Butler Aviators Football

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Opponent
Result
Score
Wayne
L
13-16
Tippecanoe
W
35-6
Chamindade-Julienne
W
    14-0
Northmont
W
21-6
Greenville
W
20-14
Troy
W
21-6
Trotwood
W
26-22
Tecumseh
W
28-7
Sidney
W
35-0
Piqua
W
14-12

That trophy — that's the peak of the mountain for us.     

It's everything we worked for.

Deron Upton - Butler fullback

Season Capsule

It was a season that began with disappointment and a heartbreaking 13-16 loss to Wayne.  But this was a special team, a team that Wayne head coach Mike Schneider declared "would not lose another game" in his post game comments, after a Week One win over the Aviators.

Schneider's words would ring true, as Butler went on to win every game thereafter, finishing the season at 9-1-0 and champions of the Greater Miami Valley Conference.  The title was the first for Butler in 22 seasons when coach Powell Toth and the 1961 Aviators won the SWBL crown.

The Aviators clinched the outright title with a dominant 35-0 win over Sidney, prompting the players to hoist head coach Jack Hollon upon their shoulders in celebration.

A jubilant Hollon reflected on the accomplishment moments later.

"It's been worth waiting for, no question about it," said Hollon who was in his 22nd year as the Aviators' head coach.  "It's been elusive  — under our noses so many times.  You begin to wonder awhile.  It's a good community, they deserve it."

The Aviators finished the season ranked 5th in the Dayton Daily News Division I-II poll and had a total of 12 All-Conference players, 9 of which earned 1st Team All-Conference honors.

On the season, Butler outscored its opponents 227-89, including two shutouts and only giving up more than two touchdowns in a game once.

















During the 2018 season, former head Coach Jack Hollon, assistant Larry Lutz, joined by a host of former players and family members returned to Butler to remember the 35th anniversary of the 1983 championship.

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