National Football League
The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Cleveland Browns on Sunday by a score of 35-10 to improve to 7-1 on the season. America’s team joins the New England Patriots as the teams with the best records. The Browns are now a dismal 0-9 this season, setting the record for the worst start in franchise history.
After starting 5-0, the Minnesota Vikings dropped their third straight game on Sunday to the Detroit Lions, 22-16.
The San Francisco 49ers set an NFL record by allowing a 100+ yard rusher for the seventh straight week.
National Basketball Association
The defending World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers are still undefeated at 6-0 while the Golden State Warriors suffered their second loss of the season to the rolling Los Angeles Lakers and sit at 4-2.
The Philadelphia 76ers and the New Orleans Pelicans are still winless at 0-5 and 0-6, respectively.
The Alabama Crimson Tide remains at number one and undefeated (9-0) after a 10-0 win against the LSU Tigers. Clemson, Michigan and Washington all had easy wins on Saturday to move to 9-0 this season. The Tigers defeated Syracuse by a score of 54-0, the Wolverines cruised over Maryland, 59-3 and the Huskies crushed Cal, 66-27. The other undefeated team so far this year is the 9-0 Western Michigan Broncos. They defeated Ball State last Tuesday by a score of 52-20.
Rounding out the results from the Top 10 are: #4 Texas A&M Aggies were upset by the unranked Mississippi State Bulldogs, 35-28; #6 Ohio State Buckeyes won a lopsided affair against the #10 Nebraska Cornhuskers, 62-3; the #7 Louisville Cardinals had no issue defeating Boston College, winning 52-7; the #8 team, the Wisconsin Badgers held off Northwestern by a score of 21-7; #9 Auburn Tigers edged out the Vanderbilt Commodores by a final score of 23-16.
OHSAA Football Playoffs
Area teams played in the first round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoffs on Friday and Saturday.
In the Northern-10 Athletic conference, the Colonel Crawford Eagles’ season ended after being defeated in a very entertaining matchup with the Liberty Center Tigers, 28-20. The Seneca East Tigers also saw their season come to an end at the hands of the undefeated Ayersville Pilots, 49-0. The Wynford Royals topped the Gibsonburg Golden Bears, 22-6 and will play the Pilots in the next round of the playoffs on Friday Nov.11.
Two teams were in action from the Mid Buckeye Conference over the weekend as well. The Lucas Cubs were defeated 21-19 and ousted from the playoffs by the Arlington Red Devils. The season continues for the Danville Blue Devils after they defeated the previously undefeated East Tartans by a score of 55-27. Danville will play the Harvest Prep Warriors on Saturday Nov.12.
Seasons concluded for all four teams from the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference in the playoffs this weekend. From the Red Division, the Jonathon Alder Pioneers fell to the Bishop Hartley Hawks, 35-21; the River Valley Vikings were bounced by the Indian Lake Lakers, 34-7; the Pleasant Spartans lost to the Eastwood Eagles on Saturday by a score of 35-28. The sole representative from the Blue Division, the Centerburg Trojans were defeated by the undefeated Fort Frye Cadets by the final score of 44-6.
OHSAA State Cross Country Meet
Junior runner from the Colonel Crawford Eagles, Chad Johnson, won the Divison III state cross country meet with a time of 15:18.3. Johnson had quite the year, winning the Crawford County meet, the Galion Cross Country Festival, the N-10 Conference meet, Districts, Regionals and now State Championships and never ran a meet in over 16 minutes. Stay tuned for more about Chad Johnson.
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