YOUNGSTOWN, OH – It’s Week 12 of the high school football season in the state of Ohio, and the number of teams remaining in the state playoffs are quickly dwindling, but the Ursuline Irish are one of those teams still left. The Irish defeated Hawken commandingly in the first round of the Division III playoffs, knocking off the Hawks by a score of 43-12. The Irish used a 28-6 first-half advantage to build a gap early and never look back. With the win, the Irish are granted another home game at Stambaugh Stadium this Friday Night as they play host to the Tallmadge Blue Devils. The Blue Devils knocked off VASJ 21-7 in Round 1, and hold a 9-2 record. Tallmadge is a team that will like to throw the ball a lot, as they attempt over 26 passes per game. The Blue Devils are led offensively by Wisconsin commit Collin Dixon, who has been the top target out of a talented receiving core, hauling in 72 passes this season for 1325 yards and 18 touchdowns.

In this week’s coaches’ corner, Ursuline Head Coach Dan Reardon talks about last week’s performance against Hawken, the boost of getting one more home game this season, what to look forward to in this week’s matchup with Tallmadge, and more!

* Contributed by Anthony Romo *