Friday Night Ohio

TIME:  7:30 p.m., Friday

SITE:  Perry Stadium

RECORDS:  Lake 4-1, 2-1; Perry 4-1, 1-1

LAST WEEK:  Hoover 24, Lake 10; Boardman 19, Perry 13

LAST MEETING:  Lake won, 35-7, last year.

WHAT TO WATCH:  Two previously undefeated teams have to bounce back from mistake-filled road losses last week. Perry turned over the ball three times in a game that it outgained Boardman. Lake coughed it up five times, including four fumbles, in a surprising loss to Hoover. For the Blue Streaks, health is a major concern with numerous players banged up. This is not the best time to face the physical Panthers. Both teams feature big, talented offensive lines and try to establish the run game. Perry RB Jon Miller has been a force all season, totaling 835 yards and 13 TDs on the ground. The Panthers have run for 1,254 yards as a team. Lake is at a disadvantage with its feature back, Jarrod Daugherty, also being a starting linebacker and the team’s second-leading tackler. Zach Gazdacko, a small, quick runner, will get carries as well, while playing in the secondary. Lake QB Jon Spohn is a capable runner. Both Spohn and Perry QB Cody Minor are asked to manage games. But it will be interesting to see if one or the other makes the difference with a big throw or two. Tony Magnacca averages 24.5 yards a catch for Perry. Opponents have thrown for 431 yards on 30-of-48 passing the past two weeks against Lake. Getting Logan Wartman back would be a huge lift for the Blue Streaks. He missed last week with an ankle injury, and his absence was felt. LB Corey Paulino, Lake’s leading tackler, left last week’s game in the third quarter with a neck injury. He would be sorely missed if he can’t go this week

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