Here is a look at the Week 7 high school football games in Tuscarawas County and the area:
Mansfield Madison vs. New Philadelphia
Kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday at Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium
Quick hits: The Quakers look for their first multi-game winning streak of the season after defeating Mount Vernon 44-6 on the road last Friday. Senior Willy Wallace scored on offense, defense and special teams to ignite New Philadelphia to its highest-scoring game of the season. Trevor Bean is averaging just under 4 yards per carry (90 for 350) and Keaton Fausel has completed 45 of 94 passes for 485 yards. Wallace (52) and Thad VanArsdalen (54) are among the area's leaders in tackles. Madison lost to Ashland 49-14 last week and is giving up an average of 37 points per game. The Rams have lost 14 consecutive games dating to the start of the 2021 season, and have won just twice in their last 60 games.
Cols. DeSales vs. Dover
Kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday at Crater Stadium.
Quick hits: The Crimson Tornadoes play their final regular-season home game hoping to snap a two-game losing streak. Those two losses, though, have been two of the state's finest programs, Steubenville and Canfield, a comtined 11-1 this season. The Tornadoes hope to get RB Mitchell Martin back carrying the ball, where he has 429 yards and 4 TDs this season. JJ Barton has 323 yards in Martin's absence. QB Ben Hamm has thrown for 551 yards and 5 TDs. Tyler Stevenson leads the receivers with 34 catches for 307 yards and 3 TDs. Jackson Storm (48 tackles) and Hamm (45) lead the Dover defense. DeSales is no pushover, despite its 3-3 record. The Stallions have lost only to Hamilton Badin, Berea-Midpark and Walsh Jesuit, a combined 13-5. DeSales has been in the OHSAA postseason 28 times with three state championships in 1985, 1997 and 1998 and nine title game appearances.
Claymont vs. Tusky Valley
Kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday at Trojan Stadium.
Quick hits: Both teams are looking to get back in the win column after suffering losses in Week 6. The Mustangs (2-4) fell to unbeaten Garaway 56-0, while the Trojans (1-5) lost to once-beaten Ridgewood 35-14. Tusky Valley is still productive through the air; QB Cole Clements has thrown for 940 yards and 8 TDs and Beau Wolf continues to lead the area with 764 yards receiving and 4 TDs. Jessie Carr has rushed for 354 yards and 3 TDs. Claymont's Graydon Mooneyham can sling it, too; he has 906 yards and 6 TDs passing, with Brody Moreland (19-307-2) and Alec Terakedis (18-201-2) the top pass-catchers. Logan Posthlethwait of Tusky Valley is among the area's leaders with 54 tackles.
Central Catholic vs. Newcomerstown
Kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday at Newcomerstown Stadium.
Quick hits: Newcomerstown (4-2, 1-0) welcomes the Saints for an IVC South game after defeating East Canton 26-20. Central Catholic (2-4, 0-1) lost to Buckeye Trail 34-7, and is looking to snap a four-game losing streak. The Saints will have to slow down the Trojans' Bunk Millender (105 carries, 770 yards, 10 TDs) to do so. His teammate, Carter McConnell, has 318 yards and 3 TDs. Central Catholic's Thayne Mahaffey has taken on the ball-carrying load and has 64 carries for 291 yards. Lucas Dumermuth has passed for 201 yards the last two games.
Indian Valley vs. Garaway
Kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday at Garaway Field.
Quick hits: Indian Valley (4-2, 1-0) is at hot as can be coming into this challenge; the Braves have won three consecutive games and are averaging just under 49 points per game in doing so. Gavin Henry had a huge game against Sandy Valley last week and is the second-leading rusher in the county with 568 yards (and 10 TDs). Right behind him is Grady Kinsey (49-437-10). Together, they are averaging 9.95 yards per rush. Quake Beatty, Jaxon Burcher, Breydan Parsons and Remmington Myers all have at least 44 tackles. The Pirates (6-0, 1-0), of course, are rolling along; they're 39-5 in the regular season since Week 9 of the 2017 campaign. Garaway has been held below 33 points only once all season. QB Logan Yoder eclipsed 1,000 yards passing for the year last week and is completing passes at 72% efficiency (80-of-111) with 10 TDs. Jensen Gerber (24-300-2) and Alexander Roden (13-200-3) have combined for almost half of the Pirates' air yardage.
East Canton vs. Strasburg
Kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday at Strasburg Franklin Park/Ron Hurst Field.
Quick hits: Both teams in need of a victory square off. The Hornets had a two-game winning streak snapped at home by Newcomerstown, 26-20, last week, while Strasburg fell to Malvern 42-0, in the IVC North openers. East Canton has won eight of nine meetings since 2013, but the Tigers earned a 28-6 victory the last time the Hornets came to town.
Also in the IVC, Ridgewood (5-1, 1-0) visits Sandy Valley (2-4, 0-1) and Malvern (5-1, 1-0) travels to Buckeye Trail (1-5, 1-0). Harrison Central (4-2, 1-1) plays host to Beaver Local (4-2, 2-0) in a Buckeye 8 game, while Canton South (4-2, 2-1) visits Fairless (5-1, 2-1) in a Pac-7 contest. In the Eastern Buckeye Conference, Salem (4-2, 0-1) plays host to Minerva (0-5, 0-1) and Carrollton (5-1, 1-0) welcomes Alliance (5-1, 1-0).
This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: Indian Valley travels to Garaway in a Week 7 IVC showdown