Division III Bracket Breakdown: What We See Happening

The 42nd annual Ohio High School Football state Championships begin this week with first round games in Division I and regional quarterfinal contests in Divisions II-VII. Here’s our take on what to expect in D-III.

Region 7

Brackets

8 Chagrin Falls Kenston (7-3) at 1 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (10-0)
7 Alliance Marlington (8-2) at 2 Hubbard (10-0)
6 Aurora (9-1) at 3 Louisville (10-0)
5 Poland Seminary (9-1) vs. 4 Chesterland West Geauga (7-3)

Favorite: Akron SVSM
Contenders: Hubbard, Louisville
Sleeper: Poland, Aurora
Regional Final Prediction: SVSM over Hubbard

Region 8

Brackets

8 Defiance (6-4) at 1 Toledo Central Catholic (10-0)
7 Medina Buckeye (6-4) at 2 Clyde (9-1)
6 Napoleon (6-4) at 3 Sandusky Perkins (10-0)
5 Norwalk (9-1) at 4 Tiffin Columbian (9-1)

Favorite: TCC
Contenders: Perkins
Sleeper: Columbian
Regional Final Prediction: TCC over Perkins

Region 9

Brackets

8 Circleville Logan Elm (7-3) at 1 The Plains Athens (10-0)
7 Dover (7-3) at 2 Cols. Marion-Franklin (9-1)
6 Chillicothe (9-1) at 3 Cols. Brookhaven (8-2)
5 New Philadelphia (9-1) at 4 Dresden Tri-Valley (8-2)

Favorite: Athens
Contenders: New Philadelphia, Marion-Franklin
Sleeper: Dover
Regional Final Prediction: Athens over Marion-Franklin

Region 10

Brackets

8 Springfield Kenton Ridge (7-3) at 1 Tipp City Tippecanoe (10-0)
7 Trotwood-Madison (7-2) at 2 Franklin (9-1)
6 Springfield Shawnee (9-1) at 3 Wapakoneta (9-1)
5 Dayton Thurgood Marshall (6-3) at 4 Mount Orab Western Brown
(10-0)

Favorite: Trowtood-Madison
Contenders: Tippecanoe, Thurgood Marshall
Sleeper: Springfield Shawnee
Regional Final Prediction: Trotwood-Madison over Thurgood Marshall

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