(WJW) — Friday Night Touchdown is back! Week 2 of high school football featured some exciting and intriguing non-conference matchups.
This week’s Game of the Week matchup was Painesville Riverside at Aurora, a pair of perennial playoff contenders. The Game 2 poll had one of the closest votes in Friday Night Touchdown history.
Both teams came off of successes in Week 1, with Aurora’s 38-6 win over Euclid and Riverside’s 35-7 win over Perry.
FOX 8’s own Ken Carman had an interesting encounter on the way to Aurora to cover the game.
You can watch that in the video above.
After edging out Solon last week by one point at home, the Hudson Explorers welcomed the Euclid Panthers to Hudson Memorial Stadium. Euclid was coming off a 38- 6 loss at home to Avon and tried to upset Hudson – a team Euclid defeated last fall at home.
The Medina Bees were buzzing after a dominant 33-10 win against Warren Harding in Week 1, but the Avon Eagles were hungry after last week’s game in Florida was stopped in the first quarter due to lightning deals.
Since Avon scored the game’s only touchdown and the opposing team deciding not to resume the game the next day, the Eagles were issued a forfeited victory to go 1-0 on the season after just a few minutes of game action.
Finally, a monster matchup on a neutral site field in downtown Cleveland at FirstEnergy Stadium – Mentor Cardinals versus St. Ignatius Wildcats.
Mentor knocked off Canton McKinley last week by seven points, while Ignatius’s game last week against Springfield was canceled due to lightning. These schools met twice last year with Mentor winning in Week 2 at home, 28-26, before the Wildcats won the rematch in the first round of the playoffs, 35-32
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