(WJW) – It’s Week 8 of Friday Night Touchdown and our crew was ready for a huge battle for the Friday Night Touchdown Game of the Week.
First place in the Greater Cleveland Conference was still up for grabs on the Game of the Week as a pair of rivals squared off at Ken Dukes Stadium.
Brunswick traveled to Medina. Brunswick won last year’s meeting 28-21. Since then, all Medina had done was win, win, win. They had fallen to second place in the latest computer ratings but had won 13 of their last 15 since losing to the Blue Devils last year. They were fresh off a big win over Mentor last week on national television.
Medina came out on top 35-14.
For a second straight week, we had a Holy War. This time, St. Vincent-St. Mary took on Akron-Hoban in the annual Akron rivalry. Akron-Hoban returned to Ohio after beating a team from New York. Senior running back George Linberger rushed for 195 yards and four TDs on 31 carries last week for the fighting Irish, who were looking to snap an eight-game losing streak in the series.
Akron-Hoban won 42-7.
This week, undefeated Aurora traveled to 6-1 Barberton. In the end, Barberton came out with a 14-6 win.
North Olmsted rode a five-game win streak into Elyria Catholic as they looked to chase down Rocky River in the Great Lakes Conference.
Elyria Catholic won 30-24.