Game of the week
By BRYANT K. KIZER
High School Beat Writer
1. St. Ignatius (5-0) Wildcats defeated McDowell, (Erie, Pa) 34-10. The Wildcats host #6 Glenville, Saturday.
2. St. Edward (5-0) Eagles coasted to a 45-21 victory over Youngstown Ursuline. The Eagles at McDowell, Pa, Saturday.
3. Cleveland Heights (5-0) Tigers won their 14th consecutive regular season game by beating rival Maple Heights (2-3) 35-12. The Tigers will host #14 Euclid (3-2) Friday in the battle of the cats.
4. Mentor (4-1) Cardinals blast Parma 55-0. The Cardinals at #13 Brunswick, Friday.
5. Canton McKinley (5-0) Bulldogs beat Uniontown Lake 35-21. The Bulldogs host Mass. Jackson, Friday.
6. Glenville (4-1) Tarblooders blanked Rhodes 55-0. Glenville visits #1. St. Ignatius at Byers Field, Saturday.
7. Willoughby South (5-0) Rebels, behind Kareem Hunt’s 335 yard and six touchdown performance, beat University School 53-21. The Rebels will host #8 Chardon, Friday.
8. Chardon (5-0) Hilltoppers edged Madison 7-0. Chardon will visit #7 Willoughby South, Friday.
9. Aurora (4-1) Greenmen sliced Orange 41-7. The Greenmen host West Geauga, Friday.
10. Shaker Heights (4-1) Red Raiders won their first road game of the season and four in a row by beating Medina 48-27. The Red Raiders host Cuyahoga Falls, Saturday.
11. Chagrin Falls (4-1) Tigers’ 20-game consecutive regular season win streak was snapped by the hands of hosting Kenston. Kenston won 28-17. The Tigers will host Wickliffe, Friday.
12. Avon Lake (4-1) Shoremen got the best of hosting Midpark 39-28. Avon Lake at Berea, Friday.
13. Brunswick (4-1) Blue Devils beat Garfield Heights 30-7. Brunswick at #4 Mentor, Friday.
14. Euclid (3-2) Panthers edged visiting Bedford, 14-12. The Panthers at #3 Cleveland Heights, Friday.
15. Benedictine (3-2) Bengals won their third straight by blasting hosting Cleveland Central Catholic, 52-14. The Bengals host NDCL, Saturday.
Kizer/Call & Post’s Game-of-the-Week
Notre Dame – Cathedral Latin (3-2) vs. #15 Benedictine (3-2) at Bearcat Stadium, Bedford – Saturday 1 p.m.
Both teams started the season 0-2. Now both teams have won three in a row. The state playoff rankings were released last Tuesday and they are neck-and-neck in the D-III standings. The Bengals are ranked 11th (the top eight make it), and are led by wide receiver, Marshall Howell, and freshman quarterback, Brian Schoeffler. Howell added four more touchdowns to his stats in their 52-18 cake walk over Cleveland Central Catholic, becoming the guy you have to key on. The Bengals’ (ranked #15 in the Kizer/Call & Post’s Top 15) first two victories were nail-biters. For the Lions, the last three were routs. The Lions chewed up visiting Central Tech, 61-21. The Lions scored the first 48 points. The Bengals have won four out of five against the Lions.
Kizer’s pick – The Bengals, they are at home.