Wildcats look to fulfill high expectations


Joe DeNardo, Chief Editor

With Mayfield’s home playoff game against Chardon on the horizon, the Wildcats are hoping to show glimpses of last year’s deep playoff run.

After a nail-biting comeback win against the Hilltoppers and a gut-wrenching defeat against Madison that stands as Mayfield’s only loss this season, Larry Pinto’s team knows they need to give maximum effort to advance.

“The fact that we barely won the Chardon game and lost to Madison gave us a reality check,” sophomore placekicker Andrew Curl said. “We felt so invincible that it was almost a blessing that the loss came at the right time.”

The game kicks off at 7:30 PM on the Wildcat Stadium turf. It’s Mayfield’s second year in a row hosting a home playoff game.

“The fact that we’ve had two first-round playoff games at home really shows how dominant these teams have been,” senior offensive lineman Tim Carlile said. “Both squads really wanted to have a playoff game in front of our home fans.”