Week 10 is do or die time for many teams across the state


Cleveland St. Ignatius cruised past Massillon 49-7 in Week 6

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

Here is a look at some of the key games for the 10th weekend of Ohio high school football:

Fox Sports Net Ohio will televise Harrison at Cincinnati Anderson at 7 p.m. Thursday in southwest Ohio. On Saturday, FSN will televise Cincinnati Moeller at Cincinnati St. Xavier (St. X won 28-14 last year) at 7 p.m. in southwest Ohio.

In northeast Ohio, FSN will have coverage Saturday at 7 p.m. as Cleveland St. Ignatius renews its rivalry with Lakewood St. Edward. St. Ignatius won 19-14 last year to push its series edge to 23-21 all-time in The Holy War.

Ohio News Network will have Hilliard Darby at Hilliard Davidson at 7 p.m. live Thursday. Darby won 21-10 last year. Then, ONN will show Upper Arlington at Dublin Coffman on tape delay at 10 p.m. Friday. Coffman won 31-24 in overtime last year.

Also, PressBoxProductions.net will have an audio webcast Friday at 7:30 p.m. with a match-up of unbeatens at Circleville Logan Elm visits Canal Winchester.

Key games Friday: Beavercreek at Clayton Northmont, New Bremen at Coldwater, Aurora at Wickliffe, Painesville Harvey at Ashtabula Edgewood, Bellbrook at West Milton Milton-Union, Marysville at Dublin Scioto and Pickerington Central at Reynoldsburg.

Also Friday: Cleveland Glenville tackles Cleveland East at 3 p.m., Columbus Academy at Newark Licking Valley, Cincinnati Princeton at Middletown, North Canton Hoover at Massillon Jackson, Maria Stein Marion Local at Anna, Cincinnati Oak Hills at Cincinnati Colerain, Solon at Strongsville, Logan at Chillicothe, Maumee at Sylvania Southview, Medina Highland at Lodi Cloverleaf, Dover at New Philadelphia, Dayton Chaminade-Julienne at Kettering Alter.

Also Friday: Tonawanda (N.Y.) Cardinal O’Hara at Steubenville, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary at Youngstown Ursuline, Youngstown Boardman at Austintown Fitch, Toledo St. Francis at Toledo St. John’s, Liberty Twp. Lakota East at West Chester Lakota West, Macedonia Nordonia at Garfield Heights, Mentor at Cleveland Heights (Mentor won 66-35 last year), Trotwood-Madison at Vandalia Butler and Springfield at Huber Heights Wayne.

Key games Saturday: Columbus DeSales at Cleveland Benedictine (DeSales won 35-14 last year) and Columbus Watterson at Youngstown Mooney (at Austintown Fitch; Mooney won 28-0 last year).

Also Saturday: Massillon Washington hosts Canton McKinley at 2 p.m. in the 117th rendition of this storied rivalry. Massillon won this game 23-20 in overtime last year. Massillon holds the all-time series lead at 62-49-5.

There will be four match-ups of teams that are 9-0. In addition to Logan Elm-Canal Winchester, Thornville Sheridan hosts New Lexington Friday, West Liberty-Salem visits Mechanicsburg and Wheelersburg visits Portsmouth West Friday.

Still Unbeaten

No fewer than 42 Ohio high school teams will go into the final weekend of the regular season unbeaten. Here is a division-by-division look at the teams with their region number in parentheses (all teams 9-0 unless noted).

* Division I (3 teams) — Cleveland Glenville (1), Pickerington Central (3), Cincinnati Woodward (4).

* Division II (10 teams) — East Cleveland Shaw (8-0, 5), Toledo Central Catholic (6), Medina Highland (6), Lexington (6), Sylvania Southview (6), Columbus DeSales (7), Louisville (7), Logan (7), New Carlisle Tecumseh (8), Mount Orab Western Brown (8).

* Division III (4 teams) — Avon (10), Thornville Sheridan (12), Circleville Logan Elm (12), Canal Winchester (12).

* Division IV (8 teams) — Steubenville (13), Lorain Clearview (14), Genoa Area (14), New Lexington (15), Coldwater (16), Clarksville Clinton-Massie (16), Brookville (16), Kettering Alter (7-0 because of forfeits, 16).

* Division V (9 teams) — Youngstown Ursuline (17), Kirtland (17), Hamler Patrick Henry (18), Findlay Liberty-Benton (18), Bucyrus Wynford (18), Wheelersburg (19), West Portsmouth Portsmouth West (19), Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (20), West Liberty-Salem (20).

* Division VI (8 teams) — Norwalk St. Paul (21), Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (21), McDonald (21), Mogadore (21), Ada (22), Hannibal River (23), Malvern (23), Mechanicsburg (24).

Here is Eric Frantz’s Ohio Week 9 roundup from JJHuddle.com

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

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