Many area high school sports teams have adjusted their schedules on Friday to avoid a conflict with the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. Ohio State (11-2) will play Southern Cal (11-2) at 8:30 p.m. at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (ESPN).
That’s usually prime Friday night time for high school basketball. Ohio school officials learned long ago to avoid scheduling against OSU football or risk a wee gate.
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Trotwood-Madison adjusted its tripleheader boys basketball schedule against visiting Wayne on Friday. The opening freshman game is now at 3 p.m., followed by the JV at 4:30 p.m. and a great varsity showdown at 6 p.m. Trotwood (5-1) is averaging 94.8 points and has lost only at Akron St.-Vincent St. Mary’s, 81-71. The Irish also beat the Rams in last season’s D-II state title game.
Wayne (7-0) is perfect in Nate Martindale’s debut as the Warriors’ coach. The teams last played in January 2016, with Wayne winning 82-61.
Trotwood also will award D-III football state championship medals to team members at halftime of the varsity game. Trotwood defeated Dresden Tri-Valley 27-19 to complete a 15-0 season and win its second state title in program history earlier this month at Canton.
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Tripleheader tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and doors will open at 2:15 p.m. Friday. Presale tickets also will be sold at the high school’s main office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday’s affected events:
• Beavercreek at Xenia boys basketball: 2 p.m. freshmen; 3:30 p.m. JV; 5 p.m. varsity.
• Bellefontaine at Northmont boys basketball: rescheduled for Sat., Feb. 10.
• Botkins at Anna boys basketball: 5 p.m. JV; varsity 15 minutes after JV ends.
• Catholic Central at West Liberty-Salem boys basketball: 5 p.m. JV; 6:30 p.m. varsity.
• Dayton Christian at Carlisle boys basketball: 5 p.m. JV; 6:15 p.m. varsity.
• Dixie at National Trail boys basketball: 5 p.m. JV; 6:30 p.m. varsity.
• Houston at Minster boys basketball: 5 p.m. JV; 6:30 p.m. varsity.
• Indian Lake at New Bremen boys basketball: 6 p.m. JV; varsity to follow.
• Legacy Christian at Northeastern boys basketball: 4:30 p.m. JV; 6 p.m. varsity.
• Ponitz at Springfield boys basketball: 3 p.m. freshmen; 4:30 p.m. JV; 6 p.m. varsity.
• Sidney at Urbana boys basketball: 2 p.m. freshmen; 3:30 p.m. JV; 5 p.m. varsity.
• Southeastern at Mechanicsburg boys basketball: 4 p.m. JV; 5:30 p.m. varsity.
• Wayne at Trotwood-Madison boys basketball: 3 p.m. freshmen; 4:30 p.m. JV; 6 p.m. varsity.
• West Clermont at Fairfield boys basketball: 6 p.m. varsity.