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Western Reserve Conference 2020

Who will win the WRC in 2020?

  • Brush

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Chardon

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • Kenston

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Madison

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mayfield

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • Eastlake North

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Riverside

    Votes: 2 18.2%
  • Willoughby South

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    11
  • Poll closed .

BlackandGold

#BleedBlack&Gold
Schedules

BRUSH
08/28 A Aurora
09/04 A Uniontown Lake
09/11 H Hudson
09/17 A Mayfield
09/25 A Kenston
10/02 H Chardon
10/09 A Riverside
10/16 H Eastlake North
10/23 A Willoughby South
10/30 H Madison

CHARDON
08/28 A West Geauga
09/04 H Akron Buchtel
09/11 A Alliance
09/18 A Riverside
09/25 H Mayfield
10/02 A Brush
10/09 A Kenston
10/16 H Willoughby South
10/23 A Madison
10/30 H Eastlake North

KENSTON
08/28 H Black River
09/04 A Chagrin Falls
09/11 A West Geauga
09/18 H Eastlake North
09/25 H Brush
10/02 A Willoughby South
10/09 H Chardon
10/16 A Madison
10/23 H Riverside
10/30 A Mayfield

MADISON
08/28 A Geneva
09/04 H Lakeside
09/11 H Perry
09/18 A Willoughby South
09/25 H Riverside
10/02 A Mayfield
10/09 A Eastlake North
10/16 H Kenston
10/23 H Chardon
10/30 A Brush

MAYFIELD
08/28 A Akron Buchtel
09/04 H Jackson
09/11 A Nordonia
09/17 H Brush
09/25 A Chardon
10/02 H Madison
10/09 A Willoughby South
10/16 H Riverside
10/23 A Eastlake North
10/30 H Kenston

NORTH
08/28 A North Olmsted
09/04 H Revere
09/11 H Lakeside
09/18 H Kenston
09/25 H Willoughby South
10/02 A Riverside
10/09 H Madison
10/16 A Brush
10/23 H Mayfield
10/30 A Chardon

RIVERSIDE
08/28 H Perry
09/04 A Kirtland
09/11 H Rhodes
09/18 H Chardon
09/25 A Madison
10/02 H Eastlake North
10/09 H Brush
10/16 A Mayfield
10/23 A Kenston
10/30 H Willoughby South

SOUTH
08/28 A Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin
09/04 H Maple Heights
09/11 A University School
09/18 H Madison
09/25 A Eastlake North
10/02 H Kenston
10/09 H Mayfield
10/16 A Chardon
10/23 H Brush
10/30 A Riverside
 
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wickb2233

Member
Is it safe to say that the WRC is as open as it's ever been? Could legit see at least 4 teams competing for the crown.
 

BlackandGold

#BleedBlack&Gold
Is it safe to say that the WRC is as open as it's ever been? Could legit see at least 4 teams competing for the crown.
Two seasons ago, Chardon, Kenston, and Riverside tied for the conference crown. It is refreshing to see competitive balance in the WRC at the top and throughout vs. the domination by one school (South) in the PAC.
 

Bad Blake

Active member
Interestingly, since the formation of this conference in 2015, there have been no back to back conference champions, and only Chardon has won it outright or a share of it twice. 6 of the 8 teams have won at least a share of the WRC in its 5 year existence. Only Eastlake North and Willoughby South have not.

2015 Madison (7-0)
2016 Chardon (7-0)
2017 Brush (6-1)
2018 Kenston, Riverside, Chardon (6-1)
2019 Mayfield (7-0)
 

Mr. Red Raider

Active member
I believe that every single team has also made it to the playoffs since the formation of the conference as well.

Chardon was so close to making it to the state semifinals and is obviously gonna be hungry for more.

Mayfield beat Willoughby South, who was making their first playoff appearance in 2014, and in the next round, nearly knocked off the giant that is Archbishop Hoban.

Kenston, the 2018 champion, nearly knocked off top-seeded New Philadelphia in Region 9. They probably would have gone deep in the postseason had they won that game.

Madison was 10 points away from finishing 6-4 (only lost 10-3 to Chardon Week 9 and 22-19 to Geneva Week 1, and knocked off Willoughby South in Week 4). They're a strong candidate to bounce back.

Painesville Riverside was nine points away from finishing 6-4 themselves. They nearly pulled off an upset against Mayfield at home Week 8, and nearly beat Willoughby South Week 10. Given that they play Perry and Kirtland non-conference this season, if they can knock off at least one (or BOTH), and do decent in conference, they are a good candidate to qualify for Week 11. I think they could have made some noise had they made it last year.

Eastlake North will be three years removed from their first ever playoff appearance in school history. They have work to do, as does Brush, who also made the playoffs that year and knocked off Hudson.

I can see four teams (and potentially five) being in conference contention, if not playoff contention. This a pretty strong league from top to bottom.
 

wickb2233

Member
I think this season the dark horse is North. I’ve seen a few games over the last couple of years. They have some D1 talent on the offensive line. But what they do with it is up to the coaching staff.
 

wickb2233

Member
OL Ryan Baer from Eastlake North picked up two more D1 offers this week - Kentucky and Cincinnati. He already has Rutgers, Iowa State, Minnesota, Toledo, Bowling Green, and Kent State. I imagine he'll get some more power 5 offers before it's all said and done...

With that being said who else in the WRC is holding D1 offers at the moment?
 

Mr. Red Raider

Active member
Wonder if Mayfield's QB Michael Huss has gotten any offers. Coming into next fall, I believe he's gonna be a four-year starter if I'm not mistaken.

And Kenston's got a QB that's gonna be a sophomore next year that did really well his freshman year.
 

wickb2233

Member
Watched North vs Kirtland and Madison vs Lake Catholic over the weekend... Not a great showing for the WRC in my opinion.
 

Bad Blake

Active member
Riverside beat Lakeside 14-0
Chardon beat Mentor 14-7
North lost to Kirtland 20 or 27-0
Mayfield beat Walsh 21-14 or 20
South?
Madison?
Kenston?
Brush isn’t playing a WRC schedule this year
 

MentorGrad2002

Well-known member
Riverside beat Lakeside 14-0
Chardon beat Mentor 14-7
North lost to Kirtland 20 or 27-0
Mayfield beat Walsh 21-14 or 20
South?
Madison?
Kenston?
Brush isn’t playing a WRC schedule this year
Just to keep this in perspective. Our starting QB among others wasnt playing. And the sophomore playing his first reps threw an int in the first offensive play. But at least he got some experience and rebounded later
 

wickb2233

Member
Riverside beat Lakeside 14-0
Chardon beat Mentor 14-7
North lost to Kirtland 20 or 27-0
Mayfield beat Walsh 21-14 or 20
South?
Madison?
Kenston?
Brush isn’t playing a WRC schedule this year
Madison lost to Lake Catholic 14-0. Not sure they crossed the 50.
South I believe just had an intra-squad scrimmage.
 

Bad Blake

Active member
Just to keep this in perspective. Our starting QB among others wasnt playing. And the sophomore playing his first reps threw an int in the first offensive play. But at least he got some experience and rebounded later
Yes. He threw another pick later as well according to the News Herald article. I’m sure Mentor will be fine. Wasn’t really the point of the thread.
 

BlackandGold

#BleedBlack&Gold
Week 3 - This is the first week this season all WRC teams are playing as Mayfield suspended their first two weeks for COVID-19. Here's what this week looks like:

Riverside @ Perry
Warrensville Heights @ Brush
Madison @ North
Mayfield @ South
Chardon @ Kenston

Predictions?
 

Auggie

Well-known member
Keeping an eye on Riverside, if still in Region 5 could be a semifinalist candidate. Chardon is no Massillon let alone Hoban but still a good measuring stick. A W would be a big step forward for the program.
 

BlackandGold

#BleedBlack&Gold
Keeping an eye on Riverside, if still in Region 5 could be a semifinalist candidate. Chardon is no Massillon let alone Hoban but still a good measuring stick. A W would be a big step forward for the program.
If any school can give Hoban a game, I think it would a school from the WRC. Mayfield did last year. I’m interested to see how Mayfield plays after more than one game. I would love a playoff matchup for Riverside and Mayfield since regular season game was cancelled.
 

Auggie

Well-known member
If any school can give Hoban a game, I think it would a school from the WRC. Mayfield did last year. I’m interested to see how Mayfield plays after more than one game. I would love a playoff matchup for Riverside and Mayfield since regular season game was cancelled.
Massillon was set to play in Region 5, I would take those 2 against the field if Region 5 looks similar to the pre-covid version.
 
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