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(11-12-17) Thanks to the OHSAA’s new competitive balance plan Marion Local and Coldwater will be playing this Friday night in the OHSAA High School Football Playoffs Region 24 Finals game. Have they ever played each other in the playoffs? Not that we could find checking all the way back to 2004, so this is a ‘blue moon’ type of moment.
The winner will get the opportunity to move on to the next step in the playoffs and win a D VI football championship.
REGION 24: Midwest Athletic Conference regular season rematch. Marion Local beat Coldwater 13-7 in week 3.
(OHSAA Newsletter) The Division VI, Region 24 final will be played between Midwest Athletic Conference schools and perennial state powers Maria Stein Marion Local and Coldwater. These two programs have combined for 140 playoff wins and 15 state championships all-time, 11 of those titles coming since 2007. Both schools have made nine final four appearances in the last 10 years with Marion Local missing in 2010 and Coldwater missing in 2008.
Division VI – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17
Region 21: 1 Rootstown (12-0) vs. 3 Kirtland (12-0) at Solon Stewart Field
Region 22: 1 Liberty-Benton (11-1) vs. 6 Jeromesville Hillsdale (9-3) at Tiffin Frost-Kalnow Stadium
Region 23: 1 Nelsonville-York (12-0) vs. 3 Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant (11-1) at Jackson Holzer Field at Alumni Stadium
Region 24: 4 Coldwater (9-3) vs. 2 Marion Local (12-0) at Sidney Memorial Stadium
Marion Local has the longest current consecutive game winning streak in Ohio with 24 in a row. Their last loss? You guessed it to Coldwater in 2016 on September 9th 17-14.
Presently the longest US win streak is held by Kimberly (Wisc) with 69 in a row and they play for another state title on Friday (vs. Sun Prairie) and a chance to win #70 in a row.
Longest US Current Consecutive Winning Streaks
- 1. Kimberly (Wis.) — 69
- 2. Soldotna (Alaska) — 59
- 3. Bishop Guilfoyle (Altoona, Pa.) — 58
- 4. Wagoner (Okla.) — 48
- 5. Lama (Missouri) – 47
- 6. Cartersville (Ga) – 41
The Flyers are the defending D VI champions, while Coldwater ended last season as the D V State runner-up.
Four other defending state champs are still playing, two of them have moved up a division, Columbus Bishop Hartley to D III and Archbishop Hoban to D II.
Only two defending champions will not be playing this week, Canton Central Catholic (who beat Coldwater in the title game last year) and Warren JFK (who beat Minster in the state final game).
2016 OHSAA State Champions –
Still in the 2017 Playoff, playing in Regional Finals
- Div. I: Cincinnati St. Xavier
- Div. II: Cincinnati La Salle
- Div. IV: Columbus Bishop Hartley (2017 in D III)
- Div. VI: Marion Local
- Div. III: Akron Archbishop Hoban (2017 in D II)
Not playing in a Regional Final
- Div. V: Canton Central Catholic
- Div. VII: Warren John F. Kennedy
Another MAC Regional Final Match-Up
REGION 28: Midwest Athletic Conference regular season rematch. Minster beat Delphos St. John’s 41-14 in week 3
(OHSAA Newsletter) Also from the MAC, Minster and Delphos St. John’s will meet in the Division VII, Region 28 final. The two schools have combined for 81 playoff wins and eight state championships all-time.
Division VII – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17
Region 25: 1 Dalton (12-0) vs. 2 Cuyahoga Heights (10-1) at North Canton Hoover Memorial Stadium
Region 26: 1 Norwalk St. Paul (12-0) vs. 3 Pandora-Gilboa (10-2) at Clyde Robert J. Bishop Jr. Stadium
Region 27: 1 Danville (11-1) vs. 6 Hannibal River (8-4) at Zanesville Maysville Athletic Complex
Region 28: 4 Minster (8-4) vs. 3 Delphos St. John’s (8-4) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field