Even though the polls have been closed for the year, WKYC.com will continue its High School Football Game of the Week through the OHSAA Playoffs, and we've chosen a dandy for you to start things off.
Our first round Game of the Week will be a Division I matchup from Solon, as the fourth-seeded Comets host the fifth-seeded Canton McKinley Bulldogs. Both teams have solid state title aspirations, and the winner will face either (1) Mentor or (8) Strongsville.
Both teams enter with records of 8-2, with the Comets highlighting an excellent season with wins over Mentor, Aurora, and Strongsville after missing the playoffs in 2017. However, the team also lost to underdog Medina to end the season, coupled with an earlier loss to now-third-seeded Euclid.
The Bulldogs, meanwhile, followed the same formula as last season: Winning their first eight games before falling in back-to-back fashion to rivals Perry and Massillon. They'll hope for a better finish than they had last year, when they lost to St. Edward in the first round 37-21.
Dave "Dino" DeNatale and a to-be-determined guest will call the game live via audio stream Friday night starting at 6:55 p.m. on WKYC.com, the WKYC app, and the WKYC Facebook page. In addition, video highlights will be featured on that evening's 11 o'clock news.