EUCLID, Ohio — "The best laid plans..." you get it....
WKYC.com's scheduled High School Football Playoff Game of the Week between Walsh Jesuit and Benedictine has been postponed due to thunderstorms in the area. 3News had been scheduled to broadcast the game live via audio stream, but regrettably will no longer do so due to scheduling conflicts.
There are severe thunderstorm warnings throughout Northeast Ohio, causing many local postseason games to be pushed back to Saturday. The Warriors and Bengals will now kick off tomorrow night at 7:30 from Euclid, while other postponed contests include:
- Brunswick vs. Mentor
- Medina vs. St. Ignatius
- Highland vs. Avon
- Geneva vs. Chardon
- Dover vs. Streetsboro
- West Holmes vs. Padua Franciscan
While WKYC.com will not broadcast the game, we will still have a story up following its conclusion tomorrow. Here is our preview:
At 5-1, Walsh Jesuit is in the playoffs for the first time since 2014 with a team many feel is their best in more than two decades. Junior Matt Natale mans the reins at quarterback, but the true leader is offensive tackle and Kentucky commit David Wohlabaugh, whose father Dave was the starting center on the Browns' last playoff team in 2002.
Benedictine sits at just 3-4, but the record is somewhat misleading, as their losses have come against Hoban (by only a touchdown), Massillon Washington, Austintown Fitch, and St. Edward. The Bengals do own solid wins against Warren G. Harding and St. Vincent-St. Mary to go with their playoff win over Willoughby South last week, but will be without starting QB Ronnie Schultz tonight after he was injured in the regular season finale. Junior CeeJay Yarboro did a fine job filling in last week, however, and sophomore Duane Jackson anchors a talented line.
Get more live scoring updates throughout the night from around Northeast Ohio, which you can also view below: