Yates Center enters week eight on a five game losing streak, in which they have been outscored a combined 265-18. To kick off district play, Yates Center hosted the Colgan Panthers and were defeated 42-0. The Wildcats were riddled with injuries during the contest, so getting healthy for Friday night’s game against Uniontown will be paramount. Despite sporting a 1-6 overall record, including being 0-1 in district play, Yates Center still controls their own destiny. To make the Class 2A Playoffs, the Wildcats will need to win their contest against Uniontown, as well as defeating Oswego a week later. Can the Wildcats bounce back from a five game losing streak and keep their playoff hopes alive?
Winners of back-to-back contests, the young Uniontown Eagles enter week eight with a 4-3 overall record. Although the Eagles were only able to suit up twelve players last Friday night, they still were able to come away with a 34-18 win over Oswego. Uniontown is set to return a few players that were unavailable for the Oswego contest, giving the team a big boost. Leaning on their rushing attack and defense, the Eagles will look to improve to a perfect 2-0 in district play when facing Yates Center Friday night. For Uniontown, it is quite simple. Win and you are in. After missing the playoffs in their first year back from 8-Man football, the Eagles are on the verge of clinching a postseason birth.
After falling to Uniontown 34-18, the Indians are looking to get back into the win column during week eight. Chase Evans rushed for over 125 yards and Lance Teal passed for over 100 yards versus the Eagles. To upset Colgan, Oswego will need a similar performance from its top two players. Looking for their second straight playoff appearance, the Oswego Indians travel to St. Marys Colgan in what is a must win game.
The Colgan Panthers stroll into week eight at 5-2 after handily defeating Yates Center 42-0. St. Marys led 42 at the half-time break before pulling key starters. Carrying a 43 man roster, injuries will not be a factor when Colgan hosts Oswego during Friday night’s contest. With a win, St. Marys Colgan will be in the drivers seat to earn yet another postseason birth, continuing their impressive streak of consecutive seasons making the playoffs.
- District Overall Points
St. Marys Colgan 1-0 5-2 +21
Uniontown 1-0 4-3 +16
Oswego 0-1 1-6 -16
Yates Center 0-1 1-6 -21