The Big Red (6-2, 3-2) clinched their first winning season in five years with Friday’s 42-28 win over the Eagles at Marsh Field.
Plymouth travels to Monroeville looking to clinch its first winning season in five years among the Friday area football games.
Norwalk (6-1) in Division III, Western Reserve (6-1) in Div. VI and St. Paul (7-0) in Div. VII have all but clinched spots in the state playoffs after Tuesday’s weekly OHSAA computer ratings were released.
Lily Dowdell became the third four-time winner in Firelands Conference girls history on Saturday, while New London won the team championship at Mary Fate Park in Plymouth.
The Wildcats — the No. 2-ranked team in Division III — had all seven of its scored runners among the top 12 finishers in Saturday’s league championship meet at Plymouth.
Walker Elliott scored three times as the Big Red (5-2, 2-2) slammed the Mounties by 43 points, while New London fell at Crestview and Bellevue picked up a league win at Perkins around the area on Friday.
Roughriders can set up a showdown at St. Paul, and all but unofficially clinch a state playoff berth in Division VI with a win on Friday over Monroeville.
Monroeville and St. Paul, along with Bellevue and Norwalk could meet in district championship matches in Division IV and Div. II as the statewide tournament draws were held on Sunday.
The Wildcats — ranked No. 2 in the Division III state coaches poll — scored 37 points to finish well ahead of Edison (55) and Keystone (60).
The Big Red scored the first 40 points and never looked back in a 53-14 victory to improve to 4-2 after six games.
Both Western Reserve (4-1, 2-0) and the Trojans (4-1, 2-0) have a lot at stake in Friday’s game in Greenwich, which highlights Reflector area games on Friday.
The Truckers are off until the SBC Lake Division championships in Tiffin on Oct. 12 following Tueday’s dominating performance in Galion.
Dalton Webb’s 19-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Roughriders to a 24-22 win over Plymouth on Friday.
Edison hosts Toledo Woodward, while Western visits Plymouth and New London travels to Monroeville in Firelands Conference play to highlight Week 5 action in the area.
After both players shot identical 82s, Plymouth’s Brody Brown topped Western Reserve’s Matt Jarrett in a one-hole playoff for the final advancing spot from Thursday’s Division III sectional tournament in Galion.