Thursday, September 17, 2009

Week four ticker....

Week four brings the following games of interest in region 2.

Brunswick(3-0) has a big game against Garfield Heights(3-0). The Blue Devils were 37-21 winners over Massillon Perry last weekend. Garfield Heights, currently ranked 11th in R1 knocked off Parma Heights Holy name 28-14.

There is a big battle of 3-0 powers at Whitmer Memorial Stadium in Toledo tomorrow night. The Whitmer Panthers host the Rams of Toledo Rogers. Whitmer is currently the #2 team in R2 while Rogers is the number one team in R6. The winner of this one will pile up a lot of harbins. I look for a disciplined Whitmer team to win this one.

The Elyria Pioneers, currently in 7th in R2 host the 3-0 Mayfield Wildcats. Mayfield is currently in 4th place in R1. Elyria is coming off a 48-15 loss to Avon Lake while Mayfield was a 31-6 winner over Olmsted Falls last weekend.

North Canton Hoover and Massillon Perry two 2-1 teams hook up tomorrow night in North Canton. The winner of this one will move up in R2.

Canton McKinley(2-1) will host Austintown Fitch(3-0) on Saturday night at Fawcett Stadium with the winner getting a lot of points as well.

There is a great rivalry game at the Glass Bowl in Toledo tomorrow night between Toledo St. Francis and Toledo St. Johns. The Knights(3-0) are coming off a 31-18 win over Dayton Carroll and are ranked third in R6. The Titans are coming in after beating Sandusky 42-21. The Titans are 11th in R2.

In other games of interest...
A big battle of 3-0 teams looms tomorrow night at Buckenmeyer Stadium in Napoleon. The Wildcats host the surprising Golden Bears of Bryan. Napoleon was a 35-0 winner over Bowling Green last week while Bryan rolled to 3-0 with a 43-14 win over Delta. This one could be a great game and I would not be suprised to see Bryan pull off a bit of a shocker.

The Edison Chargers are currently ranked fourth in R14. They can pile up some playoff points with a win over the Huron Tigers tomorrow night. Edison is hosting the 2-1 Tigers and is coming off a 44-6 win over Wellington. Huron is coming in after being shellacked 42-3 by Norwalk St. Paul. I look for Huron to win.

There is a big battle coming Saturday night at Don Paul Stadium between two 3-0 teams. The newest member of the Midland Athletic League, the Lakota Raiders pay a visit to the Crimson Streaks of Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic. Lakota is currently in third place in R18 while the Streaks are ranked fourth in R22. Lakota was a 38-28 winner over Margaretta last week while the Crimson Streaks beat Gibsonburg 21-6. This one should be a dandy.

Tomorrow night folks in Henry County get to see the latest renewal of the bitter rivalry between Patrick Henry and Liberty Center. Patrick Henry is 3-0 after hammering Montpelier last week 48-6 and is currently in a tie for fourth in R18. The Tigers of Liberty Center are 2-1 after edging Evergreen last week 21-20. LC is in in 10th in R18.

Another R18 battle tomorrow night, over in far Northwest Ohio pits two 3-0 team against each other. Wayne Trace and Edgerton hook up at Edgerton. Wayne Trace was a 14-12 winner over Convoy Crestview last weekend while Edgerton, currently fifth in R22 was a 20-10 winner over Oregon Cardinal Stritch.

A huge battle will take place in Ashland County tomorrow night as the Flyers of Norwalk St. Paul(3-0) , fresh off their blowout win over Huron visit the Cougars of Ashland Crestview(3-0). The Cougars beat Lucas 49-7 last week. NSP is currently in second place in R21 while Crestview sits in second place in R18.

Another big Midland Athletic League battle takes place in Bascom tomorrow night. The Cheiftans of Hopewell-Loudon(3-0) host the Warriors of Mohawk(2-1). H-L beat Northwood 41-22 last week while Mohawk was a 26-3 winner over Upper Sandusky.

If you want offensive fireworks tomorrow night you may want to make the trip to Toledo to watch Toledo Christian(2-1) host Ada(3-0). Both of these team put up a lot of points. Ada beat Columbus Grove last week 56-28 while Christian lost to Fort Loramie 30-27.

As always there are a lot of great high school football games in our area and all over Ohio this weekend. Go out and support your favorite team. Support the kids.

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