As high school football teams approach week ten, eight area teams already know they've earned their playoff spot, with some playing at home in week one, while others wait to see how things shake out after week ten. The following teams are already headed to week 11, In Division II, 9-0 Norwalk has clinched a home game. The Truckers will finish the regular season against 0-9 Willard.
The Clear Fork girls soccer team claimed the Division II district championship downing rival Ontario 5-1 at Ashland's Community Stadium on Saturday. The Colts started the game fast and were on the board before the game was even a minute old on a goal by Jordyne Helinski at the 39:01 mark of the first half. Helinski would strike again on a header with an assist by Taylor Cook at the 21:05 mark of the first half making it 2-0, Clear Fork.
The Madison Rams came up with their fourth win in a row holding off Ashland at home 41-35. The Rams got a big night from running back Juan Howard who rushed for 208 yards on 28 carries scoring two touchdowns. Teammate Tyrell Ajian gained 108 yards on eight carries scoring once.
The Danville Blue Devils threw a monkey wrench into the Lucas Cubs playoff plans with a 28-14 win at Lucas. The Blue Devils were led by quarterback Ridge Durbin who threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns, he also ran for 82 yards scoring two rushing touchdowns.
The Wynford Royals rolled to their 8th straight win Friday night as the Royals ran past the Buckeye Central Bucks 35-0. The Royals Keaton Teynor was six of 11 passing 139 yards with one touchdown to Takoda Wilburn. Teynor also ran for two other scores.
The Fredericktown Freddies rolled to their ninth win on the season by downing Northmor on the road Friday by a final score of 34-16.