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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Week 6 Preview - West Holmes at Orrville

Who: Orrville Red Riders (4-1, 2-0 in OCC) vs. West Holmes Knights (1-4, 0-2 in OCC)
Where: Red Rider Stadium, Orrville
When: Friday October 1st, 7:00pm

All Time Series: Orrville leads 25-12 (Click here for detail)
Last Meeting: 2009 (Orrville won 42-0)
Last Week: Orrville beat Mansfield Senior 28-14, West Holmes lost to Ashland 53-14.)

Coaches: Kevin Maltarich is in his first year as Knights head coach. Doug Davault is 36-15 midway through his 5th season as Orrville head coach.
Broadcast:  Game will be aired on TheVoiceof  Click here starting at 6:40pm on Friday night.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thoughts after Week 5...The "We'll take it" edition

Another week in the books and the 2010 regular season is half over. The Riders are 4-1 (2-0 in the Ohio Cardinal Conference)....but far from where they want to be in terms of a playoff-ready team.  Let's talk about the 28-14 win over Mansfield Senior and another dominating performance by the "Red Curtain" defense.  We'll also address the sputtering of the offense over the last few weeks.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Week 5 Preview: Mansfield Senior at Orrville

Who: Orrville Red Riders (3-1, 1-0 in OCC) vs. Mansfield Senior Tygers (3-1, 0-1 in OCC)
Where: Red Rider Stadium - Orrville, OH
When: Friday September 24th, 7:00pm

All Time Series: Orrville leads 8-5 (Click here for detail) Orrville has won 4 straight in the series and 5 of the last 6 meetings.
Last Meeting: 2009 (Orrville won 32-3)
Last Week: Orrville beat Lexington 21-14, Senior lost to Clear Fork 28-20.

Coaches: Tyger coach Chioke Bradley is in his 1st season. Orrville coach Doug Davault is his 5th season and is 35-15 overall.
On Air: None (wish there was a Red Rider Radio Network for games like this.)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thoughts After Week 4...Plus Bobby Knight.

Sorry for being a day late on this one....I know it's how all of you wind down on your Sunday evening and prepare for another week leading up to Red Rider football.  Thanks to all of you, ok just one of you, who reminded me and kept me on the ball.

Anyway....another week, another win...ho-hum right?  Great start to the Ohio Cardinal Conference portion of the schedule, and just like last years win over Lexington, it's a big hurdle cleared on what is hopefully a 6-week run to the playoffs and maybe even an OCC title (something that Orrville has never won outright).

Let's talk about it all.

(Picture courtesy of Rod Dilyard.  Great work as always, Rod.  His full gallery can be viewed and purchased here.)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Week 4 Preview - Orrville at Lexington

Who: Orrville Red Riders (2-1, 0-0) vs. Lexington Minutemen (3-0, 0-0)
Where: Lexington Stadium (click here for map & directions)
When: Friday September 17th, 7:00pm

All Time Series: Orrville leads 6-5. (Click here for detail)
Last Meeting: 2009 (Orrville won 41-21)
Last Week: Orrville lost to Copley 34-33 (2 OT), Lexington beat North Canton Hoover 10-7.

Coaches: BJ Payne is in his 5th season as Minutemen head coach, his overall record is 30-15. Doug Davault is also in his 5th season for Orrville, with an overall record of 34-15.

Radio: The game will be streaming on Click here for their schedule page and also for a link to the game. It also appears that if you have a smart phone (Droid, Blackberry or iPhone), you can download the WMFD app and listen to the game that way too.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thoughts after Week 3

After sending the final text message update of the evening...reporting the 34-33 Copley win in double overtime, I received a reply that summed it up perfectly.



Let's discuss it. I'll always be here, after big wins and tough losses.

(Photo courtesy of  Gallery of 8 pictures can be viewed here.  Local photographer Rod Dilyard's pictures can be viewed and purchased here.)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The General...coming to town for a "Night with Knight"

I know everyone already knows about this, but do you realize the "Night with Knight" is just a week away?

Got your tickets yet?

Here's all the info you need should you choose to spend an evening with an Orrville alum & college basketball's all-time winningest coach.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Week 3 Preview: Orrville at Copley

Who: Orrville Red Riders (2-0) vs. Copley Indians (2-0)
Where: Copley-Fairlawn Stadium (Click here for directions)
When: Friday September 10th, 7pm

All Time Series: Orrville leads the all-time 24-12, including the last 4 wins in a row (Click here for detail).
Last Meeting: 2009 (Orrville won 32-13)
Last Week: Orrville defeated Triway, 41-19, Copley beat Cleve. JFK, 38-21.

Coaches: Doug Davault is in his 5th year as Orrville head coach, his overall record is 34-14, including a perfect 4-0 against Copley. Ron Viscounte is in his 4th year at Copley with an overall record of 12-20.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thoughts after Week 2 - That was fun wasn't it?

These kinds of wins are the best ones to talk about.  What an improvement from week 1 to week 2.....and for the first time since the 2000 season, your Red Riders are 2-0.

Credit for the picture (click to see fullsize) goes to local photographer Rod Dilyard.  Check out his complete gallery here.

I guess it's time to load up the bandwagon and talk about all this.

Friday, September 3, 2010

About that "Triway never winning at Orrville" thing...They Have.

So much for the undefeated streak against Triway at Red Rider Stadium. It's happened already. The year was 1975. Read on for the full explanation.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Week 2 Preview - Triway Titans vs Orrville Red Riders

Who: Orrville Red Riders (1-0) vs. Triway Titans (1-0)
Where: Red Rider Stadium, Orrville
When: Friday Sept. 3th, 7pm

Radio: This is the WQKT 104.5 'Game of the Week.'  Game will also be streamed online at
All Time Series: Orrville leads 31-6 (Series detail here)

Last Meeting: 2009 (Triway won 28-14)
Last Week: Orrville beat Northwest 24-22, Triway beat West Holmes 48-6

Coach Records: Doug Davault is 33-14 and in his 5th season as head coach of Orrville. Tony Lee is 9-3 in his 2nd season as Triway head coach.