The Leopards won the All-American Conference National Division championship outright with a 41-21 win over Lakeview. The victory also boosted the Leopards into the #2 seed in the Division V, Region 15 playoffs.
One week after claiming their first win of the season, the Spartans dealt Canton McKinley's playoff hopes a serious blow by upsetting the Bulldogs 21 to 13 in what is probably the final game to be played at the current Boardman Stadium.
SPRINGFIELD LOCAL TIGERS
The Tigers broke open a close game with touchdown plays of 80 and 62 yards to turn back Crestview 42-21 in a key Inter Tri-County League Tier 1 contest which gave the Tigers sole possession of first place and a boost into the Division VI, Region 19 playoff race.
Ursuline became the second Mahoning Valley team in a row to knock off the Massillon Tigers. With their 23-14 victory, the Irish vaulted themselves into second place in the Division V, Region 15 computer rankings.
The Falcons battled from behind the entire game before taking their first lead and then holding on for a 34-33 victory over previously undefeated Massillon which entered the game ranked #1 in the state in Division II.
The Eagles approached the point of dominance in their much-anticipated showdown with also unbeaten Poland. Hubbard prevailed 54-28 to improve its record to 5-0 and protect its #1 Division III state ranking by the Associated Press.
The Bulldogs overcame a 16-0 deficit to upend Columbus Bishop Watterson 27-16 and remain undefeated.
WESTERN RESERVE BLUE DEVILS
The Blue Devils won their much anticipated match-up with South Range 20 to 14. Both teams were 2-and-0 going into the game coming off perfect 10-and-0 regular seasons in 2013.
McDONALD BLUE DEVILS
The Blue Devils built a 19-0 lead and turned back Springfield Local 19-14 to earn career win #100 for head coach Dan Williams.