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2019 Week One High School Football Schedule and Rankings: Southwestern Conference

The Southwestern Conference is one of the most fierce conferences in all of high school football, and in 2019 it should be another battle between eight rival teams.

Both Avon and Avon Lake were playoff teams, with the Eagles of Avon making it all the way to the state finals before falling to eventual state champion Archbishop Hoban 42-7.

Avon Lake topped fellow Southwestern Conference team Olmsted Falls in the first round of the playoff 44-28 before falling in the second round of the postseason to Central Catholic 56-16.

The Comets of Amherst were 5-0 before a four-game losing streak ended any chance of the playoffs, but they did end the year over .500 at 6-4 and look to take the next step in 2019.

Berea-Midpark and North Olmsted both were 5-5 and could both be even better this season, and the Rangers in North Ridgeville and Midview both were under .500 but are hoping for better results in 2019.

Westlake and Lakewood both had tough seasons winning just one game each, but are looking forward to better seasons this year.

Below is the week one schedule, any game without a time or date is on Friday night with a kickoff at 7pm.

Avon at Avon Lake

Elyria at Midview

Rocky River at Westlake (Thursday, August 29th)

Strongsville at Berea-Midpark

Amherst at Lakewood

North Olmsted at Eastlake North

North Royalton at North Ridgeville

Olmsted Falls at Brecksville

Here’s the standings for the Southwestern Conference for last season:

Avon Lake 9-1 (8-1)
Avon 9-1 (8-1)
Olmsted Falls 8-2 (7-2)
Amherst 6-4 (5-4)
Berea-Midpark 5-5 (4-5)
North Olmsted 5-5 (4-5)
North Ridgeville 4-6 (4-5)
Midview 2-8 (2-7)
Westlake 1-9 (1-8)
Lakewood 1-9 (1-8)

Here’s preseason rankings for the Southwestern Conference from our partners at Northeast Ohio HS Sports

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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