Three Games on Saturday:
1- New Albany (OH) #3 vs #1 St. Ignatius (OH) – Hands-down, the best game of the day. And St. Ignatius is inarguably the best team in the state. EXCEPT… New Albany actually has better wins than St. Ignatius and, while New Albany has some ugly losses (to Dublin Jerome and Hilliard Darby), both these losses were in August and September. Their losses are very small in their rearview mirror and their quality wins are recent quality wins. Based on the data, New Albany has a legit shot at toppling Ohio’s #1 team.
2- Howland (OH) #2 vs #24 Tippecanoe (OH) – Howland should beat Tippecanoe. Possibly soundly. Howland needs a better schedule.
3- Cardinal Mooney (OH) #89 vs #25 Mariemont (OH) – Mariemont will beat Cardinal Mooney soundly. This game has the potential of being a blow-out… which a State Final should never be. Mariemont also needs a better schedule.