Games of the week

Harding (4-3)

at Mooney (4-3)

WHEN: Saturday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown

LAST MEETING: 2018, Harding won, 19-7

LAST WEEK: Harding 44, Boardman 38, 2OT; Louisville 20, Cardinal Mooney 14, 2OT

COACHES: Steve Arnold, Harding; P.J. Fecko, Mooney

ABOUT HARDING: The Raiders must win their next three games to have a shot at what is a loaded Division II, Region 5 set with teams such as Massillon, Akron Hoban and Massillon Perry seemingly solidifying their Week 11 invites, according to joeeitel.com. Even with a 7-3 mark, Harding needs help in the next couple of weeks to make the postseason.

ABOUT MOONEY: Every game is a must win for Cardinal Mooney from here on out if the Cardinals want to avoid back-to-back seasons not making it to Week 11. The last time Mooney didn’t make it to the postseason in consecutive campaigns was 2000-02.

Boardman (2-5)

at Ursuline (1-6)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown

LAST MEETING: 2018, Boardman won, 38-14

LAST WEEK: Harding 44, Boardman 38, 2OT; Columbus Watterson 35, Ursuline 34

COACHES: Joe Ignazio, Boardman; Dan Reardon, Ursuline

ABOUT BOARDMAN: The Spartans have had their struggles this year, losing by six or fewer points in their last three losses — including an overtime defeat against Cardinal Mooney and last week’s double OT loss at Warren G. Harding.

ABOUT URSULINE: The Irish came close to making it two straight wins, but they came up short as Ursuline failed on the two-point conversion with no time remaining. Despite the loss, Ursuline had a historic night as the Ursuline Football Twitter site said James Phillips had the third-most receiving yards in school history with 191 on six receptions. Matthew Reardon set the single-game passing record with 351 yards in an 18-of-29 performance with three TDs — breaking Paul Kempe’s mark.

Struthers (5-2, 3-1)

at Girard (5-2, 2-2)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Arrowhead Stadium, Girard

LAST MEETING: 2011, Girard won, 45-14

LAST WEEK: Struthers 42, Niles 14; Girard 16, Hubbard 14

COACHES: Curt Kuntz, Struthers; Pat Pearson, Girard

ABOUT STRUTHERS: The Wildcats are back in the Northeast-8 race after dominating Niles. Struthers is tied for sixth with Girard in Division IV, Region 13, but getting to Week 11 won’t be easy as it has Girard, South Range and Poland.

ABOUT GIRARD: The Indians, who advanced to the Division IV title game last season, look like they can get into the postseason again as they are tied with Struthers for sixth in Division IV, Region 13. Girard would likely have to win out against Struthers, Jefferson and Niles to start the tournament trail once again.

Howland (4-3)

at Chaney (3-4)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Rayen Stadium, Youngstown

LAST MEETING: 2010, Howland won, 35-7

LAST WEEK: Howland 21, East 6; University School 22, Chaney 13

COACHES: Steve Boyle, Howland; Chris Amill, Chaney

ABOUT HOWLAND: Eric Babinchak, William Hines and Garrett Deemer combined for the majority of the team’s 203 rushing yards as Howland held off East.

ABOUT CHANEY: The Cowboys look to snap a two-game losing streak after starting the season with a 3-2 mark.

Hubbard (5-2, 3-1)

at Niles (5-2, 2-2)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Bo Rein Stadium, Niles

LAST MEETING: 2018, Hubbard won, 37-0

LAST WEEK: Girard 16, Hubbard 14; Struthers 42, Niles 14

COACHES: Brian Hoffman, Hubbard; Jim Parry, Niles

ABOUT HUBBARd: The Eagles may have lost a last second-game to Girard, but Hubbard can make the Division IV, Region 13 postseason with wins against Niles, Poland and South Range, according to joeeitel.com

ABOUT NILES: The Red Dragons are sitting ninth in Division III, Region 9 after being dominated by Struthers. However, Niles can most likely vault themselves back in playoff contention if it can win out against Hubbard, Lakeview and Girard in the next few weeks.

Campbell (3-4, 1-2)

at Champion (6-1, 3-0)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Community Stadium, Champion

LAST MEETING: 2018, Champion won, 21-0

LAST WEEK: Crestview 40, Campbell 13; Champion 25, Liberty 6

COACHES: Mickey Sikora, Campbell; Tim McGlynn, Champion

ABOUT CAMPBELL: The Red Devils started the season 3-1 after going 0-10 in 2018, but Campbell has lost its last three games against Liberty, Warren JFK and Crestview.

ABOUT CHAMPION: Yes, it’s Week 8 and the Golden Flashes are in playoff contention. Champion must win against Campbell, Crestview and Brookfield to have a shot to stay in the top eight in Division V, Region 17, according to joeeitel.com. The Golden Flashes might still need help.

Games of the week

Boardman (2-4)

at Harding (3-3)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Mollenkopf Stadium, Warren

LAST MEETING: 2018, Harding won, 17-14

LAST WEEK: Boardman 31, Garfield Heights 14; Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 42, Harding 37

COACHES: Joe Ignazio, Boardman; Steve Arnold, Harding

ABOUT BOARDMAN: The Spartans built a 14-point halftime lead at Garfield Heights and never trailed to get their first win since Week 2 against Poland.

ABOUT HARDING: The Raiders took a 16-0 first-quarter lead on St. Vincent-St. Mary, but the Irish vaunted rushing attack proved to be too much for Harding. The Raiders saw its junior quarterback Elijah Taylor throw for 366 yards as Ty Artis and Tyriq Ivory each had more than 100 yards receiving.

East (3-3)

at Howland (3-3)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Richard Lombardo Stadium, Howland

LAST MEETING: 2018, East won, 42-10

LAST WEEK: Cardinal Mooney 38, East 13; Louisville 34, Howland 7

COACHES: Brian Marrow, East; Steve Boyle, Howland

ABOUT EAST: The Golden Bears were worn down, as so many are, by the Cardinal Mooney rushing attack. East gave up 321 rushing yards on 49 carries. The Golden Bears mustered only 175 yards of total offense.

ABOUT HOWLAND: The Tigers three-game winning streak came to a halt as Howland had three turnovers and three fumbles in its loss at Louisville.

Niles (5-1, 2-1)

at Struthers (4-2, 2-1)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Laddie Fedor Field, Struthers

LAST MEETING: 2018, Struthers won, 49-28

LAST WEEK: Niles 35, South Range 34, OT; Struthers 56, Jefferson 6

COACHES: Jim Parry, Niles; Curt Kuntz, Struthers

ABOUT NILES: The Red Dragons showed some resolve as they rallied from a 21-7 deficit where they were dominated after two quarters. Niles forced overtime and squeezed past South Range.

ABOUT STRUTHERS: Aiden Hall’s 5-for-5 and 200-yard performance paced the Wildcats in a dominating victory against Jefferson.

Mineral Ridge (4-2, 1-2)

at Springfield (6-0, 3-0)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Tigers Stadium, New Middletown

LAST MEETING: 2018, Springfield won, 57-8

LAST WEEK: Lowellville 28, Mineral Ridge 20; Springfield 49, Jackson-Milton 8

COACHES: Brian Shaner, Mineral Ridge; Sean Guerriero, Springfield

ABOUT MINERAL RIDGE: Lowellville’s TD with 13.1 seconds left sunk the Rams, who had three interceptions.

ABOUT SPRINGFIELD: The Tigers had a 28-point third quarter to roll against another MVAC foe.

Girard (4-2, 2-1)

at Hubbard (5-1, 3-0)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Hubbard Memorial Stadium, Hubbard

LAST MEETING: 2018 (Division IV, Region 13 final in Niles), Girard won, 43-18

LAST WEEK: Poland 45, Girard 7; Hubbard 28, Lakeview 7

COACHES: Pat Pearson, Girard; Brian Hoffman, Hubbard

ABOUT GIRARD The high-powered Indians offense was stymied against Poland, which held them to 118 total yards.

ABOUT HUBBARD: The Eagles had 323 yards rushing, led by Cam Resetar and T.C. Caffey, who each had more than 100 yards on the ground.

Louisville (3-3)

at Cardinal Mooney (4-2)

WHEN: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown

LAST MEETING: 2018, Louisville won, 31-21

LAST WEEK: Louisville 34, Howland 7; Cardinal Mooney 38, East 13

COACHES: Jeff Twiddy; Louisville; P.J. Fecko, Mooney

ABOUT LOUISVILLE: The Leopards snapped a two-game losing streak with a dominating performance against Howland. Louisville lost on a last-second field goal to D2 power Massillon Perry in Week 5.

ABOUT CARDINAL MOONEY: The Cardinals’ powerful offensive line and vaunted rushing attack put the hurt on East with more than 300 yards on the ground as Mooney dominated and stayed in playoff contention.

Games of the week

East (3-2, 1-0)

at Mooney (3-2, 1-0)

WHEN: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown

LAST MEETING: 1990, Mooney won, 42-6

LAST WEEK: Lutheran East 22, East 20, 3OT; Mooney 28, Boardman 27

COACHES: Brian Marrow, East; P.J. Fecko, Mooney

ABOUT EAST: The Golden Bears have played plenty of extra sessions with a double-overtime win over Ursuline in Week 4 and a triple-OT loss at Lutheran East in Week 4. Isiah McBride threw for 246 yards against Lutheran East.

ABOUT MOONEY: The Cardinals added an unexpected wrinkle in the offense as Pat Guerrieri had 122 yards passing and two scores as Mooney held off Boardman in overtime.

Chaney (3-2, 0-1)

at Ursuline (0-5, 0-1)

WHEN: Saturday, 1 p.m.

WHERE: Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown

LAST MEETING: 1989, Ursuline won, 21-0

LAST WEEK: Chaney 14, Warrensville Heights 8; Warren Harding 34, Ursuline 0

COACHES: Chris Amil, Chaney; Dan Reardon, Ursuline

ABOUT CHANEY: The Cowboys, back in their first season in about a decade, are building on their comeback every week. Last week was no difference as Chaney beat winless Warrensville Heights.

ABOUT URSULINE: The Fighting Irish are trying to make their way to a possible playoff berth, which seems like it is in the distant future. For now, the Irish are trying to focus on their talent in skill positions and hoping that can carry them to their first win.

Warren JFK (3-2)

at Campbell (3-2)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m

WHERE: John Knapick Field, Campbell

LAST WEEK: Kennedy 41, Cardinal Stritch 6; Liberty 38, Campbell 32

COACHES: Jeff Bayuk, Kennedy; Mickey Sikora, Campbell

ABOUT KENNEDY: Jesse Likens and Michael Mauro combined for nearly 250 yards as the Kennedy duo paced the Eagles on the road — near Toledo.

ABOUT CAMPBELL: Christian Stores passed for 274 yards and three scores to lead the Red Devils in a loss to Liberty. Campbell was held to less than 50 yards rushing. The Red Devils gave up more than 350 yards rushing.

South Range (3-2, 1-1)

at Niles McKinley (4-1, 1-1)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Bo Rein Stadium, Niles

LAST MEETING: First meeting

LAST WEEK: South Range 36, Girard 22; Poland 31, Niles 7

COACHES: Dan Yeagley, South Range; Jim Parry, Niles

ABOUT SOUTH RANGE: The Raiders sent Girard home last week with its first Northeast-8 and loss of the season. South Range rushed for 366 yards and four touchdowns to put away the Indians.

ABOUT NILES: The Red Dragons couldn’t solve their Poland problem as the Bulldogs ran roughshod once against over Niles McKinley. All Niles could muster was a late touchdown with less than 4 minutes remaining.

Poland (3-2, 2-0)

at Girard (4-1, 1-1)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Arrowhead Stadium, Girard

LAST MEETING: 2000, Girard won, 40-6

LAST WEEK: South Range 36, Girard 22; Poland 31, Niles 7

COACHES: Ryan Williams, Poland; Pat Pearson, Girard

ABOUT POLAND: The Bulldogs rallied for two straight wins after a 1-2 start. It was a team effort for Poland as it had 370 yards of offense with 267 on the ground with three touchdowns. The Bulldogs held Niles McKinley to 164 yards of total offense — including 23 rushing.

ABOUT GIRARD: Morgan Clardy and Jimmy Jones combined for almost 200 yards, but it wasn’t enough as South Range rushed for more than 350 yards as the Raiders won their first NE-8 game.

Mineral Ridge (4-1, 1-1)

at Lowellville (4-1, 1-1)

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Paul Menichini Field, Lowellville

LAST MEETING: 2018, Lowellville won, 34-6

LAST WEEK: Lowellville 29, Sebing 12; Mineral Ridge 25, Jackson-Milton 12

COACHES: Brian Shaner, Mineral Ridge; Doug Velasquez

ABOUT MINERAL RIDGE: Shakir Perkins had 24 carries for 151 yards and two scores to lead the Rams past Jackson-Milton in a game which was about dead even in team statistics.

ABOUT LOWELLVILLE: Vinny Kacir had 20 carries for 222 yards and a score to lead the Rockets over Sebring.