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High School Insider with Mike Dyer offers exclusive interviews with Greater Cincinnati student-athletes, coaches and administrators along with news and analysis from around the region each week.

Hosted by WCPO on-air talent Keenan Singleton and John Popovich, this podcast brings a unique insight and perspective for the high school sports storylines and personalities in the fall, winter and spring seasons. analyst Greg Shoemaker will also offer commentary on the area football scene and analyze the happenings of Northern Kentucky, Southeast Indiana and Southwest Ohio.
124 Episodes
Fairfield (Division I) and Turpin (Division II) are among 18 area Ohio high school football teams that are undefeated entering Week 4. Fairfield coach Jason Krause and Turpin coach Kent McCullough joined the WCPO High School Insider Wednesday to discuss their respective teams.Fairfield is 3-0 for the first time since 2015 after the Indians defeated Middletown 47-7 last week. The Indians play host to Hamilton (2-1) Friday night.Turpin is 3-0 for the first time since 2016. The Spartans defeated Troy 62-13 last week after leading 55-6 at halftime. Turpin plays host to West Clermont (0-3) Friday.
Wyoming senior quarterback Evan Prater announced Wednesday night on Twitter he has committed to play in the 20th annual All-American Bowl in January. Prater, who is verbally committed to the University of Cincinnati, joined the WCPO High School Insider Thursday afternoon to discuss his decision. He is the first Wyoming player to participate in the prestigious all-star game.The prestigious all-star game, previously known as the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, has included 380 NFL Draft picks, 144 Pro Bowl selections and 159 NCAA All-Americans in its history.Prater, rated the state’s No. 2 player overall in the 2020 class by 247 Sports, was joined by Wyoming football coach Aaron Hancock on the podcast.Prater, a four-star recruit, is 22 of 34 passing for 401 yards and five touchdowns this season for the Cowboys (2-0), who play at Mount Healthy (1-1) Friday night. He has rushed for 179 yards and four touchdowns. 
Elder football coach Doug Ramsey joined the WCPO High School Insider to discuss the Panthers’ 2-0 start and this Friday’s game against visiting Clearwater Academy (Fla.).Ramsey discussed the Panthers’ 38-31 overtime win over visiting Indianapolis Cathedral and how the Panthers rallied in the second half.Elder plays host to a very talented Clearwater Academy team Friday night at The Pit in a one-year deal between the programs.
While the high school football season is just getting started, there was also plenty of offseason news around the area boys’ basketball scene.Triple Double Prospects analyst Corey Albertson joins the WCPO High School Insider to discuss his impressions of the players and teams this upcoming winter. Albertson will discuss Moeller’s chances at a three-peat, the strength of Taft in Division III and other teams that are emerging this fall.WCPO’s Mike Dyer will look ahead to Week 2 of the Ohio high school football season including the significant matchup of St. Xavier at Colerain.
The Ohio high school football season is back. In one of the most anticipated seasons in recent memory, there are plenty of storylines entering Friday founder Dave Berk, a longtime area high school football analyst, joins the WCPO High School Insider to discuss his impressions of the top teams and players to watch this fall.WCPO’s Keenan Singleton joins the discussion and an offers a behind-the-scenes perspective about Hypeville High, a new WCPO docuseries about the Princeton High School football team.
Ohio State redshirt junior punter Drue Chrisman believes this season is a significant opportunity to showcase his talents as the nation’s premier punter.Chrisman, the 2016 La Salle High School graduate, spoke to the WCPO High School Insider Monday after practice at The Ohio State University.Chrisman, who was recently named to the Ray Guy Award watch list, ranks fifth at Ohio State with a career 43.7-yard punting average.Chrisman discussed his journey from La Salle to Ohio State including off the field. He proposed to his girlfriend Avery Eliason at the spring game at Ohio Stadium in April. He’s also known for his bottle-flipping activity that has been captured on social media.
Greater Catholic League South division commissioner Tom Gamble joins the WCPO High School Insider to discuss the upcoming football season and the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown schedule.Gamble, the In-Game Sports president and longtime Showdown organizer, will offer his insight on the Moeller, La Salle, Elder and St. Xavier football programs and give a glimpse into the Showdown, which is celebrating it 22nd annual season.Gamble will also discuss what makes high school football so significant in the Cincinnati area every fall.
The WCPO High School Insider Podcast had a special live episode at the Kenwood Towne Centre Chick-fil-A (7875 Montgomery Road) at 3 p.m. Thursday. Indian Hill football coach Tony Arcuri and Sycamore coach Scott Dattilo along with players from the respective teams discussed the upcoming season.WCPO’s Mike Dyer hosted the third special episode at Chick-fil-A. Listen to this episode in the player above.Be sure to also check out the Northern Kentucky episode featuring Covington Catholic and Beechwood and the Western Hills location which included Elder and Oak Hills.
Ohio High School Athletic Association Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass joined the WCPO High School Insider Podcast Wednesday morning to discuss a variety of topics related to high school sports.Snodgrass and WCPO’s Mike Dyer discussed the OHSAA’s communications strategy, the start of his second year as executive director, officiating concerns, instant replay for the state football finals and state finals venue options for basketball and football among other topics.Snodgrass also discussed working with OHSAA Board of Directors Vice President Jan Wilking (Wyoming) and newly-appointed board of director Scott Kaufman (Lakota West) as the board prepares for a meeting this week to discuss issues for the 815 member high schools and 900 middle schools.
The WCPO High School Insider Podcast held a special live episode at the Western Hills Chick-fil-A.Elder football coach Doug Ramsey and Oak Hills coach Kyle Prosser along with players from the respective teams join WCPO’s Mike Dyer to discuss the upcoming season.
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