FNTD Week #5: Game of the Week Winner
Week #5 of FOX 8’s Emmy Awarding Winning ‘Friday Night Touchdown‘ kicks off Friday, September 21st at 11:00 p.m.
This week’s winning game is Fairport Harding at Independence!
Students, staff, players, coaches, fans and FOX 8 viewers were invited to vote for their favorite school or game.
FOX 8 Reporter Dan Jovic will provide extended coverage of the winning game on Friday night.
VOTING IS NOW CLOSED…
Here were this week’s nominees.
A. MENTOR at PARMA: Mentor (3-1) is ranked #11 in the Division I AP Poll, but reigning FOX 8 Player of the Year Mitch Trubisky and the Cardinals are still smarting from a tough loss to defending State Champion St. Ignatius. The Redmen (1-3) have struggled against a daunting early season schedule, but a win over the talented Cardinals would give them some much-needed momentum heading into their final five games, which are all against teams with a .500 record or worse.
B. FAIRPORT HARDING at INDEPENDENCE: Harding (3-1) breezed through its first three games, before taking a step backwards in a loss to Cuyahoga Heights last week. The Skippers now travel to Heights’ arch-rival, Independence (4-0). The Blue Devils have dominated their first four opponents, winning by an average of 24-points, but Harding will be their first true test of the season. Starting with the Skippers, Independence’s last six games are against teams with a combined 21-3 record.
C. KIRTLAND at CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS: Reigning Division V State Champion Kirtland (4-0) is ranked #2 in the Division V Poll, and the Hornets are generating plenty of buzz. All-Ohio RB Damon Washington scored the first three times he touched the ball last week, and Kirtland has outscored its first four opponents, 190-28. But the Hornets have only played one team with a winning record. Friday’s trip to Cuyahoga Heights (3-0), ranked #8 in D-5, starts a closing stretch against six teams with a combined 19-5 record.
QB Jordan Martin Redskins led the Redskins past previously unbeaten Fairport Harding last week, and Kirtland is the second of four undefeated opponents for Heights in a six-week stretch.