Week 4: Schedules in the Southwestern Conference

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WEEK 4

North Olmsted (2-1) at Avon (2-1)

Olmsted Falls (2-1) at Lakewood (0-3)

Midview (0-3) at Amherst Steele (3-0)

North Ridgeville (1-2) at Berea-Midpark (2-1)

Avon Lake (3-0) at Westlake (0-3)

Game of the Week

Buckeye Bucks (2-1) at Lutheran West Longhorns (3-0)

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Sports On Tap’s Ohio High School Football Coverage continues, as the guys recap games from Week 1 in the Greater Cleveland Conference, Southwestern Conference, the Suburban League, and more.  SOT also recaps their Game of the Week featuring the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Bees traveling to the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs. Week 2- Game of the Week will have the guys traveling to Berea-Midpark to see the Westlake Demons take on the Berea-Midpark Titans!

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FINALS: Week 1- In the Southwestern Conference

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Akron Buchtel 11 @ Avon 19

Berea-Midpark 35 @ Strongsville 49

Avon Lake 42 @ Elyria 15

Lorain 44 @ Midview 14

Garfield Heights 42 @ Lakewood 0

Eastlake North 52 @ Westlake 43

Valley Forge 20 @ North Olmsted 28

North Ridgeville 25 @ North Royalton 42

Amherst Steele 33 @ Clearview 0

GAME OF THE WEEK

Brecksville-Broadview Heights 28 @ Olmsted Falls 55

Sports On Tap Game of the Week: Brecksville-Broadview Heights vs Olmsted Falls

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By Sean Duffy

Olmsted Falls, OH-  The most wonderful time of year is upon us, Week 1 of High School Football in Northeast Ohio.   Our game of the week is a match up of two teams very much riding a wave of buzz  and expectation for the 2018 campaign. The Brecksville Broadview Heights Bees from the Suburban League National Division travel to Olmsted Falls to take on the Bulldogs of the Southwestern Conference.

After forcing a Brecksville punt on the opening drive, the Bulldogs struck first. Senior QB Teddy Grendzynski scored on a 20 yd TD Run, Bulldogs led 7-0 Early in to the first quarter.  Olmsted Falls’ defense forced a fumble on the very next Brecksville play from scrimmage, and took over  deep in Bee territory.  Grendzynski would find Senior WR Braden Galaska for a 24 yd TD and the Bulldogs led 14-0 Half way through the first quarter.

Brecksville was finally able to get some rhythm offensively  as they put together a 67 yd drive that was capped off with a 6 yd  TD run from Junior RB Christian Mitchell.  At the end of the first quarter the bulldogs led 14-7.

Brecksville’s Defense was able to stifle the bulldog offense on a 4th and 1 to open the second quarter, giving the bees great field position.  However, the Bulldog defense immediately responded with an interception by Braden Galaska.  Olmsted Falls utilized a 27 yd pass and catch  from Grendzynski to Senior WR Dylan Reines; that set up a 1 yd TD Plunge by Senior RB Jack Spellacy, Olmsted Falls Led 21-7 early in the second quarter.   The Bees responded with a scoring drive of 75 yds, Sophmore RB Garret Kubitz would score on a 1 yd TD run, Olmsted falls led 21-14  with 4:59 left in the half.  The Brecksville defense was able to force a fumble on the next Bulldog offensive possession and Brecksville Sophomore QB Joe Labas connected with Junior WR Ronald Wilson for a 24 yd TD pass and catch, just like that the game was tied 21-21 with 1:21 Left in the half.

Olmsted Falls capitalized on an excellent kick off return and marched 49 yds down the field and a 2 yd TD run by Spellacy, his second on the night, gave the bulldogs a 28-21 lead at half time.

Olmsted Falls Dominated the third quarter on both sides of the ball.  Offensively the Bulldogs would have two drives of 80 yds to tack on two more TDs, Each ran in by  QB Teddy Grendzynski,  giving him 3 on the night.  Defensively the Bulldogs were smothering the Bees, creating negative plays,  limiting yards after contact, and notching a big sack on fourth down to end the quarter,  Olmsted Falls lead stood at 41-21.

The Bulldogs continued to score at will, this time Grendzynski found Senior RB Michael Howard for a 3 yd TD pass, Bulldogs Led 48-21 early in the 4th.

The Bees would respond with a scoring drive of 80 yds, capped off by a 3 yd TD run from Christian Mitchell,  Bulldogs held a 48-28 lead with 7:00 left in the game.  Olmsted Falls again Responded with a 63 yd scoring drive, punctuated by a 1 yd TD run by Junior Alec Wall.  The Olmsted Falls Bulldogs would defeat the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Bees 55-28.

The Bees fall to 0-1 on the season as they will look to rebound in week 2 as they will host Garfield Heights.  Olmsted Falls was led by Senior QB and player of game Teddy Grendzynski with 5 total TDs , 3 Rushing and 2 passing on the night.  The Bulldogs improve to 1-0 on the season and will  go on the road in week 2 to face Avon as they open up Southwestern conference play.

 

 

 

 

 

Southwestern Conference Schedule for Week 1

Its that time of the year! Week one of the high school football season!  Where everyone has a clean slate and is ready for the grind.  Below is the schedule for the SWC for Week 1

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Akron Buchtel 11 @ Avon 19

Berea-Midpark @ Strongsville

Avon Lake @ Elyria

Lorain @ Midview

Garfield Heights @ Lakewood

Eastlake North @ Westlake

Valley Forge @ North Olmsted

North Ridgeville @ North Royalton

Amherst Steele @ Clearview

GAME OF THE WEEK

Brecksville-Broadview Heights @ Olmsted Falls

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SOT Podcast Game of the Week: #3 Olmsted Falls Bulldogs vs. #1 Avon Eagles Division II Region 6 Finals

By Sean Duffy

North Ridgeville, OH- Division II Region 6 finals features two teams that are very familiar with each other, in fact it features two teams that have already met once this season.  The #3 seeded Olmsted Falls Bulldogs and the #1 seeded Avon Eagles, Southwestern Conference rivals face off for the chance to go to the Division II State Semifinal.

The Avon Eagles were able to force the Bulldogs to a three and out and a punt, thanks in large part to a sack deep in bulldog territory by Noah Radcliffe, Avon got the ball on their own 49 yd line.  The Eagles first offensive drive featured a heavy dose of WR David Orlando both running and catching the ball from QB Ryan Maloy.  The Eagles got on the board first thanks to a 8 yd TD run from Maloy, Avon took 7-0 lead wtih 7:52 left in the opening quarter.  Olmsted Falls benefited from a penalty on the subsequent kickoff and started their next drive on the Avon 46 yd line.  The Bulldogs would later score on a 13 yd pass and catch from QB Teddy Grendzynksi to WR Josh Jaeckin, with 5:12 left in the first quarter the score was tied 7-7.  Avon would respond with an 85 yd scoring drive, featuring a 43 yd run by RB Nick Perusek, Maloy would score on an 17 yd run to put Avon up 14-7.  Avon linebacker Alex Waters recovered a bad Bulldog pitch and fumble by Jaeckin, setting the Eagles up on the bulldog 27 yd line.  Olmsted Falls’ defense would not allow the eagles to score, forcing a turnover on downs.  On 4th and 8 deep in their own territory Olmsted falls elected to go for it, Avon’s deffens stood tall and forced a turnover on downs on the Olmsted Falls 15yd line.  Perusek would score on a 10 yd TD, a blocked extra point made the score 20-7 as the 1st quarter came to an end.

Avon’s defense continued to dominate the Olmsted Falls offense, getting penetration into the backfield and disrupting the bulldog triple option attack.  After yet another Bulldog three and out to open the 2nd quarter, Avon’s QB Maloy Connected with WR David Orlando for a 39 yd TD pass, Avon’s lead swelled to 27-7 with 7:39 remaining in the half. Avon would score again in the second quarter this time on a 14 yd TD run from Perusek, Avon took commanding 34-7 lead in to the half.  Avon was set to receive the 2nd half kickoff.

Avon picked up right where it left off to open the second half, when on the second play of their opening  drive Ryan Maloy ripped off an 80 Yd TD Run, Avon led 41-7 early in the 3rd.  The Avon Defense continued to dominate the Bulldogs offense, not allowing Olmsted falls any opportunity to move the ball. A running clock brought the third quarter to a quick end with Avon leading 41-7.

Despite the large deficit and the running clock the Bulldogs were not lying down as they were able to score to open the 4th quarter, thanks to a 18 yd TD run from RB Jack Spellacy, Avon led 41-14 with 9:24 left.  Avon would answer immediately  with a 79 yd TD run from RB Mark Steinmentz.  Avon’s Tyler Hunter would add another TD to give the Eagles an insurmountable 55-14 victory.

The Olmsted Falls Bulldogs finish the year 11-2 overall, they are the Division II Region 6 Regional Runner up .  The bulldogs were led offensively by  Josh Jaeckin and Jack Spellacy each scoring a Rushing TD.

The Avon Eagles are the 2017 Division II Region 6 Champions with a perfect 13-0 over all record. They were led by By QB Ryan Maloy who had 125 yds rushing, 4Tds, to go along with 145 yds passing and 1 TD.  Avon moves on to the Division II State semifinals where they will meet Archbishop Hoban.

Three Keys to the Sports on Tap Game of the Week: Olmsted Falls Bulldogs vs. Avon Eagles.

By Sean Duffy

The Division II  Region 6 Finals  features two teams that are very familiar with each other,  in fact one could say that these two teams know more about each other than any other Regional final matchup in northeast Ohio.  The #1 seeded Avon Eagles (12-0) face Southwestern  Conference rival #3 seeded Olmsted Falls Bulldogs (11-1) for a berth in the state semifinals in Division II.   Both teams know what is at stake,  both teams have the talent, and both teams know that it will take a near perfect effort to secure there spot in the state final four in Division II.  Below are the keys to watch for in this regional final matchup.

  1. Avon needs to establish early momentum– Avon’s Offense led by QB Ryan Maloy  has been impressive, seemingly scoring at will throughout most of the regular season.  However in the first two games of the playoffs  we have seen the eagles struggle in the first half against quality defenses such asToledo St. Johns and Highland, only to pull away in the second half.  Look for Avon to take shots vertically down the field against the bulldogs secondary in order to open up the run game that will hopefully return  RB Tony Eberhardt , who was out against Highland with mononucleosis. If Eberhardt cannot return , RB Nick Perusek , who filled in admirably against Highland, will be the primary focus of the run game.
  2. If it isn’t broke don’t fix it- Olmsted Falls turned in an almost perfect performance last week against a really good Wadsworth team, particularly on the defensive side of the ball.  The Bulldogs defense was able to successfully slow down a high powered Wadsworth offense, who was averaging roughly 40 points a game. the obvious key to look for here is whether or not the bulldogs can duplicate the same defense in both effort and execution.  If the Bulldogs can limit the scoring opportunities for Avon’s offense,  utilize a strong running game anchored by RB Luke Lombardo and RB Jack Spellacy to control the pace of the game, Olmsted Falls will be in position to win a close game.
  3. Beware/embrace the cliché- It is well known saying in the world of sports,  it is difficult to beat a twice in one year.  These two teams met in week 2 of the regular season, which is basically a lifetime ago in football years. Avon was able to win that game 31-7.  Look for Avon to use the mantra of we beat them once we can do it again. Simple, yet effective for the psyche of a team that has not tasted defeat all season.  However, the bulldogs were on the losing end of that matchup and that loss is their only blemish on an otherwise perfect season.  Olmsted Falls and Avon have the benefit preparing for a team that they know all to well. Olmsted Falls will look to correct the mistakes that were made in week 2 of the regular season, while Avon will look to have a repeat performance.

At this point of the playoffs the cream has risen to the top,  and there is not much difference in the teams that are playing for a regional championship.  This matchup is particularly intriguing in that these are the top two teams from the Southwestern Conference.  While it is great bragging rights for the conference to have two teams from the same conference competing for a regional title,  neither team is satisfied with just making it this far.  It is sure to be a great regional final between these two teams on Friday night  in North Ridgeville.  The Sports on Tap crew will be in full force Rob on the camera, Josh on social media, and me providing  a recap of the game for your reading pleasure.   Be sure to follow us on twitter @sotpodcast for live updates from the game, use #sothsf to join in on the conversation.

 

See you in North Ridgeville!