WATCH: Dunbar, Miamisburg, Wayne among football teams at Dayton Flyers 7-on-7 passing competition


It was the appetizer before dinner Monday at Welcome Stadium. Two weeks before two-a-day practices start for area high school football teams, the Dayton Flyers hosted some of the top local squads in a 7-on-7 competition.

The morning session featured Wayne, Miamisburg, Coldwater, Dunbar, Greenville and Indian Lake.

»RELATED: Top 7 players in Coldwater football history

For run-oriented teams like Miamisburg, these predominantly passing competitions offer a unique learning experience.

»RELATED: Area high school football recruiting roundup

“We come primarily for the defensive part of it,” Miamisburg coach Steve Channell said. “We want to find out who can play on the back end in the secondary so that’s really our focus when we come to these.”

The marquee matchup in the morning was a final-game showdown between Dunbar and Wayne. The Wolverines and Warriors showcase arguably the top two receivers in the state and Wayne’s L’Christian Smith and Dunbar’s Joseph Scates didn’t disappoint. Smith ranks fourth in the state and Scates sixth in the Class of 2018, according to 247sports.com.

RELATED: Top 7 players in Wayne High School history

Smith, who could be leaning toward Ohio State, made several nice catches while Scates, who was sporting an Alabama T-shirt, led the Wolverines to the win.

Dunbar coach Darren Powell admitted it was nice to get back on the field after months of off-field issues, including Dayton Public Schools being put on three-year probation by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

“I’m very happy to be back working for the season,” Powell said. “We need to get ready for week one.”

»RELATED: DPS re-hires Darran Powell as football coach

Coaches are allowed 10 days of non-padded instruction during the summer months.

Two-a-day workouts are set to begin on Monday, July 31. The regular season begins the week of Aug. 22.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Gennett’s walk-off homer lifts Reds to second straight win over Braves
Gennett’s walk-off homer lifts Reds to second straight win over Braves

Second baseman Scooter Gennett picked the perfect time to locate his power stroke. Gennett’s second home run of the game – and the season – helped the Reds overcome a bullpen meltdown and pull out a 9-7, 12-inning win over the Atlanta Braves before a crowd of 14,139 pizza-appreciating fans at Great American Ball Park. The recently...
Saquon Barkley posts picture of new daughter Jada Clare Barkley on Instagram
Saquon Barkley posts picture of new daughter Jada Clare Barkley on Instagram

Still got it! Arkansas beats Texas Tech for fifth win against top-5 team this season
Still got it! Arkansas beats Texas Tech for fifth win against top-5 team this season

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Probably should not have needed evidence, but for those who did, take a look at Arkansas baseball Tuesday night. The Diamond Hogs, straight off a 3-game sweep at the hands of Mississippi State in Starkville, dispatched the No. 4 team in the nation, 5-1. Yeah, Dave Van Horn’s team is still good...
HS Scores 4/24: ‘Burg lacrosse routs Miami Valley, Alter blanks McNick

PREP RESULTS Baseball Monday’s Results Coldwater 9, Elida 2 Dayton Christian 7, Legacy Christian 2 Fort Loramie 13, Botkins 4 Tuesday’s Results Benjamin Logan 9, Indian Lake 8 Coldwater 7, New Bremen 4 St. Henry 11, Delphos St. John 3 Versailles 12, New Knoxville 2 Softball Monday’s Results Fort Loramie 12, Botkins 0 Tuesday&rsquo...
HS Roundup 4/24: Ben Logan softball bests Indian Lake

Benjamin Logan softball ousted Indian Lake, 10-5, in CBC play. Grace Deardruff picked up the win on the mound, also tallying two runs and two hits. Jaz McKeen paved the way for the offense, collecting four hits, two RBIs, one double and one run. Kinzie Jones tacked on three hits and two runs, running for a triple in the win. Kiersten Maxwell rounded...
More Stories