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(Editor’s NoteThanks to OHSAA for material that was used in this posting)

Week two of the OHSAA State Football Playoffs will feature some Stateline area rematches, Coldwater vs St. Henry and St. Marys vs. Van Wert. This time both games will be on a neutral field.

First Round Success

Three schools continued their success rate in the first round of the playoffs. St. Henry has been in the playoffs 17 times and is now 17-0 in first-round playoff games. Cincinnati Colerain is now 20-0 in the first round, although one of its first-round games (1995) was later forfeited. Since 1998, Coldwater is 21-0 in the first-round of the playoffs (22-2 all-time in the first round).


There are three games in which the opponents are less than 10 miles apart, including Coldwater vs. St. Henry (5 miles, Div. VI, Region 24), Leipsic vs. McComb (11 miles, Div. VII, Region 26) and Fort Loramie vs. Lehman Catholic (11 miles, Div. VII, Region 28).

Ranked Teams

All 70 teams that were ranked in the Final Associated Press state poll qualified for the playoffs and they went 59-11 in the first round of the playoffs. Higher seeds (home teams) went 82-30 in the first round of the playoffs last week. No. 1 seeds went 26-2, No. 2 seeds went 20-8, No. 3 seeds went 21-7 and No. 4 seeds went 15-13. The two No. 8 seeds to win at No. 1 seeds included Division III, Region 10, Rocky River (defeated Clyde 27-17) and Division VII, Region 26, Leipsic (defeated Sycamore Mohawk 40-14).

The Schedule

The first four rounds of the playoffs, all games will kick off at 7 PM. Neutral sites are selected by the OHSAA.Division I, II, III and VI games will be on Fridays. Division IV, V  and VII games will be on Saturdays.

Round Two

Region 12
1 Kettering Archbishop Alter (10-1) vs. 5 Hamilton Badin (8-3) at Middletown Barnitz Stadium
2 Wapakoneta (10-1) vs. 3 Middletown Bishop Fenwick (9-2) at Piqua Alexander Stadium

*NOTE – Wapakoneta is the only public school represented in Region 14

Region 14
1 Bellville Clear Fork (11-0) vs. 4 Lorain Clearview (10-1) at Wooster Follis Field
2 St. Marys Memorial (10-1) vs. 3 Van Wert (9-2) at Lima Spartan Stadium

First meeting – WOSN TV You Tube Video

Region 24
1 Coldwater (9-2) vs. 5 St. Henry (9-2) at Sidney Memorial Stadium
2 Lima Central Catholic (9-1) vs. 3 Marion Local (10-1) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field

First meeting – WOSN TV You Tube Video

*NOTE – Three MAC teams are a part of Region 24

Region 28
1 Fort Loramie (10-1) vs. 5 Lehman Catholic (8-3) at Piqua Alexander Stadium
2 Convoy Crestview (10-1) vs. 3 Minster (8-3) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field