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Can Ellet knock off Buchtel?

By mikeb Published: September 12, 2007

The City Series' two best football teams from last season meet at noon Saturday when Buchtel hosts Ellet.

The Griffins and Orangemen were each 5-0 in City Series games last season and shared the City title because they were not scheduled to play each other.

This season, the two teams meet in week four.

Buchtel comes into the game at 0-3 after losses to Walsh Jesuit, Steubenville and Warren Harding. Ellet is 2-1 following wins over Springfield and Cuyahoga Falls and a loss to Tallmadge.

Recent history favors Buchtel, as the Griffins have won 31 consecutive City Series games and 78 out of its past 81 league games dating back to 1995.

Garfield was the last City Series school to defeat Buchtel. The Golden Rams beat the Griffins in 2001 and 1998. Ellet's last victory over Buchtel came in 1995.

Here are the scores between Buchtel and Ellet from 1995 to 2005, according to Beacon Journal records:

2005 Buchtel 21-6
2004 Buchtel 48-21
2003 Buchtel 48-0
2002 Buchtel 28-9
2001 Buchtel 35-7
2000 Buchtel 52-14
1999 Buchtel 34-17
1998 Buchtel 50-14
1997 Buchtel 35-8
1996 Buchtel 19-10
1995 Ellet 27-24

So the question entering Saturday's matchup is: Can Ellet knock off Buchtel and end the streak?

Let us know what you think.



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