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D-IV Regional Finals Preview & Picks
NATIONAL GUARD JJHUDDLE POWER POLL TEAMS LEFT (6)
1. Hartley, 2. St. Clairsville, 3. Norwayne, 4. Clinton-Massie, 5. Brookfield, 7. Ottawa-Glandorf
AP POLL TEAMS LEFT (6)
1. Hartley, 2. Ottawa-Glandorf, 3. Norwayne, 4, Clinton-Massie, 6. Brookfield, 7. St. Clairsville
BIGGEST SURPRISE IN WEEK 2
Margin of Victory: All eight teams that advanced scored at least 41 points and the 29-point margin of victory in Clinton-Massie’s win over Batavia (42-13) and Ottawa-Glandorf’s win over Genoa (41-12) were the smallest.
BIGGEST SURPRISE TEAM LEFT
Milton-Union: After the Bulldogs were beaten 28-27 by Dixie in Week 8, things looked a little bleak. Now they’ve never looked better. The Bulldogs could be the surprise of the postseason regardless of division. M-U has scored 97 points in lopsided wins over Westfall (46-14) and Norwood (51-8). Things get tougher this week with Clinton-Massie waiting in the Region 16 final.
BEST REGIONAL FINAL GAME
Columbus Bishop Hartley (12-0) vs. Ottawa-Glandorf (12-0): Hartley has been No. 1 in the state all season and is rightfully seen as the state’s favorite for a D-IV state title. The Hawks average margin of victory this season is 38 points per game. O-G is the Western Buckeye League champion and the best team Hartley has faced to date. Since a one-point win over Elida in Week 7, the Titans are averaging 53 points per game.
REGIONAL SEMIFINAL PICKS:
1 Brookfield (12-0) vs. 2 Creston Norwayne (12-0) at Stow Ron Marhofer Auto Family Field: Norwayne
1 Columbus Bishop Hartley (12-0) vs. 2 Ottawa-Glandorf (12-0) at Piqua Alexander Stadium-Purk Field: Hartley
1 St. Clairsville (12-0) vs. 3 Johnstown-Monroe (10-2) at Zanesville Sulsberger Stadium: St. Clairsville
1 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (12-0) vs. 7 West Milton Milton-Union (10-2) at Centerville Stadium: Massie
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