FNTD Week #10: Final Scores

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CLEVELAND — Week #10 of FOX 8’s ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ featured some key games for Playoff positioning and conference championships.

#2 St. Edward hit the road and won a thriller over Eastern Christian Academy from Maryland. The game was played at historic Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Eagles raced out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, before the Honey Badgers rallied to take the lead in the 4th quarter. That’s when things got interesting.

First, Brett Kean hit David Dowell on a touchdown pass with 1:06 remaining to put the Eagles ahead 34-32, but St. Eds could not convert the extra point.

Then, ECA speedster Devin Russell returned the ensuing kickoff 97-yards for a touchdown and a 2-point conversion put the Honey Badgers back on top, 40-34 with just 0:50 to play.

But Kean refused to let the Eagles lose. He marched his team down to the ECA 25 in five plays, and with hit Dan Lentz for the game-winning touchdown with 0:06 remaining. The point after gave St. Edward a 41-40.

The Eagles finished the regular season 8-1 and clinched the #1 seed for the Division I, Region 1 Playoffs.

Saturday’s other big game, was ‘The Game’, the 124th meeting between bitter rivals, Massillon and Canton McKinley.

The Tigers needed a win to clinch a Playoff berth in Division II, Region 4, while the Bulldogs came in having already clinched a home game in Region 1, and Massillon played like a desperate team.

The Tigers scored first, on a short touchdown run by JD Crabtree, but the rest of the first half was a slugfest, dominated by the defenses – until the game changed on one play.

Eric Glover-Williams drove McKinley into field goal range, but on the final play of the half, Massillon blocked the Pups’ kick and returned it for a touchdown, taking a 14-0 lead into the locker room.

The Tigers would not look back, cruising to a 34-7 victory, their third straight over McKinley in the last 12 months.

Massillon finishes 8-2; the Tigers finish fourth in Region 4 and should host Avon Lake (8-2). McKinley falls to 9-1, the Bulldogs will face 11-time State Champion St. Ignatius (6-4) in the first round of the Division I, Region 1 Playoffs.

The Shearer Equipment Game of the Week was a battle for first place in the Portage Trail Conference, pitting Norton against Kent Roosevelt.

It was a hard fought, defensive struggle, with the Rough Riders clinging to a 7-6 lead at halftime, before scoring twice in the second half to win 21-12, clinching the PTC Championship and home Playoff game in Division II, Region 3.

Roosevelt finished the regular season 9-1, while Norton fell to 8-2 and missed out on a Playoff berth.

Another key matchup came in the Suburban League, where Wadsworth and Nordonia battled for second-place and key Playoff points.

The game was a back and forth affair, with the Grizzlies holding on for a 34-33 win that locked up a Playoff spot in the rugged Division I, Region 1.

According to projections, Wadsworth (9-1) could play host to Cleveland Heights (9-1), which spanked Shaw, 47-6.

Nordonia started 8-0, before losing its final two games of the season, but the Knights are still Playoff bound, and may have done enough to earn a home game in Division II, Region 4.

Several schools finished off perfect regular seasons, including #9 Austintown-Fitch (10-0), which survived a scare from Youngstown Cardinal, 19-14.

*Take a look at fan photos from Week #10*

Some of the other undefeated teams include Avon (10-0) a 34-7 winner over Bay, Highland (10-0) which crushed Cloverleaf 49-7, Louisville (10-0), which ran past Canton South 42-21, Hubbard (10-0) a 40-7 winner over Canfield, and perhaps the most unlikely of the unbeatens, Akron Ellet (10-0) which completed the first perfect regular season in school history, with a 53-8 rout of Akron North.

The quarterback of another undefeated team, Columbia’s Jay Banyasz continued to make his case for ‘Friday Night Touchdown’ Player of the Year. The senior signal called finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record, along with 28 touchdown passes and zero interceptions. Banyasz’s efforts earned the Raiders the top seed in Division V, Region 16.

HERE ARE ALL OF SATURDAY’S FINAL SCORES:

#2 ST. EDWARD 41 – Eastern Christian Academy (MD) 40 FINAL
#6 ST. IGNATIUS 35 – Pinehurst School (Ontario, CA) 14 FINAL
MASSILLON WASHINGTON 34 – #5 Canton McKinley 7 FINAL
BEDFORD 18 – Maple Heights 0 FINAL
WEST GEAUGA 27 – Beachwood 15 FINAL
GILMOUR 55 – Youngstown Christian 8 FINAL
AKRON BUCHTEL 26 – Columbus St. Francis De Sales 16 FINAL
AKRON KENMORE 12 – Akron East 7 FINAL
ASHTABULA EDGEWOOD 52 – Lutheran East 0 FINAL
CLEVELAND CENT. CATH. 28 – Warren JFK 20 FINAL
VASJ 56 – Holy Name 43 FINAL
TRINITY 40 – WRA 7 FINAL
WOOSTER 56 – Orrville 0 FINAL

HERE ARE ALL OF FRIDAY’S FINAL SCORES:

#3 MENTOR  45 – Strongsville 19 FINAL
#4 GLENVILLE  49 – John Hay 24 FINAL
#7 HIGHLAND  49 – Cloverleaf 7 FINAL
#8 HUDSON  37 – Twinsburg 27 FINAL
#9 AUSTINTOWN-FITCH  19 – Youngstown Cardinal Mooney 14
#10 AVON  34 – Bay 7 FINAL
#11 KIRTLAND  63 – Independence 9 FINAL
LOUISVILLE  42 – Canton South 21 FINAL
HUBBARD  40 – Canfield 7 FINAL
COLUMBIA  49 – Clearview 22 FINAL
AKRON-ELLETT  53 – Akron North 8 FINAL
AKRON-FIRESTONE  21  – Akron-Garfiled  14 FINAL
AKRON-HOBAN  14 – Walsh Jesuit 20 FINAL
AKRON-MANCHESTER 21 – CVCA 20  FINAL
AVON LAKE  42 –  Amherst 0   FINAL
AURORA  63  – Kenston 28  FINAL
BENEDICTINE  56 – Padua 21 FINAL
UNIONTOWN LAKE  26 –  Boardman 16 FINAL
BRECKSVILLE-BROADVIEW HTS. 39 – Westlake 14 FINAL
BROOKFIELD 37 – LaBrae 21 FINAL
BROOKLYN 31 – Oberlin 14  FINAL
BRUSH 55 – Parma 6  FINAL
BUCKEYE 48 – Firelands 7 FINAL
CANAL FULTON NORTHWEST 44 – Barberton 20 FINAL
CARDINAL 40 – Berkshire 2 FINAL
CHAGRIN FALLS 20 – Perry 7 FINAL
PYMATUNING VALLEY 28 – Chalker  21 FINAL
CHARDON 49 – Ashtabula Lakeside 21 FINAL
CLEAR FORK 42 – West Holmes 13 FINAL
SOUTHINGTON UNITED 50 – Columbiana 28 FINAL
CONNEAUT 28 – Jefferson Area 19 FINAL
REVERE 32 – Copley 27 FINAL
CRESTVIEW 62 – East Palestine 20 FINAL
CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS 63 – Richmond Heights 21 FINAL
NEW PHILADELPHIA 34 – Dover 38 FINAL/3OTs
TUSCARAWAS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 15 – East Canton 6 FINAL
EAST TECH 26 – John Marshall 12 FINAL
ELYRIA 14 – Medina 7 FINAL
ELYRIA CATHOLIC 53 – Rocky River 28 FINAL
FAIRLESS 63 – Tuslaw 14 FINAL
CRESTWOOD 20 – Field 14 FINAL
GARFIELD HEIGHTS 55 – Cuyahoga Falls 22 FINAL
UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 17 – Geneva 14 FINAL
GIRARD 50 – Campbell Memorial 0 FINAL
TALLMADGE 30 – Green 27 FINAL
JOHN F. KENNEDY 14 – Rhodes 12 FINAL
KENT ROOSEVELT 21 – Norton 12 FINAL
KEYSTONE 28 – Black River 6 FINAL
LAKE CATHOLIC 29 – NDCL 28 FINAL
CORTLAND LAKEVIEW 41 – Newton Falls 0 FINAL
NORTH RIDGEVILLE 35 – Lakewood 7 FINAL
GRAND VALLEY 26 – Ledgemont 21 FINAL
ASHLAND 28 – Lexington 7 FINAL
LUTHERAN WEST 16 – Fairview 14 FINAL
MADISON 28 – Painesville Riverside 0 FINAL
MANSFIELD SENIOR 45 – Madison Comprehensive 16 FINAL
MARLINGTON 38 – Alliance 7 FINAL
GLENOAK 28 – Massillon Perry  7 FINAL
MAYFIELD 32 – Shaker Heights 26 FINAL
MIDVIEW 28 – Berea-Midpark 19 FINAL
MINERVA 14 – Carrollton 10 FINAL
MOGADORE 24 – Southeast FINAL
NORTH CANTON HOOVER 51 – Massillon Jackson 42 FINAL
FAIRPORT HARDING 12 – Newbury  8 FINAL
NILES McKINLEY 41 – Youngstown East 32 FINAL
WADSWORTH 34 – Nordonia 33 FINAL
VALLEY FORGE 47 – Normandy 14 FINAL
NORTH OLMSTED 28 – Olmsted Falls 14 FINAL
STOW-MUNROE FALLS 31- North Royalton 23 FINAL
NORTHWESTERN 30 – Norwayne 0 FINAL
ORANGE 41 -Painesville Harvey 39 FINAL
WAYNEDALE 49 – Rittman  6 FINAL
COVENTRY 41 – Rootstown 2 FINAL
SALEM 48 – West Branch 33 FINAL
MALVERN 28 – Sandy Valley 0 FINAL
LOWELLVILLE 33 – Sebring McKinley 14 FINAL
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS 47 – Shaw 6 FINAL
DALTON 14 – Smithville 0 FINAL
SOLON 44 – Brunswick 41 FINAL
SPRINGFIELD 28 – Ravenna 17 FINAL
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 35 – Canton Cent. Cath. 14 FINAL
STREETSBORO 42 – Waterloo 7 FINAL
TRIWAY 42 – Timken 20 FINAL
STRUTHERS 31 – Warren Howland 20 FINAL
EUCLID 49 – Warrensville Heights 13 FINAL
WELLINGTON 35 – Brookside 0 FINAL
HAWKEN 28 – Wickliffe 16 FINAL
WILLOUGHBY SOUTH 34 – Eastlake North 14 FINAL
MATHEWS 21 – Windham  16 FINAL
WOODRIDGE 41 – Garrettsville Garfield 13 FINAL
YOUNGSTOWN LIBERTY 24 – Champion 6 FINAL
Lorain vs Warren G. Harding – CANCELLED

HERE ARE ALL OF THURSDAY’S FINAL SCORES:

#1 ST. VINCENT – ST. MARY 40 – Youngstown Ursuline 7 FINAL
LINCOLN-WEST 16 – Whitney Young 0 FINAL
INDIAN VALLEY 35 – Tuscarawas Valley 20 FINAL

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