Both teams play a physical brand of football, and this game has turned into quite an intense rivalry over the past decade. Last season saw McKinley win a tight contest 8-6.
GlenOak comes into this game with a 5-0 record, and the number-one spot in the computer rankings in Division-I, Region-I. They are led by All-Ohio tailback Brionte Dunn, an Ohio State commit. Although Dunn was injured last week against Austintown Fitch, he stated he is 100% healthy this week and is ready to go.
McKinley counters with a strong defense, led by another All-Ohioan, Se'Von Pittman, a Michigan State commit. Pittman, 6-foot-4, 260-pounds, dominated last year's game from his defensive end spot, holding Dunn to one of his lowest rushing totals. The Bulldogs have been on a roll since their opening week loss to Cardinal Mooney, and currently sit at 4-1 and the number-five spot in the computer rankings.
This game will be televised by FOX Sports Ohio in the Cleveland market, beginning at 7 o'clock PM.