Updated Thu, Oct 6, 2011 3:54 pm
With an MVL race that has five teams with a shot at the title, there are some games coming up that will have a significant impact in the conference race, including the week nine showdown between Sheridan and Tri-Valley.
Tri-Valley @ New Lexington- The Panthers want to prove they are legitimate contenders. What better way than to upset a hot Scotties team on Homecoming?
Sheridan @ Philo- The Generals are coming off a shockingly close victory over John Glenn and the Electrics have finally gotten their season on track. Ranked back in 20th in Division III, Region 11, a victory over Sheridan would give the Electrics a significant playoff push.
Coshocton @ Maysville- The Panthers are the hottest team in the MVL with a four-game winning streak. Their performance against the strong Redskins might determine whether Maysville has a shot at the postseason.
Maysville @ Sheridan- If the Panthers want to claim the MVL title, they will have to avenge last year’s 49-0 beat down at the hands of the Generals.
Tri-Valley @ Sheridan- This clash of titans was predicted to determine the MVL championship back in the preseason. After six weeks of play, that prediction still holds truth. Will the Generals retain control of the MVL, or will the Scotties become the top dogs?
Maysville @ Philo- When these two teams met last year, it was 12-7 nail-biter in favor of the electrics. This year looks to be another fantastic matchup as both teams have identical records (4-2, 4-1 MVL) through six weeks.
Sheridan @ New Lexington- The resurgent Panthers look to cap off their turnaround season right: with a win over the powerhouse Generals. This game could also determine whether New Lex gets into the postseason or not. The Panthers currently sit 12th in Division III Region 11.
Philo @ Tri-Valley- Depending on the outcome of the Sheridan game, the Scotties could be facing a must-win if they hope to make the playoffs. Tri-Valley is currently ranked fifth in Division II Region 7 and another loss to a Division III team could be devastating. You know the Electrics would love nothing more than to ruin their rival’s shot at the playoffs.