Playoff Football: Regional Final Pairings and what you need to know


OHSSA Football Playoff Pairings

Here’s who is playing who this Friday and Saturday in the OHSAA
Football Regional Finals and what you need to know about each game (including where) – and team.

2009 OHSAA Football Tournaments
Regional Final Pairings

Division I
All Games at 7 p.m. Saturday Unless Otherwise Noted

Region 1
5 Cleveland Glenville (11-1) vs. 2 Solon (12-0), Parma Byers Field:
Glenville finally looks poised to make a run at the D-I state title after getting past St. Ignatius. Solon just keeps on winning.

Region 2
8 Canton McKinley (8-4) vs. 3 Massillon Washington (9-3), Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium (University of Akron):
Cats and dogs. For the second time in four weeks heated rivals square off with a berth to the state semifinals on the line. This is how it should be.

Region 3
1 Dublin Coffman (12-0) vs. 2 Hilliard Davidson (10-1), Upper Arlington Marv Moorehead Memorial Stadium:
Most people in Central Ohio felt these two teams were the region’s best. Now we get to see them go at it again. Coffman beat Davidson 10-7 in Week 8. 

Region 4
4 Cincinnati Elder (9-2), vs. 3 Cincinnati Anderson (12-0), Nippert Stadium (University of Cincinnati):
After making back-to-back D-II state finals, Anderson finds itself deep in the D-I postseason after bumping up a level. Elder finds itself one step closer to making its second straight appearance in the D-I state final.
Division II
All Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday Unless Otherwise Noted

Region 5
1 Mentor Lake Catholic (11-1) vs. 3 Ashland (11-1), Green Memorial Stadium:
Lake Catholic has won seven straight since a loss to Youngstown Mooney, while Ashland has won 10 straight, including last Friday’s 19-14 come-from-behind victory (19 points in final eight minutes) over Howland.

Region 6
1 Toledo St. Francis (11-1) vs. 6 Maple Heights (10-2), Fremont Ross Harmon Stadium:
Maple Heights ruined the St. Francis-Toledo Central Catholic rematch by ousting the Irish. Now they get to see if they can end the Knights season as well. St. Francis has won five straight since falling to TCC in Week 7.

Region 7
8 Columbus Marion-Franklin (10-2) vs. 3 Columbus Brookhaven (10-2), Gahanna Lincoln Stadium:
No one outside the Columbus City League would have picked this regional final pairing two weeks ago, but here it is. These two squared off in the season opener with Brookhaven winning 23-21.

Region 8
5 Trotwood-Madison (9-3) vs. 2 Cincinnati Winton Woods (10-2), Mason Atrium Stadium:
Since starting 2-3, Trotwood has been rolling thanks in part to junior RB Antwan Gilbert (over 2,500 yards rushing). Winton Woods is rolling too, having won its two playoff games 99-14.
Division III
All Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday Unless Otherwise Noted

Region 9
1 Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (12-0) vs. 2 Poland Seminary (10-2), Austintown-Fitch Falcon Stadium:
Mooney is simply mauling people right now. Poland gets the latest crack at trying to stop the Cardinals as they push towards their fifth state final in six years.

Region 10
1 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (9-3) vs. 2 Columbus Bishop Watterson (9-3), Dublin Coffman Stadium:
Central Ohio football fans got what they wanted with this rematch between catholic school titans. DeSales conquered Watterson 17-10 in the regular season. These two met in the first round last year with DeSales prevailing then too, 20-17.

Region 11
1 Steubenville (11-1) vs. 2 Dover (11-1), Canton Fawcett Stadium:
This marks Dover’s third appearance in the regional final in the past four seasons and a rematch of the Tornadoes’ narrow 33-30 loss to Big Red in 2006. Steubenville is back in the regional final for the fifth straight season.

Region 12
8 Springfield Shawnee (9-3) vs. 2 Cincinnati Wyoming (12-0), Dayton Welcome Stadium:
The Braves have made a surprising run to their second regional final in five years, while Wyoming is having a record-setting season of its own (first team in school history to win 12 games).
Division IV
All Games at 7:00 p.m. Saturday Unless Otherwise Noted

Region 13
1 Chagrin Falls (12-0) vs. 6 Peninsula Woodridge (10-2), Twinsburg Tiger Stadium:
Woodridge has advanced to the regional final in its first trip to the playoffs and has impressive wins over Martins Ferry and Girard. Chagrin Falls has been a state title contender all season and moves one step closer to that goal with a win here.

Region 14
5 Ottawa-Glandorf (10-2) vs. 3 Orrville (9-3), Tiffin Frost-Kalnow Stadium:
Talk about surprises, these teams churned out two last week. Not surprising that O-G beat Pemberville Eastwood, but they way they did (48-3) was. As for Orrville, they scored 36 points on a Genoa team that had given up 31 all year.

Region 15
5 Coshocton (10-2) vs. 2 Ironton (10-2), Nelsonville-York Boston Stadium:
Coshocton beat traditional power Amanda-Clearcreek last week. Now they try to do it again against Ironton.

Region 16
1 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (12-0), 2 Kettering Archbishop Alter (12-0), Centerville Stadium:
This game is just one of four between undefeated teams this week and could be the fastest played this weekend. Both teams love to run the ball and do it exceptionally well. Both teams have solid defenses too. Alter has yet to give up a point in the postseason.
Division V
All Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday Unless Otherwise Noted

Region 17
1 Cuyahoga Heights (12-0) vs. 3 Youngstown Ursuline (8-3), Aurora Veterans Stadium:
Last year Kirtland came out of the Chagrin Valley Conference to give Ursuline all it wanted in the regional final. This year its Cuyahoga Heights’ turn to represent the CVC against the Irish.

Region 18
1 Hamler Patrick Henry (12-0) vs. 2 Defiance Tinora (11-1), Defiance Fred Brown Stadium:
Tinora’s won 10 straight since losing to Delphos St. John’s. Patrick Henry has only had just one victory by less than double-digits all year.

Region 19
1 Fredericktown (12-0) vs. 6 West Lafayette Ridgewood (12-0), Johnstown Chambers Memorial Stadium:
Undefeateds meet after surviving last week. Fredericktown beat Wheelersburg 15-14, while Ridgewood ousted unbeaten Oak Hill 20-12.

Region 20
8 St. Henry (9-3) vs. 2 Coldwater (11-1), Wapakoneta Harmon Field:
Neighbors, rivals and MAC foes play for the second time this season. Coldwater won 17-0 in Week 7 and hasn’t lost to the Redskins since 1996.
Division VI
All Games at 7:00 p.m. Saturday Unless Otherwise Noted

Region 21
4 Bucyrus Wynford (12-0) vs. 2 Norwalk St. Paul (12-0), Ashland Community Stadium:
This game has more of a state semifinal feel than simply a regional final. Both these teams are capable of playing on the final Saturday of the season – but only one will get the opportunity to do so next week.

Region 22
1 Delphos St. John’s (12-0) vs. 2 Ada (12-0), Findlay Donnell Stadium:
St. John’s has outscored its two playoff victims 90-7. Ada can score tons too, but mustered just 14 in last week’s win over Carey.

Region 23
1 Malvern (11-1) vs. 6 Grove City Christian (11-1), Zanesville Sulsberger Memorial Stadium:
Grove City Christian is making a name for itself in its first postseason trip. The Eagles ousted Shadyside last week after excusing Rosecrans a week earlier. Beating Malvern is a stiffer challenge. The Hornets are looking for their second straight regional title.

Region 24
5 Maria Stein Marion Local (7-5) vs. 7 Fort Loramie (10-2), Wapakoneta Harmon Field:
Fort Loramie, making its first appearance in the state playoffs, is 2-0 against the MAC this year (beat Minster and New Bremen). The Redskins haven’t beat an opponent the caliber of Marion Local though. The Flyers are looking for their fourth straight regional title.

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