Week 8 HS Football Playoff Contenders
Week 8 of the high school football season has arrived and many area teams still have playoff life.
Division 3, Region 10
#1 Mansfield Senior @ D2, R6 #13 (4-3) Wooster: The 7-0 Tygers face the Generals for sole
possession of first place in the OCC and what could be the conference crown. The Generals could get
back towards the top-8 with a win while the Tygers can get back to the top of the region standings with a
Division 4, Region 14
#1 Galion (6-1) @ (2-5) Ontario : The Tigers got back to the top of the rankings with their 13-12 win at Shelby last week. They look to remain at the top of the region with a win.
#5 Clear Fork (5-2) @ D5, R18 #4 (5-2) Pleasant: The Colts have a major opportunity to climb higher in the region rankings if they can knock off Pleasant for a third consecutive year while the Spartans can
possibly jump to third in their region with a win.
#10 Shelby (5-2) vs. D6 R23 #4 (6-1) Lima Cent. Catholic: The Whippets dropped from the top 8 with its
tough loss to Galion last week, but can get back into playoff position with a victory.
Division 6, Region 22
#2 Seneca East (6-1) @ (2-5) Upper Sandusky: The Tigers fell from the top of the rankings after its overtime loss to Carey. They can get back that spot with a win over the Division 4 Rams.
#3 Western Reserve @ D7, R26 #2 (7-0) St. Paul: The Roughriders face a tough test in the Firelands
Conference-leading Flyers, who have won 50-straight conference games. An upset victory would all but
lock up a playoff spot.
#4 Northmor (6-1) @ (2-5) Danville: The Golden Knights got back on track with a win over Cardington and can get closer to clinching a postseason spot with a win.
#5 Hillsdale (6-1) @ D6, R21 #5 (6-1) Dalton: In a game that could determine the WCAL the Falcons could all but solidify a playoff spot with a win and move into the top 4.
#9 Crestview (5-2) @ (4-3) D7, R25 #16 (4-3) South Central: The Cougars have the opportunity to gain
major bonus points as each of its final three has records over .500. They may need to go 3-0 to reach
#13 Colonel Crawford (4-3) vs. #16 (3-4) Bucyrus: The winner of this game remains in the playoff picture
while the other's postseason chances are all but done.
Division 7, Region 25
#1 Lucas (6-1) @ D7, R27 #5 (6-1) Fisher Catholic: The Cubs pulled off a major upset of Division 2 St.
Charles last week which put them into the Division 7 AP rankings. A win on Friday gives them some
space from the rest of the region.
Division 7, Region 26
#12 Plymouth (5-2) @ (1-6) Monroeville: The Big Red need to avoid a letdown on Friday to remain in the