football updates, previews and predictions. Items of
note…St.Clairsville (7-0) hosts Martins Ferry (5-2), Hannibal River (7-0)
invades Sarahsville Shenandoah (5-2) and Bridgeport (5-2)
travels to Beallsville (7-0). And Steubenville's win streak is at 37 and counting…
Week 7 was hot. No, really, I mean it was hot as in 90 degree temperatures. However, play was fierce and some contenders turned pretenders, while others were solidifying their playoff spots.
The Eastern District is proving it will once again be represented well in the OHSAA playoffs.
The seventh chapter of the regular season brought about some big performances by the likes of Garaway’s Devin Schie, Morgan’s Jordan Nichols, and St.Clairsville’s Dustin Hynes. The chapter, on the other hand, didn’t read well for teams like Martins Ferry, Rosecrans and Claymont.
Week 8 is getting underway with film study, strategic preparation and coaches meetings. Some teams are fighting for their playoff lives, others are playing to decide home field advantage and many are just playing out the string.
St.Clairsville (7-0) playing host to slowly fading Martins Ferry (5-2) headlines this week’s card. Other key games include River (7-0) invading Sarahsville to take on Shenandoah (5-2), Bridgeport (5-2) traveling to Beallsville (7-0), and New Philadelphia playing host to Cambridge (4-3).
Last Week’s Picks: (27-5)
Season Total: (306-39)
WHO IS HOT
-Let us start with the most surprising game of the weekend. The Indian Creek Redskins, after getting drubbed at the hands of St.Clairsville (40-6) in week 6, rebounded to master Martins Ferry (23-7) in Wintersville. Creek scored two times without running an offensive play in the first half. The Redskins scored once on the opening kickoff when the ball was stripped from the Rider return man, and Jonathan Price proceeded to rumble 22 yards for a score. Early in the second stanza the Purple and White were pinned deep on its own 5-yard line after mishandling Brandon Mathieu’s punt. A couple plays later, Daniel Dunlevy fell on a fumble in the end zone. The half got worse as the Riders fumbled on the 1-yard line heading in for an apparent TD. However, they did manage to punch in before the end of the half. The Riders had another blunder in the second half on a Creek kickoff. They forgot the ball was live and Coach Andrew Connor’s bunch alertly scooped it up, and eventually Mathieu booted a field goal for the game’s final points.
Sophomore Doren Thomas, who is going to be a future first team all-Buckeye 8 conference tailback, rushed for 120 yards on 22 carries including a 50-yard scamper that setup quarterback Mike Wilson’s 27-yard TD strike to Michael Smith. The TD toss was the first of the season for Wilson, and his only completion of the night.
The Wintersville-based school held the Riders to just 183 yards of total offense (123 rushing and 60 passing).
Acclaim goes out to Coach Andrew Connor, his staff, and players for the upset of the week.
-The Jets of Union Local continue to soar. Zach Gust accomplished a feat that many have never done once let alone twice in one season. The senior, who possesses blow by speed, returned the initial punt of the game 73 yards for a score, hauled in a 40-yard aerial for six, and returned a Bellaire interception 51 yards to “the house.” “Lucky number 7” almost scored a fourth way, on a rush, but was marked out at the 1-yard line. Gust garnered this achievement in week 5 against Martins Ferry, but returned a kickoff rather than a punt.
Junior quarterback Jordan Barbina completed 16 of 26 harpoons for 191 stripes including 3 TDs to nary an interception. The Jet burner also rushed for 59 yards on 11 attempts with a score. Senior Corey Carpenter also tossed a TD pass.
The aforementioned Gust caught six balls for 106 yards including the score. Junior Kyle Blackman hauled in two aerials for 39 yards and a six-pointer. Carpenter and senior Carl Perkins also caught TD tosses.
Coach Mark Cisar’s crew played without the very valuable Zach Azallion, who was recovering from a week 6 concussion.
To me, there can’t be a team in the district with two players as fast as Gust and Barbina. As the legendary Keith Jackson would say, the boys from Bethesda and Flushing “can flat out get it.” Throw in Azallion, Blackman, and Perkins, and the Morristown-based school becomes an absolute blur. How about a Union Local/St.Clairsville rematch at Purple Rider Stadium or Harding Stadium on the fast track?
-Speaking of St. Clairsville, the Red Devils trailed for the first time all season this past Saturday night against Steubenville Catholic. Coach Brett McLean’s squad fell behind 10-0 in the first quarter against Coach Greg Bahen’s scrappy Crusaders. The Devils used the big play to get back into the contest, and an opportunistic defense. Senior Dustin Hynes moved to tailback from his usual receiver position and rushed for 163 yards on just six attempts including 3 TDs (46, 74, and 29 yards respectively). However, junior Adam Shanks made the play of the game by intercepting a Brian DeFranco swing pass and returning it 48 yards for the game changing score. The Devils moved to 7-0 with the 35-24 triumph.
In the loss, Crusader receiver Chris Gale was outstanding on offense and defense. Gale snared three aerials for 124 yards including a 42-yard TD reception and a 77-yard pass reception that setup the first Blue and Gold six-pointer. On defense, Gale blanketed Hynes for most of the first half forcing the Devils and their staff to find a different way to get Hynes the pigskin.
-The River Pilots are 7-0 after shutting out previously once beaten Bridgeport, 34-0. Troy Starr scored three times on the ground, and finished with 89 yards on 17 tries. However, the story of the game was the stout River Pilot defense. Coach Mike Flannery’s group held the Bulldogs to just 45 yards of total offense. Travis Riesbeck and the outstanding D.J. Duke were all over Dog QB Ryan Kreiter. Sophomore Devan Potts intercepted two Bridgeport aerials. The Pilots receive an acid test this Friday when they travel to Sarahsville to contest with Shenandoah.
–Shadyside rolled by Rosecrans in a match up of once beaten outfits. The Tigers, behind senior Nathaniel Haney, cruised past the Bishops by a 54-21. The elusive Haney caught two balls for 102 yards and both went for scores, while returning a punt for an 84-yard tally.
The Orange and Black led 41-7 at the half.
Senior tailback Dustin Sadlowski grounded out 112 yards on just 10 carries including two scores.
–Beallsville’s Jimmy Reisz collected four balls for 131 yards and two six-pointers for the undefeated Blue Devils. Quarterback Kevin Stoney completed 7 of 10 passes for 193 yards and 3 TDs. The Blue and White pounded Paden City (WV), 41-12. However, the first team defense did surrender its first points of the season.
-Sophomore Bobby Beros churned out a 146 yards, which included a trip to pay dirt as Buckeye Trail (7-0) handed Fort Frye a 22-3 setback. The Warriors were without Bobby’s brother (Steve) as he was out with an injury. The latter is the team’s leading ground gainer.
–Steubenville Big Red rolled on winning its 37th consecutive game overall and 47th consecutive regular season victory by defeating Baltimore Mount St. Joseph’s (35-28). However, the game was not as close as the final score indicates. The Red was leading 28-7 after three quarters of play. Sophomore standout quarterback Dwight Macon grounded out 125 yards on 11 lugs including three visits to “fun zone.”
–Tuscarawas Valley continues to win football games as the Trojans have now won six straight after falling in week one to Wayedale. The Red and Black all but sealed up the PAC-7 championship with its win over Akron Manchester (35-18) this past Friday. Senior quarterback Pat Kane completed 8 of 20 passes for 248 yards with 2 TDs and a like amount of interceptions. Senior Sam Gergley hauled in four pigskins for 195 stripes and two scores. It appears TV is getting it going through the air with an already established rushing attack led by senior Steven Spillman. However, the Trojans reside in Division IV, Region 13 which is cut-throat with the likes of Cardinal Mooney, Steubenville, Canton CC, Perry, and Akron SVSM. The Trojans will likely be a road participant in week 11.
–Tri-Valley (7-0) raced past previously unbeaten Thornville Sheridan (35-6) and finally cracked the top eight in the Division II, Region 7 computer rankings. The Scotties were airing it out and grounding the leather. Cam West completed 12 of 17 aerials for 208 markers, while gaining 66 yards on the ground via seven attempts including a score. To this point, West gets my vote for offensive player of the year in the district. The Black and Gold also rushed for over 200 yards, which included 3 TD runs from junior Tyler Mautz.
The Scotties scored TDs on their first three possessions and led by the count of 21-0 at the half. However, they did receive some help with Thornville quarterback Collin Smith breaking his collarbone in the first quarter and stud tailback Adrian Balser left the game early by reaggrevating an ankle injury. In any manner, the Scotties are the second best team in the district. This is a suggestion, get out and see this team play.
–Zanesville explodes for 74 points. No, I’m not talking about Logan Aronhalt and the hoop squad this was on the gridiron. The Blue Devils led 48-0 at half en route to a 74-0 victory over the Athens Bulldogs. Senior Bryan Gaiters backpacked the rock eight times for 152 yards all in the first half. In doing so, the Division I recruit went over the 1,000-yard mark (1,064). Anthony “Antman” Chandler rushed just six times for 109 markers in the first 24 minutes as well. The biggest story may have been sophomore quarterback Cole Hudson stepping in for senior James Reid who was out for disciplinary reasons. Hudson completed 4 of 5 attempts for 71 stripes including a 61-yard TD toss to tight end Josh Weatherspoon. Note, there is no QB controversy, as Reid will assume his job this week. For the night, the Blue and White racked up 511 total yards, while Coach Chad Grandstaff’s defense gave up just 42 yards of mass offense. The run defense held the Bulldogs to (-35) yards on the ground.
–Morgan improved to (4-3) thanks to the legs of senior Jordan Nichols. The 6-foot-2 Nichols churned out 182 yards on 10 carries and a score in the first half of a 50-27 triumph of Maysville. For the game, Nichols finished with 235 yards on 18 attempts. The Raiders ran for 430 yards on 45 carries as a team. In the loss, Maysville QB Matt Vallee completed 20 of 37 tosses for 261 yards with 2 TDs and a like amount of interceptions.
–John Glenn handed Philo a 35-28 loss in MVL play, but the Electrics’ Carter Paul continued to stay hot. The Philo tailback ran for 234 yards on 25 carries collecting 3 TDs in the process. For the season, Paul has grounded out 928 stripes on 124 tries including 11 TDs.
–West Muskingum is in the win column via 21-14 triumph of Crooksville. Yes, I called it once again. The Tornadoes trailed 14-0 at half, but rallied to set up sophomore Cade McCullough’s 17-yard game winning score with 10 seconds remaining in the contest. McCullough, one of many sophomore contributors for the Tornadoes, carried the rock 14 times for 104 lightings and two scores. They are no longer the best winless team. Who will get that title this week?
-They aren’t in the Eastern District, but this was worth mentioning since New Lexington plays mainly Eastern District schools. With the score tied at 14 heading into the fourth quarter, the Panthers found their selves in a dog fight with Columbus Bishop Hartley. However, New Lexington outscored the Hawks 34-14 in the fourth chapter to secure a 48-28 victory. Will Hicks ran for 136 yards and 3 TDs in the fourth, while finishing with 321 yards on 41 tries with four scores. Hicks went over the 1,000-yard mark (1,039) thanks to his huge night. Joey Hollingshead aided Hicks’ effort with 103 yards on 15 carries with a TD.
-I have been hard on the Potters of East Liverpool this season, but signs of improvement were apparent in last week’s 42-13 loss to Niles McKinley. The Potters ran for 346 yards on 60 carries led by senior Denny Ours’ 105 yards on 22 carries covering a score. Three others (Willie Leavell, Preston Foster, and Brandon Edison) were all at or over 57 yards rushing. However, the Potters were 0 of 5 through the air with an interception but that can be expected with a freshman starting at QB. Better days are ahead for the winless Potters.
-Finally! New Philadelphia finally got its passing game clicking after six prior games in a 33-8 waxing of River View. Jordan Miller, an Akron recruit, converted 17 of 30 aerials for 251 yards. His top target was Bryant McKnight gathering 11 pigskins for 182 yards with a pair of TDs. Junior standout Tyler Dummermuth left the game at half with leg cramps.
–Ridgewood survives to keep its streak alive. The Generals now own 19 consecutive Inter-Valley Conference wins after a dramatic 10-9 victory over Malvern. In a game most considered to determine the conference championship, Coach John Slusser’s Generals booted a 23-yard field with 3 ticks remaining on the game clock. Skylor McQuiston’s field goal gave Ridgewood’s its 24th consecutive win at home, and prompted the quote of the week by coach Slusser as told by the New Philadelphia Times Reporter.
“Wow! What a game,” Slusser said. “Malvern is good, holy cow. This win is probably one of the most special ones since I’ve been coach because some people picked us to be third in the IVC and the kids just battled and battled, just like they’ve done all year. I’m proud of ’em. There are some ghosts on this field that make things happen.”
Derrick Young finished with 159 yards on 28 carries and the lone score for the West Lafayette-based school.
–Dover continues to make me look smart. Okay, keep it up boys. The Tornadoes are the best team in the East Central Ohio League, and I guaranteed it even after starting 0-3 in non-conference action. Dover exposed yet another conference foe, and this time it was Claymont in a 28-0 triumph. Coach Dan Ifft’s bunch has won four straight, and became the only unbeaten squad in the conference following the win over Claymont. Junior quarterback Corey Lisowski continues to get better and better. The brother of former Tornado standout quarterback, Todd Lisowski, the younger Lisowski completed 14 of 21 passes for 226 yards and two scores. He also rushed for one TD.
The Dover defense was also smoking as it held the Mustangs to 164 yards of total offense. Bill Longacher and Bobby Gilmore each had two QB sacks, while Mike Longacher added one as well.
-I missed this one. I was close to picking this slim upset, but at the last minute I changed my pick. What am I talking about? Strasburg earned its initial win of the season thanks to a 20-13 win over Sandy Valley. The Tigers were aided by the return of senior quarterback Drew Schneiter who recoiled following a week 1 concussion. Schneiter rushed for 86 yards on 21 totes, threw a TD pass, and returned an interception 84 yards for the game winning six-pointer.
-The best kept secret in the district roams the halls at Garaway High School. Junior tailback Devin Schie takes that honor. The 5-foot-9 and 165-pound speedster churned out 249 yards on the ground including three trips to pay dirt and also caught a score in a 53-7 triumph of Tuscarawas CC. Fellow classmate Clay Wilson owned 139 yards rushing with 2 TDs. Throw in standout junior quarterback David Gerber (6’3/190) and this team has the making of a future IVC champion.
Unbeaten in the district: Buckeye Trail, Tri-Valley, Steubenville, St. Clairsville, Beallsville, and River.
Best team in the district: Steubenville
WHO IS NOT
The Martins Ferry passing game has been virtually non-existent over the past three weeks. Rider quarterbacks were just 5 of 16 for 60 yards including a pick in a 23-7 upset loss to Indian Creek. Over the past three games, which Ferry is just 1-2, the Riders passing game has only connected on 15 of 47 aerials for 147 yards and 4 thefts to no touchdowns. Two of those four have been returned for six (both against Union Local). The Purple and White better find a way to get the passing game going or it will be a long night for Coach Dave Bruney’s crew at St.Clairsville this Friday.
–Beaver Local has now lost six straight games after an opening night rout of East Liverpool. The Beavers have assured their selves a losing season for the first time under head coach Rich Wright. Even after back-to-back 0-10’s in 1996 and 1997, Wright found a way to win five games in his initial season (1998). However, the schedule was a far cry of what it is today. The six teams who have defeated the Red and White are a collective 36-6. Trust me, most of these games have come down to the final quarter or closing minute. This is a very good football, but the schedule is outrageous. Again, they get the title as best 1-6 team in the state. Nobody strives for that accolade. This week doesn’t get any easier as the Beavers are on the road against Youngstown Ursuline (6-1).
-The Cambridge Bobcats have fallen on hard times since a 4-1 start. Sophomore Tyler Hardesty had four straight 100-yard plus games in that span, but has failed to reach that barrier the past two weeks in losses to Dover and Coshocton. It doesn’t get any easier this week as the Coach Rick Goodrich’s squad travels to New Philadelphia (5-2) followed by a home game with Claymont (4-3).
–West Holmes started the season 4-1, but has dropped two straight Ohio Cardinal Conference contests. The Knights were routed two weeks ago by a good Ashland team, and lost by a field goal to Mansfield Senior (a team they had beaten the previous three years). I’m going to go out on a limb and say West Holmes will lose out in games with Orrville, Lexington, and Bellville Clear Fork.
-After defeating Conotton Valley (40-8), the Sandy Valley Cardinals have been dismal. The Cardinals lost to previously winless Strasburg, 20-13. The Tigers lost to Conotton in week 6 by the count of 37-7, and had been outscored 287-26 on the season through six weeks of action. Sandy also was the lone victim of Tuscarawas CC for the 2007 campaign.
–Indian Valley (2-5) continued its struggles with a 27-7 loss to a reeling Meadowbrook outfit. However, the Braves did score a TD after being shutout the past three games. The rest of the schedule is brutal as well with Coshocton, Dover, and Claymont remaining.
-Where is the defense? The Maysville Panthers have lost six straight being outscored 274-70 and giving up 50-plus the past two weeks and three times in all. An acid test waits this week when they travel to Old Washington to take on the unbeaten Buckeye Trail Warriors.
–Monroe Central has lost two straight, and has found itself under .500 (3-4) after seven weeks of football. However, the Noles L’s have come against teams with a combine record of 23-5. Also, a change is taking place, as Coach Jay Circosta’s boys have become pass happy compared to the usual three and a cloud of dust mentality. Coach, I like it. The Seminoles threw the ball 26 times for 223 yards this past week on the right arm of sophomore Derek-London Dierkes. If you can’t run block, then start slinging it.
–St. John Central continued to struggle in 2007 with a 43-6 setback at the hands of Bishop Donahue (WV). For the season, Coach Scott Holt’s club has given up 334 points (47.7 a game), while scoring just 51 (7.3 a night). To say the Green and White are youthful would be an understatement, but there have been signs of improvement.
Teams still winless: Bellaire, East Liverpool, and St. John
Best team without a win: East Liverpool
A look at week 8:
Martins Ferry (5-2) @ St. Clairsville (7-0)
The Riders and Devils hookup in a key Buckeye 8 match up this Friday at the Belmont County Fairgrounds and even more so the game has huge playoff implications for the Purple. The Riders lose and their playoff hopes are gone. Even with a win, nothing is certain for Coach Dave Bruney’s contingent.
Some chattels have become apparent when speaking of this game, and that is Martins Ferry’s inability to throw the pigskin. In the past three weeks, a span which the Riders are just 1-2, the Purple quarterbacks have buttoned up just 15 of 47 passes for 147 yards including four interceptions to nil TDs. As mentioned earlier, two of those thefts were housed (both against Union Local). If the Riders have no aerial threat this Friday then the night will be long and painful. St. Clairsville will stack the line of scrimmage and make it almost impossible to run the football. The Devils defense is very good, and if the team is one-dimensional they become even better.
Look for Coach Brett McLean’s Red Devils to dominate up front on both sides of the ball. To me, that is the big difference in this game. Yes, the Riders will come out like a house of fire considering their battling for their playoff lives, and probably won’t turn it over like they have in their two L’s but eventually the Devils will wear them out up front.
The only way I see the Devils losing this game is by giving up the big play two or three times, and not taking care of the football. However, I believe they are too solid in all aspects of the game to play in such a manner.
One other order of business and that are personal fouls. The Scarlet and Gray need to nix the personal foul penalties, if not, the yellow laundry will cost them in a big game one of these weeks.
The Devils may remember last year’s (47-7) beat down the Riders put on them, but why, that was last season. These are two totally different teams going in different directions. I don’t buy into all the jazz.
As I have brought up many times before, the Devils have a pattern of beating the Riders every five years (1990, 1995, 2000, and 2005), but this sequence is going to end Friday night. The Devils win the battle of the line of scrimmage, and make enough plays against a pretty good Rider defense to pull out a 21-7 triumph.
Record of St. Clairsville opponents: (21-27)
Record of Martins Ferry’s opponents: (19-28)
St. Clairsville offense: 209 points (29.9 ppg.)
Martins Ferry offense: 159 points (22.7 ppg.)
St. Clairsville defense: 70 points given up (10 ppg.)
Martins Ferry defense: 82 points given up (11.7 ppg.)
St. Clairsville Shutouts: 1 (Buckeye Local, 2-4)
Martins Ferry Shutouts: 3 (Edison, 1-6; Linsly (WV) 2-5; and West Muskingum, 1-6)
The Rest of the Slate for Week 8:
Crooksville 0 @ Tri-Valley 56
The Scotties use this as a tune up for their remaining two games (New Lexington and Uniontown Lake).
Zanesville 42 @ Marietta 14
Marietta gave up 76 points this past week to Logan, while Zanesville only gave up 26 to the Chieftains.
Beaver Local 17 @ Youngstown Ursuline 27
The final staple of the most brutal schedule of any team in Division III will most likely result in another loss for the Beavers.
Union Local 34 @ Buckeye Local 13
This game could be a lot closer if it decides to precipitate on Friday, if not, lights out.
Cambridge 7 @ New Philadelphia 28
The Bobcats continue to slide, while the Quakers stay hot. Watch out, Philly found its passing game.
Carrollton 24 @ Minerva 6
The Warriors end a four-game slide, and gain their initial win of the season in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference.
River View 6 @ Claymont 20
This game may be closer than many think.
Meadowbrook 7 @ Dover 49
The Tornadoes continue to roll in ECOL play and head towards the playoffs after a 0-3 start. Weapons all over the field.
East Liverpool 12 @ Struthers 17
Don’t be surprised if the Potters get their first win, but I’m going with the Wildcats.
Edison 14 @ Bellaire 13
To me, this is Bellaire’s last chance for a win. The Wildcats have been in this situation recently, but it’s been a long time since Bellaire has struggled this mightily.
Indian Creek 0 @ Harrison Central 0
As of now this game won’t be played, and it’s a shame for the players, parents, fans, and coaches who have worked so hard. This is ridiculous!
New Lexington 31 @ John Glenn 17
The Panthers are a better football team, and this will setup a match up of the unbeaten next week with Tri-Valley.
Sheridan 17 @ Morgan 22
This is my upset special of the week. The Generals are banged up quite a bit. If Balser plays then Sheridan wins, but I’m going on the fact that he won’t suit up.
Philo 28 @ West Muskingum 14
Carter Paul has been gaining yards on the ground in chunks lately, and this trend should continue against the youthful Tornadoes. Paul earns his third straight 200-yard game.
Orrville 34 @ West Holmes 17
The Red Riders were drubbed by Ashland this past week (42-0), but don’t look for a repeat performance against the Knights. The Red Riders and Knight have felt the wrath of Housewright the past two weeks as in Ashland QB Taylor Housewright.
Indian Valley 0 @ Coshocton 35
It will be another tough evening for the Braves offense, which has scored just seven points the last four weeks.
Ridgewood 48 @ Sandy Valley 7
This will be the 20th straight IVC win for the Generals.
Steubenville 42 @ Wheeling Park (WV) 0
Chalk up number 38 for Coach Reno Saccoccia’s boys. The Red has outscored the Park 231-7 since the series renewed in 2001 including five consecutive shutouts from 2001-2005. The Crimson and Black are 8-0 all-time against the Patriots.
Warren JFK 17 @ Tuscarawas Valley 14
The Eagles soar in and end the Trojans six-game winning streak. The Trojans will have to find a way to contain versatile junior quarterback Dominic LaPolla, along with tailback Jared Province and receivers James Howard and Nick Brown (6’6/Jr.).
Buckeye Trail 55 @ Maysville 14
The Warriors have way too many weapons for a Panther defense giving up 39 points per game and that is aided by a shutout over Miller for their lone win.
Garaway 55 @ Conotton Valley 13
The Pirates are the hottest team in the IVC and the Rockets will soon find out as the name Devin Schie will sound like a broken record over the PA.
Newcomerstown 17 @ Malvern 35
The Hornets need to end their 2-game skid to remain in solid position for a playoff spot.
Monroe Central 20 @ Barnesville 21
The Rocks have owned the Noles. The Rocks are getting better, and Monroe has lost to some good competition. However, in the closest game of the night, go with the home team.
Caldwell 34 @ Fort Frye 7
Can the Redskins follow up the big number they put on the board last week?
River 16 @ Shenandoah 13
Are the Pilots pretenders? Is River’s defense that good? All of these questions will be answered against a high powered Zep offense.
Wellsville 48 @ Sebring McKinley 6
The Tigers roll in this contest.
Bridgeport 0 @ Beallsville 35
The Blue Devils hand the Bulldogs their third straight shutout loss, and gain some much needed computer points.
St. John 7 @ Rosecrans 56
The Bishops bounce back after giving up 54 points to Shadyside.
Dayton Jefferson 14 @ Steubenville CC 42
The Broncos have given up 236 points in their five losses and that includes giving up a 62 and 68.
St. Marys (WV) 21 @ Frontier 7
The Cougars took a step back last week against Caldwell.
Williamstown (WV) 21 @ Shadyside 35
The Tigers show Williamstown good small football the Ohio style.
Strasburg 12 @ Tuscarawas CC 27
The Saints are a smidge better.
Toronto 7 @ Wheeling Central (WV) 42
The Maroon Knights are on a different planet by averaging 50.5 points per game through six weeks of action.