Saturday’s Regional Quarterfinals: Final scores and what we learned – Some Big Boys are Bounced

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State Playoff Football Scores

The second night of the Ohio High School Football Playoffs is in the books
and so is the season for 48 more teams. Steubenville? Moeller? Massillon? Canton McKinley? Middletown? Yep, they are ALL GONE. It was another crazy night…Click here to see what we learned Saturday.


Five Tings We Learned Saturday: Regional Quarterfinals

1. GWOC = GWOW: The Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division made a statement Saturday by going 3-0 in Division I quarterfinals. In Region 4, Wayne beat top seed Middletown 21-0 and Centerville beat Moeller 27-17. In the Region 3 quarterfinals Springfield beat Hilliard Darby 22-7. The GWOC North Division is 1-1 in the playoffs. Troy dropped its Region 3 quarterfinal at Pickerington Central, while Trotwood-Madison beat Harrison in a D-II Region 8 quarterfinal Friday.

2. GCL South, Greater Miami Conference Struggle:
Two of Ohio’s “Power” conferences in D-I looked anything but powerful Saturday. The GCL South and GMC went a combined 2-4 in their quarterfinals. Colerain and St. Xavier won and they both beat fellow league mates Hamilton and LaSalle, respectively.

3. Steubenville finishes without a win over an Ohio team and ousted in the first round for the first time since 2001:
Big Red went 8-0 against out-of-state opponents in 2010 and went 0-3 against Ohio schools, losing to Massillon Washington, Youngstown Ursuline and Dover, which won 31-28 at Harding Stadium in a D-III Region 10 quarterfinal. The first round playoff loss was Steubenville’s first since 2001 when Columbus DeSales beat Big Red 38-8. Steubenville also lost two games at home (Ursuline the other) in the same season for the first time since 2001.

4. GCL Central shines:
Speaking of trifectas, the GCL Central went 3-0 on Saturday. Hamilton Badin took down No. 1 seed North Union 23-0 in a D-V Region 20 quarterfinal, while Roger Bacon and McNicholas each won D-III Region 12 quarterfinals. Roger Bacon beat Wyoming 26-21 and McNicholas beat Dayton Dunbar 28-0.

5. Life isn’t fair for Anna:
After making the playoffs in its first six years of varsity football as a member of the Cross County Conference, the Rockets went after and earned inclusion in the Midwest Athletic Conference five years ago. The intent was to better prepare themselves for postseason play. After a two-year absence from the postseason, Anna has earned three straight berths as members of the MAC and its reward hasn’t been just. For the second time in three years, Anna opened up postseason play at home against another MAC team – and lost. In 2008, Marion Local beat the Rockets and Saturday Coldwater did the same with a 27-17 victory. In both instances Anna had won the regular season meeting. Last year the Rockets won their first round game over Columbus Ready before bowing out to Coldwater in the second round in OT.

SATURDAY’S REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL SCORES

Division I

Region 1
Lakewood St. Edward 35, Mentor 21
Solon 31, Brecksville-Broadview Heights 7
Austintown-Fitch 42, Willoughby South 35, OT
Glenville 41, Warren Harding 6

Region 2
Toledo Whitmer 28, Massillon Washington 24
Twinsburg 24, Sylvania Southview 21, OT
Medina 31, Canton McKinley 28
Toledo St. John’s 45, Fremont Ross 35

Region 3
Hilliard Davidson 47, Columbus Northland 6
Westerville South 28, Dublin Coffman 14
Pickerington Central 24, Troy 8
Springfield 22, Hilliard Darby 7

Region 4
Centerville 27, Cincinnati Moeller 17
Cincinnati Colerain 42, Hamilton 14
Cincinnati St. Xavier 30, Cincinnati La Salle 14
Huber Heights Wayne 21, Middletown 0

Division III

Region 9
Akron Buchtel 20, Poland Seminary 18
Akron SVSM 27, Hubbard 19
Parma Padua 51, Hunting Valley University 27
Youngstown Mooney 28, Field 0

Region 10
Clyde 21, Shelby 6
Columbus Watterson 14, Columbus DeSales 7
Elida 26, Tippecanoe 21
Tiffin Columbian 17, Columbus Eastmoor 14

Region 11
Alliance Marlington 21, Minerva 7
Dover 31, Steubenville 28
Newark Licking Valley 29, East Liverpool 3
Thornville Sheridan 41, Salem 13

Region 12
Cincinnati McNicholas 28, Dayton Dunbar 0
Springfield Shawnee 56, Washington C.H. 20
Eaton 26, Jackson 7
Cincinnati Roger Bacon 26, Wyoming 21

Division V

Region 17
Creston Norwayne 26, Columbiana Crestview 20, OT
Cuyahoga Heights 35, Hanoverton United 7
Kirtland 48, Independence 0
Youngstown Ursuline 55, North Lima South Range 22

Region 18
Archbold 49, Northwood 0
Hamler Patrick Henry 35, Columbia Station Columbia 12
Lima Central Catholic 21, Defiance Tinora 20
Jeromesville Hillsdale 47, Collins Western Reserve 21

Region 19
Fredericktown 36, Woodsfield Monroe Central 7
Minford 27, Nelsonville-York 6
Wheelersburg 21, West Lafayette Ridgewood 12
Oak Hill 42, Coal Grove Dawson Bryant 12

Region 20
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 21, Lees Creek East Clinton 20
Coldwater 27, Anna 17
Hamilton Badin 23, Richwood North Union 0
West Jefferson 43, Cincinnati Summit Country Day 6

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