Division V 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-V.

Region 15

Brackets

8 Youngstown Ursuline (4-5) at 1 Akron Manchester (8-2)
7 Youngstown Liberty (7-3) at 2 Columbiana Crestview (9-1)
6 Beachwood (6-4) at 3 Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (8-2)
5 Navarre Fairless (7-3) at 4 Sullivan Black River (7-3)

Favorite: Ursuline
Contenders: Manchester, Columbiana Crestview
Sleeper: Gilmour
Regional Final Prediction: Ursuline over Columbiana Crestview

Region 16

Brackets

8 Doylestown Chippewa (8-2) at 1 Columbia Station Columbia (10-0)
7 Huron (7-3) at 2 Findlay Liberty-Benton (9-0)
6 Loudonville (9-1) at 3 West Salem Northwestern (9-1)
5 Coldwater (8-2) at 4 Pemberville Eastwood (8-2)

Favorite: Coldwater
Contenders: Columbia, Northwestern, Liberty-Benton
Sleeper: Loudonville
Regional Final Prediction: Coldwater over Liberty-Benton

Region 17

Brackets

8 Chillicothe Zane Trace (5-5) at 1 Cols. Bishop Hartley (9-1)
7 Williamsport Westfall (5-5) at 2 Martins Ferry (9-1)
6 Proctorville Fairland (7-3) at 3 Wheelersburg (9-1)
5 Baltimore Liberty Union (8-2) at 4 St. Clairsville (9-1)

Favorite: Hartley
Contenders: Wheelersburg, St. Clairsville
Sleeper: Martins Ferry
Regional Final Prediction: Hartley over Wheelersburg

Region 18

Brackets

8 Waynesville (8-2) at 1 West Jefferson (9-1)
7 Cin. Madeira (8-2) at 2 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (10-0)
6 Cin. Mariemont (7-3) at 3 Hamilton Badin (8-2)
5 Dayton Chaminade Julienne (6-4) at 4 Richwood North Union (9-1)

Favorite: CHCA
Contenders: West Jefferson, North Union
Sleeper: Badin, CJ
Regional Final Prediction: CHCA over CJ

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