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Week 8 High School Football Recap: 8 Down, Only Two To Go Until Playoff Picture Shapes

Some upsets pulled, other teams ruled

Chagrin Falls Tigers                           28

West Geauga Wolverines                     0

In a battle between two very balanced teams, or so it seemed on paper, the Tigers commanded time of possession and held the Wolverines offense at bay. West Geauga's offense didn't see much time on the field, as the spent the majority of the time helplessly on the bench. Chagrin Falls continues to be red hot, having won seven of 8 this year against some excellent football clubs.

Amherst Steele Comets                       28

Brecksville Bees                                 14

The Comets remain unbeaten with their double digit victory over Brecksville-Broadview Heights. The Comets did business as usual with their balanced running attack, and defense that loves to blitz the quarterback off the ends. They put up a strong second half to seal the deal, knocking the Bees out of contention. Having outscored their opponents 298-104 this season, they take their eight game win streak into Olmsted Falls next week to battle the Bulldogs.

Brunswick Blue Devils                       36

Strongsville Mustangs                         33

The Strongsville Mustangs have lost for the first time in over a month. It's not how you start, it's how you finish, and the Mustangs could not hold their 26-10 lead in which they lead during the second quarter. Brunswick scored 21 unanswered points as running backs Eric Fox and James Grega. The Strongsville defense had allowed 45 points in their last five games, all of which were wins, but allowed 18 points in the first half to cross town rival Brunswick.

Aurora Greenmen                                37

Perry Pirates                                        7

This game had upset special written all over it, as the Greemen countered the Pirate's talent with discipline on both sides of the ball. The Greenmen did their best to limit the penalties and turnovers they commit which had a big say in the game's decision. Perry could not establish anything early in a game that proved to be an uphill battle the entire 48 minutes.

Hudson Explorers                               14

Twinsburg Tigers                                11

If the Twinsburg Tigers expect to be in contention for a post season spot, these are games in which they need to execute. A loss to the 2-6 Explorers will drop them significantly in the rankings. Twinsburg had been said to be one of the surprise teams in the area, but any other loss in the next two weeks for them would be demoralizing.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.