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A talented Parma Heights Holy Name program will stroll into Bowling Green on Friday night for a Division III, Region 10 showdown of regional quarterfinalists.
“They’re a good football team and it’s what you’d expect at this point in the playoffs,” said Bowling Green leadman Dirk Conner.
The Green Wave has been impressive in their five triumphs, outscoring foes, 192-13. Holy Names’ lone loss was a season opening defeat to Walsh Jesuit, 24-7. Walsh Jesuit’s lone loss came at the hands of D-II state championship contender Archbishop Hoban, 27-14.
BG (6-1) blasted Defiance last week in playoff action, 56-13.
“We played pretty well and they made some mistakes that helped us out a little and got the score out of hand a little bit,” said Conner.
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Another huge NLL dustup looms for Perrysburg this Friday as the unbeaten Jackets welcome Bowling Green to Steinecker Stadium.
While Perrysburg was considered in the mix for the top spot in the NLL, Dirk Conner’s Bobcats were expected to be a middle-of-the-road squad this fall. A month into the season, BG and Perrysburg remain the last two unbeatens in the league.
“It does feel good with everything that’s gone on and bouncing back from a season that’s not up to our standards,” said Conner, whose team finished 3-7 last year.
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Bowling Green will try to stay among the NLL unbeaten this week but will have to do it against an Anthony Wayne squad that has owned the league over the last three seasons.
The Generals had their 22-game NLL winning streak snapped last week in a 27-24 home loss to Perrysburg.
Meanwhile, Dirk Conner’s Bobcats are trying to return to prominence after finishing with a rare losing mark at 3-7 last autumn.
“Feel fortunate sitting here 2-0,”said Conner. “Coming into week 1 we felt there were a whole lot of things we needed to get done to get better and play at the level of this type of game this week. We felt from Maumee to Northview, we had really good practices. We kind of committed to getting better at the type of things we had to get better at to have a chance to beat Northview on Friday night.”