GWOC, MAC teams continue in OHSAA football playoffs


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



A group of Versailles defenders tackle a Minster ball carrier during a football game on Sept. 25 in Versailles. Minster is one of four Midwest Athletic Conference football teams still remaining in the Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs. Three Greater Western Ohio Conference teams also remain in the playoffs.

A group of Versailles defenders tackle a Minster ball carrier during a football game on Sept. 25 in Versailles. Minster is one of four Midwest Athletic Conference football teams still remaining in the Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs. Three Greater Western Ohio Conference teams also remain in the playoffs.


Chuck Runner|For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Three Greater Western Ohio Conference football teams and four Midwest Athletic Conference football teams will continue their journeys in the playoffs this week.

Half of the GWOC’s teams won their first-round games in the Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs while all four of the MAC’s teams won their first-round games. Both of the Cross County Conference’s playoff qualifiers lost in first-round action.

GWOC members Wayne and Springboro will meet in the second round of the tournament at 7 p.m. Saturday at Centerville. Competing in Division I Region 2, third seeded Wayne beat 14th seeded Reynoldsburg 56-14 in the first round of the tournament while 11th seeded Springboro upset sixth seeded Mason 42-21.

GWOC member Trotwood-Madison, the third seed in its region, began the Division III Region 10 playoffs with a regional quarterfinal win against sixth seeded Celina 44-14. Trotwood-Madison now advances to play second seeded Tippecanoe, a future GWOC member and the second seed in Region 10, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wayne. Tipp began the playoffs with a 37-12 victory against seventh seeded Piqua from the GWOC.

MAC member Coldwater, the third seed in Division V Region 18, started out the postseason with a 42-0 win against sixth seeded Bethel-Tate. Coldwater now advances to play second seeded Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Piqua. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat seventh seeded Richwood North Union 49-27 in the first round of the playoffs.

MAC member Marion Local, the top seeded team in Division VI Region 22, beat CCC member Miami East 48-23 in the first round of the playoffs. Marion Local now advances to play fifth seeded West-Liberty Salem at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wapakoneta in the regional semifinals. West Liberty-Salem beat fourth seeded Cincinnati Country Day 21-7 to start tournament play.

MAC member Minster, the top seeded team in Division VII Region 26, beat eighth seeded Fort Loramie 37-7 in the regional quarterfinals. Minster now advances to play fourth seeded DeGraff Riverside at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sidney in the second round of the playoffs. Riverside beat fifth seeded Ada 32-7 last week.

MAC member Fort Recovery, the third seed in Division VII Region 26, started the playoffs with a 62-34 win against Cincinnati Miami Valley Christian Academy. Fort Recovery will play seventh seeded Lehman Catholic in the second round of the playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lima Senior. Lehman beat the region’s second seed, CCC member Covington, 20-16 in the first round of the playoffs.

GWOC member Miamisburg, the fourth seed in Division II Region 6, lost 44-42 in overtime to fifth seeded Lima Senior in the opening round of the playoffs.

GWOC member Vandalia-Butler, the eighth seed in Division II Region 6, lost its opening round tournament game to top seeded Cincinnati La Salle 52-14.

For more information on the OHSAA playoffs, visit the organization’s website at ohsaa.org.

2015 OHSAA football playoffs – second round pairings

Division I – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday

Home Team listed first.

Region 1

1 Lakewood St. Edward (10-1) vs. 8 Mentor (8-3) at Parma Byers Field

4 Westerville Central (10-1) vs. 5 Euclid (9-2) at Mansfield Arlin Field

2 Stow-Munroe Falls (11-0) vs. 7 Solon (9-2) at University of Akron InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field

3 Lewis Center Olentangy (10-1) vs. 6 Toledo Whitmer (9-2) at Tiffin Columbian Frost-Kalnow Stadium

Region 2

1 Cincinnati Colerain (10-1) vs. 9 Cincinnati St. Xavier (7-4) at Mason Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium

13 Hilliard Darby (9-2) vs. 5 Cincinnati Elder (8-3) at Dayton Welcome Stadium

2 Hilliard Davidson (10-1) vs. 10 Upper Arlington (8-3) at Hilliard Bradley Athletic Complex

3 Huber Heights Wayne (11-0) vs. 11 Springboro (9-2) at Centerville Stadium

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

Home Team listed first.

Region 3

8 Macedonia Nordonia (8-3) vs. 5 Hudson (9-2) at Bedford Bearcat Stadium

7 Warren G. Harding (8-3) vs. 3 Mayfield (10-1) at Solon Stewart Field

Region 4

1 Grafton Midview (11-0) vs. 4 Cleveland Glenville (10-1) at Avon Lake Memorial Stadium

2 Perrysburg (11-0) vs. 3 Avon (10-1) at Sandusky Perkins Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium

Region 5

1 Massillon Perry (9-2) vs. 5 Dresden Tri-Valley (10-1) at Dover Crater Stadium

2 Pataskala Licking Heights (10-1) vs. 3 Worthington Kilbourne (10-1) vs. New Albany Veterans Field

Region 6

1 Cincinnati La Salle (9-2) vs. 5 Lima Senior (9-2) at Kettering Fairmont Roush Stadium

2 Kings Mills Kings (10-1) vs. 3 Cincinnati Turpin (10-1) at West Chester Lakota West Firebird Field

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

Home Team listed first.

Region 7

1 Akron Archbishop Hoban (10-1) vs. 5 Louisville (10-1) at Uniontown Green Memorial Stadium

2 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (10-1) vs. 6 Chesterland West Geauga (10-1) at Ravenna Portage Community Bank Stadium

Region 8

1 Cleveland Benedictine (11-0) vs. 5 Bay Village Bay (10-1) at First Federal Lakewood Stadium

2 Toledo Central Catholic (9-2) vs. 3 Clyde (10-1) at Millbury Lake Community Stadium

Region 9

8 Columbus Bishop Watterson (6-4) vs. 4 Jackson (10-1) at Chillicothe Herrnstein Field

2 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (10-1) vs. 3 Zanesville (10-1) at Newark White Field

Region 10

1 Wapakoneta (11-0) vs. 4 Cincinnati Mt. Healthy (8-3) at Clayton Northmont Good Samaritan Stadium, Matt Dudon Memorial Field

2 Tipp City Tippecanoe (10-1) vs. 3 Trotwood-Madison (8-3) at Huber Heights Wayne Good Samaritan Athletic Field at Heidkamp Stadium

Division IV – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday

Home Team listed first.

Region 11

1 Peninsula Woodridge (11-0) vs. 5 Youngstown Ursuline (6-5) at Hudson Memorial Stadium – Murdough Field

7 Parma Heights Holy Name (8-3) vs. 3 Mantua Crestwood (9-2) at Macedonia Nordonia Boliantz Stadium

Region 12

1 Columbus Bishop Hartley (7-3) vs. 5 Ottawa-Glandforf (8-3) at Bellefontaine AcuSport Stadium

7 Bellevue (9-2) vs. 6 Springfield Kenton Ridge (8-3) at Findlay Donnell Stadium

Region 13

1 Steubenville (10-0) vs. 5 Salem (10-1) at Minerva Dr. Robert H. Hines Stadium

2 Johnstown-Monroe (11-0) vs. 3 St. Clairsville (9-1) at Zanesville Sulsberger Stadium

Region 14

1 Middletown Bishop Fenwick (11-0) vs. 4 Kettering Archbishop Alter (10-1) at West Carrollton DOC Stadium

2 Cincinnati Indian Hill (11-0) vs. 3 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (10-1) at Mancuso Field at Cincinnati Princeton Stadium

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

Home Team listed first.

Region 15

1 Columbiana Crestview (9-2) vs. 5 Leavittsburg LaBrae (9-2) at Boardman New Spartan Stadium

2 Magnolia Sandy Valley (10-1) vs. 3 Canton Central Catholic (8-3) at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

Region 16

1 Milan Edison (10-1) vs. 4 Swanton (10-1) at Tiffin Columbian Frost-Kalnow Stadium

7 Rossford (9-2) vs. 6 Doylestown Chippewa (9-2) at Kalahari Field at Huron Memorial Stadium

Region 17

1 Wheelersburg (11-0) vs. 4 West Lafayette Ridgewood (10-1) at Logan Chieftain Stadium

2 Chillicothe Zane Trace (11-0) vs. 3 Albany Alexander (10-1) at Waverly Raidiger Field

Region 18

1 Brookville (11-0) vs. 5 Jamestown Greeneview (8-3) at Xenia Doug Adams Stadium

2 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (10-1) vs. 3 Coldwater (11-0) at Piqua Alexander Stadium, Purk Field

Division VI – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday

Home Team listed first.

Region 19

1 Kirtland (10-1) vs. 5 Brookfield (10-1) at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium

7 Smithville (8-3) vs. 6 Cuyahoga Heights (9-2) at Medina Highland Stadium – North Gateway Tire Field

Region 20

8 Delta (7-4) vs. 5 Van Buren (8-3) at Holland Springfield Community Stadium

2 Defiance Tinora (9-1) vs. 3 North Robinson Colonel Crawford (10-1) at Lima Spartan Stadium

Region 21

8 Fredericktown (9-2) vs. 4 Bainbridge Paint Valley (10-1) at Hamilton Township Alumni Stadium

2 Lucasville Valley (9-1) vs. 3 Grandview Heights (10-1) at Chillicothe Herrnstein Field

Region 22

1 Maria Stein Marion Local (10-1) vs. 5 West Liberty-Salem (9-2) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field

2 Mechanicsburg (11-0) vs. 3 Delphos Jefferson (10-1) at Sidney Memorial Stadium

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

Home Team listed first.

Region 23

1 Warren John F. Kennedy (10-1) vs. 4 Toronto (10-1) at Austintown-Fitch Greenwood Chevrolet Falcon Stadium

2 Mogadore (10-1) vs. 3 Norwalk St. Paul (10-1) at Medina Ken Dukes Stadium

Region 24

1 McComb (10-1) vs. 4 Leipsic (6-5) at Findlay Donnell Stadium

7 Tiffin Calvert (6-5) vs. 3 Lucas (9-1) at First National Bank Field at Bellevue Athletic Facility

Region 25

1 Danville (11-0) vs. 4 Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (9-2) at Westerville Central Warhawk Field

2 Caldwell (10-1) vs. 3 Glouster Trimble (9-2) at Zanesville Maysville Athletic Complex

Region 26

1 Minster (9-2) vs. 4 DeGraff Riverside (10-1) at Sidney Memorial Stadium

7 Sidney Lehman Catholic (7-4) vs. 3 Fort Recovery (9-2) at Lima Spartan Stadium

A group of Versailles defenders tackle a Minster ball carrier during a football game on Sept. 25 in Versailles. Minster is one of four Midwest Athletic Conference football teams still remaining in the Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs. Three Greater Western Ohio Conference teams also remain in the playoffs.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/11/web1_Minster-WEB.jpgA group of Versailles defenders tackle a Minster ball carrier during a football game on Sept. 25 in Versailles. Minster is one of four Midwest Athletic Conference football teams still remaining in the Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs. Three Greater Western Ohio Conference teams also remain in the playoffs. 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.