Marlington Dukes Team News

What will Marlington and West Branch do for an encore?

If Friday’s showdown for first place in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference is anything like last year’s, the fans who fill Duke Stadium better fasten their seat belts.

COLUMBUS  The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its weekly football computer ratings today. The weekly computer ratings are released every Tuesday afternoon beginning after the fourth week of the season, leading up to the final report released Oct. 28. The top eight teams in each region will qualify for the regional quarterfinals.

CANTON TWP.  Marlington and Canton South brought the Northeastern Buckeye Conference’s two best offenses to Brechbuhler Stadium for Friday’s first-place showdown.

Here's what you need to know entering Week 8 of the high school football season:

-- Coach's Corner. GlenOak Head Coach Scott Garcia discusses his program's success on:

TIME  7 p.m.
SITE  Brechbuhler Stadium
RECORDS  Marlington 7-0, 4-0; South 6-1, 3-1

Noah Mallen gave football a chance during his freshman year at Canton South.

It wasn’t a memorable experience.

“We didn’t win,” Mallen said. “And if you don’t win, it’s not fun.”

Unbeaten Marlington and Garaway continue to lead their regions in the weekly Ohio High School Athletic Association computer ratings, which were released this afternoon.

The Marlington Dukes should have their cornerstone back for their most important game of the season.

LEXINGTON TWP Dymonte Thomas pulled a Superman in reverse.

LEXINGTON  Minerva and Marlington are each without one of Stark County’s top players for their NBC game tonight.