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High School Football Week 4 Recap: Picture Of Who Stands Out Becoming More Clear

Teams earning their way to mid season form

Aurora Greenmen        25

Chagrin Falls Tigers   14

These two clubs had to wait to do battle on the field, as the game was delayed 40 minutes because of lightning strikes in the vicinity of Harris Stadium in Chagrin Falls. But once the action got started, it didn't stop until the clock hit zero in the fourth quarter. The Tigers could not get off the field defensively in the final twelve minutes, as the Greenmen offensive line stole the show and performed on a high level in crunch time. The Tigers final attempt at a comeback was a Timmy Porter bombed pass down the sideline that was picked off by Zach Smierciak near mid field to seal the deal.

Solon Comets           38

Parma Redmen         13

The Solon Comets became 4-0 with their victory over the previously unbeated Redmen. Parma was dealt its first blow of the season as Comets tailback Kyle Hammonds rushed for 220 yards and a touchdown while running the ball just 13 times. He was the dominating force that was the key to the Comets ground attack. Quarterback Chris Humphrey did his best to balance the Solon offense, going 10-for-15 and three touchdowns on 133 passing yards.

Willoughby South Rebels       54

University School Preppers    35

South may just have the most dynamic offense in the state. They've move the ball at will on their opponents, and defensive coordinators are standing on the sideline shaking their heads, pondering for answers. But no one has even come close to cooling them off. They've tallied up 224 points in four games, over 50 per competition. University School proved to be no match, as the Rebels stuffed the Preppers with a 40-14 halftime lead. The South starters earned portions of the fourth quarter off for a job well done.

Maple Heights Mustangs   40

Cleveland Heights Tigers    6

This was another one of those instances where one team was the clear favorite coming in, and more of the same coming out. The Mustangs made Tigers quarteback Shaquille Lackey feel all kinds of pressure; from up the middle, from the outside. The Mustangs were not afraid to put eight men in the box to force the issue. Maple Heights had size and speed as allies to lead them to their third victory of the season. Mustangs ace gunslinger Shaq Washington did not start due to a bone bruise on his knee.

Strongsville Mustangs       42

Hudson Explorers               14

After an 0-2 to begin their 2010 campaign, the Mustangs got on their feet; and back to five hundred. They've won two in a row over Padua and Hudson, and this one felt good. Taking care of business on the road is something that Strongville has struggled to do ever since they went 9-1 in 2009. Running back Matt Bianco had his usual day at the office, and Ray Hamilton contributed through the air also as the Mustangs controlled the pace of the line of scrimmage. Strongsville became more of a defensive presence with the addition of senior linebacker David Kaminski, who returned from injury to help solidify the Mustangs front seven.

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