Friday Night Football Top 5 Games of 2018 Countdown

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#5 - Hamilton at Princeton

Week 10 (October 26, 2018) - On a rainy night at Mancuso Field, the Vikings needed
momentum into the offseason and had a decent lead at halftime thanks to Tre Key (Total: 175 rushing yards, 1 TD).
But the Big Blue of Hamilton came storming back to make for a very close second half.
 
#4, Week 4 - The Reading Blue Devils jumped out to a hot start and had a night of impressive plays on all sides of the ball. On offense, Cole Baker threw two touchdown passes for about 50 yards each. On defense, Cameron Young got 2 points with a safety. And on Special Teams, Gabe VanSkaik returned a kickoff 77 yards all the way to the house. But the Deer Park Wildcats make an impressive run of their own to take this CHL rivalry game all the way down to the wire.
 
#3, Week 4 - It was another incredible chapter to the storied rivalry known only as the Battle of the Skies. The Comets soared early while being lead by Quarterback, Collin Brown, who had the offense firing on all cylinders. got off to a hot start. But Aves Quarterback, Drew Altemuehle, threw for 212 yards and 3 touchdowns while leading a 2nd half surge. The Sycamore defense capped off the comeback when Brian Doneghy intercepted the ball and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown, tying the game in the fourth quarter. Sycamore would go on to take the lead but not for long. Logan Dalton sent Mason's "Black Hole" student section into a frenzy with a 53 yard rushing touchdown that would send the game to overtime. Overtime in this rivalry game? You'll have to see it to believe it.
 
#2, Week 5 - This rivalry game is packed full of action including the first score, a 70-yard pass from Roger Bacon quarterback Tyler Bullock to Zach Kuhlman. Bullock would continue to have a great game under center throwing for 179 yards and two touchdowns. The illustrious Corey Kiner scored two touchdowns and ran for 214 yards on 25 attempts, average 8.6 yards per carry. Kiner lived up to the hype. His second touchdown was a 44-yard run that recaptured the lead for the Spartans. But that's not all! This game features an outlandish end to regulation that sends this wild rivalry game to overtime.
 

#1 - Fairfield at Milford

#1, Week 11, OHSAA Division I Region IV Playoffs Round 1 - Fourth-seeded Milford was hosting a playoff game for the first time as they faced fifth-seeded Fairfield. The Indians came out to dismantle the Eagles and take a 21-7 lead into halftime. What happened next was a series of events that won't ever be forgotten in Milford, Ohio. The Eagles defense totaled four turnovers in this game to keep the dream alive. With the Eagles down by a lot and only one half to play-- Milford quarterback, Hunter Johnson, needed to work quickly. And that he did. Johnson finished the game with over 380 passing yards and an average just shy of 10 yards per pass. Receivers Jake Ayler and Dylan Hughes finished with over 100 receiving yards each, Hughes finishing with two touchdowns. Cameron Kells carried the workload on the ground finishing with over 100 yards rushing and three touchdowns. All that, impressive teamwork, and one rowdy Flock of fans would culminate to an unpredictable and historic comeback for Milford's first playoff win in history.