(WJW) – This is week 3 of the high school football playoffs and although Friday Night Touchdown does not air tonight, we had crews covering 11 playoff games. Here are just a few of those matchups.
Brunswick played host to a Division 1, Region 1 semifinal game as St. Ignatius took on Medina. These two teams have some history in the regional semifinals. They met last year in the same round with Medina winning 33-26 at Byers Field. Medina had rolled through their postseason schedule, outscoring their opponents 99-14.
Medina won 27-14.
In the other half of the Division 1, Region 1 bracket, Canton McKinley traveled to Byers Field to take on St. Ed’s. This marked the third time these two teams have met. It’s the first time since 2017.
Canton McKinley had won five of their last six games and for the first time since 2009 has won two games in the playoffs. The Eagles had won the last two matchups.
St. Edward won 42-0.
Division 2, Region 6 featureed a regular-season re-match as Olmsted Falls and Avon traveled to Strongsville to see who is moving on. The Eagles won the regular-season match-up 41-29 and had won 8 in a row, but the Bulldogs had won five straight since that loss to Avon in week 7. The Eagles ran wild against the Bulldogs back in October and that would be the key for Olmsted Falls if they want to move on to the regional finals.
Avon won 49-21.
In Division 2, Region 5, it was a battle of the Knights tonight when Akron Hoban took on Nordonia in Ravenna. Akron Hoban had won six of their last 7 games, and Nordonia had won 7 of their last 8 games. Both teams were giving up an average of 17 points this season on defense.
Akron-Hoban won 35-7.
In Division 3, Region 10, a pair of rivals squared off for the second time this season as Holy Name took on Padua.
Holy Name won, 28-21.
**Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect Holy Name won, not Padua **