Saturday, November 06, 1999

Madeira (9-1) vs. Indian Hill (9-1)

Tonight's playoff preview

        • When: 7 tonight.

        • Where: Indian Hill Stadium, 6845 Drake Rd., Indian Hill.

        • Tickets: $5.

        • Regular Season: Madeira beat Indian Hill 26-0 the third week of the season. The CHL ended in a three-way tie with Wyoming, Madeira and Indian Hill all at 6-1.

        • Playoff History: Both teams will be making their second appearance in the playoffs. Madeira last qualified in 1982 and suffered a first-round loss. Indian Hill also lost in the first round, in 1996.

        • Credentials: Revenge will be the motive for an Indian Hill team that came on strong the final four weeks of the season. In that first meeting, Indian Hill's defense had trouble containing Madeira's option, and a repeat performance would spell defeat. But Indian Hill coach Kevin Siple has made several personnel changes on offense that proved to turn the tide.

        • Key Players: Indian Hill: Quarterback Vic Janning (80-of-144 for 1,127 yards) and tailback Jeremy Hamilton (920 yards rushing on 178 carries and 15 touchdowns).

        Madeira: Quarterback Tim Dooley is the key to the option. Besides rushing for nearly 500 yards, he has completed 53 of 95 passes for 763 yards. Eric Groll is the leading scorer and ground gainer with 763 yards and 12 TDs.

        • Key Statistics: Based on season points scored and points allowed, this is the most evenly matched game in the playoffs. Indian Hill has scored 298 points and allowed 128 while Madeira scored 302 and gave up 124 points.

        • If Madeira wins: It will be the Mustangs' first playoff victory.

        • If Indian Hill wins: The Braves will remain the hottest Division IV team in Cincinnati and one of the favorites to earn a spot in the championship game.

        • The quote: “For us to win, we must find a way to stop their triple option,” Siple said. “Their quarterback, Dooley, reads the defense well and makes a lot of good decisions.”


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