Bradford, Versailles football teams remain in OHSAA playoff hunt

COLUMBUS – With one week left in the regular season, the Bradford and Versailles football teams remain in playoff contention although they both face major obstacles to qualify for the postseason.

For a third consecutive week Bradford is ranked No. 12 in the Division VII Region 26 Ohio High School Athletic Association computer ratings release. To make the playoffs, Bradford would have to climb into the top eight in the region.

According to unofficial projections on joeeitel.com, to have a shot at making the playoffs for the first time since 2012 Bradford (4-5) would have to beat undefeated Danville (9-0) on Saturday. The Blue Devils, who are ranked No.1 in the state by the Associated Press, have given up just 32 points in nine games this season and have posted shutouts in six of the past seven weeks.

Bradford would be helped by Ada (5-4) losing to Allen East (6-3), Fort Loramie (5-4) losing to Perry (2-7), Upper Scioto Valley (5-4) losing to Ridgemont (3-6), Catholic Central (4-5) losing to West Liberty-Salem (7-2) and New Miami (4-5) losing to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (8-1).

Bradford also would be helped by Jefferson (3-6) beating Miami Valley Christian Academy (7-1).

Minster, Covington, Fort Recovery and Riverside already have clinched playoff spots in Region 26, according to joeeitel.com. Additionally, Bradford cannot overtake Miami Valley Christian Academy or Lehman Catholic, according to joeeitel.com, leaving two playoff spots in play for the Railroaders.

The Versailles football team is ranked No. 15 in the OHSAA’s Division V Region 18 computer ratings. Like Bradford, Versailles would have to move into the top eight of the region to qualify for the playoffs.

Last year Versailles was ranked 12th in the computer ratings entering the final week of the regular season and beat Fort Recovery to move up to seventh in its region and qualify for the playoffs. The Tigers won their first-round tournament game last year before losing to eventual state champion Minster in the regional semifinals.

This year the task of moving into playoff position is even more daunting for Versailles.

Versailles’ (4-5) playoff hopes start with a victory against Fort Recovery (7-2).

Versailles then would be helped by Shroder (5-4) losing to Thurgood Marshall (4-5), Carlisle (5-4) losing to Dixie (1-8), Bethel-Tate (5-3) losing to Blanchester (3-6), Aiken (6-3) losing to Little Miami (1-8), North Union (4-5) losing to Buckeye Valley (5-4), Madison Plains (4-5) losing to West Jefferson (3-6), Clark Montessori (4-5) losing to Cincinnati Christian (0-6), Northwestern (5-4) losing to Greenon (0-9), Madeira (4-5) losing to Mariemont (5-4), Northridge (4-5) losing to Madison (6-3) and Preble Shawnee (3-6) losing to Monroe (5-4).

Versailles also would be helped by Celina (6-3) beating Kenton (2-7), Delphos St. John’s (1-8) beating Marion Local (8-1), New Bremen (1-8) beating Coldwater (9-0) and Parkway (2-7) beating Minster (7-2).

According to joeeitel.com, Brookville, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Coldwater and Milton-Union already have secured playoff spots in Region 18. Versailles also cannot overtake Greeneview, according to joeeitel.com, leaving three playoff spots in play for the Tigers.

Ansonia, Arcanum, Greenville and Mississinawa Valley all have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, according to joeeitel.com.

The OHSAA’s computer points will be used to determine which football teams make the postseason following the conclusion of the regular season. Log on to the football page at OHSAA.org for an explanation of how the ratings are calculated.

In the OHSAA system, Division I is split in two regions with 16 teams from both regions qualifying for the playoffs. Divisions II through VII are split into four regions each with the top eight teams in each region making the playoffs.

OHSAA football computer ratings

Division I (top 16 from both Division I regions will qualify for the playoffs)

Region 1 – 1. Lakewood St. Edward (8-1) 34.8949, 2. Westerville Central (9-0) 28.0778, 3. Stow-Munroe Falls (9-0) 24.9556, 4. Euclid (7-2) 24.8889, 5. Mentor (7-2) 24.4949, 6. Lewis Center Olentangy (8-1) 23.75, 7. Canton GlenOak (7-2) 23.5278, 8. Powell Olentangy Liberty (6-3) 22.3333, 9. Tol. Whitmer (7-2) 21.9778, 10. Solon (7-2) 21.8557, 11. Canton McKinley (6-3) 18.6616, 12. Tol. Start (8-1) 17.8617, 13. Austintown-Fitch (6-3) 16.6818, 14. Berea-Midpark (6-3) 16.1056, 15. Elyria (5-4) 13.8444, 16. Massillon Jackson (4-5) 12.55, 17. Lorain (5-4) 12.3167, 18. Strongsville (4-5) 12.0278, 19. Cleveland Heights (3-5) 11.5764, 20. Cle. St. Ignatius (5-3) 11.375

Region 2 – 1. Cin. Colerain (8-1) 32.6278, 2. Hilliard Davidson (8-1) 30.4778, 3. Lancaster (7-2) 27.3833, 4. Huber Hts. Wayne (9-0) 26.8889, 5. Gahanna Lincoln (7-2) 24.1197, 6. Upper Arlington (7-2) 23.2653, 7. Mason (7-2) 23.2273, 8. Cin. Elder (6-3) 22.2595, 9. Pickerington Central (7-2) 21.7333, 10. Cin. St. Xavier (5-4) 21.3944, 11. Fairfield (7-2) 20.6, 12. Hilliard Darby (8-1) 20.5611, 13. Springboro (7-2) 20.2323, 14. West Chester Lakota West (6-3) 17.9278, 15. Centerville (6-3) 17.8722, 16. Reynoldsburg (6-3) 17.3535, 17. Grove City Central Crossing (6-3) 17.0455, 18. Cin. Archbishop Moeller (4-5) 16.5533, 19. Beavercreek (6-3) 15.6616, 20. Dublin Coffman (6-3) 15.3778

Division II (top eight from all regions in Divisions II through VII will qualify for the playoffs)

Region 3 – 1. Aurora (8-1) 26.0111, 2. Madison (8-1) 23.5941, 3. Mayfield (8-1) 21.8889, 4. Copley (8-1) 19.0667, 5. Chardon (7-2) 18.3384, 6. Hudson (7-2) 17.1889, 7. Maple Hts. (7-2) 16.1212, 8. Macedonia Nordonia (6-3) 15.6056, 9. Warren G. Harding (6-3) 15.4331, 10. Green (3-6) 12.7944, 11. Brecksville-Broadview Hts. (7-2) 11.6278, 12. Bedford (5-4) 11.3485

Region 4 – 1. Perrysburg (9-0) 28.6889, 2. Grafton Midview (9-0) 27.5167, 3. Avon (8-1) 22.1, 4. Holland Springfield (8-1) 21.8556, 5. Cle. Glenville (8-1) 20.3939, 6. Medina Highland (6-3) 18.75, 7. North Ridgeville (7-2) 16.5778, 8. Olmsted Falls (6-3) 12.7667, 9. Tol. St. John’s (6-3) 12.4056, 10. North Olmsted (5-4) 8.8889, 11. Sylvania Northview (4-5) 7.5611, 12. Fremont Ross (4-5) 7.4111

Region 5 – 1. Massillon Perry (7-2) 23.3611, 2. Worthington Kilbourne (8-1) 21.0333, 3. Uniontown Lake (6-3) 20.5278, 4. Pataskala Licking Hts. (8-1) 20.3016, 5. Boardman (5-4) 19.9596, 6. Dresden Tri-Valley (8-1) 18.6889, 7. Wooster (7-2) 18.5778, 8. Mansfield Senior (7-2) 16.5722, 9. Logan (7-2) 16.2833, 10. Massillon Washington (4-5) 14.8232, 11. Cols. Walnut Ridge (6-3) 14.4646, 12. Cols. Northland (6-3) 13.5646

Region 6 – 1. Cin. La Salle (8-1) 35.4, 2. Kings Mills Kings (8-1) 25.8, 3. Cin. Turpin (8-1) 24.7278, 4. Miamisburg (8-1) 21.8, 5. Lima Senior (8-1) 21.7389, 6. Vandalia Butler (7-2) 20.0889, 7. Cin. Winton Woods (5-3) 19.9739, 8. Cin. Glen Este (7-2) 18.9091, 9. Ashville Teays Valley (7-2) 17.1833, 10. Trenton Edgewood (7-2) 17.0111, 11. Riverside Stebbins (7-2) 14.0657, 12. Harrison (6-3) 13.8278

Division III

Region 7 – 1. Akron Archbishop Hoban (9-0) 30.5556, 2. Poland Seminary (9-0) 24.6278, 3. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (8-1) 24.1111, 4. Louisville (8-1) 23.0333, 5. Medina Buckeye (9-0) 21.9056, 6. Chesterland West Geauga (8-1) 20.6315, 7. Akron Buchtel (7-2) 17.4394, 8. New Philadelphia (7-2) 17.0111, 9. Canfield (7-2) 15.8889, 10. Painesville Harvey (6-3) 13.6414, 11. Ravenna (6-3) 12.5722, 12. Mentor Lake Cath. (5-4) 12.5454

Region 8 – 1. Cle. Benedictine (9-0) 29.4798, 2. Tol. Central Cath. (7-2) 23.7109, 3. Clyde (8-1) 22.2, 4. Sandusky Perkins (8-1) 21.5444, 5. Ashland (8-1) 21.1833, 6. Bay Village Bay (8-1) 20.8111, 7. Rocky River (8-1) 19.7722, 8. Bowling Green (7-2) 16.2611, 9. Cle. John Hay (8-1) 15.2833, 10. Elida (6-3) 12.3833, 11. Mansfield Madison Comp. (5-4) 11.6278, 12. Hunting Valley University School (6-3) 11.0521

Region 9 – 1. Cols. Hamilton Township (7-2) 20.7677, 2. Cols. St. Francis DeSales (8-1) 19.6827, 3. Zanesville (8-1) 19.2535, 4. Jackson (8-1) 19.1611, 5. Bexley (8-1) 19.0, 6. Cols. Marion-Franklin (6-3) 15.3968, 7. Cols. Eastmoor Acad. (6-3) 14.6889, 8. Cols. Beechcroft (6-2) 14.2399, 9. Chillicothe (6-3) 12.75, 10. Cols. Independence (6-3) 12.6111, 11. Thornville Sheridan (6-3) 12.5222, 12. Granville (4-5) 12.1263

Region 10 – 1. Wapakoneta (9-0) 24.0833, 2. Tipp City Tippecanoe (8-1) 23.0722, 3. Trotwood-Madison (6-3) 20.4056, 4. New Richmond (7-2) 18.9, 5. Celina (6-3) 16.4056, 6. Cin. Mount Healthy (6-3) 16.1944, 7. Goshen (7-2) 14.6587, 8. Dayton Belmont (7-1) 14.6322, 9. St. Marys Memorial (6-3) 14.3611, 10. Piqua (5-4) 14.2111, 11. Wilmington (7-2) 12.4111, 12. Cin. Woodward (5-3) 12.0553

Division IV

Region 11 – 1. Peninsula Woodridge (9-0) 22.3222, 2. Perry (7-1) 20.4653, 3. Mantua Crestwood (7-2) 19.9222, 4. Youngstown Ursuline (5-4) 16.381, 5. Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (6-3) 15.6611, 6. Streetsboro (6-3) 14.0833, 7. Oberlin Firelands (7-2) 13.8111, 8. Beloit West Branch (7-2) 13.3056, 9. Cortland Lakeview (6-3) 12.8611, 10. Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (4-4) 12.8378, 11. Jefferson Area (6-3) 11.9278, 12. Mogadore Field (6-3) 11.6111

Region 12 – 1. Plain City Jonathan Alder (8-1) 19.0808, 2. Cols. Bishop Hartley (5-3) 17.7507, 3. Wauseon (8-1) 17.6263, 4. Springfield Kenton Ridge (7-2) 14.8485, 5. Bellevue (7-2) 13.45, 6. Ottawa-Glandorf (6-3) 12.8444, 7. Lewistown Indian Lake (7-2) 12.5455, 8. Napoleon (6-3) 12.0611, 9. Caledonia River Valley (6-3) 11.702, 10. Port Clinton (6-3) 11.3056, 11. Lima Bath (6-3) 11.1833, 12. Marengo Highland (5-4) 9.2222

Region 13 – 1. Steubenville (8-0) 29.2955, 2. Johnstown-Monroe (9-0) 27.3283, 3. St. Clairsville (8-0) 23.7886, 4. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (8-1) 15.1667, 5. Newark Licking Valley (6-3) 14.9192, 6. Salem (8-1) 14.1889, 7. Wintersville Indian Creek (6-3) 13.2778, 8. Byesville Meadowbrook (8-1) 11.8889, 9. Carroll Bloom-Carroll (5-4) 11.8778, 10. Zanesville Maysville (7-2) 11.5778, 11. Heath (5-4) 10.7834, 12. Shelby (5-4) 9.4333

Region 14 – 1. Middletown Bishop Fenwick (9-0) 25.2056, 2. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (8-1) 21.7667, 3. Cin. Indian Hill (9-0) 21.0606, 4. Kettering Archbishop Alter (8-1) 20.9222, 5. Reading (9-0) 18.899, 6. Hamilton Badin (7-2) 16.7222, 7. Cin. Wyoming (7-2) 16.6349, 8. Cin. Taft (6-2) 16.375, 9. Monroe (5-4) 13.6389, 10. Day. Oakwood (5-4) 13.5333, 11. Circleville Logan Elm (6-3) 12.9778, 12. Middletown Madison (6-3) 11.3111

Division V

Region 15 – 1. Columbiana Crestview (8-1) 19.8278, 2. Magnolia Sandy Valley (8-1) 17.0056, 3. Canton Central Cath. (6-3) 15.1333, 4. Orwell Grand Valley (7-2) 14.9628, 5. Gates Mills Hawken (8-1) 13.3139, 6. Burton Berkshire (5-4) 10.7722, 7. Leavittsburg LaBrae (7-2) 10.4889, 8. East Palestine (6-3) 10.3056, 9. Canfield South Range (6-3) 9.9667, 10. Akron Manchester (4-5) 9.55, 11. Garrettsville Garfield (6-3) 9.1088, 12. Massillon Tuslaw (5-4) 9.1056

Region 16 – 1. Creston Norwayne (8-1) 19.2889, 2. Milan Edison (8-1) 19.0889, 3. Millbury Lake (9-0) 18.6889, 4. Swanton (8-1) 15.0167, 5-tie. Doylestown Chippewa (7-2) 14.3833, 5-tie. Apple Creek Waynedale (6-3) 14.3833, 7. Rossford (7-2) 13.2444, 8. Galion (6-2) 12.2847, 9. Findlay Liberty-Benton (6-3) 10.7944, 10. Elyria Cath. (5-4) 9.35, 11. West Salem Northwestern (5-4) 8.9056, 12. Archbold (4-5) 8.1889

Region 17 – 1. Wheelersburg (9-0) 22.1364, 2. Chillicothe Zane Trace (9-0) 20.2, 3. Albany Alexander (8-1) 17.9889, 4. West Lafayette Ridgewood (8-1) 14.7556, 5. Cadiz Harrison Central (7-2) 14.0275, 6. Ironton Rock Hill (5-3) 13.1389, 7. Bidwell River Valley (7-2) 12.6061, 8. Coshocton (6-3) 11.404, 9. Ironton (5-4) 11.3788, 10. Oak Hill (5-4) 10.8434, 11. McDermott Northwest (6-3) 8.0057, 12. Portsmouth West (4-5) 7.8586

Region 18 – 1. Brookville (9-0) 21.1778, 2. Cin. Hills Christian Acad. (8-1) 20.5378, 3. Coldwater (9-0) 20.1611, 4. West Milton Milton-Union (6-3) 13.9944, 5. Jamestown Greeneview (6-3) 11.6222, 6. Cin. Shroder (5-4) 9.3507, 7. Carlisle (5-4) 9.0278, 8. Bethel-Tate (5-3) 8.8403, 9. Cin. Aiken (6-3) 8.8194, 10. Richwood North Union (4-5) 7.4394, 11. London Madison Plains (4-5) 6.9778, 12. Cin. Clark Montessori (4-5) 6.8197

Division VI

Region 19 – 1. Columbia Station Columbia (9-0) 18.5111, 2. Kirtland (8-1) 17.2833, 3. Columbiana (8-1) 16.4, 4. Smithville (7-2) 15.0056, 5. Lisbon David Anderson (8-1) 13.85, 6. Cuyahoga Hts. (7-2) 13.8278, 7. Berlin Center Western Reserve (7-2) 13.4389, 8. McDonald (6-3) 12.0667, 9. Brookfield (8-1) 11.9389, 10. Jeromesville Hillsdale (5-4) 11.4778, 11. Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (6-3) 10.1444, 12. Rittman (5-4) 8.3667

Region 20 – 1. Bucyrus Wynford (8-1) 19.3056, 2. Defiance Tinora (7-1) 16.1777, 3. North Robinson Colonel Crawford (8-1) 15.9167, 4. Gibsonburg (9-0) 13.6222, 5. Attica Seneca East (7-2) 13.3056, 6. Defiance Ayersville (8-1) 12.9798, 7. Delta (6-3) 12.1263, 8. Van Buren (6-3) 11.5, 9. Liberty Center (5-4) 10.8182, 10. Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (6-3) 10.35, 11. Hamler Patrick Henry (5-4) 9.2475, 12. Columbus Grove (5-4) 8.5611

Region 21 – 1. Beverly Fort Frye (9-0) 19.7222, 2. Lucasville Valley (7-1) 17.8056, 3. Bainbridge Paint Valley (8-1) 17.4222, 4. Grandview Hts. (8-1) 15.4192, 5. Cols. Bishop Ready (6-3) 14.229, 6. Hannibal River (8-1) 14.1541, 7. Chesapeake (7-2) 13.3485, 8. Newark Cath. (7-2) 13.2029, 9. Fredericktown (7-2) 10.8535, 10. Cardington-Lincoln (7-2) 10.1722, 11. Woodsfield Monroe Central (5-4) 10.0111, 12. Steubenville Cath. Central (5-4) 9.9306

Region 22 – 1. Maria Stein Marion Local (8-1) 17.816, 2. Mechanicsburg (9-0) 17.2056, 3. Spencerville (9-0) 15.8833, 4. West Liberty-Salem (7-2) 15.1833, 5. Cin. Country Day (8-1) 14.7424, 6. Delphos Jefferson (8-1) 14.4167, 7. Williamsburg (7-2) 14.0355, 8. Casstown Miami East (7-2) 11.8838, 9. Bluffton (6-3) 11.05, 10. Lewisburg Tri-County North (6-3) 10.3788, 11. Fayetteville-Perry (6-2) 10.0795, 12. Harrod Allen East (6-3) 9.7111

Division VII

Region 23 – 1. Warren John F. Kennedy (8-1) 16.2389, 2. Mogadore (8-1) 16.1474, 3. Norwalk St. Paul (8-1) 11.8778, 4. Toronto (8-1) 10.1465, 5. Vienna Mathews (5-2) 8.7068, 6. Monroeville (6-3) 8.1944, 7. Sandusky St. Mary Central Cath. (5-4) 7.7056, 8. North Jackson Jackson-Milton (6-3) 7.2879, 9. Windham (6-3) 7.0278, 10. Wellsville (4-5) 6.0667, 11. Malvern (4-5) 5.5667, 12. East Canton (3-6) 5.4091

Region 24 – 1. McComb (8-1) 14.7278, 2. Hicksville (7-2) 13.3571, 3. Lucas (8-1) 11.4583, 4. West Unity Hilltop (6-3) 7.1444, 5. Leipsic (4-5) 6.5056, 6. Convoy Crestview (3-6) 5.9333, 7. Tiffin Calvert (4-5) 5.9167, 8. Arlington (4-5) 5.8278, 9. New Washington Buckeye Central (5-4) 5.8167, 10. Pandora-Gilboa (5-4) 5.7, 11. Lakeside Danbury (3-6) 4.8722, 12. Kansas Lakota (4-5) 4.5017

Region 25 – 1. Danville (9-0) 15.6056, 2. Glouster Trimble (7-2) 13.9222, 3. Caldwell (8-1) 12.3556, 4. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep. (7-2) 10.399, 5. Belpre (7-2) 10.1465, 6. Willow Wood Symmes Valley (6-3) 8.5204, 7. Portsmouth Sciotoville (5-4) 7.8628, 8. Corning Miller (6-3) 7.4864, 9. Lancaster Fisher Catholic (6-3) 7.197, 10. Crown City South Gallia (5-4) 6.4944, 11. Shadyside (3-6) 6.2222, 12. Waterford (5-4) 6.1444

Region 26 – 1. Minster (7-2) 14.5, 2. Covington (7-2) 13.9091, 3. Fort Recovery (7-2) 11.1944, 4. DeGraff Riverside (8-1) 10.5667, 5. Cin. Miami Valley Christian Acad. (7-1) 9.0697, 6. Sidney Lehman Cath. (5-4) 8.9111, 7. Ada (5-4) 8.5611, 8. Fort Loramie (5-4) 8.0444, 9. McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley (5-4) 7.3944, 10. Troy Christian (4-4) 5.2083, 11. Springfield Cath. Central (4-5) 4.2525, 12. Bradford (4-5) 4.0287

Bradford’s Drew Patty sacks Manchester’s quarterback during a football game on Oct. 16 in Manchester.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/10/web1_Drew-Patty-web1.jpgBradford’s Drew Patty sacks Manchester’s quarterback during a football game on Oct. 16 in Manchester. Kyle Shaner|The Daily Advocate

Versailles’ Tanner Bey returns a kickoff during a football game against Parkway on Oct. 9 in Rockford.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/10/web1_Tanner-Bey-web1.jpgVersailles’ Tanner Bey returns a kickoff during a football game against Parkway on Oct. 9 in Rockford. Chuck Runner|For The Daily Advocate

By Kyle Shaner

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