Lightning struck way more than twice Friday night across northern Ohio, forcing delays and even a Benedictine-Cathedral Prep cancellation.
The weather was better in southwest Ohio, where St. Xavier (photo by Ben Jackson) got back on track with an easy win over La Salle, and though Springfield’s shutout streak ended, the Wildcats looked as dominant as they have all season against Centerville.
HOW SBLIVE’S OHIO TOP 25 FARED IN WEEK 8
1. St. Xavier beat La Salle 49-14
St. Xavier bounces back from its first loss of the season in convincing fashion over La Salle to win the GCL South.
2. St. Edward beat Football North 38-7
A strong second half helps the Eagles improve to 8-0 with a win over the club team from Canada.
3. Medina beat Brunswick 35-14
The teams honored their late former coach before a game that now will be known as the Tom Fasko Gridiron Classic.
4. Lakota West (6-1)
Coronavirus quarantine protocols at Middletown forced the cancellation of the Firebirds-Middies game.
5. Springfield beat Centerville 44-7
The Wildcats’ streak of three straight shutouts ended early when Centerville went up 7-0, but then Springfield got mad and scored the next 44.
6. St. Ignatius lost to Archbishop Moeller 29-28
St. Ignatius came back from an early 14-0 deficit to take Moeller to overtime, but a touchdown and two-point conversion dropped the Wildcats to 4-4.
7. Toledo Central Catholic beat Whitmer 28-7
Central Catholic takes control of the TRAC in a game that didn’t end until after 11 p.m. because of lightning delays.
8. Upper Arlington beat Olentangy Orange 35-10
Orange hung in there for a half, trailing 7-3, but Upper Arlington ran away with it in the second to remain undefeated.
9. Pickerington Central beat Groveport Madison 37-0
Everyone knows how strong the Pick Central defense is, but the offense keeps piling up points too as the playoffs approach.
10. Chardon beat Madison 48-0
A game that wasn’t much of a contest anyway was called early because of lightning.
11. Avon beat Berea-Midpark 49-14
The Eagles knock off conference leader Berea-Midpark in convincing fashion to stay hot and end the Titans’ five-game winning streak.
12. Benedictine, Cleveland (6-0)
Lightning canceled Benedictine’s home game against Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pa.), and the Bengals play at Archbishop Hoban next week.
13. Marysville beat Thomas Worthington 49-6
Marysville just missed its third straight shutout, but it was another easy win for the 7-0 Monarchs.
14. Archbishop Moeller beat St. Ignatius 29-28
Moeller capped a thrilling game against St. Ignatius with an amazing finish, calling a trick play to score a two-point conversion to lift its record to 6-2.
15. Aurora lost to Barberton 14-6
Barberton’s Cameron Macon scored both of the Magics’ touchdowns and the defense shut down previously unbeaten Aurora.
16. Mentor lost to Solon 24-21
Mentor’s season to forget continues, falling to 3-5 after another upset loss.
17. Princeton beat Sycamore 42-20
Princeton fell behind 13-0 but then got in gear and cruised past Sycamore.
18. Massillon Washington beat Canisius (New York) 23-13
Massillon won a hard-fought battle against previously undefeated Canisius, visiting from Buffalo.
19. La Salle lost to St. Xavier 49-14
La Salle fell behind 35-14 at the half and never could get on track against St. Xavier.
20. Piqua beat Tippecanoe 42-23
Piqua finally allowed a team to score double digits, but the offense had plenty to keep the Indians undefeated.
21. Lakota East beat Oak Hills 49-14
The Thunderhawks stay undefeated in the Greater Miami Conference with Fairfield and Lakota West coming up next.
22. Centerville lost to Springfield 44-7
Centerville got off to a great start in the big Greater Western Ohio Conference matchup, but Springfield couldn’t be stopped once the Wildcats got going.
23. New Albany beat Westland 58-7
New Albany sprinted to a 58-0 halftime lead and then slowed to a light jog in the second half.
24. Kirtland beat Lakeside 63-28
Kirtland makes it 47 straight wins in a game that was up and down only because of lightning delays.
25. Archbishop Hoban beat St. Vincent-St. Mary 42-7
Hoban had no problem winning its ninth straight in the Akron holy war heading into it huge home game next week against Benedictine.