Who We Say Wins the Regional Quarterfinals: Eric Frantz and Drew Pasteur go head-to-head

For the fourth year in a row we’re changing our focus from flesh to formulas. After going against pickers from ThisWeek during the regular season we’re back to challenge the Fantastic 50 formula in the postseason. Do we like your team’s chances in Week 11? Does Drew?

First off…let’s wrap the regular season.

WHIO TV 2013 Picks Final:
Last Week: 6-0
Season Total: 51-9 (85%)
Finished strong with another 6-0 week and finished second overall in WHIO TV’s contest. Congrats to shadatc who went 54-6.

Columbus ThisWeek Picks Final:
Last Week: 12-3
Season Total: 114-36 (76%)
After finishing middle of the pack last year, I finished first overall this season. Feels good to have proof that I kind of know what I’m talking about.

Ohio Statewide Slate
Last Week: 16-4
Season Total: 146-54 (73%)
Finished on an upward swing after some less than impressive weeks.

2013 REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PICKS

History: EF (JJHuddle) vs DP (Fan50)

EF Picks 2012: 39-9 (81%)
EF Picks 2011: 31-17 (65%)
EF Picks 2010: 35-13 (73%)

DP FAN 50 Picks 2012: 39-9 (81%)
DP FAN 50 Picks 2011: 35-13 (73%)
DP FAN 50 Picks 2010: 37-11 (77%)

Division I
Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9

Region 1

EF: 16 Shaker Heights (6‐4) at 1 Lakewood St. Edward (8‐1): St. Ed
DP: #2 St Edward (Lakewood) (8-1) by 31 (98%) vs Shaker Heights (6-4)
*St. Edward is our favorite for the D-I title.

EF: 15 Brunswick (6‐4) at 2 Mentor (9‐1): Mentor
DP: #4 Mentor (9-1) by 23 (92%) vs Brunswick (6-4)
*Rematch of Week 7 game that Mentor won 45-3.

EF: 14 Toledo Whitmer (6‐4) at 3 Hudson (9‐1): Hudson
DP: #12 Hudson (9-1) by 9 (72%) vs #34 Whitmer (Toledo) (6-4)
*This game deserves some dissection. Who is Hudson? We’re about to find out. Whitmer’s return to the state title game is doubtful.

EF: 13 Marysville (7‐3) at 4 Austintown Fitch (10‐0): Fitch
DP: #9 Austintown-Fitch (Youngstown) (10-0) by 24 (93%) vs Marysville (7-3)
*Congrats to Marysville for making the playoffs. Congrats to Fitch for moving on.

EF: 12 Solon (6‐4) at 5 Westerville Central (9‐1): West. Central
DP: #18 Westerville Central (Westerville) (9-1) by 9 (72%) vs #48 Solon (6-4)
*The Drake.

EF: 11 Cle. St. Ignatius (6‐4) at 6 Canton McKinley (9‐1): St. Ignatius
DP: #1 St Ignatius (Cleveland) (6-4) by 22 (92%) at #45 Canton Mc Kinley (Canton) (9-1)
*Best game of the first round statewide in any division. Are you serious? Ignatius-McKinley? Sounds like a Regional Final. Eric Glover-Williams is the game’s best player. Ignatius is the best team.

EF: 10 Elyria (7‐3) at 7 Stow‐Munroe Falls (9‐1): Stow
DP: #41 Stow-Munroe Falls (Stow) (9-1) by 12 (78%) vs Elyria (7-3)
*Longtime playoff absentees meet. Elyria hasn’t been in postseason since 2005. Stow since 1995.

EF: 9 Cleveland Heights (9‐1) at 8 Wadsworth (9‐1): Cleveland Heights
DP: #30 Wadsworth (9-1) by 3 (57%) vs #38 Cleveland Heights (9-1)
*Toughest one to call in Region 1. Heads. Cleveland Heights wins. Email support put them over the top.

Region 2

EF: 16 Miamisburg (7‐3) at 1 Hilliard Davidson (10‐0): Davidson
DP: #7 Hilliard Davidson (Hilliard) (10-0) by 29 (97%) vs Miamisburg (7-3)
*Burg makes playoffs for second time in history. Great season. Davidson moves on.

EF: 15 Cin. St. Xavier (5‐5) at 2 Cin. Archbishop Moeller (9‐1): Moeller
DP: #5 Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) (9-1) by 9 (72%) vs #13 St Xavier (Cincinnati) (5-5)
*Wow. 2.0. Moe wins. Barely.

EF: 14 Pickerington Central (7‐2) at 3 West Chester Lakota West (9‐1): LW
DP: #15 Lakota West (West Chester) (9-1) by 9 (72%) vs #39 Pickerington Central (Pickerington) (7-2)
*Coin flip game. I love Lakota West. But Pickerington Central scares me. What team shows up? Going with the home one.

EF: 13 Dublin Coffman (7‐3) at 4 Centerville (8‐2): Centerville
DP: #25 Centerville (8-2) by 12 (77%) vs Dublin Coffman (Dublin) (7-3)
*Two solid traditions, fan-bases and wallets meet in the first round. The Elks move on. Centerville’s OL maybe the best in the state.

EF: 12 Hilliard Darby (8‐2) at 5 Huber Heights Wayne (9‐1): Wayne
DP: #10 Wayne (Huber Heights) (9-1) by 10 (74%) vs #36 Hilliard Darby (Hilliard) (8-2)
*Warriors move on at home. Darby will score. But not enough.

EF: 11 Springboro (9‐1) at 6 Cin. Colerain (10‐0): Colerain
DP: #3 Colerain (Cincinnati) (10-0) by 21 (91%) vs #42 Springboro (9-1)
*Colerain is No. 1 in both the AP and JJHuddle National Guard state polls, but the Cardinals are just No. 6 in computer points. The GMC schedule wasn’t as tough as it usually is this season (no Fairfield or Lakota West) so are there questions about Colerain’s validity? A big win over Boro will answer some.

EF: 10 Clayton Northmont (8‐2) at 7 Cin. Elder (8‐2): Elder
DP: #14 Elder (Cincinnati) (8-2) by 7 (68%) vs #28 Northmont (Clayton) (8-2)
*Another coin flip game. Taking the home team. Don’t consider me shocked If Northmont wins. Question is who on offense will step up for the T-Bolts?

EF: 9 Fairfield (9‐1) at 8 Pickerington North (9‐1): Pick North
DP: #20 Pickerington North (Pickerington) (9-1) by 5 (63%) vs #29 Fairfield (9-1)
*The job Jason Krause has done in two years at Fairfield is nothing short of amazing. But the ride ends Saturday. Pick North is too tough, too talented.

Division II
Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

Region 3

EF: 8 Lyndhurst Brush (7‐3) at 1 Cle. Glenville (9‐1): Glenville
DP: #23 Glenville Academic Campus (Cleveland) (9-1) by 20 (89%) vs Brush (Lyndhurst) (7-3)
*Glenville starts its march towards the program’s first state title.

EF: 7 Painesville Riverside (7‐3) at 2 Brecksville‐Broadview Heights (9‐1): Broadview Heights
DP: #43 Brecksville-Broadview Heights (Broadview Heights) (9-1) by 19 (88%) vs Riverside (Painesville)
*Surprises? List Broadview Heights among them. The Bees are legit.

EF: 6 Madison (8‐2) at 3 Willoughby South (8‐2): Madison
DP: (7-3) South (Willoughby) (8-2) by 2 (55%) vs Madison (8-2)
*A rematch…that South won 48-24 in Week 7. Since then Madison hasn’t allowed a point.

EF: 5 Bedford (9‐1) at 4 Kent Roosevelt (9‐1): Kent
DP: Bedford (9-1) by 3 (59%) at Roosevelt (Kent) (9-1)
*Both teams have beaten one team with a winning record and both teams have lost to D-I playoff teams.

Region 4

EF: 8 Avon Lake (8‐2) at 1 Medina Highland (10‐0): Highland
DP: #22 Highland (Medina) (10-0) by 17 (85%) vs Avon Lake (8-2)
*DP thinks this is a 17-point spread but I think it’ll be closer than that.

EF: 7 Toledo St. Francis De Sales (8‐2) at 2 Avon (10‐0): Avon
DP: #32 St Francis De Sales (Toledo) (8-2) by 2 (54%) at #47 Avon (10-0)
*One of the few games DP and I disagree on. Avon at home.

EF: 6 Perrysburg (8‐2) at 3 Akron Ellet (10‐0): Ellet
DP: Ellet (Akron) (10-0) by 4 (60%) vs Perrysburg (8-2)
*Ellet is looking for its first postseason win (0-2), but we think the wait will be a short one.

EF: 5 Macedonia Nordonia (8‐2) at 4 Massillon Washington (8‐2): Massillon
DP: #16 Massillon Washington (Massillon) (8-2) by 8 (69%) vs #37 Nordonia (Macedonia) (8-2)
*Nordonia fans have been demanding respect from JJH all year. Here’s a shot to earn a big dose of it.

Region 5

EF: 8 Cols. Northland (7‐2) at 1 New Albany (9‐1): NA
DP: #35 New Albany (9-1) by 27 (95%) vs Northland (Columbus) (7-2)
*Northland one of few teams in region that doesn’t pop off page as a regional title contender. NA pulls away in second half.

EF: 7 Dublin Scioto (6‐4) at 2 Worthington Kilbourne (9‐1): Kilbourne
DP: #40 Worthington Kilbourne (Columbus) (9-1) by 7 (68%) vs Dublin Scioto (Dublin) (6-4)
*Fist fight. Last man standing is…Kilbourne.

EF: 6 Cols. St. Charles (7‐2) at 3 Zanesville (10‐0): Zanesville
DP: #19 Zanesville (10-0) by 9 (72%) vs #49 St Charles (Columbus) (8-2)
*Picking Zanesville to win region…but wouldn’t be surprised if St. C wins this game. Region is so deep.

EF: 5 Pataskala Licking Heights (9‐1) at 4 Mansfield Senior (10‐0): Mansfield
DP: #26 Mansfield Senior (Mansfield) (10-0) by 19 (89%) vs Licking Heights (Pataskala) (9-1)
*Mansfield Senior is 10-0 for the first time in its 114-year history. Tygers are now looking for just their second postseason win.

Region 6

EF: 8 Vandalia Butler (6‐4) at 1 Loveland (10‐0): Loveland
DP: #11 Loveland (10-0) by 28 (96%) vs Butler (Vandalia) (6-4)
*Butler has had a phenomenal season by virtue of its playoff berth. A rematch with Loveland (lost 28-6 in Week 1) isn’t exactly a reward. The Tigers are for real.

EF: 7 Cin. Withrow (8‐2) at 2 Cin. Mount Healthy (9‐1): Mt. Healthy
DP: Mount Healthy (Cincinnati) (9-1) by 7 (67%) vs Withrow (Cincinnati) (8-2)
*The winner of this game is legit threat to win the regional title. Remember I said that.

EF: 6 Kings Mills Kings (7‐3) at 3 Cin. Winton Woods (8‐2): Winton Woods
DP: #21 Winton Woods (Cincinnati) (8-2) by 18 (86%) vs Kings (Kings Mills) (7-3)
*Winton Woods is a machine. Legit state title contender whose DL is one of Ohio’s tops.

EF: 5 Harrison (7‐3) at 4 Cin. Northwest (8‐2): Northwest
DP: Northwest (Cincinnati) (8-2) by 2 (54%) vs Harrison (7-3)
*Rematch of Week 9 game Harrison won 28-13 at Northwest. Same place. Same teams. Different results. Northwest nets their first postseason win (0-2).

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Division III
Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

Region 7

EF: 8 Chagrin Falls Kenston (7‐3) at 1 Akron St. Vincent‐St. Mary (10‐0): SVSM
DP: #6 St Vincent-St Mary (Akron) (10-0) by 27 (95%) vs Kenston (Chagrin Falls) (7-3)
*I love Kenston HC Jeff Grubich. One of my favorite guys ever. Right Jones? I don’t love the fact that he has to play SVSM. I’ve seen the machine in person. PC is special. DB too.

EF: 7 Alliance Marlington (8‐2) at 2 Hubbard (10‐0): Hubbard
DP: #44 Hubbard (10-0) by 14 (81%) vs Marlington (Alliance) (8-2)
*DP says this is 14-point spread. I think it’s a nail-bitter.

EF: 6 Aurora (9‐1) at 3 Louisville (10‐0): Aurora
DP: Aurora (9-1) by 2 (55%) at Louisville (10-0)
*Tough one. Very tough one. Greenmen get it done.

EF: 5 Poland Seminary (9‐1) vs. 4 Chesterland West Geauga (7‐3): Poland
DP: Poland Seminary (Poland) (9-1) by 5 (62%) at West Geauga (Chesterland) (7-3)
*WG has a respectable resume. Poland is an OT loss shy of a perfect one.

Region 8

EF: 8 Defiance (6‐4) at 1 Toledo Central Catholic (10‐0): TCC
DP: #8 Central Catholic (Toledo) (10-0) by 32 (98%) vs Defiance (6-4)
*Irish roll. First step towards collision course with SVSM (Thursday, Dec. 5)?

EF: 7 Medina Buckeye (6‐4) at 2 Clyde (9‐1): Clyde
DP: Clyde (9-1) by 34 (98%) vs Buckeye (Medina) (6-4)
*DP has a huge spread. Clyde wins. But it’ll be closer than 34.

EF: 6 Napoleon (6‐4) at 3 Sandusky Perkins (10‐0): Perkins
DP: #27 Perkins (Sandusky) (10-0) by 26 (95%) vs Napoleon (6-4)
*Perkins is for real. Pirates have had one game decided by less than 20 points. Napoleon has lost two of three coming in.

EF: 5 Norwalk (9‐1) at 4 Tiffin Columbian (9‐1): TC
DP: Columbian (Tiffin) (9-1) by 8 (69%) vs Norwalk (9-1)
*Rematch of Week 4 game that Columbian won 24-20. Norwalk is in the playoffs for the first time since 1974 and for just the second time ever. The Truckers went 2-0 in ’74 wand won the state title. They have a perfect postseason record – for now.

Region 9

EF: 8 Circleville Logan Elm (7‐3) at 1 The Plains Athens (10‐0): Athens
DP: Athens (The Plains) (10-0) by 10 (74%) vs Logan Elm (Circleville) (7-3)
*Athens is rolling. LE’s task is to slow down an offense that hasn’t scored less than 42 points this season and scored 83 in one game.

EF: 7 Dover (7‐3) at 2 Cols. Marion‐Franklin (9‐1): Dover
DP: Marion-Franklin (Columbus) (9-1) by 9 (71%) vs Dover (7-3)
*I’m going out on a limb, but it’s a sturdy one. Dover’s losses are to Austintown-Fitch, Zanesville and New Philadelphia (ot).

EF: 6 Chillicothe (9‐1) at 3 Cols. Brookhaven (8‐2): Chillicothe
DP: Chillicothe (9-1) by 4 (61%) at Brookhaven (Columbus) (8-2): Chillicothe
*During interviews conducted while employed at the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, I’ve seen Ron Hinton in stages of dress that no one should be exposed to. I’ve also seen this man win state titles and big football games. He wins another one this weekend.

EF: 5 New Philadelphia (9‐1) at 4 Dresden Tri‐Valley (8‐2): New Philly
DP: Tri-Valley (Dresden) (8-2) by 2 (54%) vs New Philadelphia (9-1)
*Jamal Johnson = playoff win. Right? Me and DP disagree.

Region 10

EF: 8 Springfield Kenton Ridge (7‐3) at 1 Tipp City Tippecanoe (10‐0): Tipp
DP: Tippecanoe (Tipp City) (10-0) by 23 (93%) vs Kenton Ridge (Springfield) (7-3)
*Rematch of Week 9 game (35-7 Tipp win) goes same way. Tipp wins. Eight three-year starters hope to fuel extended postseason run.

EF: 7 Trotwood‐Madison (7‐2) at 2 Franklin (9‐1): Trotwood-Madison
DP: #46 Trotwood-Madison (Trotwood) (7-2$) by 10 (74%) at Franklin (9-1)
*If this were basketball, I might tab Franklin the favorite. But it’s not. Trotwood has been dis-respected all season long and if you think they aren’t aware of it you’re crazy. Watch the scores.

EF: 6 Springfield Shawnee (9‐1) at 3 Wapakoneta (9‐1): Shawnee
DP: Wapakoneta (9-1) by 15 (83%) vs Shawnee (Springfield) (9-1)
*DP says Wapak is a 15-point favorite. I say no way. CBC strikes again.

EF: 5 Dayton Thurgood Marshall (6‐3) at 4 Mount Orab Western Brown (10‐0): Marshall
DP: Thurgood Marshall (Dayton) (6-3) by 17 (86%) at Western Brown (Mount Orab) (10-0)
*DP and I agree…Despite being the lower seed, Marshall is the favorite.

Division IV
Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

Region 11

EF: 8 Cle. Central Catholic (8‐2) at 1 Chagrin Falls (8‐2): CF
DP: Chagrin Falls (8-2) by 17 (86%) vs Cleveland Central Catholic (Cleveland) (8-2)
*Tigers have been underrated all year. We foresee a meeting with Mooney.

EF: 7 Cortland Lakeview (7‐3) at 2 Struthers (8‐2): Struthers
DP: Struthers (8-2) by 15 (83%) vs Lakeview (Cortland) (7-3)
*Struthers is in the playoffs for the first time since 1999. Lakeview in for the first time since 2010.

EF: 6 Cle. John Hay (8‐2) at 3 Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (6‐4):Mooney
DP: #31 Cardinal Mooney (Youngstown) (6-4) by 28 (96%) vs John Hay (Cleveland) (8-2)
*Mooney owns 56 postseason wins and eight state titles. Hay’s postseason record is 0-1.

EF: 5 Cle. Benedictine (7‐3) at 4 Peninsula Woodridge (8‐2): Benedictine
DP: Benedictine (Cleveland) (7-3) by 3 (58%) at Woodridge (Peninsula) (8-2)
*Chalk one up for the privates. Beneditcine is 34-11 in 17 previous postseason trips (six state titles).

Region 12

EF: 8 Millbury Lake (8‐2) at 1 Caledonia River Valley (10‐0): RV
DP: River Valley (Caledonia) (10-0) by 15 (82%) vs Lake (Millbury) (8-2)
*Valley’s undefeated record goes against Lake’s gunslinger. RV wins.

EF: 7 Galion (9‐1) at 2 Kenton (10‐0): Kenton
DP: #17 Kenton (10-0) by 26 (95%) vs Galion (9-1)
*Kenton has a defense and is on a mission.

EF: 6 Wauseon (9‐1) at 3 Wooster Triway (8‐2): Wauseon
DP: Wauseon (9-1) by 4 (60%) at Triway (Wooster) (8-2)
*Wauseon the real deal? We find out this weekend. Same for Triway.

EF: 5 Bryan (10‐0) at 4 Genoa Area (10‐0): Bryan
DP: Genoa Area (Genoa) (10-0) by 5 (62%) vs Bryan (10-0)
*What a first round match up. Certainly one of the best games in the state in any division. This could be a regional final. I’ve been behind Bryan all year and will remain there. Think the Bears get the road win.

Region 13

EF: 8 Steubenville (6‐4) at 1 Newark Licking Valley (8‐2): LV
DP: Licking Valley (Newark) (8-2) by 3 (58%) vs Steubenville (6-4)
*Big Red made the playoffs. LV advances.

EF: 7 Carroll Bloom‐Carroll (6‐4) at 2 Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (8‐2): Indian Valley
DP: Indian Valley (Gnadenhutten) (8-2) by 11 (75%) vs Bloom-Carroll (Carroll) (6-4)
*B-C is just 2-5 in its last seven games and won in double-OT in Week 10. Both teams are making their third ever playoff appearance and both are 0-2 in their previous two trips.

EF: 6 New Concord John Glenn (7‐3) at 3 Duncan Falls Philo (8‐2): Philo
DP: Philo (Duncan Falls) (8-2) by 8 (68%) vs John Glenn (New Concord) (7-3)
*A historic season for Philo (new field turf and first playoff appearance since 1995) could get even better. Electrics are 0-4 in previous postseason games.

EF: 5 Bexley (7‐3) at 4 Zanesville Maysville (7‐3): Maysville
DP: Maysville (Zanesville) (7-3) by 6 (65%) vs Bexley (Columbus) (7-3)
*Both teams are making their second playoff appearances ever. Both teams own 0-1 postseason records.

Region 14

EF: 8 Cin. Wyoming (8‐2) at 1 Kettering Archbishop Alter (9‐1): Alter
Archbishop Alter (Kettering) (9-1) by 15 (83%) vs Wyoming (Cincinnati) (8-2)
*The Cowboys are one of the state’s toughest No. 8 seeds (DSJ another), but Alter is no joke as a No. 1 seed. Huge match up between Wyoming’s record-setting QB and Alter’s stout defense.

EF: 7 Washington Court House Miami Trace (7‐3) at 2 Clarksville Clinton‐Massie (9‐1): Massie
Clinton-Massie (Clarksville) (9-1) by 13 (79%) vs Miami Trace (Washington Court House) (7-3)
*Week 9 rematch that C-M won 42-7. Difference this time? Not much.

EF: 6 Urbana (10‐0) at 3 Cin. Archbishop McNicholas (8‐2): McNicholas
Archbishop McNicholas (Cincinnati) (8-2) by 3 (57%) vs Urbana (10-0)
*One of the state’s most intriguing first round games. Urbana QB Nathan Mays has thrown for 2,704 yards and 32 TDs. McNicholas QB Luke Sulken has rushed for a GCL-leading 1,015 yards and has thrown for 809 yards. He’s accounted for 14 TDs. Shoot out?

EF: 5 Circleville (8‐2) at 4 Germantown Valley View (9‐1): VV
Valley View (Germantown) (9-1) by 8 (68%) vs Circleville (8-2)
*Tough game to call. I think the SWBL gets a home win. Tigers will make it close. Very close.

JJHuddle_ALLOhio_2013Division V
Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9

Region 15

EF: 8 Youngstown Ursuline (4‐5) at 1 Akron Manchester (8‐2): Ursuline
DP: Ursuline (Youngstown) (4-5) by 11 (75%) at Manchester (Akron) (8-2)
*The Irish only needed four wins to get in. Tells you they beat some quality/big schools. Tough draw for Manchester.

EF: 7 Youngstown Liberty (7‐3) at 2 Columbiana Crestview (9‐1): Crestview
DP: Crestview (Columbiana) (9-1) by 9 (72%) vs Liberty (Youngstown) (7-3)
*Rematch of a Week 3 game that Crestview won 34-26. Similar score, same result this time too.

EF: 6 Beachwood (6‐4) at 3 Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (8‐2): Gilmour
DP: Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills) (8-2) by 1 (51%) vs Beachwood (6-4)
*Gilmour gets the nod at home.

EF: 5 Navarre Fairless (7‐3) at 4 Sullivan Black River (7‐3): Fairless
DP: Fairless (Navarre) (7-3) by 4 (61%) at Black River (Sullivan) (7-3)
*Big season continues for Fairless.

Region 16

EF: 8 Doylestown Chippewa (8‐2) at 1 Columbia Station Columbia (10‐0): Columbia
DP: Columbia (Columbia Station) (10-0) by 9 (72%) vs Chippewa (Doylestown) (8-2)
*Common opponent? West Sale Northwestern. Chipps lost, Columbia won (barely 43-42). Columbia wins here.

EF: 7 Huron (7‐3) at 2 Findlay Liberty‐Benton (9‐0): L-B
DP: Liberty-Benton (Findlay) (9-0) by 11 (75%) vs Huron (7-3)
*Toledo recruit Cody Thompson versus the vaunted Eagles defense is quite a match up.

EF: 6 Loudonville (9‐1) at 3 West Salem Northwestern (9‐1): Northwestern
DP: Northwestern (West Salem) (9-1) by 4 (61%) vs Loudonville (9-1)
*One of the best first round match ups in any division. Northwestern is hot right now, having allowed 27 points the last five games. Loudonville scored 52 in Week 10.

EF: 5 Coldwater (8‐2) at 4 Pemberville Eastwood (8‐2): Coldwater
DP: Coldwater (8-2) by 8 (70%) at Eastwood (Pemberville) (8-2)
*Time for Brody Hoying and the Cavs to write some more postseason history.

Region 17

EF: 8 Chillicothe Zane Trace (5‐5) at 1 Cols. Bishop Hartley (9‐1): Hartley
DP: #24 Bishop Hartley (Columbus) (9-1) by 42 (99%) vs Zane Trace (Chillicothe) (5-5)
*DP predicts a 42-point Hartley win. Could be more. ZT just overmatched.

EF: 7 Williamsport Westfall (5‐5) at 2 Martins Ferry (9‐1): Ferry
DP: The SVC’s second 5-5 entrant (Westfall) will face the same fate as it’s first (Zane Trace).
*Making the playoffs good enough for the Mustangs. Ferry rolls.

EF: 6 Proctorville Fairland (7‐3) at 3 Wheelersburg (9‐1): Wheelersburg
DP: Wheelersburg (9-1) by 20 (89%) vs Fairland (Proctorville) (7-3)
*DP predicts a 20-point game. I think it could be closer. Fairland better than people think.

EF: 5 Baltimore Liberty Union (8‐2) at 4 St. Clairsville (9‐1): St. Clairsville
DP: St Clairsville (9-1) by 2 (54%) vs Liberty Union (Baltimore) (8-2)
*Tough one to call. Expecting a very competitive game.

Region 18

EF: 8 Waynesville (8‐2) at 1 West Jefferson (9‐1): West Jeff
DP: West Jefferson (9-1) by 10 (73%) vs Waynesville (8-2)
*Broncos have been one of Central Ohio’s best all season. Waynesville will compete.

EF: 7 Cin. Madeira (8‐2) at 2 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (10‐0): CHCA
DP: Cincinnati Hills Christian (Cincinnati) (10-0) by 14 (81%) vs Madeira (Cincinnati) (8-2)
*CHCA has numerous weapons. Eagles will be a tough out.

EF: 6 Cin. Mariemont (7‐3) at 3 Hamilton Badin (8‐2): Badin
DP: Badin (Hamilton) (8-2) by 18 (87%) vs Mariemont (Cincinnati) (7-3)
*GCL slate will provide useful for Badin moving forward.

EF: 5 Dayton Chaminade Julienne (6‐4) at 4 Richwood North Union (9‐1): NU
DP: North Union (Richwood) (9-1) by 11 (75%) vs Chaminade-Julienne (Dayton) (6-4)
*DP has NU winning by double digits. I think NU wins, but barely. Would not be shocked if CJ gets the road win.

Division VI
Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

Region 19

EF: 8 McDonald (7‐3) at 1 Kirtland (10‐0): Kirtland
DP: Kirtland (10-0) by 28 (96%) vs Mc Donald (7-3)
*Two preseason Top 10 teams meet in the first round. Kirtland seems destined for another state championship game.

EF: 7 Cuyahoga Heights (6‐4) at 2 Canfield South Range (10‐0): South Range
DP: South Range (North Lima) (10-0) by 12 (77%) vs Cuyahoga Heights (Cleveland) (6-4)
*Upset alert. Heights will be a tough opponent but South Range gets win No. 11 – barely. South Range is 13-13 in 13 pervious playoff trips.

EF: 6 Cle. Villa Angela‐St. Joseph (9‐1) at 3 Mogadore (9‐1): Mogadore
DP: Mogadore (9-1) by 5 (63%) vs Villa Angela-St Joseph (Cleveland) (9-1)
*Upset alert. Would not be shocked in VASJ won this game. Picking Mogadore at home.

EF: 5 Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (8‐2) at 4 Brookfield (8‐2): Aquinas
DP: Brookfield (8-2) by 1 (51%) vs St Thomas Aquinas (Louisville) (8-2)
*Coin flip game. I’m going with the road team. Aquinas’ lone losses are to two D-III teams.

Region 20

EF: 8 Northwood (8‐2) at 1 Defiance Tinora (9‐1): Tinora
DP: Tinora (Defiance) (9-1) by 21 (91%) vs Northwood (8-2)
*Tinora knows how to play defense. Rams haven’t allowed more than 21 points in any game this season – including their triple OT season opening loss to Liberty Center.

EF: 7 Ada (7‐3) at 2 Delphos Jefferson (9‐1): Jefferson
DP: Jefferson (Delphos) (9-1) by 10 (74%) vs Ada (7-3)
*Rematch of a Week 9 game that Ada came from behind late to win 25-20. Jefferson gets revenge.

EF: 6 Convoy Crestview (8‐2) at 3 Lima Central Catholic (8‐2): Crestview
DP: Lima Central Catholic (Lima) (8-2) by 7 (67%) vs Crestview (Convoy) (8-2)
*Me and DP differ. He likes LCC. I like Crestview.

EF: 5 Haviland Wayne Trace (9‐1) at 4 North Robinson Colonel Crawford (9‐1): WT
DP: Wayne Trace (Haviland) (9-1) by 7 (67%) at Colonel Crawford (North Robinson) (9-1)
*Should be some points scored in this one (teams have scored over 50 points eight times combined). Just think Wayne Trace scores more.

Region 21

EF: 8 Beverly Fort Frye (8‐2) at 1 Lucasville Valley (10‐0): Valley
DP: Valley (Lucasville) (10-0) by 28 (96%) vs Fort Frye (Beverly) (8-2)
*Fort Frye is deserving of a playoff spot, but Valley wins this one. Maybe not by 28, like DP predicts, but the Indians do win.

EF: 7 Oak Hill (8‐2) at 2 Cols. Bishop Ready (9‐1): Ready
DP: Bishop Ready (Columbus) (9-1) by 31 (98%) vs Oak Hill (8-2)
*Ready wins this one big. Oaks making playoffs is accomplishment in its own right.

EF: 6 Woodsfield Monroe Central (7‐3) at 3 Centerburg (10‐0): Centerburg
DP: Centerburg (10-0) by 8 (70%) vs Monroe Central (Woodsfield) (7-3)
*Centerburg, 10-0 for first time since 1976 and in the playoffs for the first time since 2005, wins a close one.

EF: 5 Bellaire (7‐3) at 4 Newark Catholic (9‐1): Newark Catholic
DP: Newark Catholic (Newark) (9-1) by 19 (88%) vs Bellaire (7-3)
*Huge first round game for two traditional powers that have combined for 44 playoff berths and 85 postseason wins. Two very good QBs will be on display. Expect it to be closer than the 19-point spread DP predicts.

Region 22

EF: 8 Lewisburg Tri‐County North (7‐3) at 1 Casstown Miami East (9‐1): Miami East
DP: Miami East (Casstown) (9-1) by 7 (68%) vs Tri-County North (Lewisburg) (7-3)
*Rematch of a Week 8 CCC game that Miami East won 24-2 1 in OT. Should be another classic. We do know this…one school going to get their first postseason win. ME is 0-3 all-time in the playoffs, while TCN is 0-5.

EF: 7 Cin. Summit Country Day (8‐2) at 2 Cin. Country Day (10‐0): CCD
DP: Cincinnati Country Day (Cincinnati) (10-0) by 5 (63%) vs Summit Country Day (Cincinnati) (8-2)
*Another rematch and coin-flip game. CCD beat Summit 35-27 in Week 8, but combined the teams have only beaten three teams with winning records. Still some unkowns we’ll have answers to after this weekend.

EF: 6 West Liberty‐Salem (8‐2) at 3 Williamsburg (7‐3): West Liberty-Salem
DP: West Liberty-Salem (West Liberty) (8-2) by 14 (80%) at Williamsburg (7-3)
*Williamsburg is 0-3 in its previous trips to the postseason and even though the Wildcats are at home, WLS will get the win. The Tigers strength of schedule is far batter than the Burg’s.

EF: 5 New Paris National Trail (8‐2) at 4 Mechanicsburg (8‐2): Mechanicsburg
DP: Mechanicsburg (8-2) by 14 (82%) vs National Trail (New Paris) (8-2)
*National Trail made history by making the playoffs for the first time ever. Can they make more and win their first postseason game? Possibly, but we don’t think they get it done. Mechanicsburg, back in the postseason for the first time since 2008, has lost to Triad and West Jefferson.

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Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9

Region 23

EF: 8 Garfield Heights Trinity (4‐6) at 1 Berlin Center Western Reserve (10‐0): WR
DP: Western Reserve (Berlin Center) (10-0) by 27 (95%) vs Trinity (Garfield Heights) (4-6)
*Western Reserve has been one of the state’s top teams all year. Trinity got into the playoffs with four wins.

EF: 7 Southington Chalker (5‐5) at 2 Norwalk St. Paul (9‐1): St. Paul
DP: St Paul (Norwalk) (9-1) by 35 (99%) vs Chalker (Southington) (5-5)
*St. Paul has 28 playoff wins, while Chalker’s postseason record is 0-1.

EF: 6 Ashland Mapleton (6‐4) at 3 Wellsville (8‐2): Wellsville
DP: Wellsville (8-2) by 9 (72%) vs Mapleton (Ashland) (6-4)
*Mapleton is in the playoffs for the first time since 1991. Wellsville advances.

EF: 5 Lowellville (6‐4) at 4 Danville (8‐2): Danville
DP: Danville (8-2) by 23 (92%) vs Lowellville (6-4)
*Danville has been one of Central Ohio’s best small schools and now heads northeast for the playoffs.

Region 24

EF: 8 Delphos St. John’s (6‐4) at 1 Leipsic (8‐2): DSJ
DP: Delphos St John’s (6-4) by 4 (60%) at Leipsic (8-2)
*DSJ got in. Now can they get to the state semis? Leipsic has lost to DSJ three times in the last four years in the postseason. We think it happens again.

EF: 7 Hicksville (6‐4) at 2 McComb (8‐2): McComb
DP: Mc Comb (8-2) by 12 (78%) vs Hicksville (6-4)
*Despite loss of see key pieces, McComb set up for another god postseason run. .

EF: 6 Arlington (7‐3) at 3 Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic (7‐3): Arlington
DP: Arlington (7-3) by 10 (73%) at St Joseph Central Catholic (Fremont) (7-3)
*Arlington’s schedule has prepared them for a playoff run.

EF: 5 Edon (8‐2) at 4 Tiffin Calvert (6‐4): Calvert
DP: Calvert (Tiffin) (6-4) by 11 (75%) vs Edon (8-2)
*Both teams are hot, but Calvert’s win streak includes a few more impressive Ws.

Region 25

EF: 8 Beallsville (6‐4) at 1 Glouster Trimble (10‐0): Trimble
DP: Trimble (Glouster) (10-0) by 27 (96%) vs Beallsville (6-4)
*Trimble’s record-setting season will continue. The Tomcats are a legit regional title contender.

EF: 7 Lancaster Fairfield Christian Academy (7‐3) at 2 Shadyside (10‐0): Shadyside
DP: Shadyside (10-0) by 31 (97%) vs Fairfield Christian Academy (Lancaster) (7-3)
*FCA has won six straight after starting 1-3.  Shadyside should run its win streak to 11.

EF: 6 Caldwell (8‐2) at 3 Malvern (8‐2): Malvern
DP: Malvern (8-2) by 8 (70%) vs Caldwell (8-2)
*The Hornets advance.

EF: 5 Racine Southern (8‐2) at 4 Steubenville Catholic Central (8‐2): SCC
DP: Catholic Central (Steubenville) (8-2) by 23 (92%) vs Southern (Racine) (8-2)
*Tough call. At least for me. DP says SCC is a 23-point favorite, but I don’t see it. Southern is a solid squad.

Region 26

EF: 8 Cedarville (7‐3) at 1 North Lewisburg Triad (10‐0): Triad
DP: Triad (North Lewisburg) (10-0) by 19 (88%) vs Cedarville (7-3)
*Rematch of a Week 7 game Triad won 21-7. Expect another close one.

EF: 7 Portsmouth Notre Dame (8‐2) at 2 Covington (10‐0): Covington
DP: Covington (10-0) by 28 (96%) vs Notre Dame (Portsmouth) (8-2)
*Heck of a drive for Notre Dame. Covington’s seniors just completed their fourth straight 10-0 regular season.

EF: 6 Fort Loramie (8‐2) at 3 Maria Stein Marion Local (10‐0): Marion Local
DP: #33 Marion Local (Maria Stein) (10-0) by 30 (97%) vs Fort Loramie (8-2)
*DP thinks this game is a 30-point spread. I don’t see it. Marion wins, but not by 30.

EF: 5 Bainbridge Paint Valley (8‐2) at 4 Sidney Lehman Catholic (9‐1): Lehman
DP: Lehman Catholic (Sidney) (9-1) by 16 (84%) vs Paint Valley (Bainbridge) (8-2)
*Lehman wins this by more than 16.

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