Call & Post’s Top 15
By BRYANT K. KIZER
1. St. Ignatius (6-0) the Wildcats pushed around Glenville 35-7. The Wildcats host John Adams, Saturday at Byers Field.
2. St. Edward Eagles (6-0) had to sweat it out against hosting Erie McDowell (Pa.) 34-23. The Eagles led 20-6, but McDowell scored the next 14 points and tied it at 20. The Eagles visit Cardinal Mooney, Saturday.
3. Canton McKinley Bulldogs (6-0) destroyed visiting Mass. Jackson 45-15. The Bulldogs visit Canton GlenOak (5-1), who won the last three out of five meetings, Saturday.
4. Mentor Cardinals (5-1) got it done against hosting Brunswick 49-21. The Cardinals host Solon, Friday.
5. Willoughby South (6-0) Kareem Hunt helped the Rebels to a 35-14 over previously unbeaten Chardon 35-14. The Rebels are at Madison (4-2), Friday.
6. Cleveland Heights Tigers (5-1) got out-played by the battle-tested Euclid Panthers in their 34-12 loss. The Tigers 14 game winning streak was snapped. In the battle of the Tigers, Cleveland Heights visits Warrensville Heights, Friday.
7. Aurora Greenmen (5-1) beat visiting West Geauga 33-6. Aurora visits Wickliffe, Friday.
8. Glenville (4-2) the Tarblooders got pushed around by #1 St. Ignatius 35-7. The Tarblooders host Collinwood, Thursday.
9. Shaker Heights Red Raiders (5-1) crushed visiting Cuyahoga Falls 49-9. Senior running back Ramses Owens had three touchdowns. The Red Raiders host Valley Forge, Saturday.
10. Chardon Hilltoppers (5-1) lost to #5 Willoughby South 35-14 for their first loss of the season. Chardon hosts Geneva, Friday.
11. The visiting Euclid Panthers (4-2) ended Cleveland Heights’ 14-game winning streak in loud, 34-12 fashion. The Panthers have another big test as they host #12 Warren G. Harding (5-1), Friday.
12. Warren G. Harding Raiders (5-1) pounded visiting Shaw 43-20. The Raiders visit Euclid in a big Lake Erie battle, Friday.
13. Chagrin Falls Tigers (5-1) got back on the winning side by blasting Wickliffe 59-14. The Tigers visit Harvey, Friday.
14. Avon Lake Shoremen (5-1) routed hosting Berea 62-26. Avon Lake hosts Westlake, Friday.
15. John Hay Hornets (4-2) remained unbeaten in the Cleveland Senate by defeating hosting John F. Kennedy 27-7. The Hornets take on Lincoln-West, Saturday at Bump Taylor.
Last week’s game in review:
John Hay 27, JFK 7
John F. Kennedy and South High are the other Cleveland Senate teams beside Glenville that had made it to the state playoffs recently. The John Hay Hornets are in the driver seat to be the next team. The Hornets (4-2, and 3-0 in the Senate) visited John F. Kennedy last Friday. The Hornets are in fourth place in the Division III, Region 9 state playoff poll. The top eight teams make it and the top four teams host the first round playoffs. The Hornets are aided by their freshman quarterback Mylik Mitchell and running back Carlin Ray. The duo made a statement in their 27-7 victory over John F. Kennedy. Mitchell had two touchdown passes, one to Ray. Ray had a 35-yard touchdown run in the fourth. The Eagles scored first and then the Hornets scored 27 unanswered points. It was the Hornets first victory over JFK since they came back to the league in 2009. The Hornets chances of remaining unbeaten are on the strength that they do not have Glenville on the schedule. The Hornets will have winless Lincoln-West in town on Friday. On October 13, they will take on Rhodes. The Hornets will gain more points for their victories on D-I and D-II schools.
Kizer/Call & Post’s Game-of-the-week:
#12 Warren G. Harding (5-1, 3-0 LEL) at #11 Euclid (4-2, 3-0 LEL) – Friday 7 p.m.
No doubt that the Euclid Panthers picked up huge playoff points in beating Cleveland Heights 34-12 last Friday. The Panthers entered in 15th place in the D-I state playoff poll. The top eight teams make it. The Panthers also want sole possession of first-place in the Lake Erie League. The Panthers’ quarterback Ryshon Johnson has master head coach Tom Gibbons’ offense. The Panthers, who have losses to #5 Mentor (5-1) and Canton GlenOak (5-1), have won three in a row. Warren G. Harding, who’s lone loss was to Austintown Fitch (6-0), has won five consecutive games. They dominated Shaw 43-20, last Friday. The Raiders are ranked ninth in the D-I, Region I state playoff poll.
Kizer’s pick – Warren G. Harding 30-24.
#3 Canton McKinley (6-0) at Canton GlenOak (5-1), today at 7 p.m.
The Bulldogs from Canton McKinley have been rolling along. They are unbeaten in six games. The Eagles of GlenOak are 5-1. The Eagles have won three out of five meetings.
Kizer’s pick – McKinley 31-30.