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, Bellevue, Monroeville and St. Paul each moved on with easy sectional championship wins Thursday night.
Western Reserve and Monroeville had the top area finishers in the boys and girls junior high FC championship races, while St. Paul won the girls team title on Saturday in Plymouth.
Norwalk is 11th, St. Paul 4th in the Division III and VII Associated Press state football poll, released on Monday afternoon.
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.
After the Eagles (1-6, 0-4) tied Friday’s game at 7-7, the Roughriders (6-1, 4-0) scored three straight times in Friday’s 40-20 win in Collins.
Willard upset state-ranked Huron to force an SBC Bay co-title — the first league title for the Crimson Flashes in 37 years.
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.
The state-ranked Eagles and Lady Flyers swept Western Reserve and South Central on Tuesday; both need a win Thursday to share the Firelands Conference championship.
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 Truckers (5-1) are 12th in Division III, while the Flyers are fourth in Div. VII; Monroeville volleyball is fifth, St. Paul seventh in state coaches volleyball poll.
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.