Rivals Archbishop Hoban and Walsh Jesuit meet at 7 p.m. Friday in the OHSAA Division II, Region 5 football final at the University of Akron. Hoban (11-1) is the top seed and Walsh (12-1) is the No. 2 seed. The winner advances to a state semifinal. This will be the second meeting for Hoban and Walsh this season after Hoban beat visiting Walsh 57-7 on Sept. 29.
Check back for updates throughout tonight’s game.
Who leads the all-time series in the Walsh Jesuit-Hoban football rivalry?
Walsh leads the overall series 30-23. Hoban has won the past 10 matchups, including 32-20 last year at Walsh and 57-7 at Hoban this year. Hoban and Walsh played in a Division II, Region 5 final won by the Knights 49-30 in 2021.
The series started in 1974 and the teams have played every year since with 50 regular-season games and three playoff games. Walsh won the first nine games from 1974-1982 until Hoban’s first win in 1983.
Walsh won nine games in a row from 1992-1999, including a playoff win in 1998, to lead the series 22-5.
Walsh topped Hoban in the regular season in 2002 and then Hoban beat Walsh in a playoff game. The Knights went 8-3 against the Warriors from 2000-2009.
Walsh won five in a row from 2010-2014. Hoban’s 10-game win streak started in 2015 and includes a playoff win in 2021.
Archbishop Hoban football players to watch
OL: William Satterwhite; 6-3, 302, sr. + 93% grade out as a blocker, 26 pancakes, committed to the University of Tennessee; has around 30 scholarship offers including Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Clemson and Tennessee
DL: Jordan Pritchard-Sewell; 6-1, 280, sr. + 15 sacks, 5 caused fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 safety, 26 TFLs, 56 tackles, committed to Holy Cross University over Fordham, Army, Navy, Air Force, Kent State, Akron, Columbia, UAB, Temple, Colgate, Yale and…
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Author : Akron Beacon Journal
Publish date : 2023-11-17 23:01:27
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