Some numbers to be impressed about from last Friday. Valley View and Oakwood combined to score 83 points and roll up 996 yards of total offense at Mack Hummon Stadium. Lumberjacks quarterback Brian Erbe was 34-of-55 passing for 422 yards and four touchdowns in a losing effort.
Now on to Week 9. Here are five games to watch:
Greeneview (7-1) at Mechanicsburg (8-0) —The Ohio Heritage Conference showdown matches an Indians team that has won 21 straight regular-season games against the Rams, who have run off seven straight wins after a season-opening loss.
Tippecanoe (6-2) at Piqua (6-2)—This one features two teams on the wrong side of the playoff picture in Division III, Region 12. Tipp is ninth in the region and Piqua just percentage points behind in 10th.
Troy Christian (7-1) at Miami East (6-2)—Plenty of playoff points are on the line in this one and one common loss. Covington beat Troy Christian 27-25 in Week 5, while the Vikings lost to the Buccs 28-17 in Week 7. Troy Christian is second in Division VII, Region 28, while Miami East is sixth in Division VI, Region 24.
Centerville (3-5) at Fairmont (1-7)—It’s one of those “throw out the records” games when these two get together and both coaches would love to do that this season. The Elks rallied twice in the second half to beat Northmont last Friday, while the Firebirds were blanked at Wayne.
Wayne (7-0-1) at Springfield (6-2) —After a season-opening tie that was only half a game, nobody has come close to challenging the Warriors. Meanwhile, nobody knows close games like the Wildcats — all but one of their games have been decided by a touchdown or less.
Wayne-Springfield is the Touchdown 7 Game of the Week. Join us for all the highlights and scores Friday night at 11:13 on WHIO-TV Ch. 7. And don’t forget to check out the Mike and Marc show live Wednesday night on Facebook at Mike Hartsock WHIO-TV.