La Salle Goes For FB Three-Peat Tonight


Posted 12/1/2016 at 1:50 p.m.

Fans Can View Lancers Game Live on TWC SportsChannel

La Salle looks to become the first Cincinnati area high school to win three consecutive state football championships since Greater Catholic League South Division colleague Moeller captured Class AAA (big school) state titles three years in a row from 1975 to 1977, when coach Jim Hilvert’s team plays Massillon Perry in the Division II final of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Football Tournament at 7:30 tonight at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

The Lancers (12-2), who have won 10 straight games this season and 14 in a row in the postseason over the last two-plus seasons, defeated Perry, 42-0, in last year’s state title game.  La Salle enters the game playing its best football of the year, having outscored its last three opponents, 114-17, after getting by Edgewood, 23-21, in the opening round of the state playoffs.  Perry (12-2) enters the game riding a 10-game winning streak.

Fans unable to attend the game can watch it live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, the official broadcast partner of the GCL South.  TWC SportsChannel is airing all seven state finals live tonight through Saturday evening.  The games will be available statewide to TWC customers on channel 311, as well as on the TWCTV app and at  The coverage also includes 30 minute pre- and post-game shows for every state final.

The finals  schedule features GCL South member St. Xavier against Cleveland St. Ignatius in the Division I final at 8 Friday night.  St. Xavier is trying to win the school’s third state crown, having also won in 2005 and 2007.  La Salle and St. Xavier are attempting to extend the GCL South streak to five straight years having one of its four schools win a state football championship.

Tickets to both the La Salle and St. Xavier games can be purchased in advance at the participating schools.  Advance tickets are $10, with a portion of sales benefiting the corresponding school’s athletic department.  Tickets also are available on game day at the Ohio State Box Office for $15 (club level, with inside access) and $12 reserved.