Northwest Indians Team News

In September of 2013, as Perry’s Keith Wakefield was going through the worst season of his coaching career, he looked over his depleted roster and realized two things.

1. He needed a quarterback.

2. His best option wasn’t playing varsity.

Lake and Marlington lead their respective regions in the first weekly Ohio High School Athletic Association computer ratings, which were released Tuesday and had a strong Stark County flavor. Of the county's 19 football teams, 11 are in a playoff spot (top eight).

CANAL FULTON  Last Friday’s game at Crestwood proved to be an eye-opening experience for the Northwest Indians. The 48-14 loss to the Red Devils became Northwest’s first setback of the season as frustration and missed opportunities reigned supreme.
 
One game, especially in Week 4, doesn’t have to define a team, though.
WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.
 
WHERE: Jim Schalmo Field at Dr.

COLUMBUS  The Ohio High School Athletic Association released the first weekly football computer ratings of the 2016 season on Tuesday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)  How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the second weekly Associated Press poll of 20116, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

Alec Mueller is the son of a soccer coach. He played soccer from the time he was a kid and eventually became the best player on the best team in school history.

Jackson (3-0) at Perry (2-1)

WHEN  7 p.m., Friday

LAST WEEK  Jackson 21, Boardman 14; Perry 23, New Philadelphia 15

CANAL FULTON
 
The situation Northwest football finds itself in isn’t anything new.
WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.
 
WHERE: Jack Lambert Stadium, Mantua
 
RECORDS: Northwest 3-0; Crestwood 3-0
 
LAST WEEK: Northwest defeated Orrville