Malvern Hornets Team News

Times-Reporter staff report

And then there were three.

Seven area high school teams qualified for postseason play, but only three advanced to Round 2.

And two are from the same region.

Tickets for the Malvern-Youngstown Christian game on Friday are on sale from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday. There will also be special evening hours for sales from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the back gym entrance, and 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, in the Athletic Office.

MALVERN  After a sluggish first half, the Malvern Hornets got down to business.

Times-Reporter staff report

  Hornet Stadium.

When  Friday, 7:30

Records  Malvern 9-1; Fairport Harding 7-3.

Here's what you need to know entering Week 10 of the high school football season:

WHEN  Friday, 7 p.m.
WHERE  Hornet Stadium
LAST MEETING  First meeting.

Postseason football is nothing new for Malvern players. The Hornets have been to the playoffs six years in a row.

None of this is familiar for Fairport Harbor Harding. The Skippers will be in the playoffs for the first time since 1991 when they travel to Malvern on Friday night.

For the second straight season, seven area high school teams are moving on to a Week 11 game.

Stark County is well represented in the 2012 Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs. Half of the eight spots in the region that Stark County schools are in will go to local schools, and two of them will meet Saturday night in a rematch between Federal League rivals.

Rivalries... playoff berths... wanting to finish strong. There is plenty on the line for area teams heading into Week 10 of the high school football season.

There is plenty on the Dover-Phila game in other places in today’s edition, but here is a rundown on some of tonight’s games: