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Noontime’s Games To Watch (Friday, September 4, 2020)


By NoontimeSports.com

Happy Friday, everyone!

We hope everyone is doing well and looking forward to a LONG weekend – how did we get to Labor Day Weekend this fast?

While this weekend like many during the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic may look a bit different than previous LONG weekends, there will still be some football to watch, including a slew of high school games taking place in Florida, Georgia, and Utah, as well as other parts of the country.

Let’s highlight some games to watch this evening, as well as make some predictions, too.

Noontime’s Games to Watch for Friday, September 4, 2020

Ohio: Mentor at Euclid (Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.): For Euclid to claim its second victory of the season, they will need to slow down Mentor’s quarterback Ian Kipp, who accounted for three touchdowns last week in the Cardinals’ season-opener against Medina. In addition to Kipp, Euclid must also find a way to stop halfback Riley Coughlin, who rushed for a pair of scores last week. Expect a big game from the Mentor front seven, including the defensive ends and linemen. PREDICTION: Mentor over Euclid 

Indiana: Cathedral at Penn High School (Friday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. eastern): Nathan McCahill has enjoyed an extremely successful senior season with Cathedral thus far, throwing for 200 yards or more in back-to-back wins over Carmel and Westfield. McCahill and the Fighting Irish should have no problem continuing their early-season success against the Kingsmen, who earned their first win of the 2020 season last Friday against La PortePREDICTION: Cathedral over Penn 

Florida: IMG Academy at Venice (Friday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. eastern): The top team in the country (IMG Academy) will commence its 2020 campaign with hopes of providing first-year head coach Bobby Acosta with his initial win with the Blue and White. Prediction: IMG Academy over Venice 

Georgia: Valdosta at Warner Robins (Friday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. eastern): Quarterback Jake Garcia, who transferred from La Habra (Calif.) to Valdosta, will have a chance to lead the Wildcats to its initial win of the season when they visit Demons in what should be a very enticing high school football contest. Garcia is committed to playing football next year at the University of Southern California, and will certainly be a player to watch this fall in Georgia. PREDICTION: Valdosta over Warner Robins

Utah: Corner Canyon at Jordan High School (Friday, Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. eastern): The Chargers enter their fourth contest of the season with a great deal of momentum, posting 42 points or more in their last three outings. Quarterback Jaxson Dart has thrown 13 touchdowns, including six to Talmage HandleyPREDICTION: Corner Canyon over Jordan

Mass. College Football: Teams Of The Week (Week 2)

By NoontimeSports.com 

The second week of the college football season is in the books. We’ll be posting our first Honor Roll of the season later today, but a new post that we’ll be doing this season is “Teams of the Week.”

Every Monday we will post these teams (one from each Division) and similar to our Honor Roll, everyone is encouraged to submit possible teams via Facebook, Twitter and email.

Below are the three teams that earned this week’s honor.

Division 1: Boston College – “Be A Dude” seems to be working for the Maroon and Gold, who’re now 2-0 overall and 1-0 in ACC Conference play. Against Wake Forrest on Friday, BC relied on its ground game as Andre Williams rushed for 204 yards on 35 carries and scored one touchdowns in his team’s 24-10 victory. Quarterback Chase Rettig matched his touchdown total from week one with two as he connected with Alex Amidon (five catches, 93 yards, one touchdown) and Spiffy Evans (one catch, 22 yards, one touchdown).

The Eagles will head to California next weekend for an afternoon contest against University of Southern California.

Division 2: Bentley University – A complete team effort lifted the Falcons past the Mercyhurst in their season opener in Waltham on Saturday. Jet Kollie score two touchdowns (one on the ground, one through the air), Michael Baron kicked one field goal and two PATs and Kyle Young recorded a game-high 14 tackles (four solo).

Bentley will jump right into conference play on Friday as they host Assumption College under the lights at 7 p.m.

Division 3: Nichols College – Trailing Westfield State, 21-7, the Bison rallied to force an extra session and win their season opener under the lights on Friday. The Nichols defense came up with an enormous stop in overtime, which sealed the win as they denied a two-point conversion attempt.

Connor Richard led the defense with seven tackles (five solo), while Lucas Bogdanski registered the unit’s only sack. Offensively, quarterback Quillian Respass finished 20-of-33 for 310 yards. He tossed three touchdowns to Dylan Rimsky, who hauled in 14 catches for 290 yards.

Nichols will return to the gridiron Friday for a non-conference clash against Western Connecticut State.