(6-5-19) The 2019 OHSAA Football Division Breakdowns were released yesterday, still to be determined will be the regional assignments.

The big winner in this year’s divisional changes looks to be MAC powerhouse Marion Local. It looks like an early Christmas present for Coach Tim Goodwin.

The Flyers move down from D VI to D VII.  They get out at an opportune time. Why? Two MAC powerhouses from 2018 the Minster Wildcats move up from D VII to D VI, along with Anna who is moving down from D V to D VI.

It is the first time since competitive balance that the five Mercer County MAC members are not in the same division.

Marion Local (drops to Division VII)
Minster (moves up to VI)
Anna (moves down to VI)

Versailles (V)

Coldwater (VI)
Fort Recovery (VI)
Parkway (VI)
St. Henry (VI)

New Bremen (VII)
Delphos St. John’s (VII)

The WBL sees three changes in divisions, the one that catches your eye is St. Marys moving up from D IV to D III after a solid tournament run in D IV.  O-G moves up from D V to to D IV, while Bath moves down from D IV to DV.

D III — Celina, Defiance, Elida, Shawnee, St. Marys and Wapakoneta. (St. Marys moves up)
D IV — Kenton, Van Wert, Ottawa-Glandorf (O-G moves up from D5 to D4)
D V — Bath (Down from D4 to D5)

OHSAA Release

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced the football divisional assignments for the upcoming 2019 season. The OHSAA Board of Directors met Monday and approved the divisional breakdowns.

The specific region assignments within each division will be announced next week, along with the 2019 football playoffs format. The state championship games return to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton December 5-7.

The 2019 football divisional breakdowns are posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/Sports-Tournaments/Football/Football-2019

Overall Numbers – All Divisions
7 Moved up a Division due to Competitive Balance (CB)
55 Moved up a Division due to EMIS (enrollment) numbers (or through a combination of EMIS plus CB)
18 Moved up due to EMIS, down due to Competitive Balance (CB) but net result is the same Division as 2018
14 Moved down a Division due to Competitive Balance (CB) 
47 Moved down a Division due to EMIS (enrollment) numbers 
30 Moved down due to EMIS, up due to Competitive Balance (CB) but net result is same Division as 2018
3 Did not participate in 2018, no effect on divisional alignment