L Solon 31 - Strongsville 28 | (6-4)
Solon was undefeated and Strongsville was fighting for a berth into the playoffs. Strongsville played well the entire game and held a 28-20 lead with just 30 second left, and Solon 34 yards away from scoring. Solon completed a short pass down to the 26 yard line and was tackled inbounds with no timeouts. With the final second ticking off the clock it seemed Solon's only play would be to spike it and take one final stab at the endzone. Instead, Solon put its undefeated record on the line on one final, extremely risky play...instead of spiking the ball, the QB faked a sneak then bounced outside and ran it in for a TD as time expired. Solon then converted the 2-point attempt and won in overtime. The loss ended Strongsville's season at 6-4 and left them out of the playoffs. The loss left the Mustangs, including Hamilton, in shock. Hamilton did have a 39-yard TD grab. He finished the season with 55 receptions for 884 yards and 11 TDs.
Playoffs, 1st Round: W Maquoketa 27 - Williamsburg 56 | (9-1)
After the 1st quarter, Williamsburg was up 25-0. At the half, it was 39-0. In the end, Williamsburg cruised into the second round of the playoff beating Maquoketa 56-27. There are plenty of Blythe highlights in this KCRG video (Blythe is #77).
Playoffs, 2nd Round: W Clear Creek-Amana 35 - Williamsburg 65 | (10-1)
Williamsburg's offense was unstoppable as they scored 9 TDs and a field goal against CCA and won by 30. Blythe was quoted: "We played a great game. CCA has a good team. It was a good physical game and that’s what we like to play." Next up for Williamsburg is Solon (10-1) who handed Williamsburg its only loss back on October 8.
Next Game: at Solon - 11/08 (Playoffs, Quarter Finals)
Playoffs, 1st Round: W Freeburg 7 - Rochester 49 | (10-0)
Rochester continued its unbeaten streak into the first round of the playoffs playing a great game start to finish. The special teams provided a blocked punt and an onside kick recovery, the passing game was extremely efficient (only 1 incompletion), and the defense was smothering. Freeburg only briefly looked like it would give Rochester any type of challenge, but it was promptly erased McMinn registered a sack on 4th and 9 when Freeburg was deep in Rochester's territory.
Next Game: vs. Effingham - 11/05 (Playoffs, 2nd Round)
Playoffs, 1st Round: W Norfolk 10 - Millard North 42 | (8-2)
Millard North let Norfolk hang around for 3 quarter, before putting up 21 in the 4th to seal the win. The real pivotal play was a pitch by Norfolk that was swatted down, picked up, and returned for a TD by Millard North extending the lead to 28-10. No mentions of Fisher were found.
Next Game: vs. Lincoln Northeast - 11/05 (Playoffs, 2nd Round)
Playoffs, 1st Round: W Plainfield North 12 - Glenbard West 51 | (9-1)
It took a minute for Glenbard West to rebound from its first loss of the year. On the first play from scrimmage they gave up an 80-yard TD run. The offense responded though, scoring their own long TD 2 plays later and then went on to completely destroy Plainfield North. GW's running back credited Walsh for the good rushing performance. "Everything starts with the line and we have the best line in the state starting with Jordan."
Next Game: vs. Lincoln-Way East - 11/05 (Playoffs, 2nd Round)
Playoffs, 1st Round: W Bay View 8 - Bradford 70 | (9-1)
Bradford scored 42 (!!) in the first quarter, and that was pretty much the story of the game. That's 6 TDs...5 were long runs, and 1 was a kickoff return. Gordon had just 7 carries (that's all he needed), and racked up 197 yards and 4 TDs of 39, 60, 10, and 33 yards.
Playoffs, 2nd Round: W Badger 24 - Bradford 54 | (10-1)
Bradford used its strong rushing attack to advance past the second round of the playoffs. They had 444 rushing yards and had 6 TDs of over 20 yards. Another big playoff performance was turned in by Gordon. He had 8 carries for 174 yards and 4 TDs of 6, 5, 63, and 47 yards. He also had a 30-yard reception. Bradford plays Tremper in the quarterfinals, a team they beat 2 weeks ago 70-21.
Next Game: vs. Tremper - 11/05 (Playoffs, Quarterfinals)
W Barron Collier 14 - Golden Gate 13 | (6-3)
With less than two minutes left in the game, Golden Gate had rallied to make the score 13-14 needing just an extra point to likely send the game to overtime. Instead, they opted to go for 2, failed, and Barron Collier won by one.
Next Game: vs. Lely - 11/05
Playoffs, 1st Round: L Mt. Pleasant 12 - ADM 17 | (5-5)
Mt. Pleasant fell inches short of advancing to the second round. On fourth-and-goal, in the closing seconds of the game, Mt. Pleasant had a chance to a go-ahead TD. They threw it into the endzone, completed the pass, but was ruled out-of-bounds. Game over...and Mt. Pleasant lost to ADM 12-17. Krieger-Coble had 6 receptions for 84 yards.
W Deerfield 6 - St. Thomas Aquinas 56 | (8-0)
The Raiders scored on each of their first 5 possessions and had a first quarter lead of 35-0. The defense also forced 3 turnovers. It all resulted in an easy victory for Aquinas. Rudock had another big game completing 11 of 14 passes for 147 yards and 3 TDs. Here are the highlights from Aquinas' win.
Next Game: at South Broward - 11/05
W Bensalem 18 - Council Rock North 36 | (1-8)
Good news everyone! Council Rock North won for the first time this season. Raymon, who has missed a lot of time due to injury, was back in the game and help boost his team their first win in nearly a year.
Next Game: at Council Rock South - 11/05
W DeSoto 54 - Mesquite 35| (8-1)
Probably still sluggish from the big fight that broke out last week, DeSoto was tied with the 1-8 Mesquite 28-28 at the half. DeSoto went on to score 26 in the third quarter to secure the win. I couldn't find much more on this game other than what was on the DeSoto Football website. No mentions of Vincent were found.
Next Game: vs. Longview - 11/05
L Hebron 35 - Allen 28 | (8-1)
Allen suffered its first loss of the year. The Eagles gave up 642 yards of total offense and allowed Hebron to score the final 14 points of the game. Allen still had a couple of chances late in the game, but turned the ball over on their final two possessions. No mentions of Spears were found.
Next Game: at Flower Mound - 11/05
Mike Orloff and Marcus Grant
W Lawrence Academy 38 - Noble and Greenough 7 | (5-0)
Lawrence Academy continued to tear its way through the Independent School League with another big win. Orloff led the way completing 7 of 10 passes for 110 yards and a TD. He also added 92 yards on the ground on just 3 carries. Grant contributed with 2 receptions for 30 yards and 2 kickoff returns for 90 yards.
Next Game: vs. Belmont Hill - 11/05
L Bishop McNamara 12 - Paul VI 14 | (0-9)
Iowa's newest recruit plays for a team that is just not very good. Bishop McNamara had chances to win their game, but turnovers and failed trick plays spelled doom. The Mustangs remain winless for the season.
Next Game: at DeMatha - 11/05
Did not play:
- Jake Duzey - Season Over
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