(15) Euclid at (2) Cleveland Heights football: Preview capsule for Oct. 27 playoff game

Oct. 26—(15) Euclid at (2) Cleveland Heights

What: Division I, Region 1 opener

When: 7 p.m., Oct. 27

Where Crawford Stadium, 13263 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights

Records: Euclid 1-9, Cleveland Heights 9-1

Last week: Mentor def. Euclid, 48-12, Cleveland Heights def. Shaker Heights, 41-31

On deck: Winner faces the winner of (7) Berea-Midpark and (10) Massillon Jackson

For the record: This is a rematch of a Week 9 game won by Cleveland Heights, 28-12, but it was a close game throughout. Coach Mac Stephens' Tigers won the Greater Cleveland Conference title in their first year in the league. Running back Marquise Davis has run for 2,189 yards and 31 touchdowns this season. The Euclid defense's game plan is going to lean heavily on slowing him down in order to give the Panthers a chance. The Panthers' defense, anchored by Rynell Taylor and Kei'shaun Telfair, can slow teams down. But the Euclid offense has struggled this season and has not scored more than 14 points in a game yet. Getting the running game going with Marquiss Hall (617 yards, four TDs) is a good start.