Bradford football team enters OHSAA playoff picture


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@civitasmedia.com



Bradford quarterback Andy Branson passes during a football game against Dayton Jefferson on Friday in Bradford.

Bradford quarterback Andy Branson passes during a football game against Dayton Jefferson on Friday in Bradford.


Kyle Shaner|The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Bradford moved into the playoff picture while Versailles slipped again in the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s latest computer ratings release.

In the fourth weekly release of the 2015 season, Bradford moved into the top 12 of Division VII Region 26 for the first time this season. The Railroaders are No. 12 in their region after defeating Dayton Jefferson to improve to 3-4 on the season.

Despite beating Parkway and improving to 4-3 last week, Versailles fell from No. 11 to No. 12 in Division V Region 18. Versailles was No. 8 in its region in the first two releases of the season before falling to No. 11 last week and No. 12 this week.

The OHSAA 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.

Ansonia, Arcanum, Greenville and Mississinawa Valley are not ranked in the top 12 of their regions. Thus they are out of playoff position and were not included in this week’s OHSAA computer ratings release.

According to unofficial projections on http://joeeitel.com, none of Darke County’s six varsity football teams have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with three weeks remaining in the regular season. However, they all face uphill climbs to move into playoff position.

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

Region 1 – 1. Lakewood St. Edward (6-1) 24.8019, 2. Powell Olentangy Liberty (6-1) 18.6214, 3. Stow-Munroe Falls (7-0) 17.6, 4. Westerville Central (7-0) 16.8643, 5. Mentor (5-2) 16.2886, 6. Euclid (5-2) 15.7688, 7. Canton GlenOak (5-2) 15.5571, 8. Solon (5-2) 14.4683, 9. Canton McKinley (5-2) 14.3485, 10. Tol. Whitmer (5-2) 14.1571, 11. Lewis Center Olentangy (6-1) 13.4071, 12. Austintown-Fitch (5-2) 13.2357, 13. Tol. Start (6-1) 11.3878, 14. Findlay (5-2) 10.9571, 15. Berea-Midpark (5-2) 10.9071, 16. Elyria (4-3) 10.8, 17. Strongsville (4-3) 10.3714, 18. Brunswick (3-4) 8.8357, 19. Massillon Jackson (3-4) 8.5571, 20. Cle. St. Ignatius (4-2) 8.0606

Region 2 – 1. Cin. Colerain (6-1) 22.1714, 2. Lancaster (6-1) 20.7357, 3. Hilliard Davidson (6-1) 20.0714, 4. Gahanna Lincoln (6-1) 19.2041, 5. Cin. St. Xavier (5-2) 18.0286, 6. Huber Hts. Wayne (7-0) 17.6811, 7. Cin. Elder (5-2) 17.2929, 8. Mason (5-2) 17.0253, 9. Springboro (6-1) 16.8357, 10. Hilliard Darby (7-0) 15.6071, 11. Pickerington Central (5-2) 15.1286, 12. Fairfield (5-2) 14.6429, 13. Upper Arlington (5-2) 13.9592, 14. Beavercreek (6-1) 12.8492, 15. Grove City Central Crossing (4-3) 12.2374, 16. Cin. Archbishop Moeller (3-4) 11.3802, 17. Reynoldsburg (4-3) 10.4401, 18. Centerville (4-3) 10.1214, 19. West Chester Lakota West (4-3) 9.6929, 20. Hamilton (4-3) 8.4429

Division II (top 8 from all regions in Divisions II through VII will qualify for the playoffs)

Region 3 – 1. Aurora (6-1) 16.9714, 2. Mayfield (7-0) 15.9214, 3. Copley (7-0) 14.5857, 4. Madison (6-1) 13.5918, 5. Maple Hts. (6-1) 12.9798, 6. Warren G. Harding (5-2) 12.842, 7. Hudson (5-2) 12.4214, 8. Chardon (5-2) 12.2532, 9. Green (3-4) 11.1, 10. Macedonia Nordonia (4-3) 10.2786, 11. Brecksville-Broadview Hts. (6-1) 9.5857, 12. Painesville Riverside (4-3) 9.0642

Region 4 – 1. Grafton Midview (7-0) 21.3929, 2. Perrysburg (7-0) 19.65, 3. Avon (6-1) 15.7857, 4. Holland Springfield (6-1) 14.5286, 5. Cle. Glenville (6-1) 13.8925, 6. North Ridgeville (5-2) 13.0571, 7. Tol. St. John’s (6-1) 11.8143, 8. Medina Highland (4-3) 11.45, 9. Olmsted Falls (5-2) 10.05, 10. Sylvania Northview (3-4) 5.7714, 11. Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (3-4) 4.8286, 12. North Olmsted (4-3) 4.65

Region 5 – 1. Worthington Kilbourne (7-0) 16.45, 2. Wooster (6-1) 16.0143, 3. Pataskala Licking Hts. (6-1) 15.1602, 4. Massillon Perry (5-2) 14.4714, 5. Uniontown Lake (5-2) 14.4643, 6. Logan (6-1) 13.4643, 7. Boardman (4-3) 13.3485, 8. Cols. Walnut Ridge (4-3) 10.8857, 9. Dresden Tri-Valley (6-1) 10.4929, 10. Cols. Northland (5-2) 10.1531, 11. Massillon Washington (3-4) 8.6786, 12. Mount Vernon (5-2) 8.3857, 12. Mansfield Senior (5-2) 8.3857

Region 6 – 1. Cin. La Salle (6-1) 25.2571, 2. Cin. Turpin (7-0) 18.6071, 3. Kings Mills Kings (6-1) 16.0571, 4. Cin. Glen Este (6-1) 15.6984, 5. Trenton Edgewood (6-1) 15.2, 6. Lima Senior (6-1) 14.4643, 7. Vandalia Butler (5-2) 14.3, 8. Cin. Winton Woods (4-2) 13.3768, 9. Miamisburg (6-1) 12.4857, 10. Riverside Stebbins (6-1) 9.5418, 11. Ashville Teays Valley (5-2) 9.5, 12. Xenia (3-4) 7.0159

Division III

Region 7 – 1. Akron Archbishop Hoban (7-0) 21.5429, 2. Poland Seminary (7-0) 16.3571, 3. Akron St. Vincent-St Mary (6-1) 16.0286, 4. Medina Buckeye (7-0) 14.8214, 5. Chesterland West Geauga (6-1) 14.1169, 6. Louisville (6-1) 13.7643, 7. Akron Buchtel (5-2) 11.3355, 8. Ravenna (5-2) 11.25, 9. Painesville Harvey (5-2) 10.785, 10. New Philadelphia (5-2) 9.9357, 11. Mentor Lake Cath. (4-3) 9.6224, 12. Canfield (5-2) 9.6

Region 8 – 1. Cle. Benedictine (7-0) 19.8357, 2. Clyde (6-1) 15.8571, 3. Ashland (6-1) 14.8857, 4. Sandusky Perkins (6-1) 14.1643, 5. Bay Village Bay (6-1) 13.6071, 6. Rocky River (6-1) 12.8, 7. Tol. Central Cath. (5-2) 12.6429, 8. Bowling Green (6-1) 12.6286, 9. Cle. John Hay (6-1) 10.7571, 10. Lexington (5-2) 9.15, 11. Mansfield Madison Comp. (4-3) 9.1286, 12. Elida (4-3) 6.1571

Region 9 – 1. Jackson (6-1) 14.5786, 2. Zanesville (6-1) 13.9212, 3. Cols. Hamilton Township (5-2) 12.5143, 4. Cols. St. Francis DeSales (6-1) 12.2482, 5. Cols. Independence (6-1) 12.1929, 6. Bexley (6-1) 11.311, 7. Granville (4-3) 10.2518, 8. Thornville Sheridan (5-2) 8.9714, 9. Cols. Bishop Watterson (4-3) 8.6327, 10. Chillicothe (5-2) 8.5857, 11. Cols. Beechcroft (4-2) 8.4444, 12. Cols. Marion-Franklin (4-3) 7.6939

Region 10 – 1. Trotwood-Madison (5-2) 15.6786, 2. Wapakoneta (7-0) 14.6571, 3. Celina (5-2) 14.0357, 4. Tipp City Tippecanoe (6-1) 13.6571, 5. Cin. Mount Healthy (5-2) 11.0643, 6. St. Marys Memorial (5-2) 10.8571, 7. Goshen (6-1) 10.8469, 8. Franklin (5-2) 10.7429, 9. Day. Belmont (6-1) 10.7041, 10. New Richmond (5-2) 10.3304, 11. Piqua (4-3) 10.0643, 12. Wilmington (6-1) 8.95

Division IV

Region 11 – 1. Peninsula Woodridge (7-0) 14.7429, 2. Perry (6-0) 14.6944, 3. Mantua Crestwood (5-2) 12.8786, 4. Oberlin Firelands (6-1) 10.55, 5. Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (5-2) 10.1857, 6. Hubbard (5-2) 10.0714, 7. Cortland Lakeview (5-2) 10.0071, 8. Youngstown Ursuline (3-4) 8.75, 9. Pepper Pike Orange (5-2) 7.9214, 10. Beloit West Branch (5-2) 7.6143, 11. Streetsboro (4-3) 7.5143, 12. Mogadore Field (4-3) 7.3714

Region 12 – 1. Ottawa-Glandorf (6-1) 11.2786, 2. Plain City Jonathan Alder (6-1) 11.083, 3. Wauseon (6-1) 10.7857, 4. Springfield Kenton Ridge (6-1) 10.7294, 5. Port Clinton (6-1) 10.1786, 6. Cols. Bishop Hartley (3-3) 9.8889, 7. Napoleon (5-2) 8.9357, 8. Lewistown Indian Lake (5-2) 8.9143, 9. Caledonia River Valley (5-2) 8.5382, 10. London (5-2) 8.2653, 11. Bellevue (5-2) 8.1071, 12. Lima Bath (4-3) 7.8857

Region 13 – 1. Johnstown-Monroe (7-0) 20.0929, 2. Steubenville (7-0) 18.7027, 3. St. Clairsville (6-0) 16.5556, 4. Salem (7-0) 12.1571, 5. Newark Licking Valley (5-2) 10.7345, 6-tie. Carroll Bloom-Carroll (5-2) 9.7714, 6-tie. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (6-1) 9.7714, 8. Zanesville Maysville (6-1) 9.2929, 9. Byesville Meadowbrook (6-1) 8.5857, 10. Shelby (4-3) 7.0786, 11. Heath (3-4) 6.8903, 12. Wintersville Indian Creek (4-3) 6.4286

Region 14 – 1. Middletown Bishop Fenwick (7-0) 19.2929, 2. Cin. Indian Hill (7-0) 15.5974, 3. Kettering Archbishop Alter (6-1) 14.25, 4. Cin. Wyoming (6-1) 13.7092, 5. Hamilton Badin (5-2) 12.6241, 6. Circleville Logan Elm (6-1) 12.1143, 7. Reading (7-0) 11.6508, 8. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (6-1) 10.6786, 9. Cin. Taft (4-2) 9.3333, 10. Monroe (4-3) 9.1786, 11. Germantown Valley View (4-3) 8.75, 12. Cin. Mariemont (4-3) 7.9643

Division V

Region 15 – 1. Columbiana Crestview (6-1) 13.2929, 2. Magnolia Sandy Valley (6-1) 12.3, 3. Canton Central Cath. (5-2) 10.4571, 4. Leavittsburg LaBrae (6-1) 9.0929, 5. Canfield South Range (5-2) 8.7071, 6. Gates Mills Hawken (6-1) 8.6638, 7. Orwell Grand Valley (5-2) 8.3709, 8. Garrettsville Garfield (5-2) 6.55, 9. East Palestine (4-3) 6.3429, 10. Massillon Tuslaw (4-3) 5.7429, 11. Akron Manchester (3-4) 5.6286, 12. Warrensville Hts. (3-4) 5.4048

Region 16 – 1. Milan Edison (6-1) 13.3214, 2. Creston Norwayne (6-1) 12.3357, 3. Millbury Lake (7-0) 11.9571, 4. Swanton (7-0) 11.7429, 5. Doylestown Chippewa (6-1) 11.0143, 6. Rossford (5-2) 10.0643, 7. Apple Creek Waynedale (4-3) 9.85, 8. West Salem Northwestern (5-2) 8.8357, 9. Findlay Liberty-Benton (5-2) 8.3429, 10. Galion (4-2) 8.2222, 11. Elyria Cath. (4-3) 8.15, 12. Johnstown Northridge (4-3) 6.7128

Region 17 – 1. Chillicothe Zane Trace (7-0) 15.3714, 2. Wheelersburg (7-0) 13.7643, 3. Albany Alexander (6-1) 12.4571, 4. Cadiz Harrison Central (6-1) 11.6263, 5. Ironton Rock Hill (4-2) 10.3611, 6. West Lafayette Ridgewood (6-1) 9.9714, 7. Coshocton (5-2) 9.8932, 8. Bidwell River Valley (5-2) 7.6883, 9. Minford (4-3) 6.0929, 10. Oak Hill (3-4) 6.0368, 11. Wellston (4-3) 5.4286, 12. Martins Ferry (3-4) 5.1531

Region 18 – 1. Coldwater (7-0) 14.7929, 2. Brookville (7-0) 14.0429, 3. Cin. Hills Christian Acad. (6-1) 11.5752, 4. Jamestown Greeneview (5-2) 9.3, 5. West Milton Milton-Union (4-3) 7.9214, 6. Cin. Shroder (4-3) 7.7025, 7. Bethel-Tate (4-2) 7.4167, 8. Carlisle (4-3) 6.9857, 9. London Madison Plains (4-3) 6.7357, 10. Cin. Madeira (4-3) 6.5823, 11. Richwood North Union (4-3) 6.2571, 12. Versailles (4-3) 5.7071

Division VI

Region 19 – 1. Columbia Station Columbia (7-0) 13.8714, 2. Cuyahoga Hts. (7-0) 12.3143, 3. Lisbon David Anderson (7-0) 11.85, 4. Kirtland (6-1) 10.5071, 5. Smithville (5-2) 9.9071, 6. Columbiana (6-1) 9.4286, 7. Jeromesville Hillsdale (5-2) 9.3786, 8. Berlin Center Western Reserve (5-2) 8.7929, 9. McDonald (4-3) 8.3071, 10. Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (4-3) 6.4286, 11. New Middletown Springfield (3-4) 6.3643, 12. Brookfield (6-1) 6.2357

Region 20 – 1. Bucyrus Wynford (6-1) 12.5571, 2. Defiance Ayersville (7-0) 10.4357, 3. North Robinson Colonel Crawford (6-1) 10.0, 4. Defiance Tinora (6-1) 9.9315, 5. Gibsonburg (7-0) 9.0643, 6. Attica Seneca East (5-2) 9.0571, 7. Delta (4-3) 8.1857, 8. Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (5-2) 7.6143, 9. Liberty Center (4-3) 7.2071, 10. Columbus Grove (4-3) 6.2214, 11. Van Buren (4-3) 5.85, 12. Hamler Patrick Henry (3-4) 5.5317

Region 21 – 1. Lucasville Valley (7-0) 14.6357, 2. Bainbridge Paint Valley (6-1) 11.9714, 3. Grandview Hts. (6-1) 11.8997, 4. Beverly Fort Frye (7-0) 11.6357, 5. Chesapeake (6-1) 10.0188, 6. Hannibal River (6-1) 9.2347, 7. Cols. Bishop Ready (4-3) 9.1071, 8. Fredericktown (6-1) 8.6934, 9. Newark Cath. (5-2) 7.8016, 10. Barnesville (5-2) 7.0664, 11. Cardington-Lincoln (5-2) 6.6571, 12. Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant (3-4) 6.0071

Region 22 – 1. Cin. Country Day (7-0) 11.0447, 2. Maria Stein Marion Local (6-1) 11.0204, 3. Mechanicsburg (7-0) 10.9786, 4. Spencerville (7-0) 10.8643, 5. West Liberty-Salem (5-2) 10.7143, 6. Delphos Jefferson (6-1) 9.1143, 7. St. Henry (5-2) 8.4, 8. Williamsburg (5-2) 7.772, 9. Miamisburg Day. Christian (5-1) 6.4884, 10. Harrod Allen East (5-2) 6.4357, 11. Lewisburg Tri-County North (5-2) 6.4307, 12. Fayetteville-Perry (4-2) 6.0955

Division VII

Region 23 – 1. Warren John F. Kennedy (6-1) 11.6286, 2. Mogadore (6-1) 10.4646, 3. Monroeville (6-1) 7.3929, 4. Toronto (6-1) 7.2633, 5. Norwalk St. Paul (6-1) 7.0143, 6. Vienna Mathews (4-2) 6.7697, 7. North Jackson Jackson-Milton (5-2) 6.0214, 8. Sandusky St. Mary Central Cath. (4-3) 5.4714, 9. Malvern (4-3) 5.3429, 10. Windham (5-2) 4.7429, 11. Wellsville (3-4) 4.4714, 12. East Canton (2-5) 4.1313

Region 24 – 1. Lucas (7-0) 8.9898, 2. McComb (6-1) 8.6643, 3. Hicksville (5-2) 6.9062, 4. West Unity Hilltop (6-1) 6.6929, 5. New Washington Buckeye Central (5-2) 5.3857, 6. Arlington (4-3) 5.2857, 7. Convoy Crestview (3-4) 5.2143, 8. Tiffin Calvert (3-4) 4.0929, 9. Kansas Lakota (3-4) 3.7136, 10. Leipsic (2-5) 3.65, 11. Rawson Cory-Rawson (3-4) 3.4, 12. North Baltimore (4-3) 2.9143

Region 25 – 1. Glouster Trimble (6-1) 10.7, 2. Danville (7-0) 9.2929, 3. Caldwell (7-0) 8.9786, 4. Belpre (5-2) 7.4, 5. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep. (5-2) 6.8506, 6. Portsmouth Sciotoville (5-2) 6.5909, 7. Corning Miller (5-2) 6.0714, 8. Lancaster Fisher Cath. (5-2) 4.7345, 10-tie. Waterford (3-4) 3.95, 10-tie. Racine Southern (3-4) 3.95, 12. Portsmouth Notre Dame (4-3) 3.4646

Region 26 – 1. Covington (6-1) 10.5079, 2. Minster (5-2) 9.4929, 3. Ada (5-2) 8.3643, 4. DeGraff Riverside (6-1) 7.6714, 5. Fort Recovery (6-1) 7.2643, 6. Sidney Lehman Cath. (4-3) 6.9143, 7. Cin. Miami Valley Christian Acad. (5-1) 6.8826, 8. McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley (4-3) 5.3, 9. Troy Christian (4-2) 4.9444, 10. Fort Loramie (3-4) 3.25, 11. Springfield Cath. Central (3-4) 3.1999, 12. Bradford (3-4) 3.0789

Bradford quarterback Andy Branson passes during a football game against Dayton Jefferson on Friday in Bradford.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/10/web1_Andy-Branson-web.jpgBradford quarterback Andy Branson passes during a football game against Dayton Jefferson on Friday in Bradford. Kyle Shaner|The Daily Advocate

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@civitasmedia.com

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