RivalsHigh's national analyst Dallas Jackson said it best last week: At this point in the season, all the teams still playing football are good, and all the games are worth watching. Still, some are even better than others, particularly with the dramatic reshaping of the RivalsHigh 100 each week, based on playoff results. Here's how this past weekend's best games turned out:
• No. 38 Hilliard Davidson (Ohio) 13, No. 34 Pickerington Central (Ohio) 6: This game was just one of a handful that standas a testament to just how brutal Ohio's Division I state tournament is. The Region 2 final lived up to its billing as the national game of the week, with Davidson using a dominant defense and just enough big plays down the stretch to get past one top-50 team in the RivalsHigh 100 and advance to play another, Wayne, and then could get a possible state final matchup against No. 17 St. Edwards, which notched a win over a fellow RivalsHigh 100 top-50 team itself.A video or other embedded content has been hidden. Click here to view it.
• No. 93 Wayne (Ohio) 28, St. Xavier (Ohio) 24: Last week, St. Xavier stunned a number of Cincinnati-area onlookers by knocking out Colerain (Ohio), the highest ranked team in south Ohio's region.Unfortunately for fans of the Bombers, St. X ran out of magic in the regional finals, rallying from a 21-7 third quarter deficit to take a fourth quarter lead. That's when Wayne pulled itself together for one more offensive push, capped by a 19-yard touchdown run by Anthone Taylor that sent the Bombers home and the Warriors getting ready for a state semifinal matchup against Hilliard Davidson, a fellow RivalsHigh 100 team coming off a win in the national game of the week. Did we mention the Ohio Division I tournament is tough this year?