The second night of the Ohio High School Football Playoffs is here and so is the end of the season for 64 more teams. Upsets? Yep. Shockers? Yep? Final Scores? Yep…it’s all here.
What We Learned
1. The MAC is Daddy: This is by far – across the board – the worst season for Midwest Athletic Conference football in at least a decade. Top to bottom the conference was not itself. That being said, the MAC had three teams in the playoffs and all three won Saturday. Surprise. The MAC is now 51-1 in regional quarterfinal games (against non-MAC teams). Coldwater won its D-V game 42-16 over Pemberville Eastwood. Marion Local won its D-VII game against Fort Loramie 62-14. Delphos St. John’s – an 8 seed – beat No. 1 seed Leipsic 33-18 in another D-VII game. Next.
BTW: Marion Local and Versailles won State Volleyball titles Saturday, giving the conference their 104th and 105th state championships. Bow down. All hail.
BTW II: Coldwater owns the sate’s longest active playoff streak (18 years). Hats off.
2. Ever Heard of Hoying?: Coldwater junior Brody Hoying – the first cousin of former Ohio State greats Bobby Hoying and Ross Homan – is rumored to have the potential to be the best football player ever to come out of Coldwater. Saturday all he did is rush for 224 yards and four TDs and throw for another TD in a 41-16 win over host Pemberville Eastwood. As for the best Coldwater football player ever…Keith Wenning may have something to say about that.
3. Man U: Akron Manchester pulled off a HUGE win for public schools Saturday in D-V. The final? Manchester 19, Youngstown Ursuline 16. I (and this website) for one thought Ursuline was destined for the Final Four after squeaking into the playoffs as an 8 seed with just four wins. Never been afraid to admit when I’m wrong. Hats off to Manchester. What a win.
4.Fair Game: Speaking of Manchester, the Panthers will face Fairless next week in a D-V rematch of a Week 4 classic that Fairless won 49-48 in 3 OTs. Fairless, making just its second playoff appearance ever, won its first playoff game 51-42 over Black River.
5. The Rocks Rolled: A more stunning first round win than Dublin Coffman’s 42-14 win at Centerville? Show me it. Dre Kendrick led the charge for Coffman by rushing for 238 yards and five TDs. Wow.
6. PAC-Nificent: The Principals Athletic Conference got four teams into the playoffs and all four won their regional quarterfinal games. Fairless, Indian Valley, Manchester and Triway all advanced. Impressive indeed.
Saturday Night Scores: Regional Quarterfinals
Austintown Fitch 31, Marysville 21
Cincinnati Colerain 41, Springboro 14
Cincinnati Elder 16, Clayton Northmont 7
Cincinnati Moeller 42, Cincinnati St. Xavier 17
Cleveland Hts. 35, Wadsworth 7
Cleveland St. Ignatius 35, Canton McKinley 14
Dublin Coffman 42, Centerville 14
Hilliard Davidson 48, Miamisburg 7
Huber Hts. Wayne 37, Hilliard Darby 7
Hudson 31, Toledo Whitmer 7
Lakewood St. Edward 49, Shaker Hts. 0
Mentor 42, Brunswick 0
Pickerington Central 38, Lakota West 28
Pickerington North 20, Fairfield 10
Stow-Munroe Falls 16, Elyria 15
Westerville Central 55, Solon 7
Akron Manchester 19, Youngstown Ursuline 16
Baltimore Liberty Union 31, St. Clairsville 0
Chippewa 62, Columbia 28
Cincinnati HIlls Christian Academy 19, Maderia 0
Coldwater 42, Pemberville Eastwood 16
Columbus Hartley 64, Chillicothe Zane Trace 7
Columbiana Crestview 35, Youngstown Liberty 26
Gates Mills Gilmour 57, Beachwood 14
Hamilton Badin 37, Mariemont 13
Huron 28, Findlay Liberty-Benton 14
Loudonville 20, West Salem Northwestern 8
Martins Ferry 30, Westfall 28
Navarre Fairless 51, Black River 42
North Union 56, Chaminade Julienne 28
West Jefferson 42, Waynesville 38
Wheelersburg 40, Fairland 21
Arlington 14, Fremont St. Joseph 0
Berlin Center Western reserve 45, Trinity 13
Caldwell 28, Malvern 21
Covington 46, Portsmouth Notre Dame 0
Danville 49, Lowellville 0
Delphos St. John’s 33, Leipsic 18
Glouster Trimble 61, Beallsville 0
Hicksville 28, McComb 21
Maria Stein Marion Local 63, Ft. Loramie 14
N. Lewisburg Triad 28, Cedarville 7
Norwalk St. Paul 55, Southington Chalker 7
Shadyside 40, Lancaster Fairfield Union 14
Sidney Lehman 44, Bainbridge Paint Valley 9
Steubenville Cath. Cent. 35, Racine Southern 7
Tiffin Calvert 34, Edon 31
Wellsville 39, Ashland Mapleton 21