, eclipsed only by O.J. Simpson who won by 1,750 votes.

Troy Smith joined Les Horvath (1944), Vic Janowicz (1950), Howard “Hopalong” Cassady (1955), Archie Griffin (1974 and 1975) and Eddie George (1995) as Ohio State Heisman winners.

Smith was signed by the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League on September 2, 2011. An injury to fellow Heisman Trophy-winner Eric Crouch in the season opener, opened the door for Smith to become the starter, though the Nighthawks decided to go with Jeremiah Masoli who had been with the team longer.

Smith’s first UFL start came in Omaha’s final game of the season, a 25-19 loss to the Mountain Lions of Sacramento in the consolation round of the postseason. In the game, Smith completed 17-of-33 passes for 191 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, including a 81-yard touchdown pass to Chad Lucas.


Info compiled from staff, Radio, TV, Ohio State, United Football League & Wikipedia news

Griffin receives Ford-Kinnick Award from Big Ten Conference


Archie Griffin May 2007 (photo by Stepshep via wikipedia commons)

Archie Griffin has not played college football since the mid-1970′s, but he is still being honored for his exploits on the gridiron.

The 57-year-old two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin was named the Big Ten Conference’s first recipient of the Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award,

The award is named after the late President Gerald Ford and Iowa Heisman Trophy winner and World War II hero Nile Kinnick.

Griffin, who won the Heisman in 1974 and 1975, was given in recognition of leadership an individual has displayed after their playing career has ended.

Griffin has been president and CEO of the Ohio State Alumni Association since 2004. He has been responsible for leading several scholarship and charity organizations.

Griffin who played at Ohio State from 1972-1975, also played in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals from 1976-1982. He wrapped up his football career with the Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL in 1985.


Info compiled from Big Ten Conference, Radio & TV news

Dragons win 7-6 over Burlington; celebrates sell-out streak


Daniel Wolford wins in relief (courtesy of Dayton Dragons)

Billy Hamilton used his blazing speed to race home to score the winning run with no one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Dayton Dragons nipped the Burlington Bees, 7-6 on Saturday night.

The win was the sixth straight for Dayton who improved to 20-9 in the second half and 55-43 overall.

The Dragons win occured on a night when the team celebrated their all-time sports record sell-out streak, featuring appearances by the team owners, Magic Johnson and Archie Griffin. Cincinnati Reds players Chris Heisey, Drew Stubbs and Logan Ondrusek, all former Dragons, made a special appearance on the field during the game after arriving via helicopter from Cincinnati. Former Reds George Foster, Eric Davis and Bill Doran all participated in the festivities. A crowd of 8,859 were in attendance at Fifth Third Field.

The Dragons had built a 5-1 lead in the first two innings.

Daniel Wolford (5-1), the third Dragons pitcher of the game, earned the win pitching 2.2 innings of scoreless relief.


Info courtesy of the Dayton Dragons

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