Talk about a Region with a little bit of everything. Padua gets rematch of week 1 loss to Holy Name in the parochial side of the bracket. The public side has a school that sits alongside an interstate vs a school on a 2 lane road in middle of nowhere.5. Padua vs. 8. Holy Name: seeding wise neither should be here. Talent wise, not totally unexpected. Holy Name dominated in Week 1, but both teams left points off the board. Talent wise a wash too. Padua has the revenge factor as well. But Holy Name is starting to put everything together. Defense never was the issue and offense is showing signs of serious life. Holy Name, which completely dominated Norton in all facets tonight, beats their cross town neighbors again.
2. West Holmes vs. 3. Rocky River: the opposite in terms of seeding. Again, don't know enough to say for sure but this seems like a sneaky game of the week type because both may be flying under the radar with all eyes at least in the NE part of the state being on Region 9. This is a gut pick, since I do know River has faced some tough competition in the misfit toys conference (that was better than anyone would have thought). So will go with Rocky River in a down to the wire game.
West Holmes is the geographic oddball in this quartet, but they're a really solid team. Prefer to spread it out, but won Friday with the RB toting 30+ for 175. They're one of those teams that will benefit from the move to carpet in the remaining rounds. Trying to figure out how Rocky River lost to Lakewood & then took Glenville to OT!?!?
Don't want to wish away the upcoming week, but next Friday looks like a hoot!