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OHSAA announces the Divisions II-VII state football semifinal bracket pairings

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Nov 03, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday afternoon the state football semifinal bracket pairings for Divisions II-VII.

Those state semifinal games will be played Nov. 13-14. The OHSAA will select neutral sites for those Divisions II-VII state semifinals on Sunday.

Division II State Semifinals – Friday, Nov. 13, 7 pm

Home team listed first. Sites announced Sunday, Nov. 8

Region 6 vs. Region 5

Region 7 vs. Region 8

State Championship Game: Nov. 20 or 21 at Fortress Obetz

Division II Regional Finals – Friday, Nov. 6. Pairings shown with regional seed. Home team listed first.

Region 5: 1 Akron Archbishop Hoban vs. 3 Hudson

Region 6: 1 Avon vs. 3 Avon Lake

Region 7: 1 Massillon Perry vs. 2 Massillon Washington

Region 8: 1 Cincinnati Winton Woods vs. 2. Cincinnati La Salle

Division III State Semifinals – Friday, Nov. 13, 7 pm

Home team listed first. Sites announced Sunday, Nov. 8

Region 11 vs. Region 12

Region 10 vs. Region 9

State Championship Game: Nov. 20 or Nov. 21 at Fortress Obetz

Division III Regional Finals – Friday, Nov. 6. Pairings shown with regional seed. Home team listed first.

Region 9: 1 Chardon vs. 3. Canfield

Region 10: 1 Tiffin Columbian vs. 6. Parma Heights Holy Name

Region 11: 1 Columbus St. Francis DeSales vs. 2. Columbus Bishop Hartley

Region 12: 4 Hamilton Ross vs. 6. Kettering Archbishop Alter

Division IV State Semifinals – Saturday, Nov. 14, 7 pm

Home team listed first. Sites announced Sunday, Nov. 8

Region 13 vs. Region 15

Region 14 vs. Region 16

State Championship Game: Nov. 21 or 22 at Fortress Obetz

Division IV Regional Finals – Saturday, Nov. 7. Pairings shown with regional seed. Home team listed first unless otherwise noted.

Region 13: 6. Youngstown Ursuline vs. 12 Mentor Lake Catholic

Region 14: 2 Shelby vs. 5 Van Wert

Region 15: 1 St. Clairsville vs. 3. Carroll Bloom-Carroll

Region 16: 1 Clarksville Clinton-Massie vs. 3. Cincinnati Wyoming

Division V State Semifinals – Saturday, Nov. 14, 7 PM

Division V Pairings and sites announced Sunday, Nov. 8

State Championship Game: Nov. 21 or 22 at Fortress Obetz

Division V Regional Finals – Saturday, Nov. 7. Pairings shown with regional seed. Home team listed first unless otherwise noted.

Region 17: 1 Kirtland vs. 2 Canfield South Range at Mentor High School

Region 18: 2 Tontogany Otsego vs. 5 Pemberville Eastwood

Region 19: 1 Ironton vs. 2 West Lafayette Ridgewood

Region 20: 1 St. Bernard Roger Bacon vs. 7. Springfield Shawnee

Division VI State Semifinals – Saturday, Nov. 14, 7 PM

Home team listed first. Sites announced Sunday, Nov. 8

Region 23 vs. Region 21

Region 24 vs. Region 22

State Championship Game: Nov. 21 or 22 at Fortress Obetz

Division VI Regional Finals – Saturday, Nov. 7. Pairings shown with regional seed. Home team listed first.

Region 21: 1 New Middletown Springfield 3 Creston Norwayne

Region 22: 3 Sherwood Fairview vs. 4 Columbus Grove at Defiance High School

Region 23: 1 Beverly Fort Frye vs. 3 Proctorville Fairland

Region 24: 1 Coldwater vs. 2 Mechanicsburg

Division VII State Semifinals – Friday, Nov. 13, 7 PM

Home team listed first. Sites announced Sunday, Nov. 8

Region 25 vs. Region 27

Region 26 vs. Region 28

State Championship Game: Nov. 20 or 21 at Fortress Obetz

Division VII Regional Finals – Friday, Nov. 6. Pairings shown with regional seed. Home team listed first.

Region 25: 1 Warren John F. Kennedy vs. 2 Lucas

Region 26: 1 Lima Central Catholic vs. 6 Bascom Hopewell-Loudon

Region 27: 5 Newark Catholic vs. 7 Shadyside

Region 28: 1 Maria Stein Marion Local vs. 3 New Bremen

Regional seeds, records or rankings do not factor into the state semifinal bracket pairings. The brackets are not predetermined because they are based primarily on geography of the competing schools to keep travel time to a minimum.

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This weekend is the Division I state semifinals and the Divisions II-VII regional finals.

The OHSAA announced Monday the state football finals this month will be at Fortress Obetz, a multi-purpose sports complex located in Obetz on the southeast side of Columbus.

This season is the first time since 2016 the state football finals will be held in Central Ohio.

The football state championship games were held at Ohio Stadium in Columbus from 2014-2016 before moving to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton from 2017-2019.