As the sun sets on this beautiful late summer day some thoughts heading into week 2....
As I write this I've got the Massillon-Canton GleOak game on and the Tigers are out to a 14-0 lead. This is another big game in region two this weekend. Perrysburg and Clay at BGSU's doyt Perry Stadium will be interesting. The Yellow Jackets and Eagles both opened the season with wins. The loser of this one will gain some second level points down the road for the winner.
Tomorrow night in Northeast Ohio Wadsworth(1-0) takes on Nordonia(1-0). The Grizzlies are coming off a 21-7 win over Stow-Munroe Falls while Nordonias week one win was over Tallmadge 34-19.
Another big game in R2 taking place tonight is North Canton Hoover(1-0) against neigborhood foe and D2 power Louisville. A lot of points to be gained by the winner in this one.
And then of course, theres the R2 battle tomorrow night at Whitmer Memorial Stadium. the Little Giants of Fremont Ross(1-0) visit the Panthers of Toledo Whitmer(1-0). Ross is coming off a 24-7 win over Toledo Start while the Panthers were 35-7 winners over Tiffin Columbian last Friday night. This one just got a bit more interesting as ESPNU announced today that Little Giant junior Greg Brown has announced his intention to attend the University of Michigan. Earlier this week Whitmer junior defensive end Kenny Hayes verballed to Ohio State.
Massillon now leading GlenOak 21-0 sounds like a good crowd at PBTS.
Louisville leading North Canton Hoover 19-0
There are also some great games in our area of Ohio this weekend.
Is St. Francis for real? A big win over Findlay would go a long way in proving that yes, they are. Findlay on the other hand is hoping they are able to turn things around.
Also in the "are they for real" catagory lets talk about the Lima Senior Spartans. 49-14 winners over Celina last weekend. I think the Spartans have a shot a beating the John Snoad coached Gahanna Lincoln Lions.
The Perkins Pirates of the SBC will pay a visit to Strobel Field in Sandusky tomorrow night. The Pirates have many appearances at Strobel but this time they taking on the Blue Streaks. Look for a Pirate win tomorrow.
The Crimson Streaks of Fremont SJCC will be at Strobel Field Saturday night in their annual showdown with the Panthers of Sandusky SMCC. St. Joe is coming off a win over Oregon Cardinal Stritch 40-7 while the Panthers lost to powerhouse Norwalk St. Paul. The Crimson Streaks will win the 75th meeting between these two old rivals.
Toledo Central Catholic(1-0) hosts Dublin Scioto at the Gallahger Athletic Complex tomorrow night. This one is a battle of "Figthing Irish" teams. Sciotos Irish were losers to Pickerington North last week, 12-7.
We can't forget about the battle for the "Celestial Ball" between Genoa(1-0) and the Oak Harbor Rockets(1-0). While it was good to see OH win last week, the Comets will come out on top in this one, handily.
Shelby and Lexington hook up tomorrow night at Shelby. Both teams are 1-0. Lex should win that one.
Edison visits Monroeville tomorrow night. The Chargers of the SBC were winners last Friday night over Norwalk 35-19 while Monroeville were 33-24 victors over Keystone. Should be a great game. Monroeville wins.
Two 1-0 teams meet at Tru-Lay field in Port Clinton tomorrow night. The Redskins are hosting the Gibsonburg Golden Bears. The Golden Bears hope to go 2-0.
Over in the far Northwest part of Ohio tomorrow night the Blue Streaks of Archbold host the Golden Bears of Bryan. Both teams will come in 1-0.
And an interesting game will take place tomorrow night in Delphos as the Blue Jays of St. Johns(1-0) host the Rams of Tinora(1-0). The 'Jays were 21-14 winners over Lima CC last week while Tinora beat Liberty Center in impressive fashion 35-7
Gonna be a great night in Northern Ohio tomorrow night for high school football. Go to a stadium and support a team, support the kids.