New Richmond, Southern Buckeye American football champion, recalls banner season

New Richmond’s Lions were the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division varsity football champions. Members of the squad are front row, from left, manager James Mahan, Robbie Lemar, Nick Hill Jeff Snider, Jacob Gundler, Derrick Dillow, Danny Scholz, Cory English, Tyler Loyd, Jay Glueck, Will Hayward, and Connor Tidball; second row, assistant coaches Pat Fagan, Rick Mahan, and Kyle Schnee, Brylee Emerson, Kyle Weeks, Eric Scholz, Levi Simpson, head coach Dan Scholz, and assistant coaches Joe Piening and Chuck Warden; row three, Isiah Young, Jay Troy, Clay Loadman, Jacob Hurst, Alex Sharp, James White, Les Brewer, and Jake Hauke; fourth row, Nathan Snider, Alex Horn, Jacob Carnahan, Quinn Jetter, Jimmy Snider, Dalton Henderson, Tyler Anderson, Derek Gelter, and Evan Brigner; fifth row, Kenny Booker, Austin Campbell, Drake Kimberly, Will Lytle, Pierce Burnam, Cody Catron, Rusty Brittain, Malik Davis, and Patrick Richardson; and sixth row, Chad Nort, J. R. Forsee, Chance Silcott, Cole Bird, Kevin Scholz, Matt Forsee, Autumn Clark, Colt Reese, and Josh Trivett. Not pictured, assistant coaches Tim Dunn, Greg Hawkins, Dave Schnee, Buddy Stark, and Zach Taylor.
New Richmond was the champion of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division football race and earned the best overall regular season record of any varsity grid squad among Clermont County high schools.

Dan Scholz, head coach of the Lions said, “I’m extremely proud of the effort. We ended the season with an eight-game winning streak. That says a lot about our senior leadership and our captains.

“We were disappointed by just missing making the state playoffs, but we definitely represented New Richmond football very well.

“The kids bought into the program. I’m very proud of their work ethic. They did the work it took for us to have our fifth winning season in a row. In the league we’ve lost just two games in four years.

“I’m so proud of what we have been able to do. I’m proud of our staff and the tremendous work they do and what we all do together.”