When the 2017 football season begins, 12 teams will make up the Cross
County Conference. With Tri-Village and
Ft. Loramie being the two
newest members of the conference, Bradford will re-join the CCC. All
play two non-conference games before getting into the
conference schedule. CNO File Photos
Conference football gets new look
Three teams to join the conference
By George Starks
When the 2017 OHSAA football season starts it will feature three more
teams on the schedule.
Tri-Village and Ft. Loramie will be new on the Cross County Conference
scene while a familiar name, Bradford, will be re-joining the
All teams will play two non-conference games with eight in-conference
The Patriots will open up at home with Dayton Jefferson on August 25th
and will then go on the road to New Miami a week later.
Tri-Village will then welcome Bethel in week three for its first taste
of conference action. After that, the Patriots will play some
Week six, they will hook up for the second time at home with Bradford.
Last season, the two teams locked horns at Bradford, with the Roaders
coming away with a late game victory.
Week eight will see the Pats at Ft. Loramie and at Ansonia a week later
before ending the season at home with Arcanum.
Bradford will open the season at New Bremen and will then host Troy
Christian a week later for its two non-conference games before playing
at Arcanum in week three.
Bradford will face two of the best teams in the conference in weeks
seven and eight with first at Miami East then at home with Covington.
The Roaders will then hit the road for a week nine game at Bethel
before closing out at home with Ansonia.
Ft. Loramie will look to have the toughest schedule of the three
The Redskins will open their season at one of the best teams in the
They will open the CCC portion of the schedule in week three at
Covington, a 10-0 team a year ago.
Loramie will then host Miami East a week later in week four.
Other interesting non-conference games during the season will see
Covington playing at St. Henry and then at home with Minster.
Miami East will open at home with Milton-Union and then at Lehman
Mississinawa Valley will open at Union City then home with New Bremen.
This setup, in my opinion, has been a long time coming.
Bradford is finally back in the conference where it belongs and
football should have been at Tri-Village 40+ years ago.
I’ve got mixed emotions about Ft. Loramie joining the conference but
everyone needs to be somewhere. Anna found a home in the MAC and now
its Ft. Loramie’s turn.
It will be interesting to see how this new system will all pan out.
Personally, I like it because it allows for one additional
non-conference game for the teams and everyone knows the in the CCC,
non-conference wins means a huge step toward the playoff picture.