The 'other' team in Tiffin

Over the last few years, when the talk turns to high school football in Tiffin, it's usually in reference to Columbian.

The Tornadoes deserve it, winning six league titles in the last decade.

Five of those titles were under Steve Gilbert and one came in Brian Colatruglio's first year as head coach in 2010.

With only one loss this season, the Tornadoes are in contention for another league title.

However, this year they aren't the only one's.

Tiffin Calvert is one of the best teams in Division VI in the state of Ohio.

The 7-1 Senecas are ranked 6th in the latest AP poll and have a shot at sharing the Midland Athletic League crown.

"There's no surprise with how our season is going," Seneca senior quarterback Nathan Ritzler said. "There was a lot more effort with speed camps and with lifting,"

That sentiment is shared by second-year head coach Todd Fox.

"We knew coming in we had a special opportunity and these kids work hard and believe in what they do," Fox said. "We didn't know what the limit was but we knew we could do some great things."

Calvert will travel just down the road to Bascom on Friday night to face the unbeaten Hopewell-Loudon Cheiftans.

The Senecas won the MAL four out of five years starting in 1998 but haven't claimed a championship since 2002.