Football teams from CCC, GWOC and MAC advance to 2nd round of the OHSAA playoffs


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Covington defenders rush Arcanum quarterback Pierce Lindemuth during a Cross County Conference football game on Sept. 2 in Covington. Covington will play Fort Recovery from the Midwest Athletic Conference in the second round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs.


Tim Alley|For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – One team from the Cross County Conference, four teams from the Greater Western Ohio Conference and five teams from the Midwest Athletic Conference began the Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoffs with wins.

The MAC went a perfect 5-0 in the first round of the playoffs on Friday and Saturday. Both the CCC and GWOC had half of their playoff-qualifying teams advance this past weekend, one from the CCC and four from the GWOC.

In Division I Region 3 top seeded Wayne from the GWOC began tournament play with a 52-7 victory against eighth seeded Lancaster. Wayne now advances to play fourth seeded Dublin Coffman at 7:30 p.m. Friday at London Bowlus Field.

In Division II Region 8 Troy from the GWOC beat eighth seeded Cincinnati Anderson 41-35 in the regional quarterfinals. Also in the region fourth seeded Miamisburg from the GWOC beat fifth seeded Kings Mills Kings 28-24 in the opening round. Troy and Miamisburg now will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Northmont Good Samaritan Stadium.

In Division III Region 12 seventh seeded Trotwood-Madison beat second seeded Wapakoneta 41-7 in the opening round of the playoffs. Trotwood now will play third seeded New Richmond at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mason Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium.

In Division V Region 20 Coldwater from the MAC beat Brookville 47-13 in the regional quarterfinals. Coldwater now will play sixth seeded Greeneview at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sidney Memorial Stadium.

In Division VI Region 24 top seeded Marion Local from the MAC beat West Liberty-Salem 34-7 in the first round of the playoffs. Also in the region fifth seeded St. Henry from the MAC beat fourth seeded Spencerville 37-22. Marion Local and St. Henry now will play each other in the regional semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sidney Memorial Stadium.

In Division VII Region 28 Covington from the CCC began tournament play with a 49-0 win against eighth seeded Cincinnati Hillcrest. Also in the region fifth seeded Fort Recovery from the MAC beat fourth seeded Ada 58-21 in the first round of the playoffs. Covington and Fort Recovery now will play each other at 7 p.m. Saturday at Piqua Alexander Stadium.

Also in Region 28 third seeded Minster from the MAC beat Lehman Catholic 33-15 in regional quarterfinal action. Minster now advances to play seventh seeded Upper Scioto Valley at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wapakoneta Harmon Field.

Other teams from the CCC and GWOC ended their seasons with losses in the first round of playoff action.

In Division I Region 3 sixth seeded Springfield from the GWOC lost 35-14 to third seeded Pickerington Central in the first round of the playoffs.

In Division I Region 4 second seeded Lebanon from the GWOC lost 42-20 to Cincinnati Sycamore in the regional quarterfinals.

In Region 4 eighth seeded Springboro from the GWOC lost 35-14 to top seeded Colerain in the playoff’s first round.

In Division III Region 12 eighth seeded Tippecanoe from the GWOC lost 41-35 to top seeded Franklin in the first round of postseason play.

In Division VI Region 24 sixth seeded Miami East from the CCC lost 39-6 to third seeded Mechanicsburg in the opening round of postseason play.

2016 OHSAA football playoffs – regional semifinal pairings

Pairings are shown with seeds and overall records.

Division I – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11

Home Team Listed First

Region 1

1 Solon (10-1) vs. 4 Cleveland St. Ignatius (10-1) at Mentor Jerome T. Osborne Stadium

2 Lakewood St. Edward (8-2) vs. 3 Stow-Munroe Falls (10-1) at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium

Region 2

1 Powell Olentangy Liberty (11-0) vs. 5 Medina (9-2) at Mansfield Arlin Field

2 Dublin Jerome (10-1) vs. 3 Lorain (9-2) at Mansfield Madison Ram Field at StarTek Stadium

Region 3

1 Huber Heights Wayne (10-0-1) vs. 4 Dublin Coffman (9-2) at London Bowlus Field

7 Pickerington North (8-3) vs. 3 Pickerington Central (10-1) at Gahanna-Lincoln Wilbur C. Strait Field

Region 4

1 Cincinnati Colerain (11-0) vs. 5 Cincinnati St. Xavier (6-5) at Hamilton Virgil M. Schwarm Stadium

7 Cincinnati Sycamore (7-4) vs. 3 Mason (7-4) at Middletown Cris Carter Field at Barnitz Stadium

Division II – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11

Home Team Listed First

Region 5

1 Aurora (10-1) vs. 4 Hudson (9-2) at Macedonia Nordonia Boliantz Stadium

2 Chardon (11-0) vs. 3 Warren G. Harding (10-1) at Ravenna Stadium, Gilchrest Field

Region 6

8 Avon Lake (8-3) vs. 4 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (8-3) at Sandusky Strobel Field at Cedar Point Stadium

7 Westlake (8-3) vs. 6 Olmsted Falls (8-3) at Strongsville Pat Catan Stadium

Region 7

1 Massillon Perry (9-2) vs. 4 Columbus Franklin Heights (10-1) at Mount Vernon Yellow Jacket Stadium-Energy Field

7 Dublin Scioto (8-3) vs. 3 New Albany (8-3) at Columbus St. Francis DeSales Alumni Stadium

Region 8

1 Troy (10-1) vs. 4 Miamisburg (9-2) at Northmont Good Samaritan Stadium, Matt Dudon Memorial Field

2 Cincinnati Turpin (11-0) vs. 3 Cincinnati La Salle (9-2) at West Chester Lakota West Firebird Field

Division III – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12

Home Team Listed First

Region 9

8 Akron East (8-3) vs. 5 New Philadelphia (9-2) at Canal Fulton Northwest Jim Schalmo Field at Dr. Martin Smilek Stadium

2 Akron Archbishop Hoban (10-1) vs. Akron St. Vincent St. Mary (7-4) at University of Akron InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field

Region 10

1 Toledo Central Catholic (11-0) vs. 5 Hunting Valley University School (8-3) at Kalahari Field at Huron Memorial Stadium

2 Sandusky (10-1) vs. 6 Lexington (8-3) at Bellevue First National Bank Field at Bellevue Athletic Facility

Region 11

1 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (11-0) vs. 5 Columbus Beechcroft (10-1) at Westerville Central Warhawk Field

2 Columbus Bexley (11-0) vs. 3 Columbus Hamilton Township (9-2) at Bloom-Carroll Carl Fell Stadium

Region 12

1 Franklin (11-0) vs. 4 St. Marys Memorial (10-1) at Huber Heights Good Samaritan Athletic Field at Heidkamp Stadium

7 Trotwood-Madison (9-2) vs. 3 New Richmond (10-1) at Mason Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium

Division IV – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11

Home Team Listed First

Region 13

1 Perry (11-0) vs. 4 Peninsula Woodridge (11-0) at West Geauga Howell Field

7 Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (8-3) vs. 3 Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (8-2) at Niles McKinley Bo Rein Stadium

Region 14

1 Port Clinton (10-1) vs. 5 Columbus Bishop Hartley (8-2) at Tiffin Columbian Frost-Kalnow Stadium

2 Ottawa-Glandorf (10-1) vs. 3 Lewistown Indian Lake (11-0) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field

Region 15

8 Duncan Falls Philo (9-2) vs. 4 Shelby (10-1) at Westerville North Warrior Field at McCann Stadium

2 Steubenville (10-1) vs. 3 Johnstown-Monroe (10-1) at Dover Crater Stadium

Region 16

1 Cincinnati Wyoming (11-0) vs. 5 Germantown Valley View (10-1) at Monroe Hornet Stadium

2 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (10-1) vs. 3 Kettering Archbishop Alter (11-0) at Centerville Stadium

Division V – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12

Home Team Listed First

Region 17

8 Garrettsville Garfield (8-3) vs. 4 Leavittsburg LaBrae (8-3) at Niles McKinley Bo Rein Stadium

7 Sullivan Black River (8-3) vs. 3 Canton Central Catholic (7-3) at Orrville Red Rider Stadium

Region 18

1 Creston Norwayne (10-1) vs. 5 Swanton (10-1) at Clyde Robert J. Bishop Stadium

2 Pemberville Eastwood (10-1) vs. 3 Milan Edison (10-1) at Fremont Ross Don Paul Stadium at Harmon Field

Region 19

1 Wheelersburg (11-0) vs. 4 Nelsonville-York (9-2) at Jackson Holzer Field at Alumni Stadium

2 Sugarcreek Garaway (11-0) vs. 3 Coshocton (9-1) at Wooster Triway Doug Miller Field/Titans Stadium

Region 20

1 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (11-0) vs. 4 West Milton Milton-Union (8-3) at Miamisburg Harmon Field

2 Coldwater (10-1) vs. 6 Jamestown Greeneview (9-2) at Sidney Memorial Stadium

Division VI – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11

Home Team Listed First

Region 21

1 Cuyahoga Heights (11-0) vs. 4 Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (9-2) at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary John Cistone Field

2 New Middletown Springfield (9-2) vs. 3 Kirtland (10-1) at Austintown-Fitch Greenwood Chevrolet Falcon Stadium

Region 22

1 Hamler Patrick Henry (11-0) vs. 4 Liberty Center (9-2) at Napoleon Charles Buckenmeyer Stadium

2 Bucyrus Wynford (11-0) vs. 3 Defiance Ayersville (11-0) at Findlay Donnell Stadium

Region 23

8 Columbus Bishop Ready (8-3) vs. 5 Newark Catholic (7-4) at Sheridan Paul Culver Jr. Stadium

2 Beverly Fort Frye (11-0) vs. 6 Barnesville (9-1) at Marietta Don Drumm Stadium

Region 24

1 Maria Stein Marion Local (10-1) vs. 5 St. Henry (8-3) at Sidney Memorial Stadium

2 Delphos Jefferson (10-1) vs. 3 Mechanicsburg (11-0) at Bellefontaine AcuSport Stadium

Division VII – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12

Home Team Listed First

Region 25

1 Norwalk St. Paul (11-0) vs. 4 Monroeville (10-1) at Sandusky Perkins Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium

2 Mogadore (9-2) vs. 3 Warren John F. Kennedy (10-1) at Salem Reilly Stadium

Region 26

1 McComb (10-1) vs. 4 Hicksville (8-3) at Defiance High School Fred Brown Stadium

2 Arlington (8-3) vs. 6 Convoy Crestview (8-3) at Lima Spartan Stadium

Region 27

1 Waterford (10-1) vs. 4 Glouster Trimble (9-2) at Philo Sam Hatfield Stadium

7 Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (8-3) vs. 6 Danville (8-3) at Newark White Field

Region 28

1 Covington (11-0) vs. 5 Fort Recovery (7-4) at Piqua Alexander Stadium, Purk Field

7 McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley (8-3) vs. 3 Minster (7-4) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field

Covington defenders rush Arcanum quarterback Pierce Lindemuth during a Cross County Conference football game on Sept. 2 in Covington. Covington will play Fort Recovery from the Midwest Athletic Conference in the second round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/11/web1_Covington-WEB.jpgCovington defenders rush Arcanum quarterback Pierce Lindemuth during a Cross County Conference football game on Sept. 2 in Covington. Covington will play Fort Recovery from the Midwest Athletic Conference in the second round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs. Tim Alley|For The Daily Advocate

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.