Norwalk (6-1) in Division III, Western Reserve (6-1) in Div. VI and St. Paul (7-0) in Div. VII have all but clinched spots in the state playoffs after Tuesday’s weekly OHSAA computer ratings were released.
Lily Dowdell became the third four-time winner in Firelands Conference girls history on Saturday, while New London won the team championship at Mary Fate Park in Plymouth.
The Wildcats — the No. 2-ranked team in Division III — had all seven of its scored runners among the top 12 finishers in Saturday’s league championship meet at Plymouth.
After the Eagles (1-6, 0-4) tied Friday’s game at 7-7, the Roughriders (6-1, 4-0) scored three straight times in Friday’s 40-20 win in Collins.
Willard upset state-ranked Huron to force an SBC Bay co-title — the first league title for the Crimson Flashes in 37 years.
Roughriders can set up a showdown at St. Paul, and all but unofficially clinch a state playoff berth in Division VI with a win on Friday over Monroeville.
The state-ranked Eagles and Lady Flyers swept Western Reserve and South Central on Tuesday; both need a win Thursday to share the Firelands Conference championship.
Norwalk, Western Reserve and St. Paul continue to trend toward possible home state playoff games the weekend of Nov. 8-9 in the latest OHSAA computer ratings report.
Monroeville and St. Paul, along with Bellevue and Norwalk could meet in district championship matches in Division IV and Div. II as the statewide tournament draws were held on Sunday.
Western Reserve stayed tied atop the Firelands Conference and solidified its playoff standing with Friday’s 21-7 win over the Trojans in Greenwich.
Both Western Reserve (4-1, 2-0) and the Trojans (4-1, 2-0) have a lot at stake in Friday’s game in Greenwich, which highlights Reflector area games on Friday.
The Lady Flyers moved to 15-2 overall and 10-1 in the Firelands Conference with Tuesday’s three-game win over the Roughriders in Norwalk.
Norwalk (4-1), Western Reserve (4-1) and St. Paul (5-0) are each in line to host state playoff first-round games at the midway point of the 2019 high school football season.
The Wildcats, ranked No. 2 in the Division III state poll, cruised to first place on Saturday at the Western Reserve John Speer Invite. The New London girls also won the team title.
Dalton Webb’s 19-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Roughriders to a 24-22 win over Plymouth on Friday.