For the first time in a couple of years, the OHSAA State Championships went back to Canton at the newly christened Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
Tim Stried from the OHSAA spoke about this past weekend and that they will be looking at for next year in the state finals.
Hoban Knights head softball Coach Frank Voss joined the Sam Bourquin Show and talked with Sam about winning the Regional Championship, and moving forward to the State Championship Playoffs. Voss also talked about some of the players that have excelled on the Knights. Voss gave Sam some insight on how one particular pitcher on the Knights scares him saying Laney Jones refers to the pitching circle as her lair. " Usually when I go out to talk to her I ask if I can enter the lair." Voss said.
Bill Davis joins the Sam Bourquin Show to talk to Sam about the Warriors run thus far going into the state tournament. Davis talked to Sam about how the team has prepared to get to this point and how a tough schedule has helped in that preparation, "We were able to play a really tough schedule this year once again and that has a lot to do with getting us ready for this weekend." Davis said. Davis also discussed with Sam on how the win over North Canton Hoover has prepared the Warriors for the State Championship Playoffs.
The Archbishop Hoban Knights will be playing in the State Title game this Thursday night against Toledo Central Catholic following their win over Zanesville last week in the state semifinals 33-21.
Coach Tim Tyrrell joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about his team's effort and the upcoming contest with the Fighting Irish.
Tyrrell said the Knights left too much on the field, but he credited his offensive line and star running back Todd Sibley for getting things going in the second half.
"It was great for the Hoban community," Tyrrell said. "Our kids are happy, but our goal is this game coming up."
As far as the opponent, Coach Tyrrell says the Fighting Irish are a battle-tested bunch that can run the ball effectively and impose their will on people.