Play the site assignment regional matching game
Here are just a few guesses for our local teams.
Mentor vs. St. Ignatius - The obvious choice and most people's consensus is Lakewood Stadium. Byers Field would be giving the Wildcats a home game. Brunswick is possible but that is a long way to send the top-seeded Cardinals. Lakewood is a 90% favorite.
Chagrin Falls vs. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary - Buzz is there are only two sites in the running for this game. Bedford and Solon. Bearcat Stadium would be familiar to the Fighting Irish, who just knocked off Lake Catholic there on Friday. Solon would seem to favor the Tigers more geographically, but the OHSAA owes them one from last week's roadie to Warren Harding.
Kirtland vs. Columbiana Crestview - This is a tough one. Geographically, it is not an easy mesh. Word on the street is maybe Mollenkopf Stadium in Warren? How about Nordonia or Ravenna? At least the Hornets won't have to worry about being sent 65 miles south to Green again.
We will all find out at roughly 2 p.m. on Sunday.
- Bill Tilton