OHSAA Playoff Pairings: Take a look at who is in and where

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OHSSA Football Playoff Pairings

The pairings for the OHSAA football playoffs have been released. The regional quarterfinals begin Friday with Divisions II, IV and VI. Saturday D-I, III and V suit up.

There are several key storylines to this year’s post season and we have everything you need to know right here. Who’s not in is just as surprising as who is.


The pairings for the OHSAA football have been released. The regional quarterfinals begin Friday with Division s II, IV and VI. Saturday D-I, III and V suit up.
There are several key storylines to this year’s post season and we have everything you need to know right here. Who’s not in is just as surprising as who is.

Notable absentees: Cincinnati St. Xavier (defending Division I state champion), Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, Cincinnati Indian Hill and Newark Catholic (defending D-VI state champion). The Bombers finished with a losing record (4-6) for the first time since 1996, while Indian Hill, despite an 8-2 record, finished ninth in Division III, Region 12. Both Indian Hill’s losses came on the last play in each game. SVSM was a casualty of the state’s deepest D–IV region. The Irish finished in ninth place in Region 13 with 20.5429 points. They would have been no worse than fifth in any of the other three D-IV regions. Newark Catholic won its eighth state title last year. There won’t be a ninth – this season. The Green Wave finished ninth in D-VI, Region 23.

Rematches:
There are five rematches from Week 10 in the first round. Marion Local travels to Anna in D-V, Region 20. The Rockets beat the Flyers 16-6 last week. In D-III, Region 11, Dover tangles with rival New Philadelphia again. Last week the Tornadoes beat the Quakers 30-7 in New Philly. Archbold returns to Liberty Center in D-V, Region 18 a week after losing to the Tigers 21-14. In D-I, Region 1, Cleveland St. Ignatius and Lakewood St. Edward hook up again. Ignatius won 34-12 in the regular season finale. In D-III, Region 10, Bellevue hosts Tiffin Columbian for the second straight week after Columbian won 26-14 on Friday.

Back-to-Back:
Waynesville and West Liberty-Salem hook up for the second straight season in the D-V, Region 20 quarterfinals. Last year host WLS beat Waynesville 45-21. The rematch is in Waynesville this time around.

FOUR-midable:
The Miami Valley-based Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division landed four of its six members in the D-I, Region 4 playoffs. Huber Heights Wayne (12), Centerville (10) and Clayton Northmont (8) are playoff regulars, while Kettering Fairmont is making its postseason debut.

FOUR-midable II:
The Miami Valley-based Southwestern Buckeye League Southwest Division also landed four teams (out of seven) in the playoffs in Germantown Valley View, Brookville, Dayton Oakwood and Franklin.

9-1 and Out:
There were three teams that finished 9-1 and missed the playoffs. None, though faced a worse fate than Urbana. The Hillclimbers tied Defiance for the eighth spot in D-III, Region 10, but were denied after losing a third level points tiebreaker. Other 9-1 teams that didn’t make it were: Northwood (D-V, Region 18) and Girard (D-IV, Region 13). Girard was the victim of being in the state’s deepest D-IV region. Girard would have made it in in any of the other three regions.

Worst Record In:
5-5, shared by both Columbus Watterson (Division II, Region 7) and Chardon Notre Dame Cathedral-Latin (D-III, Region 9). There are 14 teams with 6 wins.

Key Returners:
A year after both Canton McKinley and Massillon Washington missed the playoffs, both are back in in D-I, Region 2.

PLAYOFF PAIRINGS

DIVISION I (All games at 7 p.m. Saturday)

Region 1
8 Lakewood St. Edward (6-4) at 1 Cleveland St. Ignatius (9-1)
7 Euclid (7-3) at 2 Strongsville (9-1)
6 Willoughby South (8-2) at 3 Mentor (8-2)
5 Brecksville Broadview-Heights (7-3) at 4 Cleveland Glenville (10-0)

Region 2
8 Massillon Washington (6-4) at 1 North Canton Hoover (9-1)
7 Canton McKinley (6-4) at 2 Canton GlenOak (8-2)
6 Macedonia Nordonia (7-3) at 3 Brunswick (9-1)
5 Amherst Steele (8-2) at 4 Twinsburg (8-2)

Region 3
8 Grove City (6-4) at 1 Hilliard Davidson (9-1)
7 Marysville (7-3) at 2 Upper Arlington (9-1)
6 Delaware Hayes (7-3) at 3 Pickerington Central (10-0)
5 Worthington Kilbourne (8-2) at 4 Columbus Brookhaven (9-1)

Region 4
8 Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (6-4) at 1 Cincinnati Colerain (9-1)
7 Kettering Fairmont (7-3) at 2 Clayton Northmont (9-1)
6 Centerville (7-3) at 3 Cincinnati Elder (9-1)
5 Cincinnati Woodward (10-0) at 4 Huber Heights Wayne (7-3)

Division I Bracket

DIVISION II (All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday)

Region 5
8 Kent Roosevelt (8-2) at 1 Mayfield (9-1)
7 Madison (7-3) at 2 East Cleveland Shaw (9-0)
6 Tallmadge (7-3) at 3 Parma Padua Franciscan (8-2)
5 Akron Archbishop Hoban (6-4) at 4 Warren Howland (7-3)

Region 6
8 Powell Olentangy Liberty (7-3) at 1 Toledo Central Catholic (10-0)
7 Lewis Center Olentangy (7-3) at 2 Sylvania Southview (10-0)
6 Lodi Cloverleaf (8-2) at 3 Lexington (10-0)
5 Avon Lake (8-2) at 4 Medina Highland (9-1)

Region 7
8 Columbus Bishop Watterson (5-5) at 1 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (10-0)
7 Columbus Independence (7-3) at 2 Louisville (10-0)
6 Dublin Jerome (6-4) at 3 Logan (10-0)
5 Columbus Beechcroft (9-1) at 4 Columbus Marion-Franklin (9-1)

Region 8
8 Dayton Dunbar (8-2) at 1 Cincinnati Winton Woods (9-1)
7 Mount Orab Western Brown (10-0) at 2 New Carlisle Tecumseh (10-0)
6 Trenton Edgewood (8-2) at 3 Cincinnati Anderson (8-2)
5 Kings Mills Kings (7-3) at 4 Cincinnati Turpin (9-1)

Division II Bracket

DIVISION III (All games at 7 p.m. Saturday)

Region 9
8 Mogadore Field (8-2) at 1 Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (7-2)
7 Chardon Notre Dame Cathedral-Latin (5-5) at 2 Aurora (8-2)
6 Ravenna (7-3) at 3 Hubbard (8-2)
5 Chagrin Falls (7-3) at 4 Youngstown Liberty (8-2)

Region 10
8 Defiance (8-2) at 1 Avon (10-0)
7 Sunbury Big Walnut (8-2) at 2 Clyde (9-1)
6 St. Marys Memorial (8-2) at 3 Tipp City Tippecanoe (9-1)
5 Tiffin Columbian (8-2) at 4 Bellevue (8-2)

Region 11
8 New Philadelphia (8-2) at 1 Dover (9-1)
7 Rayland Buckeye Local (7-3) at 2 Newark Licking Valley (9-1)
6 Granville (8-2) at 3 Poland Seminary (8-2)
5 Canal Fulton Northwest (8-2) at 4 Canton South (7-3)

Region 12
8 Franklin (6-4) at 1 Thornville Sheridan (10-0)
7 Columbus Bexley (7-3) at 2 Circleville Logan Elm (10-0)
6 Canal Winchester (9-1) at 3 Chillicothe (7-3)
5 Germantown Valley View (7-3) at 4 Columbus Eastmoor Academy (9-1)

Division III Bracket

DIVISION IV (All games at 7:30 p.m. Friday)

Region 13
8 Coshocton (9-1) at 1 Steubenville (10-0)
7 Leavittburg LaBrae (9-1) at Massillon Tuslaw (9-1)
6 Wooster Triway (8-2) at 3 Perry (9-1)
5 Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (9-1) at 4 Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (8-2)

Region 14
8 Sparta Highland (6-4) at 1 Fostoria (9-1)
7 Ottawa-Glandorf (6-4) at 2 Lorain Clearview (10-0)
6 Pemberville Eastwood (8-2) at 3 Marion Pleasant (9-1)
5 Huron (8-2) at 4 Genoa Area (10-0)

Region 15
8 Columbus Bishop Hartley (6-3) at 1 Martins Ferry (9-1)
7 Pomeroy Meigs (8-2) at 2 New Lexington (9-1)
6 Williamsport Westfall (8-2) at 3 Ironton (7-3)
5 St. Clairsville (7-3) at 4 Belmont Union Local (9-1)

Region 16
8 Cincinnati North College Hill (7-3) at 1 Coldwater (10-0)
7 Hamilton Badin (7-3) at 2 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (10-0)
6 Kettering Archbishop Alter (8-2) at 3 Brookville (10-0)
5 Dayton Oakwood (7-3) at 4 Plain City Jonathan Alder (8-2)

Division IV Bracket

Division V (All games at 7 p.m. Saturday)

Region 17
8 Cuyahoga Heights (9-1) at 1 Youngstown Ursuline (10-0)
7 Apple Creek Waynedale (8-2) at 2 Columbiana Crestview (9-1)
6 North Lima South Range (8-2) at 3 Kirtland (10-0)
5 Creston Norwayne (8-2) at 4 Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (9-1)

Region 18
8 Ashland Crestview (9-1) at 1 Hamler Patrick Henry (10-0)
7 Delphos Jefferson (9-1) at 2 Findlay Liberty-Benton (10-0)
6 Archbold (8-2) at 3 Liberty Center (9-1)
5 Bucyrus Wynford (10-0) at 4 Sherwood Fairview (9-1)

Region 19
8 West Lafayette Ridgewood (8-2) at 1 Portsmouth West (10-0)
7 Minford (8-2) at 2 Wheelersburg (9-1)
6 Baltimore Liberty Union (9-1) at 3 Nelsonville-York (8-2)
5 Columbus Bishop Ready (6-2) at 4 Johnstown-Monroe (8-2)

Region 20
8 Lees Creek East Clinton (7-3) at 1 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (10-0)
7 Maria Stein Marion Local (8-2) at 2 Anna (9-1)
6 West Liberty-Salem (9-1) at 3 Waynesville (8-2)
5 Casstown Miami East (9-1) at 4 West Jefferson (8-2)

Division V Bracket

DIVISION VI (All games start at 7:30 p.m. Friday)

Region 21
8 Columbiana (7-3) at 1 Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (10-0)
7 East Canton (7-3) at 2 Norwalk St. Paul (10-0)
6 Berlin Center Western Reserve (8-2) at 3 McDonald (10-0)
5 Leetonia (8-2) at 4 Mogadore (9-1)

Region 22
8 West Unity Hilltop (8-2) at 1 Ada (10-0)
7 McComb (7-3) at 2 Carey (9-1)
6 Arlington (7-3) at 3 Delphos St. John’s (8-2)
5 Mt. Blanchard Riverdale (8-2) at 4 Pandora-Gilboa (9-1)

Region 23
8 Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (6-4) at 1 Hannibal River (10-0)
7 Bridgeport (6-4) at 2 Malvern (10-0)
6 Beallsville (9-1) at 3 Shadyside (8-2)
5 Caldwell (8-2) at 4 Glouster Trimble (8-2)

Region 24
8 Hamilton New Miami (7-3) at 1 Mechanicsburg (10-0)
7 Ansonia (7-3) at 2 Sidney Lehman Catholic (8-1)
6 Springfield Catholic Central (7-3) at 3 Portsmouth Sciotoville Community (9-1)
5 Lockland (7-3) at 4 Covington (8-2)

Division VI Bracket

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