2011 Football Playoff Pairings

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OHSSA Football Playoff Pairings

Who is in? Who is out? Who plays who? And Where? We have all the
answers here..


Who is in? Who is out? Who plays who? And Where? We have all the
answers here…

Four of the six defending state champions made the playoffs again.
The exceptions were in D-III (Waterson finished 13th in Region 10) and D-V (Youngstown Ursuline finished 10th in Region 17).

REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

DIVISION I
Games tentatively set for Sat., Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.
Region 1
8 Cleveland John F. Kennedy (9-1) at 1 Mentor (9-1)
7 Boardman (7-3) at 2 Cleveland St. Ignatius (8-2)
6 Lakewood St. Edward (7-3) at 3 Cleveland Heights (9-0)
5 Solon (9-1) at 4 Willoughby South (8-2)
Region 2
8 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (8-2) at 1 Toledo Whitmer (10-0)
7 Wadsworth (9-1) at 2 Canton GlenOak (9-1)
6 Findlay (9-1) at 3 Hudson (9-1)
5 Canton McKinley (8-2) at 4 Sylvania Southview (9-1)
Region 3
8 Lewis Center Olentangy Orange (8-2) at 1 Hilliard Davidson (9-0)
7 Dublin Coffman (8-2) at 2 Pickerington Central (7-2)
6 Gahanna Lincoln (8-2) at 3 Westerville Central (8-2)
5 Troy (8-2) at 4 Upper Arlington (8-2)
Region 4
8 Centerville (7-3) at 1 Middletown (9-1)
7 Cincinnati Walnut Hills (8-2) at 2 Cincinnati Colerain (9-1)
6 Mason (7-3) at 3 Cincinnati St. Xavier (7-3)
5 Cincinnati Sycamore (8-2) at 4 Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (7-3)

DIVISION II
Games tentatively set for Fri., Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Region 5
8 Chesterland West Geauga (7-3) at 1 Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (8-1)
7 New Philadelphia (7-3) at 2 Tallmadge (8-2)
6 Madison (8-2) at 3 Aurora (9-1)
5 Warren Howland (9-0) at 4 Kent Roosevelt (9-1)
Region 6
8 Medina Highland (6-4) at 1 Avon (9-1)
7 Tiffin Columbian (8-2) at 2 Sandusky (9-1)
6 East Cleveland Shaw (6-3) at 3 Maple Heights (8-1)
5 Olmsted Falls (7-3) at 4 Toledo Central Catholic (7-3)
Region 7
8 Columbus Brookhaven (7-3) at 1 Columbus Marion-Franklin (10-0)
7 New Carlisle Tecumseh (6-4) at 2 Dresden Tri-Valley (9-1)
6 Ashland (6-4) at 3 New Albany (8-2)
5 Columbus Beechcroft (9-1) at 4 Sunbury Big Walnut (8-2)
Region 8
8 Hamilton Ross (8-2) at 1 Trotwood-Madison (10-0)
7 Harrison (7-3) at 2 Kings Mills Kings (10-0)
6 Cincinnati Turpin (7-3) at 3 Tipp City Tippecanoe (9-1)
5 Wapakoneta (9-1) at 4 Franklin (9-1)

DIVISION III
Games tentatively set for Fri., Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Region 9
8 Oberlin Firelands (10-0) at 1 Chagrin Falls (10-0)
7 Cleveland Benedictine (7-3) at 2 Mentor Lake Catholic (9-1)
6 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (8-2) at 3 Hunting Valley University School (9-1) – 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5
5 Ravenna Southeast (10-0) at 4 Ravenna (8-2)
Region 10
8 Caledonia River Valley (7-3) at 1 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (6-3)
7 Napoleon (5-5) at 2 Clyde (8-2)
6 Urbana (8-2) at 3 Columbus Eastmoor Academy (8-2)
5 Elida (7-3) at 4 Bellevue (7-3)
Region 11
8 Wintersville Indian Creek (8-2) at 1 Steubenville (10-0)
7 Thornville Sheridan (9-1) at 2 Dover (9-1)
6 Poland Seminary (7-3) at 3 Minerva (10-0)
5 Canal Fulton Northwest (8-2) at 4 Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (6-3)
Region 12
8 Cincinnati Taft (7-3) at 1 Springfield Shawnee (10-0)
7 Jackson (10-0) at 2 The Plains Athens (10-0)
6 Circleville Logan Elm (9-1) at 3 Plain City Jonathan Alder (10-0)
5 Kettering Archbishop Alter (10-0) at 4 Dayton Thurgood Marshall (9-1)

DIVISION IV
Games tentatively set for Sat., Nov. 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Region 13
8 Canton Central Catholic (8-2) at 1 Girard (9-1)
7 Leavittsburg LaBrae (6-4) at 2 Orrville (7-3)
6 Brookfield (9-1) at 3 Creston Norwayne (9-1)
5 Akron Manchester (7-3) at 4 Sullivan Black River (8-2)
Region 14
8 Wellington (7-3) at 1 Kenton (10-0)
7 Ottawa-Glandorf (8-2) at 2 Pemberville Eastwood (10-0)
6 Richwood North Union (9-1) at 3 Columbus Bishop Hartley (9-0)
5 Huron (9-1) at 4 Genoa Area (9-1)
Region 15
8 Chesapeake (7-3) at 1 St. Clairsville (9-1)
7 Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (7-3) at 2 Johnstown-Monroe (10-0)
6 Ironton (6-4) at 3 Amanda Clearcreek (8-2)
5 Coshocton (8-2) at 4 Martins Ferry (8-2)
Region 16
8 West Milton Milton-Union (8-2) at 1 Waynesville (10-0)
7 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (7-3) at 2 Cincinnati Madeira (10-0)
6 Cincinnati North College Hill (8-2) at 3 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (8-2)
5 Dayton Chaminade Julienne (7-3) at 4 Williamsport Westfall (8-2)

DIVISION V
Games tentatively set for Fri., Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Region 17
8 Columbiana (8-2) at 1 Kirtland (10-0)
7 Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (6-4) at 2 Woodsfield Monroe Central (9-1)
6 Cuyahoga Heights (9-1) at 3 Columbiana Crestview (9-1)
5 New Middletown Springfield (8-2) at 4 Sugarcreek Garaway (8-2)
Region 18
8 Carey (8-2) at 1 Liberty Center (10-0)
7 Hicksville (8-2) at 2 Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (10-0)
6 Findlay Liberty-Benton (9-1) at 3 Lima Central Catholic (10-0)
5 Hamler Patrick Henry (8-2) at 4 Northwood (9-1)
Region 19
8 Smithville (8-2) at 1 Bucyrus Wynford (10-0)
7 West Lafayette Ridgewood (8-2) at 2 Lucasville Valley (10-0)
6 Ashland Crestview (10-0) at 3 Columbus Grandview Heights (10-0)
5 Portsmouth West (9-1) at 4 Nelsonville-York (9-1)
Region 20
8 Versailles (8-2) at 1 West Liberty-Salem (10-0)
7 Cincinnati Summit Country Day (7-3) at 2 Marion Pleasant (10-0)
6 West Jefferson (8-2) at 3 Frankfort Adena (9-1)
5 Coldwater (7-3) at 4 Covington (10-0)

DIVISION VI
Games tentatively set for Sat., Nov. 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Region 21
8 Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph (6-4) at 1 Berlin Center Western Reserve (10-0)
7 Wellsville (5-5) at 2 Shadyside (7-3)
6 Mogadore (7-3) at 3 Youngstown Christian (9-1)
5 Malvern (9-1) at 4 Thompson Ledgemont (10-0)
Region 22
8 Arcadia (7-3) at 1 Leipsic (9-1)
7 Toledo Ottawa Hills (7-3) at 2 Delphos St. John’s (7-3)
6 Edon (7-3) at 3 Tiffin Calvert (8-2)
5 McComb (7-3) at 4 Edgerton (8-2)
Region 23
8 Glouster Trimble (7-3) at 1 Willow Wood Symmes Valley (9-1)
7 Crown City South Gallia (7-3) at 2 New Washington Buckeye Central (8-2)
6 Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (6-4) at 3 Danville (7-3)
5 Beallsville (8-2) at 4 Portsmouth Sciotoville (7-3)
Region 24
8 Lockland (7-3) at 1 Maria Stein Marion Local (8-2)
7 Cincinnati Country Day (7-3) at 2 Fort Loramie (9-1)
6 Minster (7-3) at 3 Springfield Catholic Central (8-2)
5 Ada (8-2) at 4 Lewisburg Tri-County North (8-2)

STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS DID YOU KNOW (OHSAA release)

ANNUAL CONTENDERS: Columbus DeSales holds the longest active streak of consecutive years making the playoffs. The Stallions are making their 18th straight appearance this year after finishing first in Region 10 with a 6-3 record. The longest streak of consecutive years making the playoffs ever is 22 years by Cleveland St. Ignatius. This streak started in 1988 and was broken in 2010 when the Wildcats failed to qualify for the playoffs.

There are 9 schools that have at least 20 appearances in the OHSAA football tournaments. Div. I: Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (30) and Cleveland St. Ignatius (23). Div. III: Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (25), Steubenville (24) and Columbus St. Francis DeSales (22). Div. IV: Ironton (29) and Orrville (22). Div. V: Wheelersburg (23). Div. VI: Mogadore (25).

MOST TOURNAMENT WINS: Entering the 2011 playoffs there are 21 schools that have at least 30 OHSAA tournament victories. Kettering Archbishop Alter, Youngstown Ursuline and Cincinnati St. Xavier achieved the 30-win mark during the 2010 tournament. Newark Catholic leads the state with 62 playoff wins. Rounding out the top five are Cleveland St. Ignatius (55), Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (51), Columbus St. Francis DeSales (47) and Steubenville (45). Versailles is sixth with 43 wins, which is corrected from previously being listed with 45.

WELCOME TO THE POSTSEASON: Nine schools will be making their first apperances in the OHSAA football playoffs. Div. I: Cleveland Heights (Region 1), Westerville Central (Region 3), and Cincinnati Walnut Hills (Region 4). Div. III: Oberlin Firelands (Region 9), Caledonia River Valley (Region 10) and Dayton Thurgood Marshall (Region 12). Div. IV: Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (Region 15). Div. VI: Youngstown Christian (Region 21) and Arcadia (Region 22).

The number of first-time participants since 2000 by year include 10 in 2011, six in 2010, 14 in 2009, 12 in 2008, 14 in 2007, 10 in 2006, 12 in 2005, 16 in 2004, 12 in 2003, 21 in 2002, 17 in 2001 and 26 in 2000.

GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK: Four schools are making playoff apperances after suffering long droughts: Sugarcreek Garaway (1994), Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (1988), Wintersville Indian Creek (1996) and The Plains Athens (1990).

WEEK 10 MOVERS: As usual, there were a number of playoff spots decided during the final weekend of the regular-season. The following schools were not ranked at the end of week nine but gained a playoff birth with a win in week 10: Whitehouse Anthony Wayne, Mason, Centerville, Chesterland West Geauga, East Cleveland Shaw, Tiffin Columnian, Columbus Brookhaven, Harrison, Hamilton Ross, Cincinnati Taft, Louisville St. Thomas Aqunias, Columbiana, Cincinnati Summit Country Day, Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Glouster Trimble and Lockland.

Several schools also were ranked in the top 8 after week nine but still got bumped from the playoffs despite their week 10 win: Avon Lake (Region 2), Cincinnati La Salle (Region 4), Mount Healthy (Region 8), New Richmond (Region 12), Southern (Region 17) and Waynesfield-Goshen (Region 24).

NOTING THE UNDEFEATED: The 2011 regular season ended with 36 unbeaten teams after ten weeks. Five undefeated teams came out of the Division III, Region 12. One undefeated team finished 6th in its region, Ashland Crestview (Region 19), one finished 7th, Jackson (Region 12) and one finished eighth, Oberlin Firelands (Region 9). The last undefeated team to miss the playoffs was Newcomerstown in 2001.

SEARCHING FOR PLAYOFF WIN NO. 1: In addition to the 10 schools making their first playoff appearances, there are a total of 34 schools in the 192-school 2011 playoff field looking for their first victory in the playoffs.

ALL-TIME TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Going into the 2011 playoffs there are nine schools with four or more OHSAA football championships. Cleveland St. Ignatius has 10, Newark Catholic (8), Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (7), Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (7), Cleveland Benedictine (6), St. Henry (6), Versailles (6), Delphos St. John’s (6), Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (4), Maria Stein Marion Local (4) and Youngstown Ursuline (4).

Eighty-seven additional schools have won at least one or more state football championships. Thirteen percent of all football-playing schools in Ohio have won a state championship.

CONSECUTIVE STATE TITLES: Cleveland St. Ignatius holds the mark for most consecutive state championships with five. The Wildcats won the state title from 1991-1995. Newark Catholic won four titles in a row from 1984-1987. Four other schools have won three consecutive titles; Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (1975-77), Delphos St. John’s (1997-99), Versailles (1993-95) and Youngstown Urusuline (2008-10).

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