FNTD Week #5: Final Scores

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CLEVELAND — Week #5 of FOX 8’s Friday Night Touchdown is in the books. Four teams in the FOX 8 Top 8 won to remain unbeaten through five weeks, but #8 Shaker Heights lost a hard-fought game at Stow (5-0) in the game of the week.

The Bulldogs used some key defensive stops and took advantage of some Shaker mistakes to hold on for a 14-6 victory.

In Saturday’s games, top-ranked St. Edward (5-0) overcame a slow start against Erie McDowell (PA), scoring 49 unanswered points to trounce the Trojans, 56-7. The Eagles, also ranked #1 in the Division I AP Poll face Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (3-2) next Saturday at Lakewood Stadium.

While the Eagles were winning their 15th consecutive regular season game, their arch rival, St. Ignatius (3-2) was enduring a long day against national power Paramus Catholic from New Jersey. The Paladins used an explosive offense and a dominant defense to hand the Wildcats their worst loss since 1966, 44-10. The schedule doesn’t get easier for the 11-time State Champions. St. Ignatius hosts Lawrence Central from Indiana next Saturday, before traveling to Maryland for a date with Eastern Christian Academy.

The wildest game of the weekend came from the North Coast League, where Benedictine (3-2) battled Cleveland Central Catholic (3-2). The teams were tied at 24-24 late in the 4th quarter when the Ironmen scored on a 77-yard punt return to take a 30-24 lead with 2:33 remaining. It didn’t last long, as Bengals OB Brian Schoeffler found Justin Layne for a 62-yard touchdown pass to put Benedictine back on top, 31-30 with 2:19 left.But the Bengals defense couldn’t hold the lead. Central marched down the field and scored the go-ahead touchdown with just :09 left to retake a 36-31 lead. However the Ironmen’s sixth missed PAT of the game would come back to haunt them. Benedictine needed a miracle and they got it – Layne took a lateral on the ensuing kickoff and raced 89-yards for the game-winning touchdown, as the clock expired, giving Benedictine a stunning 37-36 win, and a leg up in the NCL race.

There were also several shootouts Friday night, forcing the scoreboard operators to work overtime. Black River outscored Clearview 64-60, Mentor came back from a 28-7 deficit to defeat Brush 62-43 and North Ridgeville lit up Rocky River 76-40 in a game that saw the stadium lights go out several times.

Saturday Final Scores from Week #5:

AKRON KENMORE 14 – Akron Firestone 7

BEACHWOOD 56 – Berkshire 7

BENEDICTINE 37 – Cleveland Cent. Cath. 36

BROOKFIELD 28 – Warren JFK 14

NORWALK ST. PAUL 49 – Collins Western Reserve 7

PARAMUS CATHOLIC (NJ) 44 – #3 St. Ignatius 10

#1 ST. EDWARD 56 – McDowell (PA) 7

TRINITY 49 – Chalker 6

VASJ 41 – Portsmouth Notre Dame 7

WINDHAM 39 – Lutheran East 12

YOUNGSTOWN CARDINAL MOONEY 17 – Lake Catholic 7

Friday Final Scores from Week #5:

AKRON ELLET 41 – Akron East  13

#2  AKRON ST. VINCENT – ST. MARY  41 – Akron-Hoban     6

AKRON MANCHESTER  48 – Tuscarawas Valley 0

FIELD  21 – Akron Springfield  7

ALLIANCE  60 – Salem  41

ELYRIA CATHOLIC   28 –  Amherst  21

GENEVA  35 –  Ashtabula Lakeside   0

AVON 45 –  Midview   28

AVON LAKE 23 – Berea-Midpark    8

WALSH JESUIT 45 – Barberton 14

NILES McKINLEY 48 – Beaver 7

BEDFORD 50 – Euclid 0

AUSTINTOWN-FITCH 27 – Boardman 0

KEYSTONE 40 – Brooklyn 28

#6 MENTOR 62 – Brush 43

#5  CANTON McKINLEY 18 – Uniontown Lake 14

CANTON SOUTH 49 – West Branch 27

CARDINAL 40 – Richmond Heights 0

CHAGRIN FALLS 14 – Kenston  7

BLACK RIVER  64 –  Clearview   60

CONNEAUT 41 – Pymatuning Valley  14

HIGHLAND  42  – Copley  14

CORTLAND LAKEVIEW  42  –  Girard 35

CVCA 21 – Tuslaw  14

DOVER 61 – Toledo Waite 3

ASHTABULA EDGEWOOD  63 – Ledgemont  20

ELYRIA 38  – Mayfield  27

INDEPENDENCE 42 –  Fairport Harding    12

FAIRVIEW 45 –  Brookside  10

OBERLIN 43 –  Firelands  35

MASSILLON JACKSON 21 – GlenOak 20

#4 GLENVILLE 53 –  John F. Kennedy   7

GILMOUR 34 –  Grand Valley   6

HAWKEN 60 –  Newbury   8

#7 HUDSON 60 –  Cuyahoga Falls  0

INDIAN VALLEY  37  –  Timken  21

JOHN ADAMS 18 –  East Tech  8

JOHN HAY 54 – Whitney Young 0

KIRTLAND 41 – Cuyahoga Heights 14

LaBRAE  31 – Campbell Memorial 28

BAY   21  – Lakewood  7

LOUISVILLE 20 –  Carrollton  0

BUCKEYE 17  – Lutheran West     7

MADISON 43  –  Chardon 26

MALVERN 35  –  East Canton  21

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS 41 –  Maple Heights  8

MEDINA 41 – North Royalton 21

MARLINGTON 34  – Minerva   33

WOODRDGE   27  – Mogadore  13

NORTH CANTON HOOVER  43  – Massillon Perry  13

NDCL  56 – Toledo-Woodward   6

NEW PHILADELPHIA 34 –  Canal Fulton Northwest  19

CHAMPION 56 –  Newton Falls   8

NORDONIA 49 –  Green  14

BRUNSWICK  56 – Normandy  0

BRECKSVILLE- BROADVIEW HEIGHTS  42 – North Olmsted 10

NORTH RIDGEVILLE 76 – Rocky River  40

NORTON 48 –  Coventry   40

NORWAYNE 41 –  Waynedale 30

OLMSTED FALLS  29  – Westlake 19

AURORA 58 – Orange 28

PADUA 35 – Holy Name 6

PAINESVILLE RIVERSIDE 55 –  Eastlake North  21

WEST GEAUGA 25 –  Perry  15

POLAND SEMINARY 35 – Canfield  10

KENT ROOSEVELT 28 –  Ravenna  14

RHODES 6 – Lincoln West  0

SANDY VALLEY 28 – Tuscarawas Cent. Cath.  0

MINERAL RIDGE 34  – Sebring McKinley 14

LORAIN  34 –  Shaw  6

STREETSBORO 21 – Southeast  10

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS  42  –  Akron-North  7

MASSILLON WASHINGTON 37 – Steubenville  21

STOW-MUNROE FALLS  14  –  Shaker Heights  6

STRONGSVILLE  33 –  Parma  14

HUBBARD 31 –  Struthers   7

TALLMADGE  30  – Revere  7

TRIWAY  29 – Fairless  26

TWINSBURG 14 – Garfield Heights  0

WADSWORTH  35  – Cloverleaf   0

WARREN G. HARDING  43 –  Warrensville Heights      0

WARREN HOWLAND  7  – Bowsher  6

COLUMBIA  49  –  Wellington  20

ASHLAND  48  –  West Holmes  21

WICKLIFFE  46 – Painesville Harvey  27

WILLOUGHBY SOUTH 49  – University School   7

WOOSTER  48  –  Madison Comprehensive  24

CANTON CENT. CATH.  50 –  Youngstown-East  24

CATHEDRAL PREP (PA)  37 –  Youngstown–Ursuline  8

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