But, no hiding this very good football squad
The Loveland Athletic Boosters are involved in another cover-up. A few years ago they covered the Loveland Tiger Stadium grass field with an artificial turf at not cost to school district taxpayers. This time they have covered the unattractive underbelly of the stands at the stadium with a vinyl wrap. Booster President Jeff Williams calls it a stadium helmet. They have also recently paid for the new fitness center at the High School.
The wrap is installed in time for neighborhood rival Kings High School's Friday visit to try to spoil the Tiger's un-beaten 4-0 record. Game time is 7:30 PM. It's military service recognition night, also sponsored by the Boosters, when the game flag will be parachuted onto the field.
You know that Kings will bring a large contingent of fanatic fans to our city on Friday, and you know they should be greeted by an equally fanatic yet loving contingent of Tiger fans in the city with Love for a first name. And besides, this will be yet another chance to see the very best Tiger team in decades chase a conference title, playoff hopes, and things like season rushing records for junior and freshman running backs that have been the buzz of the greater Cincinnati area for weeks.
The Kings Knights brings a 3-1 record with them Friday, having beaten Piqua (24-23), Hamilton (28-7), and Turpin (12-9). They lost their season opener to Lebanon 17-20. DeAndre Barnett has rushed for 406 yards in 4 games. Loveland beat Lebanon 49-7 on September 6. Knight, Barnett is 5th in the conference in rushing, behind 4th place Tiger freshman, Luke Waddell with 467 yards. Leading the conference in rushing is Loveland junior, Nate Slagel with 752.
Evan Burig is perfect kicking, after 22 Tiger touchdowns. There are no kickoff stats but senior Max Mather and his long kicking game rarely gives opponents return chances. With all the Tiger scoring, Max has had plenty of practice.
The boosters can hide the underbelly of the stands, but there is no hiding that this is a must see team and football game on Friday.