Friday, October 7, 2022

VASJ game moved to Mayfield

Villa Angela-St. Joseph athletic director Nate Zavorek has announced the Week 10 matchup between the Vikings and rival Cleveland Central Catholic will be played at Mayfield High School s Wildcat Park.

The critical game between North Coast League White Division rivals, originally scheduled to played at Sparky DiBiasio Stadium in Euclid, will still be played Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

Because of weather conditions and uncertainty of how well the grass surface will take to the weather, we felt we wanted to give our student-athletes the chance to perform under the best conditions for what will be the most important game thus far this season, Zavorek said.

VASJ has clinched at least a share of the NCL White championship, but can win the league outright with a victory over CCC. Of equal or greater importance, the Vikings (7-2) are currently No. 8 in Division VI, Region 19 and according to joeeitel.com, control their postseason destiny and would get into the playoffs with a win over the Ironmen (5-4).

Wildcat Stadium is the centerpiece of the Wildcat Stadium Project that provided upgrades to several of the athletic facilities on the Mayfield campus. The stadium opened in the 2012 season – sports a new Astroturf surface with the trademark Wildcat logo at the center. Also at the stadium, the track has been resurfaced, new home and visitor bleachers have been erected and a new press box, ticket counter, concession stand and ADA-compliant restrooms are in place. Both sets of bleachers are ramped for handicapped accessibility and the home bleachers have a separate section with individual stadium seats. 

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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