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NEW MIDDLETOWN, OH – The Springfield Tigers are back in the Division VI State Championship game for the second consecutive year and that can be correlated to the senior class keeping their hunger and drive to get back there and. this time, come away with a championship! The Tigers have many senior leaders on the field at any given moment but one player sticks out because he is able to get everyone on the same page vocally but also can lead by example through his play and that player is senior running back and outside linebacker, Clayton Nezbeth.

Clayton has been able to lead on the field with his play by always being in the right spot when needed. He is known for his running abilities but also how well he can catch coming out of the backfield and how he is able to get solid blocks for his teammates. Defensively, Nezbeth is always lurking and has the ability to find the ball wherever it might be at and can cover the necessary ground to either make the play himself or assist on a tackle when needed!

This season, Clayton has 67 carries for 511 yards for an average of 7.6 yards per carry and 9 touchdowns on the ground. Nezbeth is also averaging 16 yards per reception with 3 receiving touchdowns this season. Defensively, Clayton has been all over the field, collecting 106 total tackles and 2 fumble recoveries.

YSN’s own, DJ Yokley, had the opportunity to catch up with Clayton this week via video chat to discuss this season so far, what he thinks the Tigers need to do to bring home a state title, what his thoughts were from the Fort Frye game, and much much more!

Take a few minutes to check out this exclusive player profile with Springfield Tigers senior star, Clayton Nezbeth!




NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio –Last season, the Springfield Tigers played host to the Mogadore Wildcats at South Range High School for the 2019 Region 21 title, a game in which the Tigers would come out on top, 35-21. Almost one year later, these two teams would face off for the chance to go back to the regional final.

Receiving the ball first, the Tigers came out hot. Moving the rock at will on their first drive, star quarterback, Beau Brungard, broke one through the middle of the Mogadore defense and into the endzone from over 40 yards out. The fans erupted, the fireworks were set off, but a holding call would delay the first score of the game. Just a few plays later, the Tigers would come up short on 4th down and 1.

The ensuing Wildcat possession would not last long as the always stout Tigers defense would force a three and out. Taking over in their own territory, the Brungard bunch would go right back to work. A grueling 10 play drive would be capped by an 8-yard touchdown run from Brungard, putting the Tigers ahead 7-0 with 27 seconds left in the 1st.

After kicker Clayton Medvec’s kickoff was booted into the endzone for a touchback, Mogadore would start their second drive at their own 25. Once again, the Tigers would get the ball back quickly. The Tigers defensive front was able to wreak havoc on the Wildcats all night long, coming up with their first of 5 sacks on the night with Mogadore facing 3rd and long.

With the ball back in his hands, Brungard kept things rolling with a perfect pass to Lukas Yemmato get the offense in another goal to go situation and just two plays later, the Tigers were back into the endzone for their second score of the night, this time via a LT like leap over the pile by running back Clayton Nezbeth from one-yard out.

On their opening drive of the second half, Mogadore had made some adjustments and were rolling into Tiger territory. Full back Tyler Knight was having his way to start the half, throwing defenders off left and right, pushing Mogadore into Springfield territory for the first time of the night. However, Knight’s hard nose running would come back to bite him. Stiff arming one defender, Knight left the ball loose from his body, allowing Brungard to make a big play on the defensive side, stripping it right out of the hands of Knight.

While Springfield failed to score in the second half on the offensive side, the defense would come up big. With 7 minutes and 8 seconds remaining in the game, Clayton Nezbeth would record his second touchdown of the game, this time from a scoop and score, courtesy a strip sack from a Tiger defensive lineman.

Although they were down by 3 scores, the Wildcats did not go quietly into the night. On their final drive, Mogadore quarterback, Kody Jaber would connect with wide out Tucker Marmash 4 times for 88 yards. Despite their success through the air, the Wildcats were unable to put points on the board, cementing the final score in favor of the Tigers, 21-0.



Beau Brungard 3 completions 59 yards 13 carries 84 yards 1 TD

Clayton Nezbeth – 9 carries 45 yards 1 Rushing TD 1 Defensive TD

Austin Tindell – 9 carries 60 yards

Lukas Yemma – 2 catches 57 yards


Kody Jaber – 6 completions 98 yards 2 carries 11 yards

Tyler Knight – 10 carries 73 yards 1 lost fumble

Tucker Marmash – 5 catches 94 yards


Springfield: It’s back to the Regional Final for the Tigers. Springfield will play host to the NorwayneBobcats (9-0), who were able to defeat Wickliffe(8-1) 20-13 to secure their spot in the Regional Final.

*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson


NORTH JACKSON OH- Another season, another undefeated record for the Springfield Tigers. They came in to week 6 still needing a win to earn an outright championship in the MVAC. They left no doubts in anyone’s mind who would be crowned in the end with a dominating 44-8 victory.

Beau Brungard threw for 185 yards and four touchdowns. Three of those scores found his favorite target of the night Jake Joyce. Joyce totaled 62 receiving yards. Clayton Nezbeth also caught a touchdown from Brungard.

Jackson Milton struggled, but was still able to get a highlight caliber throw from Frankie Prozy. He found Cole Grope for 61 yards and a touchdown.

Springfield has earned a bye week in the OHSAA playoffs. They’ll await the winner of Western Reserve vs Columbiana. Jackson Milton will also have a week off, however their opponent is already set as they will travel to McDonald on October 16th.



BERLIN CENTER OH- The Springfield Tigers has to grind through a slow start to eventually cruise to a 31-0 victory over Western Reserve on Friday night.

Western Reserve’s first drive are up 10 minutes of clock. But the Devils couldn’t finish the drive as it stalled in  Springfield territory. After the Tigers went up 3-0, the Devils had another opportunity. With the ball inside the ten, the Tigers defense stiffened up and held the Devils scoreless. That would end up being Western Reserve’s Final opportunity to be competitive as the Tigers scored the next 28 points and won 31-0.

Beau Brungard led the Tigers offensive attack on the ground with 6 rushes for 80 yards and 2 TDs. Through the air he went 9/13 for 182 yards. Clayton Nezbeth tumbled into the endzone twice.

David Altiere tan hard for the Devils. On 26 rushes, he ran for 108 yards. That’s an average of 4.2 yards a carry.

Springfield finally gets a home game next Friday as they host McDonald. Western Reserve will have to regroup on the road as they travel to Mineral Ridge.