Friday, November 05, 1999
Springboro (8-2) vs. Lebanon (8-2)
Today's playoff matchup
When: 7:30 p.m. today
Where: Lebanon High School, 160 Miller Road, Lebanon
Regular Season: Longtime Fort Ancient Valley Conference rivals, this was the first year the teams didn't play because Springboro joined the Mid Miami League.
Playoff History: This is Springboro's first appearance in the playoffs. Lebanon, the defending Division II state champion, has an 8-3 record in the playoffs.
Credentials: Springboro won the MML North Division championship, going 4-0. Their only losses were to Badin (7-6) and Edgewood (14-0). Lebanon finished second behind Kings in the FAVC Cardinal Division.
Key Players: Springboro: Tailback Adam Dillon, a senior who scored 14 touchdowns, rushed for a league leading 1,535 yards on 220 carries for a 7.0 average. Lebanon: Tailback Nick Singleton, the leading scorer (150 points) rusher (1,850 yards) in the FAVC with 1,850 yards on 194 carries.
Key Statistics: Springboro brings a seven-game winning streak into the game while Lebanon ended the season with a loss to Mason. The teams appear even throwing the ball with Springboro quarterback Luke Howard completing 71-of-143 passes for 807 yards while Lebanon's Casey Abrams was 64-of-114 for 1,048 yards.
›If Lebanon wins: The Warriors will likely have a rematch with Kings, the only team to beat them.
If Springboro wins: It would give the Wildcats their first ever tournament victory.