Friday night, Nov. 8, football roundup

ELCA 35, Landmark 0: It was expected by many to be a down-to-the-wire fight for the Region 5-A crown. Indeed, up to a week ago, it was projected to be a matchup of unbeaten teams.

But after losing by one point last week to Holy Innocents, the Landmark War Eagles hosted the top-ranked Chargers of Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, and the defending state champions lived up to their billing.

Racing to a 21-0 lead before the end of the first quarter and never looking back, the Chargers cruised to victory and finished the regular season with a 10-0 record. Landmark fell to 8-2.

First-round state playoff matchups will not be known until the Class A Private power rankings are revealed early next week, at which time the top 16 teams will be inserted into the playoff bracket. But after being ranked #3 going into the ELCA game, the War Eagles will almost certainly host their first-round playoff game after a week off.

Our Lady of Mercy 41, Strong Rock 7: The Bobcats finished the regular season at 5-5 and , after coming into this game at #11 in the GHSA power rankings, await their status for the Class A Private state playoffs.

McIntosh 77, Drew 56: The Chiefs (8-2) will play a team from Region 2-AAAAA in the first round of the state playoffs, possibly at home.

Whitewater 36, Union Grove 13: The Wildcats (7-3) will open the state playoffs on the road against a team from Region 2-AAAAA.

Starr’s Mill 31, Forest Park 20: The Panthers wrapped up their 2013 season with a 4-6 record.

Alexander 44, Fayette County 0: The Tigers’ season has come to a close with a record of 1-9.

Sandy Creek closes out Region 5-AAAA play Saturday afternoon on the road against last-place Columbus. The Patriots have already clinched the top spot in the region and will host the fourth-place team from Region 7-AAAA next week.

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One wild high school football game!

With over 130 points on the score board it was like being at a basketball game. The Chiefs reminded me of the Boise State teams of yester-year.

McIntosh can score from the ground or the air and the defense kept from getting beat by the long yardage pass.

By the end of the third quarter, the Drew defense looked completely worn out.

This has been a very entertaining season to watch at McIntosh.