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WEEK SEVEN FOOTBALL FORECAST

Edison at East Liverpool

7:30 p.m., Friday

Edison (0-6) last beat East Liverpool in 2016, but it’s a long way from that now having dropped its last seven. The Potters (2-4) haven’t gotten a break against the better teams on their schedule so now it appears that the only thing left to play for is a winning season.

Toronto at Oak Glen

7 p.m., Friday

Oak Glen (6-0) is off to its best start in school history and has done everything asked of it so far. Toronto (5-1) might be a Div. VII team but the Red Knights can certainly spoil the Golden Bears’ perfect run as they have knocked off three Div. V teams already. If Oak Glen played in Ohio, they’d be Div. V.

Beaver Local at

Buckeye Local,

7 p.m., Friday

Buckeye Local (1-5) may have broken its extended losing streak this season but the team is still well short of playing competitively with most of the Buckeye 8 North Division. Beaver Local (3-3) got a wakeup call with a lopsided loss to Bellaire on Saturday. It looks like it’s going to be an uphill battle to earn the school’s first playoff berth since 2005 for Beaver Local.

Wellsville at United

7 p.m., Friday

The Tigers (5-1, 3-0) control their own destiny in the EOAC and land in a favorable position against a very depleted United (2-4, 1-1) squad. A win here would go a long way to pushing the Tigers closer to a playoff spot in Div. VI, Region 25.

Southern at East Palestine

7 p.m., Friday

Southern (6-0, 2-0 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference) is hitting its stride and has a favorable schedule ahead of it. If things remain the status quo and the Indians are healthy a 10-0 mark is well within reach. Interestingly enough, Drew Pasteur’s Fantastic 50 has the Indians with a 70 percent chance of missing out on a home game if they go 10-0. The same site has East Palestine (0-6, 0-3) ranked 101st out of 107 Div. VI teams.

Leetonia at Lisbon

7 p.m., Friday

This game won’t be dictating any league championships or playoff spots, but it could be a key indicator of growth for these squads. The Bears (3-3, 0-2) have been able to hang with all of their opponents, while Lisbon (1-5, 0-3) has scored six points total in losses to league contenders Wellsville and Southern in the last two weeks.

Salem at Alliance,

7 p.m., Friday

The Quakers (5-1, 2-1) fell back to earth with its first tough test of the season in a 24-16 loss to Marlington last week. It doesn’t get much easier as Alliance (3-3, 2-0) has its sights set on a run in the Eastern Buckeye Conference as well. If the Quakers fall here, a league title might be just out of reach.