Week eight already and the games keep getting more important.
Let's start right here in Fremont. The Little Giants playoff hopes have been badly damaged by two consecutive losses. But amazingly Ross is not out of it. Things really have to go our way for the playoffs to be a possibility. A win over a very good Napoleon team this Friday night is a must. The Wildcats(6-1) are ranked 1st in R10 and the Little Giants (4-3) are in 13th place in R2. For the 'Cats a win would go a long way towards helping to clinch home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Next we move to the Little Giants new conference, the Toledo City League. A big battle on Alexis Rd tomorrow night as Whitmer(6-1) hosts Central Catholic (6-1). The Panthers are #1 in R2 and coming in after a 38-0 win over Clay. The Fighting Irish are the top team in R6 after beating St. Francis 10-0. Whitmer Memorial, which has seen some great contests already this season, will be rocking once again. Panthers win.
Another R2 team that has lost two in a row, Massillon Washington has yet another big game Friday. The Tigers (5-2) host Warren Harding (4-2-1). Massillon, currently in third in R2 has dropped games to Cleveland St. Ignatius and Steubenville in consecutive weeks. The Raiders are currently ranked 7th in R1 and lost last week to Cleveland St. Ignatius 10-7. Tigers win.
Another Tiger team, this time the one out of Twinsburg(6-1) have a big showdown at Hudson(6-1). The Explorers are currently 8th in the region after beating Elyria 10-0 last week. Twinsburg rolled Cuyahoga Falls last week 45-7 and sit in 4th. Tigers win.
Canton GlenOak and Boardman tangle in a Fed showdown tomorrow night in Canton. The Golden Eagles(6-1) have rolled along after losing to Massillon and now sit in 5th in R2. GlenOak was a 21-14 winner over Uniontown Lake last weekend. The Spartans sit in 11th in R1 and can really use the points from a win over GlenOak. Spartans win.
North Canton Hoover(5-2), 31-20 winners over Austintown Fitch last weekend host the Canton McKinley Bulldogs Friday. McK(4-3) blasted Massillon Perry 54-21 and sit in 17th in the region. McKinley is still not out of the playoff picture but must win out. Hoover sits in 6th in R2 and would remain stable in the top eight with a win. Bulldogs win.
The Clyde Fliers are in a must-win situation this weekend against Perkins. The Fliers(4-3), regular playoff qualifiers of late sit in 16th in R10. Clyde hosts the powerful Perkins Pirates(7-0) at Bishop Field. Perkins is in 3rd in the region and would provide Clyde a lot of points towards a playoff spot. Clyde is coming into the game after beating Sandusky St. Marys 28-0 while the Pirates roll in after beating a good Huron team 21-7. Pirates win.
The Golden Bears of Bryan(5-2) are the #7 team in R10. Bryan would really like to bounce back big after losing to Patrick Henry last week 28-21. It won't be easy as another tough Henry County team pays a visit. Liberty Center(5-2) rolls into Bryan after beating Otsego 48-0. The Tigers are 10th in R18. Tigers win.
The powerful Genoa Comets(7-0), the #3 team in R14 visit the Flyers of Lake(5-2). For Genoa it's all about clinching a home playoff berth while the Flyers need this game to have any shot at the postseason. Lake gave a good Eastwood team a battle before falling last week 9-7. Genoa continued their winning ways, 47-0 over Gibsonburg. It won't be any different along Route 795 tomorrow night. Comets roll.
A big NWOAL game tomorrow night in Archbold(5-2) as the Blue Streaks entertain the Patriots of Patrick Henry(7-0). PH is the top team in R18 while the Streaks sit in 14th. Archbold edged Delta last week 17-15. Patriots win.
In R22 a titanic battle take place tomorrow night in Delphos as St. Johns(7-0) hosts Coldwater(7-0) in the MAC. The Blue Jays beat Parkway last week 42-7 while the Cavs beat St. Henry 17-0. DSJ sits in first in their region while the Cavaliers are tops in R20. Cavaliers win.
Bundle up and enjoy this weeks games. Support your team, support the kids.