(7-5-21) Ft. Loramie thought they had a found a permanent home in the Cross County Conference (CCC) in football…that all ends this season when the Redskins will become an independent. The divorce that took place in the CCC would end up creating two new conferences – Three Rivers Conference (TRC) and the Western Ohio Athletic Conference (WOAC). For the Redskins when the music stopped they found themselves without a seat.
Ft. Loramie’s all-sport league is the Shelby County Athletic League (SCAL)…but one sport it does not sponsor is football. One other SCAL member has football and that is Anna…who is a football only member of the Midwest Athletic Conference since 2005. The Rockets many would say were lucky enough to have started football a year or two before the Redskins and that landed them the MAC invitation.
The Redskins run as an independent might last for a long time…their success (just like Lima Central Catholic) makes them a hard sell for future membership in a league.
Past conference affiliations
- Independent (2005-2008)
- Metro Buckeye Conference – (2009-2011)
- Northwest Central Conference – (2012 – 2016)
- Cross County Conference – (2017-2020)
- Independent (2021)
The 2021 season will see the Redskins play two MAC members, including next door neighbor Minster and Versailles in the first two weeks.
Former CCC rival Covington is on this year’s schedule in week 3.
The Redskins have two games with Dayton Public League opponents, Dunbar and Thurgood Marshall. Plus Metro Buckeye Conference member Dayton Jefferson who plays an independent schedule. (NOTE: Jefferson has been replaced by Edon)
The schedule includes three long road trips, Newark Catholic, Columbus Academy and Lucas.
The last regular season game will feature the other area independent Lima Central Catholic.
Schedule was checked on both Arbiter and MaxPreps