High school football playoffs continue tomorrow and Saturday on SportsTime Ohio! Live coverage begins with Avon vs. Medina Highland at 7:30pm. Don’t forget to get ready for the action tomorrow with the Ohio High School Kickoff show at 3:30pm.
Saturday features the live matchup between St. Ignatius vs. Mentor at 7:00pm. Last year’s match-up between these schools resulted in a triple overtime 57-56 victory for Mentor and was voted the best sports moment of 2012. SportsTime Ohio will reair this memorable 2012 playoff game on Friday, Nov. 22 at 12 noon. (CLICK for video)
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Friday, November 22, 2013
3:30pm – Ohio High School Kickoff
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o Interviews with Head Coaches: Mike Elder of Avon, Pat Samanich of New Albany, and Coach Willis of Madison
o A look back at the decision to go for two in Mentor’s triple overtime victory over Ignatius last season
o Ashley Collins went to Medina Highland to look at Kinsey Brothers (QB & WR combo)
o Chat with six reporters from around the state
o SportsTime Ohio Pick ‘em
7:30pm – Avon Eagles (12-0) vs. Medina Highland Hornets (12-0)
This Regional Final at Brunswick Auto Mart Stadium pits two undefeated teams.
Avon is looking to reach their second state final, losing in the 2011 title game. This season they have outscored their opponents by an average of 25 points and knocked off a scrappy Perrysburg team in the Division II regional semifinals last week. Head Coach Mike Elder pushes the Eagles to play every play of every game. They execute well on offense, play stout defense and have great special teams.
Highland Coach Tom Lombardo is no stranger to the playoffs, leading the 2001 Lake Catholic Cougars to a state title. Now in his seventh year at Highland, the Hornets pride themselves on defense, holding opponents to 14 points a game and averaging more than two turnovers a contest. Getting to the regional finals wasn’t easy for the undefeated Hornets, who had to hold off the legendary Massillon program to get to the regional finals for the second time in six seasons.
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· Broadcast Team: Matt Underwood and Frank Stams
· Replays: Fri. Nov. 22 at midnight; Sat. Nov. 23 at 5am; Sun. Nov. 24 at noon; Mon. Nov. 25 at 5am and noon
Saturday, November 23, 2013
7:00pm – St. Ignatius Wildcats (8-4) vs. Mentor Cardinals (11-1)
This week’s game will be the 17th meeting between these two schools. St. Ignatius leads the series (11-5) including beating Mentor 26-6 in week two of the regular season. This will be the fifth time the two schools have faced each other in the playoffs. Last season, Mentor topped St. Ignatius 57-56 in the regional final. The game ended on a successful two-point conversion by Mentor in triple overtime. (CLICK for video)
The Wildcats of St. Ignatius, under the direction of Head Coach Chuck Kyle, improved to (8-4) on the season with last week’s 28-17 playoff win over Hudson. They are averaging 27 points a game while holding their opponents to 18 points a game. Coach Kyle, now in his 31st season, has led the Wildcats to 309 victories and 11 state titles.
Under the direction of Head Coach Steve Trivisonno, the Cardinals of Mentor have not yet been scored upon in the 2013 playoffs. In round one, the Cardinals beat Brunswick 42-0 and held the Blue Devils to -26 yards of offense on the ground. Last week Mentor beat Stow-Munroe Falls 43-0 and held the Bulldogs to 135 yards of total offense. Since their week two loss to St. Ignatius, the Cardinals have won 10 straight games and have posted five shutouts along the way. Defensively the Cardinals have recorded 37 sacks and 54 tackles for loss. Offensively the Cardinals have racked up 56-hundred yards of total offense and average nearly 42 points a game.
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· Broadcast team: Mike Cairns (@MikeCairns5) and Greg Frey
· Replays: Sat. Nov. 23 at midnight; Sun. Nov. 24 at 3pm and 11pm;Tues. Nov. 26 at 7pm
· The 2012 Playoff game between St. Ignatius and Mentor will air on SportsTime Ohio on Friday, Nov. 22 at 12 noon.
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