OHSAA football playoffs enter regional semifinals


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@dailyadvocate.com



Crestview’s Drew Kline runs the ball during an Ohio High School Athletic Association playoff football game against Ansonia on Friday in Convoy.


Chuck Runner | For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Three Greater Western Ohio Conference teams and four Midwest Athletic Conference teams remain as the Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs enter the regional semifinals.

In Division I Region 3 top-seeded Centerville from the GWOC shut out Hilliard Darby 35-0 in the first round of the playoffs. The Elks now advance to play fifth-seeded Pickerington North at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Springfield Evans Stadium.

In Division II Region 8 fourth-seeded Sidney from the GWOC beat Dayton Belmont 46-33 in the regional quarterfinals. The Yellow Jackets advance to play top-seeded Cincinnati La Salle at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Miamisburg Holland Field.

In Division III Region 12 top-seeded Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC beat Elida 48-7 to begin postseason play. The Rams now advance to play fifth-seeded Dayton Dunbar at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Vandalia Butler Memorial Field at Good Samaritan Athletic Complex.

In Division VI Region 24 second-seeded Marion Local shutout fellow MAC team Fort Recovery 27-0 in the regional quarterfinals. The Flyers advance to play third-seeded Spencerville at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Piqua Alexander Stadium.

Also in Region 24, Coldwater from the MAC beat Bethel from the Cross County Conference 42-7 in the first round of the playoffs. The Cavaliers advance to play top-seeded Lima Central Catholic at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wapakoneta Harmon Field.

In Division VII Region 28 third-seeded Delphos St. John’s from the MAC beat DeGraff Riverside 48-21 to begin postseason play. The Blue Jays advance to play second-seeded Lehman Catholic at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Harrod Allen East Goodwin Field.

Also in Region 28 fourth-seeded Minster from the MAC beat Fort Loramie from the CCC 40-24 in the first round of the playoffs. The Wildcats advance to play top-seeded Convoy Crestview, who beat Ansonia 63-22 in the regional quarterfinals, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lima Spartan Stadium.

Teams from the CCC, GWOC and MAC ended their seasons in the regional quarterfinals.

Wayne from the GWOC lost 41-20 to Pickerington North in the Division I Region 3 playoffs.

Northmont from the GWOC lost 41-21 to Pickerington Central in the Division I Region 3 playoffs.

Fairmont from the GWOC lost 49-14 to Hilliard Bradley in the Division I Region 3 playoffs.

Troy from the GWOC lost 33-0 to Cincinnati Anderson in the Division II Region 8 playoffs.

Anna from the MAC lost 14-10 to Middletown Madison in the Division V Region 20 playoffs.

Miami East from the CCC lost 27-25 to Reading in the Division V Region 20 playoffs.

As previously mentioned Ansonia, Bethel and Fort Loramie from the CCC plus Fort Recovery from the MAC also lost in the first round of the playoffs.

2017 OHSAA football regional semifinal pairings

Pairings are shown with seeds and current records.

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

Region 1

1 Cle. St. Ignatius (10-1) vs. 4 Euclid (9-2) at Bedford Bearcat Stadium

2 Lakewood St. Edward (10-1) vs. 3 Mentor (10-1) at Parma Byers Field

Region 2

1 Tol. Whitmer (11-0) vs. 5 Lewis Center Olentangy (8-3) at Tiffin Frost-Kalnow Stadium

2 Powell Olentangy Liberty (9-2) vs. 6 Gahanna Lincoln (7-4) at Westerville North Jim McCann Stadium

Region 3

1 Centerville (10-1) vs. 5 Pickerington North (9-2) at Springfield Evans Stadium

2 Hilliard Bradley (11-0) vs. 3 Pickerington Central (10-1) at Cols. St. Francis DeSales Alumni Stadium

Region 4

1 Cin. St. Xavier (10-1) vs. 4 Cin. Sycamore (9-2) at Mason Dwire Field, Atrium Stadium

2 Cin. Colerain (9-2) vs. 3 Mason (9-2) at Cin. Princeton Mancusco Viking Stadium

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

Region 5

1 Akron Archbishop Hoban (10-1) vs. 4 Lyndhurst Brush (9-2) at Macedonia Nordonia Boliantz Stadium

2 Barberton (11-0) vs. 3 Bedford (10-1) at Ravenna Gilcrest Field at Portage Community Bank Stadium

Region 6

1 Avon (11-0) vs. 4 Medina Highland (9-2) at Strongsville Pat Catan Stadium

2 Wadsworth (11-0) vs. 3 Olmsted Falls (10-1) at Brunswick Auto Mart Stadium

Region 7

1 Cols. Walnut Ridge (9-1) vs. 5 New Albany (7-4) at Westerville South Wildcat Stadium

2 Massillon Washington (8-3) vs. 6 Ashland (9-2) at Wooster Follis Field

Region 8

1 Cin. La Salle (9-2) vs. 4 Sidney (10-1) at Miamisburg Holland Field

2 Cin. Winton Woods (10-1) vs. 3 Cin. Anderson (10-1) at Lakota West Firebird Field

Division III – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday

Region 9

1 Canfield (11-0) vs. 4 Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (9-2) at Warren G. Harding Mollenkopf Stadium

7 Tallmadge (8-3) vs. 6 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (8-3) at Richfield Revere Joe Papano Stadium

Region 10

1 Tol. Central Catholic (9-2) vs. 5 Clyde (9-2) at Oregon Clay Memorial Stadium

2 Bay Village Bay (11-0) vs. 3 Parma Padua Franciscan (9-2) at North Royalton Serpentini Chevy Stadium/Gibson Field

Region 11

1 Bellefontaine (10-1) vs. 5 Dresden Tri-Valley (10-1) at Westerville Central Warhawk Field

2 Cols. Independence (9-1) vs. 3 Cols. Bishop Hartley (10-1) at Hilliard Darby Stadium

Region 12

1 Trotwood-Madison (11-0) vs. 5 Day. Dunbar (8-3) at Vandalia Butler Memorial Field at Good Samaritan Athletic Complex

7 Day. Chaminade Julienne (8-3) vs. 6 New Richmond (9-2) at Monroe Hornet Stadium

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

Region 13

1 Steubenville (11-0) vs. 5 Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (7-4) at Salem Reilly Stadium

2 Perry (11-0) vs. 6 Girard (10-1) at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium

Region 14

1 Bellville Clear Fork (11-0) vs. 5 Bellevue (8-3) at Mansfield Arlin Stadium

2 Shelby (11-0) vs. 3 St. Marys Memorial (10-1) at Marion Harding Ohio Health Field at Harding Stadium

Region 15

1 Newark Licking Valley (11-0) vs. 5 New Concord John Glenn (9-2) at Zanesville Sulsberger Stadium

7 Duncan Falls Philo (8-3) vs. 3 Gnaddenhutten Indian Valley (11-0) at Byesville Meadowbrook Eugene Capers Field

Region 16

1 Germantown Valley View (11-0) vs. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (10-1) at Beavercreek Frank Zink Field at Miami Valley Hospital Stadium

2 Cin. Wyoming (11-0) vs. 6 Cin. Indian Hill (9-2) at Cin. Withrow Angus King Stadium, at 8 p.m.

Division V – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday

Region 17

1 Canfield South Range (11-0) vs. 4 Akron Manchester (9-2) at Louisville Leopard Stadium

7 Wickliffe (8-3) vs. 3 Sullivan Black River (10-1) at North Ridgeville Ranger Stadium

Region 18

1 Pemberville Eastwood (11-0) vs. 5 Tontogany Otsego (9-2) at Millbury Lake Community Stadium

2 Marion Pleasant (9-1) vs. 3 Archbold (9-2) at Findlay Donnell Stadium

Region 19

1 Wheelersburg (11-0) vs. 5 Gahanna Cols. Academy (9-2) at Chillicothe Herrnstein Field

2 Portsmouth West (10-1) vs. 3 Johnstown-Monroe (9-2) at Chillicothe Zane Trace Athletic Facility

Region 20

8 Cin. Reading (8-3) vs. 5 West Jefferson (10-0) at Xenia Doug Adams Stadium

2 Middletown Madison (9-2) vs. 3 Cin. Hills Christian Academy (8-2) at Liberty Twp. Lakota East High School

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

Region 21

1 Rootstown (11-0) vs. 4 Creston Norwayne (10-1) at Green Memorial Stadium

2 Mogadore (9-1) vs. 3 Kirtland (11-0) at Solon Stewart Stadium

Region 22

1 Findlay Liberty-Benton (10-1) vs. 4 Hicksville (9-2) at Defiance Fred Brown Athletic Complex

7 Carey (8-3) vs. 6 Jeromesville Hillsdale (8-3) at Marengo Highland Fishburn Field at Covrett Stadium

Region 23

1 Nelsonville-York (11-0) vs. 4 Beverly Fort Frye (10-1) at New Lexington Jim Rockwell Stadium

2 Chillicothe Southeastern (11-0) vs. 3 Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant (10-1) at Lucasville Valley Indians Stadium

Region 24

1 Lima Central Catholic (10-1) vs. 4 Coldwater (8-3) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field

2 Maria Stein Marion Local (11-0) vs. 3 Spencerville (9-2) at Piqua Alexander Stadium

Division VII – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday

Region 25

1 Dalton (11-0) vs. 4 Windham (9-2) at North Canton Hoover Memorial Stadium

2 Cuyahoga Heights (9-1) vs. 3 East Canton (9-2) at Medina Ken Dukes Stadium

Region 26

1 Norwalk St. Paul (11-0) vs. 5 Tiffin Calvert (8-3) at Fremont Ross Don Paul Stadium

2 McComb (9-2) vs. 3 Pandora-Gilboa (9-2) at Napoleon Charles Buckenmeyer Stadium

Region 27

1 Danville (10-1) vs. 5 Glouster Trimble (9-2) at Newark Paul “Hoss” Starr Stadium at White Field

7 Portsmouth Sciotoville Community (9-2) vs. Hannibal River (7-4) at The Plains Athens R. Basil Rutter Field

Region 28

1 Convoy Crestview (10-1) vs. 4 Minster (7-4) at Lima Spartan Stadium

2 Sidney Lehman Catholic (10-1) vs. 3 Delphos St. John’s (7-4) at Harrod Allen East Goodwin Field

Miami East (9-1) from the CCC is the top-seeded team in the Division V Region 20 playoffs and will play host to eighth-seeded Reading (7-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Anna (7-3) from the MAC is the seventh-seeded team in the Division V Region 20 playoffs and will play at second-seeded Middletown Madison (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Marion Local (10-0) from the MAC is the top-seeded team in the Division VI Region 24 playoffs and will play host to seventh-seeded Fort Recovery (6-4) from the MAC at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Coldwater (7-3) from the MAC is the fourth-seeded team in the Division VI Region 24 playoffs and will play host to fifth-seeded Bethel (9-1) from the CCC at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Delphos St. John’s (6-4) from the MAC is the third-seeded team in the Division VII Region 28 playoffs and will play host to sixth-seeded DeGraff Riverside (6-4) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Minster (6-4) from the MAC is the fourth-seeded team in the Division VII Region 28 playoffs and will play host to fifth-seeded Fort Loramie (8-2) from the CCC at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Crestview’s Drew Kline runs the ball during an Ohio High School Athletic Association playoff football game against Ansonia on Friday in Convoy.
http://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/11/web1_Drew-Kline-WEB.jpgCrestview’s Drew Kline runs the ball during an Ohio High School Athletic Association playoff football game against Ansonia on Friday in Convoy. Chuck Runner | For The Daily Advocate

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@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.

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.