High school football: OHSAA announces second-round pairings

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With 14 Cincinnati-area high school football teams still alive in the Ohio playoffs, the focus turns to the regional semifinals this week.

Five games involve matchups between two area teams Friday night at neutral locations.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association officially announced the second-round pairings Sunday afternoon.

Home teams (higher seeds) went 83-29 and 26 of the 33 undefeated teams advanced across Ohio during the first round Nov. 3.

Of the five teams in the state that qualified for the playoffs for the first time, two have advanced to the second round, including Middletown Madison (Div. V, Region 20). Madison is making its first postseason appearance since the school opened in 1960.

Of the 18 teams that won their final regular season to jump into the top 8 of their region and qualify for the playoffs, three have advanced to the second round, including New Richmond (Div. III, Region 12).

In Division I, Region 4, St. Xavier (10-1) – the reigning state champion – plays Sycamore (9-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mason’s Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium.

The game is a rematch of the 2016 regional final in which the Bombers defeated the Aviators 35-28 in overtime at Hamilton.

The other Division I regional semifinal includes Colerain (9-2) versus Mason (9-2) at Princeton. The two Greater Miami Conference programs will play for the second time this season. Colerain defeated visiting Mason 36-10 Sept. 29.

In Division II, Region 8, La Salle (9-2) plays Sidney (10-1) at Miamisburg. The Lancers, the No. 1 seed in Region 8, are the reigning three-time state champions.

Winton Woods (10-1) plays Anderson (10-1) in the other regional semifinal. That game will be played at Lakota West.

SEE our coverage of last Friday's games

In Division III, Region 12, New Richmond (9-2) plays Chaminade Julienne (8-3) at Monroe. The winner of that game plays either Trotwood-Madison or Dayton Dunbar in the regional final.

In Division IV, Region 16, Wyoming (11-0) plays Indian Hill (9-2) at Withrow. The Cincinnati Hills League rivals meet for the second time in three weeks. Wyoming defeated visiting Indian Hill 31-24 Oct. 27.

Clinton-Massie (10-1) plays Valley View (11-0) at Beavercreek in the other regional semifinal.

In Division V, Region 20, Reading (8-3) plays West Jefferson (10-0) at Xenia. Reading was the only No. 8 seed to defeat a No. 1 in Ohio in the first round.

Middletown Madison (9-2) plays Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (8-2) at Lakota East.

2017 OHSAA Football Regional Semifinal Pairings

Pairings are shown with seeds and current records.

The home team is listed first. All games played on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

 

Division I – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

Region 1

1 Cle. St. Ignatius (10-1) vs. 4 Euclid (9-2) at Bedford Bearcat Stadium

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

 

Region 2

1 Tol. Whitmer (11-0) vs. 5 Lewis Center Olentangy (8-3) at Tiffin Frost-Kalnow Stadium

2 Powell Olentangy Liberty (9-2) vs. 6 Gahanna Lincoln (7-4) at Westerville North Jim McCann Stadium

 

Region 3

1 Centerville (10-1) vs. 5 Pickerington North (9-2) at Springfield Evans Stadium

2 Hilliard Bradley (11-0) vs. 3 Pickerington Central (10-1) at Cols. St. Francis DeSales Alumni Stadium

 

Region 4

1 Cin. St. Xavier (10-1) vs. 4 Cin. Sycamore (9-2) at Mason Dwire Field, Atrium Stadium

2 Cin. Colerain (9-2) vs. 3 Mason (9-2) at Cin. Princeton Mancusco Viking Stadium

 

Division II – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

Region 5

1 Akron Archbishop Hoban (10-1) vs. 4 Lyndhurst Brush (9-2) at Macedonia Nordonia Boliantz Stadium

2 Barberton (11-0) vs. 3 Bedford (10-1) at Ravenna Gilcrest Field at Portage Community Bank Stadium

 

Region 6

1 Avon (11-0) vs. 4 Medina Highland (9-2) at Strongsville Pat Catan Stadium

2 Wadsworth (11-0) vs. 3 Olmsted Falls (10-1) at Brunswick Auto Mart Stadium

 

Region 7

1 Cols. Walnut Ridge (9-1) vs. 5 New Albany (7-4) at Westerville South Wildcat Stadium

2 Massillon Washington (8-3) vs. 6 Ashland (9-2) at Wooster Follis Field

 

Region 8

1 Cin. La Salle (9-2) vs. 4 Sidney (10-1) at Miamisburg Holland Field

2 Cin. Winton Woods (10-1) vs. 3 Cin. Anderson (10-1) at Lakota West Firebird Field

 

Division III – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

Region 9

1 Canfield (11-0) vs. 4 Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (9-2) at Warren G. Harding Mollenkopf Stadium

7 Tallmadge (8-3) vs. 6 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (8-3) at Richfield Revere Joe Papano Stadium

 

Region 10

1 Tol. Central Catholic (9-2) vs. 5 Clyde (9-2) at Oregon Clay Memorial Stadium

2 Bay Village Bay (11-0) vs. 3 Parma Padua Franciscan (9-2) at North Royalton Serpentini Chevy Stadium/Gibson Field

 

Region 11

1 Bellefontaine (10-1) vs. 5 Dresden Tri-Valley (10-1) at Westerville Central Warhawk Field

2 Cols. Independence (9-1) vs. 3 Cols. Bishop Hartley (10-1) at Hilliard Darby Stadium

 

Region 12

1 Trotwood-Madison (11-0) vs. 5 Day. Dunbar (8-3) at Vandalia Butler Memorial Field at Good Samaritan Athletic Complex

7 Day. Chaminade Julienne (8-3) vs. 6 New Richmond (9-2) at Monroe Hornet Stadium

 

Division IV – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

Region 13

1 Steubenville (11-0) vs. 5 Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (7-4) at Salem Reilly Stadium

2 Perry (11-0) vs. 6 Girard (10-1) at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium

 

Region 14

1 Bellville Clear Fork (11-0) vs. 5 Bellevue (8-3) at Mansfield Arlin Stadium

2 Shelby (11-0) vs. 3 St. Marys Memorial (10-1) at Marion Harding Ohio Health Field at Harding Stadium

 

Region 15

1 Newark Licking Valley (11-0) vs. 5 New Concord John Glenn (9-2) at Zanesville Sulsberger Stadium

7 Duncan Falls Philo (8-3) vs. 3 Gnaddenhutten Indian Valley (11-0) at Byesville Meadowbrook Eugene Capers Field

 

Region 16

1 Germantown Valley View (11-0) vs. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (10-1) at Beavercreek Frank Zink Field at Miami Valley Hospital Stadium

2 Cin. Wyoming (11-0) vs. 6 Cin. Indian Hill (9-2) at Cin. Withrow Angus King Stadium

 

Division V – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

Region 17

1 Canfield South Range (11-0) vs. 4 Akron Manchester (9-2) at Louisville Leopard Stadium

7 Wickliffe (8-3) vs. 3 Sullivan Black River (10-1) at North Ridgeville Ranger Stadium

 

Region 18

1 Pemberville Eastwood (11-0) vs. 5 Tontogany Otsego (9-2) at Millbury Lake Community Stadium

2 Marion Pleasant (9-1) vs. 3 Archbold (9-2) at Findlay Donnell Stadium

 

Region 19

1 Wheelersburg (11-0) vs. 5 Gahanna Cols. Academy (9-2) at Chillicothe Herrnstein Field

2 Portsmouth West (10-1) vs. 3 Johnstown-Monroe (9-2) at Chillicothe Zane Trace Athletic Facility

 

Region 20

8 Cin. Reading (8-3) vs. 5 West Jefferson (10-0) at Xenia Doug Adams Stadium

2 Middletown Madison (9-2) vs. 3 Cin. Hills Christian Academy (8-2) at Liberty Twp. Lakota East High School

 

Division VI – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

Region 21

1 Rootstown (11-0) vs. 4 Creston Norwayne (10-1) at Green Memorial Stadium

2 Mogadore (9-1) vs. 3 Kirtland (11-0) at Solon Stewart Stadium

 

Region 22

1 Findlay Liberty-Benton (10-1) vs. 4 Hicksville (9-2) at Defiance Fred Brown Athletic Complex

7 Carey (8-3) vs. 6 Jeromesville Hillsdale (8-3) at Marengo Highland Fishburn Field at Covrett Stadium

 

Region 23

1 Nelsonville-York (11-0) vs. 4 Beverly Fort Frye (10-1) at New Lexington Jim Rockwell Stadium

2 Chillicothe Southeastern (11-0) vs. 3 Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant (10-1) at Lucasville Valley Indians Stadium

 

Region 24

1 Lima Central Catholic (10-1) vs. 4 Coldwater (8-3) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field

2 Maria Stein Marion Local (11-0) vs. 3 Spencerville (9-2) at Piqua Alexander Stadium

 

Division VII – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

Region 25

1 Dalton (11-0) vs. 4 Windham (9-2) at North Canton Hoover Memorial Stadium

2 Cuyahoga Heights (9-1) vs. 3 East Canton (9-2) at Medina Ken Dukes Stadium

 

Region 26

1 Norwalk St. Paul (11-0) vs. 5 Tiffin Calvert (8-3) at Fremont Ross Don Paul Stadium

2 McComb (9-2) vs. 3 Pandora-Gilboa (9-2) at Napoleon Charles Buckenmeyer Stadium

 

Region 27

1 Danville (10-1) vs. 5 Glouster Trimble (9-2) at Newark Paul “Hoss” Starr Stadium at White Field

7 Portsmouth Sciotoville Community (9-2) vs. Hannibal River (7-4) at The Plains Athens R. Basil Rutter Field

 

Region 28

1 Convoy Crestview (10-1) vs. 4 Minster (7-4) at Lima Spartan Stadium

2 Sidney Lehman Catholic (10-1) vs. 3 Delphos St. John’s (7-4) at Harrod Allen East Goodwin Field

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