JFK’s after 8th Regional title; must get by Cuyahoga Heights

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On September 27, Kennedy sat at 1-4 after losing four consecutive contests by a combined score of 213-49. The Eagles pushed through and won 4 of their final 5 outings to make the playoffs as a 7th seed in Region 25. From there, the Eagles took care of 2nd seeded Windham (35-12) and 3rd seeded Mapleton (42-34). Now, JFK has their eyes set on Cuyahoga Heights and a Regional championship on Saturday.

A year ago, the Redskins defeated Dalton (42-41) in the Regional Final and advanced to the State Championship game (where they fell to Minster (32-7). It should be noted that last year, Cuyahoga Heights defeated Kennedy – 40-12 – in the opening round of the playoffs.

Region 25 Championship – Saturday, November 17

Cuyahoga Heights vs. Warren JFK (Nordonia High School, 7 pm)

 

Region 25 Playoff Results

Semifinal – November 10

Cuyahoga Heights 21 East Canton 6

Warren JFK 42 Mapleton 34

Quarterfinal – November 3

Cuyahoga Heights 42 Tuscarawas CC 13

East Canton 53 St. John 13

Warren JFK 35 Windham 12

Mapleton 47 Valley Christian 28

 

Cuyahoga Heights Redskins (10-2)

Redskins 21 East Canton 6

Redskins 42 Tuscarawas CC 13

Redskins 31 Independence 12

Redskins 38 Fairport 0

Redskins 35 Cardinal 0

Redskins 41 Wickliffe 34

Kirtland 42 Redskins 6

Redskins 42 Berkshire 26

Redskins 21 Richmond Heights 6

Brookfield 46 Redskins 17

Redskins 26 Garfield 14

Redskins 54 Villa Angela 19

 

Warren JFK Eagles (7-5)

Eagles 42 Mapleton 34

Eagles 35 Windham 12

Eagles 47 Villa Angela 8

Eagles 37 Cleveland CC 14

Gilmour Academy 14 Eagles 3

Eagles 48 Trinity 0

Eagles 34 St. Thomas Aquinas 0

Steubenville CC 48 Eagles 14

Crestview 63 Eagles 21

Girard 47 Eagles 0

LaBrae 55 Eagles 14

Eagles 18 Champion 15

 

Playoff History

Cuyahoga Heights

Playoff Appearances: 21 (4th straight trip)

Playoff Record: 26-20

Region Championships: 3 (2017, 2016, 1998)

State Finalist: 2 (2017, 2016)

State Championships: None

Warren JFK

Playoff Appearances: 23 (4th straight trip)

Playoff Record: 35-20

Region Championships: 7 (2016, 2006, 2003, 1998, 1992, 1991, 1989)

State Finalist: 3 (2006, 1992, 1989)

State Championships: 2 (2016, 1991)

 

Recent Region 25 Championship game Results

2017 – Cuyahoga Heights 42 Dalton 41

2016 – Warren JFK 48 St. Paul 13

2015 (23) – Mogadore 35 Warren JFK 7

2014 (23) – St. Paul 18 Western Reserve 14

2013 (23) – Western Reserve 22 St. Paul 2

 

Remaining Division VII Field  (November 17)

Region 25 – Cuyahoga Heights vs. Warren JFK

Region 26 – Edgerton vs. McComb

Region 27 – Lucas vs. Trimble

Region 28 – Fort Loramie vs. Convoy Crestview

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