Steubenville and Cols. DeSales battled for the D-III state title in 2005 and are early favorites in 2009 with both back in D-III
Looking for the most competitive Division in Ohio high
school football for the next two seasons? Division III might just be it. Following divisional realignment, D-III was
left with some of the top teams in the state regardless of division and now boasts
eight regional finalists from a year ago including six state semifinalists. Note: Individual team previews will follow over the next six weeks
Week 1: Akron SVSM vs. Columbus Watterson, Hubbard vs. Poland Seminary, Chardon NDCL
vs. Cleveland Benedictine, Youngstown Boardman vs. Youngstown Mooney, Massillon
Washington vs. Akron Buchtel, Olmsted Falls vs. Parma Padua Franciscan, Canal
Winchester vs. Bexley, Columbus DeSales vs. Gahanna Lincoln, Tipp City
Tippecanoe vs. St. Paris Graham, Sandusky Perkins vs. Bellevue, Delaware Hayes
vs. Delaware Buckeye Valley, Lima Shawnee vs. Maria stein Marion Local, Defiance
vs. Napoleon, Sandusky vs. Sandusky Perkins, Canton South vs. Dover, Cuyahoga
Falls Walsh Jesuit vs. Newark Licking Valley, Martins Ferry vs. Rayland Buckeye
Local, Thornville Sheridan vs. Bellaire, Cincinnati Indian Hill vs. Cincinnati
McNicholas, Miamisburg vs. Bellbrook, Cincinnati Wyoming vs. Cincinnati hills
Christian Academy, Dayton Chaminade Julienne vs. Troy, Germantown valley View
vs. Dayton Dunbar, Versailles vs. Dayton Oakwood
Week 2: Akron Hoban vs. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit, New Philadelphia vs. Beloit
West Branch, Hubbard vs. Warren JFK, Chagrin Falls vs. Chardon NDCL, Youngstown
Mooney vs. Columbus DeSales, Cleveland Benedictine vs. Mentor Lake Catholic,
Streetsboro vs. Ravenna, Clyde vs. Olmsted Falls, Columbus Watterson vs.
Westerville South, Columbus St. Charles vs. Columbus Eastmoor Academy, Dover vs.
Ashland, New Concord John Glenn vs. New Lexington, Rayland Buckeye Local vs. St.
Clairsville, Chillicothe vs. Sunbury Big Walnut, Germantown Valley View vs.
Cincinnati Indian Hill, Williamsport Westfall vs. Circleville Logan Elm, Jackson
vs. Waverly, Bellbrook vs. Kettering Alter, Dayton Oakwood vs. Cincinnati
Wyoming, Dayton Chaminade Julienne vs. Dayton Thurgood Marshall, Dayton Dunbar
vs. Trotwood-Madison, Eaton vs. St. Henry
Louisville vs. Akron Hoban, Akron SVSM vs. Akron Garfield, Chardon NDCL vs.
Hunting Valley University School, Warren G. Harding vs. Akron Buchtel, Parma
Padua Franciscan vs. Strongsville, Bexley vs. Columbus Hartley, Clyde vs.
Bellevue, New Albany vs. Columbus DeSales, West Milton Milton-Union vs. Tipp
City Tippecanoe, Delaware Buckeye Valley vs. Marion Pleasant, Canal Fulton
Northwest vs. Mogadore Field, Canfield vs. Dover, Cambridge vs. Newark Licking
Valley, New Concord John Glenn vs. Thornville Sheridan, Wilmington vs.
Chillicothe, Cincinnati Indian Hill vs. Cincinnati Turpin, St. Bernard Roger
Bacon vs. Cincinnati Sycamore
Akron Hoban vs. Akron SVSM, Poland Seminary vs. Cortland Lakeview, Youngstown
Mooney vs. Warren G. Harding, Kent Roosevelt vs. Mogadore Field, Madison vs.
Parma Padua Franciscan, Columbus Watterson vs. Cincinnati Winton Woods, Columbus
DeSales vs. Cincinnati Anderson, Columbus Academy vs. Granville, Thornville
Sheridan vs. Cambridge, Lancaster Fisher Catholic vs. Pataskala Licking Heights
(Saturday at Columbus Hartley), Chillicothe vs. Zanesville, Amanda-Clearcreek
vs. Circleville Logan Elm, Dayton Oakwood vs. Germantown Valley View, Brookville
vs. Eaton, West Milton Milton-Union vs. Franklin, Portsmouth vs. Jackson, Dayton
Carroll vs. St. Bernard Roger Bacon
Week 5: Alliance vs. Beloit West Branch, Hubbard vs. Cortland Lakeview, Youngstown
Mooney vs. Mentor Lake Catholic, Cleveland Benedictine vs. Columbus Watterson,
Parma Padua Franciscan vs. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit, St. Marys Memorial vs.
Defiance, Sandusky St. Mary's vs. Sandusky Perkins, Louisville vs. Canal Fulton
Northwest, Granville vs. Bexley, Chillicothe vs. Portsmouth, Columbus Hartley
vs. Dayton Dunbar, Eaton vs. Dayton Oakwood
Week 6: Canton Central Catholic vs. Akron SVSM, Beloit West Branch vs. Louisville,
Cleveland Benedictine vs. Lakewood St. Edward, Parma Padua Franciscan vs. Mentor
Lake Catholic, Columbus Watterson vs. Cincinnati LaSalle, Tiffin Columbian vs.
Bellevue, Canal Fulton Northwest vs. Canton South, Granville vs. Newark Licking
Valley, Ironton vs. Chillicothe, Bellbrook vs. Germantown Valley View, Dayton
Oakwood vs. Brookville, Eaton vs. West Milton Milton-Union
Week 7: Akron Hoban vs. Elyria Catholic, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit vs. Akron SVSM,
Canton South vs. Beloit West Branch, Chardon NDCL vs. Parma Padua Franciscan,
Warren Howland vs. Poland Seminary, Cleveland Benedictine vs. Youngstown Mooney,
Streetsboro vs. Mogadore, Newark Catholic vs. Bexley, Sandusky St. Mary's vs.
Clyde, Columbus DeSales vs. Columbus Watterson, Bellevue vs. Fostoria, Defiance
vs. Lima Shawnee, Steubenville vs. Massillon Washington, Cambridge vs. Dover,
Bellbrook vs. Eaton, Dayton Carroll vs. Dayton Chaminade Julienne, Waynesville
vs. Dayton Oakwood, Germantown Valley View vs. Franklin, Ironton vs. Jackson
Week 8: Mentor Lake Catholic vs. Akron Hoban, Akron SVSM vs. Youngstown Cardinal
Mooney, Hubbard vs. Youngstown Liberty, Steubenville vs. Poland Seminary,
Youngstown Ursuline vs. Akron Buchtel, Cleveland Benedictine vs. Cuyahoga Falls
Walsh Jesuit, Parma Padua Franciscan vs. Cleveland VASJ, Bexley vs. Columbus
Academy, Cincinnati Elder vs. Columbus DeSales, Clyde vs. Sandusky Perkins,
Newark Licking Valley vs. Newark Catholic, New Philadelphia vs. Cambridge,
Chillicothe vs. Jackson. Wheelersburg vs. Waverly, Brookville vs.
Bellbrook, Eaton vs. Franklin, St. Bernard Roger Bacon vs. Kettering Alter
Week 9: Akron Hoban vs. Parma Padua Franciscan, Canal Fulton Northwest vs. Beloit
West Branch, Mentor Lake Catholic vs. Chardon NDCL, Youngstown Mooney vs.
Youngstown Ursuline, Ravenna vs. Mogadore Field, Oak Harbor vs. Clyde,
Cincinnati Elder vs. Columbus DeSales, Columbus Eastmoor Academy vs. Columbus
Independence, New Carlisle Tecumseh vs. Tipp City Tippecanoe, Lima Shawnee vs.
St. Marys Memorial, Columbus Academy vs. Newark Licking Valley, New Concord John
Glenn vs. New Philadelphia, Dayton Oakwood vs. Bellbrook, Dayton Thurgood
Marshall vs. Dayton Dunbar, Germantown Valley View vs. Eaton, Franklin vs.
Brookville, Logan vs. Jackson, Dayton Chaminade Julienne vs. St. Bernard Roger
Week 10: Chardon NDCL vs. Akron Hoban, Youngstown Ursuline vs. Akron SVSM, Poland
Seminary vs. Canfield, Columbus Watterson vs. Youngstown Mooney, Columbus
DeSales vs. Cleveland Benedictine, Bexley vs. Newark Licking Valley, Alliance
vs. Canal Fulton Northwest, Dover vs. New Philadelphia, Granville vs. Newark
Catholic, Steubenville vs. Cardinal O'Hara (N.Y.), New Lexington vs. Thornville
Sheridan, Logan vs. Chillicothe, Cincinnati Wyoming vs. Cincinnati Indian Hill,
Bellbrook vs. West Milton Milton-Union, Dayton Chaminade Julienne vs. Kettering
Alter, Dayton Oakwood vs. Franklin, Zanesville vs. Jackson
OHIO HIGH PREDICTIONS
Region 9 Youngstown Mooney over Akron Hoban
Region 10 Columbus DeSales over Columbus Watterson
Region 11 Steubenville over Canal Fulton Northwest