Created on Thursday, 19 September 2013 Written by AARON LaBATT
It has been an impressive start to the season for Triad’s football team this fall, but now is when the wins have an added meaning.
That is because the Cardinals, who are ranked fourth in the first Division VII state poll, are turning to their next goal of becoming Ohio Heritage Conference champions. That quest begins Friday when they host Northeastern in their league opener at 7 p.m. It will also be Triad’s first home game.
“It is vitally important to win this Friday and every Friday from here on out if we want a chance to win the OHC,” said Triad head coach Payton Printz. “There is a lot of parity in the league this year, with about six teams that could win it. That makes every league win important.”
The Cardinals (3-0) have been on fire this fall as they prepare to enter league play. They beat Division IV squad Indian Lake 28-7 in the season opener, held off a strong Division V team in Marion Pleasant 27-20 in Week 2 and then blasted Fairbanks 40-7 a week ago. And they did it all on the road.
“I believe our leadership and experience have played important parts in our fast start,” said Printz. “This is a very cohesive team that has a tremendous amount of Friday night experience.”
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