FNTD Week #7: Midpark at North Olmsted
NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — Those hearty fans who braved the elements got treated to a muddy mess at North Olmsted Friday, as the Eagles topped Midpark 28-6, a key Southwestern Conference clash, that likely ended the Meteors’ dimming playoff hopes.
North Olmsted’s tough defense held quarterback Doug Verbofsky and Midpark’s explosive offense, which came in averaging more than 42 points per game, to just a late touchdown. It was the Meteors’ worst offensive performance of the their final season, and it came at the worst possible time.
A usual the Eagles relied on their power running attack, primarily senior workhorse Michael Starcovic who scored three touchdowns, and racked up more than 100-yards on the ground.
The win keeps North Olmsted (5-2, 2-2) alive in the very competitive Southwestern Conference race. The Eagles also picked up some much needed points in the Region 1 playoff race, and could be ready to make a late charge, as they do not face a team with a winning record in their final three games, which are all on the road.
The loss could be crushing for Midpark (5-2, 2-2) which is now all but eliminated from the Region 1 playoff picture, and face a tough match up on the road at surprising Westlake (6-1, 3-1) next week.