MaxPreps Special: Monster October weekend for Ohio high school football

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Ohio is no stranger to monster high school football games, but this
week’s October slate in Cincinnati is exceptionally strong. Six state
title contenders collide
in a colossal 24 hours that will shape the
postseason and national landscape. Two matchups feature potential
Division I state title games
. Consider…


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Ohio in the National Spotlight…

When asked to recall the last time his team played in a regular season game as big as the one awaiting it Friday, Lakota West (West Chester, Ohio) head coach Larry Cox offered up Week 10 of the 2009 season.

That
night the Firebirds beat arch rival Lakota East 17-5 to win a share of
their first Greater Miami Conference football title. The 10-team GMC
doesn’t play a round-robin schedule and instead employs a seven-game
slate for its teams. Colerain (Cincinnati) and Lakota West both went 7-0 in 2009 to earn a share of the championship.

This
season, if Lakota West wants a second GMC title it will have to beat
Colerain to do it. The undefeated squads meet Friday at “The Cage” in
Colerain.

Big weekend? Huge. And for more reasons than one.

Ohio
is no stranger to monster high school football games, but this week’s
October slate in Cincinnati is exceptionally strong. Six state title
contenders collide in a colossal 24 hours that will shape the postseason
and national landscape. Two matchups feature potential Division I state
title games. Consider these:

Friday: Lakota West (8-0) at No. 19 Colerain (8-0), 7 p.m. (Preview)


Saturday: St. Edward (8-0) at Moeller (6-2) at Lockland Stadium, 2 p.m. (Preview)


Saturday: No. 4 St. Ignatius (8-0) at St. Xavier (5-3), 2 p.m. (Preview)

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