Division VII 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-VII.

Region 23

Brackets

8 Garfield Heights Trinity (4-6) at 1 Berlin Center Western Reserve (10-0)
7 Southington Chalker (5-5) at 2 Norwalk St. Paul (9-1)
6 Ashland Mapleton (6-4) at 3 Wellsville (8-2)
5 Lowellville (6-4) at 4 Danville (8-2)

Favorite: Western Reserve
Contenders: Norwalk St. Paul, Danville
Sleeper: Wellsville
Regional Final Prediction: Western Reserve over St. Paul

Region 24

Brackets

8 Delphos St. John’s (6-4) at 1 Leipsic (8-2)
7 Hicksville (6-4) at 2 McComb (8-2)
6 Arlington (7-3) at 3 Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic (7-3)
5 Edon (8-2) at 4 Tiffin Calvert (6-4)

Favorite: Delphos St. John’s
Contenders: McComb, Leipsic
Sleeper: Calvert
Regional Final Prediction: DSJ over McComb

Region 25

Brackets

8 Beallsville (6-4) at 1 Glouster Trimble (10-0)
7 Lancaster Fairfield Christian Academy (7-3) at 2 Shadyside (10-0)
6 Caldwell (8-2) at 3 Malvern (8-2)
5 Racine Southern (8-2) at 4 Steubenville Catholic Central (8-2)

Favorite: Trimble
Contenders: Shadyside, Steubenville Catholic Central
Sleeper: Racine Southern
Regional Final Prediction: Trimble over Shadyside

Region 26

Brackets

8 Cedarville (7-3) at 1 North Lewisburg Triad (10-0)
7 Portsmouth Notre Dame (8-2) at 2 Covington (10-0)
6 Fort Loramie (8-2) at 3 Maria Stein Marion Local (10-0)
5 Bainbridge Paint Valley (8-2) at 4 Sidney Lehman Catholic (9-1)

Favorite: Marion Local
Contenders: Convington, Lehman, Triad
Sleeper: Fort Loramie
Regional Final Prediction: Marion Local over Lehman Catholic

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