Brookside @ Buckeye
Records: Buckeye 9-0; Brookside 6-3
What: Patriot Athletic Conference
Date of Game: Friday, Oct. 30
Kickoff: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Buckeye High, 3084 Columbia Road, Medina
OHSAA Football Computer Ratings:
5.) Buckeye (Division 3, Region 7)
16.) Brookside (Division 4, Region 11)
The Brookside Cardinals, led by first-year coach Paul Ferguson, have won 4 of their last 5 games and look to knockoff undefeated Buckeye. The last time the Cardinals had a winning record was 2005; tonight, they look to improve their record to 7-3 and hope to be crowned co-Stars Division Champions.
The Bucks enter this game with a perfect 9-0 record and as the heavy favorite. With little to lose in terms of playoffs implications, the Bucks are playing for an undefeated regular season and the outright Stars Division title. Coming off a commanding win against Keystone (41-0) the Bucks look to put an explanation point at the end of their regular season story and turn attention to next week's first round playoff matchup.
The Cardinals have been able to finish in some tough wins this season, look to see that grit and determination in tonight's game. With time of possession at a premium in tonight's matchup the Cardinals will need a strong rushing performance from RB Dudley Taw and QB Hunter Schmeltzer.
The Bucks look to keep QB Nathan Polidori firing on all cylinders --Polidori recently set the Buckeye record for career touchdown passes. This team is multifaceted; WR/DB Trevor Thome has totaled over 750 yards and 18 touchdowns this season, but isn't their sole threat as WR/DB Nathan Scott has almost 500 yards and 8 rushing touchdowns. A main factor of the team's success is their stout defense. The Buckeye defense has only allowed 69 points all season (1 TD/game avg.).
Will Buckeye end the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record, or will Brookside sit alongside Buckeye as co-division champions?
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