Friday, October 28, 2011
Football games of the week
By David Auguste
Here are three games to keep an eye on this weekend:
Kenton 9-0 at Wapakoneta 9-0 Matching undefeated records put this game in the mix for one of the week's best contests. Add in the caveat that Kenton's Maty Mauk is just 443 yards from breaking his older brother Ben's national record for career passing yards and this game gets elevated to the top slot. Mauk is a solid bet to surpass the current mark of 17,364 yards, as he has already thrown for 3,403 yards and 43 touchdowns this season. He eclipsed former Florida star Chris Leak's prep record of 185 passing TDs earlier this fall.
Pick: Mauk breaks the record mid-way through the fourth as Kenton cruises to victory.
For more on Mauk's pursuit of the record, click here.
For the ESPNHS September feature on Mauk, click here.
No. 3 St. Edward (7-2) at St. Ignatius (7-2)
These two Cleveland area squads sport matching 7-2 records and are looking to establish some confidence heading into postseason play. Ed posted a huge win over Moeller last week behind junior QB Ryan Fallon, while Ignatius dropped a tight contest against St.Xavier.
Pick: St. Edward
Cleveland Heights (8-0) at No. 8 Maple Heights (8-0)
The Lake Erie League title is on the line as these two unbeaten squads take the field at Stafford Stadium tonight. Heights has clinched a playoff spot for the first time and hope to end the Mustangs' state-best 23-game win streak. Mustang senior QB Da'Junn Graham and senior WR Jeremy Graves has Maple Heights' offense clicking, with more than 30 points a contest.
Pick: Maple Heights