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St. Edward, Euclid, Benedictine, Holy Name & Mayfield earn playoff wins

The opening night of the OHSAA football playoffs provided plenty of fireworks.

CLEVELAND — The opening night of the OHSAA football playoffs was full of great games and close calls.

In Division I, Region 1, St. Edward used a strong second half to rout Medina 73-38, while Euclid held off Jackson 28-19. The Eagles and Panthers will meet at a neutral site next week.

In Division II, Region 5, Mayfield handled Willoughby South 47-21. The Wildcats are tasked with knocking off four-time defending state champion Archbishop Hoban in the regional semifinals.

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Benedictine completed a feverish comeback in the Division II, Region 6 quarterfinals by taking down Brecksville 41-38. Next up for the Bengals is a showdown with unbeaten Avon.

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And in Division III, Region 10, Holy Name upset Columbian in a defensive battle, 14-7. The Green Wave will look to roll over Mansfield next Friday.

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