(WJW) – It’s the season finale of Friday Night Touchdown and its week two of the high school playoffs. Here are a few of the more than 17 games we covered.
Cleveland Heights vs. Medina
Before tonight, 11 teams have tried but nobody has been able to figure out Drew Allar and the Medina Bees who rolled into the second round of the playoffs after shutting out Shaker Heights last week, 54-0.
The Cleveland Heights Tigers had the tall task this week of trying to claw out a win. Cleveland Heights had been giving up an average of 18 points a game.
Medina won 45-14.
Also tonight, Drew Allar was named Friday Night Touchdown Player of the Year.
Berea-Midpark vs. St Ed’s
In the other half of that bracket, St. Ed’s hosted Berea-Midpark. This was the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
The Eagles faced Berea and Midpark in the playoffs in back-to-back weeks back in 1986, but that was before the two schools merged. The Eagles won both of those games. The Titans were coming off their first playoff win since Berea and Midpark merged schools.
St. Ed’s won 56-14.
Buckeye vs. Rocky River
Two weeks ago, Rocky River and Buckeye met at Buckeye to decide the first-ever Great Lakes Conference Championship. Tonight, the two met again with much higher stakes.
The Pirates won the first meeting in Week 10, 23-12. After both teams won last week, they squared off again, this time at Rocky River with the winner advancing in the postseason.
Rocky River won 32-15.
Willoughby South vs. Nordonia
In Division 2, Region 5, Willoughby South traveled to Nordonia to face the Knights. Nordonia came off a 40-0 win over John Hay last week in the opening round of the playoffs.
Willoughby South opened their run to Canton with a 28-8 win over Bedford.
Nordonia won 42-17.
Walsh Jesuit vs. Hudson
Staying in Division 2, Region 5, it doesn’t get any better than this as Walsh Jesuit traveled to Hudson.
The two teams had a combined four losses by four points. Walsh Jesuit entered the game after beating Maple Heights last week 49-24. They were riding an 8-game win streak into their match-up with Hudson who beat Lakeside last week 42-6.
Walsh Jesuit won 23-14.