Yep….here we go.  The 2021 High School Football Season is 50% in the books.  All those non – league games are in the rear view mirror. Some have been tested, and have had to re-evaluate as they head into the teeth of there final 5 games.  Enter Canton McKinley and North Canton Hoover as they continue to move forward with the challenges of the Federal League!

Canton McKinley.  A couple of tough speed bumps to start the season. Followed by a crucial win on the road vs Huber Heights Wayne. Then the comeback win vs Perry. Then a lackluster 1st half against a dynamic Green Bulldogs team. Stern words of advice from Coach Hall. They listened   No worries.  27 unanswered points in the 2nd half.  Pups roll to their 3rd consecutive win. Nuff said.  Fly to the football defense….a QB rotation that is growing and maturing by each game, and an offense that is embracing it’s Big Play  potential.

The Hoover Vikings. For all of the slinging the pigskin with 4 and 5 wide over the past several years.  We are now witnessing a North Canton team that is seeing their run game start to click. A very nice win over Glenoak is to that point.  300+ yards and 5TDS on the ground, and the diversity of 4 different players being involved. This is a crucial point to their offensive scheme vs McKinley.  Run..move the sticks…burn clock.  And the defense?  Mike Shimek and Drew Logan have been very steady.  Just a small testament to a Hoover defense that has pitched back to back shut outs!!

So, down the stretch we come….NORTH CANTON hosts CANTON MCKINLEY for The Sarchione Ford Game of the Week. A dynamic Federal League collision!! From my perspective in the booth….shoulder harness on please. Down the Stretch can be fast and furious. Looking forward to seeing your faces in the seats, and Kenny, Denny, Mark, and myself will see y’all On the Radio