The Eagles and Flyers claimed seven of the nine spots on the All-Firelands Conference volleyball first team, the league announced on Monday.
The Truckers (9-2) will face Sandusky (8-3) at 7 p.m. Friday in Bellevue, while the Flyers (9-2) match up with Patrick Henry (8-3) at 7 p.m. Saturday in Fremont. Both programs have played in playoff games at both stadiums in the past — and both played games there this season.
After a stunning home loss to Monroeville in Week 10, state-ranked St. Paul answered with a 35-21 win over Edon in a Division VII first-round game behind 276 yards and 5 TDs from running back Cam Caizzo.
The AP No. 9-ranked Flyers (8-2) host the Bombers (7-3) at 7 p.m. Saturday in the program’s 15th home playoff game at Whitney Field in Norwalk.
Norwalk’s Olivia Ward, Willard’s Cassidy Crawford and St. Paul’s Megan Hammersmith and Kennedy Stang are among the all-state selections.
Area volleyball players from Norwalk, St. Paul and Monroeville among those well-represented on the OHSVCA District 6 teams.
Lily Dowdell was 29th in Div. III, while Norwalk’s Kyler Kromer was 63rd in Div. I on Saturday at the state cross country championships.
Norwalk (Division III), Western Reserve (Div. VI) and St. Paul (Div. VII) will host first round games this weekend, while both Edison and Bellevue (Div. IV) are on the road as the official OHSAA playoff pairings were announced Sunday.
In a matchup of 2-7 versus 8-1 teams, it was the Eagles rising up for a stunning 13-0 win over the host Flyers at Whitney Field in Norwalk.
The Eagles (2-7, 1-5) have a tall task in the regular season finale against the playoff bound, state-ranked Flyers (8-1, 5-1) on Saturday in Norwalk.
After a physical setback denied her a third straight trip to the Division III state cross country championships in 2018, St. Paul senior Lily Dowdell responded with a personal-best time at this year’s regional meet to qualify for the state meet once again.
Norwalk (8-1), Western Reserve (8-1) and St. Paul (8-1) are making Week 11 plans, while Edison (6-3) and Plymouth (7-2) need some help after the release of Tuesday’s OHSAA computer ratings.
St. Paul’s Lily Dowdell and Plymouth’s Levi Robinson, along with the New London girls team also earned spots at the Division III state cross country championships.
The state-ranked Flyers scored four touchdowns in the first half and cruised to a 42-6 win on Friday over the Wildcats at Recreation Park.
The 1969 St. Paul High School football team, one that won the Associated Press Class A state poll championship, will have its members inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame on Saturday.