3 MAC football teams, 1 GWOC team make OHSAA state semifinals


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Versailles’ Sam Barga is tackled by a group of Minster defenders during a football game on Oct. 21 in Versailles.


Chuck Runner|For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – As the Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoffs reach the state semifinals one team from the Greater Western Ohio Conference and three from the Midwest Athletic Conference remain.

The GWOC had two teams lose in this past weekend’s state semifinals while the MAC had one team lose as Minster knocked off fellow MAC member Fort Recovery. So far this postseason the MAC is 10-0 against non-MAC competition.

The GWOC’s last team standing, Trotwood-Madison, beat St. Marys 34-27 in the Division III Region 12 championship game. Trotwood-Madison now advances to play Toledo Central Catholic in the state semifinals at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lima Spartan Stadium.

Coldwater from the MAC beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 35-21 in the Division V Region 20 championship game. Coldwater now advances to play Coshocton at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lewis Center Olentangy Braves Stadium.

Marion Local from the MAC beat Mechanicsburg 26-15 in the Division VI Region 24 championship game. Marion Local now advances to play Hamler Patrick Henry at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lima Spartan Stadium.

Minster beat fellow MAC member Fort Recovery 35-33 in the Division VII Region 28 championship game. Minster now advances to play McComb in the state semifinals at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wapakoneta Harmon Field.

Wayne from the GWOC lost 17-14 to Pickerington Central in the Division I Region 3 championship game.

Miamisburg from the GWOC lost 45-14 to LaSalle in the Division II Region 8 championship game.

2016 OHSAA football playoffs – state semifinal pairings

Pairings are shown with seeds and overall records.

Division I – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25

Home Team Listed First

Region 1 vs. Region 2

4 Cleveland St. Ignatius (12-1) vs. 1 Powell Olentangy Liberty (13-0) at Mansfield Arlin Stadium

Region 3 vs. Region 4

3 Pickerington Central (12-1) vs. 5 Cincinnati St. Xavier (8-5) at Piqua Alexander Stadium, Purk Field

Division II – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25

Home Team Listed First

Region 7 vs. Region 5

1 Massillon Perry (11-2) vs. 4 Hudson (11-2) at Uniontown Lake Alumni Field

Region 6 vs. Region 8

4 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (10-3) vs. 3 Cincinnati La Salle (11-2) at Sidney Memorial Stadium

Division III – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26

Home Team Listed First

Region 11 vs. Region 9

1 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (13-0) vs. 2 Akron Archbishop Hoban (12-1) vs. at Mansfield Arlin Stadium

Region 10 vs. Region 12

1 Toledo Central Catholic (13-0) vs. 7 Trotwood-Madison (11-2) at Lima Spartan Stadium

Division IV – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25

Home Team Listed First

Region 15 vs. Region 13

2 Steubenville (12-1) vs. 1 Perry (13-0) at Youngstown Boardman New Spartan Stadium

Region 16 vs. Region 14

3 Kettering Archbishop Alter (13-0) vs. 5 Columbus Bishop Hartley (10-2) at London Bowlus Field

Division V – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26

Home Team Listed First

Region 18 vs. Region 17

3 Milan Edison (12-1) vs. 3 Canton Central Catholic (9-3) at Strongsville Pat Catan Stadium

Region 20 vs. Region 19

2 Coldwater (12-1) vs. 3 Coshocton (12-1) vs. at Lewis Center Olentangy Braves Stadium

Division VI – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25

Home Team Listed First

Region 21 vs. Region 23

1 Cuyahoga Heights (13-0) vs. 5 Newark Catholic (9-4) at Orrville Red Rider Stadium

Region 22 vs. Region 24

1 Hamler Patrick Henry (13-0) vs. 1 Maria Stein Marion Local (12-1) at Lima Spartan Stadium

Division VII – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26

Home Team Listed First

Region 25 vs. Region 27

3 Warren John F. Kennedy (12-1) vs. 7 Canal Winchester Harvest Preparatory (10-3) at New Philadelphia Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium

Region 28 vs. Region 26

3 Minster (9-4) vs. 1 McComb (12-1) vs. at Wapakoneta Harmon Field

Versailles’ Sam Barga is tackled by a group of Minster defenders during a football game on Oct. 21 in Versailles.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/11/web1_Sam-Barga-WEB.jpgVersailles’ Sam Barga is tackled by a group of Minster defenders during a football game on Oct. 21 in Versailles. Chuck Runner|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.