2 MAC football teams, 1 GWOC team reach OHSAA state semifinals


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmediamidwest.com



Versailles’ Derek Cavin tries to tackle Marion Local’s Nolan Habodasz during a Midwest Athletic Conference football game on Sept. 22 in Versailles.


Chuck Runner | For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – One Greater Western Ohio Conference team and two Midwest Athletic Conference teams remain alive as the Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs enter the state semifinals.

Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC won the Division III Region 12 championship on Friday by defeating Chaminade Julienne 44-14. The Rams will play Toledo Central Catholic at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Piqua Alexander Stadium for a spot in the Division III state championship game.

Marion Local beat its MAC rival Coldwater 33-0 in the Division VI Region 24 championship game on Friday. The Flyers, who haven’t given up a point in the playoffs, will play Liberty-Benton at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wapakoneta Harmon Field for a spot in the Division VI state championship game.

Minster beat fellow MAC member Delphos St. John’s 20-0 in the Division VII Region 28 championship game on Friday. The Wildcats will play Norwalk St. Paul at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lima Senior Spartan Stadium for a spot in the Division VII state championship game.

2017 OHSAA football state semifinal pairings

Pairings are shown with final AP state rank and current records.

Home team listed first. Pairings shown with current record and AP rank. All games played at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Division I

6 Mentor (12-1) vs. Powell Olentangy Liberty (11-2) at Mansfield Senior Arlin Field

10 Cin. Colerain (11-2) vs. 8 Pickerington Central (12-1) at Springfield Evans Stadium

Division II

1 Avon (13-0) vs. 5 Akron Archbishop Hoban (12-1) at Brunswick Auto Mart Stadium

Massillon Washington (10-3) vs. 2 Cin. Winton Woods (12-1) at Columbus St. Francis DeSales Alumni Stadium

Division III

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (10-3) vs. Dresden Tri-Valley (12-1) at Massillon Perry Stadium

8 Tol. Central Catholic (11-2) vs. 1 Trotwood-Madison (13-0) at Piqua Alexander Stadium

Division IV

1 Steubenville (13-0) vs. 5 Shelby (13-0) at Univ. of Akron Infocision Stadium-Summa Field

New Concord John Glenn (11-2) vs. 7 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (12-1) at Hilliard Darby Stadium

Division V

2 Canfield South Range (13-0) vs. 1 Pemberville Eastwood (13-0) at Strongsville Pat Catan Stadium

3 Wheelersburg (13-0) vs. Middletown Madison (11-2) at Chillicothe Herrnstein Field

Division VI

1 Maria Stein Marion Local (13-0) vs. 5 Findlay Liberty-Benton (12-1) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field

2 Kirtland (13-0) vs. 3 Nelsonville-York (13-0) at New Philadelphia Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium

Division VII

3 Danville (12-1) vs. 5 Cuyahoga Heights (11-1) at Orrville Red Rider Stadium, Heartland Field

1 Norwalk St. Paul (13-0) vs. Minster (9-4) at Lima Senior Spartan Stadium

Versailles’ Derek Cavin tries to tackle Marion Local’s Nolan Habodasz during a Midwest Athletic Conference football game on Sept. 22 in Versailles.
http://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/11/web1_Nolan-Habodasz-WEB.jpgVersailles’ Derek Cavin tries to tackle Marion Local’s Nolan Habodasz during a Midwest Athletic Conference football game on Sept. 22 in Versailles. Chuck Runner | For The Daily Advocate

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@aimmediamidwest.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.