Games of the week

Boardman (2-4)

at Harding (3-3)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Mollenkopf Stadium, Warren

LAST MEETING: 2018, Harding won, 17-14

LAST WEEK: Boardman 31, Garfield Heights 14; Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 42, Harding 37

COACHES: Joe Ignazio, Boardman; Steve Arnold, Harding

ABOUT BOARDMAN: The Spartans built a 14-point halftime lead at Garfield Heights and never trailed to get their first win since Week 2 against Poland.

ABOUT HARDING: The Raiders took a 16-0 first-quarter lead on St. Vincent-St. Mary, but the Irish vaunted rushing attack proved to be too much for Harding. The Raiders saw its junior quarterback Elijah Taylor throw for 366 yards as Ty Artis and Tyriq Ivory each had more than 100 yards receiving.

East (3-3)

at Howland (3-3)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Richard Lombardo Stadium, Howland

LAST MEETING: 2018, East won, 42-10

LAST WEEK: Cardinal Mooney 38, East 13; Louisville 34, Howland 7

COACHES: Brian Marrow, East; Steve Boyle, Howland

ABOUT EAST: The Golden Bears were worn down, as so many are, by the Cardinal Mooney rushing attack. East gave up 321 rushing yards on 49 carries. The Golden Bears mustered only 175 yards of total offense.

ABOUT HOWLAND: The Tigers three-game winning streak came to a halt as Howland had three turnovers and three fumbles in its loss at Louisville.

Niles (5-1, 2-1)

at Struthers (4-2, 2-1)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Laddie Fedor Field, Struthers

LAST MEETING: 2018, Struthers won, 49-28

LAST WEEK: Niles 35, South Range 34, OT; Struthers 56, Jefferson 6

COACHES: Jim Parry, Niles; Curt Kuntz, Struthers

ABOUT NILES: The Red Dragons showed some resolve as they rallied from a 21-7 deficit where they were dominated after two quarters. Niles forced overtime and squeezed past South Range.

ABOUT STRUTHERS: Aiden Hall’s 5-for-5 and 200-yard performance paced the Wildcats in a dominating victory against Jefferson.

Mineral Ridge (4-2, 1-2)

at Springfield (6-0, 3-0)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Tigers Stadium, New Middletown

LAST MEETING: 2018, Springfield won, 57-8

LAST WEEK: Lowellville 28, Mineral Ridge 20; Springfield 49, Jackson-Milton 8

COACHES: Brian Shaner, Mineral Ridge; Sean Guerriero, Springfield

ABOUT MINERAL RIDGE: Lowellville’s TD with 13.1 seconds left sunk the Rams, who had three interceptions.

ABOUT SPRINGFIELD: The Tigers had a 28-point third quarter to roll against another MVAC foe.

Girard (4-2, 2-1)

at Hubbard (5-1, 3-0)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Hubbard Memorial Stadium, Hubbard

LAST MEETING: 2018 (Division IV, Region 13 final in Niles), Girard won, 43-18

LAST WEEK: Poland 45, Girard 7; Hubbard 28, Lakeview 7

COACHES: Pat Pearson, Girard; Brian Hoffman, Hubbard

ABOUT GIRARD The high-powered Indians offense was stymied against Poland, which held them to 118 total yards.

ABOUT HUBBARD: The Eagles had 323 yards rushing, led by Cam Resetar and T.C. Caffey, who each had more than 100 yards on the ground.

Kennedy (4-2)

at Aquinas (4-2)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Sirpilla Stadium, Louisville

LAST MEETING: 2018, Kennedy won, 34-0

LAST WEEK: Kennedy 20, Campbell 12; Aquinas 20, Western Reserve Academy 17

COACHES: Jeff Bayuk, Kennedy; Mike Cook, Aquinas

ABOUT KENNEDY: Cameron Hollobaugh’s 42-yard touchdown run with about 2 minutes remaining was the deciding factor in a what was an even matchup at Campbell.

ABOUT AQUINAS: The Knights snapped a two-game losing streak with a narrow victory over Western Reserve Academy. Aquinas had close to 300 yards of total offense, incluing 212 passing.


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