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(WJW) – It’s the first week of the OHSAA football playoffs and FOX 8 has a big time edition of the show ready for you. Crews were all over Northeast Ohio to bring you all the fast paced action.
We began in Division 1, Region 1, as a pair of 6-4 teams squared off as Berea Midpark traveled to Brunswick.
The Blue Devils were coming off a win over their rival Strongsville last week, a good tune-up for the Titans. Berea-Midpark lost a shoot-out to Olmsted Falls. The Titans were averaging 31 points a game, and the Blue Devils 26.
Berea Midpark won 28-24.
After completing a .500 season, the Mentor Cardinals had a rematch with St. Ignatius in the Division 1, Region 1 playoffs. These two teams met back in Week 2 with Mentor getting the two-point win 28-26.
Mike Harrison and Evan Harper led the way for the Cardinals in the victory. This was the 26th meeting between the two schools, with Mentor winning the last four match-ups.
St. Ignatius won in a close match-up, 35-32.
Also in Division 1, Region 1, all it took was one win, but Lorain danced into the playoffs for the first time since 2017 after beating Shaw last week.
Their first-round match-up took them to Lakewood to face number one seeded St. Ed’s. In the first-ever match-up between the two schools, St. Ed’s came out on top in a blowout, 49-0.
In Division 2, Region 5, a pair of teams going in opposite directions squared off as 6-3 Bedford traveled to 7-3 Willoughby South.
The Bearcats were riding a four-game win streak into tonight’s game, The Rebels had lost three in a row and were averaging just under seven points in those three losses.
Willoughby South won 28-8.
The Friday Night Touchdown playoff game of the week took place in Division 3, Region 9. The 8 and 9 seed squared off as West Geauga traveled to Streetsboro.
The Wolverines have brought the defense all season long and they needed to do it again tonight as Streetsboro averaged 47 points a game this year. West Geauga has won five of their last six games, putting up 29 points a game this year.
Streetsboro won 56-42.