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High School Football Week 10 Recap: Playoffs Set, Start Next Week

The playoffs are what it is all about, and they begin next week

Avon Lake Shoremen                          21

Amherst Steele Comets                       17

The Shoremen one uped the prior conference leading Comets by defeating them in the regular season finale, and taking control of the South Western Conference. Two quality teams looking for a conference title clashed Friday night, and the Shoremen outlasted durable Amherst Steele. Both teams finish up the regular year at 8-2, and a share of a playoff spot.

Brecksville Broadview Heights          35

Westlake Demons                                 3

The Demons, playing in a conference loaded with playoff contenders, would have loved to end the hopes and dreams of the Bees Friday night, but fell entirely short of that goal. Brecksville did not allow them to play the role of playoff spoiler, as it was a playoff type atmosphere. But the Bees can't get in to the playoff bracket alone; they need some help.

Solon Comets                                      31

Strongsville Mustangs                         28

The Mustangs saw their playoff hopes fly away right before their eyes, just like they saw Solon quarterback Chris Humphrey run a quarterback keeper straight up the gut to tie the game when Strongsville had a comfortable lead. With no timeouts and 30 seconds left on an already rolling clock, Humphrey declined to spike the ball and fooled everyone, including some of his teammates, to score the eventual game tying touchdown. The Mustangs finish their season at 6-4, one win shy of a playoff like record.

Twinsburg Tigers                                45

Elyria Pioneers                                    0

We've seen many different versions of the Tigers; some that look legitimate, others that look like they can't close a game in the final minutes. Friday night, however, they clearly were the unstoppable type, putting six touchdowns in the books against the Pioneers, who were looking to even their record out at 5-5, but fell short. Twinsburg finishes 9-1 in the 2010 campaign, and looks forward to next weeks playoff match up; yet to be determined.

Medina Bees                                       14

Brunswick Blue Devils                       13

If I would have told you that the struggling defense of the Blue Devils would have held Medina to just 14 points, you probably would have gambled that Brunswick would have won hands down. But they did not get the offensive performance this time, as the passing attack proved inconsistent in the sub 45 degree weather. The Blue Devils had problems establishing a threat in the ground game as well, as the front four for Medina made a large contribution in the Bees victory last Friday night.  

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