St. Thomas Aquinas Knights Team News

Strong senior leadership and a stingy defense have the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights sniffing a home game for the first round of the high school football playoffs.

Tim Budd, your thoughts?

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.

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  1 p.m.
SITE  Rayen Stadium
RECORDS  Aquinas 6-1; East 3-4
LAST WEEK  Aquinas 27, Garfield 20; East 19, Canfield 0
LAST MEETING  Aquinas won 22-8 in 1981.

Current Central Catholic head football coach Lowell Klinefelter and former area head coach Jack Rose are each headed into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

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

LOUISVILLE  It was the perfect time for St. Thomas Aquinas to connect on a hitch-and-go route.

Here's what you need to know entering Week 7 of the high school football season:

-- Coach's Corner. Massillon's Jason Hall talks to Todd Porter:

TIME  7 p.m.
SITE  Sirpilla Stadium
RECORDS  Garfield 3-3; Aquinas 5-1
LAST WEEK  Garfield 49, Akron North 19; Aquinas 55, Barberton 7