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Week 5 Big Game Preview: Midpark at Avon Lake


9:24 AM, Sep. 21, 2012 EDT

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Tonight's Friday Night Fever "Big Game" is the Southwestern Conference showdown at Avon Lake Memorial Stadium between the visiting Midpark Meteors and the host Avon Lake Shoremen.

Both Midpark and Avon Lake enter the league tilt looking for their second conference win in as many weeks.

The Meteors (4-0, 1-0 WSC) opened league play last week by defeating Olmsted Falls 43-22 at home while the Shoremen (3-1, 1-0 WSC) bounced backed from a disappointing Week 4 home loss to Massillon Jackson by defeating North Olmsted on the road.

Midpark has outscored its first four opponents by a combined score of 170-85 while Avon Lake has outscored its opponents thus far by a margin of 156-116.

The ramifications of the game's outcome extend beyond the conference standings, as the result will have a direct impact on next week's Ohio Athletic Association computer ratings.

In this week's ratings, Midpark is ranked ninth in Division I, Region 1, while Avon Lake is slotted third in Division I, Region 2. The top eight seeds in each region at the conclusion of Week 10 qualify for the playoffs.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Wondering which squad will win the pivotal midseason game? Check out which team each of our four "Pigskin Prognosticators" thinks will come out on top.

Unable to attend the game? WKYC-TV Channel 3 and usaodayhss.com/Cleveland have you covered!

When game time approaches, come back to usatodayhss.com/Cleveland to read our Week 5 Friday Night Fever blog and receive real-time, in-game updates from contests taking place across Northeast Ohio.

After all the games have gone final, tune in to Channel 3 to watch this week's edition of Friday Night Fever with host Jim Donovan to see highlights from more than 20 games involving area teams and an on-site report at Avon Lake from Dave Chudowsky.

For more Northeast Ohio high school sports news, scores, photos and videos, visit usatodyhss.com/Cleveland.

 

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