Lake Blue Streaks Team News

JACKSON TWP.  Ricky Spradling’s second touchdown of the game, this one from 4 yards out with 3:01 left to play, put Jackson ahead 33-28 in its Federal League opener against visiting Lake on Friday night.

Here's our guide to Friday night action:

WHEN  Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE  Robert Fife Stadium

With conference play beginning this week, here's a look at the Federal League: 

WHEN  7 p.m., Friday
LAST WEEK  Lake 21, Akron East 14; Jackson 48, Toledo St. Francis 20
LAST MEETING  Jackson won 39-36 last year.
THE MATCHUP  The Polar Bears had the look of a Federal League title contender in their first three games. With league play kicking off, now is their chance to prove it.

After two weeks, several teams - St. Thomas Aquinas, Central Catholic, Carrollton, Indian Valley & Garaway - remain unbeaten. At least one of these teams (Indian Valley faces Garaway) will lose.

WHEN  7 p.m., Friday
LAST WEEK  East 39, Coventry 13; Hudson 48, Lake 10
LAST MEETING  Lake won 18-12 in OT in 1996.

HARTVILLE  If anyone doubts how good Hudson High School quarterback Mitchell Guadagni is, the senior did plenty Friday to prove he is among the state’s elite.

WHEN  7 p.m., Friday
LAST WEEK  Hudson 40, Euclid 6; Green 40, Lake 29
LAST MEETING  Hudson won 20-7 last year.

GREEN  Jon Wallace will take a win like this every week.

Still, the first-year Green head football coach knows Friday’s opener against Lake is just one step to what the Bulldogs hope is a memorable final season in the Suburban League.