Saturday, November 06, 1999

Huber Heights Wayne (9-1) vs. Fairfield (8-2)

Tonight's playoff preview

        • When: 7 tonight.

        • Where: Fairfield Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr., Fairfield.

        • Tickets: $5.

        • Regular Season: Teams did not play and had no common opponents. They did scrimmage in the preseason, with Fairfield winning 21-14.

        • Playoff History: This will be Fairfield's third appearance, the last coming in 1986 when the Indians captured the state title. They have a 4-1 record in postseason play. Huber Heights Wayne has never won a game in five previous playoff appearances.

        • Credentials: Wayne averages 42.7 points a game. But the Warriors defense is suspect against the run, having given up 2,150 yards on the ground. It has limited opponents to 736 passing while allowing 96 points.

        Fairfield racked up 262 points and gave up 113. The Indians defense allows an average of only 52 yards through the air.

        • Key Players: Fairfield: Earl Haynes has been outstanding. He has scored 26 touchdowns and rushed for 1,983 yards on 317 carries (6.3 average).

        Wayne: Quarterback Derek Jones, a 6-3, 175 pound senior, has completed 103 of 161 passes for 1,674 yards and 22 touchdowns. Earnest Tucker is the leading back, rushing for 1,074 yards on 135 carries. Ohio State-bound receiver John Hollins has caught 40 passes for 821 yards (20.5 average).

        • Key Statistics: This game will be determined by Wayne's ability to stop Haynes, or Fairfield's success against a strong Wayne passing game.

        • If Wayne wins: It will break a five-game postseason losing streak and earn the Warriors a shot at either Moeller or St.Xavier.

        • If Fairfield wins: The Greater Miami Conference Indians will gain respectability for a league that has been down the past few seasons.


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Centerville 35, Mason 31
Edgewood 63, McNicholas 28
Kings 32, Vandalia Butler 23
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Beechwood 44, Raceland 12
Bellevue 55, Paris 20
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Highlands 68, Anderson County 14
Holmes 41, Franklin Co. 25
Lou. Fern Creek 12, Boone Co. 0
Ludlow 37, Nicholas County 24
Newport Central Catholic 35, Berea 13
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Mechanicsburg (7-3) vs. CCD (10-0)
Moeller (6-4) vs. St. Xavier (9-0)
Oak Hills (7-3) vs. Elder (8-1)
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Enquirer's final polls
19 area teams make playoffs
Expanded playoffs promise November Madness
St. X, Elder, Moeller carry GCL flag