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FOOTBALL FORECAST

Wellsville’s Nicholson Stadium is undergoing several renovations this summer and the stadium complete with new turf will be ready to use for the Tigers’ home opener against Edison at 7 p.m. today. (Submitted Photo)

Akron Kenmore-Garfield at Beaver Local

7 p.m., Friday

Beaver Local extended its opener win streak to four with a victory over Div. VI LaBrae on Friday. In Div. IV, Region 13, the Beavers were one of only 10 teams to win their opener. Div. II Kenmore-Garfield is 3-18 in its brief existence since the merger of Akron City Schools Garfield and Kenmore high schools in 2017.

Indian Creek at East Liverpool

7:30 p.m., Friday

Since East Liverpool and Beaver Local started football play in the Buckeye 8 Athletic League in 2014, Indian Creek has never lost a Buckeye 8 North Division game. The Redskins (1-0) have won five straight division titles, so it’s evident that any league title goes through them. The Potters (1-0) may be up to the task this time.

Oak Glen at Philip Barbour

7 p.m., Friday

Oak Glen (1-0) has a two hour and 30 minute drive ahead of it as it tries to move to 2-0 for the first time since 2012. The Golden Bears were clicking offensively in a 34-14 win over rival Weir in the opener, while the Colts suffered a 34-9 loss to Grafton in their opener.

River at Southern

7 p.m., Friday

Despite going 5-5 in the regular season last year, River was a Div. VII playoff team. The Indians (1-0) were able to handle the Pilots (0-1) with a 30-6 Week Two win last season and all indications point to a similar result this time.

Mineral Ridge at Lisbon

7 p.m., Friday

Mineral Ridge (1-0) has not beaten the Blue Devils since 2013, but Lisbon (0-1) comes off a rough loss to Div. VII Lowellville in the opener. The Rockets have not had a winning season since 2013.

Edison at Wellsville

7 p.m., Friday

The Tigers (1-0) have a lot to be excited about after downing rival Toronto in the opener. Now, Wellsville will become the fourth Columbiana County team to play its home games on an artificial surface when the new Nicholson Stadium makes its debut tonight. Edison (0-1) will be pesky though as the Wildcats landed some blows in a loss against a very good Southern team last week.

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