Butler Aviators Football

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Opponent
Result
Score
West Milton
W
26-0
Tecumseh
W
28-21
Miamisburg
W
    22-15
Northmont
L
10-31
Greenville
L
3-14
Troy
L
26-67
Trotwood
W
20-13
West Carrollton
W
23-3
Sidney
W
20-9
 Piqua
L
8-19

Season Capsule

For the first time in over a decade the Aviators finished the season with a winning record.  The 1997 Aviators were 6-4-0 and narrowly missed the playoffs.  A 19-8 loss in the season finale to Piqua would be the deciding factor.  In spite of coming up short of the postseason, there was much to be excited about in Vandalia.

"I'm really happy to end my career with a season like this;" said senior quarterback Jeff Bardonaro.  "We almost made the playoffs for the first time in school history, that's a great accomplishment."

It was a sign of success to come for Butler, as the Aviators were building towards some of their most prolific football performances to come.