COLUMBUS – Two Greater Western Ohio Conference teams and four Midwest Athletic Conference teams remain as the Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoffs enter week three.
The lone team from the GWOC to lose this past week was Springboro, who lost 52-21 to fellow GWOC member Wayne.
Wayne, the third seed in Division II Region 2, will continue its postseason journey in the regional semifinals at 7 p.m. Saturday against second seeded Hilliard Davidson at Dayton Welcome Stadium. Davidson is coming off a 17-10 win against Upper Arlington.
The GWOC’s other remaining playoff team is Trotwood-Madison, who beat Tippecanoe 33-19 in the second round of the playoffs. The third seeded Rams now will play top seeded Wapakoneta in the Division III Region 10 regional final at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lima Spartan Stadium. Undefeated Wapak is coming off a 12-7 win against Mount Healthy.
The MAC remains undefeated in the playoffs this year, but that will change this weekend as Fort Recovery and Minster meet in the Division VII Region 26 regional final at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sidney Memorial Stadium.
Top seeded Minster is coming off a 21-6 win against Riverside while third seeded Fort Recovery is coming off a 20-3 victory against Lehman Catholic. The two MAC teams met in week seven of the regular season, which Minster won 14-12.
MAC member Coldwater beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 44-14 in the regional semifinals. Now the third seeded Cavaliers will play top seeded Brookville in the Division V Region 18 regional final at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Piqua Alexander Stadium, Purk Field. The undefeated Blue Devils beat Greeneview 49-7 last week.
MAC member Marion Local enters the Division VI Region 22 regional finals coming off a 34-0 win against West Liberty-Salem. Now the top seeded Flyers will play second seeded Mechanicsburg at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bellefontaine AcuSport Stadium. Undefeated Mechanicsburg is coming off a 42-12 win against Delphos Jefferson.
For more information on the OHSAA playoffs, visit the organization’s website at ohsaa.org.
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