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Week #5 of FOX 8’s Emmy Awarding Winning ‘Friday Night Touchdown‘ kicks off Friday, September 21st at 11:00 p.m.

Each week during the 2012 high school football season, we will nominate area games to receive extended coverage both on air, and online, on the Friday Night Touchdown webpage.

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.


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.

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