MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — Cleveland Heights controlled its own destiny in Division I, Region 1 entering Friday night's showdown at Maple Heights
And Mac Stephens' Tigers delivered: Cleveland Heights held a 14-0 halftime edge over the Mustangs and held on for a 21-12 victory.
Cincinnati commit Justin Wodtly scored first for the Tigers and quarterback Bay Harvey tacked on two more rushing touchdowns to help put the Mustangs away.
Cleveland Heights finishes the regular season 9-1 and is playoff-bound for the first time since 2015. The Tigers will meet unbeaten and top-ranked Mentor in the regional quarterfinals next Friday, according to joeeitel.com.
Maple Heights finishes the regular season 7-3 and is heading to the postseason for the second straight year. The Mustangs will take on second-seeded Avon Lake in the Division II, Region 6 quarterfinals next Friday, according to joeeitel.com.