Friday, November 05, 1999
Twin Valley South (9-1) vs. Batavia (10-0)
Today's playoff matchup
When: Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Batavia High School, 1 Bulldog Place, Batavia.
Regular Season: Batavia went undefeated for the first time and claimed the Southern Buckeye Conference title.
Playoff History: This is the first appearance for both teams.
Credentials: Playing against Division III and IV schools, Batavia passed every test, beating New Richmond and Hillsboro.
Key Players: Batavia: Chad Kelley and Chris Kent, both inside linebackers and the Bulldogs leading tacklers, are also the key offensive players. A tailback, Kelley has rushed for 1,025 yards while Kent has compelted 84-of-143 passes for 1,336 yards.
Twin Valley South: Quarterback Brad Lindloff has passed for 1,063 yards and rushed for 719 while the defense has intercepted 27 passes. However, tailback Tom Byrd, the leading rusher with 1,314 yards, may miss the game due to an injury.
Key Statistics: If Batavia has an advantage, it's on defense with the Bulldogs allowing only 110 yards a game while Twin Valley South allows more than 210 yards.
If Batavia wins: the Bulldogs will probably play Milford Center Fairbanks, an undefeated team with an identical record.
If Twin Valley South wins: it will give the school a single season record 10th victory.