CLEVELAND (WJW) – The scoreboard is settled in Week 9 of the high school football season!

This week saw a big showdown on the west side with first place on the line. It was a pair of 7-1 teams — Bay hosting Rocky River.

First place is on the line in the Great Lakes West conference. River is the highest-scoring team in the conference and uses their air raid offense to dominate opposing teams. But the rain in the forecast could dampen River’s offense and could elevate Bay’s running game to a potential home win.

We had another fight for first place with two other 7-1 teams, but this time in the Crown Conference. Lake Catholic hosted Walsh.

Both teams may have one loss, but the Lake Catholic Cougars entered Friday night on a seven-game win streak. Walsh hadn’t lost to Catholic in four years.

Finally, the 7-1 Buckeye hosted the 6-2 Gilmour Academy. The Bucks suffered their first loss last week in upset fashion at Valley Forge.

Gilmour may have two losses, but they haven’t suffered a road loss since September of 2022.

We’ll have these highlights and many more games tonight on Friday Night Touchdown, right here on FOX 8. The action kicks off at 11 p.m.