Week 9 crunch-time for many teams across the state


The Akron SVSM defense stuffed Walsh Jesuit on the goal line in the closing seconds of the game to hold on to a 10-6 Week 7 win

We look at a number of the key games in Ohio high school football for the ninth weekend of the season.

Here is a look at some of the key games for the ninth weekend of Ohio high school football:

Fox Sports Ohio will televise a game live to northeast Ohio as it will carry Massillon Jackson at Massillon Perry at 7 p.m. Thursday. FSN Ohio will also carry a game in southwest Ohio with Cincinnati Oak Hills at Sycamore at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Ohio News Network will have Brecksville vs. Amherst Steele on tape delay at 10 p.m. Friday.

Also, PressBoxProductions.net will have an audio webcast Friday at 7:30 p.m. with Hilliard Davidson at Upper Arlington.

That site will also broadcast the Talkin’ Football show at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Here is the link:

Key games Friday: Clayton Northmont at Kettering Fairmont, Coldwater at Minster, Garfield Heights at Stow-Munroe Falls, Orange at Aurora, Painesville Harvey at Gates Mills Gilmour Academy, Oakwood at Bellbrook, Dublin Scioto at Dublin Jerome, Grove City at Pickerington Central and Toledo Start at Toledo St. John’s.

Also Friday: Youngstown Ursuline at Youngstown Mooney (at YSU’s Stambaugh Stadium; Mooney won 37-14 last year), Canton McKinley at Youngstown Boardman (McKinley won 21-17 last year; Wheeling (W.Va.) Central Catholic at Steubenville, Cincinnati Colerain at West Chester Lakota West, Massillon Washington at Mentor (Mentor won 56-52 last year), Canton GlenOak at North Canton Hoover (GlenOak won 7-6 last year), Warren Howland at Youngstown Liberty, Mayfield at Macedonia Nordonia (Nordonia won 45-42 in five overtimes last year), Canton South at Louisville, Huber Heights Wayne at Centerville (Centerville won 28-21 in overtime last year), Cincinnati LaSalle at Columbus DeSales (DeSales won 35-20 last year) and Toledo Whitmer at Toledo Central Catholic (TCC won 24-23 in overtime last year).

In a match-up of unbeatens, Pandora-Gilboa visits Findlay Liberty Benton Friday.

Also Friday: Piqua hosts Troy. Last year, Troy took a 36-35 win to trim Piqua’s lead in the all-time series to 59-58-6 in one of Ohio’s longest running rivalries.

Key games Saturday: Cleveland St. Ignatius travels to Cincinnati St. Xavier (St. X won 17-14 in triple overtime last year), Cleveland Benedictine at Cincinnati Elder at 7 p.m., Lakewood St. Edward visits Cincinnati Moeller at 2 p.m. (at UC’s Nippert Stadium; Moeller won 31-28 last year), Cleveland Glenville tackles Cleveland East Tech and Newark Licking Valley visits Newark Catholic (Valley won 32-0 last year).

Click here for Eric Frantz’s Ohio Week 8 roundup from JJHuddle.com

Here is the updated ONN/Ohio High Power Poll from JJHuddle.com

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