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HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE, Live this morning at 10:45, Jackson Center vs. Africentric on our website

 

Shawon Wilson, Africentric

HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE returns to the airwaves this morning after a week’s hiatus.

The Ohio Division IV State semifinals from the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State, as the Jackson Center Tigers (26-0) take on Columbus City League South Division member, Africentric Nubians.

Game time is 10:45 a.m. live on the website. You can LISTEN LIVE by clicking here.

If the link fails, here’s another way to listen to the game live.

Go to the HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE page in the upper right hand corner, click it and scroll down to the March 22 game and click listen and the game comes up there. We’ll be on the air 30 minutes before the game with our usual information.

Africentric head coach Michael Bates

Jackson Center, from Jackson Center, Ohio in Shelby County, plays in the Shelby County League where they were the champions. Other members include, the Anna Rockets, Botkins Trojans, Sidney Fairlawn Jets, Fort Loramie Redskins, Houston Wildcats and the Russia Raiders.

Hosie Smith, Africentric

To get to the Division IV Final Four, the Tigers, coached by athletic director Scott Elchert, beat Tri-Village in overtime in the district championship game, St. Henry in the regional semifinals and Dayton Jefferson in the regional finals.

They are led by senior Andy Hoying, the Southwest District Player of the Year. Their other starters include senior Tony Opperman, juniors Alex Meyer, Trey Elchert and Eric Ryder.

Off the bench, Jackson Center turns to freshman Gavin Wildermuth and junior Levi Winner.

Justin Miller, Africentric

The Tigers are very stingy on defense, giving up a shade over 40 points a game.

Jackson Center is making their third trip to Columbus and the Final Four, but their first since their championship year of 1985.

They are one of only two unbeaten schools left in the State of Ohio.

The Africentric Nubians are 22-3 and members of the Columbus City League South Division where they were runnerups to champion Walnut Ridge. Two of their losses were to the Scots and the other was to Division III powerhouse Bloom-Carroll.

The Nubians are making their third trip to the State’s Final Four and second straight. Last year, they lost to eventual Division III champion Cincinnati Taft.

In their tournament run, Africentric have outscored opponents 78.7 to 34.3 points per game in 6 wins over Columbus International, Gilead Christian, Northside Christian, Millersport, Newark Catholic and Beaver Eastern.

Trevon Saunders, Africentric

Beaver Eastern scored 43 points on the Nubians in the regional final and those are the most their given up in the tournament in one game.

The Nubians, who will play 10-15 players to wear the opponent down, are led by juniors Kenny Robinson, Trevon Saunders, Kejuan Skinner-Byrd, Cyquil Tucker and Newshawn Walls. Top seniors include Fuquan Tucker, Delquan Black, Hosie Smith, Justin Miller and freshman Jaquan Harrison.

Kenny Robinson, Africentric

The winner of the Jackson Center-Africentric game will play the winner of the Berlin Hiland (24-1)-Arlington (23-3) game on Saturday morning at 10:30.

HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE is brought to you by majority sponsor, SWIFT TAX SERVICES.

 

 

 

 

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT: Warren Shields, LB/FB North Union High School Wildcats football team

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Warren Shields North Union High School (megasportsnews.com)

The small town of Richwood, Ohio is very proud of their football team, the North Union Wildcats.

Most of you probably wonder where Richwood, Ohio is? Richwood is actually a village in the northern portion of Union County, a population of 2,156 people according to the 2000 U.S. Census. It is located between Marysville and Marion on State Route 37.

They have a very good football team that plays in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference, Red Division which includes: Buckeye Valley, Marion Elgin, Highland and Marion River Valley.

Warren Shields' number painted on the stadium's walkway (megasportsnews.com)

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The Wildcats are so good that they’re the Number 1 team in the latest Division V poll at 7-0. But not far behind are several other teams around the Columbus, Ohio area: Fredericktown, West Jefferson, Fairbanks, Grandview and this week’s opponent for North Union, the Cardington Pirates.

Our feature guest, Warren Shields is one of the leaders of the team.

He was the 2009 Co-Defensive Player of the Year for Division V. Shields had 115 tackles, 20 for losses. Also in 2009, playing in the Wing-T formation, he rushed for 682 yards and 8 touchdowns.

North Union High School (megasportsnews.com)

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At 6’3, 180, his head football coach, Jesse Miller, says Shields has the ‘AMAZING WILL TO WIN.” Coach Miller says that he has speed, strength and explosiveness that you very rarely see on the Division V level. Believe it or not, there has not been any NCAA Division I interest for Warren as of yet. But there’s still time for the recruiters to notice him.

Speaking of the North Union football team. Between 1976 and 2005, they posted only three winning seasons. But since 2005, they produced five straight. In 2006, the Wildcats were 6-4, their first winning season in seven years. When head coach Jesse Miller came aboard in 2008, they were 7-3. In 2009, they made the jump to 10-1, 9-0 and first in the MOAC Red Division and played in their first-ever playoff game at home. But guess who the opponent was? None other than that football-factory known as St. Henry, who beat North Union, 28-3.

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Wildcats practicing field goals (megasportsnews.com)

In 2010, North Union is outscoring opponents at last count 280-40 (according to sources). They’ve beaten Milford Center Fairbanks, Sparta Highland, Marion Pleasant, Galion Northmor, Mount Gilead, Marion River Valley and last week’s opponent, Marion Elgin, 35-0.

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Warren Shields is having another solid season for North Union. On defense over 70 tackles, 7 for losses, 3 sacks, 2 caused fumbles and a fumble recovery. On offense, he has rushed over 600 yards, a 6.4 yards per carry and 10 touchdowns.